For 45 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nick Prigge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 75 Paths of the Soul
Lowest review score: 25 Amnesiac
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 45
  2. Negative: 8 out of 45
45 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    Zhang Yang achieves an astonishing immediacy by simply allowing the prostration process to play out over and over with minimal aesthetic interference.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Prigge
    It too often fails to examine how the long shadow cast by Star Wars affected its its background actors' lives.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Nick Prigge
    The beautiful game, as Pelé called football (or soccer to us Americans), has never felt like such a sedate slog.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    Throughout, Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson purposely indulge Hollywood formula only to subvert it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    It places more focus on the childish fabulousness of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer than the racial reckoning of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Nick Prigge
    The film's larger points essentially fall by the wayside in the name of black comedy that's largely without genuine edge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    The film is defined by its staunch refusal to clarify its characters' emotional issues, marooning them instead in the messes those emotions have wrought.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Nick Prigge
    Its concern for the reclamation of identity is less important than the dull approximation of The Others' stark haunted-house atmospherics.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Nick Prigge
    Tolerance in the film doesn't so much suggest a recognizably real epiphany as it does a moving Hallmark card.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Prigge
    Even as Samba struggles to hold onto his identity, the film becomes entangled in an identity crisis of its own.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    This emotionally affecting film never loses sight of the ethical complexity of forsaking a community in the name of an individual.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Prigge
    The film reveals itself as a sports movie actually attuned to the knowledge that victory in an inconsequential game bears no meaning.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Prigge
    Formally, it relies on a bevy of spectacularly funny clips and a plethora of talking heads, most of which fall back on plaudits rather than sage insights.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Prigge
    The film settles into a time-honored groove of so many forgettable juvenile comedies before it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    It depicts counterculture where those stranded outside the barriers of conventional society seek to push past natural boundaries to intermingle with the metaphysical in midair.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Prigge
    Eventually, the film's impressive array of formal pyrotechnics overwhelms its morals.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Prigge
    Writer-director Nae Caranfil oddly forgoes the abundant elegiac aspects of his film's factual material for a tone approaching the ebullient.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Nick Prigge
    The film begins as a moodily introspective drama about grief before implausibly morphing into a stale thriller.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    Lawrence Michael Levine's film occupies a sweet spot between the self-aware and taut.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    The doc adopts the viewpoint specifically of those who knew him best, and seeks to separate the person from the emblem.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Prigge
    This snapshot of catharsis follows a familiar trajectory, but Kate Barker-Froyland refreshingly resists elevating her characters' relationship to the level of grandiose.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    Writer-director Andrea Pallaoro's feature-film debut isn't especially beholden to plot or dialogue, impressionistically shaping its story through pervasive silence.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    A movingly authentic exploration of a working-class milieu and the psychological and economic trauma that ripples through a town in the wake of a tragic accident.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    This is a micro-budgeted affair of the heart that's never precious or obnoxious, but tender and moving and occasionally explosive in its intrinsic emotion.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    Its time-jumping strategy cleverly illuminates the way in which we go over and fixate on isolated incidents in our minds of breakups past.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Nick Prigge
    Even at its most compelling, it remains inconsistent and superfluous, a lesson that sometimes a movie can feel more fully formed in 19 minutes rather than 90.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Nick Prigge
    Whereas "Bad Santa" was nastier and riskier, as well as more mischievously winsome, A Merry Friggin' Christmas is as curiously timid as it is morally dubious.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    Christian Schwochow's film is a tense psychological slow burn, putting us in the muddled headspace of its protagonist as she gradually comes unglued.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    It effectively demonstrates how the systemic cause of the Deepwater Horizon explosion was tied as much to society's staggering dependence on fossil fuels as to the oil industry's greed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Nick Prigge
    The distinct lack of domestic drama is precisely what makes the doc so gratifying as a portrait of a family averting turmoil in spite of challenging circumstances.

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