Geoff Berkshire

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For 143 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Geoff Berkshire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Columbus
Lowest review score: 10 The Ultimate Life
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 143
  2. Negative: 39 out of 143
143 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    For most of its running time, Relic feels more like a chamber piece than a full-fledged horror outing, but a nail-biting third act ups the ante.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    What the Pierce brothers lack in flavorful storytelling or compelling characters, they almost entirely make up for in good old-fashioned atmosphere and suspense. The Wretched rarely surprises, but it’s well-crafted enough to get under your skin anyway, with an able assist from the creepy camerawork of cinematographer Conor Murphy and unsettling score by Devin Burrows.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    In supporting roles of varying importance, Masterson, Sasha Lane and Hannah Marks do enough to suggest the film would have been better off giving them more. But Daniel Isn’t Real remains a two-man show, and Robbins and Schwarzenegger are an odd couple worth believing in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Greener Grass is a movie that’s not only immediately destined for cult status — it’s the rare movie that truly earns it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    It's all very strange and more than a bit silly, but somehow — even as characters travel halfway around the world — the plot never journeys anywhere that surprising.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    Paquin, in one of her strongest performances since The Piano, and especially Grainger (best known for a substantial résumé of British television) shoulder the film’s dramatic burdens with grace and ease. They’re a pleasure to watch. But the unassumingly square and overly familiar film simply isn’t the buzzworthy vehicle their work deserves.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    Eerie and haunting without ever being outright scary, Don't Leave Home is different enough from current trends in horror to be of at least some interest to hardcore genre buffs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Matt Smith (sporting a jarring Midwest American accent) and Natalie Dormer (sounding like she stepped directly off the set of “Game of Thrones”) inject what little life there is in Patient Zero, a post-apocalyptic pandemic movie that's more grade-Z than “World War Z.”
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    The ensuing abundant gore is simultaneously gleeful and nonsensical as the filmmakers rope in so many monsters — from seductive vampires to routine zombies to killer clowns — the entire movie becomes literal overkill.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    By the time the film reaches a third act low on logic and heavy on exploding heads, it's clear that "Hover" never had the right parts to take flight.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    What emerges is a nuanced, if somewhat undernourished, portrait of the poorest inhabitants of the richest country in the world.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Sidney Hall strings its audience along on a tedious journey that runs out of steam long before reaching an embarrassingly overwrought finale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    With the gripping appeal of a great epic novel, Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos’ documentary spans three decades of diligent work on the frontlines of global health crises to prove, in moving detail, the difference dedicated professionals can make in seemingly hopeless situations.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Even if the low-budget execution is uneven at times, there’s enough snap to the filmmaking, and enough raw power in the premise, to make for solid B-movie excitement.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Geoff Berkshire
    The hypnotically paced drama carried by the serendipitous odd-couple pairing of John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson is lovely and tender, marking Kogonada as an auteur to watch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Even if first-time writer-director Wayne Roberts is sympathetic to the plight he’s chosen for the protagonist, his film never burrows deep enough under her skin to make the string of miserable scenarios connect in a meaningful way.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The part may be tailor-made for Simmons’ no-nonsense persona, and his performance reliably rock solid, but the bland execution of director Gavin Wiesen and the uninspired scripting of Seth Owen have no comic zing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    Even as some of the supporting players and subplots veer toward caricature, the family dynamics at the film’s center remain entirely relatable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    Without any fuss, Lipitz has made a film deeply rooted in intergenerational relationships between women.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    A promising and impressively self-assured debut for 23-year-old filmmaker Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, As You Are is crafted with the confidence and skill of a veteran, but also the youthful eye of someone not far removed from his protagonists.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Rather than milking the outre premise for broad comedy, everyone involved strives to keep the characters and situations grounded and warm.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    First-time writer-director (and also star) Michelle Morgan brings just enough specificity, and a surprisingly sharp eye, to make the film an interesting calling card for future work.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon mine their personal history for laughs, heartache, and hard-earned insight in The Big Sick, a film that’s by turns romantic, rueful, and hilarious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Writer-director Jim Strouse (“Grace Is Gone,” “The Winning Season”) places Williams at the center of a thoroughly conventional indie narrative — trusting his star’s sensibility to freshen up otherwise stale scenarios. Fortunately, Williams delivers on every count.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Even with a bona fide icon at its center, The Comedian doesn’t dig deep enough to add anything substantial to the subgenre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    An unusual movie like Buster’s Mal Heart demands an unusual star, and Rami Malek proves an ideal fit for Sarah Adina Smith’s sophomore feature.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The performers are mostly out to sea without a paddle trying to make sense of hateful characters, but Trimbur at least shows some comic spark and strikes a few sympathetic notes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    After an hour or so spent establishing characters worth caring about, the narrative starts to devolve, and the more the film circles back to the mythology of “Ouija,” the sillier it gets. Much like the characters at its center, this prequel can’t outrun the ghosts of its past.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Even a prickly pro like Sutherland can’t do anything to elevate a hokey self-help lecture disguised as family entertainment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    The film’s strongest assets are undoubtedly its actors.

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