Tasha Robinson

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For 636 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tasha Robinson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The King
Lowest review score: 0 Shark Night 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 636
636 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Tasha Robinson
    The performances are winning, the story is surprising without relying on unlikely twists, and the relationships are the richest and most nuanced since Leigh's "Secrets & Lies."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Tasha Robinson
    It’s sloppy and slippery, but for a $5 million movie, it’s remarkable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Tasha Robinson
    The film lacks the narrative tightness, stark beauty, and gripping intensity of Granik’s feature-film work. But it has much of the nuance, and the emotional impact.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    It's a patient film, and it requires some patience from its audience. But its rewards are gentle and winning, and for once, a cinematic history lesson doesn't feel artificial and processed in every pore.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Carney’s emphasis is more on performance than craftsmanship. His camera lovingly covers the actual act of bringing music to life, and he makes being in the middle of a band look like the most revitalizing and rewarding place on Earth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Tasha Robinson
    One of Arnold's greatest accomplishments in American Honey is in illustrating, with a loose and comfortable storytelling style, how these misfits build a form of easy intimacy without really opening up to each other, or getting attached.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Tasha Robinson
    The larger messages about spirituality often seem forced, and it's more compelling to focus on Lee's visceral cinematic experience than on the larger, fuzzier messages Martel's story conveys about humanity's connection with God.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    What keeps the story fresh isn't so much Guadagnino's swooning sense-reveries, which sometimes flow with dreamlike wonder and sometimes just drag; instead, most of the power comes from Swinton, who always makes the most of characters imbued by passion, but straitjacketed by expectations.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 42 Tasha Robinson
    At least in the last half-hour, Bay's incredibly sloppy continuity and overeager rush to action pays off.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Tasha Robinson
    Unlike Fisher’s book, the film is warm and comforting, occasionally sad but more often giddy and gleeful. It’s a melancholy final visit in light of the recent death of both its subjects. But it’s still a rare chance for viewers to sneak behind those weird, eccentric compound gates, and hang out as if they were part of the family.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    A solid documentary feeling of “you are there” isn’t always a substitute for “…but here’s what happened when you left, and here’s what it all meant.”
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Markovics largely rescues the film with his mesmerizingly layered, steady performance as a man who solves the problem of compromise by refusing to admit that he's compromising.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Tasha Robinson
    None of Ex Machina’s broad strokes are surprising: The story falls out so predictably at every stage that it can be frustrating. It’s the details that are surprising, and purposefully alarming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    This is the darkest, saddest, most sophisticated Harry Potter film yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Its crowd-pleasing, action-packed brand of frenetic parody promises to spread Chow's mythos even further.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    The colorful characters don't entirely hide the fact that this is a lesser Pixar film, coasting on Finding Nemo's popularity, and telling a too-similar story that isn't as ambitious or emotionally intense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Tasha Robinson
    It's a gorgeously rendered marvel that pulls out all the stops to wow its viewers, but in spite of its crowd-pleasing ploys, it holds onto its integrity with a smart and surprisingly deep story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 42 Tasha Robinson
    The joys of watching a man carry out his own therapy onscreen are fairly limited.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Tasha Robinson
    There’s a good deal of the sick-and-twisted element of The ABCs Of Death here, but managed with better pacing, more maturity, and more room to build each segment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Tasha Robinson
    Favreau and Marks’ version is surprisingly daring in its use of violence, and its physical and emotional darkness. It’s also creative, occasionally in bizarre and colorful ways.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Tasha Robinson
    Filmed in long, quiet takes across gorgeous, all-but-empty landscapes, Mountain Patrol feels more like Gus Van Sant's "Gerry" than like the cops-and-robbers thriller its plotline suggests.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    It’s an artful, funny, endlessly surprising little acting and writing showcase that shows just how far it’s possible for writers to take tired, clichéd characters, by treating them as human beings and caring what goes on underneath the surface of the easy jokes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    While it’s less playful and less giddily, enjoyably excessive than The Guard, it explores similar ground, as a good-hearted man largely abandoned by his community attempts to do the right thing as he sees it. But it brings in much more complicated matters of religion and morality, asking what it means to be a man of faith in an age of doubt.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    The weight of graphic, grotesque violence hangs over the entire movie. But the daring emotional violence lingers longer, well after the lights go down on the final shot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Water is gorgeously composed and beautifully shot, with a dogged emphasis on water imagery and symbolism, and a luscious sense for color. It's often profoundly beautiful. But its distanced, calculated attempts to draw sympathy, from its wide-eyed child protagonist to its sad-eyed, personality-free lovers to its fairy-tale ending, all blunt the meaning behind that beauty.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    It’s a heightened, sometimes stagey take on a trashy exploitation flick, but it is mesmerizing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Tasha Robinson
    The characters are simply rendered, but when it comes to capturing cities and scenes, the cinematography takes on the color and detail of a Mexican street mural.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    Mangold delivers a taut modern take on a lesser classic, preserving the "High Noon" themes about doing the right thing against all odds, and injecting a more modern pacing and urgency without going overboard. His film isn't Leonard's classic, but it's a solid, genre-respecting Western in its own right.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Wasikowska doesn't seem much changed from her "Alice" role, and she trips through Jane's adulthood as though it were a fantasia instead of a moody suspense story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    The film moves effortlessly, with plenty of tense thrills and surprise reveals. It’s relentless, but rarely rushed. The action is terse, and in one unexpected case, breathless and terrifying.

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