For 102 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ian Nathan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Gravity
Lowest review score: 20 Village of the Damned
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 102
  2. Negative: 1 out of 102
102 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    The sugar level is positively diabetic, but the whole aura of warmth and cuddliness is hard to resist.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    What saves the movie is its relaxed sense of self-awareness. Reynolds all but winks at the audience with his collection of Dick Dastardly sneaks and dodges, but holds onto that winning, hangdog warmth that got him to the top of the pile in the seventies.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    A flawed work held together by Alwyn’s tender presence.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Willow is not without its charms - the effects are more than special, the set-pieces suitably epic but it just doesn't fulfill the promise of certain other fantasy films.
    • Empire
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    There's no question it's stunningly mounted, and Wasikowska makes a much stronger Jane than Alice, but the romance is overripe and the climax underdone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    With so many films adapted from novels, it's nice to see cinema paying homage to unheralded greats of literature like Sebald. While this one often struggles to do justice to his sense of grandeur and poetry, it'll be manna for fans of the German's work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    For all its chilled intelligence and topical ambition this is a bloodless adaptation, but worth seeing for Hoffman’s deft and ghostly presence.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Connery has a ball with great stunts, snappy dialogue and a bevy of typically Bondish beauties.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Del Toro is giving scope to a boyhood lust for mayhem, the multi-million-dollar equivalent of kicking over sandcastles and torturing insects. There is something infectiously juvenile in that.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Very hit and miss and not a patch on the first spoof but when a joke strikes home it'll have you going for a while.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    The Net entertains but is unlikely to hang around on the cerebral hard disk for too long.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Hitchcock for dummies: brisk, jolly, well-played but oversimplified.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Despite moody flashbacks to the Nazi takeover, Hirschbiegel draws a blank. Elser remains an enigma, a great what-if whose German torturers cannot comprehend acted alone.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Lavish and sporadically powerful, Jolie's POW biopic may have just enough gravity to entice the Academy, but struggles to bring truth to an unbelievable truth.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Buffeted by a lack of suspense, threadbare characters, and a very poor script, the stunning visuals, gloopy madness, and sterling Fassbenderiness can't prevent Prometheus feeling like Alien's poor relation.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    An uneven mix of impressively executed, violent clichés about good ol' boys defending the American right to flout the law.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Unpretentious, warm, at times hilarious, it's hard to find a bad word to say about Crocodile Dundee.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    A persuasive, warts-and-bolts depiction of warfare from the guts of a tank yoked to an overwrought, sub-Private Ryan account of innocence under fire — so a hit and a miss.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Charming in that neurotically adorable way Charles Schulz established over many years, this is a fond continuation of the Snoopyverse.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    Weightless, but not without its enchantments, this is Woody Allen coasting. But where better to coast than the loveliest coast of all?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    It’s juvenilia, straight-up goofballing, but there is a tittering innocence at work here.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ian Nathan
    This no-brainer is fine if all you're after a bit of escapism, but don't look for anything deeper than that.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Ian Nathan
    The jingoism is blindingly awful, but by the time of the showdown, the film has descended into an unaware parody of itself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Ian Nathan
    Bond meets Star Wars in one of the series' sillier outings.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Ian Nathan
    About the dumbest movie Clint Eastwood ever put his name to.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Ian Nathan
    Good intentions, vivid setting and TLJ on top form do not make up for a lack of anything truly compelling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Ian Nathan
    As earnestly as they have tried to continue the formerly excellent spy series, everything Gilroy and crew concoct only serves to mock the excellence and passion with which Greengrass delivered his films.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Ian Nathan
    As a light family sports feel-good this works but don't look for anything more.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Ian Nathan
    Largely devoid of any charm or intelligence that made other Apes films entertaining, this one should be buried in the Forbidden Zone.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Ian Nathan
    This has some very, very funny bits...interspersed with a very slight film.

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