For 223 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bob Mondello's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 10 I Am Number Four
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 223
223 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Bob Mondello
    Presumably in response to criticism that "The Da Vinci Code" was static and talky, director Ron Howard has made Angels & Demons frantic -- and, well, talky.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Bob Mondello
    The result is verisimilitude without engagement -- a risk-taker's story told entirely without narrative risk -- and a movie that consequently never takes flight.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Bob Mondello
    Small kids won't really appreciate Johnny Depp, either, though frankly he's getting to be less fun as the series ages, possibly realizing that what's riskiest in Pirates 4 isn't walking the plank, but jumping the shark.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Bob Mondello
    It's stately with a smirk, crossing Bram Stoker with "The Addams Family" to arrive at what sometimes feels like a wildly overproduced "Saturday Night Live" sketch.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Bob Mondello
    Labor Day may be filled with autumn's falling leaves, but it makes sense that they're bringing it out as a prelude to spring, for the sap — and I do mean sap — is rising.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Bob Mondello
    There's lots of information, some nice images, plenty of earnest sermonizing about culture and almost no suspense, or tension, or character development, or structure. Or, well, art.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 35 Bob Mondello
    There's no chemistry between Zellweger and Connick, and there's not a moment in which anything anyone does feels remotely plausible.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Bob Mondello
    What possessed Liv Tyler to take a role in this sadistic, unmotivated home-invasion flick.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Bob Mondello
    Alas, there's scarcely a moment of ingenuity or surprise in this tale of the supremely smug, unmarried-but-made-for-each-other Brad and Kate.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Bob Mondello
    Dunno about the Earth, but time certainly stands still for a goodly portion of Scott Derrickson's expensively produced but utterly boneheaded remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Bob Mondello
    Hard to say what's dumber, the premise or the characters in William Olsson's trashily preposterous An American Affair.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Bob Mondello
    None of them -- not one, not for a moment -- is remotely funny.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Bob Mondello
    I Am Number Four's CGI sequences are murky and dark, its performances negligible, its script genuinely inept. There is, I should note, a puppy, which arguably keeps the film this side of completely unbearable, but just barely.