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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rick Kisonak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Cove
Lowest review score: 10 Down with Love
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 137
  2. Negative: 11 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    By far the most appallingly cretinous picture in which Keaton has ever appeared.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rick Kisonak
    Given their lack of training, nearly all the young performers do a commendable job. It's the director who slips up by, among other things, dividing his cast into such predictable phyla.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    New territory for the Vermont director, and he shows every sign of feeling right at home in it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kisonak
    On its own terms, Departures is a thing of rare and remarkable beauty.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rick Kisonak
    Long before you buy your ticket to the new Jim Carrey film, you've already been doomed to disappointment. Several parties play a role in this. Interestingly, Jim Carrey isn't one of them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Proved that cheerless, existentially unflinching literature can provide the basis for exhilarating cinema.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Exceptional performances and unexpected twists of plot keep the story from descending into overwrought melodrama.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Bottom line: the spectacle he was preparing may well have provided Jackson with the appropriate note on which to close his long, controversial career. This, however, I think even die hard fans will concur, isn't it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    Portraying the same 1945 confrontation from the vantage point of the Japanese was an inspired idea. Unfortunately, the movie it inspired is something of a letdown.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    This is a gentle, understated character-driven piece that has more in common with European romantic dramas than those made in this country as a rule.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rick Kisonak
    The first half of Luis (Angel Eyes) Mandoki's new thriller is as whiteknuckle, nerve-wracking as they come. The second is such a mishmash of overblown action and gaping plotholes, it's hard to believe it's the work of the same director.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    Perkiness Alert! Much of the banter and many of the gags are amusing but Witherspoon cranks the perkiness to off-the-dial levels here and anyone with low tolerance for superpeppy movie do-gooders should consult a physician before viewing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rick Kisonak
    The plot is romantic comedy boilerplate from start to finish and, with the story's outcome a foregone conclusion, the least the director could have done is throw in a bit of cultural enlightenment to keep the audience occupied while he connects the dots.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    The men in this movie are little more than beer ad cliches going through Ford tough motions as though trapped in a bad country music video. There's not a realistic moment or character or performance in the picture.

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