For 74 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nathan Lee's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 90 Next Day Air
Lowest review score: 0 Harold
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 74
  2. Negative: 14 out of 74
74 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Directed by Erik Nelson, Dreams recalls the career of a runty young geek who evolved into a world-famous artist -- and ladies' man.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Mr. Pettyfer is no Sean Connery, no Roger Moore, no Pierce Brosnan, no Timothy Dalton and no George Lazenby even, but the director, Geoffrey Sax, compensates for his zero of a hero by indulging the exceedingly amused and amusing supporting cast.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Inoffensive if uninspired.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Despite its empty head and arduous length, Flyboys is ever so nice, in the manner of a Norman Rockwell illustration. The director, Tony Bill, may not be a philosopher but he is a gentleman, moving things along with a tidy, well-mannered hand. In another context, such politesse might feel tonic. Given the state of things, it’s nearly toxic.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    The Doorman, is simply too distracted to hit the comedic bull's-eye. Whatever the case, his movie gets a chuckle or two but mostly will tickle insiders.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    What makes this one different? Absolutely nothing. (Sure, it's based on a true story, but I mean come on, whatever.)
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    As multimillion-dollar frivolities about the pets of the ruling class go, Chihuahua is reasonably diverting. As one that happens to be opening in the middle of an economic meltdown, its mere existence feels utterly insane.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Mindlessly repeats the archetypal "Chainsaw" scenario.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Isn't a movie so much as a devotional object, a kind of secular fetish designed to induce rapture.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Never quite shakes off its aura of second-rate made-for-TV movie, Save Me has a lot of heart but little nerve and no surprise.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Either way, it doesn’t quite go far enough as psychological study or cultural commentary.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    The fixation of independent movies on the arrested development of bourgeois dullards may have less to do with the relevance of the topic than the class of people who get to make movies. Whatever the case, James Burke directs from a screenplay by Brent Boyd.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    An overall sense that the movie was infinitely more fun to make than it is to watch.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    As a mechanical thrill ride, The Clone Wars has an uncluttered look and furious pace that make it more or less as satisfying as its wildly overdesigned predecessors.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Tells a colorful if conventional tale of dysfunctional Americans abroad. The misadventures of Jake and Oliver play off against the conflicted sympathies of the locals, who simultaneously resent, enjoy, prosper from and exploit the tourist scene.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Perhaps because the music is so good, with its purity of tone and dazzling rhythmic precision, the flaws of the surrounding movie become all the more obvious.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    It's all good clean fun; the movie is well intentioned to a blandly feminist fault. Just as burlesque loses most of its oomph when put on video -- no art is more dependent on the intimacy of live performance -- self-esteem trips are less compelling to hear about than to experience firsthand.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Lee
    Mr. Hernández doesn't always grab what he's reaching for -- his talent soars untethered by discipline -- but the thrust of his effort lights up the sky.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    Cheap shots and mean spirits abound, as do celebrity cameos (James Woods, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, Kelsey Grammer). But it's the laziness of the writing that most offends.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    A genuine labor of love -- and a real bore.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    A tossed-off comedy from Adam Sandler's production company that makes one long for the comparative genius of "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    Though Mr. Rose can't be blamed for waxing nostalgic, he can't much expect us to care about so fawning and self-serving a document.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    The problem with the movie is that James and Mattie exhibit little but shallow, infantile neurosis, with next to no hint of a complex -- or even legible -- inner life.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    For all its rhetorical whimsy and hipster dressings, (500) Days of Summer is a thoroughly conservative affair, as culturally and romantically status quo as any Jennifer Aniston vehicle.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    The film dithers along with Leonardo, whose self-involved tedium -- and the movie's -- is occasionally interrupted by fantasy sequences.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    Co-starring as Rome, the ringleader with "intimacy issues," Robert Patrick appears to be enjoying himself. That makes one of us.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    It is perverse that a movie concerned with objectification would reduce its hero to an object.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    Feels destined to please a campy coterie of fans and no one else.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    Reunion overflows with catharsis -- at least for those on screen. This may not be quite the moment to solicit our sympathy for self-absorbed beneficiaries of Ivy League privilege.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Nathan Lee
    Diverting enough as a series of music videos, Dark Streets strikes postures in place of drama.

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