Richard Nilsen

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For 24 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Nilsen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 90 Farewell
Lowest review score: 20 Finding Joe
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
24 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Nilsen
    As in a Le Carré novel, we're given long doses of the private lives of the protagonists, and we learn their secrets, their insecurities and the toll taken by the necessity of constant lying.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Nilsen
    A sparkling documentary in which we can't trust that anything in it is true. And yet you would never call it a hoax.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Nilsen
    An infectiously joyful Australian Aboriginal musical.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Nilsen
    As the film comes to an end, more and more of "Blood Simple" is translated directly to China, even to the last drop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Nilsen
    For anyone with an interest in dance, Pina is a must-see. For anyone not interested in contemporary dance, Pina is a should-see. It could change your mind.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Nilsen
    This film is a wonderful act of imagination on its own.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Nilsen
    The film is leisurely paced, as many French films are, and not much actually happens, but as a character study, it feels true, and ultimately moving.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Nilsen
    As cinema, Crime After Crime is nothing special. It would be perfect for a PBS "Frontline" entry. But it reminds us, once again, that little can be quite so riveting as a well-told story from a compelling talking head.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Nilsen
    Strongman is a documentary Diane Arbus might have made: These are the wretched of the Earth, and our peeking into their lives feels intrusive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Nilsen
    Four Lions is a comedy about terrorism. No, not a thoughtful, intellectual take on the absurdities of suicide bombing. It's slapstick. Actually, it's the Three Stooges of Jihad.

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