Robert Daniels

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For 179 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Daniels' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Master of Light
Lowest review score: 0 The Man from Toronto
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 179
179 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Daniels
    While The Forgiven isn’t concerned with making David a better person — rather to get him to fully grasp his guilt — McDonagh’s methods can’t distinguish the film from the long list of stories about white folks learning lessons at the expense of brown people. There may have been higher ideals in mind, but “The Forgiven” fails to gracefully reach them.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Robert Daniels
    Director Patrick Hughes’ film should be avoided at all cost.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Daniels
    While most sequels invite comfort through the familiar, this film’s best moment arrives through Judge grappling with his signature humor in a modern world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Robert Daniels
    Elvis certainly works as a jukebox, and it does deliver exactly what you’d expect from a Luhrmann movie. But it never gets close to Presley; it never deals with the knotty man inside the jumpsuit; it never grapples with the complications in his legacy. It’s overstuffed, bloated, and succumbs to trite biopic decisions.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Daniels
    This is a story written and directed by a 23-year-old. That reality defines Cha Cha Real Smooth’s truest virtue (blissful naïveté) and its grandest flaw — a blithering unawareness of reality. It’s a film defined by its myopic, narrow bandwidth.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Robert Daniels
    While you will get sturdy popcorn pleasures from Spiderhead, you’ll also leave wondering what more possibilities Hemsworth holds as an actor once he lays his hammer down.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Daniels
    Between the sincerity shared by Sandler and Hernangomez and the high-level craft, Hustle provides enough diversions to hoist our hearts high, even if we wind up craving more specificity from these characters and their travails.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Daniels
    It’s a collective dream coated in a blue lacquer dancing on the edge of something unrecognizable, something wholly transcendent. And it arrives with an exceptional display of bravura.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Daniels
    The heart behind the familiar rom-com choices: the parting of two flames, the last-second pursuit to save a relationship and the happy ending that follows — cannot be doubted. It’s laughter and it’s loving that Ahn’s “Fire Island” gleefully contains.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Robert Daniels
    It reaffirms the ways the bootstrapping narrative can never be wholly possible in a broken capitalist environment. It connects the RobinHood boom with the rise of cryptocurrency. And it makes one say: it’s time to burn it all down.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Daniels
    It’s so refreshing to see an unhurried, patient documentary, one that trusts its audience to follow along rather than relying on cheap gimmicks to manipulate emotions.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Robert Daniels
    This Italian post-apocalyptic film from director Alessandro Celli angles for child soldier depravity without any of the heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Robert Daniels
    A stirring debut by both Thyberg and Kappel and a daring picture that makes you love it, not for tawdry reasons but for all of the truthful crimes, perils and delights it covers.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 16 Robert Daniels
    It’s unsettling how every minute of this 94-minute flick delivers a new level of boredom. You have to feel for the actors.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Robert Daniels
    While what Cline did and the fight his victims took to find justice is a truth worth knowing and learning, Jourdan’s crass documentary isn’t the best vehicle for such weighty material.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Daniels
    Sy and Lafitte still carry the day. They give the story a kinetic energy and a loose rhythm, which makes the narrative’s meandering more palatable, even as it fails to break out of the familiar action-flick mold.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Daniels
    Edralin’s Islands is a patient debut that reminds us that while our parents are important, our own happiness cannot be understated or ignored. In this sense, through its final seconds, “Islands” is a life-affirming achievement.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Daniels
    The creators’ quest for deeper meaning feels strained and overreaching, and it overwhelms the adventurous spirit of the film’s first half. If anything, this is at least a great jumping-off point for Evans, who never wavers, even when everything around her does.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Daniels
    Eggers’ brand of psychological shock is bolder here than his prior works and potent in bursts, but barely works on boldness alone.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 42 Robert Daniels
    It’s all pastiche; all surfaces with nothing below. And it leaves one cold.
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    • 30 Robert Daniels
    The soft-spoken Epps is frustratingly miscast. The editing by Geofrey Hildrew and Scott Pellet limps lifelessly along, and the direction lacks the necessary pulse for a story line with more twists than a low-budget soap opera.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Daniels
    Daniel Espinosa’s Morbius, a misbegotten, artistically bankrupt bid by writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to fuse a gothic horror edge to the MCU, is the nadir of comic book cinema.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Robert Daniels
    The film struggles from scene to scene, incoherently tying elongated and repetitive montages of Guy and Sullivan performing together to hagiographic perspectives explaining how giving Guy is or the brightness of Sullivan’s future.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Robert Daniels
    Populated by a feverish humor and governed by fatalistic doom, Reijin’s Bodies Bodies Bodies moves with a slapdash pace that belies its sturdy aesthetic construction.
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    • 100 Robert Daniels
    Master of Light is a gentle and graceful film defined by the capriciousness of sight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Daniels
    Linoleum is difficult to pin down; the obfuscations and slippages that run through it seem just as likely to frustrate viewers as they might compel them.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Robert Daniels
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    While West isn’t always operating on the same levels as his influences, his signature flair for tension through simmering slow-burn pacing remains unparalleled.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Robert Daniels
    In Gormican’s uproarious The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Cage delivers a crowd-pleasing triumph that reminds audiences that he’s always been — no matter the part, no matter the reviews — a star who makes the movies infinitely better just by being him.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Robert Daniels
    The Lost City might not be as majestic or breathtaking as its loftier influences, but it is the swooning stuff that great romance novels are made of.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Robert Daniels
    In Everything Everywhere All At Once, a dizzying and aching bit of popcorn entertainment, in fact, Yeoh has never been better.

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