Robert Koehler
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For 507 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Koehler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Cinderella Man
Lowest review score: 0 Rollerball
Score distribution:
507 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    This cautionary melodrama about a Korean-American teen girl's slide into depravity is too inconsequential and too earnest to belong in the So Bad It's Good category; rather, it's merely bad.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A textbook example of a movie that betrays its audience, Entrance begins as a mildly interesting slice-of-life look at a struggling Los Angeles cafe worker, then impulsively devolves into a manipulative slasher picture.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Little more than an overworked exercise in jostling red herrings, and not particularly fresh herrings at that.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A weekend romp for four middle-aged buddies devolves into a drug-fueled, suicidal hell in Mark Pellington's ill-conceived and executed I Melt With You, a work of extreme self-indulgence.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    As hard as metal and just as dumb, Paul W.S. Anderson's Death Race couldn't be further from producer Roger Corman and director Paul Bartel's goofy, bloody 1975 original, "Death Race 2000."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    This is the kind of movie that was doomed on the page, both by an inherently problematic premise and ill-conceived character motivations.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Broadway musical purists will shudder in horror, but parents will be whistling a happy tune that there's at least one acceptable pic out there for their kids.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Chaos may not quite be "the most brutal, horrifying film ever made," as its garish ads promote. But it does contain moments as thoroughly sickening as any in Herschell Gordon Lewis' or Lucio Fulvi's bloody exploiters.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Partially biographical story of a rich kid's unplanned encounter with the Marines and his even more random romance with a schizophrenic movie starlet is contrived and emotionally incomplete, and strained further by self-consciously cockeyed dialogue.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Utterly drab and desperate for laughs.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Lacking the kind of fire and energy that the best youth movies demand, leads Ash and Russell display skills better tuned to the small screen.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    To be sure, Kelley's Emmy-winning brand of off-kilter humor and cockeyed affection for rural folk is on display, but his attempt here to blend the citified angst of "Ally McBeal" (co-star Bridget Fonda was Kelley's first choice as that series' lead) with the countrified absurdisms of "Picket Fences," plus bits out of the Peter Benchley playbook, doesn't hold water.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    There seems to be no bottom to Going Down, a lame also-ran in the rapidly declining teen gross-out comedy genre.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Voice work is weirdly awful and funny at the same time.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Sloppy and dull in equal measures.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    As generic as its title.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Little more than a slipshod, trashy, sometimes exploitative thriller.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Nonsense, hysterics and many cuppas spill in Caffeine, an ensembler that serves up a menu's worth of forced and trite situations.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A quasi-metaphysical revenge Western that remains as elusive as a distant mirage on a long, dusty trail.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Suffers greatly from both a visibly constrained budget and an extraordinarily dated feeling.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Murphy's story lacks even the basic form that held most of "The Nutty Professor" together.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    This tale of mismatched lovebirds begins with considerable charm but eventually loses its winning ways with an excess of ridiculous elements.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Writer-editor-director Paul F. Ryan makes the mistake of focusing on an ungainly and, finally, unplayable verbal match between two high schoolers.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A romantic-comedy melodrama that’s too gentle by half.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A dumbed-down remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's disturbingly abstract Japanese horror film.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Commits any number of comedic violations during an aimless pursuit of laughs.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Rude, crude and, uh, cosmopolitan, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo waves the flag for R-rated politically incorrect studio comedy but doesn't top the laugh ratio of the first Deuce misadventure.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    At the most basic level, Boricua's Bond is at war with itself.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Tries to salvage its dopey premise with frantic final-reel plot contortions.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Awful and subversively spunky at the same time.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Launched with a few surprising touches and a disturbingly bloody prelude, horror pic collapses under the weight of its own dull conception and weak direction, dialogue and character portraits.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Utterly lacking the drive and roller-coaster energy expected of top action pics, this latest try at repackaging "Speed" is a Kmart version of a Jerry Bruckheimer production.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    There are stiff politicians and there are stiff political movies, but the rigidity of the White House-based fairy tale that is First Daughter is in a category even pollsters may have a hard time assessing.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Demonstrates no improvement or enhancement. But the action this time is even less inspired than past battles
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Mansion's drab comic strokes and narrative render the movie almost superfluous.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Although Erica Beeney's script beat out more than 7,000 entries, the screen version dulls her potentially distinctive voice with deadly doses of sentimentality.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A much more intense action vehicle for hero Ash Ketchum and his band of pocket monster trainers than its leaden, sometimes claustrophobic predecessor.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Technically and comedically strained by the demands of its special effects-filled haunted house setting. Worse, the need to top the first pic's outlandish stunts is ghoulishly unfulfilled and terribly ironic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Doubly disappointing considering that it marks the first feature by Rwandan filmmakers to address the country's 1994 Hutu-on-Tutsi genocide, Kinyarwanda awkwardly and fitfully patches together a half-dozen story strands meant to provide a panoramic view of war and reconciliation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    The rags-to-near-riches saga of "Goal!" has turned into a risible riches-are-awful tale in Goal II: Living the Dream.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    In recent years, Steven Seagal has been steadily losing any firm standing as even a B-grade actioner icon, and by the genre's most basic standards, he now displays a visible fatigue and lack of interest that proves deadlier than any of his hero's skills.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    No cuddly, funky "Pokemon" pocket monsters populate this pic; this game is for the big kids, rife with a ruthless tone, heightened violence and cold calculation. However, fans will put up with a dull tale to finally see their obsession on the bigscreen.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Overshadowed by vastly superior sports movies like Invincible and hardly disguising its low-budget sources, pic isn't in any kind of shape for the theatrical leagues.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A remarkably boring comedy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Stuffed with attitude but just as hackneyed as the original, Love Don't Cost a Thing brings a year of exceptionally lame youth comedies to a fitting conclusion.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Morrow displays keen attention to physical detail, but starring both behind and in front of the camera looks to have been a mistake here.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Little more than a mall movie designed to kill time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    As weak and banal as its thoroughly uninvolving central character.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A perfect example of the sad trend in contempo Latin American filmmaking to imitate old Tarantino with only a fraction of the stylistic cojones, frantic comedy dealing with two pairs of confused guys and one pair of kidnap victims is an empty exercise that loses its juice before first reel's end.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    The resulting film is a trite piece of storytelling, with character development and plot points that feel not so much lived in as borrowed from other movies.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Lame stuntwork and subdued thrills indicate not just a low-budgeter, but a blindness to what target aud demands.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    The more Marc Fusco and co-writer Michael Garrity's script aims for cleverness, the more it unravels.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A dull afterthought and a sorry vehicle for the comic expression of Martin Lawrence.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Supposedly, Pokemon can't be killed, but Pokemon 4Ever practically assures that the pocket monster movie franchise is nearly ready to keel over.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    This extremely plot-thickened tale finally offers little more than the usual genre elements pushed to the kind of extremes that recall the acrid "The Way of the Gun."
    • Variety
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Flubs nearly every opportunity to be the comedy it wanted to be.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A valiant but seriously flawed attempt to belie the notion that if you remember what you did in the '60s, you weren't there.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    Shrouded by memories of better times and better movies, Frank Gorshin and Rodney Dangerfield's final screen appearances are unfortunately in the thoroughly hapless and embarrassing comedy, Angels With Angles.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    It ends up a grinding, ludicrous depiction of a thuggish Bosnian's abuse of his sister.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    An odd case of filmmaking with a crystal-clear subject but no guiding dramatic premise.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Feels entirely a part of an already faded go-go era. Pic is too late by a mile and rightly dumped in a few theaters by Fox, which will doubtless send it to video bins faster than you can say gigabyte.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Writer-director Jack Piandaryan appears as tone-deaf to his miscalculated dialogue as he is unable to eke out convincing perfs from his cast.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Surely one of the most frantic, virulent and foul-natured Christmas season pic ever delivered by a Hollywood studio.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Though the superhero's fans have long awaited his close-up, the Devil's bounty hunter -- complete with a burning skull for a head and a killer motorcycle in flames --materializes in a movie that never measures up to his infernal potential.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    This deliberately pre-'90s slice of rock 'n' roll-tinged sci-fi horror, decorated with anything but the latest in special effects, seems particularly grungy and marginal.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Fails to stir the emotions despite its heavily melodramatic drive.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Haplessly blends live-action and visually repellent computer-animated work.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    A woefully under-realized story of small-time boxers enjoying perhaps their last moment in the spotlight.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Misbegotten, unimaginative buddy pic.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Sadly symbolizes the decline of the Western. The 36th bigscreen version of the exploits of the James-Younger Gang is one of the least convincing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    A lark gone utterly awry.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Perfs are either absurdly stiff or over-the-top, and effects and makeup look like they were made in someone's garage.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Pic is hermetically sealed in a synthetic wrapping that's so total -- Sony's top-flight high-def cameras, visibly low-budget CG work, exceptionally hackneyed and imitative action and dialogue --that it arrives a nearly lifeless film.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Remote, non-involving and finally incomprehensible.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Young teen girls will flock to pic in droves, dragging their boyfriends or other girlfriends.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Most discomforting of all is the sight of world-class actors stuck in such threadbare material.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    More boring than stomach-churning, the film nevertheless contains scattered scenes and sequences so far beyond the tolerance of the squeamish that it can't be overstated.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Lacks the comic style or abandon to make its cynical turn on male-female relationships anything more than a short-lived stunt.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Has the stench less of rotting flesh than the whiff of a thoughtless quickie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Though Muniz and Bynes make a somewhat likable team, their funniest skills are dampened by the material's insistent stupidity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Pity the children for whom this is their intro to the world of Grimm, for while pic stays to basic outline of the original story in opening and closing sections, the large middle is stuffed with badly staged slapstick and painful stabs at hip dialogue in an arch attempt to cater to modern kids.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    A collection of sentimental and emotional moments in search of a movie.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Even dumb farce has to be built on logic, but that crumbles in the face of a set of tired routines playing off of stock types.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Fires nothing but blanks.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    The question isn't where is the love but where are the laughs?
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    A sign that the Sandler comedy empire is expanding and reaching new depths of pure gross-out stupidity.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Will greatly peeve many hardcore fans.
    • 5 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    Amateurish, undramatic and bereft of any sense of pacing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    A lineup of comic actors running on empty long before the dust settles.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    The proper mix is never found. Ill-conceived and expensive project that winds up looking like a bunch of talented thesps slumming it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Koehler
    A comedy in the last century and a drama in the new one. At least, that's the dumbfounding impression left by writer-director Oliver Parker's utterly miscalculated film adaptation of Wilde's play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 10 Robert Koehler
    Midnight moviegoers aren't so desperate that they will opt for such trailer trash.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Koehler
    A poorer film than the paltry original even as it strikes a self-consciously clever pose.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Koehler
    A shoddy vehicle for Jamie Foxx to ride into the summer season on.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Koehler
    A horror movie without horror, a spook pic without spookiness and a metaphysical drama without the slightest spiritual tug, Soul Survivors virtually dwindles away on the screen.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Koehler
    Overall aroma of movie junk food.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Koehler
    Patently absurd in both the details and larger aspects, the ultraserious pic is undermined by poor casting.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Koehler
    Perhaps thinking he had a farce to play with, Flender encourages tons of mugging; by overplaying what should be underplayed, helmer and cast deliver a fatal stab to the intended comedy-horror.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Koehler
    In its overwhelmingly artificial depiction of the street gangs that ruled Brooklyn's mean streets in the 1950s, Deuces Wild draws from a phony deck.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Koehler
    An especially insipid example of the Hollywood message movie.

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