Rob Nelson

Rob Nelson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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

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Showing 51 - 100 of 482
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
54% Lovelace (2013) "Reducing an immensely disturbing, politically byzantine tale to a series of cartoonish vignettes, this celeb-studded biopic squanders a gutsy performance by Amanda Seyfried. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2013
78% Hors Satan (Outside Satan) (2013) "Maddening, pretentious, hypnotic and transcendent in roughly equal measure. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 18, 2013
28% Struck by Lightning (2013) "A mediocre coming-of-age indie. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 9, 2013
47% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) "A bona fide high-wire act, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away delivers towering thrills through its candy-colored 3D ode to the titular outfit's astounding acrobatics. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 19, 2012
33% Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (2012) "A costumer that's well named for being pleasant and conventional but little more. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2012
35% The ABCs of Death (2013) "The ABCs of Death is an appallingly bad concoction of disgusting shorts that run through the alphabet but really should've stopped at "A." " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2012
38% Stand Up Guys (2013) "Veering between buddy movie and action-thriller, Stand Up Guys is a mildly raunchy, modestly entertaining geriatric comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2012
85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) "First-time writer-director Stephen Chbosky adapts his young-adult bestseller with far more passion than skill, which suits familiar scenes of adolescent awkwardness aptly enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 10, 2012
4/4 98% Oslo, August 31st (2012) "[Displays] an invigoratingly acute understanding of the psychology of insecurity, longing, defensiveness and inward-turning rage. " ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 30, 2012
92% Mosquita Y Mari (2012) "First-time writer-director Aurora Guerrero beautifully captures the fluctuating dynamics of friendship between 15-year-old girls in Mosquita y Mari. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 1, 2012
40% The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012) "Newcomer Jason Yee proves plenty adept at chopsocky, but his chops are nonexistent on the thesping side. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 15, 2012
32% Deadfall (2012) "A highly satisfying Western-cum-noir in the old tradition. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 7, 2012
91% Holy Motors (2012) "Only dream logic -- give or take pure cinema -- can begin to explain the wacky beauty of what goes on here. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 23, 2012
67% The Road (2012) "This low-budget shocker eventually pays off, displaying just enough narrative ingenuity to compensate for a cinematically crude and logistically sketchy deployment of the requisite blood-and-guts mayhem. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 10, 2012
96% Sleepless Night (2012) "There's no mistaking Jardin's playful mastery of the Hollywood-style action aesthetic; his movie starts in high gear and accelerates steadily from there. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2012
41% Silent House (2012) "The pic's true star is Martinovic's unblinking camera, which really ought to have been let loose in some other house. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2012
61% John Dies at the End (2013) "Give or take the titular disclosure, John Dies at the End is a thoroughly unpredictable horror-comedy -- and an immensely entertaining one, too. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2012
71% Payback (2012) "A rarefied conceptual docu that will appeal to a limited but highly appreciative audience. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2012
88% Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012) "Much like the band's self-conscious synth-pop itself, Shut Up is initially satiric but ultimately disarming in its emotional resonance. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2012
100% Under African Skies (2012) "Under African Skies is appreciably smarter than most celebrity musician docus. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2012
98% The Invisible War (2012) "An aptly infuriating expose of sexual abuse within the U.S. military. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2012
22% The Words (2012) "A literary film that stands to work best for those who don't read. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2012
93% Room 237 (2013) "One of the great movies about movies. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2012
93% Indie Game: The Movie (2012) "The pic scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2012
20% Goats (2012) "Genial but gratingly irrelevant and none too witty. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2012
48% Black Rock (2013) "Straining to be a distaff "Deliverance," indie thriller Black Rock is unable to shock, much less convince. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
56% The End of Love (2013) "Too often toddles over the fine line between cute and cloying before finding its footing in the final reel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
87% Middle of Nowhere (2012) "Solidly acted but aloof and slow as molasses. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
70% The Woman (2011) "Calculatedly ugly and undeservedly controversial. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 4, 2012
66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) "Warm-blooded but largely lifeless. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 28, 2011
45% Another Happy Day (2011) "[Mistakes] over-the-top dysfunctional family cruelty for comedy and drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 14, 2011
77% Outrage (2011) "The results are so visually stunning, why quibble? " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 18, 2011
70% Footloose (2011) "Paramount's Footloose reboot never quite cuts loose enough to distinguish itself from the original. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 14, 2011
35% The Thing (2011) "The new Thing, helmed by first-timer Matthijs van Heijningen, nods deferentially to John Carpenter's still-scary cult film while displaying little comprehension of what made it work. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 13, 2011
45% Jane's Journey (2011) "Spectacularly photographed and journalistically lame... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 13, 2011
30% Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011) "Sarah Palin -- You Betcha! shovels enough dirt on the Tea Party guru and self-described hockey mom to satisfy her haters, but lacks sufficient humor and insight to make it a must-see for anyone outside the Brit muckraker's fan base. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2011
40% Damn! (2011) "Even at 73 minutes, the film is, well, too damn long. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 12, 2011
74% The Whistleblower (2011) "Late-reel scenes of suspense involving the heinously victimized Ukrainians fall somewhere along the line between shocking reportage and standard-issue torture porn. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2011
74% Bellflower (2011) "Writer-director-actor Evan Glodell's testosterone-fueled fever-dream indie Bellflower impresses less for its screeching take on extended adolescent fury than for its own macho, wacko, pedal-to-metal embodiment of same. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2011
84% Mysteries of Lisbon (2011) "Raul Ruiz's head-spinning Mysteries of Lisbon is a period drama of contemporary import -- and of the highest order. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 2, 2011
80% The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011) "Well-intentioned but derivative and only intermittently engaging, the suburban Michigan-set indie hits at least as many false notes as true ones. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2011
98% Project Nim (2011) "Marsh's film remains a deeply haunting portrait of the unbridgeable gap between kindred species. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 5, 2011
84% Beginners (2011) "It's strongest as the story of an artist who, in his own way, has only begun to come out. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 31, 2011
50% Last Night (2011) "Tastefully provocative, ultimately haunting. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 29, 2011
59% The Vanishing of the Bees (2011) "Hypnotic slo-mo images of honeybees flapping their wings are about all that distinguishes the docu Vanishing of the Bees from a well-researched article on its subject. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 26, 2011
No Score Yet Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula (2011) "Not as fun as it sounds, Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula shoots blanks before sucking the life out of its premise. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 26, 2011
66% Insidious (2011) "A possession thriller less terrifying than fun. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 29, 2011
48% Super (2011) "Waiting for Super to deliver the funny is an experience as long as the film itself. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 28, 2011
46% Soul Surfer (2011) "The true story of one-armed surfer girl Bethany Hamilton keeps its balance in Soul Surfer, a kind-hearted coming-of-age drama with killer waves. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 28, 2011
88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) "More compelling as an intellectual exercise than an emotional one. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2011
45% Drive Angry (2011) "Sharp 3D lensing and low-octane camp humor help rev up Drive Angry. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2011
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