Joshua Rothkopf

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For 784 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joshua Rothkopf's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1945)
Lowest review score: 20 The Ward
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 784
784 movie reviews
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    Look, the movie didn't have to cure cancer or anything. But sans the original's redemptive nostalgia or any newfound cleverness, it's just a manic, flop-sweat-drenched mess.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    Never once does the film feel sharp on black identity (as did Bill Gunn’s original), and the terror is theoretical only.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    The doc’s most intriguing moment has Summers dropping into a Japanese karaoke bar and singing along to an in-progress Police hit, an affable man wandering through his own legacy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    It’s made with too much slickness, and you’ll be way ahead of it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    Fans hoping to watch Schwarzenegger growl his catchphrases with a slight edge of shtick are underestimating the patience involved in sitting through a two-hour slog. As for those who want a little apocalyptic tension or (dare to dream) romance, this new model is not for you. It’s the Skynet cut.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    Missing is Cameron’s signature action modification, best exploited in Aliens: the strapping female heroine. McG’s testosterone-juiced world feels a little doomed without her.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    Like a "Raging Bull" that’s been clocked one too many times in the head, Antoine Fuqua’s blood-simple boxing melodrama is so loaded with obviousness, it gets more pained groans from the audience than the guys in the ring.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    The truly mystifying thing about the movie is how desperately it caters to Gen-X junk nostalgia without bothering to think that maybe those Reagan-era kids have grown up a bit.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    The 33 makes shameless lunges at religious imagery via ghostly auras and this-is-my-flesh apportioning of daily rations. It feels tacky, and only late in the game does Riggen find the script’s most interesting idea, about unwanted celebrity. Miner story, major fail.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    Shoddy and exhausted from the start, this painfully unfunny buddy-cop comedy lands with a plop in the January sewer of failed Hollywood castoffs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    Race is the most timid, lackadaisical movie that could have been made out of potentially classic material.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    If there’s any justice, dawning or otherwise, at the multiplex, audiences will reject Zack Snyder’s lumbering, dead-on-arrival superhero mélange, a $250 million tombstone for a genre in dire need of a break.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    First you laugh at McCarthy’s harshness in front of the kids, who aren’t used to her screw-the-competition ethos, then you sigh realizing this is no School of Rock.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Joshua Rothkopf
    Equals could be her least persuasive performance to date — and remember, Stewart has played a soldier at Guantanamo and a girl who dates a vampire.

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