Farran Smith Nehme
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For 214 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Farran Smith Nehme's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Amour
Lowest review score: 0 Sirius
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 214
214 movie reviews
    • 89 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    It’s a film heavily dependent on tone and atmosphere for its charm, the budding relationship shown through things like a lovely twilight bike ride down a hill to the shops below.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The bright palette of Reality is an obvious way to underline the hero’s unraveling, but it looks good, and it works.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The young, novice actors are charming, but they haven’t completely mastered the art of natural-sounding dialogue.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    For a long while, director Benjamin Epps goes for breakneck farce; at its best, this is a batty mixture of family-values editorial and teen spoof.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film is built from moving, frank interviews with survivors from two families who hid, speaking over and around extensive re-enactments. Passages from the memoir of one family matriarch, Esther Stermer, in many ways the heroine of the tale, also are used as narration.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    It’s a sympathetic portrait of an artist whose heart lay more with new work than old glories, right up to the end.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    For those willing to lock into Reygadas’ mad wavelength, the beauty is worth the puzzlement.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The Wall winds up as a captivating fable, an end-times scenario that’s more about the survival of the spirit than the body.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    It’s a truly interesting slasher fest; in this one, the heroine gets to be both beauty and beast.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The movie's most exciting when the precision and jaw-dropping nerve of the gang holds center stage.