Farran Smith Nehme
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For 249 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Farran Smith Nehme's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 About Elly
Lowest review score: 0 No One Lives
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 249
249 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    The plot is predictable, as complications line up like jets awaiting takeoff. Even the camera work is predictable: The attractive-girl's-scary-boyfriend-suddenly-pops-up shot; the morning-after, face-in-the-pillow shot.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    What you get instead of soccer is almost two hours of late-stage syphilis.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Allegiance works better as a way of reminding us who does the fighting in this age of outsourcing than it does as a human drama.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    The director has cited "Inglourious Basterds" as paving the way for his own movie; but for all his boldness, Quentin Tarantino avoided the camps altogether. My Best Enemy shows the camps only briefly, but once it does, it becomes both too much, and not enough. Once you see even a long shot of such a place, the impulse to find humor in much of anything is gone.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Part of the limp-rag ambience is due to Talt, who seems to be channeling Sarah Jessica Parker — which, unsurprisingly, does not work. Mostly it’s due to the script, which fails to meet the major romantic-comedy requirement of being clever about keeping lovers apart. All by itself, “The hero is kind of a drip” doesn’t cut it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    The result is like an hour and a half listening to someone bellyache about her landlord.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    The last topic is the hook for audience members not related to Gregory or Kleine, but just as insight appears, back we go to Kleine's tediously selfreferential narration.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Give director Paul Borghese credit for daring in giving his movie a title that evokes Sergio Leone’s two most famous epics. The trouble with doing that, of course, is that you better be prepared to deliver a movie on the same level.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    The best compensation for sitting through this silliness is Alice Taglioni as the primary cop.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Here’s a movie that will test the limits of your ability to watch other people having a good time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Big Star’s fans are so passionate that this film may well please some of them, but as for myself, I already knew their music was genius. By the end, I was muttering at every critic and musician and record producer, “Guys, tell me something I don’t know.”
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Copperhead has a more accurate period look, but dramatically it’s inert.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    This morbid, cruel movie seems leached of all things that might inadvertently give viewers pleasure.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Now, here’s the trilogy’s second installment, in which the jolly Austrian makes it clear that women of a certain age do not have his permission to overdo it with religion, either.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    There are some bright one-liners in the beginning, but the comedy/drama mix is an uneasy one, especially considering the shabby way the film treats McKenna, as a tart who’s just there to improve some yuppie sex lives.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    It’s all terribly talky and low-energy; that wonderful noirish title, it turns out, was just a front for a history lecture.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Consistently stale but not altogether unpleasant.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Colin Firth plays a real-life investigator whom the script renders as noble as Atticus Finch. Reese Witherspoon does haunting work as a victim’s mom. But the stately pace and the faultless art direction add to the impression that truth was not only stranger, but more dramatic.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    The real unflinching truth is that an average newspaper reporter can do a more artful, compassionate job with a drug-war story than this movie does.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Full of appealing actors mugging like crazy, it’s got amusing moments, but the overstuffed visuals suffocate real emotion.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film is full of baffling choices, like the EKG machine that beeps for the first 40 minutes, so loud and so maddening that the great words barely register. Mumblecore is not a good look for Ibsen.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Despite the blazing guns, this script is not so tough.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Farran Smith Nehme
    Clip hurts your eyes, but if it’s supposed to hurt your heart, it misses the mark.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Farran Smith Nehme
    It’s not a documentary, it isn’t entertainment, and aside from Chung’s intelligent, dignified performance, this sure as heck isn’t art.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Farran Smith Nehme
    Seidl sternly rejects nuance. All the women are crude and insensitive, all the men are desperate and exploited. Despite copious full-frontal nudity, it’s an unrelievedly puritanical and didactic film.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Farran Smith Nehme
    Eckhart’s another matter. He’s adequate, but there is something about his raspy voice and WASPy body language that’s more in tune with being the bad guy at the board meeting than the hero racing through the train station.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Farran Smith Nehme
    It is a remarkably unattractive-looking movie. I don’t know when people voted that the seasick look of an iPhone video is now a desirable style.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Farran Smith Nehme
    Set in the drab suburbs of Paris, The Stroller Strategy doesn’t even offer pretty backdrops.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Farran Smith Nehme
    First Comes Love seems punishingly long. It’s no more visually arresting than anybody else’s home movies, and the film’s creator fails to connect her subset of Manhattan privilege to anyone or anything other than herself.

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