Robert Koehler

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For 508 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 9.6 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 Freddy Got Fingered
Score distribution:
508 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    An unembarrassed, high-octane demonstration of the virtues of a U.S. military with a mission, the latest war pic from 20th Century Fox -- a studio with a proud tradition in this field -- couldn't be better timed to fit the popular mood.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    The temptations of allowing a promotional video to seep inside a genuine non-fiction study nearly overtake East of Havana and its look at a bubbling hip-hop culture in Cuba.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Before the music takes over, the film inserts a few bits of charm, such as Emmylou Harris excitedly following the latest Major League Baseball scores.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Falco, light years from "The Sopranos," is exquisitely vulnerable and her scenes play well with Hutton, in his finest role in years as a good man who knows he's sold out.
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    • 60 Robert Koehler
    The unlikely success story of superstar Brazilian country music duo Zeze di Camargo and Luciano receives a polished if highly manipulative treatment in Two Sons of Francisco.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Fascinating if overly self-involved Slamdance entry is among the few U.S. pics that deliberately smudges the line between non-fiction and invention as it tells how Crumley and Buice meet online and develop a relationship.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    The time away from the ring has done Rocky and the franchise some good, although it takes pic a good long while to gather momentum and clout before a surprisingly satisfying third-act heavyweight bout.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
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    A brawny commercial attraction strategically tapping into the auds for extreme sports, spy pix, thrill rides, popcorn actioners and anyone looking to see Diesel kick butt, blow stuff up and/or take his shirt off.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    This rambling and episodic autobiographical saga of three friends coming of age in Inglewood, Calif. (aka The Wood) in the '80s is so determined to be likable that it forgets to be interesting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Zhang Yimou's strangest and most troubled film, abounds in hysterical, mannered Tang Dynasty-era palace intrigue and dehumanized CGI battle sequences.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    As a showcase for rising young star Michael Angarano and Christopher Plummer, pic offers the pleasures of connecting Hollywood traditions and generations in the spirit of Peter Bogdanovich's films about and inspired by the movies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    As beautiful as it is unrevealing, James Longley's Iraq in Fragments rests on a debatable but firm premise -- that the embattled country is irrevocably separated by its three dominant groups, Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds -- but brings back nothing journalistically substantial from the war front .
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Takes a notorious true story about a loyal soldier-turned-bank robber, and pumps it up into charged if uneven entertainment.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Unusually slick, mini-budgeted and broad piece of slapstick that liberally borrows from Neil Simon and "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight'' with the twist that gay hit men are the romantic heroes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Unlike the disturbingly mysterious original, Saw III is a neatly wrapped-up package that explains everything -- including Jigsaw's evil contraptions and the background of his crazed female assistant.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Exceptionally strong cast is pictures beating heart.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Assuming the victims' point of view in the type of kidnapping that's now epidemic in Latin America, Jonathan Jakubowicz's Kidnap Express depicts a nocturnal Caracas with tense energy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Smokin' Aces blows some cool smoke rings until it makes the very un-cool mistake of overstaying its welcome.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    The winner by a knockout is Eddie Jones...Without Jones, pic is a standard drama on the sweet science with the usual tropes and a slight tweak on the usual conflicts.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Good-natured but only memorable as a platform for the amusingly feisty Peter Falk, The Thing About My Folks plies a light approach to the problems grown children face when their parents appear on the verge of divorce.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Extraordinary perfs by a mostly young cast likely will be cancelled out by the grim subject.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    With intermittently amusing glee, writer-director Ryan Shiraki's tyro film, Freshman Orientation, frolics through the political minefields of a typical college campus.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Powered by exceptional displays of physical filmmaking, Deep Blue Sea is pulled back to shore by the usual suspects -- weak plotting and weaker dialogue.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Because plot is the sum total here, the alarming holes, inconsistencies and impossibilities in Chris Morgan's script corrode this drama of distress.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    A satire for its time. What Judge is less sure of here than in his previous, perfectly pitched live-action comedy "Office Space," is how to build a complete movie around his key ideas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Unlikely to draw new fans but destined to please followers who couldn't catch the live act.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    A mixed bag of near-risible storylines, second-rate CG effects, some fabulous set pieces, somewhat cartoonish martial arts fighting and difficult international casting.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    A determined and often affecting romance that doesn't speak down to audiences.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Comes too late, far surpassed by similar and more visually stunning devices in "The Matrix," and even by the mind-bending realities of "eXistenZ."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Koehler
    Picture's leaps into the fantastic and rampantly farcical tend to be overextended, but finally don't detract from what is a well-judged, light entertainment.

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