Tasha Robinson

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For 687 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tasha Robinson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Son of Saul
Lowest review score: 0 Shark Night 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 687
687 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 92 Tasha Robinson
    It’s an out-and-out triumph, an adrenaline blast of pure action and emotion that lives up to its predecessors and ably forwards the MCU story in memorable and even touching ways.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    It’s rare that a blockbuster movie feels this competently, serenely middle-of-the-road, but maybe being this safe in an era of easy outrage is its own form of mild, moderate, entirely bland achievement.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Tasha Robinson
    Endgame was never designed to stand on its own as a single well-crafted movie, and it was never designed to follow the MCU formula. It was designed to cap a decade of buildup around a single gigantic story.... In that sense, it’s certainly a triumph: it’s ambitious, towering, and above all, daring in its difference.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 46 Tasha Robinson
    Over the course of two hours, the mania becomes exhausting and numbing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Tasha Robinson
    Us
    Peele directs Us with a masterful collection of horror-movie tricks — jump scares that actually pay off, a cat-and-mouse game in an isolated place filled with bright lights and deep pools of impenetrable shadow, a throat-closing Michael Abels score full of intense drumming and choral chanting that elevates the action to operatic levels of drama. But his greatest asset is the performances, which turn an already creepy premise into something endlessly inhuman and unnerving.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    The film’s eye-candy is endlessly impressive and a worthy reason to see the film in a theater, but it’s never as memorable as authentic, unique story moments like Hiccup’s first connection with Toothless in the series’s first installment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Tasha Robinson
    The sharp editing turns the film into a comedy about how wickedly successful the Temple’s trolling is, and how humorless and easily riled their opponents are.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 73 Tasha Robinson
    No matter how familiar the plot beats feel, that level of attention not just to functional special effects, but to outright beauty, makes The Wandering Earth memorable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    The sequel actually slows down the story a bit, with a lower jokes-per-second rate and a little more time for contemplation. But instead of making the new film smaller or duller, it leaves room for a little more sophistication. The sequel’s best gag isn’t a one-liner or a one-off, it’s subtly and fundamentally built into the story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Tasha Robinson
    Velvet Buzzsaw is a messy movie, and not just in the sense that Gilroy ends up painting a room with blood at one point.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 76 Tasha Robinson
    For the serious fans who this series is meant for, the promise of at least six more hours of Fantastic Beasts action likely means a lot more thrilling beasts, barriers, and beats to explore. Everyone else may find that all the little personal bits of character business and frantic complications aren’t much of a substitute for a clear and compelling plot with a single meaningful protagonist.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 77 Tasha Robinson
    The siblings address their family through a Wes Anderson lens, with a tone so playful and visually poetic that it drops into surrealism. It feels like a fresh new approach to an old genre — a willingness to not just embrace the subjectivity of family documentaries, but to charge into it full-bore.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Tasha Robinson
    The book is a charmingly quaint, deeply eerie supernatural mystery about grief, necromancy, and the apocalypse. The movie version is a shrieking CGI carnival full of poop jokes and barfing pumpkins.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    This is a film about the wilds — internal and external — and Saulnier shoots both the natural and the human side of the story with his usual sharp instincts for startling and engaging images.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 86 Tasha Robinson
    In a world packed with information, it’s outright exciting to know so little about where a story is going, or how far it’s willing to go to get there.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Tasha Robinson
    Outlaw King has plenty of the right pieces in play to make this kind of personally enriched story possible, but compared to Mackenzie’s best work, it’s plodding and artless.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    The film makes a strong argument for the value of artistry in horror. Stark colors and an active camera, chasing or leading the characters, give the whole film a sense of intensity and dynamism.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Tasha Robinson
    While several of the characters seem to be making obvious choices for obvious reasons, as the story unfolds, the script gets progressively deeper into their psyches.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    Given how much of the film is spent on watching tiny items grow to improbable size, and huge objects shrink down to the scale of toys, it seems only appropriate that Ant-Man and the Wasp neatly balances its big, serious concerns with its little petty ones. It’s a movie that understands all the variances of scale, and takes the audience along for the ride as they constantly change.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    Incredibles 2 is a lighter and more incident-packed adventure. The same characters are running through some of the same emotions but with much less of a sense of weight and impact.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Tasha Robinson
    Given how many zombie stories are basically elaborate wish-fulfillment video games, about blowing away targets, hoarding supplies, and finding a safe spot, Cargo’s quiet acknowledgement that suicide might be a kind option for the infected feels revelatory and even dangerous.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    In the end, it doesn’t feel like Jonathan fully commits to its own premise.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Tasha Robinson
    Too many films that rely on secrets stop being compelling once those secrets emerge. Marrowbone just becomes more compelling. It’s one of the year’s most immaculately crafted movies, and it’s the kind of story that keeps dodging convention right up to the final shot. It fits neatly into the Gothic genre, but it innovates within it at the same time.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 72 Tasha Robinson
    The filmmakers try to innovate largely by making the movie as toothless and easily digestable as possible. Nothing in the film is real enough to care about past the moment, or serious enough to trouble audience’s sleep. Maybe in a world that’s already full of real-life disasters, it’s innovative enough to make monumental destruction this much dumb, lightweight fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Tasha Robinson
    The Endless rapidly develops from a mysterious, elliptical story about cult survivors and strained relationships into a much larger and stranger movie, essentially the Aliens to Resolution’s original Alien.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    For viewers who are still impressed by CGI destruction and thrilled by the sight of realistic mechas in action, Uprising is yet another escalation in scale, staged creatively and with apparent love for the old-school kaiju genre.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 81 Tasha Robinson
    The sheer dynamism and energy of the movie are compelling, even when the character drama isn’t.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Tasha Robinson
    It’s a pretty take on the story, but it’s also a frustratingly safe and squishy one. It’s infinitely well-intentioned, full of warm self-affirmation and positivity, and absolutely nothing about it feels emotionally authentic enough to drive those messages home.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    Annihilation is a portentous movie, and a cerebral one. It’s gorgeous and immersive, but distancing. It’s exciting more in its sheer ambition and its distinctiveness than in its actual action.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Tasha Robinson
    Hereditary is a hell of an intense ride, made for a crowd that enjoys heart-clutching adrenaline spikes. The cast is unerringly terrific.

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