For 241 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 69% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nick Schager's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 46
Highest review score: 100 The Past
Lowest review score: 0 Golf in the Kingdom
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 241
  2. Negative: 82 out of 241
241 movie reviews
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    A comedy whose cliché-embracing stupidity borders on the surrealistic.
    • 3 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    Loren's performance is as tonally off as the rest of Bergmann's jokey lark, which strings together characters and twists with amateurishly chaotic abandon.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    Without any engaging small-scale human drama or larger social or culture-clash import, the film comes across as trivial, and too often also indulgent and pretentious.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    Quirky indie hell, thy name is Family Weekend. Benjamin Epps's film is the very definition of affected cutie-pie whimsy and weirdness.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    There isn't a scare to be found in the series's second installment.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    The story overflows with reverence but is drastically short on passion or suspense.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    It's a mannered, over-the-top approximation of real anguish and hopelessness that's so phony that it's borderline insulting to those who've truly experienced such tragedy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    There isn't a moment in Hôtel Normandy that isn't painfully contrived, yet, worse still, its mix-ups boast all the inspiration and excitement of a weekend getaway at the local mall.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    It's hard to quibble with Steve Race's film on theological grounds, though in narrative and aesthetic terms, there's something unholy about its mixture of inane clichés, shallow music-video glossiness, and incessant preaching.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Nick Schager
    What's really absent from this fiasco is a sense of purpose or an interest in character, as the participants in this weekend-getaway contest are ciphers defined mainly by their degree of obnoxiousness.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 0 Nick Schager
    From the outset, Streitfeld hopscotches back and forth over her tale's 24 hours with a self-conscious aesthetic affectation (overlapping imagery, shifting camera speeds, elliptical edits) that demolishes any intelligible character or plot development, resulting in a story comprised of pretentious meditative fragments.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 0 Nick Schager
    Reprinting its entire script would be the only way to properly convey the unintentionally hilarious awfulness of Red Hook Black, which complements its stilted and goofy writing with equally inept performances.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Nick Schager
    With horror altogether absent and a plot drowning in insipid convolutions, it's a film whose early warning to Heather should be heeded: "Don't go to Silent Hill."