For 1,110 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 10.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nathan Rabin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Once
Lowest review score: 0 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Score distribution:
1110 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    As usual, Corben's style is caffeinated and a little rough around the edges, but he's a tenacious journalist, and his yen for sensationalism gives Limelight an irresistible tabloid pop.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Nathan Rabin
    Dolphin Tale is as casual as a pleasant afternoon nap and about as substantive.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Nathan Rabin
    Red State is gloriously unencumbered by fidelity to genre conventions, which lends it a thrilling element of unpredictability even when the action frequently grows shrill and heavy-handed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 33 Nathan Rabin
    This clumsy action movie feels too generic to be real. The film attempts to add an element of sophisticated sociopolitical commentary to the typical Jason Statham head-busting shoot-'em-up, but only ends up draining it of visceral thrills.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    The Weird World Of Blowfly at times recalls "The Wrestler," only instead of schlepping his aging body from city to city to don outrageous costumes and wrestle, 69-year-old soul-music legend Clarence Reid schleps his hunched-over frame to gigs where he performs X-rated parodies and scatological ditties as incorrigible proto-hip-hopper Blowfly.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 16 Nathan Rabin
    Apparently no one told Ricci she was acting in a comedy, not a touching drama about a young woman overcoming a formative trauma to achieve her dreams.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    The new Burke & Hare offers many pleasures, chief among them the return of the Landis of old.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Nathan Rabin
    A Good Old Fashioned Orgy takes its cues from Sudeikis' character and performance: It's randy, good-natured, moderately amusing, and charming in a glib, facile way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Madden's dark, moody, complex exploration of guilt and identity taps into a rich vein of moral ambiguity, but the filmmakers should know that in the face of unspeakable Nazi evil, the romantic problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Nathan Rabin
    Rudd ably carries the film while retaining a light touch, though even with Rudd in the lead, it's still a featherweight trifle, an afternoon nap of a feel-good comedy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Nathan Rabin
    The Spy Kids series once seemed charmingly homemade. These days, it feels less charmingly homemade than maddeningly amateurish.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Rabin
    An egregiously miscast Eisenberg stars as a young man toiling as a pizza boy, even though he displays only slightly less intelligence and savvy than the world-beater Eisenberg played in "The Social Network."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 42 Nathan Rabin
    Damn! would be a more insightful condemnation of the exploitation process if it didn't reek so strongly of exploitation itself.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Nathan Rabin
    David Dobkin's film has the faults of raucous recent scatological comedies like "Bad Teacher," "Horrible Bosses," and "The Hangover Part II" with none of their redeeming facets. It's scattershot, sexist, and vulgar without being funny.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Nathan Rabin
    Dominic Cooper is electrifying yet stiff in The Devil's Double; he's simultaneously the film's biggest asset and its greatest flaw.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Nathan Rabin
    It's difficult to figure out exactly where the film might be heading at any given point, since it follows the loping, meandering rhythms and casualness of a character study rather than conforming to the conventions of any particular genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Nathan Rabin
    Winnie The Pooh is a storybook brought to life with intelligence, wit, and palpable affection; where so many kids' films try desperately to come off as hip and timely that they often feel tacky and instantly dated, Winnie The Pooh is bravely quiet, old-fashioned, and wry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Nathan Rabin
    Poignant and powerful, complex and melancholy, the film ends with rehearsals for yet another money-grubbing comeback tour.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    In the film's funniest scene, a coked-up Day rocks out to The Ting Tings' "That's Not My Name" in a car in a state of ecstatic frenzy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Teacher underutilizes a smartly cast-against-type Timberlake and the perpetually winning Segel, but Diaz ultimately earns a rooting interest in the unlikely redemption of her scheming opportunist.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Nathan Rabin
    Cars 2 looks fantastic, but the studio has never given audiences - especially audiences over the age of 10 - less reason to be emotionally invested in the beautiful shiny things flying across the screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Nathan Rabin
    Submarine is the film "Youth In Revolt" should have been, an achingly sad yet ribald account of a hyper-verbal oddball's ascent/descent into manhood.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Nathan Rabin
    Like its fellow crowd-depressor "Blue Valentine," Beautiful Boy offers the antithesis of escapism: a claustrophobic, punishingly intense, beautifully measured exploration of the depths of human despair.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Never as edgy as it imagines itself to be. Bangkok may swallow innocents whole, but director Todd Phillips has a lucrative franchise to protect, so the film's flirtation with the comic abyss gets compromised into something that looks more like a rock-solid mainstream comedy with a prominent dark side.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Nathan Rabin
    So sleepy and understated that when John Goodman shows up to yell his way through an angrily sarcastic segment called "Ask A New Orleanian," it's incredibly jarring.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 33 Nathan Rabin
    Bettany's performance consists entirely of a purposeful frown paired with a menacing glare: He goes about his godly business with solemn, no-frills intensity. The film follows suit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Director Craig McCall approaches Cardiff with something approaching awe, though his subject views his accomplishments with the good-natured humility befitting a proper English gentleman.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Nathan Rabin
    It's all quirk, posturing, attitude, and needless exertion signifying nothing beyond its own sad need to impress.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Nathan Rabin
    Everything is pitched to jarring emotional extremes of good and evil, joy and pain, chitlin'-circuit broad comedy, and melodramatic speeches.

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