For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Zoe Margolis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 The Wife
Lowest review score: 60 Green Book
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Zoe Margolis
    Throughout Long Day’s Journey into Night, there is reference to a spell which makes a house spin, and in many ways, the technical accomplishment (cinematographer David Chizallet) of the second half puts the viewer under a spell of joy: this smooth-flowing dreaminess combined with the mystery of the first half makes for a sensuous, visually stunning, eerie tale, and it is compelling viewing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Zoe Margolis
    With quite a simple plot, it’s not a particularly challenging or unpredictable storyline, but it’s elevated by great performances, refreshingly dry humour, bold cinematography by Stefan Duscio, and a vibrant original score by François Tétaz.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Zoe Margolis
    It’s refreshing to see a character with Down Syndrome treated with depth and intelligence, in control of their own story and not being patronised. Gottsagen is truly a shining light, bringing a strong, wonderfully rich performance -and brilliant comic timing- as Zak to the film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Zoe Margolis
    A hugely accomplished debut, and an innovative approach to filmmaking, Cummings will be one to watch for sure.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Zoe Margolis
    Even with admirable acting, and such a crowd-pleasing, inspirational story, Green Book essentially feels like civil-rights lip-service for a white audience, and given the background to the script, it’s a disappointing portrayal of historical systemic racism, whilst ignoring its continuation in modern-day America.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Zoe Margolis
    By showing that self-worth and acceptance of one’s faults are to be valued, DuVernay has shown how empowerment can come from changing your own outlook, and perhaps adults as well as kids will be able to take something positive from this movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Zoe Margolis
    Tinge Krishnan’s Been So Long is a musical delight of heart-warming songs, sardonic British humour, and fantastic performances.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Zoe Margolis
    Close’s performance here surely must finally provide her with the Oscar she has deserved for so many years; the suppressed resentment which slowly builds up on her face steadily throughout the film is a masterclass in screen acting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Zoe Margolis
    Weighed down by existential questions, Lucky carries the burden of life’s unanswered questions on his sun-lined face; it’s a fearless portrayal of someone facing the finality of their life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Zoe Margolis
    Overall this is a remarkable debut from Elba, and it makes for an engaging, captivating watch.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 60 Zoe Margolis
    Where The Happytime Murders excels is in its humour, because it’s very, very funny. But more than that, it’s filthy. Utterly, gloriously, unapologetically, deeply, darkly, sexually filthy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Zoe Margolis
    The performances by the lead cast are exceptional, and alongside a rich script, and Kokotajlo’s almost philosophical directorial approach, Apostasy is an incredibly moving drama offering an authentic glimpse into the Jehovah’s Witness community.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Zoe Margolis
    Hotel Artemis is a bold, loud, ambitious film, far cleverer than the bog-standard summer blockbuster fare, and with sharp humour and driving suspense it makes this pulpy-sci fi thriller a very fun watch.

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