Robert K. Elder

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For 233 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert K. Elder's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Kung Fu Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil's Rejects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 233
233 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    He's endearing and affable when finding humor and even introspective life lessons after arrests, drug use and a near-death experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Diamond Men's potential as a diamond in the rough turn out to be more "rough" than "diamond."
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Spears delivers a performance with the same sincerity she invests into a Pepsi commercial, only this film contains twice the sugary calories.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Oscillates between pragmatist genius and B-movie mediocrity.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Splashes its drama all over the screen, subjecting its audience and characters to action that feels not only manufactured, but also so false you can see the filmmakers' puppet strings.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    It's one thing for a script to set the framework for an action film -- it's quite another when the script gets in the way.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    If you can simply get lost in the crushing splendor of the waves themselves, the script might not leave you so seasick.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    The director's lack of restraint and overabundance of ambition makes "Altar Boys" not boring, but troubled.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    First-time director Paul Hunter delivers a quick-cut, loud movie that betrays his MTV roots -- but then again, the script never demands that he do much more than exactly that.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Unfortunately, the home-run performances of Cube and Epps are handicapped by inept and illogical action sequences.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Like too many sports-related movies, this one falls back on that One Big Game, the final score that will set everything right.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    A magic-meets-macho cop movie that's more gimmick than actual movie.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Muddles through as a film so uninterested in character, it doesn't bother assigning names to them.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Sonnenfeld mishandles the broad part of the comedic formula, preferring repetition to thematic development.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    While Reyes seeks his own ambitious style, he can't quite step out from under De Palma's shadow and thematic choices. Everything from the voiceover narration to the final frame in Empire looks and feels like a low-budget hybrid of "Scarface" or "Carlito's Way."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
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    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Like Ice Cube's "Friday," How High probably will survive as an underground classic, until it's pushed further underground and forgotten by the next disposable "cult classic" to hit video.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Plays so flat, so to close its "movie message" formula, that it seems as if we've seen this movie before.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Leaves us puzzled as to why the term "damned" applies at all, when vampirism is depicted as so cool, fashion-savvy and glamorous.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Hotel might be best described as the art-house version of "Cannonball Run."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Sacrificing content for style, Caruso gives us a lot to look at but little to ponder.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    It's an event film, all about flash and spectacle, even though the movie itself is void of any real substance.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    When Serving Sara reaches beyond its grasp and dreams big, Perry and Hurley float the movie on aplomb and wit. When the film gears down for slower-paced set pieces and disposable villains, its stars find themselves knee-deep in a giant comedy cow pie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Faces the same problem of all sex-themed films, in that cinematic sex is often unsexy.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Scary Movie 2 had seven writers. Seven. That's one writer for every big laugh in its stealthy 82 minutes. More frightening: these jokes are worth waiting for.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    It can't help but fall prey itself to a final deadly genre cliché: Its soundtrack outsparkles the movie.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    This sophomoric little gimmick picture -- although at times, serving as no more than a showcase for daredevil snowboarding -- provides enough powder power to keep the audience laughing, even over the rocky parts.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    An old-fashioned comedy. And in this case, "old-fashioned" means tired, out of date and so abominably blah that you'll fall asleep in your popcorn.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Although his is not a perfect film, Tollin employs his soap-opera dialogue and aim-for-the-solar-plexus message quite unapologetically.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Robert K. Elder
    Plot doesn't matter much here, as Scary Movie 3 exists solely to reference and lampoon other movies, in this case "The Ring," "Signs " and "8 Mile."

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