Nick Allen

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/4 76% Cunningham (2019) An exhilarating testament to documentaries as a boundless form of art. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
1.5/4 70% I See You (2019) It would be impossible to guess the ending of I See You during its tiresome first act, which is something numerous films can't tout, but the movie uses cheap tricks to earn that kudos. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/4 73% Shooting the Mafia (2019) Shooting the Mafia aptly conveys Battaglia's many layers, while exemplifying the power in not looking away. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2.5/4 95% Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) It doesn't say much about abusive charlatans, their enablers, and their victims, that we don't already know. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/4 53% Noelle (2019) Noelle has plenty of charm -- the kind that makes a Christmas story not just simply amiable, but worth a look. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
1.5/4 83% Let It Snow (2019) A bland addition to the already low-stakes tradition of Xmas rom-coms, Let It Snow could use a whole lot more tinsel. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/4 75% The Cat and the Moon (2019) Even if The Cat and the Moon shows an old soul still sorting through his passions, it proves that the Hereditary actor is on an encouraging wavelength as a new director. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/4 64% Mister America (2019) Mister America ambles through two overlapped realities (On Cinema's and our own) and reveals a pathos that makes its dry political comedy accessible beyond an ingrained fanbase, if not poignant. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
2/4 80% Little Monsters (2019) Its self-amusement is far more obvious than it is infectious. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
2.5/4 96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Though it has a tight course of events and is spiked with a few surprises, First Love is far more impressive for how it collides its many characters than what it ever feels for them. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/4 77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) [Aukerman] takes what's made the series so extremely funny and lovingly expands it into a feature film, in a way that would make all those '90s Saturday Night Live movies envious. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
1.5/4 27% Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) Daddario doesn't nearly get the material that can match her abundant energy. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2/4 88% Freaks (2019) It's just not special enough. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2/4 67% Blink of an Eye (2019) As a feature-length rumination on such a devastating sports tragedy, the themes of hope, loss, family, and friendship are all there under the headline, but Blink of an Eye is too narrow to explore them. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 68% Angel of Mine (2019) Farrant's confidence as a storyteller -- along with Rapace's full-bodied performance -- enrich the story and guide it toward its delicately bonkers premise. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/4 63% Falling Inn Love (2019) An impressively mechanical distraction that owns its cliches, for the most part. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/4 18% Hot Air (2019) However hopeful Hot Air is, its phoniness makes the prospect of an open-minded debate feel even more like a fantasy. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
2.5/4 94% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) For either newcomers or fans, the documentary's cradle-to-grave, talking-head approach too readily threatens to take the zip, romance, and funk out of a fascinating subject who would be nothing without those very elements. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
1/4 14% Sextuplets (2019) The laughless mess of Sextuplets proves that Marlon Wayans still has a big obstacle in the way of his comedic greatness -- himself. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
80% 1BR (2019) All of this boldness pays off-the film's third act might end at an expected place, but 1BR stands out with how it gets there, and the unique horror along the way. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/4 46% Ode to Joy (2019) A plainly affable romantic comedy that's not too powerful with its romance, and certainly not its comedy. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/4 94% Jay Myself (2019) Whether this is all for the sake of art or not, it can be too nauseating to peer into from the outside. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
95% The Deeper You Dig (2019) A sterling example of a flesh-and-blood DIY indie that does not play by any rules. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
25% Sadako (2019) A lackluster homecoming. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
86% Vivarium (2019) Through focused storytelling, expansive imagination and some calibrated madness, Vivarium becomes a wild ride within the confines of a nightmarish lifestyle. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
44% Critters Attack! (2019) Critters Attack! works on the most basic of expectations, to see critters bound around like kickballs and at times feast on the limbs of unlucky adults. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
No Score Yet Phantom of Winnipeg (2019) With its constantly delightful nature, it's a universally appealing testament to how loving a piece of art-and in this case, both a soundtrack and a movie-is one of the most special connections any human being can have. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
100% Blood on Her Name (2019) [An] exceptionally confident debut. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
18% Killerman (2019) An exhilarating, audacious crime thriller, provided you go along with the ride. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
1.5/4 21% Phil (2019) An affable but profoundly bland dark comedy that depicts an existential crisis with soft philosophizing and some jokes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
1.5/4 19% Euphoria (2019) Euphoria struggles to be little more than a hum-drum meditation on kicking the bucket. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/4 63% Child's Play (2019) Nastier, more playful, and just as good if not better than the original film. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/4 71% This One's for the Ladies (2019) It doesn't have a rich enough storytelling vision to pull off something that feels good for both the soul and the you-know-what. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
1.5/4 74% Papi Chulo (2019) Oh no, Hollywood did it again. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/4 54% Ma (2019) The thrills come extra cheap and late in Tate Taylor's Ma, a horror movie torn between campiness and compassion. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/4 97% 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 25% 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 10% 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 41% 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 96% 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 75% 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 42% 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 91% 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
94% Premature (2020) 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