Nikki Francisco

Nikki Francisco
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Nikki Francisco is a theater and film critic based in Manila. She is currently the editor-in-chief for the Philippines' premiere theater publication, TheaterFansManila.com. She contributes film reviews for various publications such as Cosmopolitan Philippines, NoliSoli, Scout, and Preen. Her other writing has appeared in South China Morning Post, ABS-CBN News, and Spot.ph, among others.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
77% Frozen II (2019) There's a whole lot of charm in this, but it follows the original's winning formula a little too closely that it feels almost repetitive. - Nolisoli.ph EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) In a genre that busts out dozens of near-identical movies, superhero stories need more than visuals to be memorable. - Nolisoli.ph EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
20% Cats (2019) Cats might be an example that just because something can be done doesn't mean it should be, and that some titles are better left for the stage. - Nolisoli.ph EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
52% The Lion King (2019) Unlike colorful animated films precisely made to attract young eyes, this film lacks that fundamental cartoonish magic that will make its young audience sit, watch, and take in the story. - Nolisoli.ph EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) It wastes none of its nearly two-hour screen time, packing the story with a lot of humanity and heart that guarantees once again that there are no dry eyes left once the credits roll. - Nolisoli.ph EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is an exploration of complex female strength, and while she is different from Thor or Captain America or Iron Man, she is a superhero all the same. - Cosmopolitan (Philippines) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
No Score Yet Never Not Love You (2018) The film does a really good job of recognizing that all dreams are valid and worth chasing after, not just ones that make you famous or take you abroad. - Cosmopolitan (Philippines) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
90% Shazam! (2019) The movie is a little goofy, which adds to its people-pleasing charm. - Cosmopolitan (Philippines) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Overall, Endgame was a satisfying high-stakes adventure that was at times even unpredictable. - Cosmopolitan (Philippines) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
57% Aladdin (2019) Sure, it's almost exactly like the animated version, but they gave Jasmine the feminist edge that was sorely lacking in the cartoon. - Cosmopolitan (Philippines) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
22% Dark Phoenix (2019) Overall, it's like X-Men knew it's a far third in terms of superhero franchises and just stopped trying with this movie. - Cosmopolitan (Philippines) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
23% Men in Black International (2019) But it takes more than two charming leads to make a great film-you actually need a strong script. - Cosmopolitan (Philippines) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) If you're just looking for a fun film where you can sit back and enjoy your popcorn, you can't go wrong with this Charlie's Angels reboot. - Cosmopolitan (Philippines) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020