Amy Nicholson

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For 454 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Nicholson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Vast of Night
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 454
454 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Nicholson
    Once Encounter reveals its destination, there aren’t many places for the script to go, though there’s a savage little side trip to a rural militia during which it becomes clearer that this Ahmed acting showcase is also interested in touring the American psyche
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Amy Nicholson
    The only surprise is that Roberts shuns cheap jump scare surprises in favor of well-crafted suspense scenes that play out like a game of three card monte. There’s delight in cinematographer Maxime Alexandre and editor Dev Singh’s slow-building visual gags.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Miranda’s devotion to his idol keeps him from expanding the musical’s myopic fretting into a universal story of sacrifice and resolve. Garfield at least gives Larson an endearing vulnerability.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 10 Amy Nicholson
    Who’s the real victim here? The audience — yet Kemper’s no-nonsense pixie who suffers a dozen thumbtacks to the face runs a close second.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Nicholson
    It’s clear these overgrown kids are careening toward adult-size pain. But Marks’s infatuation with her flawed lovebirds also seduces the audience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    The film’s self-seriousness is as oppressive as its setting’s monotonous fog.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Nicholson
    Together, these tales feel like the hangover at a wake for mankind. The film’s dusky pastel color palette recalls dying flowers on a grave. Yet, even as the synth score mutters anxiously in the background, Alexander takes a prankish delight in her own doom and gloom.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Amy Nicholson
    The execution is at once laconic and nonsensical.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Nicholson
    Let There Be Carnage flourishes in high-energy moments and feeds off low expectations; it’s the mold in the Avengers’ shower.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Nicholson
    Gaudet and Pullapilly argue, cheekily and convincingly, that the real crooks are the unseen conglomerates who’ve created a society that devalues products and their consumers.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Nicholson
    Winstead makes you believe, however improbably, that if a woman like Kate actually existed outside a screenwriter’s imagination, she wouldn’t be far off from this portrayal: isolated, mule-headed and ready for a change.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Nicholson
    The doc is a fascinating insight into how individual choices can shape the news.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    There’s something morbid about a world where a brave man is more scared of financial, than physical, risk. But that’s a leap this doc can’t take.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Space Jam: A New Legacy is chaotic, rainbow sprinkle-colored nonsense that, unlike the original, manages to hold together as a movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Nicholson
    What follows is a barrage of gunfire, wah-wah guitars and a surprising amount of novelty and heart for a film that can feel as if it’s a road trip through the directors’ inspirations.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    A raunchy, aggressively inane cartoon that flips the bird — both onscreen and thematically — to a strain of patriotism that insists that men who profited from slavery were sober-minded heroes whose vision of democracy remains flawless, bro.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Nicholson
    At times, the doc feels like science-fiction without the fiction. Swap whales for aliens and these two doctors aglow with the thrill of discovery could double for Jodie Foster in “Contact” or Amy Adams in “Arrival.”
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    It’s as uplifting and threadbare as a feel-good viral video stretched to feature length, yet Makijany’s ability to rally the troops, get solid performances from first-time actors, and simply get the film made is worth a genuine cheer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    Long before the motley crew crashes the Met Gala, it’s clear that director Ryan Crego is bolting wacky gee-gaws onto a rote plot. Still, several gags pay off.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    This is a film as tidy, transparent and kid-friendly as a square of Jell-O salad, and so squishily eager-to-please that it doesn’t engage with its religious themes so much as tuck them into song lyrics to hover in the narrative like grapes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    The result is sniggering slapstick that’s two-parts biological fluids and one-part salute to the innate empathy of mankind, often in the same scene.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Nicholson
    The gripping documentary Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal shifts the spotlight back to Singer, played in re-enactments by Matthew Modine with dialogue taken directly from wiretaps, to understand how a flip flop-clad former basketball coach rebranded himself as an academic glad-hander for the 1 percent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    The movie is lovely, but airless and bolted with scraps that barely hold together.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Nicholson
    The cumulative assassinations begin to ache like a mysterious bruise, making the audience feel the psychic weight of living in fear. Yet, the style of the film is more teen soap opera than vérité miserablism.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Amy Nicholson
    Olson’s poetic b-roll and Will Epstein’s soft, pulsing piano score buff away the lurid shocks.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Nicholson
    While Clouds is as doe-eyed and puppyish as an acoustic serenade, Baldoni is wise to recognize that attention must be paid to Zach’s survivors.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Nicholson
    It’s a mess — and I’m not just talking about the close-up of a bleeding, ghost-gratified fingernail.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Amy Nicholson
    The film wants to prove that hope isn’t fools gold. And when it does, Rocks glows.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Nicholson
    A gut punch with a side of anguish.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Nicholson
    It’s as comforting as a prescription drug commercial, which could send some parents into a conniption. But Unpregnant advocates loudest for allowing young women the space to make their own choices — and that they have friends, longtime or newfound, willing to help when they stumble.

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