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 Control Room
Lowest review score: 10 Down with Love
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 137
  2. Negative: 11 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Simultaneously offers priceless insight into the nation's past and a worrisome take on the future.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    As an affecting work of compassionate craftsmanship, The Letter delivers.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Manages to be impressively unsettling given the flaws in its foundation.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Burgundy and Carell's Brick Tamland, by himself, would be worth the price of admission.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Serves up heaping helpings of everything fans loved about the first.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Fascinating and heartbreaking film.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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".
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Gorgeously shot, cleverly directed, smartly scripted and convincingly performed, The Dreamers is itself something of a movie puzzle.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    New territory for the Vermont director, and he shows every sign of feeling right at home in it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Exceptional performances and unexpected twists of plot keep the story from descending into overwrought melodrama.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    Rowan Atkinson's spy spoof is wildly uneven and yet, at times, nothing less than wildly entertaining.

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