Barbara Scharres

Barbara Scharres

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Barbara Scharres's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader,

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Loving (2016)

"It's a well-crafted historical drama that pays minute attention to recreating the period and the couple's personal history, with much dialogue and legal particulars based on documented fact." ‐
Posted May 23, 2016

Personal Shopper (2016)

"Whatever Stewart's shortcomings, writer/director Assayas is the guy who has to stand up and take a bow for this bomb." ‐
Posted May 23, 2016

Youth (2015)

"Sorrentino packs the film with entrancing images." ‐
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Blind Detective (Man Tam) (2013)

"It's about as light-hearted and goofy as they come, but also disorganized, chaotic, and lacking much of the cohesive sense of style and vision that normally characterizes a To film. " ‐
Posted Sep 14, 2013

Like Father, Like Son (2014)

"Kore-eda's plots are simple and direct; one could almost say childlike. It's how the ending is achieved in emotional terms that matters." ‐
Posted Sep 14, 2013

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"The trajectory of life in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" is grounded in the normalcy of the ordinary, and Kechiche depicts love of any persuasion as the stuff of everyday." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2013

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"I can't even think where to start in trying to cut him some slack on "Only Lovers Left Alive," which is a priggish film full of in-group references that will provide a-ha moments for those in the know." ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2013

Le Havre (2011)

"I wanted to cry for joy at this funny and good-hearted film. I would normally be wary of a film that anyone describes as heart-warming but this is the real deal." ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 18, 2011

Amores Perros (2001)

"Solidly engaging, supersized 2000 Mexican drama." ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 8, 2008

Foxy Brown (1974)

"The film is dated, but its mixed message -- and its potential to offend virtually everyone -- still makes it a powerful discussion starter." ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Mar 13, 2007