Lawrence Garcia

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For 17 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lawrence Garcia's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 91 Asako I & II
Lowest review score: 42 Unbroken: Path to Redemption
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
17 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Lawrence Garcia
    Ultimately, At War isn’t able to offer much more than gradual escalation of intensity. Even before the war is over, it’s hard not to withdraw.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Garcia
    What’s crucial is that although Ray & Liz certainly moves like a memory play, the director has chosen to recreate events that he himself could not have experienced.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 58 Lawrence Garcia
    The documentary’s scope is so vast, and its subject so dense, that it ends up skimping on details that a lengthy written article would likely lay out more clearly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Lawrence Garcia
    This is a film that, through its deceptively mellow means, manages to plumb the depths of what it truly means to love amid the uncertainties of self, others, and everything else besides.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Lawrence Garcia
    What’s most fascinating about Grass is the way Hong modulates the film’s atmosphere, gradually transforming its banal beginnings into something genuinely haunting and unresolved.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 58 Lawrence Garcia
    In all this, there remains a purposeful if haphazardly realized design. As Diane’s relatives and friends continue to fall away with the passage of time, Jones intensifies the film’s discombobulating rhythms, taking Diane from hard-edged physicality to a more interiorized, subtly dreamlike haze.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Lawrence Garcia
    Unsurprisingly, the results aren’t pretty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Garcia
    What distinguishes the film is Allah’s superb eye and talent for portraiture.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Lawrence Garcia
    Sorry Angel doesn’t always make you feel the weight of its presence—but as any good romance should, it makes you feel the sting of its absence.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 67 Lawrence Garcia
    At its best, The Wild Pear Tree captures not just the feeling, but also the process of coming to terms with one’s place in society — and that, if nothing else, requires patience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Lawrence Garcia
    Poised somewhere between despondency and hope, its conclusion suggests that, unable to see pure goodness even when it’s right before our eyes, we unwittingly snuff it out. Yet that goodness will endure — and it will outlast us.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 67 Lawrence Garcia
    Perhaps Four Sisters is best considered a parting gesture from Lanzmann, ensuring that, in his body of work at least, these four “sisters” should endure as more than just a footnote.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Lawrence Garcia
    This is rich material, sharply developed. It’s also touchingly optimistic about man’s capacity for incremental change.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Lawrence Garcia
    For all of the effort invested in limning the specific contours of Jared’s struggle, Boy Erased stops just short of its core.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 58 Lawrence Garcia
    From moment to moment, the direction is unimpeachably competent, but its surface elegance masks a core hollowness.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 42 Lawrence Garcia
    Unbroken: Path To Redemption ultimately preaches forgiveness—a message that, in and of itself, is unobjectionable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 58 Lawrence Garcia
    Unlike Sean Baker, who grounded his "Florida Project" in a firm but never condescending viewpoint on the milieu, Zagar seems to lack a coherent directorial perspective on Torres’ story; he mistakes vérité-style handheld and frequent close-ups (mostly captured with wide-angle lenses) for genuine intimacy and engagement.

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