Randy Cordova

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For 74 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Randy Cordova's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 The Way He Looks
Lowest review score: 10 The Legend of Hercules
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 74
  2. Negative: 12 out of 74
74 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Randy Cordova
    This is a wonderful movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    People Places Things is filled with that kind of heart-piercing comedy that makes a viewer cringe and laugh at the same time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    Gregg really reaches far, scattering in bits of magical realism and an art-house ending that is simultaneously wondrous and a trifle heavy-handed. The finale may be a bit much for some, but movie buffs will likely give Gregg the benefit of the doubt.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    It actually is quite funny. It is also warm and empathetic, though a viewer's reaction to the film might vary depending how they view the subject of assisted suicide.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    Director Craig Zobel (he made the creepily effective “Compliance”) lets the story unfold in wonderfully hushed fashion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    The movie’s best moments are the small ones.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    A scary fun-house ride that expertly blends jittery tension and laugh-out-loud humor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    The cast is excellent, anchored by the one-two punch of Colunga and Yañez.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Freeland does a fine job, waiting for her characters to converge in a way that doesn't feel overly forced, though there is a bit of that "Crash" tidiness in how things fall together. Still, the film is moving and human.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    White House Down aims to be a low-brow slab of mindless summer fun. Most of the time, it comes pretty close to hitting the bull’s eye.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    The film is nakedly candid, but Stritch is also a ham who is almost always aware of the camera.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    There's comfort food and there are comfort movies. In Lasse Hallstrom's The Hundred-Foot Journey, you get a full helping of both. And guess what? It's all very comforting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Director Eran Riklis starts the film off with a playful, whimsical tone that grows increasingly darker as things progress. It reflects the life of the movie's protagonist, which finds him facing challenges that would make most people bitter.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Director Michael Dowse (from the underrated Topher Grace comedy "Take Me Home Tonight") fuels the story with atmosphere, with lots of nighttime activity and bustle. He keeps things grounded in reality, though little touches (Chantry imagines her drawings coming to life) add an extra — and, perhaps, excessive — sweetness.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    The movie boasts a tricky structure, but director Jonathan Teplitzky ("Burning Man") does an expert job of sewing together the World War II moments with sequences set in the '80s.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    The movie is fascinating when it looks at the mechanics of Big Bird, which are physically challenging.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    One reason the movie works so well: Writer-director Malcolm D. Lee returns from the original, so the characters feel true to the first film. Secondly, most of the cast is back, and they have the kind of comfortable chemistry you can’t fake. It’s easy to believe these people have a history together.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    It's mindless entertainment with enough thrills and chuckles to make the time pass painlessly. Just don't examine anything too closely.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    Although it won’t win any points for originality, it is a fast-moving little chiller filled with creepy atmosphere and convincing performances.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    There are some poignant moments in the movie's latter half, as well as a couple of genuine laughs. If it never achieves the heft it wants, it at least manages a sitcommy kind of charm, like an extended episode of "The Golden Girls." Perhaps more importantly, it gives Rowlands a lead role, which is never a bad thing.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    If you had to update the film for the Instagram generation, you could do a lot worse than what director Shana Feste (“Country Strong”) has come up with. She has crafted a stylish, evocative journey into overheated-teenager territory. For a good chunk of the time, it works.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    Roth's tale is fairly twisty, as the behavior of the women grows increasingly violent and more outrageous. The two are not simply nut jobs; Roth presents them as a form of avenging angels who target philandering husbands. That's an interesting premise, but the movie lacks the depth or layers to make that truly compelling.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    It’s not that this slight, good-natured comedy is going to set the world on fire. But the movie boasts an understated sweetness, largely fueled by Camil’s movie-star charms.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    Above and Beyond is a straightforward, rah-rah documentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    Granted, all the fine elements don't add up to make the deepest or most compelling film. Instead, it's a series of self-contained scenes that don't always hang together as a whole. But like a good hotel, there are enough comforts to make the stay worthwhile.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Randy Cordova
    The movie, like Jackie, loosens up a bit, and her relationship with Ian adds a nice bit of warmth. Hunt directs the film, and at times its tonal shifts are a bit jarring.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Randy Cordova
    Newbie director Aleksander Bach handles the project with a competent precision. The film doesn’t rise above the genre and the plot is muddled, but he pulls off the basic elements with a distinctly chilly European style.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Randy Cordova
    It feels like a filmmaker’s exercise rather than an involving motion picture. Although you may never be bored with All Is Lost, you are rarely fully engaged.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Randy Cordova
    The movie makes some observations about the worth of human life — the title refers to the monetary value put on the life of the injured waiter — and the economic class system, but they're not terribly interesting or surprising.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Randy Cordova
    Although everything here works for the most part, there is also a definite lack of oomph as the movie pushes toward the inevitable climax.

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