Nick de Semlyen

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For 49 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nick de Semlyen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Death of Stalin
Lowest review score: 20 The Ridiculous 6
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
49 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    A beautifully observed study of an American family coming apart at the seams, it not only establishes Dano as a director to watch, but features an extraordinary performance by Mulligan.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Nick de Semlyen
    An old-school film about an old-school crime that brings together an impressive array of British legends. Solid, but sadly the results don’t exactly blow the bloody doors off.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Nick de Semlyen
    Some outrageous, if hardly original, twists eventually enliven a dreary plot. But even with Margot Robbie in full scheming-vixen mode, Terminal feels interminable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    If you’re playing Wes Anderson bingo, you can tick off ‘droll whimsy’, ‘visual pizzazz’ and ‘Bill Murray’. Yet, thanks to the Far East setting and a rollicking story, this is a fun and fresh-feeling experience.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Nick de Semlyen
    A well-meaning look at the issue of arranged marriage, garnished with some Hollywood star power, but it’s too meandering and sluggish to grip.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    Two men in their 80s power the month’s most pulse-pounding thriller. Who could have seen that coming?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Nick de Semlyen
    A droll and vigorous psychological study of an everyday egomaniac, but we’ve seen Stiller do this sort of thing before, and better.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Nick de Semlyen
    A film about a cult that might well attract a cult following itself. But it’s only moderately successful, with the early scenes hinting at a bolder, more satisfying tale that could have been.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    Powered by a taciturn, soulful performance by its young star, this meditation on fear, shame and sexual repression packs a wallop.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Nick de Semlyen
    The lesser of 2017’s two Wonder Woman movies, this attempt to explore a complex three-sided relationship is let down by bland storytelling.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Nick de Semlyen
    Given the story is based on reality, it’s understandable why the makers of 6 Below didn’t want to throw in embellishments, but a bear attack really wouldn’t have gone amiss.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Nick de Semlyen
    A spare, propulsive, ever-intensifying combat thriller, Nolan's history lesson is both a rousing celebration of solidarity and the tensest beach-set film since Jaws.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    The characters and scenarios are familiar, but this is a loose, cool, funny remix that makes them feel fresh again.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Nick de Semlyen
    Tonally, Baywatch veers all over the place like a drunk on a speedboat, making for one of the most lacklustre comedies of the year so far.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    Made on a budget that would just about cover Kong’s left bicep, Colossal is cool, smart filmmaking, with plot developments that will be talked about for a long time to come.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Nick de Semlyen
    Verdict Spies, terrorists, remote-controlled bombs… Unlocked’s components are all too familiar, and it doesn’t put nearly enough effort into making them feel fresh.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Nick de Semlyen
    A microwave meal of a kid’s film, consisting of tired tropes and bland platitudes. This particular village should have stayed lost.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    Those who predicted this wouldn’t hold a talking candle to the animated original will be pleasantly surprised. The tale may be as old as time, but it’s retold with freshness, brio and flair.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    Essentially Parabolas & Prejudice, it isn’t the most nuanced piece of work out this month. But nuance be damned — an uplifting plea for equality, this is a story calibrated for maximum effect.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    A crowd-pleasing oceanic musical with big tunes and beguiling characters, Moana is likely to thwack a big smile on your face. And did we mention the idiotic chicken?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    A thinking person’s Bad Boys, this off-kilter indie crime comedy introduces two deliriously warped lawmen to the screen. Here’s to a Cuba-invading sequel.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    It sounded like the dumbest movie of all time, but it’s actually smart, subversive and packed with famous voices saying wonderfully unspeakable things. In fact, it’s a banger.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Nick de Semlyen
    An absolute blast, with a frenetic strike-rate and songs that will worm their way into your ears for days. Like Conner, this comedy’s for real.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Nick de Semlyen
    It’s an energetic survival thriller and terrific showcase for Lively’s chops, but iffy plotting and a sloppy climax detract from the terror.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Nick de Semlyen
    Considering it’s the debut of one of TV’s hottest double-acts, Keanu is a slight disappointment. But there’s plenty of funny stuff, and George Michael fans in particular should have faith, faith, faith.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Nick de Semlyen
    There are moments that make the whole enterprise worthwhile, and introduces an intriguing new Batman. But it’s also cluttered and narratively wonky; a few jokes wouldn’t have gone amiss, either.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Nick de Semlyen
    It has a strong, game cast but this is karaoke filmmaking, trading on nostalgia rather than breaking new territory. Affable but forgettable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Nick de Semlyen
    The premise promised Regency class and Romero shocks. The results, though, are only intermittently entertaining, and a better adaptation of Austen than a monster mash.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Nick de Semlyen
    The Native American people have suffered any number of indignities over the years. But they haven't, until now, suffered Adam Sandler.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Nick de Semlyen
    DiCaprio's raw performance helps elevate what could have been just another man-versus-nature drama.

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