Farran Smith Nehme
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For 260 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 53% 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 Before Midnight
Lowest review score: 0 No One Lives
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 260
260 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    It only seems plotless. Momentous things happen, one of them tele­graphed in a single heartbreaking shot. The sense of time and place is so intense that Jules’ way of life seems to be disappearing even as we watch him.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    Nuclear Nation is likely to attract those who already oppose such power plants. But supporters should see it, too, if only to hear the opposition’s arguments. The film raises issues that aren’t going away.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    If The Past doesn’t equal the masterpiece that preceded it, it’s still an exceptional film from a man who is clearly one of the best working directors.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    Like Father, Like Son has earned its right to reduce a person to a sobbing wreck.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    Panh’s technique achieves things a conventional documentary could not, as when he pans across dozens of the clay figures jumbled in a box, in a shot that calls up both the toys of childhood, and graves.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    Ida
    Both actresses are extraordinary, but Kulesza — bitter, sarcastic and tragic — carries the movie’s soul.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    This is the sort of movie that gets called “hallucinatory,” but it is strongly grounded in the New York in which 99 percent of us live. Fleischner gets his uncanny effects simply by showing what this city looks like to a child who has a different filter.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film fragments into an emotionally devastating parable about what enforced silence does to an artist.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    The cast is excellent, particularly Timur Magomedgadzhiev as a conscience-stricken co-worker, but it’s Cotillard who’s in nearly every scene. Desperate, downtrodden, but grasping at each shred of hope, Cotillard — who won an Oscar playing Edith Piaf in 2007’s “La Vie en Rose” — carries the whole film.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    As Viviane, Elkabetz is fascinating, wielding an incredible variety of contemptuous looks.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    White God has been compared to “The Birds,” but there are also echoes of “Lassie Come Home” and even “Dirty Harry.” Director Kornél Mundruczó goes big with allegory, violence, drama and sentiment, and the results are riveting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    The heart of Dior and I is with these seamstresses and cutters, artists in their own right.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    Ivo’s farmhouse looks leftover from another century, which gives a timeless feeling, as does the regal bearing of Ulfsak and the dry humor of the script. The film telegraphs its pacifist message early on, but it’s still deeply affecting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    What a trippy delight it is.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    “The past is past. I don’t want to remember . . . the wound is healed,” says Kemat, an Indonesian man who survived the massacre of more than 10,000 people at the Snake River in 1965. As this documentary shows, nothing could be further from the truth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Meier's tight focus on her primary characters pays off: Seydoux brings a strong array of emotions to a highly unsympathetic part. And Klein, whether plugging his ears with cigarette filters or suddenly embracing a woman he barely knows, is heartbreaking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The evidence Jarecki amasses against the drug wars in The House I Live In is more than strong enough to withstand any excess rhetorical zeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Brooklyn Castle is an engaging tale, and the principal is wrong: These kids are much more lovable than the Yankees.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    These elisions give an odd feeling to a film so long in the making. Crewdson's work ultimately begins to seem less enigmatic than he is himself.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The conceit is slight, but Hong's playful structure conceals sharp observations about fantasies, communication, and how foreigners and natives interact.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    A groundbreaking, highly influential film, A Man Vanishes is a fiercely brilliant piece of work, but it's more intellectual challenge than pleasure.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    It's never dull though, and the familiar characters and stock motivations are convincingly put across. And there's always Xu, who's turned to acupuncture to suppress his empathy, as you wait for the inevitable moment when suppressing it won't be enough.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    In addition to the magnificent music, the movie takes its rumpled charm from Fry's unfeigned fanboy manner.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    LUV
    Candis gets some wonderful performances from his impressive cast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film is both elegiac and amazingly retro, like the nature specials that baby boomers were weaned on - although it's not for animal lovers, unless you have a specific grudge against sables. "Happy People" is the title, but it's virtually all men.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    In the poignant, symmetrical end, Touré leaves the idea that the real yearning of these people is for a fair shake in their own home.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Lore is the sort of movie you’d already expect to rip your heart out, but that doesn’t diminish the tragedy when it does arrive.
    • 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.

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