For 95 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
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Room 237
Lowest review score: 10 Killers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 95
  2. Negative: 12 out of 95
95 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    An aptly infuriating expose of sexual abuse within the U.S. military, Kirby Dick's documentary The Invisible War calls high-ranking officials to account for turning a blind eye to a violent epidemic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    The docu’s accomplished summary of tension-filled events as they transpired from minute to minute comes at the expense of wide-angle historical context.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    More compelling as an intellectual exercise than an emotional one, Certified Copy finds deep-thinking writer-director Abbas Kiarostami asserting there's nothing new under the Tuscan sun, particularly not his own conventional romantic drama set in rural Italy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    The brisk, brief feature appears more atmospheric than terrifying, but its bare-bones tale gets under the skin.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    Under African Skies is appreciably smarter than most celebrity musician documentaries.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    Splashy colors, oddball framing, super-cool threads and cranked-up retro music supply the picture's bizarre love triangle with a dance-club atmosphere that'll seduce young audiences of most any orientation.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    A possession thriller less terrifying than fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    It takes pains to make the political personal, forging the viewer’s identification with Scahill by making persistent use of his voiceover narration and keeping him oncamera throughout.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    Rossato-Bennett’s over-the-top narration often sounds cloying and banal... But the filmmaker succeeds in providing context, medical and historical, in between awakenings.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    The picture scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    Distinguished by splashy cinematography, engaging performances from Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt as the girl's go-get-'em parents.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    Audaciously giving itself license to do whatever it wants, Leos Carax's narratively unhinged, beautifully shot and frequently hilarious Holy Motors coheres -- arguably, anyway -- into a vivid jaunt through the auteur's cinematic obsessions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    This merciless work of anti-entertainment is arguably admirable for being as disturbingly disgusting as it wants to be.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    If a dominatrix is one who takes total control of her passive partner, then R100 is the cinematic equivalent of a kinky femme fatale in black leather and stiletto heels, cracking a whip and a smile.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    Payback is a rarefied conceptual documentary that will appeal to a limited but highly appreciative audience.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    This disarmingly cheeky, intermittently gorgeous trifle would create the perfect bookend to a career begun almost 50 years ago.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    This low-budget shocker eventually pays off, displaying just enough narrative ingenuity to compensate for a cinematically crude and logistically sketchy deployment of the requisite blood-and-guts mayhem.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    First-time writer-director Stephen Chbosky adapts his young-adult bestseller with far more passion than skill, which suits familiar scenes of adolescent awkwardness aptly enough.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    Overly melodramatic but fairly engrossing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    The movie is witty only on occasion. But it lingers in the mind, thanks largely to its trio of actors -- especially Alex Karpovsky.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    Paramount's Footloose reboot never quite cuts loose enough to distinguish itself from the original.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    Variably articulate subjects drone on and on in an 83-minute film that could easily make its TV news-style point in a half-hour or less.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    We Bought a Zoo is an odd bird, warm-blooded but largely lifeless.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    Waiting for Super to deliver the funny is an experience as long as the film itself.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    An extraordinarily engrossing tale becomes an extremely uncinematic experience in the hands of Israeli documentarian Nadav Schirman.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    Solidly acted but aloof and slow as molasses.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    This fawning docu goes to lengths to portray the octogenarian Playboy magazine founder as among the greatest figures of 20th-century American popular culture, while only cursorily acknowledging his status as a pioneering softcore pornographer.

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