Tasha Robinson

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For 620 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tasha Robinson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The King
Lowest review score: 0 Shark Night 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 620
620 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Trumbo’s writing was so terrific, the film emphasizes, that it outweighed his caustic personality, his unfashionable politics, and the career-threatening dangers of working with him.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Each of the shorts has a markedly different visual approach, and they feel radically distinct in terms of pacing and editing as well. In spite of the common source material and tone of oppressive psychological horror, these shorts feel like they could be the work of five different people.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    This take on Charlotte's Web has its tacky side, but when dealing with a book this simply sweet and this revered--and given what was done with White's similarly gentle "Stuart Little" only a few years ago--"It could have been worse" practically counts as high praise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    By comparison with the other Rings movies - the extremely high bar Jackson has already set for himself - Unexpected Journey falls short and feels muddled, yet too eager to please its fan base with an obligatory swordfight every few scenes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Hollywood features can be hellish, but in Guest's view, they're no different from "Waiting For Guffman's" community-theater productions, and that's just an impossible message to swallow.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Cassel is convincing and riveting as Mesrine, which helps balance out the film's problematic slick shallowness and disconnects.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    3
    All this experimentation is enjoyable enough in the moment, but it's disappointing when Tykwer drops it in favor of a conventional, obvious ending.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    It plays with comedy and drama, but keeps failing to commit to one or the other.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Ignoring the weak storyline entirely, Rango is a joyously weird experience.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    The problem with The We And The I: Gondry is focused more on moments than on the film as a whole.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    There's no getting around the fact that it all looks like a cutscene from a kiddie video game. It's a great showreel. Now someone give these folks a real budget so they can make a movie that looks as good as it sounds.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    As Unmade In China gets more personal and less professional, it stops being a primer on filmmaking in a foreign environment with unfamiliar challenges, and becomes an onsite mouthpiece for a pouting, passive-aggressive filmmaker who desperately needs an outlet.

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