Amy Nicholson
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For 163 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Nicholson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Overnighters
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 163
  2. Negative: 32 out of 163
163 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    Lone Survivor just reads like a quasi-political exaggeration of a slasher film: the cellphones that don't work, the rescuers just out of reach, the killers chasing our victims through the woods.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    Apatow has drifted further and further from comedy with every film, but This is 40 is the first where he hasn't even bothered to write any jokes. Instead of snappy dialogue, we get lazy exchanges.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    Just because a film holds back the truth doesn't make the truth suspenseful. It merely shortchanges the filmmaker and the audience from exploring what that truth means.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    Labor Day is so self-conscious and phony, it must be the work of a pod person. Humans, film lovers, and fans of Reitman's till-now-flawless filmography: We've gotta fight back.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    Linsanity doesn't—and shouldn't—hide its star's religious beliefs. But the doc should have the courage to explore them.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Nicholson
    Even calling the film a documentary feels deluded.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    The only reason to root for Riddick is that his name is on the ticket stub. But he's so dull and the hunters so weird that we're literally cheering for the movie to kill off its personality, one throat slash at a time.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    Let's not blame Vince Vaughn for this stale cupcake. He's halfway through his Alec Baldwin-like transition from underbaked hunk to charismatic character actor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    The problem isn't that these lustbirds suffer no delusions about their temporary affair. It's that Nichols and screenwriter Mark Hammer can't commit to the cynicism.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Nicholson
    The heavily improvised flick ambles as slowly as a toddler rounding first base. Hopefully, Garlin's next movie bothers to include a plot and jokes, i.e. the essential building blocks of a comedy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    Forget going soft — Ride Along proves Ice Cube's got bigger image problems than kiddie movies and Coors Light commercials.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    Despite the screaming gore, the movie is so rote that it can’t even rouse us for the de rigueur exorcism.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Nicholson
    Director Gary Fleder seems to sometimes suspect Homefront could pass as comedy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Nicholson
    Scott Waugh's moronic flick has multiple personalities — it's the Sibyl of street racing, with a script that doesn't feel so much typed as button-mashed.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    All that's missing from Just Like a Woman, Rachid Bouchareb's salute to "Thelma & Louise," is the quality.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Nicholson
    Can a plane jump a shark when it's already in the air? To Disney, that question is moot. It's so certain that Planes will make a mint in toys, if not in theaters, that it's already slated a sequel for next summer.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    When the head-scratching impossibilities are more irritating than intriguing, does the last-second explanation outweigh the two hours we've spent rolling our eyes?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    In 2014, Men, Women & Children feels like a sermon. It's obvious and mundane, "Chopsticks" pounded on the piano.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Nicholson
    There isn't enough visual beauty to forgive the screenplay's ugliness, but Bay does brave a daring new standard in product placement.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    This TMNT is bigger and emptier, a wasteland of pixels.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Nicholson
    Looking at the obnoxious TV ads for The Smurfs, it's easy to dismiss the film as a shrill, joyless exercise in special effects without substance. It's even easier after actually seeing it.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    We're not sure what director Michelle Danner, who plays Herman's defensive mother in an uncredited role, wants us to get besides a reminder that angry boys act out for a host of half-defined reasons.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    A cardboard cutout of a movie.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Nicholson
    Neither the film, nor the film within the film, hold our attention. Bummer, Keanu.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Nicholson
    It's a goofy, episodic trifle designed to induce swoons among the saccharine who coo every time they see a cute guy, or a baby, or a cute guy holding a baby while watching YouTube videos about how to change a diaper.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Nicholson
    Perhaps Cage flipped a coin before Armstrong called “Action!” and decided to play this role straight. Alas, he has robbed the irony-attuned audiences of their only reason to go.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Nicholson
    If you think three months is an impossible amount of time to write and produce a feature film, well, it is.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 0 Amy Nicholson
    3 Geezers is painful.