Tasha Robinson

Tasha Robinson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Tasha Robinson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Orlando Weekly, The Dissolve

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 520
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 78% Monsters University (2013) "It's a strong look at the genesis of a satisfying partnership, but it could be stronger if it trusted that partnership to carry the story. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 11, 2013
2.5/5 67% World War Z (2013) "The film doesn't hold together in any rational way, but it still has a lingering emotional power. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 11, 2013
2/5 38% The Purge (2013) "What should be a taut thriller stretches into an overextended slog with periodic scolding lectures. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 11, 2013
B+ 84% Graceland (2013) "None of this could work without a stellar performance from Reyes, who anchors the film with distress and panic, but also with basic humanity. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 25, 2013
B- 63% Unmade In China (2013) "[It] becomes an onsite mouthpiece for a pouting, passive-aggressive filmmaker who desperately needs an outlet. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 18, 2013
B 54% Oblivion (2013) "An unsettling sense of not-quite-right coats all of the film's steely surfaces, and Kosinski and his co-writers give audiences plenty of time to absorb the unease and gear up for the action. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 18, 2013
B 68% Trance (2013) "Narratively, Trance is questionable, but Boyle and Hodges whisk past all the unlikely developments with enough verve and style to keep audiences from thinking too hard until after they've left the theater. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 4, 2013
B- 68% Wrong (2013) "There's a sly brilliance to the way Dupieux responds to audience expectation by repeatedly, pointedly violating Chekhov's Law. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 28, 2013
C+ 8% The Host (2013) "Niccols always picks unusual, intriguing projects, and gives them a distinctive look, but the emotional core of his stories sometimes escapes him. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 28, 2013
D- 27% Upside Down (2013) "Moment for moment, Upside Down is the most embarrassing, hilarious, obliviously stupid movie since M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, and its constant pursuit of a striking image over any other consideration undermines it at every turn. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 14, 2013
C- 35% The ABCs of Death (2013) "Most are rushed exercises in telegraphic storytelling, struggling to make a point, or at least find a punchline, in a bare few minutes. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 7, 2013
B- 68% The We and the I (2013) "There's a lot to love about the film, but it can get buried under the attempts to tell everyone's story at once. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 7, 2013
A- 95% War Witch (2013) "War Witch is a remarkably mature portrait that trusts its audience to have their own reactions to its material; it doesn't yank at the heartstrings so much as expertly tune them. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 28, 2013
B+ 69% Stoker (2013) "It's best taken one tense, exhilarating moment at a time, without anticipation or expectation. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 28, 2013
C- 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) "The film spends a great deal of its focus on fights that stretch out to Lord Of The Rings length, but without LOTR-level effects or panache. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 28, 2013
B+ 94% The King's Speech (2010) "The King's Speech is admirably free of easy answers and simple, happy endings; it's a skewed, awards-ready version of history, but one polished to a fine, satisfying shine. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 16, 2013
C 33% Escape From Planet Earth (2013) "It's unchallenging fun for a younger crowd, but adults might feel like they're staring down a colorful 24-piece board puzzle, trying to figure out how such a simple activity could be drawn out over 90 minutes. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 15, 2013
D+ 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) "Beautiful Creatures is an oddball creation: a morality play with no basic understanding of morality. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 14, 2013
C+ 19% Identity Thief (2013) "A comedy doesn't necessarily need to develop its characters past caricatures, but a better balance between narrative and yuks tends to make the yuks stronger. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 7, 2013
C 81% Warm Bodies (2013) "Takes its premise painfully literally, resulting in a series of unlikely developments guaranteed to get hardcore zombie-movie fans frothing with rage -- if they don't doze off first. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 31, 2013
C- 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) "It isn't a movie so much as a mechanical process. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 25, 2013
B+ 65% Mama (2013) "Plenty of horror movies are willing to settle for making audiences jump. Mama is more ambitious by far: It makes sure viewers are emotionally committed even when they aren't clutching their armrests or covering their eyes. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 17, 2013
C+ 28% Struck by Lightning (2013) "Lightning is a funny, fast-moving movie, packed with barbed one-liners, goofy hyperbole, and all the oversized exasperation of teen angst. But it's too acid, particularly where Colfer is concerned. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 10, 2013
B 98% 56 Up (2013) "A rich portrait of how individual lives progress, and how age shapes expectations and experience. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 3, 2013
B- 70% Les Misérables (2012) "Jackman is performing in a drama, Crowe on his concert stage, and Hathaway alone in her room. It's a collection of performances rather than a story. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 24, 2012
C- 62% Jack Reacher (2012) "Jack Reacher isn't much of a man, and Jack Reacher isn't the story of a man. It's mythmaking for self-satisfied sociopaths. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 20, 2012
B 89% Consuming Spirits (2012) "In its final half-hour, it pulls all the threads together, and a breathtaking bigger picture finally comes into focus. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 13, 2012
B- 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) "At its best, it recaptures the Rings movies' breadth, detail, and staggering sense of beauty. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 13, 2012
A 94% The Rabbi's Cat (2012) "While the scenes don't always fit together thematically or tonally, each one is its own polished gem. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 6, 2012
B 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) "Rise Of The Guardians boasts a great deal of visual energy and amounts to a lot of fun ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 21, 2012
A- 87% Life of Pi (2012) "It's more compelling to focus on Lee's visceral cinematic experience than on the larger, fuzzier messages Martel's story conveys about humanity's connection with God. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 21, 2012
A 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) "More than another standard cutesy reference-fest with some exciting chases and an eventual upbeat message. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2012
B 93% The Sessions (2012) "In Ben Lewin's The Sessions, John Hawkes takes on the kind of role that earns Academy Awards, in the kind of film that doesn't. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 18, 2012
C 87% Frankenweenie (2012) "While Frankenweenie is pleasant enough as a curated tour through horror's past, it doesn't add much to its present. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 4, 2012
C+ 44% Hotel Transylvania (2012) "A story about the difficult balance between protecting loved ones and controlling them is discarded so the cast can monomaniacally pursue a trite cliché summed up with a silly noise. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 27, 2012
C 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) "The movie is far too aware of its influences, especially when it imitates Bring It On's silly "cheerocracy"-style slang with its own overextended series of aca-neologisms. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 27, 2012
C 31% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) "The acting is sometimes shockingly bad, but generally the script doesn't ask much of the actors, and the combat is effectively staged and often thrilling. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 14, 2012
C+ 60% Francine (2012) "Francine is so minimalist that it has to rely almost entirely on Leo for solidity, and it would be a far stronger film if it supported and framed her more effectively. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 13, 2012
C 39% [REC] 3 Genesis (2012) "It's hard to maintain dread while the filmmakers are so obviously grinning at their own cleverness. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 6, 2012
B- 55% For a Good Time, Call... (2012) "While the perky vulgarity is sometimes overwhelming, For A Good Time scores points by treating sex frankly, with playful mock coyness or none at all. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 30, 2012
C- 41% Little White Lies (2012) "Little White Lies' fundamental problem is that it's hard to empathize with characters who have so little empathy themselves. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 23, 2012
B- 87% ParaNorman (2012) "The results are breathtakingly chilling, but it's easy to wonder what heights ParaNorman could have reached by doing one thing that well throughout, instead of 10 things at once, haphazardly. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 16, 2012
C- 65% 2 Days in New York (2012) "Without so much as a wink, it presents the French as racist, stinky, crude, self-absorbed, and obnoxious. It isn't a culture-clash comedy, so much as culture character assassination. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 9, 2012
C- 42% Step Up Revolution (2012) "If no one behind the scenes cared enough about the padding around the money sequences to make it original, believable, or interesting, why is there so much of it? " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 26, 2012
B 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) "The setup is rote, almost insulting, but it's smarter than it looks: Once the pieces are in place, Kazan's script reveals a deeper game. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 25, 2012
B- 77% Take This Waltz (2012) "It tries to do so many things at once that it can't hit many of its marks cleanly. But at least it's never boring, and rarely predictable. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 28, 2012
B 78% Brave (2012) "Pixar's films remain rich visual wonderlands, artworks in their own right. But with Brave, the content doesn't entirely live up to the rendering. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 21, 2012
C- 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) "The filmmakers mistakenly think nothing is silly if it's done with a grim enough facial expression. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 21, 2012
B+ 73% Prometheus (2012) "Though Prometheus follows Alien's story beats, it's a looser and less satisfying story, more intellectual than visceral, and not fully satisfying on either level. But in part, that's because it's trying to do so much more. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 7, 2012
D- 12% Piranha 3DD (2012) "Gulager ... mostly seems to be trying to see how much he can degrade the old Jaws formula and still have it interpreted as parody rather than apathy. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 1, 2012
B 82% A Cat in Paris (2012) "A barely feature-length diversion that lacks the energy to grip younger viewers or the depth to impress adults, but it earns respect with its makers' dedication to old-school craft. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 31, 2012
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