For 996 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 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nathan Rabin's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 The Lost Boys
Lowest review score: 0 Monster-in-Law
Score distribution:
996 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    A textbook example of how a remade '70s show can feel like an enjoyable lark rather than cultural recycling run amok.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Despite its numerous missteps and miscalculations, What Dreams May Come is often a powerful, affecting piece of filmmaking.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Essentially just an above-average Hong Kong action movie, but as such, it's still far better than just about anything else Van Damme has done.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    An auspicious debut for writer-director Michael Burke, the film makes a superb actor's showcase for Hirsch as well as Guiry.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    A harrowing, unblinking look at the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge, the genocidal regime that by some accounts killed off more than a quarter of Cambodia's population between 1975 and 1979.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Finds a winning formula: Chan provides the action, various exotic lands serve up props begging to be employed in Chan-style combat, Coogan brings the dry wit, a minor constellation of surprise guest stars provides razzle-dazzle, and a steady stream of mild chuckles helps the whole fandango fly by painlessly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    At once inspirational and deeply depressing, With All Deliberate Speed, directed by "Hoop Dreams" producer Peter Gilbert, is too candid and forthright about the current state of race relations to allow for the sort of cheery, unambiguous uplift favored by civil-rights documentaries.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    A pleasant piece of commercial filmmaking, but as a satirical comedy, it's devoid of laughs and insight.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Grim but never gratuitous.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Mann's moody Collateral unravels toward the end, faltering at its conclusion but dispensing enough atmosphere, characterization, and world-weary humanism along the way that audiences would be wise to enjoy the ride without worrying too much about the final destination.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Far better than you'd expect. Despite its intelligence-insulting premise, Mouse Hunt is a well-crafted, surprisingly smart film that benefits tremendously from the winning chemistry between Lane and talented newcomer Evans.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    The Yes Men's brilliant lies unlock explosive satirical truths, but the film runs out of steam a bit toward the end.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Undertow may prove the least immediately satisfying of Green's films, but it remains an achievement, emotionally rich and rife with biblical and mythic undertones.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Beyond offering a valuable look at Jay-Z's creative process, the behind-the-scenes material complements the concert footage, showing the work that allows Jay-Z to entertain tens of thousands of fans live.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    As Overnight progresses and its title grows increasingly ironic, it paints a mesmerizing portrait of a profane, overbearing monster engaged in a drawn-out act of professional suicide.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    At its best, A Series Of Unfortunate Events is the stuff nightmares are made of, a sick joke of a film that realizes the best children's entertainment doesn't hide from the bleaker side of life, but plunges into the void and respects kids enough to assume they can handle it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Favors unforgettable images over in-depth storytelling, and prioritizing electrifying moments over narrative arcs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    At its best, Lost Embrace conveys, with real warmth, the hopelessly intertwined pasts and shared futures of a community of outsiders and immigrants. At worst, it's a sitcom without a laugh track.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    It maintains a strong enough sense of squirmy humanity that its characters' epiphanies and emotional growth feel both hard-earned and richly deserved.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    A slick new meta-romantic comedy selling a transparent yet strangely irresistible fantasy of upscale romance among the beautiful but guarded.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    With dialogue as spare as its harsh landscapes, the film is so tonally dry that it makes Aki Kaurismäki look like the Farrelly brothers--it begins at a snail's pace before speeding up to a turtle's drowsy crawl.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Palindromes becomes a strangely compelling fractured fable, a grim cinematic fairy tale heightened by Nathan Larson's delicate, bittersweet score.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Unforgettably documents the kind of journey that leads not to easy answers, but rather to an even thornier knot of questions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    The Tunnel boasts the kind of plot that would seem ridiculously implausible if it weren't based on a true story.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Besson doesn't need dialogue to convey his worlds' nuances, because there are none, especially in Unleashed, which achieves such a sustained pitch of hysteria that it makes past masters of melodrama like Douglas Sirk, John Woo, and Sam Fuller look positively austere by comparison.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    The always-dependable and chameleon-like Craig has the chops and substance for that kind of film, but Vaughn prefers to keep matters brisk and superficial.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Pure loses a bit of its nerve in the home stretch, but Eden's unforgettable performance alone makes it a compelling portrait of a smart young boy forced to grow up way too fast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Rize eventually gets a little preachy and sentimental, but a little sermonizing seems a small price to pay for such an industrial jolt of kinetic electricity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    A surprisingly fresh and funny feature-length look at an unrelentingly filthy vaudeville gag that's been passed down from comic to comic like an urban legend, often changing with every telling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Nathan Rabin
    Thankfully, it boasts a story that doesn't require a surplus of style to be compelling.