David Nusair

David Nusair
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 93% 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 80% 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 16% 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 49% 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 41% 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
3.5/4 91% The American President (1995) Filmmaker Rob Reiner has infused The American President with a breezy, compulsively watchable feel that's perpetuated and heightened by the stars' winning performances...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
2/4 90% Widows (2018) ...the movie remains unable to accumulate any real momentum or sense of escalation...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/4 82% Green Book (2018) ...a compulsively watchable drama that's been adorned with a whole host of appealing elements...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
1/4 22% Nobody's Fool (2018) A complete trainwreck virtually from beginning to end...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) ...an erratic yet mostly rewarding drama that benefits substantially from its star's completely eye-opening performance.‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/4 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) An exceedingly (and impressively) ambitious effort...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2/4 70% Ibiza (2018) Filmmaker Alex Richanbach delivers a basically watchable yet entirely forgettable post-Bridesmaids comedy...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
1/4 16% The Haunting (1999) ...an adaptation that manages to fare even worse than its subpar source material.‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
1.5/4 7% Cool as Ice (1991) ...a best-forgotten relic of the 1990s...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
1/4 35% 1941 (1979) A somewhat interminable misfire...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
.5/4 63% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria grows more and more unwatchable as it slowly progresses through its absolutely absurd 152 minute running time...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 59% In the Mouth of Madness (1995) Filmmaker Carpenter, working from Michael De Luca's screenplay, kicks John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness with a striking (and engrossing) in-media-res opening that immediately captures the viewer's interest and attention...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2/4 No Score Yet Italianamerican (1974) ...a short yet somewhat interminable 49 minutes...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
1.5/4 7% Dragonfly (2002) A well-intentioned misfire...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
2/4 76% In a Valley of Violence (2016) The action-packed yet hopelessly uninvolving climax ultimately confirms In a Valley of Violence's place as a disappointingly half-baked misfire...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
2.5/4 88% The Night Comes For Us (2018) An almost prototypically erratic Asian actioner...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/4 97% The Hate U Give (2018) ...an engaging and emotionally-charged drama that's rife with stirring performances...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2/4 29% Venom (2018) The inclusion of an admittedly fun pre-end credits teaser only highlights the degree to which Fleischer and company have bungled the premise and title character...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
2/4 76% Mid90s (2018) ...never quite becomes the engrossing work Hill has obviously intended...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
1/4 37% Hunter Killer (2018) ...an aggressively by-the-numbers actioner that squanders a talented roster of actors and seemingly can't-miss setup.‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/4 23% The Jackal (1997) The less-than-engrossing vibe is, at least, tempered by the effectiveness of the three leads' work and a smattering of compelling sequences...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
2.5/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man & the Gun kicks off with an almost unreasonably charming sequence...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
1.5/4 77% The Sunshine Boys (1975) ...suffers from a terminally arms-length atmosphere that's compounded by filmmaker Herbert Ross' stagy approach to the material...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
2/4 50% Pet Sematary (1989) ...a misbegotten adaptation that could (and should) have been so much better...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
1.5/4 64% You Might Be the Killer (2018) ...a progressively repetitive midsection that highlights the decidedly one-note bent of the movie's storyline...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/4 81% Man Up (2015) A top-notch romantic comedy...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 95% Halloween (1978) Filmmaker Carpenter certainly does an effective job of immediately drawing the viewer into the proceedings...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2.5/4 61% The Oath (2018) ...a decidedly erratic drama that fares best in its fairly engrossing and engaging opening stretch...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/4 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) ...never quite becomes the searing drama one might've anticipated...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 61% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Derek Cianfrance, working from his own screenplay, has infused The Light Between Oceans with a lush, intensely cinematic sensibility that effectively heightens the picture's old-school feel...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2/4 78% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) ...an often excessively deliberate endeavor that's clearly been inspired by the work of Terrence Malick...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2.5/4 38% Kidnap (2017) ...the novelty of the movie's Speed-but-with-an-abduction feel generally (and ultimately) compensating for its proliferation of less-than-accomplished elements.‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/4 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2017) ...the picture grows less and less interesting as it progresses...‐ Reel Film Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018