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 Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Lowest review score: 0 Divorce: The Musical
Score distribution:
507 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Light, taut and compact, the zippy adventure is sometimes much too hip for the room.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Superior sequel, which is the very model of the limber, transnational Hollywood action comedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    The forthcoming line of high-octane summer entertainments will be hard-pressed to top this one for both thrills and wit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Melds a great cause and Dominique's incandescent charisma with care using research from nine years of filming and reporting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Tender, sensitive Sunset Story sidesteps a maudlin tone for a wide-ranging account of two fragile but opinionated retirees.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    A beautifully observant and wholly unpretentious film with roots more in Cassavetes than Sundance-style showbiz.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Irresistibly entertaining and full of unique character portraits.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Eye-popping lensing and an appreciation of social complexities combine for an entirely satisfying experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    A blast and a half -- as entertaining as mainstream American docus get.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Even more than in "Far From Heaven," Moore's housebound wife is a study in pent-up brilliance, with extraordinary devotion to her family.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Magnificently renders a fresh view of life on planet Earth.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Christian Bauer's engaging The Ritchie Boys captures the excitement, ironies and "good war" feel of World War II.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Leo Heiblum's pulsating music and Samuel Larson's dense, fascinating sound editing rewardingly compliment Rulfo's electrifying visuals.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Intense, fair-minded entry in the pileup of Iraq pictures.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Made with gentle grace and sensitivity.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Akomfrah's steady, patient pace makes it fairly easy and ultimately fascinating to absorb his many heady references.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    When this "Enemy Within" settles into key action sequences, such as a stunning nighttime ambush or a daytime battle against Fabio, it becomes wildly entertaining.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    The former Beatle, a longtime Maysles friend, could have found no better documentarian.
    • 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.

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