For 630 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 70% 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 Red Hook Black
Score distribution:
630 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 33 Nick Schager
    From fawning beginning to maudlin close, it’s a monotonous, wannabe-mythmaking biopic for Ip completists only.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Bornedal's fondness for punctuating abrupt cuts to black with a solitary piano-key note is so pathological that it soon turns risible.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Mickey Rooney's own ordeal of being swindled by his wife's son gives the material a tiny bit of star power, but his mismatched interview clips merely exacerbate the earnest but graceless documentary's editorial clumsiness, aesthetic flatness, and endless repetition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Admirable only for its sincere responsibility-over-selfishness message and for giving "The Wire" alums Chad Coleman and Jamie Hector some big-screen work, Life, Love, Soul otherwise proves to be just a low-rent Tyler Perry–style melodrama.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    A tiresome film that itself knows nothing but other rom-com plots.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    The result is a lumbering attempt at sweet-and-saucy romance, all affected emotion and strained bad-boy humor.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    While his images have been composed with care, Nelson's screenplay is a far less impressive invention.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Purportedly about a quest for spiritual enlightenment and the question of what binds global religions, In Search of God is instead defined by simplistic philosophizing and rampant narcissism.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Jessica Alba gets plain-Jane crazy for An Invisible Sign, a syrupy "A Beautiful Mind" redux in which the starlet sports big brown bangs and Pippi Longstocking pigtails.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Avoiding the genre's typical werewolfism-as-puberty metaphors, director Jonas Alexander Arnby instead casts his material as a drawn-out character study — the problem being that his characters are all one-note dullards, which turns his slow, portent-heavy drama into a giant slog.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Dream House also manages to commit a cardinal thriller sin: casting well-known actors in ostensibly inconsequential roles, which in this case reveals the real culprit before the mystery proper has even begun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    The only faint upside to this excruciating dud is that, in its movie clips of Charlie Chaplin - who the mesmerized birds view as a kindred waddling spirit - the film might hopefully function for some kids as a gateway to superior comedy cinema.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Like so much teen-targeting modern horror, it opts for dull angsty brooding over the very sort of grim-and-gruesome sleaziness that might have made its premise interesting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    An insufferable import indebted to "Mrs. Doubtfire" in which a man in prosthetics helps a family cope with, and overcome, divorce.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    As bluntly unimaginative as its title.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Nick Schager
    Any message about the need for open-mindedness in life and love, however, is muddled by a slapdash plot that ultimately cares less about taking a stand in favor of progressive values than it does in superficially employing such feel-good ideas for unimaginative, hyperactive adolescent slapstick.
    • 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.
    • 5 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").

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