Robyn Bahr

Robyn Bahr
Robyn Bahr's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter Village Voice

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
75% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) By giving the protagonist a pitiable background here, the film's producers are actually weakening the structure of their entire raison d'etre. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
100% Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016) Her pregnancy helps her fire missiles at the sexism of her industry. It is as refreshing as it is vital in a culture that subliminally erases women's personhood as they approach motherhood. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) While Beyonce never formally earned a degree, Homecoming stands as her graduate dissertation, a grandiose masterwork that dissects, hallows and archives the arts of the African diaspora. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
No Score Yet Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019) Ricci, who's always done well by her darkly curious characters, is convincing as a marked woman. But it's Light who ravages the screen, her Matron Grady filled with the class-based self-hatred of a woman Inspector Javer. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
92% Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (2018) I just wish she gave us more of her own visceral humanness and trusted us to receive her with a little more darkness than her brand typically allows for. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
38% Queen of the World (2018) Despite the fact that Queen of the World can't shake its own artifice, this doc will appeal to those fangirls and fanboys who woke up early on May 19th and donned their craziest hats to sit at home and soak in the festivities. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
71% Nappily Ever After (2018) Bildungsroman disguised as rom-com, the refreshing script much more concerned with its heroine's emotional arc and personal growth than her ultimate relationship status. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
No Score Yet Betty White: First Lady of Television (2018) The documentary, without necessarily meaning to, reveals White as a cultural chameleon, shifting her roles to meet the needs of her audiences through time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
27% The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) Honestly, The Last Sharknado isn't bad enough to be good and isn't good enough to be good. It's kind of just... there, lacking the gore of splatterpunk and the sanitation of kiddie-fare. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
No Score Yet Black Women in Medicine (2016) Black Women in Medicine is a document of voices that need to be heard: the pioneers and the young medical students who sacrificed their youth to obtain their credentials. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
82% Front Cover (2016) [A] sexy, ambitious comic drama. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
86% Time To Choose (2016) In forgoing an emphasis on numbers in favor of heart-tugging images of natural beauty and rhapsodic talking-head testimonials, the film comes across more as a sales pitch than an invigorating plea for action. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
27% Welcome To Happiness (2016) Ultimately cloying and unfocused ... - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
No Score Yet A Moment of Silence (Un Minuto de Silencio) (2016) There's a juicy story in here, but Orgnani desiccates his narrative by relying on jargon-laden interviews with political wonks and dry intellectuals, presenting a byzantine account of the events with little context. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
78% We The People: The Market Basket Effect (2016) Combining court documents, footage of the protests, and interviews with reverent personnel, reporters, and politicians, Reid's fast-paced and engaging film appears to play out as a simple question-and-answer exercise. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
75% High Strung (2016) What it loses in thematic richness, the uncynical High Strung makes up for in pure joy. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016