For 469 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
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Wreck-It Ralph
Lowest review score: 0 Shark Night 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 469
469 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Mostly, it just stands out in a crowded field of tacky also-rans by being a reasonably acceptable, more or less non-obnoxious way to spend an hour and a half.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    It's Macbeth by way of “The Covenant,” all brooding pretty-boys with emo eyes and hipster hair, standing around in gauzily decorated rich-kid boudoirs in the dead of night, and at times, it's too overblown to take seriously.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    The cast is generally excellent, but Hartnett in particular comes across as convincingly complicated, alternately reprehensible and sympathetic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    It's all meant as gory good fun, but once the novelty wears off half an hour in, the rest of the film is only meant for people who absolutely agree with Giamatti's character about that violence thing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    It's all very clever and thought-through, but all the allusions don't much bolster the bland central romance or the paper-thin treatment of '60s social issues.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    It's still a mixed bag with a lot of cutesy awfulness to wade through, but the acerbic ending is enough of a punchline to suggest that Westfeldt understands what a joke this kind of film can be.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    CJ7
    C7J isn't as cutesy as "Batteries Not Included" or "Short Circuit," or as grim as "Gremlins," though it resembles them all in its jerky, semi-comic look at the havoc and helpfulness of weirdo artificial life.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Markovics largely rescues the film with his mesmerizingly layered, steady performance as a man who solves the problem of compromise by refusing to admit that he's compromising.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    The film looks terrific, all Vermeer-style light/dark interplay and sleek design. And Portman is fantastic as the tempestuous Anne.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Dennis Quaid could stand in for Jeff Daniels' similarly toxic snob in "The Squid And The Whale," if only he were a little smarter and a little better-dressed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    It's a polished, beautifully shot story, and it acknowledges the messiness of real life. But like real life, it's often baffling and frustrating.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    To some degree, it's trying to find the magic in the everyday, but the attempts to ground it are cringe-inducing and problematic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    It's pleasant and often touching, and the well-chosen cast sells what little drama they get, but there's no depth and little affect, and every would-be conflict peters out noncommittally.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Despereaux at least has too much ambition rather than too little, but its curiously intellectual pleasures suggest a quaint puzzle rather than a passionately loved fairy tale.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Surprise number one: It's smarter than it looks. Surprise number two: That doesn't entirely ruin it as an action film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    On some level, the latest DreamWorks CGI project isn't a movie so much as a gag-delivery system wrapped in special effects. The story is crammed with incident, yet completely trifling; there are a ton of personalities, but no real characters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    The premise seems profound, but the claustrophobically inert execution lacks reach or imagination.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    For all its ridiculousness, its enthusiastic comic excess, and its fart/booger/gross-out jokes, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid's heart is firmly in the right place.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    None of this is particularly sophisticated humor; again, it's Austin Powers goofery by way of Mel Brooks, though with a cooler, dryer tone and a much straighter face, embodied by Dujardin's vapidly winning grin, which admits no embarrassment or self-awareness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    The results are too often ridiculously excessive--Kites generally reads like the Jerry Bruckheimer version of "Slumdog Millionaire"--but to anyone versed in Bollywood conventions, it’s a natural outgrowth of the genre, and a comically overwrought but still generally fun time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Cassel is convincing and riveting as Mesrine, which helps balance out the film's problematic slick shallowness and disconnects.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Jack Goes Boating tells a tender story reasonably well, but it rarely lets viewers feel the emotions instead of thoughtfully observing them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Like the 2005 bestseller that inspired it, the movie version of Freakonomics is fleet and accessible, an enjoyably light and lively pop artifact aimed at bringing some unusual economic theories to the masses.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    RED
    Part of it is cheap thrills, of course; this is a capable, experienced cast with extensive acting chops, and it's trashy fun watching them descend to the level of the material.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    The film, lacking narration or much explanation of the character, is an outsider's version rather than his own. It's intriguing, but almost always frustrating.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    While Sanctum is frustratingly familiar, it's easy to get caught up in the action.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Ignoring the weak storyline entirely, Rango is a joyously weird experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    While the film will likely stick with viewers, it's ultimately a tossup what they'll remember most: the stunning buildup, or the massive letdown.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    While The Beaver starts with Gibson in "What Women Want" slapstick mode, it eventually goes to such exaggerated, extreme places that it becomes as much of a must-watch train-wreck as Gibson's own real-life situation.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    One amusing disadvantage of the crystal-clear, you-are-there 3-D cinematography, and the focus on the audience experience is that in practically every shot, it's easy to pick out off-message concertgoers who are bored, tired, or otherwise disengaged.