Robert Koehler

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For 509 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 10.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Koehler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Lowest review score: 0 The One
Score distribution:
509 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    The 10-year run of the “Fast and Furious” roadshow isn’t slowing down a bit in Fast Five, by most measures the best of the bunch, combining fresh casting choices, interesting Rio locales and literally smashing bookended action sequences.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    A blast and a half -- as entertaining as mainstream American docus get.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Burning with a quiet intensity, Monster's Ball is bolstered by a poetic, intelligent sensibility not seen in an American film since Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    The funny stuff continues for a quite satisfying conclusion during the wedding prep and ceremonies, which Stifler single-handedly transforms into his own personal gross-out comedy masterpiece.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Taking the genre to a higher level of intensity, the Welsh-born Evans continues what he started in previous Indonesia-set actioner "Merantau," but this picture will seal his cult status.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    The deft shading he (Byler) elicits from his thesps is of a piece with his dramatics and his understated, artful approach to compositions and movement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Tender, sensitive Sunset Story sidesteps a maudlin tone for a wide-ranging account of two fragile but opinionated retirees.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    With Undisputed, writer-director Walter Hill is back in contention as one of Hollywood's last defenders of the muscular, no-nonsense genre movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    De Felitta seems a born documaker. He brilliantly constructs a tale born of a genuine love of jazz and a need to understand how Paris went from sensation to footnote in a generation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Disney's tradition of intelligent, live-action family period cinema is magnificently revived in Tuck Everlasting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Light, taut and compact, the zippy adventure is sometimes much too hip for the room.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    With verve, style and a fine sense of the human side of surf culture, Jeremy Gosch makes a terrific splash with his debut doc, Bustin' Down the Door.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Eye-popping lensing and an appreciation of social complexities combine for an entirely satisfying experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Adopting a postmodern method quite different from that of his remarkable "The Inner Tour," Ra'anan Alexandrowicz poses his questions from a legal angle, and finds these minds stumped by a system they've professionally defended.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Superior sequel, which is the very model of the limber, transnational Hollywood action comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    As a struggling rocker making a last-ditch attempt to gain shared custody of his daughter, Paul Dano delivers a beautifully wrought performance in a different key from any of his previous roles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Irresistibly entertaining and full of unique character portraits.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    [Mock] has made a movie that vitally captures an extraordinary character in extraordinary circumstances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Detailing the birth, life and death of America's first major urban housing project in St. Louis, Chad Freidrichs' The Pruitt-Igoe Myth combines concise but thoroughgoing sociological-historical analysis and elegant cinematic resources in service of an uncommonly artful example of film journalism.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    So harsh and damning is the pic toward the current Catholic leadership -- personified by Los Angeles-based Cardinal Roger Mahony, who oversaw O'Grady's stewardship at various central California parishes in the 1970s and '80s, that charges the church operates "like the Mafia" sound spot-on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    A beautifully observant and wholly unpretentious film with roots more in Cassavetes than Sundance-style showbiz.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Akomfrah's steady, patient pace makes it fairly easy and ultimately fascinating to absorb his many heady references.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    A stunning indictment of Belgium's brutal colonization of the Congo in the late 19th century, Brit documaker Peter Bate's White King, Red Rubber, Black Death illustrates how European exploitation in Africa caused irreparable damage to the continent.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Director Phil Alden Robinson -- has done just about everything he can do to build a sleek, involving and -- for a few minutes -- terrifying movie that can get viewers past the young Ryan factor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Made with gentle grace and sensitivity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Haroun’s tender but unsentimental regard for his characters allows his storytelling a natural gravitas thoroughly suited to the simultaneously unfolding private and national tragedies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Superbly researched and constructed, pic is an improvement over last year's "The Weather Underground," which backed away from judging political terror on the left.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    The former Beatle, a longtime Maysles friend, could have found no better documentarian.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Often mocked and rarely understood, the movement in communal living that blossomed with Flower Power in the '60s gets its most honest appraisal yet on film with Jonathan Berman's Commune.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Solnicki demonstrates that a work of art can be made from the humble materials of home-shot video and various 8mm formats, especially when the eye and ear behind the camera are as observant and unabashed as they are here.

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