Tasha Robinson

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For 558 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 0.1 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 Sydney White
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 558
558 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    The Hateful Eight is a feature-length battle between thoughtful sophistication and the filmmaker's sloppiest and most self-indulgent instincts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Goes from sleepily hypnotic to riveting over the course of 90 minutes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    If this is a documentary, it's a profoundly embarrassing one, in which Affleck has exposed Phoenix's soul and found it shallow and damaged. If it's a mockumentary, though, its greatest value is in pointing out the media's gullibility, and reminding audiences that even in an age of limited privacy, they still have to question what they're told and even what they witness themselves. It's cruel either way, but riveting nonetheless.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    At its best, Brave accesses all the complicated feelings involved between a parent and a rebellious adolescent: the mutual frustration, the lack of communication, the way conflicting desires can mask love without weakening it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Chicago 10 is a lot of fun, but it could stand to take its subjects a little more seriously, if only because they themselves are so frequently goofy that mocking them is complete overkill.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Until the "creep + orphans = happy family" formula starts demanding abrupt, unconvincing character mutations, Despicable Me is a giddy joy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Not every joke works, on paper or on screen. But Fey and Poehler at least look like they're having fun, and they make it easy to get pulled along for the ride, no matter how awkward it gets.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    It's the next best thing to being there, in that it's likely to make shuddering viewers intensely glad that they weren't.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    As a pure cinematic experience, it's exhilaratingly, brutally beautiful.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    The film is a sumptuous, handsome portrait of a woman poised fearfully on the brink of decline, yet too proud to grab at rescue.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Veers in and out of conventionality, and ultimately sinks into it at the end. But first, it deals with old types in new ways, raising issues as it raises hackles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Hurt steals scenes with a brilliantly nuanced character, a man bitter enough to make every line delivered to his peers a challenge or an accusation, yet experienced enough to present those challenges with an ingratiating politesse that only cracks in extremis.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    The trouble with Bashir's extraordinary technique is that it lacks the confrontational realism of live footage; the extreme stylization of the animation can be distancing, making it hard to relate the images to real events and people. But that's also part of Folman's point.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    The connections and the meaning aren't immediately apparent, and viewers are given plenty of time to find their own patterns and invent their own associations. Then, in its final half-hour, it pulls all the threads together, and a breathtaking bigger picture finally comes into focus.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Superhero fans will likely be into Push just for the cool-factor of watching embattled heroes and villains in tense war of wits, wills, and skills. That broader audience is less likely to come along for the ride.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Machine Gun Preacher is stirring when it presents Childers as a hero, but it does its most impressive work when it addresses him as a flawed, struggling, but still determined man.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    While Rise Of The Guardians boasts a great deal of visual energy and amounts to a lot of fun, it's mostly lacking in that kind of depth elsewhere.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    For all the inevitable comparisons to March Of The Penguins, Arctic Tale isn't quite a nature documentary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    These stories are frightening, but they contain few shocks or flinches; they're deeper and more psychological, more about adult anxiety than pure terror.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    9
    It’s a perfectly functional, fairly scary kids’ film, with plenty of craft and creativity to keep adults occupied. But with a story as sophisticated as its visuals, it could have been much more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    However crafted their stories may have become, and however reluctantly they participate, their sacrifice will be appreciated by history, and by the next generation of voyeurs as well.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Géla Babluani is unmistakably a first-timer, and his debut project is raw and rough-edged. But he aces the way simple images can make the most of a simple story.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    "Chasing Amy" star Joey Lauren Adams makes a competent, tender writing and directing debut with Come Early Morning, but the film is still entirely in Judd's hands.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    This is the darkest, saddest, most sophisticated Harry Potter film yet.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    What makes Fifty Dead Men work is the story’s sheer moral complexity, which dares viewers to sympathize with anyone onscreen for more than a few minutes at a time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Narratively, Trance is questionable, but Boyle and Hodges whisk past all the unlikely developments with enough verve and style to keep audiences from thinking too hard until after they’ve left the theater.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    The setup is rote, almost insulting, but it's smarter than it looks: Once the pieces are in place, Kazan's script reveals a deeper game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    For all the verbal jokery, it's more tragedy than farce.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    Conversations is well-calculated and well-ordered, and it manages an equilibrium that a science lab would envy.

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