James Greenberg

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For 44 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

James Greenberg's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Starting Out in the Evening
Lowest review score: 30 The Hawk Is Dying
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
44 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    The arc and uplift of the story might be familiar, but thanks to DaSilva’s magnetism and skillful direction, this is way more than a conventional weeper.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    Williams is to be commended not only for his filmmaking skill, but also for pulling back the curtain on a most disturbing situation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 James Greenberg
    A riveting firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution presented with remarkable immediacy and filmmaking skill.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 James Greenberg
    Because Cutie and Boxer resists easy sentimentality, its view of life and love is all the more powerful.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 James Greenberg
    This is clearly not a film made for everyone, but for a fortunate few, it will feel like a cleansing in nature.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 James Greenberg
    Not so much blasphemous as just outrageous for the hell of it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 James Greenberg
    Cleverly put together by writer-director Matthew Bate, the film takes a bizarre, cult folktale and turns it into a picture that is more provocative than entertaining.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    Liz Garbus' documentary tells the compelling and powerful story of the late chess prodigy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 James Greenberg
    This is a film that should be seen by anyone who wants to learn where we've come from as a nation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    Overall this is an impressive debut from a filmmaker with something to say and the talent to say it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    The Last Mountain makes a powerful case against the coal mining industry in West Virginia. Films like this are largely preaching to the choir -- opponents are unlikely to go near it. But its importance cannot be underestimated.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 James Greenberg
    An effectively emotional look at the power of music therapy to trigger memories lost after brain surgery.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 James Greenberg
    Designed to make you laugh and squirm, Lovers of Hate does more of the latter.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 James Greenberg
    Great material, but the film never catches fire.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 James Greenberg
    Foulkrod's film is not about taking a political side, though it is clear she is strongly opposed to the war in Iraq. Her focus instead is on the dehumanizing of eager young men and their transformation into killing machines.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 James Greenberg
    That the film doesn't rise above the formulaic is a particular disappointment as these stunningly brave Rescue Swimmers deserve a film as daring as they are.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 James Greenberg
    What starts out seeming like a poor man's Woody Allen morphs into something closer to an American version of "Scenes From a Marriage."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    An incredibly powerful story of renewal, commitment and the resiliency of the human spirit, this is a movie that should attract a large theatrical audience, and no one will go home disappointed.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 James Greenberg
    Loaded with obtuse symbolism, the film is not only hard to understand, it isn't much fun trying to figure it out.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    The film has enormous charm and zero pretense.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    The only misstep Jun makes, and it's hard to fault him given the budget, is the mediocre and at times heavy-handed use of music. Still, it's an unqualified success from the heartland.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 James Greenberg
    More dumb than funny.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    Powered by two first-rate performances, Jorge Gaggero's debut feature is full of psychological nuance and keen social observation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 James Greenberg
    The film and the controversy should generate interest at the boxoffice, but it's more a story about media manipulation and parental responsibility than art.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 James Greenberg
    Succeeds so beautifully because of a compelling story, great acting, intelligent writing and sensitive direction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 James Greenberg
    Not only is the film a powerful historical record and a warning for future generations, it is an essential reminder to people, including many in Japan today, who might deny that this massacre ever occurred. As such, Nanking honors the highest calling of documentary filmmaking.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 James Greenberg
    Chock full of wonderful lines delivered by a splendid cast, the film toys with the conventions and mostly transcends the limitations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 James Greenberg
    Engrossing and well-researched documentary.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 James Greenberg
    A Very British Gangster is not only Noonan's story but a profile of a community dealing with poverty and drugs, and seeing no way out. In a sense, Noonan and his cronies are born into a life of crime.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 James Greenberg
    For all of its access and exposure, American Teen seems skin-deep. It's well shot, with good production values and lots of cool music. But it's fun and facile in much the same way reality TV is.

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