For 565 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 15.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nick Schager's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 45
Highest review score: 100 Days of Heaven
Lowest review score: 0 Vampires Suck
Score distribution:
565 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    The result is a lumbering attempt at sweet-and-saucy romance, all affected emotion and strained bad-boy humor.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Throughout, the complexities of the charismatic fighter's life are only cursorily referenced so that the celebratory tone may not be marred, with Manny ultimately content to treat its subject with kid gloves.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Tracers is a tedious, clichéd slog from start to finish, and only briefly enlivened by two prolonged chases in which handheld cameras maintain intense proximity to their subjects.
    • 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").
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    The film is proof of both Garrett’s titanic skill at putting bow to string, and his decidedly less accomplished gifts as an actor.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    As bluntly unimaginative as its title.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    That My Lucky Star isn’t serious is less an issue than the fact that its comedic action is so broad, ridiculous, and predictable that it soon feels juvenile, akin to a training-wheels variation on various genre formulas.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    It’s stale B-movie rubbish of a barely watchable sort, albeit slightly more depressing than many of its genre compatriots.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Its suspense is so nonexistent, and its supposed concerns—about the reliability of memory and the nature of truth—are handled so facilely, the film sells its own conceit short.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    If The Hangover was a boorish blackout fantasy for our binge-drinking age, The Hangover Part II is something like the contents of a fraternity house's toilet the morning after an insane kegger-namely, regurgitated elements of a more entertaining prior adventure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Brandishing a literal-minded title as laughable as the rest of its action, Cowboys & Aliens mashes up genres with a staunch dedication to getting everything wrong, making sure that each scene is more inane than the one that preceded it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    The way in which the action indulges in long, underlined silences furthers the overriding sense of trying too hard to muster up a suspenseful mood from a conceit better suited to a half-hour television program.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Gus Van Sant's cinema, which of late has been fixated on immersing viewers in particular times and spaces, takes a detour into excruciating quirkland with Restless.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Schager
    Wither the rollicking verve and whip-crack humor in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows?
    • 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.
    • 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.

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