For 529 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 24% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nick Schager's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 45
Highest review score: 100 The Act of Killing
Lowest review score: 0 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    At least Roberts has some star wattage to burn; her megawatt smile is the only thing that ultimately pierces, however faintly, the film's blinding schmaltz.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Far more concerned with pratfalling animal shenanigans and unearned uplift than crafting a single complex or amusing moment, it's a film caged in by formulaic plotting and plentiful pap.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Prizes computer-generated wizardry above logical plotting or thoughtful character development, a misguided set of priorities exacerbated by the fact that said digital effects prove so chintzy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    A second-rate dude comedy in which an untalented knucklehead becomes a star through brute violence.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Heist, swindle, and other like-minded genre films thrive or flounder on the mechanics of their story's dangerously elaborate scheme, a fact ably proven by Contraband, a tale of high-seas smuggling without a clever thought in its leaden, derivative head.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Shamelessly mimics Michael Bay's larger-than-life dialogue, sweeping cinematography, cornball romance, and military fetishism.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Ted
    Seth MacFarlane's comedic modus operandi is to shock with outrageousness and pander with TV and movie citations via one non sequitur after another, a strategy that leads to a few laughs but nothing approaching lasting humor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Rather than a mature, multifaceted approach, the director's portraits of Dubai, Beirut, Riyadh, and Cairo are heavy on still-photo montages comprised primarily of smiling young people and spontaneous encounters with random jokesters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Though it boasts its fair share of shots that approximate the turtle's first-person point of view, the film's most dominant presence is its heavy-handed maker.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Coming across as a promotional showcase for a gaggle of young up-and-coming singer-actors, Don't Go in the Woods tethers together numerous indie-rock musical numbers with a backwoods-horror-film framework that's the definition of an afterthought.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Girl in Progress operates like a training-wheels melodrama for genre-uneducated tweens.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    The film's tossed-off look and clunky editorial construction are still secondary to the sheer silliness of its story.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    As sure as marijuana gets you high, you can count on weed-themed comedies cropping up every few years, each hoping to become a stoner-classic staple--a fate to which High School falls far short of achieving.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    The film folds narratives on top of narratives in a vain attempt to mask the fact that there's nothing to read between its graceless lines.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    A film of precious, romanticized misery and squalor.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Just an extended dramatization of the 1980s anti-drug PSA that memorably cautioned "I learned it by watching you!"
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Todd Robinson's film is a third-rate submarine-set drama until, in its final moments, it sinks to fourth-rate.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    For a film about a killing machine who can see at night, it's fittingly ironic that the film itself is, both narratively and visually, a dark, muddled mess.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Nonsensical and all-around third-rate, American Mary offers up Human Centipede-style surgical horror, except this time with endless absurd eroticism.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    A film that plays like a long, tedious inside joke for fanboys.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    A committed Bosworth gives herself over to the role. Yet, there’s ultimately no real role for her to play.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    No amount of intentional stabs at humor can offset the hilarious awfulness of Dario Argento’s Dracula.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Guy Ritchie may have creatively moved on from his Tarantino-inspired debut, but international crime cinema has not, as again evidenced by Magnus Martens's film.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Schager
    From a bevy of cheesy jolt scares (alarm clock! barking dog!) to the embarrassing sight of Zellweger and Ian McShane treating this Orphan-style B-movie silliness with grave seriousness, the film proves to be one hokey-horror riot.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Schager
    It's the wooden plotting and cornball sentimentality--and, most unpleasant of all, the full-frontal nudity of Jamie Kennedy--that truly make this AVN-themed fairy tale, ahem, hard to swallow
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Schager
    Even with the grungy aesthetics and earnest preaching, Inhale is really nothing but crass topical exploitation, milking this social issue for every salacious drop.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Schager
    Romanycheva exudes cunning carnality, yet her wiles are as rote as the rest of this B-grade genre flick, which feigns interest in post-Communist Eastern European power dynamics but favors listlessly staged shoot-outs and heists devoid of emotional, psychological, or sociopolitical substance.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Schager
    Not a single arresting image is found amid the sci-fi rubble, though unintentional laughs eventually arrive courtesy of a cornball motivational speech by Eckhart's hero.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Schager
    Flirty bickering is rampant but, courtesy of Heigl's inert performance, there's no heat or humor to the proceedings, just an avalanche of grating big-hair-and-bad-accent New Joisey caricatures.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 Nick Schager
    Further marred by second-rate 3-D and the sort of cornball one-liners that even a fairy godmother couldn't love, it's a tolerance-testing tale that puts the grim in Grimm.