For 476 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tasha Robinson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Ponyo
Lowest review score: 0 Shark Night 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 476
476 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    300
    Part of the fascination of the Thermopylae story is that it really happened, and it helped define real heroism. There's nothing remotely like reality to be had in this film.
    • 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.)
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Moshonov's capering, wheedling, and stagey monologuing become deeply taxing, and so does the conclusion, which makes more sense as metaphor than narrative.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    At half the length, and with half of Hanks' sneering pretension, this would make a pretty terrific action film.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Largely, it’s a jellybean of a movie: bright, colorful, sugary, and with no real content.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The film contains almost no rough edges; thanks to decades of previous use, just about every shot and sequence is as polished as a riverbed stone.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Actually, by way of a sequel, the filmmakers could just set Cerveris, Dafoe, and Reilly up for a purr-off. That’d be more fun than most of this film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    For all its successes, Bones remains more crafted than sincere, more meant to look achingly pretty on the screen than to resonate in the heart.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    The film closely follows the pattern of 1992’s "Lorenzo’s Oil," but with fewer filmmaking risks, visceral emotions, and colorful, outsized characters.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    It’s a frustratingly oblique film where few events connect, and fewer moments matter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    It comes to American theaters saddled with narration by Pierce Brosnan, who purrs through the gratingly vague script like the world’s plummiest old half-drunken uncle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Given the subject matter, the answer to "Why watch this doc?" should be "Because it is fantastic." But Geffen, like Everest, will have to settle for "Because it is there."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    More disappointingly, the entire cast seems less committed than they were the first time out.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    It's artless, obvious, and at times insultingly exaggerated. And yet the real-life story of Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin, based on his autobiography, is often dramatic enough to win its way past the silly trappings.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Tasha Robinson
    Most of the content of this film is wheel-spinning or conscious setup for the final installment, and that feels apparent at every melodramatic moment.