For 54 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stina Chyn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 80 The Last King of Scotland
Lowest review score: 20 AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 54
  2. Negative: 2 out of 54
54 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Stina Chyn
    Beneath its morbid exterior, Sunshine Cleaning projects a tender portrait of how people help out others and seek a better life for themselves.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Stina Chyn
    In addition to a very engaging script, Forrest Whitaker and James McAvoy amazingly express the tension and the camaraderie shared by Amin and Garrigan.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Stina Chyn
    Splendid.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Stina Chyn
    Absolutely--four out of five stars for being cuter, funnier, and, besides, the character design far exceeded my expectations.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Stina Chyn
    Even if you already knew the facts, you won’' be able to help but reflect in awe at how much progress in the fight against discrimination has been made on a societal level.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    A little bit of screwball comedy and a lot of film noir, add a dash of suspense-drama, and half a dozen card tricks too, then you have the recipe for making The Brothers Bloom.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    Neither hater nor admirer, I still get wrapped up in his (Owen) mannerisms and emerald stare.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    McGowan’s film isn’t just about following this boy’s private quest to accomplish the impossible. It is also about how he affects the other characters in the film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    In terms of "narrative," the film keeps excellent pace, maintains your attention, and educates you on psychological ramifications of memory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    When The Namesake ends, one feels as though one has lived with the characters instead of just watching them.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    Overall, I found myself not hating the film. There's just one thing that troubles me about the way Nancy Drew is depicted. She is determined, a perfectionist, uber-organized, and efficient. Those qualities can be associated to geekdom, but they’re also symptoms of someone with a propensity for disordered eating or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Hmmm.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    Hathaway's exuberance and dramatic range are fitting for this portrayal of the celebrated literary figure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    The acting is unquestionably strong, the songs are integrated appropriately (functioning as both audio bridges and dramatic enhancements), and yet something is missing in how the individual pieces of the film--the story, the themes, and the violence--fit together.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    Impressively stays away from the cheese and the sap that ordinarily accompany holiday pictures.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    For Carmen, Tibby, Lena, and Bridget, their sisterhood shines even brighter the second time around.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    I'd like to recognize Russell Gewirtz for a screenplay that boasts humor, an impressive plot twist, and for setting up plenty of room for De Niro and Pacino to get their grooves back in order.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    So think of it this way: Miracle at St. Anna is a Spike Lee joint that possesses a European texture in the vein of Guillermo Del Toro and Jean Pierre-Jeunet. Imaginative, thought-provoking, and intense.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    Two-and-a-half hours of family bickering, bantering, and pummeling can be draining for the viewer, particularly when many of the characters are easy to dislike.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    A chick flick in the purest sense--it's not about men or falling in love--and is quite funny.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Stina Chyn
    Oddly engaging and has me wishing I could spend a week observing Jeannie, Lauren, and Merrill...you know, without a camera as a mediator.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    Conveys a much louder political message and the implementation of violence reflects as much.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    For most of the film's 104 minutes, the characters have experiences that range from serious to zany. Although I can't formulate a better resolution to the narrative conflicts, I Love You, Man ends on a note that is too cute and conventional to accept.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    A horror film that scares you to insomnia is good in the sense that it succeeds in what it sets out to do.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    As a matter of fact, Initial D is an anti-car racing film. It's not about thrills; it's about how to perfect the art of drifting, philosophy, and how to transcend the human condition.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    ATL
    House definitely put a smile on an insider's face, but outsiders can enjoy the ATL too. The only prerequisite here is the ability to laugh.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    A brilliant exploration into the implications of Freud’s theories on one family.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    Isn't a bad film per se--it’s just an empty film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    I generally wince at the thought of a foreign film receiving a Hollywood do-over, but No Reservations satisfactorily Americanizes its German predecessor by taking an originally more serious story and adding to it a lighter, more comedic tone.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    An amusing and timely distraction.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    The Bank Job secures the viewer’s attention pretty quickly and does not relinquish that hold for a second.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    Whether you’re a casual or an ardent follower of M. Night Shyamalan's films, The Happening could alienate or dominate your thinking cap. Remember--it's perfectly acceptable to laugh one second and shriek the next.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    To be sure, The Love Guru is incredibly funny. Side-splitting laughter only stops when the movie does, so don't expect it to linger all the way to the parking lot.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    The cast is genuine in their emotions, the film depicts them that way, and the camera doesn’t feel compelled to go hand-held crazy--which is refreshing.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    Peretz's film continuously subverts the audience's expectations of what should likely happen given genre conventions.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Stina Chyn
    Funny and well-acted, but it’s just shy of being compelling enough to be remembered.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    One of the oddest and surely the longest cinematic experiences you may ever encounter.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    If you have nothing more stimulating to do on a Friday night, Underclassman could provide the entertainment--not enlightenment--you seek.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    When a film is more conducive to a scholarly dissection than a consumerist examination, the film is incredibly clever, pragmatic, or pretentious. In the case of Domino, it's all of the above.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    What prevents Hostel from fully harnessing the suspense factor in its rising action, climax, and conflict resolution is the insufficient impetus to pity or to feel too badly for Paxton and Josh.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    As much as you'd like the characters to become better people and beat Jigsaw's game, there is also a strong desire simply to watch violent spectacle. And somehow, there just isn't enough of the latter.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    Evening”has so much going for it. A great cast, amazing visuals, and solid directing throughout. So why did I leave the film saying aloud to the parking lot, "I didn't like it."
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    It’s mostly eighty-four minutes of puns, double entendres, and Freudian slips.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    The major weakness in Jumper is the piling on of action and narrative in the last ten to twelve minutes. It's as though the editor was rushing to meet a deadline and did the best he could with too much footage.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    As a guilty pleasure, it’s spectacularly entertaining
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    Packs a full plate of gasps and giggles.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    Provides mostly entertaining spectacle.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    Coupled with decent acting but average cinematography and editing, Not Easily Broken hums more fittingly to the tune of a LifeTime television event.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Stina Chyn
    The Collector’s destructive behavior enters the realm of the ridiculous before it ever touches the land of evil-badassness.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 Stina Chyn
    Although it looks cool, appearances aren’t everything.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Stina Chyn
    Fails as a sequel because we’re not in the 90s anymore. Gone are the days when characters could answer questions with questions and hypothetical situations and still sound clever and cool.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Stina Chyn
    I didn't hate this film. I didn't find it to be a waste of time or brain waves. Given the reasons I saw the film, I suppose I'm 50% disappointed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Stina Chyn
    As easy as it is to pass down mantras of fear and hate from parent to child or society to community (and individual), so is the imprinting of courage and compassion through conversation, emulation, books, plays, films, and the like. The Tale of Despereaux, aims to share such a message.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Stina Chyn
    Alyssa Milano is a delight, but her ten to thirteen minutes of screen-time mark her as more of a distraction than substantiation.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Stina Chyn
    The camerawork is a smidge too shaky and the lighting/color design too dark for me to relish the Predator-on-Alien butt-kicking.