Tasha Robinson

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For 616 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tasha Robinson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Wreck-It Ralph
Lowest review score: 0 Shark Night 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 616
616 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    Mangold delivers a taut modern take on a lesser classic, preserving the "High Noon" themes about doing the right thing against all odds, and injecting a more modern pacing and urgency without going overboard. His film isn't Leonard's classic, but it's a solid, genre-respecting Western in its own right.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    The surreality is distancing, but authentic, believable performances and a low-key affect keep Running From Scissors from turning shrill.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    What is surprising is how he (Darabont) rebounds from his weak, awkwardly compressed opening to produce one of the scariest King films since Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    There's nothing wrong with animation aimed at adults, but this may be the first kids' movie that throws fewer bones to its supposed intended viewers than to their parents.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    Nair's film is a joyous triumph in the way it makes the story accessible, without losing sight of the specifics that make it not just a true story, but a complete and real one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    The film moves effortlessly, with plenty of tense thrills and surprise reveals. It’s relentless, but rarely rushed. The action is terse, and in one unexpected case, breathless and terrifying.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    Cars is a fine example of the formula, with pleasant chemistry, the patented Pixar cleverness, and the usual sweetly melancholy nostalgia courtesy of songwriter Randy Newman.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    For a film about suicide, Wristcutters is agreeably loopy and game. Dukic is bitterly funny rather than maudlin, and his carefully plotted grunge chic, in addition to being cheap, lends the film a great deal of Jim Jarmusch grime to go with its unmistakable Jim Jarmusch quirk.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    Has its heartbreaking moments and its surprise giggles, particularly thanks to Ron Hewat's minor role as a former hockey play-by-play announcer now narrating his nursing-home life.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    The Founder’s biggest strength is that it doesn’t lose the story or the characters in the larger metaphor about the gap between creation and exploitation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    The weight of graphic, grotesque violence hangs over the entire movie. But the daring emotional violence lingers longer, well after the lights go down on the final shot.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Let The Fire Burn is a fascinating look at official overreaction, government overreach, and the corrupting effects of prejudice on powerful institutions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    The story of America's first successful class-action sexual-harassment lawsuit may sound dull, but Caro ratchets up the intensity until every flung epithet and threat stings. The approach is sometimes shrill, but it's effective.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    While The Fault In Our Stars is more pastel watercolor than hard-edged drama, it’s still hugely warm and winning, thanks in large part to Boone’s unfussy, wistful direction.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Nimród Antal's terrific feature debut Kontroll takes some time to get up to speed--but once it's fully underway, it develops a heady momentum and a devastating impact.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Along the way, Murderball surpasses the typical who-will-win sports-film dynamic and becomes a fascinating and personal exploration of quadriplegia.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Whenever it hits its stride, it's a well-acted, vividly executed, full-speed-ahead special-effects extravaganza that puts as much bang as possible into every remaining scene.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    It's a patient film, and it requires some patience from its audience. But its rewards are gentle and winning, and for once, a cinematic history lesson doesn't feel artificial and processed in every pore.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Generations of readers have found The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe to be a gripping adventure that reaches well beyond its religious underpinnings, and this robust version respects both aspects and finds the same winning balance of excitement and meaning.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    It’s a quiet film of modest narrative ambitions and simple shifts. But its technical and visual ambitions couldn’t be higher. It’s as if Ghibli is still trying to raise its own bar, so that even if it’s going out, it’s reminding viewers what they’d be missing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    The beginning of the film is purposefully surprising in many little ways, but the rest of the film is a gorgeously shot, heart-in-throat wait to see whether the payoff can dodge expectations nearly as well. The journey is more important than the destination, but Wladyka makes enough daring choices to make both worthwhile.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Deserted Station plays out like a dream, but Raisian moves comfortably between fantasy and nightmare, real and surreal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    The humor edges against absurdism, but stays self-aware and witty, with that mild-mannered optimism presiding.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    What makes Human Capital a worthwhile experience is the way [Virzí] focuses on understanding his characters’ desires, rather than deriding them as unworthy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Slow West often feels like the Coen brothers’ rendition of True Grit, if they’d brought Wes Anderson in as a collaborator. It’s a shaggy-dog story full of colorful characters and aimless but diverting narrative byways, all delivered with Andersonian solemnity, against a backdrop of deeply saturated colors and meticulously dressed sets.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    The rote hero/villain face-offs are exciting, but the film is in no hurry to fast-forward to them. DeBlois seems to have a real passion for this world, and like Hiccup, he seems much more interested in soaring through the clouds than in fighting on the ground.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    Boxtrolls’ world is fantastically detailed and physical, with every frame crammed with complicated machinery, hand-painted textures and handcrafted props, and a sense of vast and focused attention.

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