For 137 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rick Kisonak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Million Dollar Baby
Lowest review score: 10 Year One
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 137
  2. Negative: 11 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Rick Kisonak
    No End In Sight is the most important film of the year thus far and, more significantly, the most comprehensive, clear-eyed account of the Iraq debacle and the arrogance behind it that we have.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Rick Kisonak
    At once an astonishing feat of advocacy filmmaking and a white knuckle eco-thriller; think Michael Moore meets Michael Mann.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rick Kisonak
    Eastwood tells the story at a pace well under the Hollywood speed limit, tosses in details so beguiling they seem about to sprout into motion pictures of their own and bathes his subjects in shadows as lovely as those in any Rembrandt.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Rick Kisonak
    Breathtakingly inventive story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Rick Kisonak
    Here's the sliver of hope: In contrast to everything we've been told, the people who run Al Jazeera turn out to be decent and level headed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kisonak
    On its own terms, Departures is a thing of rare and remarkable beauty.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kisonak
    Bleak, weirdly witty at times and unrelentingly suspenseful, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead is the cinematic equivalent of a perfect storm.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kisonak
    The two actors (Hanks/Seymour Hoffman) have terrific chemistry and riff off one another like partners in a veteran comedy team.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kisonak
    The final act is all but guaranteed to astonish and satisfy. See this movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kisonak
    The movie gives us lovingly shot landscapes, portraits of extraordinary friendships, a great score, dialogue that only occasionally slips into history lessons, a number of memorably etched minor characters, a splendid performance by its youngest star and two mysteries.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    This is a tale of friendship, corruption, betrayal and desperation masterfully told without an ounce of filmmaking flash and with an unflinching commitment to realism.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Yolande Moreau's most impressive costars are the extraordinary compositions of Seraphine Louis.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    The combination of pen, ink and geopolitical strife have yet to yield anything quite like it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Tykwer makes of all this murder and madness a concoction of improbable beauty and rare artistry. "Perfume" is not just the finest film of his career but easily one of the past year's most accomplished.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Her beauty, independence, and stock portfolio notwithstanding, Chelsea’s tale is a timely, tragic one told with typical Soderbergh finesse, a sly, sleek merger of sex, lies and hi def video.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    From the performances of its first rate cast to the infectious score and Audiard's deft direction, this is one of the most accomplished movies you'll see anytime soon-old, new or, as is the case here, combining the best of both.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Not since the breakthrough days of Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler and the Farrelly brothers have two hours of movie comedy simultaneously felt so wrong but oh so right.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    The film is a wonder and a joy to watch on any number of levels.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    The amazing thing about Venus is that it's brutally honest about all this but at the same time funny as hell.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Movies about writers are almost always romanticized affairs but Starting Out in the Evening is the rare exception. It is at once an elegy for the vanishing generation of Bellow, Cheever, Mailer and Updike and a dead on indictment of our culture’s current state.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    There is no shortage of remarkable moments.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Simultaneously offers priceless insight into the nation's past and a worrisome take on the future.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    The score is appropriately ethereal. From the Paris skyline to the Great Wall of China, the film's locales on every continent are rarely less than breathtaking. Calling the camerawork stunning, of course, is an understatement.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    The movie does an admirable job of juggling political, dramatic and comic elements.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    I find Soderbergh's Solaris an eminently more satisfying experience than Lem's. This is a film as elegantly directed as any by Kubrick, one which is superbly acted and brilliantly scored, as spellbinding a work of cinema as we're likely to see for some time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Jenkins' film ranks as one of the past year's very best. Like "In Cold Blood," "The Onion Field" and "Dead Man Walking" before it, her picture provides a mesmerizing portrait of the human side of evil.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Proved that cheerless, existentially unflinching literature can provide the basis for exhilarating cinema.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Costner sets course for one of the most stirringly choreographed shootouts in movie history.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Each and every one of the movie's 125 minutes is a moment of searing truth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Suffice it to say that MacDonald has made the finest mountain climbing movie you are likely ever to come across. The cinematography is awesome, the score by Alex Heffes terrific, the reenactments remarkably credible.

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