Robert Koehler

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For 513 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Koehler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Porco Rosso
Lowest review score: 0 Divorce: The Musical
Score distribution:
513 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    The 10-year run of the “Fast and Furious” roadshow isn’t slowing down a bit in Fast Five, by most measures the best of the bunch, combining fresh casting choices, interesting Rio locales and literally smashing bookended action sequences.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Robert Koehler
    Its mind-bending storytelling and themes of play and paranoia make it perhaps the quintessential Gallic movie of its era.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Solnicki demonstrates that a work of art can be made from the humble materials of home-shot video and various 8mm formats, especially when the eye and ear behind the camera are as observant and unabashed as they are here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The final days of a band of 1930s Christian rebels in the central Mexican wilderness are depicted with majestic stoicism in Matias Meyer’s elegant ode to independence.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Robert Koehler
    Plentiful screen time for three generations of femme jazzers, led by energetic and witty gals from the golden age of big band and swing who unlock a treasure trove of memories, make this a real crowdpleaser.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    While a local filmmaker’s perspective may have brought more dimensions, the coverage of events here is impressive and on the mark.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A romantic-comedy melodrama that’s too gentle by half.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Close encounters of the charming kind infuse The History of Future Folk, which will likely be remembered as the first neo-hipster Brooklyn sci-fi movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Haroun’s tender but unsentimental regard for his characters allows his storytelling a natural gravitas thoroughly suited to the simultaneously unfolding private and national tragedies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Koehler
    Von Trotta’s Arendt biopic feels like a movie stuck in another era, stolid and rote, more of an outline for a dramatic treatment than the real thing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    [Mock] has made a movie that vitally captures an extraordinary character in extraordinary circumstances.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    The resulting film is a trite piece of storytelling, with character development and plot points that feel not so much lived in as borrowed from other movies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Koehler
    A former rock 'n' roller withers on the vine in California Solo, Marshall Lewy's forgettable sophomore effort (after a promising beginning with "Blue State").
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    Adopting a postmodern method quite different from that of his remarkable "The Inner Tour," Ra'anan Alexandrowicz poses his questions from a legal angle, and finds these minds stumped by a system they've professionally defended.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Koehler
    Lacking much dramatic or intellectual stimulation, it's ultimately a limp effort.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Koehler
    LUV
    Heartfelt and formulaic in equal measure.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Lacking the outrage and wit of Michael Moore's "Sicko," which dealt with the different matter of health insurance, this documentary is stronger on finding viable solutions.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    Smartly engineered to engage sports fans and non-fans, the picture's account of Lithuania's 1992 Olympics bronze medal-winning team, presented as a symbol of post-Cold War freedom.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Koehler
    This makes the film feel perilously close to widescreen sitcom, as do montages of New York set to Beethoven's Sixth Symphony.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Koehler
    As a struggling rocker making a last-ditch attempt to gain shared custody of his daughter, Paul Dano delivers a beautifully wrought performance in a different key from any of his previous roles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Koehler
    The rush of watching images made in such rare locales as Andorra and Sao Tome quickly wears thin as the montage whips through considerably meaty topics (water issues, climate change, immigration, religious faith) like an impatient Web surfer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    An intelligent overview that makes a radical artist's work comprehensible to audiences with no previous awareness of her or her chosen path.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Robert Koehler
    Departing from two decades' worth of domestic and personal dramas and returning to his roots as Japan's maestro of mayhem, Kinji Fukasaku has delivered a brutal punch to the collective solar plexus with one of his most outrageous and timely films.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Robert Koehler
    A textbook example of a movie that betrays its audience, Entrance begins as a mildly interesting slice-of-life look at a struggling Los Angeles cafe worker, then impulsively devolves into a manipulative slasher picture.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Koehler
    If anything, this Canadian production misses a great opportunity to dig into its setting and examine the dark side of seemingly pristine Toronto, even as the script by Elan Mastai and director David Weaver labors over a mostly boilerplate storyline.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    By turns gentle, deadpan, droll and sarcastic, Jimenez's film reflects on Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past" to track a sweet but doomed love affair between literary -- and pleasurably randy -- college students.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Robert Koehler
    Every bit as cliched as it sounds, picture offers a dramatically crude, overly familiar take on the bad-boy-turned-good story. At its best, it offers young thesps E.J. Bonilla and Veronica Diaz-Carranza a showcase for their range.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Koehler
    This South Los Angeles-set dramedy flirts with terminal stereotypes and high-school movie cliches right and left.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Koehler
    The picture has a first-rate team of actors who visibly enjoy their roles and the sharp dialogue by Baruchel and Goldberg.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Koehler
    Mannion's script goes a bit too far in terms of twists, capping the third-act suspense with a plot U-turn, and then another, that leaves audiences feeling played. Worse, the final development loses credibility in retrospect, reducing the film to the level of an exercise in paranoia, effects and one actor's ability to hold attention for nearly 90 minutes.

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