For 23 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Julia Cooper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Beach Rats
Lowest review score: 25 The Last Word
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
23 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Julia Cooper
    The Divine Order plays up the fun of feminist empowerment with its anthems (You Don't Own Me, Respect), and lightens the tension with a modern-woman makeover for Nora.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Julia Cooper
    Floating in between the dramatic and the campy, Novitiate doesn’t tell a straightforward story of love and sacrifice, of faith and its crises. Betts’s film is ritualistic and enthralling, with a complex feminism woven into its cloth, and it’s something of a blessing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Julia Cooper
    Beach Rats stands on its own merits as one of the boldest, most original films of the year. It does that incredible thing of making you miss it before it's even over, like fireworks that turn to smoke before you're ready.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Julia Cooper
    Home Again is a tight, witty script from a first-time director with a long list of hits ahead of her – and, of course, the golden age of Hollywood dynasties lighting her way.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Julia Cooper
    Tulip Fever is a film a-swirl in what-ifs and what-could-have-beens. The years-long anticipation of its arrival has only heightened the stakes for what is – and what maybe always would have been – a harmless historical romp through some flowers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Julia Cooper
    The movie, which banks on the popularity of the rest of the series rather than concern itself with details such as motive, doesn’t add up to much. Annabelle: Creation is a series of slowly opened doors and close-ups of a truly ugly doll whose makeup must have been done in the dark by a deranged artist similarly possessed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Julia Cooper
    There is no raunchier, more raucous, filthy and truly crass movie out this summer than Girls Trip – and I loved every minute of it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Julia Cooper
    The Beguiled is Coppola’s bloodiest, most visceral movie to date, and it is also one of her best.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Julia Cooper
    No character goes unscathed in this brutally violent movie, but Amirpour is especially careless with her black subjects – a painful misstep in an otherwise clear-eyed, unflinching critique of American despotism.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Julia Cooper
    Engrossing and not too sugar-sweet, Meghie’s movie is slightly paranoid, surprisingly fantastical and superb at translating the overwhelming stupor of first love with big, bold shots and a banging soundtrack.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Julia Cooper
    Gould’s excellent documentary captures this elasticity, stretching the spectator to consider why bearing witness to a life collectively is so very worth the trouble.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Julia Cooper
    Unforgettable presents a surprisingly conservative view of mental illness, one that would feel more at home in the pearl-clutching milieu of Leave it to Beaver rather than modern day SoCal.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Julia Cooper
    I hope that in the name of her decades-spanning career and six Academy Award nominations (plus one win), we might do MacLaine the small courtesy of forgetting that this pedestrian and dull comedy ever happened.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Julia Cooper
    It goes without saying that the American public’s relationship to the NSA has changed dramatically since the first xXx movie in 2002 – a sea change that this film seeks to play up – but the script, written by F. Scott Frazier, doesn’t quite know what to do with its critique of the NSA’s unchecked power.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Julia Cooper
    Antibirth follows in the tradition of "Alien," "Prometheus" and "Rosemary’s Baby" rejoicing in an abject fear of childbirth. Lovers of horror will likely be into this fertile homage and will appreciate Perez’s new takes on horror’s tried-and-true tropes and plot twists.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Julia Cooper
    Mottola’s film is the unfortunate result of too much talent met with a clunky script – and the movie crumples under the weight of the cast’s star power.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Julia Cooper
    So despite the conventionalism of the film’s final minutes, I’d like to raise a glass of Chardonnay and toast Bridget Jones’s Baby on its (mostly) hilarious, and long-anticipated, homecoming.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Julia Cooper
    Although all these actors prove the shrewd casting choices of Bad Moms, it is Hahn who makes this unassuming summer blockbuster something close to stellar.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Julia Cooper
    Despite its $20-million budget, Me Before You is cheap; and just like a person who has more money than he knows what to do with, this film equates wealth with value and vulnerability with death.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Julia Cooper
    Clumsy and erratic, Lolo is a slapdash comedy of errors that slips on its own banana peel but gets few laughs.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Julia Cooper
    Trapero reveals the ways in which truth can be much stranger, more tragic and confused, than fiction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Julia Cooper
    This film is many things at once: It is didactic but ambitious, affecting but satirical, absurd but also poignant.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Julia Cooper
    Try as I might, I cannnot activate your interest in this bloated excuse for a movie.

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