For 11 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lara Zarum's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Mudbound
Lowest review score: 40 Me Him Her
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
11 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Lara Zarum
    In the end, Cameron Post is a damning indictment of institutional Christianity and adults who make it their mission to tamp down kids’ spirits in the name of God.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Lara Zarum
    By the time Whitney winds to an end, that massive talent feels like a dangerously valuable resource, one that even the people who were supposed to protect Houston couldn’t resist exploiting.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Lara Zarum
    The Tale is a powerful and clear-eyed examination of sexual abuse and the shifting sands of one’s own memories.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Lara Zarum
    Watching this movie is like freebasing sincerity — a scarce resource in our current entertainment hellscape. It’ll give you warm fuzzies for days.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Lara Zarum
    Voiceovers build on top of voiceovers, and we feel as if we’re simply getting to know these people a little better, even while Rees is gesturing toward things to come. The result is a deeply engrossing film — its two-plus hours whiz by — about stumbling one step forward and two steps back toward a more enlightened existence.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Lara Zarum
    A heartfelt coming-of-age story that perfectly captures the bittersweet transition from adolescence to dawning adulthood, Gerwig’s directorial debut is a joy from start to finish, a warm, generous snapshot of teenage vulnerability and exuberance.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Lara Zarum
    The manic sex comedy Me Him Her has an admirably buoyant energy but a murky message and shortage of laughs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Lara Zarum
    Like his onetime mentor Luis Buñuel, Ripstein favors sparse, naturalistic settings populated by pathetic-yet-zany characters and eschews anything that might be considered traditionally beautiful. Instead, he unearths beauty in the mire of his characters' social conditions and in their dedication to each other.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Lara Zarum
    On the surface a typical exercise in horror-film cliché, Body turns out to be a far more thought-provoking creature, a parable of adulthood and a stinging indictment of white-girl privilege.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Lara Zarum
    Christmas, Again is a low hum of a downer, but maybe that's appropriate.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Lara Zarum
    Ultimately, C.K., who always has found his strongest and funniest voice when he’s onstage alone with a microphone, struggles to make the movie cohere — it goes limp, the plot fizzles, and Leslie himself fades out of view, a cloudy figure who never really has to answer to anyone.

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