For 140 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 28% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Cabin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Singin' in the Rain
Lowest review score: 12 The Judge
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 140
  2. Negative: 56 out of 140
140 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Chris Cabin
    Neither sentimentality nor nostalgia for reckless years gone by can be found in Rebecca Zlotowski's Belle Epine, which makes its tale of teenage rebellion in the face of overwhelming grief fall closer to a sobering character study than a classical youth film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Cabin
    Bill Condon ignores the delights and hardships of becoming an artist in lieu of simply presenting the long-touted liberating effects of art.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Cabin
    The underlying, redundant, and underwhelming theme of the film is the pursuit of family unity at all costs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    Amy
    For the most part, the documentary succeeds in conveying a galvanizing sense of what made Winehouse so immediately engaging.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Cabin
    The film is a redundant showcase for Seth MacFarlane's racy, dick-centric sense of humor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Cabin
    The story wisely focuses on the cast's worn-in and jazzy repartee and expresses a perfectly modulated sense of self-awareness.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Chris Cabin
    After a while, the film's sing-a-song-for-the-world vibe, so buoyantly optimistic at first, becomes grating and smug.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    If the film's copycat visual artistry illuminates nothing, at least its script is sincerely devoted to probing Finkel and Longo's odd partnership.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    In the third act, the film devolves into an extremely unsettling series of sadistic tortures, the kind of stuff that would appeal largely to fans of Funny Games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    It conjures a menacing perspective on how the titular occupation hulls out empathy and cultivates a particularly unsettling strain of cynicism.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Cabin
    The lack of any visual ingenuity, reflexivity, or awareness of genre tropes diminishes the intermittent pleasures of the action's slightly involving kineticism.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Cabin
    Throughout, Benoît Jacquot never loses sight of the primordial compulsions that drive feelings and expressions of great love and beauty.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Chris Cabin
    The filmmakers cut the film to emphasize the story's familiar plot points, rather than highlight any instances of personal visual artistry.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Cabin
    The film's exasperating atonality washes out any legitimate idea about identity, education, nature versus nurture, or artificial intelligence that Neill Blomkamp hoped to evince.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Cabin
    The film turns out to instead be a strained trumpeting of the return of the proverbial king of the box office.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Cabin
    Josh Heald's script takes the easy way out, ending the film with a torrent of slapdash sentimentality.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Chris Cabin
    If there's a general air of emotional authenticity woven throughout all this garden-variety, faith-in-family hokum, it's in the racing scenes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Cabin
    It's tructured in familiar, safe terms, plays for very low stakes, and appeals to no one so much as white, male teenagers with chips on their shoulders.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Cabin
    The film is ntermittently inventive in its visual and physical effects, but its politics are unthinking and obvious, a cheap anti-authoritarian tantrum imbedded in an intergalactic action-melodrama.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Cabin
    The film delivers the same misogynistic, faux-modernistic jolts of trashy humor and labored plotting that typify the work of co-producer Michael Bay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    When Xavier Dolan's tremendous empathy for the abandoned, medicated, and economically stressed is given full visual flight, it's easy to get lost in the rush.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    As much as the film is primarily a genre workout for director Kevin McDonald, the script makes room for a tough-minded, psychologically corrosive depiction of vengeance.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Cabin
    It essentially uses a major global issue to cheaply dress up what is two hours of hit-and-miss erection jokes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    Director Jean-Marc Vallée has created a film out of Cheryl Strayed's beloved 2012 memoir that never quite matches the blunt audacity of its simple title.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    It does well to put more focus on delivering a plethora of jokes, imitations, zippy repartee, and sight gags than its plot's familiar machinations.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    Adrián García Bogliano ends up merely toying with the death-steeped concerns of his characters, and taking the furious and bitter perspective that powers the narrative's ponderous dramatic core for granted.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    By rooting Noni's self-image issues in a controlling mother, the script provides the film with a tame, melodramatic structure that dulls the thorny matters of identity and expression at its center.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Chris Cabin
    Much like his hero, Christopher Nolan's goal seems to be to take the humor and wildness out of imagination, to see invention in rigidly practical and scientific terms.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    Dan Gilroy's directorial debut only offers a familiar vision of today's newsman and producers as misery peddlers, and callow ratings slaves bordering on the monstrous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Cabin
    The film is thematically thin, and it has a tendency to embrace the action genre's more obnoxious elements, but there's a proudly no-nonsense air to its nonsensicality.

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