Tasha Robinson

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For 730 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% 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 Wreck-It Ralph
Lowest review score: 0 Shark Night 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 730
730 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 74 Tasha Robinson
    The ending is a bold play in a movie full of bold plays, but it seems designed more to whip up discussion than to draw the narrative together, or to give viewers either a horror-movie catharsis or a marriage-drama resolution.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Tasha Robinson
    Street Gang certainly doesn’t tell the whole story of Sesame Street’s early years — it can’t begin to. But it’s an absorbing, nostalgia-courting start, and for people with fond memories of the show, it’s an unbeatable chance to approach it as an adult, and understand their own childhoods a little better in the process.
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    • 82 Tasha Robinson
    For all the eye-popping battles and fast-moving action, it’s an emotional story that takes the time to explore what its protagonist really wants out of life, and why god-tier power may be as much of a burden as a benefit.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 46 Tasha Robinson
    Thunder Force is only occasionally insightful, and almost never surprising. It’s arriving in a world where people generally expect more from its genre than light, enjoyable performances and a handful of overstretched gags, and that’s all it has to offer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    In the Earth is an immersive portrait of tribalism and madness, angst and survivalism. And in spite of the somewhat predictable narrative, the film builds to an unshakably tense, unsettlingly eerie conclusion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 19 Tasha Robinson
    It comes across more like a showreel than a stand-alone film, like, a confusingly edited sizzle teaser for a much more in-depth Doors drama series.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 79 Tasha Robinson
    It’s a pleasant enough hangout movie, and someday it may be held up as a slanted portrait of what mid-2020 felt like for people privileged enough to ignore politics. But it still feels like a minor movie in the face of a major catastrophe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Tasha Robinson
    Nothing about where the story is going or how it’ll get there stylistically can be taken for granted. That’s one of the biggest joys of Shaw’s projects — the sense of something new and different happening, of that anti-capitalist, anti-conformist, anti-containment bent that stretches throughout the story also extending into every aspect of the film’s aesthetics.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 61 Tasha Robinson
    Purists could well complain at how far Howl’s Moving Castle departs from Jones’ terrific story in order to wedge in Hayao Miyazaki’s longstanding personal obsessions, like flight, the destructive and horrific nature of war, and the way courage conquers evil and love saves lives. But at least the film has a point of view, and the benefit of its creator’s highly specific and recognizable voice. Earwig, by contrast, often feels generic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Tasha Robinson
    Soul feels like the best Pixar movies used to feel — deeply humanistic, with both silly, kid-friendly humor and a sincere solemnity that feels entirely adult. Docter and Powers weaponize all of this in a story that literally and directly questions the meaning of life.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 48 Tasha Robinson
    The first two movies are packed with “I can’t believe that just happened!” moments. The third one instead chains together a series of “Oh yeah, I’ve seen this before” scenes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 79 Tasha Robinson
    Scare Me plays some thoughtful games with the idea of horror-comedy, and eventually, Ruben uses the self-aware humor to sharpen the shocks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 43 Tasha Robinson
    Even as a low-key Netflix time-waster, Fearless isn’t that much fun, except for people who really, really like the idea of super-babies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Tasha Robinson
    The doc never feels propulsive, or even particularly informative, and it never has to. For people who remotely enjoy the existence of dogs, Well Groomed is one of the most wholesome, joyous, purely enjoyable documentaries in the streaming world, and Stern doesn’t aspire to anything more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Tasha Robinson
    It’s rare to see an anime story that solely focuses on adults navigating the issues of maturity, personal development, and a stymied future. It’s even rarer to see anime that simultaneously tackles those ideas, and wraps them in such an extravagant visual fantasia.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Tasha Robinson
    It’s highly competent throughout, and outright brilliant at times, but it lacks the necessary level of connection with the real world. And by the end, it’s lost track even of its own hard-earned but fragile sense of emotion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Tasha Robinson
    The story of The Vast of Night is nothing particularly special. The storytelling, though, is spectacular.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Tasha Robinson
    This isn’t a movie about car chases and explosions, it’s about the squirmy but satisfying feeling of watching justice done, and it’s a pleasure to watch the pieces fall into place.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 34 Tasha Robinson
    It’s the rare romantic comedy that doesn’t underline viewers’ needy true-love fantasies by saying “This couple was destined to get together,” so much as it says “Eh, this could happen, I guess. Whatever.”
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Tasha Robinson
    It’s a movie designed for people who like their future-fiction thoughtful and relevant, and for people who enjoy the runaway-train feeling of having no idea where a given story could possibly go next.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 82 Tasha Robinson
    It’s colorful and charming, and it’s certainly unique in its story specifics. But it also feels safe, simple, and soft-edged compared to Pixar’s wilder swings for the outfield.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Tasha Robinson
    This is the kind of film where viewers can let themselves flow with the film’s emotion, or entirely ignore the action and just get lost in the beauty of the imagination. Either way, it’s a luscious trip to take.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 79 Tasha Robinson
    For people who specifically prize meticulous story-craft and the ability to dodge broad genre clichés, I See You is a rare gift.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 51 Tasha Robinson
    The film feels clumsy, hurried, and above all, like an admission of creative defeat.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tasha Robinson
    The results are disappointingly conventional for a Ghibli film—the film is good-hearted, energetic, and full of Ghibli's characteristically beautiful hand-rendered animation, but it's also lightweight and hyper, with none of Miyazaki's more resonant themes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Tasha Robinson
    It’s hypnotic just how horrifying Arthur’s existence is, just as Phoenix’s performance is hypnotic as he spirals from fragile hope into increasingly outsized and confident acts of destruction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Tasha Robinson
    First Love is the kind of film that’s designed for seen-it-all genre fans who know these tropes (the scheming criminal, the dewy ingenues, the cold-hearted lady assassin, and so on) and appreciate seeing them tweaked in new directions, and treated with an air of fond familiarity rather than dour airlessness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Tasha Robinson
    It lacks Hitchcockian tension or Christie-level dignity, but it’s funny, surprising, and intriguing in the way it flips the usual murder-mystery script.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Tasha Robinson
    In the early going, though, Waititi manages to keep the tone light and the humor surreal enough to avoid too much association with the real world. But as his story devolves into melodrama, the comedy curdles.
    • 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.

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