Abhimanyu Das
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For 16 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Abhimanyu Das' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 88 Force Majeure
Lowest review score: 12 Son of God
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
16 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Abhimanyu Das
    Its horrors go beyond any single raggedy phantom, reaching back to the primordial fear of death and loss: of a child, of a loved one, of one's own sense of self.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Abhimanyu Das
    It comes down on the essential hollowness of traditional gender roles like the avalanche that proves to be its inciting event.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Abhimanyu Das
    A welcome contrast to the first film's snuff-y atmosphere and general mean-spiritedness, featuring more humor, fewer hateful characters, and occasional twinges of relatable human emotion.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Abhimanyu Das
    Vulgar auteurist Luc Besson finally commits wholeheartedly to his decades-long preoccupation with waifish young women discovering their inner Shiva, spinning the concept out to its most delirious possible extremes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Abhimanyu Das
    The romantic elements are secondary to what is essentially an astute and cleverly written dissection of a co-dependent friendship being gradually eroded by the incremental ravages of age, rivalry, and rapidly diverging personal arcs.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Abhimanyu Das
    An admirable refusal to adhere to any overexposed poverty-porn templates, however, is taken a little too far in the opposite direction, to the point that the film feels self-consciously shapeless.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Abhimanyu Das
    The laziest sort of political cinema, full of straw men and finger-pointing, wrapped up in an awards-friendly bow by its beautiful cinematography and a manipulative world music-y score.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Abhimanyu Das
    There's nothing behind all this sturm und drang but a lineup of insubstantial ciphers, all false fronts and empty words in a pretend world not quite conducive to emotional investment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Abhimanyu Das
    From the opening montage alone, it's clear that Australian director Kieran Darcy-Smith plans to play his cards close to the vest in this maddeningly underwritten thriller/domestic-drama hybrid.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Abhimanyu Das
    What Lumet or Cassavetes often showed with a look, an image, a movement, Canet chooses to tell, and often at length, with the most heavy-handed dialogue imaginable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Abhimanyu Das
    It labors under the illusion that an abundance of Sub Pop memorabilia is adequate substitute for the honest evocation of a creative subculture and the personalities of which it's composed.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Abhimanyu Das
    An accumulation of dread in search of a properly fleshed-out screenplay to sustain it, the film plays like a show reel for writer-director Nicholas McCarthy's considerable craft.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Abhimanyu Das
    It fails as a critique of draconian security states and surveillance culture, moving too fast to properly consider any of the well-worn ideas it glosses over.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Abhimanyu Das
    The material plays out like a particularly busy episode of Sons of Anarchy, possessing a peculiar joylessness that's anathema to the success of films like this.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Abhimanyu Das
    The film is depressing, sub-sitcom fodder that will dull whatever affection you may still harbor for these legendary actors.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Abhimanyu Das
    The film plays for much of its length like a terrible sketch comedy with one-dimensional caricatures shuffling listlessly through a succession of stilted tableaux.

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