Randy Cordova

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For 91 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Randy Cordova's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Jungle Book
Lowest review score: 10 The Legend of Hercules
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 91
  2. Negative: 14 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    The film feels overlong and a bit repetitious, but it’s obviously a complex subject that deserves a thought-out treatment.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    Director Enrique Begné, who helmed this year's winsome "Busco Novio Para mi Mujer," directs with an emphasis on action over comedy. Sometimes that feels misplaced; the stretches without laughs grow increasingly longer as the plot moves forward. But he keeps things enjoyably fast-paced, so it's hard to complain too much.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    Perhaps because the bar was set so low, Mother’s Day turns out to be surprisingly watchable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Randy Cordova
    Writer-director Noah Buschel (he was behind the Corey Stoll boxing drama “Glass Chin”) has crafted an odd little film that is sometimes compelling, sometimes maddening.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Ultimately, At Any Price isn’t terrible, but you can tell that’s hardly the endorsement the filmmakers were seeking.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Most of the time, it simply coasts along at the level of a typical Lifetime TV movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    First-time writer-director Peter Sattler keeps things glum and unsentimental, then tosses it all up in the air with a syrupy ending that derails everything. On another movie, the high-corn finale might have worked; here, it just feels patently false.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Everything is lathered with a syrupy, string-laden musical score designed to gnaw at a viewer's tear ducts. It's about as subtle as having an off-screen narrator yell "Start crying!" before big scenes, and probably as effective.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Visually, the film is sumptuous and the costumes are suitably wow-inspiring, but the humans are a blah bunch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    The club scenes, initially exciting, are ultimately wearying, and the movie meanders about much of the time.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    At first, it’s fun and shiny, then you’re left with a crumpled mess on the floor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Cate Blanchett gives a ferocious performance as the steely Mapes, and she mines some genuine emotion out of the material.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    The Finest Hours is set in the early '50s. But did it really need to feel like it was made during the Eisenhower era?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    Ultimately, the film is never boring, but it's never involving, either. At the end, what you're left with is a modestly entertaining film that doesn't seem to have an original thought in its head. In that way, it's a lot like the characters it spotlights.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Randy Cordova
    [Costner's] utter conviction to such a daffy project is strangely endearing. You may never believe one minute of Criminal, but Costner sure does.
    • 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.

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