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 Down with Love
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 137
  2. Negative: 11 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    There is no shortage of remarkable moments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Watching the American nightmare of Must Read After My Death play out, it's impossible not to be both horrified and powerfully moved. Impossible as well not to feel profound admiration for the artfulness with which Dews has pieced these archival cries for help into a singular creation anyone who appreciates first rate filmmaking absolutely must see.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Yolande Moreau's most impressive costars are the extraordinary compositions of Seraphine Louis.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    By and large, reviewers have conceded that the picture is exceptionally gripping and suspenseful while deriding its moral subtext as a crock. The only explanation possible for such fuming pettiness, in my opinion, is the fact that Michael Haneke isn’t one of us.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    I'm not sure Sam Mendes' latest is a masterpiece as so many critics are exclaiming but it is very probably the most artful and earnest drama ever adapted from a comic book.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Not bad for a mainstream suspensefest. Gere's good, Lane, as I said, is amazing in places and Lyne does some of his most assured work in years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    We aren't talking Oscar here. We're talking truly fine performances and an unexpectedly hep John Williams score. We are talking a story that rollicks with the most rollicking of them. Not great cinema; just a great time at the movies and certainly a film well worth catching if you can.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Manages to be impressively unsettling given the flaws in its foundation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    The portrait of traditional Indian life Chadha provides manages to mine laughs from characters without resorting to making them laughable.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    The only downside to this delectable third course? The regrettable likelihood that Lecter fans will have to make do without dessert.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Sublimely directed, scored, shot and performed, the picture misses greatness by a nose as a result of shortcomings in its script.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    New territory for the Vermont director, and he shows every sign of feeling right at home in it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Fascinating and heartbreaking film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    For my money, the movie should have given us more of Macy the magical loser and less of Macy the stud muffin.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Exceptional performances and unexpected twists of plot keep the story from descending into overwrought melodrama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Gorgeously shot, cleverly directed, smartly scripted and convincingly performed, The Dreamers is itself something of a movie puzzle.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    The picture ranks with the brothers' best mid level output-not as sublime as "Fargo" or "Barton Fink" but infinitely more satisfying than "The Big Lebowski" or "Intolerable Cruelty".
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Serves up heaping helpings of everything fans loved about the first.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    It may not be great but you're guaranteed to feel great walking out the theater door.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Burgundy and Carell's Brick Tamland, by himself, would be worth the price of admission.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Over all, though, the picture fires on all pistons. The globetrotting's a good time-I can't think of another spy film that's featured as delightful an assortment of seamy international undersides.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    You aren't likely to see a film with more warmth and good humor anytime soon or one that does more to give feel good filmmaking a good name.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    A fine cast, understated treatment and tantalizing premise make for a movie well worth seeing even if you don't come away believing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    In other hands with another cast, You Kill Me might easily have proven just another modest production indulging in mob violence and postmodern irony. There certainly is no shortage of those. Dahl’s latest, however, is something more than a modest production. It’s a small wonder.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Over all though, this is a first rate caper piece elevated by Caine’s effortlessly elegant portrayal. The movie is wall to wall with pompous, sexist, greedy backstabbers and it’s a hoot to watch Hobbs mop the floor with the lot of them.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    It doesn't disappoint. It gets the job done thanks in large part to the breakout performance given by Galifianakis. It's no "Old School," but it will do nicely until that film's anticipated sequel rolls around in 2011.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    The odyssey that follows reminded me of the one Bill Murray’s character took in "Broken Flowers" - and I mean that in the most complimentary way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    May just be the most quintessential Steven Spielberg movie Steven Spielberg never made.