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Amy Nicholson

Amy Nicholson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Amy Nicholson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 88% Fresh Dressed (2015) "Fashion is about that clash between commercialism and individuality -- how can I stand out while fitting in? -- and Sacha Jenkins's streetwear doc nods its Kangol hat to that irony " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 24, 2015
C+ 88% The Tribe (2015) "It's a staggering film, but not a brilliant one - a superior version would have played more with the gulf between our senses and theirs. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 17, 2015
B 98% Inside Out (2015) "This is heady stuff - a more natural fit for a black-and-white Bergman than a kiddie caper. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 17, 2015
A- 85% The Wolfpack (2015) "A Manhattan fable about fear " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 9, 2015
A 93% Spy (2015) "Spy is a call to arms for the cowed, and a riotous skewering of the workplace kings " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 3, 2015
C- 50% San Andreas (2015) "It's all big, distant, unfathomable wreckage - shattering skyscrapers and rippling cityscapes - with no sense of the human cost " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted May 28, 2015
B+ 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "Bird has made a film that every child should see. And if his $190 million dream flops, he'll be asking the same question as his movie: When did it become uncool to care? " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted May 20, 2015
C+ 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "A middling film, yet it's so heavy with Joss Whedon's sweat that it never feels like a lazy cash-in --- which for a preordained summer megahit is an accomplishment. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 29, 2015
C 45% Adult Beginners (2015) "If men-children like Jake don't outgrow telling their stories, their crib will feel like an artistic prison. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
C 37% Beyond The Reach (2015) "Michael Douglas seems to have been slithering toward this part for 40 years " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 16, 2015
B 75% Roar (1981) "ROAR is a thrilling bore, an inanity with actual peril in every scene. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 16, 2015
C+ 30% The Longest Ride (2015) "It's easy to tease a Nicholas Sparks movie. It's harder to admit that he's good at his niche - and has a string of 10 films, nearly all profitable, to prove it " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2015
B+ 92% Ex Machina (2015) "It's the film version of an iPhone: small, expensive-looking and a touch overhyped - plus an addictive sales pitch for whatever Garland makes next. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2015
C 11% Kill Me Three Times (2015) "Taped onto VHS, Kill Me Three Times could pass for a forgotten Pulp Fiction knockoff " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2015
C 15% Last Knights (2015) "As predictable as the wrap-up of one of D.W. Griffith's moralistic epics. What's surprising is how much Last Knights feels as if Griffith's ghost could have directed it. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2015
C- 70% 5 to 7 (2015) " It's as much a triumph of boyish wish fulfillment as Peter Parker swinging on skyscrapers. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B 94% Man from Reno (2015) "The droll joke is that Asian double-crossers have it even easier than Vertigo's Kim Novak -- Westerners don't even try to tell them apart. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2015
B- 89% White God (2015) "When the violence gets unbearable, take comfort in the troop of trainers on the sidelines who prove that, for now, man and beast still make a good team. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2015
B- 29% Get Hard (2015) "Ideally, this would be Blazing Saddles for folks who chug kombucha. Yet it's harder to satirize race today than it was 40 years ago - more sensitive times impose gentler jokes. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2015
D 29% Insurgent (2015) "No one involved in the making of Insurgent would test positive for the intelligent Erudites " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 19, 2015
B+ 77% Danny Collins (2015) "A redemption movie in the skeptical key of Jerry Maguire with dozens of small, perfect moments " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 19, 2015
C 61% Run All Night (2015) "There are more phones than female characters, who spend the movie comatose in hospital beds, fretting silently in the background or being hugged through a doorway " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 13, 2015
D 8% The Cobbler (2015) "The Cobbler has invented a new category of terrible: cruel schmaltz " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2015
C+ 97% It Follows (2015) "The most fun will be in dissecting it afterwards. Film school professors, look forward to a decade of term papers. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 11, 2015
B- 31% Chappie (2015) "There's something fearlessly uncool about the film, which suffers mostly from being made 30 years too late. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 6, 2015
B- 57% Focus (2015) "If Grace Kelly had been raised by coyotes, she might have stalked the screen like Focus' Margot Robbie, a va-va-voom blonde with bite " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2015
B 28% Everly (2015) "Everly has the heaving, bloody bosoms of an exploitation flick, yet Hayek gives the character powerful dignity. She's no victim, nor an off-the-shelf "strong woman." " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2015
B+ 96% '71 (2015) "Yann Demange tints the midnight alleys of Belfast like an Irish flag dragged through the mud: black skies, sickly green lamps, and the orange flames of torched cars. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2015
C 71% The DUFF (2015) "The DUFF doesn't seem to know what its point actually is. It's pro-self-acceptance and also pro-makeover. It's about liking yourself, and how you'd like yourself better with a boyfriend. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 19, 2015
D 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "If I could bubble a time machine to 2010, I'd advise Pink, "Quit while you're ahead." " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 19, 2015
C+ 36% Hits (2015) "David Cross, who also wrote the script, is content to come across like a grumpy old man. His comedy is one-note, furious, and fun-enough " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 12, 2015
B 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "The only thing Dakota Johnson can't pull off is her character's over-dramatic name - she introduces herself as Anastasia Steele like an apology. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 11, 2015
C 30% Mad As Hell (2015) "Everything about YouTube political pundit Cenk Uygur is big: his opinions, his hand gestures, his eye rolls and, of course, his ego. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2015
A- 72% The Voices (2015) "Like it or not, The Voices aligns us with a murderer. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2015
A 69% Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015) "These boy-men have something to say about the fickleness of fate - something they knew more about as young men than any of the cynics who dismissed them for dancing in unison. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 29, 2015
C+ 13% Mortdecai (2015) "Daffy, dated, and precisely as intended. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 23, 2015
C 78% R100 (2015) "You'd expect more yucks from the country that bequeathed tentacle porn. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 21, 2015
C 63% Son of a Gun (2015) "The film's trajectory is as predictable as a bullet's: There's crosses and double-crosses, clumsily inserted strip club scenes, and instant professions of eternal love " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 21, 2015
C- 49% Cake (2015) "There's an irony that Claire, a victim with bottomless resources and no responsibilities, so easily crumbles, but the film doesn't press the point. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 21, 2015
C 10% Taken 3 (2015) "All you need to know about Taken 3 is that Liam Neeson survives an explosive car crash - twice. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 9, 2015
C+ 25% Black November (2015) "At once passionate and cynical, Amata skillfully lays out the ways that Nigeria is screwed. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 8, 2015
B- 72% Big Eyes (2014) "You can't help but sense Tim Burton nodding in agreement when Walter bellows, "Just because people like my work, does that make it bad?" " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 24, 2014
C 51% Unbroken (2014) "Jolie is more fixated on gore than grace. In making us feel every crushing blow - the better to burnish her reputation as a serious director - we're shortchanged on the beauty of Zamperini's story " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2014
C- 72% American Sniper (2015) "Cautiously, Eastwood has chosen to omit Kyle's self-mythologizing altogether, which is itself a distortion of his character. We're not watching a biopic. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2014
D+ 27% Annie (2014) "This is an Annie for adults, only now the spin is less "Remember the social-welfare lessons of the Great Depression?" and more "Hey, rich people are nice, too." " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 17, 2014
C 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Ridley Scott can't decide if making rivers run with blood is heroic or horrific - you sense he'd rather make Gladiator II: Attack of the Frogs. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B- 62% Life Partners (2014) "Fogel refuses to pander by pretending that the girls can fix everything with a hug. Sacrifices must be made. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2014
C 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Turing is kept tweedy and neutered, as closeted in celluloid as he was in real life. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 25, 2014
B 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Turns out when Collins wrote Mockingjay in 2010, she was predicting not only America in two centuries but also the accidental, overnight Internet instafame just four years away. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2014
A 97% Red Army (2015) "Red Army has laid the groundwork for something complex: It reveals the strengths of the Soviet athletic program and the weaknesses of our own, which shares the same flaws as capitalism. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2014
C+ 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "The pieces of something important are here - there's ego and greed and desperation, the essential ingredients of the American tragedy - but none of it fits together. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2014
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