For 1,018 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nathan Rabin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lowest review score: 0 Chapter 27
Score distribution:
1,018 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    A funny, boozy, ramshackle party.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    In a heartbreaking, scene-stealing performance, Wilkinson plays his bipolar character's manic delirium as a heightened form of awareness, a life-affirming source of moral clarity in a cloudy and corrupt world.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    It's a relentlessly downbeat, well-acted melodrama that's easy to admire, but intentionally impossible to enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Like few of his filmmaking peers, McCarthy understands and respects the power of quiet, and how a whisper can be as explosive as a shout.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Iron Man is the rare comic-book movie that makes the prospect of a sequel seem like a promise instead of a threat.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Ron Perlman returns as the film's loveable title character, a demon gone good who's tough on the outside but tender underneath, with a soft spot for kittens, candy, and babies.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Funny excuses an awful lot, and at its best, Hamlet 2 is nothing short of hilarious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Instead of hitting all the usual beats, Sugar just moseys in a mostly delightful way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Audience reaction to Outrage will depend heavily on how people feel about outing. Dick’s film probably won’t persuade anyone who finds the practice to be a loathsome and intrusive invasion of privacy, but after a relatively dry beginning, the film builds in passion and intensity until attaining a stirring cumulative power.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    O’Horten feels like a waking dream. It's a film of subtle, insinuating charm, a character study about an eminently sane, reasonable man unsteadily navigating an increasingly insane, unreasonable world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Like many social issue documentaries, Food, Inc. is better at addressing problems than offering solutions: its endorsement of organic food in particular feels a little flimsy. Nevertheless, it’s entertaining and fast-moving enough to make audiences intermittently forget they’re consuming cinematic health food.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Cohen no longer has freshness and novelty on his side, but he’s retained the power to shock, offend, provoke, unsettle, and most importantly, entertain a jaded, desensitized public.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    James Brown, B.B. King, and a dazzling array of top African, Afro-Cuban, and African-American talent finally gets its own solo spotlight in Soul Power.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    The four protagonists aren’t about to let something as minor as the complete breakdown of society get in the way of having a good time, and their fun proves infectious.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    With Dad and his last writer-director effort, "Sleeping Dogs Lie," Goldthwait has accomplished the formidable feat of making wry, tender, fundamentally sweet comedies about the human condition that just happen to center on acts of autoerotic asphyxiation and bestiality, respectively. That isn't easy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Sometimes feels like an all-time classic short film stretched to feature length, but it’s blissfully short, and it peaks at the end with a groovy cartoon during the closing credits.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    The film loses some of its grimy verisimilitude toward the end, but it’s nevertheless a surprisingly effective low-budget shocker with a sensibility as current as the latest viral videos, yet rooted in the suggestive, less-is-more atmospherics of Val Lewton.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Is it possible to talk about the fascinating and complex universe of black hair without dealing with race and identity? That’s the question posed by Good Hair.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Crazy Heart could use more rough edges, but while it’s a little too sentimental and tidy, Bridges’ humane, deeply empathetic lead performance makes it easy to root for one man’s redemption.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Lottery Ticket gets far on the strength of its star's charisma and a likeable tone.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Superman argues convincingly that everyone should have the right to a good education, not just folks lucky enough to score winning numbers: It should be a birthright, not a matter of chance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    From an emotional standpoint, it's enormously satisfying, even cathartic to watch Ferguson "nail" some of the rogues behind the economic crisis with the unseemly zeal of Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Chris Morris' corrosive black comedy Four Lions explores the lighter side of jihad. It's a ballsy romp through one of the least lighthearted subjects imaginable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    The film tells such a compelling, expansive story that its unwillingness to plumb its subject's psychological depths feels forgivable, though regrettable.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    The film emerges as a powerful, even shattering look as music's power to unite where it once divided.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Attack The Block turns its modest budget into a virtue by focusing on character, especially the surprisingly charged, complicated dynamic between enemies-turned-allies Whittaker and Boyega.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Everything here is pitched relentlessly toward uplift, but at least that uplift is genuine, the product of one visionary's indomitable will and a musical universe he brought into existence through vision, dedication, and plenty of stubborn hard work.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    The filmmakers throw everything at the audience, literally and metaphorically, and the results are exhilarating rather than exhausting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    Arthur Christmas gets a little sappy toward the end - it is a Christmas movie, after all - but it otherwise strikes just the right combination of naughty and nice, reverent and irrelevant, holiday-sweet and Aardman dry.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 83 Nathan Rabin
    In a timid comic world, Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie feels genuinely dangerous and transgressive: it makes a virtue of going way too far because other comedies don't go far enough.