Nicolas Rapold

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For 433 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nicolas Rapold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Mustang
Lowest review score: 0 Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 433
433 movie reviews
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    • 30 Nicolas Rapold
    Dad humor abounds in Family Camp, a vanishingly mild comedy that resembles other films about parents and kids bumbling in the wilderness
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Michael John Warren’s film is a sure-handed blend of making-of explainer, theater-kid scrapbook and jukebox documentary, doling out hits from its theatrical run (through clips) and the reunion.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    Marceau beams with unshakable good vibes, like a lion in the sun, though that makes her woes feel not so woeful. But Azuelos’s film does glimpse moments that feel true to the sometimes strange complexity of emotions.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Nicolas Rapold
    Stu’s travails feed into his salty homilies about getting closer to God, delivered with Wahlberg’s usual bluffness. That doesn’t automatically translate into a religious experience, and watching the movie can feel like a two-hour hearty handshake.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Nicolas Rapold
    There’s a slight wonky interest in seeing the grind of recording sessions and fan service. But the film feels promotional enough that it won’t lean into the potential humor of their situation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Nicolas Rapold
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    Rajamouli shoots the film’s action with hallucinogenic fervor, supercharging scenes with a shimmering brand of extended slow-motion and C.G.I. that feels less “generated” than unleashed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    The film’s rejiggered timeline is a little hard to follow, but the climax swings for the fences and shows an unashamed verve for tale-telling that warms the cockles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    The 74-minute film leaps among time frames without much warning. Occasionally, the screen erupts into crackling black-and-white images drawn directly from Bartolí’s work — as if torn from the very pages of his sketchbooks.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Nicolas Rapold
    The title of this perfectly well-appointed production is apt: Big Gold Brick looks all right but it truly just sits there.
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    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    The perspective — while producing something eminently watchable — may strike some viewers as old-fashioned and incomplete.
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    • 30 Nicolas Rapold
    Clinging to Hannah’s naïve viewpoint and the cherished ideal of her friendship with Anne results in some hard truths being hidden away or oddly sanitized.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Nicolas Rapold
    Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh’s second adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot stories, forgets the simple pleasures of ensemble excess and pure messing about.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    The gently efficient story feels like an attempt to illustrate Bhutan’s real-life “Gross National Happiness” initiative.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Nicolas Rapold
    Despite some flourishes (such as a mirror-like crystal cave), “Transformania” feels locked into the routine rhythms of its plotting and makes one-note jokes out of its human incarnations.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Any mind-bending conceit or special effect pales before Ali’s incredibly fine-tuned talents.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Nicolas Rapold
    The tell-all promise of the film’s title dwindles away into predictable perspectives from members of his family. But this introduction to Chaplin shines whenever he performs, displaying his comic genius for doing everything wrong to absolute perfection.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    The movie, directed by Swinton O. Scott III, plays like an extended series pilot, built out of largely interchangeable episodes.
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    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    The director, Eva Orner (“Chasing Asylum”), makes her contribution to documentaries on climate change by sticking to Australia and underlining the visceral impact on Australians. It’s hellish: red skies and dark days, fear and helplessness, pregnancy complications and death.
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    • 80 Nicolas Rapold
    Out of the fractured family documentary, what emerges finally is a drama of self-realization.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Perhaps no one documentary can do justice to Parks. But “Choice of Weapons” ends up streamlining his complexity, and its wind-down looks past his other audiovisual output.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Nicolas Rapold
    The landscape can go only so far in expressing Toichi’s mind-set, and the movie turns hokey when it dramatizes Toichi’s inner thoughts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Some of the material feels fairly standard, as they share misfit upbringings and showbiz gossip, but each veteran comedian lends an unpredictable element through self-deprecating candor.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Nicolas Rapold
    Lllosa’s sensually shot film takes the story of a mother facing strange danger and casts a spell that feels like being dropped into the character’s mind.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    The film does strike one long, nerve-jangling note, but the style leaves Molly with nowhere to run.
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    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    The film’s enduring hook is the spectacle of a self-proclaimed revolutionary government that can’t abide the rebellion of rock without bureaucratic oversight.
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    • 80 Nicolas Rapold
    While pragmatic in bent, the documentary repeatedly underlines the toxic manner in which this country treats many who have sacrificed body and mind in service to others.
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    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Hope is not a policy, as the saying goes, so Bridge gamely tries to provide both, fleshing out ideals with examples.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Nicolas Rapold
    Unifying this elliptical canvas is the sense of a contemplative search, which can also mean an escape from an altered homeland, perhaps to dull what feels lost.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Nicolas Rapold
    Despite some nifty freak-outs, the movie’s buildup can lack a certain snap.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    As someone who grew up going to some of the theaters Rugoff once ran — which included Cinema I and II and the Beekman, among others — I got the warm-and-fuzzies from seeing the love here for moviegoing and exhibition, which he goosed with gonzo showmanship.

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