Tasha Robinson

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For 659 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tasha Robinson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Inside Out
Lowest review score: 0 Sydney White
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 659
659 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 45 Tasha Robinson
    The film doesn't go far enough in setting its own course. Ayer works to establish those villains as gleeful fantasies of unfettered freedom, then fetters them with maudlin backstories that make them all sad, soulful, misused, and misunderstood.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    The film packs in so much material that it's bound to have dead ends and weak spots, but its confidence in its provocations is compelling.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 49 Tasha Robinson
    Eventually, even perpetual pursuit gets dull, and Jason Bourne finds that point early, then just keeps charging monotonously forward.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 51 Tasha Robinson
    Café Society is an incredibly pretty movie, and a generally unobjectionable one. But like so many Allen films, it feels like it was made primarily for his therapist, and letting the rest of the world in to see it and make their own diagnoses is an afterthought.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Tasha Robinson
    Star Trek: Beyond does have a strength that its two reboot predecessors lacked: it puts the focus squarely on the larger Trek ensemble, rather than solely on Kirk and his relationships.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Tasha Robinson
    Felicioli and Gagnol's latest may be trying to do a few too many things at once, given its short length and genial aims. But it's still something distinctive and different in a sea of shiny mirrors, all reflecting the same slick CGI style back at each other.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Tasha Robinson
    There are a few scary seconds here and there, but for the most part, this is a version of Dahl with the claws clipped, and it feels not just safe, but downright sleepy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 82 Tasha Robinson
    Ghostbusters is a lively, hilarious crowd-pleaser, which is all that's really required of a big summer action comedy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 68 Tasha Robinson
    Waltz is the perfect villain in this setting: He's played this exact role before, as the smug, drawling, creepy aesthete who rarely stops smiling. But he's also capable of pivoting on a dime between real menace and garish, performative evil, between playing a subdued charmer, and the kind of movie-serial baddie who ties women to railroad tracks.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 64 Tasha Robinson
    The heavy threat of sexual assault, physical consumption, and predatory control hangs over the film's treacherous first hour, but once the threat resolves, Neon Demon loses its tension and its power, and then just keeps going.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Tasha Robinson
    A film that so perfectly reveals its characters both through the way they charge past calamity, and the way they subtly reflect their own pasts.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Tasha Robinson
    For all Thompson's talent and promise, King Jack still rests most on the actors, and the way they suggest inner worlds deep enough to get lost in, without pushing or forcing the point.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 62 Tasha Robinson
    It's a knock-down, drag-out fight between storytelling, franchise-making, and fan service, and some casualties were inevitable. But even a messy fight for nuance is better than an apathetic sell-out.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 46 Tasha Robinson
    Not all superhero action films need the MCU's banter or Deadpool's smarm. But you can't play a symphony with a single note. With Apocalypse, Singer never gets around to varying his single, gloomy, dreary tune.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 89 Tasha Robinson
    Foster's daringly different comedy is more interested with observing its well-drawn characters, and what it takes to change them on a fundamental level. It's easy to see it as a drama that fails to fully address America's shortcomings. It's actually something better: an insightful comedy about human perspective.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Tasha Robinson
    It's a cynical look not just at society and its structures and strictures, but at love itself. But it's still mesmerizing in its oddity, and it's exceptionally daring.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Tasha Robinson
    While the characters are distinctive and charming, and the dialogue is often pretty funny, The Nice Guys is a large step down on the ambition scale from Kiss Kiss. Having deconstructed his favorite genre so perfectly, Black has a harder time reconstructing it without leaving out some pieces.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 69 Tasha Robinson
    Comedy is rarely sympathetic to its victims, but by letting all the major characters serve as each other's karma engines, Stoller and the other writers create a hilarious world where everyone can be equally awful, and equally heroic, and equally ridiculous.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Tasha Robinson
    The miracle of Weiner is that like the complicated man at its center, it's open to interpretation. Schadenfreude seekers who just want to see Weiner sweat and suffer will get their money's worth. But so will curious viewers who show up in a spirit of inquiry, looking for the full story. They'll get more than one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Tasha Robinson
    Plenty of films give the viewers far more information and still wind up feeling opaque and distanced from the characters' lives. But The Fits is all about the experience of the moment, and it winds up feeling remarkably immersive and lyrical.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 46 Tasha Robinson
    The film doesn't lack nerve-racking sequences or well-tuned jump scares. But it stitches them all together with a profound lack of character consistency.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Tasha Robinson
    In terms of narrative ambition, and giving meaningful screen time to an ever-growing stable of onscreen characters, Civil War rivals Joss Whedon's MCU standout The Avengers. And in terms of sheer thrill, it surpasses Avengers — at least for fans who come prestocked with an emotional investment in these characters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 79 Tasha Robinson
    Wheatley's past films —€” the dark comedy Sightseers, the genre-defying slasher Kill List, the weird black-and-white micro-project A Field In England —€” come together in this film, which is crazed and violent, strange and appalling, image-driven and a moral lesson, and just plain strange. But Hiddleston's combination of placid calm and seething, hidden rage gives it all an anchor.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 57 Tasha Robinson
    The place the story ends doesn't necessarily fit with where it began, which leaves Hologram feeling like a fractured and uncertain oddity. But at least by the end, it's a beautifully melancholy oddity. It's inconsistent in its intentions, but at least some of those intentions are good ones.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 76 Tasha Robinson
    Elvis & Nixon is at its best when it sticks to what-if whimsy and the enjoyable fantasy of worlds colliding, with all the outlandish possibilities that crossover stories suggest.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 62 Tasha Robinson
    The script glosses over everything that's important to the characters, which makes them vague and poreless. Some sense of specificity, about virtually anything, would be helpful for making them seem less like bare story functions and gag-delivery systems.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Tasha Robinson
    It's a rousing, thrilling adventure, beautifully animated in rich, deep hues with a look that meets neatly between the flow of hand-drawn cels and the smoothness of digital animation. But it's also a powerfully emotional piece, about family and friendship, about betrayal and disappointment, and about first love and old enmities.

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