Farran Smith Nehme

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For 324 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Farran Smith Nehme's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Leviathan
Lowest review score: 0 Sirius
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 324
324 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The result — directed by Rufus Norris and setting words collected by Alecky Blythe against music by Adam Cork — is mesmerizing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Archival footage is combined with somewhat affected-looking re-enactments, but the film achieves its purpose: to remind us that we still have thousands of bombs, and neither they — nor we — have gotten that much smarter.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Garrel’s ideas on both are pretty old-fashioned. But he wraps it up with a pleasurable O. Henry-like twist, and a moment of what feels suspiciously like true love.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Not everyone will be in tune with the movie's sick sense of humor, although it's sometimes hilarious.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film thwarts any pat expectations you might glean from the town's bad economy and these checkered backgrounds. The teenagers are refreshingly gentle and clean-living; they don't drink, they don't swear and they certainly aren't having sex. All three are religious, a fact that is neither emphasized nor underplayed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Given that the opening shot shows the heroine on the toilet, what a nice surprise to find that this is a pure love story, told with elegance and simplicity on a low budget.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The adventurous souls who stick with it, however, will find head-spinning images and a cumulative impact that does, in fact, amount to a story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Pigeon, in its deadpan, hyper-composed way, is often paralyzingly funny, and there is compassion for the gray-faced souls wandering through it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Omar eventually becomes a sun-scorched neo-noir — and the fade-out is an unforgettable jolter.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Making elegant use of the austere landscape and the rugged features of star Jérémie Renier, the film shows how these doggedly practical and nonspiritual men cope with the eerie events, the cause of which is hinted at but never fully explained.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    As pure comedy, it’s a hoot.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    It’s an entertaining melodrama of the old school that plays out with the clockwork inevitability of a “Columbo” episode.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    A Touch of Sin is by no means subtle, but it is composed with a passion and sinuous grace that makes it far more effective than many other sincere message movies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Lanzmann, for his part, begins the interview with a sharp, probing manner; by the end, the filmmaker’s questions and body language are conveying something altogether different.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Frankel has a fine eye for telling detail, and the result, while sentimental, is as irresistible as the dessert cart.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    In Devos’ hard-charging performance, she’s also fascinating, and that’s all a film requires.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Less tiring than a three-hour tramp through the halls, and considerably less expensive than a plane ticket, National Gallery gives the feeling of having seen everything there is to see.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The Nees lean toward the rat-a-tat comedy of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” presumably knowing they can’t match the profundity of “Huckleberry Finn.” (Who could?)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film shows how quiet exteriors can mask deep interior lives, and how art feeds those lives. The view of art is richly intellectual, sometimes enthralling. But I confess, I liked Museum Hours best for answering a question I’ve always had: What is that guard thinking?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    This is mostly a sad and bloody tale, as the Panthers are decimated first by the machinations of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, and then by dissension in their own ranks.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Farhadi brings keen discernment to this unraveling marriage, and a third-act revelation packs a wallop.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Halle Berry’s latest vehicle is old-fashioned as a leisure suit, but better-looking and a lot more fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film’s reckoning, when it comes, is fully as heartbreaking as it should be.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The way the tightrope works is vague, but what the exercise shows is straightforward and marvelous.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    It’s a wispy movie that does not end so much as peter out, and it could have benefited from a little more humor and a little less heinous male behavior. Miller and Farahani, though — both sometimes used previously as decoration — give strong performances as women bonding over their delight in both movement and their own beauty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The young, novice actors are charming, but they haven’t completely mastered the art of natural-sounding dialogue.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    In a way, this marvelous movie does show that the Mekons have declined, because they’ve become the one thing punk rockers never ever want to be: lovable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The Soviet era is more interesting than the NHL years, but still, the film is entertaining even for ardent nonfans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The movie doesn’t rise above its music-doc formula of photo, clip, talking head. But for fans — like me — it’s a heartfelt, engrossing tribute.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Hoogendijk ends the movie just before the museum reopens; but her last, soaring image is a stirring vision of what made all the agita worthwhile.

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