Nostalgia Critic (2007– )
"The Nostalgia Critic" (original title)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 4,256 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 1 critic

A movie critic raised by pop culture looks back at the movies and shows of his childhood and often feels betrayed by how poorly they hold up.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 28 Jul 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 05 Oct 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nostalgia Critic (2007– )

Nostalgia Critic (2007– ) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nostalgia Critic.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
Unknown   2014   2013   2012   … See all »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series 2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A foul-mouthed nerd reviews bad video games.

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Kyle Justin, Mike Matei
Board James (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

James and his pals play eccentric board games from their youth.

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Mike Matei, Brendan Castner
James & Mike Mondays (TV Series 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Buddies James and Mike kill time by playing and reviewing video games, old and new.

Stars: Mike Matei, James D. Rolfe, Brendan Castner
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The AVGN must overcome his phobia of the worst video game in the world to save his fans.

Directors: Kevin Finn, James D. Rolfe
Stars: James D. Rolfe, Jeremy Suarez, Sarah Glendening
The Nostalgia Chick (TV Series 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lindsay the Nostalgia Chick is here to review those nostalgic films that appeal to the female audience. While she started out being the feminine version of The Nostalgia Critic, Lindsay has... See full summary »

Stars: Lindsay Ellis, Antonella Inserra, Elisa Hansen
You Know What's Bullshit (TV Series 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A disgruntled man with a mound of cow dung for a head talks about various, every day items, and how they are all, in fact, worthless.

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Mike Matei
The Angry Joe Show (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Video games beware, Angry Joe is coming to give you a full and just Angry Review. He looks at new games for the new consoles and see how well they hold up, with help from The Angry Joe Army.

Stars: Joe Vargas, Noah Antwiler, Nick Landis
Kickassia (Video 2010)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Nostalgia Critic, internet guru of bad movies, discovers the existence of the Republic of Molossia in the Nevada desert... See full synopsis »

Director: Doug Walker
Stars: Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, Lewis Lovhaug
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Every October, James Rolfe reviews horror movies, whether it be the old-school silent-era monster classics, the golden-age Universal horror films from the '30s, '40s and '50s, the grotesque... See full summary »

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing
Suburban Knights (Video 2011)
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Nostalgia Critic and his fellow reviewers from the website That Guy with the Glasses dress up as famous fantasy characters and go searching for a magic gauntlet hidden in suburban Illinois.

Director: Doug Walker
Stars: Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, Lewis Lovhaug
The Cinema Snob (TV Series 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A high-brow art critic takes a look at films below mainstream. He looks at lesser known titles in the categories of pornography, exploitation, low budget independent, and overly violent. If... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Jones, Jerrid Foiles, Lloyd
Bum Reviews (TV Series 2008)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A hyper-ecstatic bum reviews mainstream movies, describing them in great lengths and even acting out a few parts.

Stars: Doug Walker, Lewis Lovhaug, Noah Antwiler
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Nostalgia Critic / ... (373 episodes, 2007-2014)
Edit

Storyline

A movie critic raised by pop culture looks back at the movies and shows of his childhood and often feels betrayed by how poorly they hold up.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He remembers it so YOU don't have to! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nostalgia Critic  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the Nostalgia Critic's jokes were written by Doug Walker's brother, co-writer, and camera man, Rob Walker. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Nostalgia Critic: [when doing a top 11 list] Why top 11? 'Cause I like to go one step beyond.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Starting with the Battlefield Earth review, the worst line from the movie/movies reviewed is repeated over the Channel Awesome logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Review Must Go On
(Theme music: 2013-present)
Written by Doug Walker
Orchestrated by Michael Schiciano (as Michael 'Skitch' Schiciano)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
An iconic review series for the digital age, "Nostalgia Critic" is a fun, zany look at the movies we grew up with in a hilarious new way.
2 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nostalgia. For many people it means that tingly feeling inside when you think about growing up. That warmth you feel in your heart when you recollect your childhood or adolescence. That giddy joy you feel thinking about all your favorite movies, TV-shows, toys and friends before you entered the real world. Heck, maybe even the laughs you get thinking about how much of a klutz your boss made at himself at last year's Halloween office party.

Not to the Nostalgia Critic, though! To him, Nostalgia implies pain, frustration and hilarious antics as he reviews all of your favorite movies and TV-shows from yester-year. (And occasionally from more recently.)

The brain child of Doug Walker, and created with help from his brother Rob Walker (and more recently with newcomers Malcolm Ray and Rachel Tietz), "Nostalgia Critic" is a show featuring Doug portraying the "character" of the titular critic. It is essentially a review show, with episodes lasting generally 15-30 minutes (though some clock in at only 10 minutes, while others clock in at nearly an hour), in which the Critic goes through a film or TV-show start to finish, showing us key scenes that he humorously commentates and pokes fun at. Also mixed in are fun skits, on-screen graphics, and occasionally even entire story lines taking place during the review. Some of these story lines even encompass multiple episodes.

Since he launched the series in 2007, there have been well over 200 episodes, and a number of specials. (During which the critic will do things like "Top 11" lists, comparing an original Nostalgic film with a recent remake, etc.) And the subjects have a wide range, covering everything from "Howard the Duck" to "The Good Son" to "Moulon Rouge" to "Mortal Kombat", and just about anything else you could think of. More recently, after Walker re-launched the series in 2013 following an original planned conclusion in 2012, the Critic has lifted his original cut-off date, allowing for him to also review more recent fare, such as the controversial "Man of Steel."

While it's arguable whether or not Doug is really an actor, the fact it, he is still putting on a performance, and the Critic is a character... not Doug. And in that respect, he's great in the show. The Critic is a big, loud, fun, boisterous, cartoony creation and he makes the reviews a joy to watch. Ray and Tietz recently joined as co-stars, often portraying fictionalized versions of themselves or appearing as other characters in one-off skits, and they're a blast two. Finally the show is often graced with guest-stars from other internet personalities, and it almost always works for the best.

I can't really complain about dodgy production values or weak effects, since this is a "just for fun" web-series with the main focus being on the reviews and the Critic's often insanely funny over-the-top reactions and hatred of the films he's reviewing.

The only real complaint I have about the show is that there are some episodes I just can't stand, and occasionally the Critic will make contrived observations just to set up a joke, whether or not what he's criticizing is true or not. (For example, in a review of "Child's Play" he makes a few observations, accusing the film of making mistakes that it really didn't make, and were the product of his misunderstanding of what was happening. Those sorts of things bother me.) And before it's 2013 relaunch, later episodes had gotten stale, although the new format change has freshened it right up.

"Nostalgia Critic" is one of the best entertainment programs available online. It's a blast and is worth checking out for anyone in need of a nostalgic rush or a good belly laugh. 9 out of 10.


7 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
view batman robin jfsredhead
Movies he should review prime-17
It's funny how inferior the rest of Channel Awesome is to Doug. Sanke
AVGN Retiring? Genlgyjp
'I was the one who cancelled Firefly' stevenhallman16
rachel original exit jfsredhead
Discuss Nostalgia Critic (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page