For 1,067 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nathan Rabin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Once
Lowest review score: 0 Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Score distribution:
1,067 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Loaded with smart sight gags and endearing secondary characters, it effectively mixes slapstick splatter and deadpan satire...Pretty damned irresistible.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    When Lightning In A Bottle steps back and simply lets the old-timers ply their trade, the result is consistently riveting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Afterglow gets off to a weak start—and it's occasionally hampered by stilted dialogue and cutesy conceits; Nolte's character is named Lucky Mann—but it is nevertheless a strong, frequently touching film that benefits from a pair of brilliant performances by Nolte and Christie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    In her feature-film debut, writer-director Patty Jenkins combines the gritty, claustrophobic neo-realism of "Dahmer" with the unlikely gutter romanticism of "Boys Don't Cry," creating a haunting portrait of how a person can feel so desperate and hopeless that murdering for a few crumpled bills and maybe a beat-up car can begin to seem like a reasonable option.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    A quirkily funny, startlingly assured comedy-drama.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    It’s a soul-stirring tribute to a man whose vision was too bold and revolutionary for his lifetime, or the convention-bound ways of the music industry, but was ultimately too powerful to be denied.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    A sweet, raucously funny, comic Western that corrects a glaring historical injustice by finally surveying the Old West through the eyes of cows rather than cowboys.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Enduring Love's plot inevitably drifts into “Fatal Attraction” territory, but its wholesale immersion in Craig's deteriorating condition render it a wrenching, uncompromising study of the human mind in freefall.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    The rare popcorn movie that delivers. High-spirited and kinetic, it's the most endearingly goofy low comedy since "How High."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Schnack's sprightly, engaging documentary Gigantic takes a leisurely stroll through TMBG's career, mixing energetic live performances with smartly chosen clips, a few quirky detours, and compelling interviews with the likes of Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell, and Ira Glass.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Ledger is a charismatic, conflicted hero who internalizes his character's shame and anguish to powerful effect. Wes Bentley is similarly strong as Ledger's best friend turned romantic rival, and Kapur makes the most of Africa's breathtaking desert, crafting a gorgeous spectacle that's at once stately and hyper-real.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Capote begins as a sprawling, vivacious comedy-drama in which Hoffman's Capote is only one of a number of fascinating characters, including Chris Cooper's upstanding, ramrod-straight lawman and Keener's tough, blunt assistant/sidekick/foil/author.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Snake Eyes can't sustain its masterful first hour, but it's better than just about any action movie this year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Swanberg isn’t doing anything new with Happy Christmas, but sticking to the same non-formula formula this time around yields unprecedentedly inspired results.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    In the wonderful new rockumentary The Fearless Freaks, Flaming Lips fans describe the band's live performances in almost spiritual terms, and for once, their fervor seems wholly justified.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Coasts heavily on Chan and Wilson's charm, which would be a big problem if those prodigiously gifted stars weren't taking on roles that fit like two pairs of comfortable slippers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    It's a good movie infused with moments of greatness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Tightly plotted and well-acted, the film litters its brisk run time with darkly funny and haunting setpieces.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    The film’s aversion toward clichés and hitting expected beats lends it a rare, welcome edge of danger.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Spurlock's film proves yet again that the phrase "crowd-pleasing documentary" doesn't have to be an oxymoron.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Uses the serial killer's life as the starting point for a hypnotic examination of the farthest reaches of loneliness and alienation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Remarkable and timely film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Unless this is an unusually great year for comedy, there will be few funnier or more quotable movies than What We Do In The Shadows.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    While the characters, situations, and gags are all familiar, Shall We Dance?'s gentle humanity and quiet exuberance are contagious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Downfall's overstuffed melodrama juggles countless subplots and a small army of characters who manage to make an impression in spite of limited screen time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Nathan Rabin
    Dyslexic, talkative, and permanently tethered to a video camera that documents his solitary life and vivid fantasy world, Peck, in a stunning performance, resonates as both monster and victim, predator and prey.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    As charming as it is winningly modest, but it's so incredibly slight a stiff wind would knock it into a different hemisphere.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Above all, the film is an extended love letter to the EV1, a sleek GM electric marvel that, by Paine's reckoning, marks the single greatest innovation in human technology since the wheel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Unsubtle but gripping.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Paul is a little sloppy and a little sappy, but the filmmakers' passion for their subject matter carries it over the occasional rough spot.

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