Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
amNewYork , Critic's Notebook , Film School Rejects , The Atlantic
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
716
Total QuickRatings:
15

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 69% What If (2014) " There are a couple of terrific characters in What If, the sort around which you'd want to build a romantic comedy. But they're the best friends, not the protagonists." — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
3/4 95% The Dog (2014) " You simply couldn't find a better subject for a movie than this inscrutable man, full of contradictions. " — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
2.5/4 36% Child Of God (2014) " James Franco should be hailed for taking a crack at such dense and unforgiving material, but the relentless grimness leaves you numb rather than enlightened." — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
3.5/4 78% Happy Christmas (2014) " The actors are likable and smart, imbuing the movie with tension derived from real-life experiences. " — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
3/4 89% Calvary (2014) " Brendan Gleeson carries the film with a forceful portrait of a man increasingly resigned to his helplessness in the face of a society permanently soiled. " — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
1.5/4 17% Very Good Girls (2014) " The film treats a complicated experience with painstaking simplicity. " — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
2/4 48% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " It's an exceedingly minor picture, an insignificant wisp that recycles familiar Allen themes behind only the thinnest of plots." — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
3/4 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " The all-time great actor has given audiences one last parting gift: The chance to experience a performance unlike any he'd ever given; to see him again, anew." — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
2.5/4 65% Beyond the Edge (2014) " You can't help but wonder how much more someone like Werner Herzog could have done with the story." — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
2.5/4 78% Land Ho! (2014) " Pleasant enough, but it's too tame for the larger themes about aging and maintaining excitement in one's later years to hit home." — amNewYork
Posted Aug 10, 2014
4/4 99% Boyhood (2014) " The minute events that Linklater puts onscreen are endowed with meaning because they're contextualized in the larger scope, which streamlines the most epic experience of all." — amNewYork
Posted Jul 13, 2014
2.5/4 69% They Came Together (2014) " It's occasionally funny but never quite the laugh riot you're hoping for." — amNewYork
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/4 84% Coherence (2014) " So invested in showing off how smart it is, in demonstrating the ways its narrative reflects some fundamentally complex ideas, that it fails to hit home emotionally." — amNewYork
Posted Jun 20, 2014
1/4 24% Third Person (2014) " It is excruciating, obliterating you with overwrought platitudes and phony sincerity to the point where it starts to feel like a prison sentence. " — amNewYork
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/4 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " The Eastwood approach works for Mystic River, but it seems a bit weird for a movie in which an emotional high point is a rendition of 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You.'" — amNewYork
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/4 88% Obvious Child (2014) " Jenny Slate demonstrates the gift that sets apart the great actors from the good ones: The ability to move you to tears without saying a word." — amNewYork
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Tom Cruise is the most committed movie star around and he's a major reason this original, big-budget picture works as well as it does. " — amNewYork
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2.5/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " MacFarlane is one of the few male comic creative talents to have honed a style that stands against the Judd Apatow school of realism, but the movie just doesn't quite work." — amNewYork
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/4 63% Filth (2014) " The film gets so worked up trying to shock you, to put James McAvoy and his accomplished co-stars through the nasty paces, that it lands with a thud. " — amNewYork
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 86% Cold in July (2014) " It's an immersive, old-fashioned experience -- Walter Hill or Sam Peckinpah would approve. " — amNewYork
Posted May 27, 2014
1/4 10% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) " This is the sort of monumental cinematic disaster that could only be made by talented people comprehensively bungling things." — amNewYork
Posted May 27, 2014
3/4 89% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) " The film achieves the improbable feat of depicting a world millions of New Yorkers experience each day in a unique way." — amNewYork
Posted May 21, 2014
2/4 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " It's so amped up, so eager to please in the most commercial sense, that it winds up seeming aimless and adrift." — amNewYork
Posted May 16, 2014
2.5/4 73% Godzilla (2014) " Offers a respectable Hollywood treatment of the iconic monster, but can't sustain the momentum generated by a riveting opening sequence." — amNewYork
Posted May 16, 2014
3.5/4 86% The Immigrant (2014) " The film cuts through the mythology to offer an uncompromising vision that regards the decision to immigrate as the brave, difficult one it is." — amNewYork
Posted May 16, 2014
1.5/4 34% Stage Fright (2014) " The world needs more campy rock musicals starring Meat Loaf. But not this. " — amNewYork
Posted May 8, 2014
2/4 73% Neighbors (2014) " Sometimes a relatively mindless slapstick comedy hits home. With such talent involved here, though, it's fair to expect something more." — amNewYork
Posted May 8, 2014
2.5/4 72% Palo Alto (2014) " The film is so severe, so dramatic in its portrait of suffering youth that it starts to asphyxiate the audience." — amNewYork
Posted May 8, 2014
3/4 88% Chef (2014) " The food movie for the food truck era, tapping into the zeitgeist in an assertive and interesting way. " — amNewYork
Posted May 8, 2014
2.5/4 52% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014) " A more interesting documentary would have further investigated the phenomenon of Shakespeare resonating with such diverse locales." — amNewYork
Posted May 1, 2014
2.5/4 83% Belle (2014) " Lots to recommend but there's enough here for two movies and in trying to tell both stories the picture shortchanges each one." — amNewYork
Posted May 1, 2014
4/4 94% Ida (2014) " A quiet, patient movie that runs a mere 80 minutes, but in the fashion of the best cinematic works offers a world of riches just below the surface." — amNewYork
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Dispenses with the same-old origin story and lodges itself in classic superhero movie terrain. " — amNewYork
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 64% For No Good Reason (2014) " The doc embraces the strong rebellious streak that has defined Ralph Steadman's work. " — amNewYork
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Blue Ruin stands out because of the way it frames this revenge mission as a preordained conclusion, an unstoppable journey toward a brutal end." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Exactly the sort of picture about bloodsuckers you'd expect from Jim Jarmusch. And that's a compliment." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/4 86% Joe (2014) " Joe hands Nicolas Cage his most ideal part in ages." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
2.5/4 74% Oculus (2014) " The screenplay comes up short when it comes to probing the larger concerns exacerbated by the demonic presence." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
2.5/4 50% Hateship Loveship (2014) " The movie is downright somnambulistic, its pulse slowed to a barely-there tick." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/4 51% Cuban Fury (2014) " The film has enough charm and energy to subvert diminished expectations." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/4 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " It's a full-on career rebirth for Jude Law." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
2/4 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " It's a parable, a metaphor, a detour, a film that calls attention to its construction so relentlessly that its emotional impact is fleeting at best." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/4 84% The Unknown Known (2014) " The picture amounts to one grand show of self-incrimination." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
2.5/4 86% Under the Skin (2014) " For all its qualities, Under the Skin ultimately frustrates. " — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3.5/4 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " It's a useful introduction to Maier's professional achievements, but the film really stands out thanks to the exhaustive interviews." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
1/4 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " Seriously overrated, it's a series of gross-out scenes intended to shock and nothing more. " — amNewYork
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/4 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " The movie finds its center in the portrait of a brotherly bond tested and strengthened on the road." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3.5/4 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " This documentary represents the righting of a wrong, finally giving a dreamer his due." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 88% It Felt Like Love (2014) " A coming-of-age movie down to its marrow." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " It plays more like an everyday spoof than a film in love with these characters and what they represent." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 21, 2014
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