Marsha McCreadie

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For 12 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marsha McCreadie's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 80 Hannah Arendt
Lowest review score: 40 Arthur Newman
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
12 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Marsha McCreadie
    Guggenheim may not be news to the art world, but for the rest of us the film might stir wishful nostalgia for a breakthrough time in cultural history.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Marsha McCreadie
    If your vegan stomach and ethics do flip-flops at this spectacle, pull back for the cultural comparisons.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Marsha McCreadie
    [Loach] and his longtime scriptwriter Paul Laverty combed Irish history to find a figure you might see as Loach's intellectual double; maybe this accounts for some of the speechifying dialogue as various political positions are explained, jarring at times in a film of action shots and escaping out windows.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Marsha McCreadie
    Traditional coming-of-age films like A Borrowed Identity don't often come from Israel, which is one of the film's points.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Marsha McCreadie
    Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), simultaneously poignant and powerful as Vera Brittain, the writer who fought her way into Oxford then chucked that to go to the front as a nurse, gives another indelible performance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Marsha McCreadie
    To play Marie today, Améris found the non-actor Ariana Rivoire at the Institute for the Deaf. And Rivoire is a revelation — showing what it's like to be in, and then break out of, a world of total darkness and silence.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Marsha McCreadie
    Married-in-real-life screenwriters Liz Flahive (Nurse Jackie) and Jeff Cox (Blades of Glory) can do poignant (not tossing family memorabilia) and clever (connecting Skype, hairspray, and stepparents), though the humor is intermittent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Marsha McCreadie
    Interior scenes focus theater-like on the dining room table-as-vortex: Threats and insults whip about, but, finally, so do forays of friendship.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Marsha McCreadie
    The film is so unabashed in showing the place of passion in a bourgeois world, how a missed connection can screw up a life forever, that plot implausibilities are forgiven.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Marsha McCreadie
    The writer-philosopher Hannah Arendt is brought to life by a mesmerizing Barbara Sukowa in Margarethe von Trotta's film.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Marsha McCreadie
    Fun and frothy, a fan's mash note.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Marsha McCreadie
    Fun for a bit, things soon turn silly.

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