Nick Allen

Nick Allen
Nick Allen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RogerEbert.com The Film Stage Movie Mezzanine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 100% The Proposal (2019) Magid's very passion to free Barragán's work fuels this often compelling saga through a twisty, international and years-spanning real-life mystery, and past a few disagreeable editorial choices. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
1/4 20% Rim of the World (2019) Its greatest value is probably in how it could educate budding movie-lovers on cheesy and predictable storytelling, but even that seems like a lesson Rim of the World cynically teaches at an elementary level. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet The Professor (2019) [The Professor] is more subservient to feel-good cliches than its too-cool-for-school veneer indicates. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
1.5/4 46% The Professor and the Madman (2019) We'll never know where Shemran's movie truly lost its way, but its current form of saving face by sounding smart will make viewers want to simply move on from it, just like its star and director and have. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 100% Knock Down the House (2019) Knock Down the House prevails with albeit straight-forward intentions: to amplify the women who are both mad as hell and doing something about it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3/4 100% Martha: A Picture Story (2019) Directed with infectious zeal, it's a photographer bio-doc that always feels to be in motion, especially given its excellent editing, fascinating subject, and narrative ambition. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2.5/4 95% Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (Hagazussa) (2019) A frustrating genre pic that's just too dreary to be scary. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 77% Guava Island (2019) Glover casts himself as a man of the people in the film-a rebel with some Childish Gambino songs in his heart-and its inspired however slight storytelling makes for another great display of Glover's many talents as an entertainer. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
1.5/4 45% William (2019) William simply devolves into a drab, moody morality tale for parents about not treating your kids like test subjects. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/4 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) Mary Magdalene moved me in a way that no previous film about Christianity ever has. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/4 90% Shazam! (2019) While Shazam! is goofier (and darker) than it may look, you'll wish its superhero came with a little more spark. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
1.5/4 40% Mercy Black (2019) If having their own Momo is Netflix's latest attempt to grab viewers, they're gonna need a much more disturbing monster. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
3/4 97% Starfish (2019) Starfish is very much its own sci-fi mixtape-curated with hit and miss offerings, but with an undeniable and meaningful sincerity all the same. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
1.5/4 31% Mapplethorpe (2019) A stunningly drab take on the life and legacy of a photographer who merged pornography with grace, Mapplethorpe doesn't have an artistic signature of its own, so much as a name it doesn't live up to. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
100% Premature (2019) A tender ballad-not just about love but age, opportunity, timing-that gets stuck in your head. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
100% Selah and the Spades (2019) Selah and the Spades shows a great deal of promise for writer/director Tayarisha Poe, who demands your attention with style and story in her directorial debut. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
78% The Wolf Hour (2019) As The Wolf Hour is engrossing for much of its anxious timeline, it's the inner journey Watts provides that sticks with you most of all. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
91% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2018) The plate of vegetables that it sounds like, but its cinematography and passion for our planet make a strong case for your attention. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Maiden (2019) An incredible story, and Holmes keeps a sharp eye on its cultural commentary to make it a part of a contemporary conversation. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
87% Stieg Larsson - The Man Who Played With Fire (2019) Stieg Larsson: The Man who Played with Fire is exciting in the way it covers various different points of interest, while incorporating just enough of Larsson's personal life. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
89% Give Me Liberty (2019) The debut of a fresh vision of the all-American crowd-pleaser. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
73% Troop Zero (2019) Troop Zero goes down easy like the best cinematic comfort food. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
82% Share (2019) With its hazy cinematography and sparse yet mournful score, Share risks becoming a total dirge, but is enlivened in large part by the honesty within its lead performances. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
85% Hala (2019) A coming-of-age story with inconsistent storytelling but a strong lead performance from Geraldine Viswanathan. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Ms. Purple (2018) It's often the moments in between Chon's loudest notes that make the best impression in "Ms. Purple," a striking character study on the responsibilities of family, and the importance of sticking around. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
90% Blinded by the Light (2019) Practically bursting with its love for Springsteen, the movie builds past its formulaic story when it captures the euphoria of singing a song you love. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
91% Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2018) As Miti successfully makes us appreciate his mother's passions and progress, it's strange to see something so personal packaged like a lecture. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
90% Sea of Shadows (2019) An illuminating documentary that nonetheless doesn't maintain the dramatic tension it desires. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Aquarela (2019) One of the most frightening and persuasive movies I've ever seen about the destruction created by climate change. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
75% Untouchable (2019) [Its] directorial decisions only highlight just how much the doc has to say with its content, but not as much with its form. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% One Child Nation (2019) A stirring look at a nation that seeks to control the bodies of its women, while seeing them as second-class to men. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Midnight Family (2019) Profound and thrilling cinema verité filmmaking. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Clemency (2019) Chukwu's film is further proof that great moviemaking is key to bringing audiences into profound, somber head spaces. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
89% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man in San Francisco remains consistently gorgeous and unpredictable. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
92% Before You Know It (2019) A noteworthy work from an upcoming dynamic duo, co-writers Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock, who have a chemistry that you want to see in more films, especially if they're like Before You Know It. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
90% To the Stars (2019) To the Stars is a movie that is effectively classic in its presentation, but when it comes to story it lacks a vital freshness. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
90% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Aside from its cast, the winningest aspect of Colaizzo's script is Brittany's emotional arc, which avoids the expected path. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
No Score Yet Mope (2019) I was most disturbed by how this movie encouraged me to have empathy for these characters, while not having any of its own. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Greener Grass (2019) While it has solid character jokes and goofiness, the movie becomes inert by its end. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
54% Wounds (2019) Anvari's film is an exciting answer to jump scare supernatural teen movies, toying with filmmaking and narrative expectations while offering a whole lot of nasty, midnight-ready fun in the process. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
2.5/4 89% Arctic (2019) Arctic lacks what makes for the best movies of its ilk: it does not inspire much imagination concerning what our hero might do first if he does get back home. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/4 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Even though Fighting with My Family is undoubtedly about branding the WWE as a fantasy factory, its biggest strengths are its wit and surprisingly big heart. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2/4 88% The Hole in the Ground (2019) It becomes frustrating to see Cronin populate his genre film with more and more familiar elements, handling them as mere jump scare material and without adding a signature of his own. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
2/4 32% Io (2019) IO isn't science fiction storytelling distilled so much as it is vaporized. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
1.5/4 33% Rockaway (2019) [Rockaway] relies on blunt sentimentality and awkwardly, expressly warps its own story inspired by true events to be adoption-ready for Stand By Me fans. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2/4 88% The Vanishing (2019) Even with its all-around noble dramatic intent, particularly from Butler, the film struggles to leave a mark. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
2.5/4 60% Nona (2018) While Nona does eventually reward audience members with stark drama grounded in a daily nightmare, it risks cheating itself of its full impact, pretending for most of its running time to be a fairytale it certainly is not. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3.5/4 97% People's Republic of Desire (2018) People's Republic of Desire is equal shares fascinating and depressing, often at the same time. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
0/4 44% DriverX (2018) DriverX is worse than just one of the year's most vapid movies, it's an out-and-out nightmare of late-stage capitalism. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
2/4 58% Mobile Homes (2018) Under [de Fontenay's] microscope, [the characters] don't feel like real people lost so much as white American trash test subjects. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018