Farran Smith Nehme

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For 325 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Farran Smith Nehme's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The King and the Mockingbird
Lowest review score: 0 No One Lives
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 325
325 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Farran Smith Nehme
    Mumblecore founding father Joe Swanberg is back with this amiable off-season tale of Chicago millennials and their dissatisfactions. It offers his characteristic you-are-there visuals, rackety sound and meandering dialogue, often with appealing results.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Farran Smith Nehme
    Though the filmmaking is not terribly exciting, Fela’s life and music are.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film is full of baffling choices, like the EKG machine that beeps for the first 40 minutes, so loud and so maddening that the great words barely register. Mumblecore is not a good look for Ibsen.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Full of appealing actors mugging like crazy, it’s got amusing moments, but the overstuffed visuals suffocate real emotion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film fragments into an emotionally devastating parable about what enforced silence does to an artist.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Farran Smith Nehme
    Its sentiment is appealing, though, and its sincerity doesn’t cloy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Farran Smith Nehme
    More a tribute to youth and its discontents than a fresh exploration.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Farran Smith Nehme
    Saint Laurent was known for an almost monk-like focus on his work. And so this film springs to life — the actors, the camera, the editing — when we see his creations the way they were meant to be seen: in motion, and worn by beautiful women.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Farran Smith Nehme
    This is a handsome movie, rich in period detail, but the stately pace slows to a crawl in the second half.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Farran Smith Nehme
    An explosion of images, mixing seedy, hand-held reality with groovy grindhouse imitations. Most of the shots are vivid, some are even thrilling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    In Devos’ hard-charging performance, she’s also fascinating, and that’s all a film requires.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    The real unflinching truth is that an average newspaper reporter can do a more artful, compassionate job with a drug-war story than this movie does.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Swift and often compelling, it’s also blessedly unbiased.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Directors Matthew Pond and Kirk Marcolina wisely keep this unrepentant charmer, in her 80s during filming, on-camera, save for when they’re interviewing fascinated writers and fed-up prosecutors.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film is passionate, but not exactly revelatory.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    This is the sort of movie that gets called “hallucinatory,” but it is strongly grounded in the New York in which 99 percent of us live. Fleischner gets his uncanny effects simply by showing what this city looks like to a child who has a different filter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    A remarkable attempt to portray what might turn soccer-playing boys into fanatical murderers.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Colin Firth plays a real-life investigator whom the script renders as noble as Atticus Finch. Reese Witherspoon does haunting work as a victim’s mom. But the stately pace and the faultless art direction add to the impression that truth was not only stranger, but more dramatic.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Farran Smith Nehme
    Consistently stale but not altogether unpleasant.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    Ida
    Both actresses are extraordinary, but Kulesza — bitter, sarcastic and tragic — carries the movie’s soul.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Farran Smith Nehme
    Directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly overload their too-long film with subplots. Yet the actors — including a terrific Aiden Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) as Casper’s no-good father — perform as though unaware that any of this is a cliché.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Farran Smith Nehme
    As reactions to budding sexuality go, it’s a little extreme. And it’s also contrived; Isabelle’s decision never makes any emotional, let alone logical, sense.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Farran Smith Nehme
    Pretty and pleasing, but no more. A bon-bon, not a meal.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Farran Smith Nehme
    Carl Kranz, as a possibly autistic boy enamored of Natalia, offers his scenes some heart. But Soft in the Head is drab, ramshackle stuff — up in everyone’s face, and finding very little there.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Farran Smith Nehme
    It’s a swift, vivid movie, but 10 years past the scandal, not much is new.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    The film’s reckoning, when it comes, is fully as heartbreaking as it should be.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    Halle Berry’s latest vehicle is old-fashioned as a leisure suit, but better-looking and a lot more fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Farran Smith Nehme
    John Maloof’s documentary has an opening both apt and witty: Talking heads, one after the other, struck dumb by the mystery at hand.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Farran Smith Nehme
    Panh’s technique achieves things a conventional documentary could not, as when he pans across dozens of the clay figures jumbled in a box, in a shot that calls up both the toys of childhood, and graves.

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