Nikola Grozdanovic

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For 115 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nikola Grozdanovic's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Duke of Burgundy
Lowest review score: 0 The Last Face
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 115
  2. Negative: 17 out of 115
115 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Dosch, though she’s been appearing more and more in French films of recent years (including Maïwenn’s “My King”), will make heads turn in the role of her career thus far. Her Paula is instantly charming, never too outrageous, hilarious and supremely sympathetic. She will steal your heart.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Nikola Grozdanovic
    While it makes its point half-way into its running time and you start getting the anxious jitters of a film that overstays its welcome, A Ciambra serves the fundamental cinematic purpose of transporting you to another world.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Amalric puts all of the esoteric artistic tendencies that are part and parcel of the creative process into “Barbara” and comes up with an incoherent mess of a docu-drama. The entire film feels like a playful experiment that never evolves beyond a concept, like an unlit cigarette, never getting the spark it needs to fulfill its purpose.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 Nikola Grozdanovic
    This outer space oddity is destined for the cult-classic section of some future camp horror and sci-fi B-movie aisle.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Nikola Grozdanovic
    It’s one of the director’s worst films, if not the worst.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Nikola Grozdanovic
    It’s all fun and games and one big, great joke as we watch the cantankerous Jean-Luc dismiss his admirers and spit on contemporary cinema, but it’s hard to praise Redoubtable as a great film once its final act comes around
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Nikola Grozdanovic
    As visually arresting as Kornél Mundruczó’s latest film Jupiter’s Moon undoubtedly is, it remains too intellectually imprisoned within its own allegorical confines to make a truly positive impact.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Nikola Grozdanovic
    As an austere and darkly comic family drama, and a scathing commentary about the kind of world our children are living in, Happy End is stunning cinema
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Sadly, the core of ‘Fade’ is essentially banal, and the narrative is too blunt and inert to make any kind of lasting impression.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Nikola Grozdanovic
    The cinematic trickery on display – lurid dissolves, off-kilter juxtapositions, and bizarre dance numbers bouncing around Chloe’s brittle mindscape – compensates for the skin-deep thematics, and keep the rhythm of the film popping.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Nikola Grozdanovic
    In systematic and cinematically dazzling fashion, Loznitsa’s nihilistic riff will drag you to a circle of hell that makes Dante’s “Inferno” look like a love sonnet, and you’ll walk out of the film feeling woozy, defeated and utterly destroyed, in that order.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Nikola Grozdanovic
    The film delves deep into the soul of a fundamentally important cause, with a slice-of-life look at a time in history that feels incredible urgent in today’s torn-up world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Infidelity has long been one of Hong’s central subjects, but The Day After might just be his greatest film about the ails of mixing business with pleasure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Nikola Grozdanovic
    This is an exquisitely shot suburban tale of trauma, stretching the “show-don’t-tell” golden rule of filmmaking to the furthest reaches.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Nikola Grozdanovic
    By pointing their camera at the Red Mosque, Trivedi and Naqvi add surprisingly little to the conversation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Nikola Grozdanovic
    As aesthetically dazzling as this picture is, with hypnotic compositions carved through meticulous mise-en-scene, there are certain conventional lines which — when crossed — must warrant good reason. In this case, the activity on the screen must be immersive and interesting enough to balance out the physical endurance asked of the viewer by the creator.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Haemoo is a picture worth seeing for its thrills, scrupulous tension-building and mischievous genre twists that will have you gasping one second, and laughing the next.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Nikola Grozdanovic
    The film is a bullet train of laughs, gore, frights and folklore, making the two-and-a-half hour runtime feel like a couple of minutes. Blink and you might miss the whole thing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Once it ends, you may be panting from exhaustion while still appreciating that Endless Poetry is greater than the sum of its parts as it feels naturally necessary and appropriately organic to the series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Fumbling between broad comedic strokes you’d find in a Disney film and the kind of darkness that usually creeps out of heavy Danish dramas, “Two Lovers And A Bear” is tonally off-kilter on top of failing to engage on any deeper level.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Nikola Grozdanovic
    From the performances to the repetitive jokes and bizarre actions that have little bearing on anything, Slack Bay exhausts you with its intense spirit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Laura Poitras has done it again. Much like the celebrated Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour, “Risk” is instilled with a sense of immediate urgency as an apprehensive cloud hovers over every action, every word, every wayward glance.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Nikola Grozdanovic
    It’s, all told, a preposterous and pretentious mess of a film, and all the good intentions in the world don’t mean anything when the execution is as ham-fisted as it is here.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Purposefully joyless and bereft of any kind of aesthetic gratification other than the one found in Mendoza’s use of cinema verite and non-sentimental approach, Ma’ Rosa is tough-as-nails, and leaves you with a heaviness and a pulsating sympathy that’s impossible to ignore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Nikola Grozdanovic
    The biggest lesson to take away from I, Daniel Blake is how a movie doesn’t have to be psychologically complex or cinematically dazzling to dig beyond its surface. It’s rudimentary in terms of technique, but how the film generates its power is through the themes of humanity and kindness at its center.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Even if you don’t agree with Jarmusch’s introductory claim that The Stooges are the greatest rock and roll band ever, there’s still a lot of pleasure to be gleaned from Gimme Danger; most of it coming from Iggy’s love of the band, the music, and inability to be anyone but his incomparable and uncompromising self.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 16 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Your time would be better spent staring at a postcard for two hours. No, not even the presence of the usually magnetic Marion Cotillard will stave off the boredom of Garcia and Jacques Fieschi‘s screenplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Nikola Grozdanovic
    Hell or High Water might walk over familiar ground with second-hand boots in terms of character development and structural beats, but it does so with great personality and zero pretension of wanting to be anything more.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Nikola Grozdanovic
    The BFG exceeds expectations thanks to Rylance’s performance, and joyously expounds the essence of a cherished children’s tale in all of its imaginative glory.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Nikola Grozdanovic
    With a bare minimum amount of suspense, and a screenplay that needs too much work for one that has so many long stretches of silence, this film leaves you with too many reasons not to care about it.

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