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 9.8 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 Freddy Got Fingered
Score distribution:
508 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    While a local filmmaker’s perspective may have brought more dimensions, the coverage of events here is impressive and on the mark.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Brimming with cinematic confidence, cynicism, chutzpah plus dramatic bungles, Andrew Niccol's ambitious Lord of War views today's international arms trade through its anti-hero.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    The Francises are aces behind the camera, displaying an elegant sense of composition that makes their subject visually ravishing. Andreas Kapsalis' gorgeous score lends doc a grand quality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Gleefully upends expectations and delivers an energetic comedy tracing two guys'all-night search for the perfect White Castle burger.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Christian Bauer's engaging The Ritchie Boys captures the excitement, ironies and "good war" feel of World War II.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Though animated sequels of popular kids' fare tend to perform lower than their progenitors, this one should buck the trend.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Though quite routine on the logistics of deep-sea exploring, pic develops a visual style as it replays the events of the sinking that some viewers may find more visually exciting and satisfying than what Cameron staged in his original mega-blockbuster.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Magnificently renders a fresh view of life on planet Earth.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Samuel L. Jackson instantly takes the mantle from Mr. Shaft himself, Richard Roundtree, and runs with it on pure style and charisma.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The film is, at times, emotionally riveting -- yet also has an institutional feeling, largely because it attempts to cover too much ground in too little time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Smartly and seamlessly blending a cast of talented Argentine and Spanish thesps, Pineyro seems to be testing how much cinema he can derive from a restricted space.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    At its best, Garbus' account quietly depicts a set of wasted lives, and a closing image of Allen's plywood casket carted away by a bulldozer is emblematic of the tragedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Pic drifts onto a familiar obstacle course for its wide-eyed hero, but displays a spirited, open-hearted goodness along the way. Combination of warmth, humor, danger and a cosmopolitan take on young, urban Eire sets pic distinctly apart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    An intelligent overview that makes a radical artist's work comprehensible to audiences with no previous awareness of her or her chosen path.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Oil companies aren't the only ones profiting from a spike in prices at the gas pump. It's likely also to boost the prospects of Who Killed the Electric Car? a likable if partisan post-mortem on the now-defunct auto.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Monica Ali's elegant and critically trumpeted debut novel, Brick Lane, about the travails, conflicting emotions and quiet liberation of a Muslim woman in London, is a far lesser thing in its bigscreen transformation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The textured, thoughtful results may prove too cerebral and abstract for audiences beyond Smith's hardcore followers,
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Proves that few can maneuver one of Cohen's dusky, lovelorn songs like Cohen himself.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The most extensive interplay of live action and animation since "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Sloppy but unconcerned about it, pic offers a trip back in time to a pre-PC and feminist era when men were sexist Neanderthals, women supported them from the sidelines and the guy with the biggest mouth scored.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Smartly engineered to engage sports fans and non-fans, the picture's account of Lithuania's 1992 Olympics bronze medal-winning team, presented as a symbol of post-Cold War freedom.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Ingmar Bergman lays his soul on the line in Marie Nyreroed's gentle, intimate and thorough documentay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Simultaneously teasing and loving a subject doesn't make for easy comedy, but writer-star Will Ferrell and director/co-writer Adam McKay pull it off with good-ol'-boy good nature in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Borrowing heavily from the current trend in zombie comedy and apocalyptic horror but shifting it away from the usual undead norms, pic carves out a fresh angle in the crowded indie horror universe while blatantly stealing ideas from Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Pulse."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Uneasily pivots between comedy and drama, with its best parts strongly reminiscent of Schepisi's previous, British-made drama about aging and dying buddies, "Last Orders."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Despite occasional awkwardness in character motion, viewers will be swept away by the luxuriant creation of alternate universes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Not that it ever rises to the level of Sidney Lumet's Gotham police pics ("Serpico," "Prince of the City"), but 16 Blocks does raise the banner for the tradition of the textured urban cop drama, spurred by action but made substantial by characters at crossroads.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Departing less from his horror bailiwick than he did with "Music Of The Heart" in 1999, Wes Craven retains shocks but dispenses with scares in the negligible Red Eye.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Continually tickles the mind while leaving a heavy lump in the chest, establishing and sustaining a unique low-key tone of mystery and dread.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Smith's utterly natural filmmaking there is impressive.

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