For 172 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marta Barber's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Metropolis (re-release)
Lowest review score: 25 In Praise of Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 172
172 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    The Situation is written by Wendell Steavenson, a reporter who served in Iraq, as a work of fiction. Its best quality is that the situation in Iraq appears to be sadly realistic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Brutal and devastating.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Despite its flaws, The Gatekeeper will keep you engaged.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    Despite its entertaining and insightful dialogue, can also be a bore.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Marta Barber
    One shallow film, that quickly returns to where it started: Zero.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Though all actors are up to the challenge, it is the plot that makes The Inheritance shine.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    A captivating documentary.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Will leave you taking sides, whether or not that was the film's intent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    In House of Sand, shifting sands are not a cliché; they provide the essential emotional and visual elements that make this film memorable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    May disappoint those who expect a more traditional Chinese setting. But, despite its modern look, this is far from being a Western film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    If you like guessing games, don't miss it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Enlightening documentary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    It is pretty convincing in its argument that China has every intention of destroying the culture of Tibetans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A film more psychological than passionate, more mental than emotional.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Marta Barber
    It's all very sweet, but the film goes in too many directions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    A brilliant film by Lynne Ramsay.
    • Miami Herald
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    There are many nuances to My Mother's Smile, not all of them evenly told. Yet even when the conversations sound absurd, the film never fails to captivate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Marta Barber
    Sharp, witty and decidedly different.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Marta Barber
    What you come to see are the strokes of a visual master. You will not be disappointed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    It is a stunning work that captures with elegance -- and touches of lyricism -- the challenge of finding the man through the artist.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Farmanara bears his soul, and his honesty permeates this work as strongly as the smell of camphor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Touching.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    May not offer anything new, but in its well-tested premise, you can't fail to be seduced.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Cynics may not fall for its melodrama, but Riding Alone is good for everyone else, including children.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Listening to O'Reilly, Anne Coulter and others vilify Franken -- and vice versa -- is part of the dialogue that makes America great.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    It is a treat to see Sharif back on the screen and Boulanger is a pleasure to watch. They make Monsieur Ibrahim better than it is.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Bergman's debut feature is tender yet disturbing, sad yet at times funny.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    Even the graceful ending, one that lifts the film a notch, is startling. But at the very least, His Secret Life will leave you thinking.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Marta Barber
    The cast of renegades is as appealing as ever, and you'd only wish that the fictional folks of "Friends" or the cast of "Real World" were so free and nonjudgmental.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Marta Barber
    Never stops having its dark fun.

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