Farran Smith Nehme
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For 250 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Farran Smith Nehme's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 About Elly
Lowest review score: 0 No One Lives
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 250
250 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Breakup at a Wedding works, because Quinaz has come up with a concept that lets him skewer directorial pretension alongside wedding hysteria.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    In short, the crows are pests, but the movie shows them great affection, as do the humans who discuss the ways they must accommodate the crows. After a while it is impossible not to admire the birds’ intelligence and resilience, and see that perhaps it’s the other way around: The crows are the ones putting up with us.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Darci Picoult’s script renders all of these characters, if not always sympathetically, humanly and fully.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The closing subtitle says that no one was ever prosecuted for this madness. The pure-archive approach leaves a taste of despair; civic governance, it seems, can’t even promise not to kill you.
    • 67 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The way the tightrope works is vague, but what the exercise shows is straightforward and marvelous.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Omar eventually becomes a sun-scorched neo-noir — and the fade-out is an unforgettable jolter.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    There are so many echoes of “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” that it starts to feel like a barely disguised sequel. But those reminders, and the rather trite journey-of-self plot, are just decoration. This tender film works to remind us of how much we still love Deneuve, and succeeds in scene after scene.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    John Maloof’s documentary has an opening both apt and witty: Talking heads, one after the other, struck dumb by the mystery at hand.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    A remarkable attempt to portray what might turn soccer-playing boys into fanatical murderers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Directors Matthew Pond and Kirk Marcolina wisely keep this unrepentant charmer, in her 80s during filming, on-camera, save for when they’re interviewing fascinated writers and fed-up prosecutors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Swift and often compelling, it’s also blessedly unbiased.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    In Devos’ hard-charging performance, she’s also fascinating, and that’s all a film requires.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The movie reveals some of the most stunning landscape cinematography imaginable, while everyone on the isolated ship waxes philosophical — as who would not?

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