Robert K. Elder
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For 232 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert K. Elder's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Constant Gardener
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil's Rejects
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 232
232 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    All in all, it's a fascinating, kid-friendly journey.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    It's Ferrell who is the vehicle, a mow-you-down comic engine, and everyone else is just along for the ride in this marginally effective, starkly unoriginal family comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    It's perhaps the first animated kids' film that can claim to be "based on a true story."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Stands a triumph of stunts over plot, of style over substance--of the wool we pull over our own eyes. It's brainless, high-speed, popcorn fun.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    It's a compelling drama, if only a little hollow. For my money, Pacino's bark is ultimately better than Two For the Money's bite.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    For all the whiz-bang visuals, however, "Little" could use a little consistency in tone.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Largely male gay sex, with nary a lesbian in sight, or in mind.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Ambitious, yes. Does it work? Not really. While it's genuinely cool to hear characters talk about early rap records (Sugar Hill Gang, etc.), the constant referencing of hip-hop arcana can alienate even the savviest audiences.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Sports movies are never easy to pull off, but Skolnick does a fine job of balancing the drama with the on-field action.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Able to provide insight into a fascinating part of theater history, spanning from Russia to the New York Catskills.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    A confusing and not entirely believable ending clouds the issue, though, burying some fine performances and cinematography under an avalanche of gore and plot twists.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Farmanara, a gifted director, seems to be getting his artistic legs again, but he spends far too much time following his protagonist in and out of buildings as he smokes cigarettes and otherwise mopes about.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Succeeds as a guilty pleasure, a monster mash that clobbers the recent lackluster sequels plaguing both legacies. If only that were a higher compliment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Hits more laughs than it misses and its characters are likable, empathetic people.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    After clawing their way into the Olympics, so-called extreme sports deserve respect, but this is no way to get it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Combining cutting-edge computer animation with traditional two-dimensional characters, Treasure Planet pops off the screen, reviving Stevenson's adventure with surprising accuracy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Although bright, well-acted and thought-provoking, Tuck Everlasting suffers from a laconic pace and a lack of traditional action.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    While sci-fi conceits still permeate the plot (alien DNA, rogue scientists), attention to personal detail float world-weary, superbly-drawn protagonists in a rare movie-a character-driven animated film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Resonates and inspires rapid-fire bouts of laughter, perhaps even a few giggles from the author himself, whom posterity has rewarded the last laugh.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    One of the few video game movies to truly re-create the gaming experience -- from the three-dimensional maps to the structure of encountering increasingly grisly and dangerous foes at higher levels of play.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    A train wreck you can't help but watch.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Writer-director Peter Sehr displays obvious directing talent, especially in his use of nonlinear love scenes. He shows the coupling, the approach and release all at once, out of order, mixing the entire seduction ritual into one fluid montage.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Unlike the intrigue and winding switchback of moral mysteries that defined "L.A. Confidential," Dark Blue travels on flat, predictable terrain.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Call it a weepy for the gay community:The Trip is an oddly marketed, oddly titled romance. Yes, there is a trip, but it takes place during the last 15 minutes of the film and seems almost tangential.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    This otherwise predictable romantic comedy does have several genuinely funny scenes, thanks to Monica Potter's comic delivery and charm.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    This sequel succeeds as a slightly convoluted, paint-by-the-numbers buddy/action comedy with fast, funny banter and well-choreographed fight scenes.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Knows when to take itself seriously and when to laugh at itself -- even if its audience isn't laughing along at every gag.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    As wide and deep as the directors fish for anecdotes, it's surprising that there isn't more focus, more context.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Captures a breathtaking exotic landscape cluttered only by the smugness of its characters.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Robert K. Elder
    Perhaps Figgis proves his unconventionality with Cold Creek Manor after all, creating a thriller without resorting to the genre's usual bag of tricks.

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