For 1,091 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 10.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nathan Rabin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Singin' in the Rain
Lowest review score: 0 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Score distribution:
1091 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    The Interview is mannered, implausible, and stagy, but queasily compelling all the same.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    The early, explosively funny skits and a loose, engagingly adventurous spirit are enough to ensure this uneven but often delightful project the cult fame that accompanies pretty much everything associated with Stella mainstay Wain.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    The gimmicky yet strangely moving new fright flick The Signal distinguishes itself not through originality, but by smartly integrating just about every popular trend afflicting contemporary horror films.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Though it grows silly and sentimental, Funeral scores enough big laughs to make its shortcomings eminently forgivable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Entertaining, casually satirical crowd-pleaser.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Where "Crash" relentlessly pushed every conflict to a fever pitch, Elah takes its cues from Tommy Lee Jones' low-simmering lead performance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Bible doesn't take itself too seriously, and boasts a disarming undercurrent of gleeful prankishness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    If Barnes ultimately emerges as a heartless, duplicitous villain, he's nevertheless got the devil's slippery, seductive charm.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    At its best, Caramel boasts a quietly engaging slice-of-slice casualness.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    "May" uses the quirks and well-worn traditions of horse racing as a vehicle to quietly explore idiosyncrasies of the human condition.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Unsubtle but gripping.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    While the film's social-satire elements are flat and overly familiar, its dry absurdity is unmistakably Lynchian.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Without its mesmerizing lead performance, Traitor easily could have devolved into direct-to-DVD fodder.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Though the filmmaking is playful at times, the film is essentially 90 percent message, 10 percent movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Skips right past depressing on its way to apocalyptic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    In its loose, ramshackle, gleefully profane first half, Role Models suggests "School Of Rock" with Tourette's, or the original "Bad News Bears" without the baseball.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Boogie Man doesn't delve too deep into its subject's private life, beyond some cheap psychology positing his brother's horrible early death as the root of his winner-takes-all philosophy. But then, Atwater's work was his life.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Ember is seldom riveting, but it's consistently compelling, and its uncompromising literal and metaphorical darkness renders its climax enormously satisfying.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    In a stunning lead performance, Goldblum stars as a brilliant, apolitical jester.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    A very pleasant surprise, Next Day Air is the rare crime comedy that does justice to both sides of the equation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Carlos Cuaron's otherwise terrific new comedy Rudo Y Cursi barely survives its third-act "Goodfellas" descent into seedy coke-and-crime drama.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Delivers pretty much exactly what its audience wants and expects: big, dumb, campy fun so deliriously, comically macho, it's remarkable that no one in the cast died of testosterone poisoning.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Bennett never lets us forget that his character is in profound pain, even while attempting to perform oral sex on a transsexual blow-up doll. It's a daring, sweet performance that almost single-handedly elevates The Virginity Hit from a standard Superbad knock-off into a film that feels raw, painful, and real.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Hatchet II is distinguished both by a funky, frisky sense of humor, and gore of great quality and quantity.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    It's easily the most painful comedy of the year; in the sadomasochistic world of Knoxville and friends, that isn't criticism so much as high praise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Nathan Rabin
    Well-acted and artfully (though conventionally) made, The Way Back tells a compelling story, regardless of whether it's based on truth or a fabrication.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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