Tasha Robinson
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For 509 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 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tasha Robinson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Promise
Lowest review score: 0 Sydney White
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 509
509 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Tasha Robinson
    There are no surprises in Dreamer--except that for all its visible and unselfconscious schmaltz, it's actually pretty enjoyable.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Tasha Robinson
    As silly as it is, Sisterhood is smart as well, about the modern draw of victimization and attention, and how people (not just girls, and not just teenagers) who live life on a perpetually scrolling online stage can become starved for validation in any form.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Tasha Robinson
    Shou focuses on a meaty subject, and he has an insider's access to the world he's exploring. But his behind-the-scenes film doesn't spend nearly enough time behind the scenes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Tasha Robinson
    Riddick taps into a primal well of audience wish-fulfillment, but over the course of its unrelieved, monotonous length, it does its best to suck that well dry.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Tasha Robinson
    Greenstreet's film at least serves as a reminder of how useless public debate becomes when everyone's screaming and no one's listening.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    It's unclear whether Frederick's an awful actress or a tremendous one pretending to be awful, but either way, it's hard to pity her nasal, pushy, babyish Iowa girl.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Trouble is, it's too rambling and digressive to feel focused, yet too calculating to feel as observational and natural as a good Altman flick.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Trouble is, most of the major changes took place inside her head and heart, which makes her story a natural fit for a book, but an awkward one for a film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    The Da Vinci Code isn't terrible. Brown's novel presented its concepts seriously, as food for thought; Howard's glossy version is more of a snack, designed to be taken only slightly more seriously than "National Treasure," and with the much the same sense of a puzzle-based thrill ride.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Brick Lane comes far too late to be groundbreaking, and tries to do too much to be fully coherent, but its talent for avoiding obvious choices on all fronts, narratively and stylistically, make it worth a look.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    While the content is colorful and the actors seem up for the task, a flawed script and Oristrell's unemphatic direction let all the impact dribble away.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Hotel Transylvania is occasionally the kind of fast-moving, gag-a-second film that relies on quantity of humor rather than quality.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Identity Thief establishes its priorities: Expansive character business is front and center; actual character-building is in the margins, almost off the map.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Far too much of the film is devoted to eye-rolling pop-culture gags and long montages set to recycled Elton John songs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Eastwood's prim, respectful biography presents Hoover in turn as a muddy political metaphor, a lesson in self-mythologizing, and a case history in repression, but never particularly as a man.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Francine is so minimalist that it has to rely almost entirely on Leo for solidity, and it would be a far stronger film if it supported and framed her more effectively.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Puncture excels in the smaller touches, from Shaw's quiet performance to the woozy, unrushed motel idylls where the hard-driving Weiss finally slows down for a few breaths.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    First-time director Mark Palansky is trying for a deft, hip, modern fairy-tale feel, but the odd material, sprawling story, and complicated tonal balancing act get away from him, and the film winds up as a poorly paced tug-of-war between sweet quirk and sloppy camp.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Tries tremendously hard to win audiences over with manly derring-do, exciting action, and impossible-obstacles-overcome uplift. And it's undeniably compelling for minutes at a time
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    At times, Higher Ground feels like a lower-stakes "Welcome To The Dollhouse" for adults: It's a systematically built portrait of disappointment and despair, centering on a perpetual underdog looking for affection and surety in any possible form. But while Higher Ground is less painful than Dollhouse, it's also less passionate.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Only those already predisposed to love a TMNT movie that at least LOOKS edgy are likely to care.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    A harmless feel-good movie that tries to tell audiences what it's like to be a victimized immigrant, and mostly winds up telling them what it's like to have their heartstrings yanked, gratuitiously and often.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Like the big shiny sphere at its center, the film is fairly pretty, but there's no real sense that there's anything inside it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Unfortunately, the story rarely rises above cookie-cutter kids'-fantasy tropes.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Many of Flowers' individual performances and scenes are striking and masterful, but taken as a whole, it's less a film than a rallying cry of "Our people feel more deeply than yours."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Lightning is a funny, fast-moving movie, packed with barbed one-liners, goofy hyperbole, and all the oversized exasperation of teen angst. But it's too acid, particularly where Colfer is concerned.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    Poe was a flawed figure, but his greatest strength was in avoiding convention, or reinterpreting it to create something new. The Raven aspires to both, but abandons those ambitions to lie limply on the floor - only this, and nothing more.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    With its simple-goal-driven plot, its wordy, cutscene-like interludes, and its stiffly modeled characters, it wouldn't even make for a particularly high-end videogame.

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