Randy Cordova

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For 143 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Randy Cordova's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Jungle Book
Lowest review score: 10 The Legend of Hercules
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 143
  2. Negative: 17 out of 143
143 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    It's a smart, well-crafted tale that is thoroughly contemporary, yet somewhat old-school in that it doesn't go for cheap shocks. Instead, the emphasis is on mood, atmosphere and some sharply etched characterizations.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    This “Mamma Mia” takes a lot of the original’s qualities and then amplifies them to the nth degree. It’s bigger and crazier, and the emotions actually seem to run a bit deeper at times.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    It's clear-eyed and remarkably honest, and Macdonald shows a flair for illustrating how Houston's life fits in the bigger picture
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Randy Cordova
    Just when you're ready to throw in the towel, Plummer does something that keeps you going; maybe it's the quietly affecting way Jack turns up the twinkly charm as age and illness are starting to take things away. Then there's Farmiga's ability to mine a laugh out of angst and yet remain human, and MacDougall's sly, sleepy charm.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    A Kid Like Jake, isn't terrible, but it sure could be better.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    It’s one part history lesson and one part ode to the rapidly fading quality of refinement. But mostly, it’s a chance to indulge in juicy celebrity stories, catnip for those who love that kind of thing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    Writers and directors Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg don't do anything particularly clever or inspired, but they display a knack for snappy dialogue and draw solid work from the cast. It's enjoyable watching Leonardo and Kate draw closer together, and the film's emotional moments strike the right notes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    As mysteries go, writer-director Aaron Katz hasn't really created an effective one. Gemini is entertaining, but Jill isn't much of a detective, and the big puzzle at the center of the film just sort of falls together. You never completely check out of the plot, but don't feel fully invested, either.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    The film, much like Willis' performance, never flatlines, but it never delivers the thrills you expect from this type of genre piece.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    It’s a genial, pleasant farce that grows more enjoyable once it calms down and stops being so frantic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Den of Thieves isn't a masterpiece by any means, but it's fun, exciting and hard-boiled, and the actors are doing solid work.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    It's not a total wash. Shaye's performance is reliably good and the sequences set in The Further (the netherworld of the "Insidious" films) have a kicky charge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Randy Cordova
    It's sometimes compelling, sometimes frustrating, and usually chaotic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    An affectionate documentary.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Strange, surreal and compelling, All I See Is You is a dreamy exploration of a marriage, and what happens when all of its imbalances and insecure quirks are suddenly thrust out in the open. It’s also something of a thriller, and the two worlds don’t mesh in a way that is completely satisfying. Still, it’s riveting to watch everything unfold.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    It’s an action movie without an exciting moment. It’s a special effects flick with chintzy visuals. And it’s a Gerard Butler vehicle without enough Gerard to go around.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Breathe is a valentine, but it's a valentine that is quite moving.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    Unfortunately, the name is the only thing emboldened about this starchy biopic, a dry, talky affair that even Liam Neeson in full glower can’t bring to life.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Randy Cordova
    Agonizingly stupid and painfully illogical.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Randy Cordova
    It's all-around generic, made notable by its weirdly schizophrenic tone. Sometimes it strives to be a character-driven thriller in the Jason Bourne mold. In other moments, it goes for over-the-top action and violence. But it's never very exciting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Despite the film's predictable nature, it's hard not to become engaged. The performances are excellent and Härö directs with a clean hand, pushing toward a suspenseful, stirring climax that hinges on the team's success as well as Endel's freedom.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    It is high-spirited, buoyant and full of laughs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    Weinstein normally directs documentaries, and Menashe has a fly-on-the-wall feel at times, particularly in the warmly believable interplay between father and son.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    There are a lot of funny people in Brave New Jersey, but the movie is not very funny.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    The no-holds-barred comedy generally works, largely thanks to a game cast that plunges into the raunchy material with gleeful abandon.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    The chemistry between Baldwin and Moore is strangely disconnected. The performers aren't bad, but they don't generate any kind of heat.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Randy Cordova
    The makers of Wish Upon must love the “Final Destination” films, because they perfectly mimic the style, which is alternately nerve-wracking and slightly silly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    The film is often moving, and some of the performances have a depth and naturalness. But it moves at a pace that can be maddeningly slow and is often long-winded, two traits that stop the momentum dead at times.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Call it a battle-of-the-sexes comedy set in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. But, in its own quiet and friendly way, the film goes deeper than that, looking at how conservative religious views can clash with more moderate ways.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Lane is an endearing performer, but she needs something, anything, to work with. Here, she's getting by on sheer likability.

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