Amy Nicholson
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For 153 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Nicholson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Blue Ruin
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 153
  2. Negative: 30 out of 153
153 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Nicholson
    This is a curio that demands to be seen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    For all its empathy and equilibrium, The East has nowhere to go after the script backs itself into a corner.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Neither disposable nor a long-lost masterpiece, she might not be loved by all the boys, but she's still worth a Friday night date.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Every bit of it is more advanced: The actors are better, the plot is tighter, the special effects sleeker, the messages more heartfelt. Yet it lacks Verhoeven's bloody, biting scream.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    If only Shepard's movie lived up to his leading man. It's merely a frame for a character portrait, with Shepard's camera screwing our eyes to Law's performance and pasting in supporting actors and situations for no larger purpose than to see his reaction to them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Land Ho! feints toward pathos and perversity, only to decide that it's better off giving us abridged, postcard emotions.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    The confident, female-driven sensuality of Kiss of the Damned anchors this handsome nonsense.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    A serviceable if silly B-movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Like us, the deft and merciless director Daisy von Scherler Mayer ("Party Girl") sides with the girls, and to stack the deck she's hired five tremendous actresses.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Payne's book is more epic and shameless than Gustin Nash's tidy adaptation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    It's dumb and consistently funny.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    The script is ridiculous, the bodies are great and the film skates so long on the line between knowingly bad and bad that by the time the body count hits 100 and the booby count hits 1000, we've lost track of the difference.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    These ladies - even at their weakest - carry themselves with the confidence of winners, and we cling to their strength like a life raft.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Almost as bad as we want it to be, which is to say, it straddles the line between campy and legit without winning over either audience.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt dominates this slight, worth-a-watch dramedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    By poking fun at the cliches, director Gluck thinks he can turn an inevitability into an in-joke. Eh, it'll do.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Director Douglas McGrath's empathy rescues it from the brink of disaster porn - it's so good-hearted and optimistic that a swath of stressed out moms will feel the flick speaks directly to them, which it does.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    The bad news is that if you haven't seen "Thor," "Captain America" and "Iron Man 2" - that's six hours and three minutes of homework - The Avengers won't make sense. The good news is if you're a human under the age of 45, you probably already have.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Won't Back Down makes grand drama of bureaucracy, positioning Gyllenhaal as the knight slaying 400 pages of government paperwork in order to wrest control of her daughter's elementary school. It's rousing - if not thrilling - stuff.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Like James in the ring, it doesn't pack a lot of power, but it comes out swinging and sweats for applause.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    By Jackass standards, Bad Grandpa is benign—it’s neither as fun nor as thrilling as watching Knoxville play tetherball with a beehive.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    Diana is a Lifetime movie in sensible pumps, at once too silly to be taken seriously, yet so self-serious it rarely allows us to giggle.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    The funniest Madea film in a fair stretch... It's also, of course, not good by any definition.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    Of course, the movie doesn't work. But Costner does. No matter now nonsensical and uneven 3 Days to Kill gets, he's miraculously consistent.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    As ever, he has the last laugh. This is How Stella Got Her Groove Back, for the Pop-Tart crowd, a wish-fulfillment weepie that not only narrowly clears Perry's low bar, thanks mostly to McLendon-Covey and Brown, but has already sold the TV sitcom rights to Oprah.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    The raw ingredients of Raid 2 are superb. But the overall effect is gluttonous and queasy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    Johnson doesn't seem to trust her star to unclench and act... In contrast, the rest of the cast, down to the gossipy local bank teller (Christine Lahti), feels electrically human.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    Chef is so charmingly middlebrow that it's exactly the cinematic comfort food it mocks: Favreau has made not a game-changing meal to remember, but a perfect chocolate lava cake.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    Future Past starts fast and never slows down. There's not a line of dialogue that isn't exposition... What fun there is slips in through director Bryan Singer's visuals.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    Alas, the flick can't resist overheating. Paradoxically, when people finally do jump in their cars, curl their fists and grab their guns, we wish they'd retreat to the safety of their monitors.