Randy Cordova

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For 66 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.8 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: 22 out of 66
  2. Negative: 10 out of 66
66 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Visually, the film is sumptuous and the costumes are suitably wow-inspiring, but the humans are a blah bunch.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Most of the time, it simply coasts along at the level of a typical Lifetime TV movie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Ultimately, At Any Price isn’t terrible, but you can tell that’s hardly the endorsement the filmmakers were seeking.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    The club scenes, initially exciting, are ultimately wearying, and the movie meanders about much of the time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    The movie is a pretty humdrum affair when it focuses on humans, even when actors are playing characters based on real people.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Documented is obviously a bit of advocacy filmmaking, which is fine, but most of the time it's not compelling enough to reach beyond the converted.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    The movie is not uninteresting, but a viewer isn't breathlessly waiting to see how things will wrap up, either. By the third act, you even start to get impatient with the characters. That's not exactly a ringing endorsement.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Writer-director Amat Escalante was named best director at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for this project, and although it obviously is made with some skill, it also is unrelentingly dire.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    The visual effects are impressive, and there is a certain kick to seeing the human characters dodging barrels in a life-size Donkey Kong. But we don’t really care about the humans; here, at least, Q*bert is more endearing than Adam Sandler.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Because the film is unable to settle on a tone, it's hard to get invested in much of anything.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    Stark’s turgid approach feels both pompous and cold, and the film never connects emotionally.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    Pat and silly, the movie offers a wheezy moral that a buttoned-up American just needs a sensitive Latino and some ethnic cuisine to end the blues.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    A LEGO Brickumentary feels like one of those cheerful corporate videos that gets screened at team meetings, designed to rouse employees into a rah-rah fervor. The down side: Most videos of that ilk don’t last for 90 minutes.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau never made a movie called Grumpy Old Men Go Camping. If they had, it surely would look a lot like A Walk in the Woods.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    The gags are stale, the characters uninvolving and bits meant to titillate don’t.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Randy Cordova
    Everything feels pat and oversimplified, with no gray areas. That's not uncommon in films of this nature, but Christensen is unable to make the movie feel like anything more than propaganda.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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