Nick Pinkerton

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For 293 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nick Pinkerton's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Little Fugitive (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 30 Beats
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 293
  2. Negative: 45 out of 293
293 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    Arguably a good lesson for kids about preserving our environment, To the Arctic is definitely a threat to our equally endangered good taste.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    It's a pathetic missed opportunity - and one occasion of actually going broke by underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    It can't sustain interest in the endless unraveling of Molly's psyche, which, as handled by Sánchez, has all the interest of watching an inexplicably untreated wound fester.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    Add to this that it takes place in the town of Merkin, and you'll get an idea of the labored spirit of dirty-old-man humor that prevails.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    A cinematic event. It's not every day, after all, that you get to see two great American traditions - guitar/bass/drums rock music and Tin Pan Alley musical theater - so thoroughly, mutually degraded.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    That even the criminal class has gone sensitive and finicky eco-conscious has some potential for comedy-or drama, as in Oliver Stone's undervalued Savages-but there's no single detail that might convince a viewer that the characters played by Dax Shepard and Bradley Cooper might ever have been compelled to steal for a living, and this alienates the crime picture from any social context or sense of actual danger, making it essentially a celebrity goof-off.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    It is dreary to envisage the viewer who could become emotionally involved in The Victim, but it does have the kind of slack watchability - lugubrious driving scenes and girl-talk flashbacks pad the movie toward feature length - that make for good late-night TV.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    The Apparition is not a great or even good haunted-house movie, but it does have the advantage of a memorable setting.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    On every level this production - from Robinson's callow performance to Vila's hackneyed handheld camerawork, punching beats in the stead of the actors - remains firmly on the level of the obvious.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Pinkerton
    The proximity of horrible headlines scarcely matters - released on any day of any calendar year, Gangster Squad would be a crime against cinematic sensibility.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Pinkerton
    Ten interviews with 10 "name" American and European directors--including Todd Haynes, David Lynch, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Catherine Breillat--diced into a documentary as asinine and fawning as its title suggests.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Pinkerton
    When every injury is repaid with interest, this self-destroying work has nowhere to go but to the credits. Such symmetry is a dismal, barbarian sort of perfection.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Pinkerton
    It is draggily paced and lacks felicity of form; the 3-D is a rip-off and the songs are pap, save a snippet of Etta James singing "At Last" while Bieber's glossy fringe sways in slow-motion.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Pinkerton
    It is part of the film's premise that the movies are only a pretext to serve personal needs. Given how little the murky finished product offers an outside audience, this comes across all too convincingly.
    • 6 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Pinkerton
    A pretend poison pen letter to Hollywood sleaze and excess, Prince of Swine is in fact Toma's application to join the club - hopefully denied.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Pinkerton
    It is plodding, lazily filmed, gassy with James Horner's score, and pads its runtime only by way of tolling repetition.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Pinkerton
    Christian "Direct-to-Video" Slater lends not a shred of credibility to the role of Craig MacKenzie.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Pinkerton
    Smart money says Friedberg and Seltzer never sit through these movies in entirety.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 10 Nick Pinkerton
    Taken together, the whole thing is good for approximately one laugh, generated by the shabbiest CGI reptile since "Anaconda."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Pinkerton
    It's one of the most obnoxious movies ever made.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Pinkerton
    A Little Bit of Heaven demands miracles of its cast to keep proceedings from becoming grindingly mawkish and does not get them.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Pinkerton
    John Dies at the End is a product of a parallel universe where slacker flippancy never got old-and, oh, it is terrible.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 Nick Pinkerton
    It is absolutely terrible.

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