For 569 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 71% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 15.2 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 Patch Town
Score distribution:
569 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    As bluntly unimaginative as its title.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    The overweight, gays and little people are cheerfully mocked while writer/director Siddique ratchets up his story's disparate comedy-romance-action elements to an insanely over-the-top degree.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Fairbrass proves a hulking wannabe ass-kicker without much distinctive charisma, and his leaden performance is matched by sleepy, one-note supporting turns by the slumming-it Patric and Caan.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    The phoniness of their cross-country saga is compounded by a gaggle of cipher sidekicks.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    McPhee's latest saga neither conjures the humanistic heart of "Babe" nor addresses father-son separation issues with the sobriety of "The Water Horse." Instead, it's merely a compendium of photocopied elements, cartoonish special effects, and easy-bake happily-ever-afters.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Gosnell directs as if every scene must be either a nauseating roller-coaster ride or a syrupy melodrama, resulting in a seesawing tone that's not stabilized by the presence of Neil Patrick Harris.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    There's no surer way to murder horror than to literalize it, a mistake incessantly made by The Moth Diaries.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Snapping necks and shooting limbs have rarely been carried out in service of such a principled cause — or been executed with such formulaic tedium.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Nice to look at but tedious to endure, A Five Star Life boasts a muted classiness that doesn't mitigate its phoniness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Given its true-life basis, the story is already devoid of suspense regarding Hirohito’s ultimate fate, and Fellers’s inquiry is made more sluggish by dramatically inert conversations with Japanese officials.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    At every turn, Frankenstein’s Army exhibits a preference for jolt scares and gore over actual suspense, which never materializes, thanks to a general indifference to plot and minimal interest in character.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Tom Six's threequel races to the bottom with abandon, all while indulging in tired wink-wink self-consciousness that includes Six himself showing up to witness his movie monster made real (and to be slandered by Laser as "a poop-infatuated toddler").
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    By ultimately softening its stance toward McIver, Grassroots disingenuously has it both ways, reducing politics first to a David-versus-Goliath adventure, and then to an everyone-is-cool bowl of mush.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Kirkpatrick's color-deficient visual scheme is sturdy, but it can't compensate for a mechanical, unsubtle script.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    From Dave to The Dictator, politicians-replaced-by-doppelgängers has long been a favorite comedy movie device — yet never has it been employed for more torturous faux-funny business than in Viva la Libertà.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Any initial, intriguing otherworldly atmosphere is negated by answers that are more pedestrian than terrifying.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    The battles are staged with moderate intensity but a dispiriting lack of surprise that's also characteristic of the story in general.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    A feeble stab at topicality from that master of overripe Gallic melodrama, Cédric Klapisch.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    It's all so much turgid brooding, dialogue underlined with import, and leaden symbolism involving Rapace's white and red dresses, none of which is salvaged by a typically understated Farrell performance.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    There's no type of documentary as shallow as those covering modern music festivals, a fact reconfirmed by Made in America.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Taking the notion of toilet humor literally but incapable of delivering its promised religious satire, The Catechism Cataclysm is more muddled than its tongue-twister title.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    It's a dull drag-show routine headed nowhere until Pacino (playing a self-important version of himself) begins stalking Jill.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    The Foxy Merkins would have made an idiosyncratic and amusing short film; at 80 minutes, it's a one-joke comedy that quickly overstays its welcome.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    The resultant smorgasbord is a misshapen mess, short on humor, tension, or chemistry among its bickering protagonists.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    A corny saga of social and generational conflict, it's ultimately yet another Chinese period epic that functions as a thinly veiled treatise on the nobility of socialist equality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    A film that's all airy, abstract pretentiousness.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Plays like one long, slow descent into cloying moralizing and uplift that's well past its expiration date.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Kid Cannabis presents its material not as cautionary tale but as celebratory fantasy — which, like Nate's mom turning a blind eye to her son's illegal operation, seems to be the by-product of either inanity or excessive THC.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Amid much talk about character, story structure, and theme, Grant delivers his usual rakish-charmer routine in a role that’s as hackneyed as the script’s portrait of women, the movie industry, and Star Wars fanatics is one-note.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Borderline creepy, Courageous endlessly expounds on the importance of God in men's lives but fails to answer the more pressing question of why religious sagas such as this treat subtlety as a sin.

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