Randy Cordova
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For 51 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Randy Cordova's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 The Way He Looks
Lowest review score: 10 The Legend of Hercules
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 51
  2. Negative: 10 out of 51
51 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Supporting turns by Philip Rosenthal and David Alan Grier as two pals in the business are fun, but they can't prevent the movie's rather aimless nature or self-indulgent feel.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    The gags are stale, the characters uninvolving and bits meant to titillate don’t.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    The movie ultimately winds up falling between two stools, failing as both a biography and an action film. Martial arts fans will naturally be drawn to the story, but the film does nothing to open up the world to outsiders.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    Nick Ryan’s documentary looks at the disaster by using interviews, actual footage and re-enactments. The latter move undercuts some of the movie’s authenticity. Granted, there probably wasn’t another way to film it, but it muddies the film’s sense of truth.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    First-time writer-director Tom Gormican keeps the dialogue moving at a rapid pace, which doesn’t obscure the fact that most of what is said is dopey and witless.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    Although the visuals are spectacular — a barren Colorado River looks like a landscape from a science-fiction epic — there's not much else here to grab on.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    The filmmaker's seeming lack of skepticism makes for rough going if you don't buy into Kenyon's vision.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    The characters flutter about, argue and flirt, but they are simply too bland and vacuous to make much of an impression. It doesn't help that half of them serve no purpose other than to fill the camera frame.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    It's no surprise The Boy Next Door is junk. What is disappointing is that it's not fun junk. It doesn't even merit a good hate-watching, because the whole thing is so meh.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    It is clean, crisp and passionless. You almost wish for some Bravo sleaze to add a little edge to the proceedings.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    Ultimately, the whole affair is forgettable. The original film was promoted with the tagline "It knows what scares you." If there was a truth-in-advertising law regarding films, this movie's ad copy would read: "Poltergeist: Meh."
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Randy Cordova
    A brittle, pompous drama.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Randy Cordova
    The whole thing is sentimental corn, which isn’t bad if it’s handled with conviction and sincerity. But the direction by John Stephenson (better known for special effects than directing) is resolutely stiff and hollow. That’s murder for a movie dealing with miracles.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Randy Cordova
    The film is based on a popular series of young-adult books (big surprise), but one figures only die-hard fans will enjoy the result. The movie is slow-witted and moves at a glacial pace.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Randy Cordova
    Olivier Megaton (he helmed "Taken 2") starts things off at a sluggish pace and never picks up speed. Even the action scenes, which often are filmed in jittery fashion, don't generate thrills.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Randy Cordova
    Written, produced and directed by Christopher Nolen, who gives himself a small role, the movie fails as both a comedy and morality tale.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Randy Cordova
    If you like a little bit more in a movie — say, characters that are mildly interesting or a plot that's a wee bit logical — stay far away.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Randy Cordova
    It’s hard to imagine another comedy coming along this year that is this abrasive and free of laughs. It’s like everyone involved intentionally tried to create a horrible movie.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Randy Cordova
    The project drips with sincerity, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. What doesn't work is the tin-eared dialogue and the utter lack of momentum, both in the script or the direction by Nikita Zubarev.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Randy Cordova
    Elvis Presley made some bad movies, but let's give the King his due: He never made anything as outright awful as The Identical.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Randy Cordova
    The whole thing is a total bore; even the supporting players aren’t motivated enough to attract attention. That’s good news for Lutz; he can’t be blamed for torpedoing the project, because everyone is doing subpar work here.

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