For 679 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 69% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 15.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nick Schager's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 45
Highest review score: 100 The Lords of Salem
Lowest review score: 0 Golf in the Kingdom
Score distribution:
679 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Nick Schager
    Director Wes Ball’s adaptation of the second book in author James Dashner’s popular series is the exact opposite of its predecessor, presenting a sprawling adventure that, when not liberally cribbing from more illustrious sci-fi forefathers, spends plentiful time fleshing out the dull details of its oppressed-youth scenario.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 42 Nick Schager
    Rarely has a mainstream comedy boasting this much talent been so structurally amateurish, to the point that the film’s lack of humor seems a secondary problem to its more pressing storytelling incoherence.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 42 Nick Schager
    Moretz strikes a convincing empowered-badass pose but has no amount of charismatic fearsomeness can energize the illogical latter portions of The 5th Wave, which are driven by revelations about the aliens that, to put it bluntly, make no sense.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Nick Schager
    Out of the Shadows’ barrels forward like such a rampaging beast that it decimates everything – plot, character, emotion, basic visual lucidity – in its wake.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Wholesome to the point of being dull.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    John Whitesell's extraordinarily witless movie operates as a checklist for cultural and racial clichés.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Tin-eared, corny attempt at fairy-tale interpretation.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Imagination is in short supply, with rubbery heroes repeatedly plummeting (down chutes, primarily) or hopping and running in slow motion-images that (to state what has now become the obvious) are seldom enhanced by pedestrian IMAX 3-D effects.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Without a complex thought about narcissism, merit, or addiction, Limitless is content to be an empty, one-note, satire-free fairy tale of avarice and corporate-political ambition.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Rife with classic-cinema shoutouts, the film is a cutesy, toothless variation on "Mulholland Drive," one whose attempts to pay tribute to movie magic are ultimately undercut by stagey aesthetics and narrative theatricality.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Suffice it to say, life's too short for such self-indulgent glibness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    As the seductive and conniving Angelica, Cruz is luminous, albeit not enough to compensate for Marshall shrouding virtually every major set piece in nighttime fogginess.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Like many similarly twisty tales, Reversion's narrative logic is undermined by its characters' irrational behavior.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    From hairstyles and clothes to autumnal-hued cinematography and a raft of clichéd incidents involving pills, suicide, sneaking out, and blackmail, everything feels dainty to the point of stale.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Chalet Girl is just a compendium of genre clichés - minus the usual racism and t&a.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Like Shlain's hand-written diagram in which lines twist and knot while linking various subjects, the film resembles not a coherent thesis but a tangle of semi-related ideas.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Cohabitation "commandments" and talk of "chick flicks" further send the material into a cutesy tailspin, with the script's low point an egregious scene featuring Nate sneaking a peek at a silhouette of Jenny undressing behind a curtain.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Like its title, Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? purports to ask a question but is only interested in forwarding its predictable agitprop answer.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    The mood is generally melodramatic and ends as mushy, aided by the soft-focus cinematography that drenches it all in melancholic nostalgia.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    The trio's mourning feels more like immature self-absorption.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Despite referring to the tribe as "my people," Routh is wholly miscast, yet his ill-fitting presence is part and parcel of the plotting's general illogicality.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Unfortunately, mocking jibes and cutaways to Team America and Wonder Woman (among other movies and TV shows) establish a jokey attitude that weakens the overall case.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    A musty ghost story that morphs into a sluggish serial-killer mystery, Nicholas McCarthy's film tries to distinguish itself by minimizing dialogue and settings, a stripped-down approach that extends to sketchy characters and a script rife with convenient, easy-to-assemble clues.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Raunchy dude comedy is hardly the sole province of American cinema, as Klown all too dispiritingly reconfirms.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Chen's attention to character over spectacle pays minimal dividends and is compounded by the fact that his battles - full of standard-issue slow motion and hacked-off limbs - are as dull as an overused blade.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    For a film about a stand-up comedian to be mirthless is dispiriting; more problematic, however, is that The Stand Up doesn't make up for that absence of humor with any legitimate drama.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Less inept than its worst-of-the-year title suggests, 3, 2, 1 . . . Frankie Go Boom nonetheless proves too ramshackle and aimless to ever achieve true absurdity.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    There are good intentions here, but too little nuance.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Although enthralled by brooding, self-absorbed teenagers, the film doesn't present a single believable one.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Nick Schager
    Little girls never stop loving their daddies in Festival of Lights, a drama that never stops loving soap-opera-style melodramatics.

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