Robert Daniels

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For 167 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points higher 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 Red Notice
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 167
167 movie reviews
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    • 42 Robert Daniels
    This Italian post-apocalyptic film from director Alessandro Celli angles for child soldier depravity without any of the heart.
    • 76 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.
    • 45 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.
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    • 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.
    • 67 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Robert Daniels
    Matt Reeves’ The Batman should tell audiences that other superhero movies are possible, and yet more, they can be had outside the formulaic tentpoles filling theaters today.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Robert Daniels
    Not only do Wright and Dinklage fashion an unrequited anguish worth crying over, again and again. Cyrano is the best movie musical of the last decade.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Robert Daniels
    For a movie so intuitively captivating, so visually extravagant, it very nearly papers over all its emotional weaknesses.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Daniels
    Smart and affecting ... It’s not flashy. It’s not often revelatory for any super fans, or even anyone who watched "Being the Ricardos" ... "Lucy and Desi," however, is still meaty as a standalone work, and an essential, authentic salute to these trailblazers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 58 Robert Daniels
    Stolevski aims for a life-affirming treatise on the poetics of human existence but strains to be more than a pretty copy of his well-known influences.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Robert Daniels
    Detailed and deliberate, assertive but rarely obvious, Diallo’s Master is a towering, inventive shot in the arm for Black horror.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Daniels
    Through Brown and especially Hall’s fully committed performances, scenes like this and “bless your heart,” which move in both potent and profound ways, gives the ropiness of Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. enough depth to pray for the arrival of Ebo’s next feature.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Robert Daniels
    Hatching, a smartly constructed fright machine, not only introduces a new and exciting voice to the horror landscape but cracks its way through the brain like a beak through a shell.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Daniels
    Linden offers a fascinating premise, but her visual language doesn’t catch the eye, and the potential excitement to be mined from translating Blaxploitation motifs for modern-day audiences is missing. “Alice” could’ve been so much more, but instead, it comes off like a lost opportunity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Robert Daniels
    892
    The star-studded cast does good, dependable work. There are visual flairs that linger in the mind: For all its faults, this movie has a striking look to it. And Corbin’s best intentions are genuine. The ending comes with a startling bang. But what remains when the dust settles? By the end of the over-tightened 892, unfortunately, a memorialization to Brown-Easley’s plight, we know little about the actual man.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 42 Robert Daniels
    Both Dickey and Studi shoulder the lesser material through a charming naturalism that papers over the script’s artificiality.

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