David Nusair

David Nusair
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 0% Father of the Year (2018) A typically underwhelming Happy Madison production...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
2.5/4 No Score Yet Among the Living (Aux yeux des vivants) (2014) ...a watchable horror effort never quite becomes a wholehearted success.‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
2.5/4 36% Glass (2019) Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan delivers an exceedingly strong opening half hour that picks right up with Willis' memorable Unbreakable character...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
1/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) ...an uncommonly ill-advised animated endeavor that, extraordinarily enough, fares even worse than most live-action comic-book movies.‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
2/4 90% Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) (1960) Overwrought and ineffective...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
1.5/4 83% The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) An ill-advised and mostly dull drama...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
.5/4 13% The Hand (1981) An increasingly interminable misfire...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/4 67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock has infused Mr. and Mrs. Smith with a light and breezy feel that certainly complements Norman Krasna's less-than-substantial screenplay...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/4 95% Dave (1993) It's a high-concept premise that's employed to watchable yet erratic effect by Ivan Reitman...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/4 82% Confirmation (2016) Filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa has infused Confirmation with a very matter of fact sensibility that generally proves effective...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2.5/4 58% Best Friends (1982) There's little doubt that Best Friends fares best in its compulsively watchable opening stretch...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2/4 68% In Country (1989) Filmmaker Norman Jewison does a nice job of establishing the small town (and its myriad of denizens) in which Lloyd's affable character resides...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
3/4 53% Escape Room (2019) It's a fairly intriguing premise that is, at the outset, employed to better-than-expected effect by filmmaker Adam Robitel...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
3/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Filmmaker Barry Jenkins has infused If Beale Street Could Talk with a lush and remarkably captivating visual sensibility that's perpetuated by an almost impressionistic narrative...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/4 40% The Upside (2019) ...a well-intentioned showcase for performances that are often better than the material itself.‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2/4 92% Bumblebee (2018) ...a mildly watchable, geared-towards-small-children diversion that could (and should) have been better.‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/4 66% The Mule (2018) Filmmaker Eastwood, working from a script by Nick Schenk, delivers a typically lackadaisical narrative...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet California No (2018) ...a far-too-cute-for-its-own-good premise that is, at the outset, employed to watchable effect by writer/director Ned Ehrbar...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
0/4 36% Feral (2018) ...the lowest-of-the-low in terms of direct-to-streaming horror flicks...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
2.5/4 79% The Great Train Robbery (1979) The Great Train Robbery does, much like the 1975 source material, tend to get bogged down in the small details regarding the titular heist...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2.5/4 89% The Drop (2014) There's little doubt that The Drop fares best in its impressively engrossing opening stretch...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
2.5/4 73% In the Valley of Elah (2007) Filmmaker Haggis does an effective job of cultivating an impressively engrossing atmosphere right from the outset...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
2/4 40% Wrong Turn (2003) ...a repetitive cat-and-mouse midsection that boasts few compelling attributes. ‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
2.5/4 64% Vice (2018) As irreverent and off-the-wall as one might've anticipated...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
1/4 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) A progressively underwhelming comedy...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
1/4 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) An unmitigated disaster virtually from beginning to end...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
2/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) A progressively underwhelming sequel...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
2/4 83% Creed II (2018) The weakest of all the Rocky/Creed movies...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
3/4 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) ...a deeply weird piece of work that isn't always successful but is certainly never boring...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Schindler's List 25th Anniversary (2018) It's clear almost immediately that filmmaker Steven Spielberg is using Schindler's story as a clothesline upon which to hang a more all-encompassing portrait of the Holocaust...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
1.5/4 21% Incendiary (2009) Based on Chris Cleave's vastly superior novel...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2/4 66% Boiler Room (2000) First-time filmmaker Ben Younger does a nice job of initially establishing the central character and the raucous office in which much of the story transpires...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
2/4 38% Social Animals (2018) It's clear almost immediately that writer/director Theresa Bennett isn't looking to explore uncharted territory here...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Nothing to Hide (Le jeu) (2018) Filmmaker Fred Cavayé does an effective job of immediately establishing the disparate personalities and their various relationships...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2.5/4 94% CAM (2018) It's an admittedly outrageous premise that's employed, at the outset, to surprisingly compelling effect by director Daniel Goldhaber and scripter Isa Mazzei...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2/4 81% Overlord (2018) The movie's eventual shift into sci-fi territory, as a result, doesn't fare quite as well as one might've hoped...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 79% Ben is Back (2018) It's disappointing to note, then, that Ben is Back takes an obvious turn for the worse as it moves into its comparatively underwhelming second half...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
0/4 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) The almost total lack of compelling elements ensures that there's never a point at which the viewer is even remotely invested in any of this...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
1/4 82% Instant Family (2018) It's an incredibly thin premise that's clumsily (and infuriatingly) stretched out to fill an often interminable 118 minute (!) running time...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2.5/4 17% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen kicks The Possession of Hannah Grace off with a striking opening stretch that eventually subverts one's expectations...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/4 89% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) ...a deliberately-paced yet consistently entertaining comedy that benefits substantially from Caine and Martin's superb work...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/4 48% Like Father (2018) First-time filmmaker Miller generally does an effective job of drawing the viewer into the less-than-innovative storyline...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/4 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) fd‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
1.5/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The Millennium series continues with what's undoubtedly its weakest entry...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3.5/4 73% Falling Down (1993) It's a somewhat high-concept premise that's employed to consistently engrossing effect by filmmaker Schumacher...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
.5/4 85% The Last of Sheila (1973) The Last of Sheila possesses few, if any, attributes designed to capture and sustain the viewer's interest...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2/4 82% Star 80 (1983) It's a fairly straightforward premise that's employed to pedestrian and mostly uninvolving effect...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
3/4 57% The Secret of My Success (1987) ...a basically-entertaining comedy that's overflowing with time-specific elements...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
.5/4 43% Scarecrows (1988) Devoid of positive attributes...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
1.5/4 16% Robin Hood (2018) ...a misguided reimagining that's rarely as effective or enthralling as intended.‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018