Mae Abdulbaki

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For 147 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 68% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mae Abdulbaki's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 90 Petite Maman
Lowest review score: 20 Die in a Gunfight
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 147
  2. Negative: 12 out of 147
147 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Mae Abdulbaki
    While Senior Year has certain moments that are indeed funny, it’s not enough to overcome the film’s many flaws.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mae Abdulbaki
    Men
    The film is a combination of great ideas that could have gone a bit further.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Mae Abdulbaki
    The action sequences are fun. Paired with the film’s visual style and horror elements, it fares well enough, though the personal journeys are lacking.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Mae Abdulbaki
    It's good to have the actor, whose diverse filmography is certainly a memorable one, back in an exciting, eccentric big studio film.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mae Abdulbaki
    While the film meanders for a bit and is longer than need be, it maintains a good balance between character dynamics and the thrill of the chase. And with a fantastic cast at its center, audiences will surely be entertained overall.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mae Abdulbaki
    It isn’t sincere or as inspiring as it believes itself to be, but it also understands what its aims are, and that self-awareness is worth noting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Mae Abdulbaki
    While The Northman has a lot to offer and is quite beautiful and masterful in its execution, there is something missing. The film begins to meander a bit in the middle before getting back on track and the lack of additional character development — anything that would have given the film more depth — prevents The Northman from reaching its full potential.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mae Abdulbaki
    Better Nate Than Ever is full of charm, supportive friendships and familial relationships, and a passionate love of musical theater and these elements work together to create a lovely, entertaining viewing experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Mae Abdulbaki
    At the very least, The Cow offers some food for thought and has a strong setup, even if it doesn't fully deliver a satisfying conclusion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Mae Abdulbaki
    Nuanced yet ambiguous, and imbued with raw emotion and care, Campbell-Hughes crafts a worthwhile story that digs into the aftermath of a near-death experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mae Abdulbaki
    As it stands, however, Spin Me Round is all over the place and even its best moments can’t be saved due to a muddled storyline and lack of character development.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Mae Abdulbaki
    X
    While X could have dug a bit deeper into certain aspects of the story, the film’s twists, layered themes, and intriguing character dynamics blend together to make it one of the best horror films of the year so far.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Mae Abdulbaki
    Linoleum is filled with nostalgia — brought to life by the dreamlike, vivid cinematography by Ed Wu — and the overlapping of memories, the mind losing itself, and the fulfillment of a fantasy that feels incredibly out of reach. Not everything comes together so smoothly or cohesively, but the film is a solid effort nonetheless.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Mae Abdulbaki
    Is it a well-made film? Absolutely, and Morosini has a strong vision for how to shape a story and characters right out of the gate. Unfortunately, that doesn’t turn I Love My Dad into a must-watch.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Mae Abdulbaki
    Cyrano is a magnetic, musical romance that peels back the layers of its title character in new, exciting ways.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Mae Abdulbaki
    With exhilarating action scenes, a layered story & poignant, in-depth characterization, The Batman is a worthy addition to the live-action DC slate.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Mae Abdulbaki
    Uncharted is joyless and has little to no personality.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Mae Abdulbaki
    While it might not stand the test of time, the film is an entertaining, easy watch that works well enough.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Mae Abdulbaki
    If nothing else, Emmerich certainly knows how to create catastrophe while providing a sense of hope despite everything. Does that save Moonfall from being messy? No, but surely some will find it enjoyable regardless.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Mae Abdulbaki
    Raiff captures how relationships can blossom through connection and how affecting they can be when the two people in question are both trying to take the next steps in their lives but are not quite sure how to do it. To that end, Cha Cha Real Smooth is a triumph in its exploration of its characters, and the honesty it brings to the forefront.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Mae Abdulbaki
    The film’s characters are human and, while they’re afforded depth and nuance, Ebo isn’t interested in coddling them or excusing Lee-Curtis’ behavior. And it’s in the balanced exploration of characters and religious hypocrisy, the blending of the facetious with the serious that makes the film worth the watch.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mae Abdulbaki
    892
    Buoyed by a strong, effective performance by Boyega, and even despite its pitfalls, Corbin’s film is a solid debut feature.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Mae Abdulbaki
    Poignant in parts, sharp and thrilling in others, Emily the Criminal satisfyingly delivers on many levels.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mae Abdulbaki
    The film is ultimately underwhelming and lacking the urgency needed to drive the story and lend realistic consequences to their endeavor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Mae Abdulbaki
    Diallo knows how to create a deeply disconcerting atmosphere.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Mae Abdulbaki
    There are inklings of something more interesting and rich beneath the surface, but Dual never brings the pieces together.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Mae Abdulbaki
    Palmer is fantastic in a film that needed more depth and time for Alice to acclimate to her surroundings. Without that, it leaves Alice’s realism and emotional core lacking as it veers wildly into one-note chaos.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Mae Abdulbaki
    With such a slow and empty buildup, After Yang often feels as disconnected as most everyone is in the film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Mae Abdulbaki
    Bolstered by fantastic, memorable performances, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is an understated, empowering, and charismatic film that does not disappoint.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Mae Abdulbaki
    All told, Fresh has a lot of potential even though it doesn’t fully deliver. Cave makes a case for herself in a directorial debut that is ambitious, even when all the pieces don’t seamlessly fit together.

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