For 83 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nick Allen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Menashe
Lowest review score: 12 All Eyez on Me
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 83
  2. Negative: 23 out of 83
83 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Nick Allen
    If you’re hoping to see a production just like the one that would have been done in 1596, this ain’t it. But Mott’s version is a hell of a good time in its own right.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Nick Allen
    Tau
    A wannabe-thriller about artificial intelligence with little wit of its own.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Allen
    Though it has a few big laughs, Uncle Drew mistakes its goofy pitch for a free pass to be very simple with its comedy, and sappy with its emotions
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Allen
    A documentary with a defeated spirit, but with fleeting glimmers about why the oppressed keep playing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Allen
    In spite of his low-key ambitions, debut filmmaker Simon Baker doesn’t yet have the eloquence as a director to get you on board.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 88 Nick Allen
    Rodin is no plain biopic, and it certainly doesn’t require knowledge of his work to get hooked on the film. It’s in fact best when it does away with historical details and feels like a film about an artist and their art form, who just happened to exist.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Allen
    Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is a non-denominational sermon, under the cinematic care of an artist first, Pope Francis fanboy second.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Nick Allen
    One can imagine that Sollers Point might be better if its focus expanded to the area's inhabitants, not just Keith.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Allen
    Part of the thrill in watching Niccol’s movies is in seeing him thoroughly curate dreams of our future that play off like logical possibilities.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Allen
    Co-written by Shawkat and Arteta, there is an unshakable theme in here about two artistic women trying to find their voice. It’s more of an issue that Duck Butter makes up what it wants to say as it goes along.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Nick Allen
    True to Lee’s reputation of playing with the chemistry of storytelling, Pass Over has the air of an experiment and the clarity of poetry, as inspired by the news and told by artistry beyond far beyond Lee’s. In the grand scheme of his filmography it’s one of his smaller projects, but it is by no means a minor work.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Nick Allen
    In its righteous outrage, I Am Evidence pulls no punches, and is unafraid to call out the system.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Allen
    With little wit to its name, Sherlock Gnomes becomes far more tedious than playful.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Nick Allen
    It's telling that Demon House features a real-life exorcism, but it feels more superficial than supernatural.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Nick Allen
    As the story bloats to two hours by mistaking itself for an epic, The Outsider falls into a pit of boredom somewhere between the white savior complex of Tom Cruise in “The Last Samurai” and the much slicker kills by Alain Delon in “Le Samourai.”
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Allen
    Even if it's not that funny, Detective Chinatown 2 proves to be snappy and persistent, complementing its bright color palette and energy with basic goals to alternate between silly, dark and slightly clever.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Allen
    Still/Born doesn’t get as many points as one would hope for originality. But this is an inspired-enough take on a woman's horror, where the fear of losing her other baby becomes a terror itself, as expressed through an excellent performance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Allen
    A movie as dumb and bloody as a slab of meat, but with Momoa playing an emotionally vulnerable logger who you also believe would throw an ax at someone's face.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Allen
    The sporadic magic of The Polka King largely comes from its casting, and the hammy performances that follow.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Allen
    Filled with insincere wackiness and sappiness, Father Figures never quite figures out whether it wants to be a raunchy, zippy road movie or a more dialogue-driven dramedy. Despite having no personality of its own, this movie just yearns to be recognized at all.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Allen
    Tone is a revealing element for this project, which it borrows from the B-movie, apocalyptic seriousness of a later “Transformers” sequel. One of the movie’s biggest surprises is then that it has outtakes, which even include poking fun at how easily the intimidating alien’s costume head can fall off.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Allen
    Feeling like a director’s cut that would play best for people who already know her, Big Sonia is a feature that could have very likely made a deeper impact with the succinctness of a short film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Allen
    The director called this “mayhem porn,” a designation and ideology fitting for the latest from indie director Mickey Keating, Psychopaths. This is an active, obnoxious test of an audience’s appetite for blood and how long they can go without novel ideas like purpose or plot.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Allen
    There is a lacking critical quality to the story as it goes along, touching upon the film’s many idiosyncrasies but leaving them alone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Allen
    As the film goes from profound life experience to profound life experience, stuck between gathering information and growing art from its themes, the documentary proves to be more noble than notable.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Allen
    It can be hard to disagree with the heart and events of this true tale, except for when the movie reveals itself to be mighty self-congratulatory.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Nick Allen
    There is a fascinating impulsiveness to the production of this story, especially as it essentially drops viewers into the world of Daje, and then has us follow her for months.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Allen
    The film is too ordinary to feel like it does her legacy complete artistic justice.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Allen
    The movie is inescapably lifelessness, unintentionally dumbing itself down while desperately hoping to be profound.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Allen
    While the script has a problem sharing why it was excited to place conjoined twins in such a predicament, the Fontana sisters boast a special emotional eloquence.

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