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:
705
Total QuickRatings:
15

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 85% 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 22% 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 87% 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 12% 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 96% 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 74% 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 87% 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 33% 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 71% 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 54% 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 62% 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 95% 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 84% 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 51% Hateship Loveship (2014) " The movie is downright somnambulistic, its pulse slowed to a barely-there tick." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/4 52% Cuban Fury (2014) " The film has enough charm and energy to subvert diminished expectations." — amNewYork
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/4 59% 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 87% 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 99% 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
2/4 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " An arid deconstruction of female sex addiction written and directed by a man who clearly knows nothing about women." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2.5/4 41% Divergent (2014) " The film offers some distinct pleasures but suffers from an overriding familiarity." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 21, 2014
1.5/4 41% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " This sequel is a wholly second-rate effort, save for the incomparable Eva Green." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/4 21% Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) " The film is so divorced from the way humans actually behave that even the starring presence of Sam Rockwell can't save it." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/4 89% Le Week-End (2014) " The journey across the beautiful Parisian streets carries with it the pangs of entrenched insecurities and regrets." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2.5/4 64% Bad Words (2014) " It's a stream of insults without much of a story around them and Jason Bateman's direction fails to compensate for the script's deficiencies." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/4 74% Enemy (2014) " Gyllenhaal sheds any hints of movie star vanity to indulge in this mysterious existential descent into madness. " — amNewYork
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3.5/4 79% Teenage (2014) " It's a fascinating endeavor, set between 1904 and 1945, with amazing images of young people from a multitude of backgrounds culled from across the globe and set to an engaging score by Bradford Cox." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/4 82% Grand Piano (2014) " An extended set piece in the classical sense, with tension that starts high and remains elevated throughout." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 8, 2014
3.5/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " It's a time capsule, showing us the twilight of a man and his era, subverting rosy nostalgic currents to memorialize life's fleeting shadow." — amNewYork
Posted Mar 8, 2014
1.5/4 10% The Bag Man (2014) " The sort of overheated noir where characters exert an enormous amount of energy grappling over an irrelevant MacGuffin when their problems could be solved by walking away." — amNewYork
Posted Feb 28, 2014
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