Rafael Motamayor

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For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rafael Motamayor's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 78
Highest review score: 98 Roma
Lowest review score: 55 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 85 Rafael Motamayor
    A Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a richly textured, highly evocative story of love, lust and longing, and thanks to exceptional direction and remarkable, talented actors it’s a work to be cherished.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Rafael Motamayor
    Tom McCarthy gives us a film that serves for a fun family movie night, complete with important lessons, deadpan humor, and, well, a polar bear.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Rafael Motamayor
    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile has some interesting ideas about how little we know the people we love, and about the power of a celebrity cult status. But no matter how good Zac Efron’s performance as Ted Bundy is, this is the tamest way to explore such a complex and interesting story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 62 Rafael Motamayor
    Under the Silver Lake never finds a reason for being as weird as it is, making for a confusing and frustrating experience despite its hypnotic visuals and great score.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Rafael Motamayor
    Does The Man Who Killed Don Quixote live up to the anticipation built by a nearly 30 year-long wait? Probably not. Is it still a film worth seeing, with something to say about following your dreams and being a filmmaker, with meta commentary about its own production? It’s hard not to say yes, if only to witness a man’s decades-long obsession finally bear fruit.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Rafael Motamayor
    Overlord may not be the Call of Duty: Zombies movie you were expecting, but it is a damn entertaining film about the horror of war, and the thrills of a zombie invasion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 57 Rafael Motamayor
    Hold the Dark is a beautiful-looking bore.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 82 Rafael Motamayor
    With Apostle, Gareth Evans has proven he can not only master action films with stunning choreography, but he can also deliver a bone-chilling folk horror tale rich in mythology and shocking in violence. Apostle owes a lot to classic folk horror films, but Evans manages to make his film feel fresh and gripping enough to satisfy even the most blood-thirsty horror fan.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Rafael Motamayor
    The exploration of political upheaval, class and gender inequalities make this an important film, but the fact that it always remains grounded in its personal story makes Roma a compelling and emotional film, shot masterfully by a veteran director who finally created his masterpiece.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Rafael Motamayor
    Jonah Hill's impressive directorial debut Mid90s is full of heart, fun and a sense of longing to belong somewhere.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rafael Motamayor
    The Front Runner is too afraid to take a side in its central debate, but a strong ensemble cast and interesting ideas about accountability and newsworthiness make this a timely and thought-provoking film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Rafael Motamayor
    A stunning cinematic achievement that celebrates one of humanity’s biggest triumphs (and mourns the tragedies that happened leading up to it), yet it never loses sight of its personal and small-scale story about a man going to work.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Rafael Motamayor
    A refreshing take of this classic showbiz rise and fall tale, with updated character work, fantastic performances by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and a soundtrack that will be stuck in your head for days.

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