Nick Allen

Nick Allen
Nick Allen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, The Film Stage, Movie Mezzanine

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 20% Rockaway (2017) [Rockaway] relies on blunt sentimentality and awkwardly, expressly warps its own story inspired by true events to be adoption-ready for Stand By Me fans.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2/4 83% The Vanishing (2019) Even with its all-around noble dramatic intent, particularly from Butler, the film struggles to leave a mark.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
2.5/4 60% Nona (2018) While Nona does eventually reward audience members with stark drama grounded in a daily nightmare, it risks cheating itself of its full impact, pretending for most of its running time to be a fairytale it certainly is not.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3.5/4 97% People's Republic of Desire (2018) People's Republic of Desire is equal shares fascinating and depressing, often at the same time.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
0/4 50% DriverX (2018) DriverX is worse than just one of the year's most vapid movies, it's an out-and-out nightmare of late-stage capitalism.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
2/4 58% Mobile Homes (2018) Under [de Fontenay's] microscope, [the characters] don't feel like real people lost so much as white American trash test subjects.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/4 100% Infinite Football (2018) Porumboiu reminds you with simplicity that Infinite Football is working within the poetry of a portrait, albeit one of many warming, droll moments.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 88% Prospect (2018) It's rare to see a sci-fi movie that genuinely has a true grit to it, a characteristic that bolsters its screenplay through its more underwhelming passages.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
1.5/4 38% Silencio (2018) The frustrating case of a movie that plants a whole lot of magic beans that simply fail to grow.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/4 13% Viking Destiny (Of Gods and Warriors) (2018) Pure to its junky intentions, if you like your movies served to you without confusion as to the character or their narrative arc, here it is: The destiny of a viking.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
1.5/4 39% Hell Fest (2018) A pretty bad movie that makes a great case for more slashing at horror theme parks.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/4 86% White Rabbit (2018) Even if White Rabbit feels like the ultimate acting reel, it's albeit for a talent you immediately start to root for.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
1/4 No Score Yet Armed (2018) I do take a little comfort in that Armed just may be an even bigger mess than the current state of our nation. Maybe.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2.5/4 56% Slice (2018) While Bennett might bring in viewers, this is a charismatic, however cluttered proclamation of another exciting film presence, his 'Angels' and 'Sunday Candy' music video director, Austin Vesely.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
1/4 64% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Dumber and more desperate than any episode of Catfish.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1.5/4 33% Boarding School (2018) A very odd movie.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/4 88% Makala (2018) Filmgoers looking for something to explicitly counter August's summer movie exhaustion should get first in line for Makala.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 86% A Whale of a Tale (2018) In Sasaki's unofficial but necessary sequel to The Cove, she aptly considers how both sides of a conflict believe they are doing the right thing.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/4 47% The Package (2018) A pseudo-experiment as stupid as it is genuine, and damn if this movie isn't totally committed to its premise.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
79% Blue My Mind (2017) A tedious burn about a young woman's gradual change, like an A24-branded coming-of-age title with a metamorphosis that's heavy on its metaphor.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
52% Our House (2018) With sincerity kind of holding everything together, it's dispiriting when Our House becomes more of a rote haunted house movie.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
No Score Yet Hurt (2018) Whatever the commentary is that Hurt ultimately wants to make, its acting is too rough around the edges to get us involved in whatever dimension the story is in, and the plotting so bare that it's hardly a slow burn.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
91% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) Achieves the status of bonafide crowd-pleaser, for a crowd that isn't normally acknowledged with such detail and warmth.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/4 91% Nico, 1988 (2018) The movie is best of all a showcase for Dyrholm's full-fledged interpretation of Nico.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
1.5/4 40% Extinction (2018) A B-movie with a blockbuster attitude, and not in a fun way.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
100% Luz (2019) It's comprised of numerous searing images, the immediate result of Singer's thrilling precision with all aspects across the board.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
94% CAM (2018) An excellent showcase for Brewer, who carries this movie through so many tense passages and helps viewers immediately recognize the complicated human behind the camera.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
85% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) A wise, odd, and unforgettable ballad.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
90% Mega Time Squad (2019) A grounded sci-fi mini-odyssey with lots of creativity and even more laugh-out-loud gags.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
83% Relaxer (2018) Through its precise filmmaking and whirlwind script about one loser who never gets off the couch, it's a magnetic, five-senses experience for slacker cinema.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
88% Nightmare Cinema (2018) The movie is no grandiose or even noteworthy testament to anyone's talent.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
50% Just a Breath Away (Dans la brume) (2018) An amateur's take on the disaster movie.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.5/4 65% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018) If you're hoping to see a production just like the one that would have been done in 1596, this ain't it. But Mott's version is a hell of a good time in its own right.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
1.5/4 18% Tau (2017) A wannabe-thriller about artificial intelligence with little wit of its own.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2/4 63% Uncle Drew (2018) Uncle Drew mistakes its goofy pitch for a free pass to be simple with its comedy, and sappy with its emotions.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2.5/4 82% Alex Strangelove (2018) As a modern coming-of-age movie, one that's especially meant to keep the progressive values of teen Netflix on the home page for another week or so, it does have a fair amount of charm.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
3/4 80% The Workers Cup (2018) A documentary with a defeated spirit, but with fleeting glimmers about why the oppressed keep playing.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3.5/4 28% Rodin (2018) Doillon's filmmaking perfectly matches the passion of Rodin, like a musician biopic that feels like one of their songs.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/4 79% Breath (2018) In spite of his low-key ambitions, debut filmmaker Simon Baker doesn't yet have the eloquence as a director to get you on board. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/4 84% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) A non-denominational sermon, under the cinematic care of an artist first, Pope Francis fanboy second.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
1.5/4 85% Sollers Point (2018) Sollers Point is more bland and shapeless than any clearly empathetic project should be.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2.5/4 38% Anon (2018) The script's heady intent proves to be exhausting, reducing a third act twist to a shoulder shrug, and a seemingly profound final line about life off the grid into a blank expression.‐
Read More | Posted May 5, 2018
2.5/4 56% Duck Butter (2018) Just like what Naima and Sergio are doing, the movie is itself an impulsive, fleeting relationship experiment with mixed results.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3.5/4 89% Pass Over (2018) As a brilliant mix of the theatrical and cinematic, Lee's vivid adaptation of Pass Over does not concern just Nwandu's story, but the very experience of it.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/4 100% I Am Evidence (2017) I Am Evidence will be undoubtedly eye-opening.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
2/4 90% Lowlife (2018) A shallow exercise in nastiness, contriving different ways that people can be cruel to each other.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2/4 28% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) With little wit to its name, Sherlock Gnomes becomes far more tedious than playful.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
58% At First Light (2018) Stone's movie is one of the most frustrating kinds to run into while covering a festival comprised of upcoming filmmakers, the calling card project.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
87% Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018) Bhala reckons that our most important weapon, as we strategize how to go high instead of going low, is to know what we're up against.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) As gently eye-opening as looking around while strolling down a new street.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018