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

Robert Koehler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Ballast
Lowest review score: 0 Divorce: The Musical
Score distribution:
507 movie reviews
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    In a brilliant and precise reversal of Hollywood's current casting game of matching older male stars with younger female starlets, Roth takes hold of the mature end of a love affair with the ultra-handsome Becker and steers a course of vivid sexual and emotional power.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Never rising above routine episodic storytelling, White Oleander nonetheless retains something of its source novel's ravaged emotional surface and cool, observant manner.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    With Iraqis pointing cameras at each other, the result is cheerier than might be expected.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    While the loyal male-teen aud core will not be disappointed with the spate of gags just for them, story contains solid date-movie material.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Patiently told and lovingly made.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Diesel makes a violent bid to align himself with the Clint Eastwood-Charles Bronson-Steve McQueen tradition, but he lacks the charisma, emotional strength and humor to do so.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Though it never disguises its sympathies for Kasparov and contempt for a powerful corporation's machinations, documentary is finally a speculation on the limits of the human mind and how truth can never be fully known.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    An unusually intelligent adventure film scaled for younger viewers, which never leaves adults behind.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    While lacking originality, pic is a case of cogent moviemaking that really knows its business. Traces of early Steven Soderbergh and recent Larry David enhance one of the most satisfying comedies in a fallow season.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The most extensive interplay of live action and animation since "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    It's the soundtrack, as much as the opticals, which makes this brief Imax trip a thoroughly sensory experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    While it creaks along at times, director Csaba Kael's new film version of a Hungarian opera masterpiece, Ferenc Erkel's Bank Ban, is ultimately an invaluable entry in the opera-on-film library.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Fascinating assemblage combines strike footage first shot in 1979 by Perry when he was working for the Texas Farm Workers Union with film and video lensed over the ensuing 20-plus years.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Though it can't hide occasionally crude dramatics, pic is an undeniably bold and daring tragedy.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Sensitively and methodically tells the story of the first U.S. soldier killed in the 2003 Iraq invasion.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The textured, thoughtful results may prove too cerebral and abstract for audiences beyond Smith's hardcore followers,
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Smith's utterly natural filmmaking there is impressive.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The film as a whole isn't quite as interesting, though it is noteworthy that action specialist Emmerich has clearly decided to change course here from anything he's previously made. Although this is primarily a writer's film, with John Orloff's screenplay (and dialogue) placed front and center, Anonymous surprises with how classical, staid and traditional Emmerich's mise-en-scene is, never straying from tried-and-true costumer standards.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The picture has a first-rate team of actors who visibly enjoy their roles and the sharp dialogue by Baruchel and Goldberg.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The film observes a guy verging on poverty or riches with a bounty of beautiful imagery and fresh angles on skateboarding culture.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    An unusual example of what can be termed a "gay Christian" film, Cone's feature is among the best of a recent spate of dramas observing American Christian life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The title is an apt one, suggesting that for all its staging and overt theatrics, independent (read: non-WWF) pro wrestling makes huge demands on the body and spirit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    By turns gentle, deadpan, droll and sarcastic, Jimenez's film reflects on Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past" to track a sweet but doomed love affair between literary -- and pleasurably randy -- college students.

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