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 9.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Koehler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Man on Wire
Lowest review score: 0 The One
Score distribution:
508 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    An unusually intelligent adventure film scaled for younger viewers, which never leaves adults behind.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Certainly not a piffle, nor an impressive departure into a new filmmaking realm, Allen's second film in a row about crooks ranks in the middle range of his work.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Both an inspirational sports movie and an unexpected multi-level urban drama that plays by its own clock.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    This amusingly light (but oh-so-gut-busting) reverie on one man's titanic efforts to rise to the top ranks in the very unofficial sport of competitive scarfing goes down quickly as a good example of documaking on freakish behavior and freakier subcultures.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    A history of verse is laid alongside that of warfare, and the ways in which they are braided together proves fascinating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Perky and effortlessly smooth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Full of bold dramatic strokes and complex character shadings.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    A refreshingly honest film about the life and times of Hollywood uber-power player Lew Wasserman.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Stylish and substantial enough to prompt even a couch potato to action, Kelly Duane's Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America delivers a stirring and visually dense account of the life and times of Brower.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Sincere but fairly soft piece of ennobling journalism that gives a positive spin to some of Africa's seemingly intractable problems.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Debuting helmer Ti West taps into the realist-horror spirit of mentor and exec producer Larry Fessenden, and makes a scarier pic than any by his master.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    A vital if less than objective slice of film journalism on the U.S.'s troubled history in the Third World.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    First-time feature director's disciplined objectivity is coupled with humanism in this collaboration with a gifted cast and cinematographer. The artistic success, though, may be a bit too cool.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The cop genre receives a shot of adrenaline in helmer Chris Fisher's Dirty, a no-nonsense dramatic response to the LAPD Rampart scandals of the '90s.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Bruce's efforts to retrace and recover his life after his memory loss contain all the drama and uncertainty of a fine psychological drama.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Viewers unaware of the music --hugely popular among Mexicans -- and the often intensely nationalist sentiments behind it, may blanch at the open chauvinism and celebration of outlaw lifestyles. But part of the pic's strength is its presenting the cultural strain as it is, without comment.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Besides proving to be a faithful mimic of Craven's filmmaking, Aja pours on the gore. But where Aja's version really leaps beyond Craven's both atmospherically and on the violence scale is in the second hour.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Though it can't hide occasionally crude dramatics, pic is an undeniably bold and daring tragedy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Intriguing and surprisingly witty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Because it's bolstered by proud memories of Vietnam vets who turned against the war, Sir! No Sir! rings with an exultant, even elated tone.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    A thoroughly winning and unexpectedly observant lark about the antics of seven Latino skateboarding pals in South-Central Los Angeles.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    For a guerrilla-style, no-budget Yank indie to even tackle issues of jihad terror and naive Western thinking is noteworthy in itself, but Gamazon and Dela Llana inflame the issues with a gutsy, athletic filmmaking package that shows what can be done with a minimum of tools.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Proves that few can maneuver one of Cohen's dusky, lovelorn songs like Cohen himself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Enough action, a tiny pinch of sex and some campy moments from Morgan Fairchild.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Ghost throws its most powerful punch in its second half, reporting on contempo events as a direct repeat of the ghastly Leopold era.

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