Tasha Robinson
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For 485 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tasha Robinson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Coraline
Lowest review score: 0 Shark Night 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 485
485 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Ultimately heads into a standard mismatched-buddy drama that would nestle nicely into a Hallmark movie of the week.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The film's daring, honest ending helps redeem the uneven drama, but the road there may occasionally try the patience of even the most sympathetic armchair revolutionaries.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Sijie mostly adapts his own work dryly and literally—the footage of the Chinese mountainside is breathtaking, but it's the only thing in the film with much depth.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    As trivial as the micro-budget documentary My Date With Drew may seem, it has novelty on its side, and even when that flags, it coasts along on sheer personality.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Kingsley is one of very few lively things about Polanski's plodding, by-the-numbers Oliver Twist. And in this dreary setting, he comes across more as a desperate clown than a saving grace, which makes it all the more awkward that no one else is clowning along with him.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The problem is that both as a director and as an actor, Okuda never makes a particularly convincing case either for sex or for deeper commitment as a road away from the abyss.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Greenberg and Thurman are both engaging, but they can't quite compensate for their characters' shallowness. Streep, on the other hand, just can't stop compensating. Her oy-vey-can-you-believe-the-kid-and-his-shiksa performance is all studied mannerisms with no real heart.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Turning brief fairy tales into sweeping mini-epics has long been Disney's hallmark, but even for a fable, Chicken Little is thin stuff; it's a brief cautionary tale against alarmism, essentially "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" without any of the poetic irony.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Ultimately, The Syrian Bride becomes an overtly political movie, but with all its loose threads and random directions, it feels more like the pilot for an unmade miniseries.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Shamelessly manipulating his audience, wallowing in his highly questionable premise, and above all mocking himself, Arnold bulls ahead enthusiastically and without reservation, and in the process, he brings something like dignity to one of the least dignified movies in recent history.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Everything here is a known quantity except one question that could have been inspired by a Tootsie Roll Pop commercial: How many twists does it take to finally, at long last, get to the predictable ending?
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    It's more like watching a typical animated-shorts collection - a few highlights, a lot of clinkers - than like watching an actual movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The kids Hoot is aimed at weren't around to see all the previous films it echoes, particularly the toothless Disney live-action films of the '70s. They'll probably like Hoot fine. Everyone else in the audience is likely to nod off and have genial, bland, easygoing dreams.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The film makes funny use of music (particularly Lionel Richie's "Hello") and excellent use of Malkovich, but it literally only has one idea in its head, and when that idea runs dry, it's as lost as Conway is without his plethora of Kubrick masks.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Might feel like a colorful little train-wreck drama, but given the recent popularity of such films, it comes across more like a nerdcore clip show, a sort of straight-faced "Epic Movie" for fans of discomfort comedy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    This might be pleasant to watch, in a floaty '70s-movie kind of way, if not for the film's groaning 168-minute length and abrupt thudder of an ending.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Real love is often as complicated and painful as Middle Eastern politics, and Fox might have been better off acknowledging that, rather than making his characters such vague, sweet, safe ciphers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Ten years from now, Beowulf may look like the groundbreaking project that helped kill live-action movies, but for the moment, its uncomfortable jokes and fakey rendering of life leave it wedged firmly in the uncanny valley. (Insert your own joke about Jolie's astonishing animated anatomy here.)
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    At half the length, and with half of Hanks' sneering pretension, this would make a pretty terrific action film.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The script is always shakier than the performers trying to bring it across, and by the third act, it lets them down completely.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The result feels cluttered, overcooked, and underfelt.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    There are good ideas in Around The Bend, but they're presented in outline form, as the bare, dry bones of what could have been a living body.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The Wild Thornberrys Movie's heart is clearly in the right place -- but the Thornberry family's grotesquely huge heads, jutting teeth, stick limbs, and mismatched bodies look even more improbable and unpleasant on the big screen than they do on their TV show.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Where the too-rarefied style and the too-simple substance meet, a compromise is reached, and something uniquely haunting is formed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Well-crafted but frustratingly superficial documentary.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Yamazaki is clearly a science-fiction fan himself, and in Returner, he shows some worthwhile style, if only by stealing the biggest and best possible elements for his serviceably entertaining genre mashup.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    No amount of shoehorned-in razzle-dazzle can keep this forced fable from feeling like a shadow of Kon's early work.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The stories Pérez-Rey's subjects tell are shocking, even moving. But they're also narrow, limited, and staid, and so is the film that contains them.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    It all feels formal and unreal, the product of high ritual. But it also feels like one of the few rituals they're playing out entirely for themselves rather than for the sake of Rønde's neatly packaged modern fairy tale.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    There's nothing extraordinary about mariachi singer Carmelo Muñiz Sánchez, and nothing extraordinary about Mark Becker's documentary profile Romántico.