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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
.5/4 71% Yummy (2020) As it struggles to be even mildly significant in the sprawling history of zombie stories, it eventually leaves viewers with a movie that's just plainly ugly.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3.5/4 97% Disclosure (2020) Disclosure makes clear that the conversation about transgender representation is only just beginning, but it offers an incredibly thoughtful opportunity to make more people aware.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
2.5/4 92% A Whisker Away (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu) (2020) The cute factor in Netflix's anime film A Whisker Away is bountiful enough, even if its love story of naive obsession is a little more than worrisome.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
2/4 22% Infamous (2020) [Thorne] is the perfect person to take viewers through the looking glass of Instagram infamy, and that's what makes the clumsiness and shallow nature of Infamous all the more frustrating.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
1.5/4 80% Mighty Oak (2020) This premise would excel far better, and go much deeper with its targeted themes, in something like a dark comedy; that Mighty Oak embraces this delusion with no sarcasm and a lot of wish fulfillment is at the very least worrisome.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
2.5/4 95% Spelling the Dream (2020) You want to root for these kids, and cherish the way they advocate for intellect at such a young age. It's just that the whole project has the unabashed tact of a glorified infomercial.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
1.5/4 17% Survive the Night (2020) Watching Willis in Survive the Night, you'd think he was already dead.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
2.5/4 No Score Yet Ovid and the Art of Love (2020) Sometimes it's too corny for its own good, but it believes deeply in its own take on the historical figure, and effectively layers 31 BC Rome on top of contemporary Detroit.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
2/4 98% Fourteen (2020) You're supposed to see a slice of life, but all you can see are the rehearsals.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3.5/4 100% Driveways (2019) A movie that's impressively, if not stubbornly understated, where life stories come from select bits of precise dialogue, with lovingly rendered characters put into a collection of scenes that simply allow us to live with them.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
2.5/4 26% Dangerous Lies (Windfall) (2020) It might be kind of tedious, kind of sloppy, and mostly silly, but you could never accuse Dangerous Lies of false advertising.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
1/4 8% Behind You (2020) Throughout its 86 minutes, it's too easy to tell whenever Behind You has given up at being truly surprising.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
1.5/4 28% The Main Event (2020) It's not about the hard work that's intrinsic with all of wrestling, so much as the WWE's open willingness to sacrifice its core values for lazy family-friendly amusement.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
1.5/4 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) There just isn't much of a movie here, or even much of an homage movie when you compare it to its clear influences like 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
2.5/4 85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Even when Big Time Adolescence starts to become ordinary, it always has a freshness from its on-screen talent, and from the promise of Orley's directorial eye.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
2/4 71% Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2020) Pulpy Canadian whodunit Disappearance at Clifton Hill is never as fun as it should be.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
2/4 38% Impractical Jokers: The Movie (2020) Impractical Jokers: The Movie never provides any good reason for its pranks to be packaged in a movie, but it does speak to the fruitfulness of its concept.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 85% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) Yes, you've seen this type of story before, but Standing Up, Falling Down shows that there can still be a little magic -- and charisma -- when the material is genuinely funny.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
2.5/4 74% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) It's hard to get past the hope that Lara Jean will someday soon get something better -- a better boyfriend, and a better movie.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/4 100% Cane River (2020) Cane River offers American indie cinema a hero worth remembering, and a romantic with a vision beyond his years.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
86% The Social Dilemma (2020) The questions and concerns that The Social Dilemma raises ensure that it's never boring, even if the filmmaking's way of communicating only works roughly half the time.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
100% A Thousand Cuts (2020) A Thousand Cuts provides an expansive, revealing look at the current Filipino political situation, and it doesn't feel like it's warning viewers about what will happen in America, so much as telling us what's coming next.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
94% Boys State (2020) Boys State constantly and vividly shows the blurred lines of decorum that come with age and power, and that's certainly the case when masculinity takes the forefront.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
92% Tesla (2020) Tesla proves to be a completely liberated biopic, so much so that it's out of reach.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
No Score Yet Dream Horse (2020) The kind of unabashed crowd-pleaser that was made with care.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
70% The Last Shift (2020) Richard Jenkins gives one of his most soulful performances in years.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
71% Run Sweetheart Run (2020) Run Sweetheart Run is broadly successful in trying to have genre thrills with a feminist premise that becomes more and more obvious.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
75% The Nowhere Inn (2020) St. Vincent and Brownstein prove to be an incredible pair to study at the center of this movie's kaleidoscope, and the film is befitting their boundless and generous creativity.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
100% Sylvie's Love (2020) Thompson and Asomugha do strong work in filling the emotional core in Sylvie's Love a film that's best taken as a welcome corrective, with the kind of grandiose emotional scenes that will always make for movie magic. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
100% Farewell Amor (2020) Msangi's film casts a spell with her lived-in script.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
95% The 40-Year-Old Version (2020) Blank proves throughout that she's a multi-talented storyteller, and that you can't imagine her vision would be any better with drastic compromise.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
56% Blast Beat (2020) The film wants to talk about so many topics, and yet it ends up shortchanging all of them so that it can make for one massive emotional scene after the next.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
85% Save Yourselves! (2020) Mani and Reynolds are an excellent on-screen couple that you want to spend time with.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
88% Charm City Kings (2020) Charm City Kings is an incredible triumph from a slew of fresh talent, including director Soto and his leads.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
78% Impetigore (Perempuan Tanah Jahanam) (2020) A clumsy bit of black magic horror only book-ended by freaky greatness.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
100% La Llorona (2019) A solemn and gripping tribute to real-life atrocities.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
3/4 72% Horse Girl (2020) The sincerity that Brie brings to her full-fledged embodiment of mental illness is major, and in turn helps Horse Girl overcome its tricky storytelling.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
1.5/4 5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) A true Netflix Original Film paradox -- not even a pause and rewind button at the ready will help it make much sense.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
2/4 38% Downhill (2020) A largely inferior American knockoff that's far less dynamic than the 2014 dark comedy it's based on.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
74% Jumbo (2020) A romance in which you don't care much for the main guy. You can see the effect he has on the woman, and while you don't laugh at her big emotions for an amusement park ride, you never feel what she does.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
88% Exile (Exil) (2020) The kind of thriller that Michael Haneke would make after learning he didn't get invited to a friend's party, and Morina's film builds from that influence with his own audacious visual storytelling.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
100% Feels Good Man (2020) A beacon of internet literacy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
64% Spree (2020) As Keery's performance is progressively devilish but always recognizable, Spree brilliantly shows influencer culture for the totally demented lifestyle that it is.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
80% Summer White (Blanco de Verano) (2020) [Summer White is] unable to make a compelling character study out of a boy's inability to communicate beyond some heavy breathing, clenched fists, and pyromania.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
78% High Tide (2020) Its premise, execution, and even setting registers as a clumsy way to depict an everyday horror experienced by countless women.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
89% Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (2020) Ríos' film is visually immersive to the community and its passage of time, though it does make you wish you knew more about the people of Congo Mirador.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
100% Acasa, My Home (2020) Acasa, My Home ultimately prevails in conveying numerous external and internal changes for the Enaches, its numerous fly-on-the-wall passages able to speak for themselves.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
92% Kajillionaire (2020) July has a handful of bizarre and heartfelt scenes, but when the film breaks from its narrative course to make more grandiose statements about its prevalent ideas, it feels like it has started speaking in another language.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) A gorgeous blend of truth and fiction, with a guiding sense of humor that allows her film to always be honest and hilarious.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
86% The Night House (2020) Instead of making the story more ominous with its very broody tone, The Night House negotiates both lacking ideas about loss and dull horror execution.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020