Randy Cordova

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For 119 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Randy Cordova's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Way He Looks
Lowest review score: 10 The Legend of Hercules
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 119
  2. Negative: 15 out of 119
119 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Randy Cordova
    This is a wonderful movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Randy Cordova
    Thanks to the nicely layered characters and a near-perfect mix of action and merriment, the movie feels wonderfully vivid and alive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Randy Cordova
    The movie just hits the nail on the head: that sense that we're just going through life, trying to navigate it the best way we can in each moment. There are a lot of things to love about Truman — including the dog — but that could be one of its best and biggest attributes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    Once the movie is over and you realize how the filmmaker has turned the tables, you can't help but be amused — and amazed.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    The most remarkable thing about Ira Sachs’ richly textured new film Little Men is how it manages to be about so much, and yet so little.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    The movie’s best moments are the small ones.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    Trapero handles the movie's pacing with a masterful ease.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Randy Cordova
    A scary fun-house ride that expertly blends jittery tension and laugh-out-loud humor.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    For all its missteps and machinations, the film mostly achieves its goals. In other words, have some Kleenex ready at the theater.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    The charms of the leading ladies are hard to resist, as are their rare moments of clarity and self-awareness. Saunders is a tumbledown hoot while Lumley can generate a laugh with simply a deadpan stare, yet both seem a tad more human this time around. Just a tad.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Sneider, who keeps the tone starkly unsentimental, manages to stay fairly neutral with the couple. Both characters are wildly flawed, and you can feel your sympathies shift during their knock-down, drag-out fights.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    The cast is excellent, anchored by the one-two punch of Colunga and Yañez.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    If anything, the movie's third act is the only thing that feels a bit a disappointing. The plot is carefully constructed, the performances are rich (both girls are excellent), the characters are believable and a sense of dread grows throughout. Heck, the movie is even great to look at, with its period sheen and slightly muted colors.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    The characters are fully rounded, and you wind up emotionally invested in them.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    The film could merely coast on the charms of its three stars, but it's smarter and brighter than you'd expect.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    DeCubellis sets up a satisfying, stylish mystery, populated by striking characters and situations.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Director Susanna White keeps things low-key and absorbing, as the action moves from Marrakesh to London to Paris to Switzerland.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    Everybody Loves Somebody doesn’t reinvent the rom-com, but it manages to take the formula, shake it up a bit, and come up with something that feels fresh and inventive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Randy Cordova
    The Meddler is one of those movies that surprises you by being something it’s not.

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