For 88 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Nelson's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Mysteries of Lisbon
Lowest review score: 10 Killers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 88
  2. Negative: 12 out of 88
88 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    A costumer that's well named for being pleasant and conventional but little more.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Pulling off the thespian equivalent of running a marathon, the hyperventilating Olsen works awfully hard in the service of a film that, in the end, does little or nothing to preserve her character's integrity.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    This documentary plays like an extended episode of “Unsolved Mysteries,” deficient as it is in stylistic zeal, investigative spirit and plain old scares.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    In the curious absence of religious satire, toilet humor isn't enough to constitute comedy, while the leads' grating performances make 81 minutes feel eternal.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    This merciless work of anti-entertainment is arguably admirable for being as disturbingly disgusting as it wants to be.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    Straining to be a distaff “Deliverance,” indie thriller Black Rock is unable to shock, much less convince.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Mistaking over-the-top dysfunctional family cruelty for comedy and drama, Another Happy Day tries and fails to channel "Rachel Getting Married" in its protracted tale of a wedding-party weekend that turns predictably from scabrous to redemptive.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    Despite amply funded f/x, including some spectacular muscle-car stunts, the movie motors to the grindhouse with squealing tires and guitars, gratuitous nudity and gore, and a scantily clad greasy-spoon waitress endearingly played by Amber Heard.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    Even at 73 minutes, the film is, well, too damn long.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Shovels enough dirt on the Tea Party guru and self-described hockey mom to satisfy her haters, but lacks sufficient humor and insight to make it a must-see for anyone outside the Brit muckraker's fan base.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    Gets one's attention but doesn't keep it, due to ill-cued flashbacks, groan-inducing dialogue and wooden performances.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    This disarmingly cheeky, intermittently gorgeous trifle would create the perfect bookend to a career begun almost 50 years ago.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    This monotonously deadpan coming-of-age comedy has little to recommend it beyond some beautiful widescreen cinematography and the momentary kick of seeing David Duchovny looking like a stoned Jesus as Goat Man.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    A literary film that stands to work best for those who don't read, The Words is a slick, superficially clever compendium of stories about authors of uncertain talent and varying success.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    In this case, Montiel's awkward appropriation of gritty crime-drama conventions results in a film that's contrived and implausible, at times absurdly so.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Bursting with cheap f/x, the pic is often tedious when not repugnant, but it’s hard to dislike.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    Though stretched to a two-hour run time, Doctorow's socially critical tale is reduced to queasy spectacle.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    Milkshake sucks all the flavor out of a tasty premise.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Rob Nelson
    That Saw 3D is relentlessly repugnant will delight the franchise's fans and surprise almost no one. The best that can be said for the picture, gamely directed by longtime "Saw" cutter Kevin Greutert, is that it offers little in between the traps, which are more creatively vicious than they've ever been.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    Director Argento half-heartedly mixes schlocky 3D f/x with one-dimensional characters for a near-two-hour joke that ought to have been funnier.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Formulaic and forgettable.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    Unlike his "Snakes on a Plane," director David R. Ellis' sharks-in-a-lake thriller displays little sense of its scenario's camp potential. Gore, too, is in short supply on account of the pic's PG-13 rating, which renders the attack scenes nearly toothless.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 Rob Nelson
    Bullets fly and jokes land with a thud in Killers, a deadly dull hubby's-a-hit man farce that alternately resembles a knockoff of 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and a rehash of "Knight & Day" avant la lettre .