For 98 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rob Nelson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Mysteries of Lisbon
Lowest review score: 10 Killers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 98
  2. Negative: 13 out of 98
98 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Nelson
    A tantalizing mix of documentary, fiction and everything in between (including music video), Miguel Gomes’ 150-minute love song to rural Portugal, Our Beloved Month of August, scores viscerally as well as intellectually.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Nelson
    A masterfully composed and suitably outraged look at the neocolonialist exploitation of South Sudan.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Nelson
    As much as the movie rocks, Lambert & Stamp drops the needle to reveal the deep pain barely hidden in the grooves.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    The effort of sussing out this satire’s attitude seems silly for the fact that its jokes just aren’t funny enough.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    If a dominatrix is one who takes total control of her passive partner, then R100 is the cinematic equivalent of a kinky femme fatale in black leather and stiletto heels, cracking a whip and a smile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Some genre fans who prefer the silly to the satiric may bite, but the anemic pic isn’t remotely weird or witty enough for cult immortality.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Rob Nelson
    A dynamic and immersive piece of you-are-there verite.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    The docu’s accomplished summary of tension-filled events as they transpired from minute to minute comes at the expense of wide-angle historical context.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Nelson
    A digressive, daringly experimental study of a flailing musician, magnetically played by accomplished bluesman and poet Willis Earl Beal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    An extraordinarily engrossing tale becomes an extremely uncinematic experience in the hands of Israeli documentarian Nadav Schirman.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Nelson
    An aptly intense and innovative study of pioneering rock poet Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth playfully disguises itself as fiction while more than fulfilling the requirements of a biographical documentary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    Rossato-Bennett’s over-the-top narration often sounds cloying and banal... But the filmmaker succeeds in providing context, medical and historical, in between awakenings.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    Camp X-Ray is most commendable for believably depicting the U.S. military from a female’s point of view.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Nelson
    [An] initially playful, ultimately haunting documentary.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    Overly melodramatic but fairly engrossing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rob Nelson
    The narratively jumbled film...features too many scenes that amount to mere stargazing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Rob Nelson
    Though the ugly phobia that gave rise to the killing and permeated the legal proceedings boils the blood, the film’s tone is somber rather than angry, and its effect is quietly devastating.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    Director Argento half-heartedly mixes schlocky 3D f/x with one-dimensional characters for a near-two-hour joke that ought to have been funnier.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Nelson
    The ups and downs of a decades-long friendship are charted with warmth and sensitivity in Shepard and Dark.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Acquitting herself capably in a lead role that strips her bare in more ways than one, Robin Weigert (HBO’s “Deadwood”) proves worthy of a future in features, whereas first-time writer-director Stacie Passon mainly exposes her background in commercials.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Rob Nelson
    Milkshake sucks all the flavor out of a tasty premise.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    Escape From Tomorrow is a sneakily subversive exercise in low-budget surrealism and anti-corporate satire.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Nelson
    Director Jesse James Miller’s bio of ‘80s-era World Boxing Council lightweight champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini connects on emotional levels in the telling of an up-from-nothing brawler whose colorful career climaxed in tragedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    The brisk, brief feature appears more atmospheric than terrifying, but its bare-bones tale gets under the skin.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rob Nelson
    By turns pulse-quickening and contemplative, The Crash Reel is a thoroughly winning docu portrait of former pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (“The Garden”) favors formulaic uplift over investigation, failing to offer a p.o.v. on whether young creative people should be driven as mercilessly as these. Lackluster videography further dulls the pic, which culminates in frustratingly fleeting glimpses of the students’ year-end performances.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Bursting with cheap f/x, the pic is often tedious when not repugnant, but it’s hard to dislike.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Rob Nelson
    It takes pains to make the political personal, forging the viewer’s identification with Scahill by making persistent use of his voiceover narration and keeping him oncamera throughout.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Rob Nelson
    Abundantly goofy, but atmospheric only in spots, this flat-affect screwballer has its moments, and may attract a minor cult.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Rob Nelson
    This disarmingly cheeky, intermittently gorgeous trifle would create the perfect bookend to a career begun almost 50 years ago.

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