Nicolas Rapold

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For 371 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nicolas Rapold's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Mustang
Lowest review score: 0 Neander-Jin: The Return of the Neanderthal Man
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 371
371 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Mr. Abu-Assad’s pop filmmaking is resolutely simple in its approach and efficiently sentimental.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Nicolas Rapold
    The film’s director of photography, Matthew Libatique, makes “Pelé” more than an eye-moistening anthem for a built-in global audience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Nicolas Rapold
    As more and more perfect shots drift by, the reality of the characters and their relationships dissipates, and we’re left with just picturesque moods.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Nicolas Rapold
    Despite much talk of diversity and tradition, Mr. Levine has little fresh to say about gentrification issues or documentary storytelling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Mr. Steiner’s tightly interconnected documentary, with transporting shots, visits people on the margins in the United States.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    [A] serviceable but slightly drawn-out documentary.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Ms. Lambert’s film builds nicely, staying in tune with the ordinariness and intimacy explored in Ms. Akerman’s boldly rendered films.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Nicolas Rapold
    At its sloppy heart, this is meant to be an affirming movie, but the filmmakers could have taken a cue from one line of dialogue: “Don’t just feel special. Be special.”
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Nicolas Rapold
    Mr. Sobel’s film skates past any persuasive sense of motivation.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    Many little touches in the film reflect the offbeat hand of Ms. Delpy. But she sells herself short by not giving the mother-son conflict a bit of a sharper edge beyond Lolo’s awfulness.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Nicolas Rapold
    The cast doesn’t quite succeed in keeping the suspense fresh throughout the story’s left turns.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Nicolas Rapold
    As written by the TV veteran Robert Carlock, Kim’s rise-and-fade arc is sympathetically rendered, with humor and the urgency of an underhand pitch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    King Georges feels stretched into feature length, but its ending neatly portrays a man with a fierce personal code who seems to have accepted change.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    The conclusion would be chilling if it weren’t so reserved. For Denmark, the film, an Oscar nominee in the foreign-language category, might seem quietly radical, but Mr. Lindholm errs too far on the side of quiet.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Nicolas Rapold
    This reheated “Sex and the City” adventure flops, even with Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson hard at work being funny.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Nicolas Rapold
    We’re meant to warm to Hannah and Andrew as they wear each other down with good-natured ribbing. But Ms. Hall and Mr. Sudeikis hardly warm up themselves, showing little chemistry and looking unsure how to play the film’s tone, or the would-be zingers.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Nicolas Rapold
    The screenplay, by John M. Phillips, is the written equivalent of a toddler discovering curse words. Yet some riffs draw chuckles.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Nicolas Rapold
    Some of this recalls Stephen Chow’s “Journey to the West,” minus the brilliance.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Nicolas Rapold
    The multicultural milieu lends an initial boost as Mr. Kwek’s jokes and plot entanglements take potshots at life in Singapore, but all the air seeps out of this attempt at zippy, tabloid-nutty storytelling.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Nicolas Rapold
    Mr. Takahata’s psychologically acute film, which was based on a manga, seems to grow in impact, too, as the adult Takao comes to a richer understanding of what she wants and how she wants to live.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Nicolas Rapold
    The baggy 137-minute story drowns out Mr. Feng’s assorted sharp moments with hoary family drama and clumsy plotting, and Li Yifeng is generic as Mr. Six’s son.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Cutaways to nature’s splendor abound: Mists enfold the mountain; Mr. Casanova mesmerizingly holds one cross-fade from these clouds.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Nicolas Rapold
    It’s both the best children’s animated film this year since “Inside Out” — you might call it “Outside In” — and, unexpectedly, a more stirring depiction of the deadening modern megalopolis than most heal-the-world documentaries.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    The brisk clip and dashes of dark humor ward off actual despair, but the length poses challenges for some of the heavy lifting of character growth.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Nicolas Rapold
    Something is off with Every Thing Will Be Fine. Even for a movie about a writer detached from his emotions, it’s ponderous, like a lucid dream gone bad.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Nicolas Rapold
    Mr. Corbijn picturesquely frames the back story to the shoot, but his muffled retelling drifts with Dane DeHaan’s murmurous impersonation of Dean and Robert Pattinson’s almost perversely listless turn as Stock.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Nicolas Rapold
    Mr. Berardini’s packed documentary makes its case early and often, perhaps too often, but it’s more chilling than your average issue film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Nicolas Rapold
    The film’s four-person shuffle turns into a bit of a hash.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Nicolas Rapold
    The ensemble of young actresses is a constantly restless and real presence, the perspective filtered mostly through the cheeky Lale but also through the group as a loving crew.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Nicolas Rapold
    Ms. Bagnall’s baffling story about a trio of oddball outsiders is stricken with a galloping case of romantic whimsy and falls short of its serio-comic aspirations.

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