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 2.7 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 Cradle 2 the Grave
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 233
233 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Robert K. Elder
    Is it a political movie? Yes. A movie with strong ideas and issues? Yes. But propaganda with its heart in the right place is still propaganda, and seldom easy to watch.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Robert K. Elder
    Ultimately, Stateside ends up a diluted, scattered drama--less than the sum of its parts, but with an impressive cameo list.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    The "Showgirls" of superhero movies. This is not a compliment. A vacuous lingerie show posing as feminism, it's the biggest movie hairball this side of "Garfield."
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    So dark and dirge-like are its first 85 minutes that a few uplifting minutes at the end can't dissipate the somber cloud Noel summons.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    If only they didn't cannibalize their source material so much, then take an extreme rule reversal just before the end credits, they might have achieved something original, rather than just a fan-fiction derivation of George A. Romero's canon.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    Knoxville, Jed Rees and Bill Chott act daffy and more impaired than their counterparts, and that never sat right with me. This may not be the equivalent of acting in blackface, but it's awfully close.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    It's tempting to call traveling on Juwanna Mann, except it never goes anywhere. This film fouls out.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    Commits the cardinal sin of all bad IMAX films: It favors visuals over narrative, glitter over substance.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    Plagued by continuity problems, ham-fisted storytelling and a problematic voiceover by Da Brat, Civil Brand feels less like a prison movie than a prison sentence.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    Limps along on a squirm-inducing fish-out-of-water formula that goes nowhere and goes there very, very slowly.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    Slow and dragging, Pootie Tang is worse than a below-average sketch-to-screen Saturday Night Live film.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    Not only does American Outlaws distort history, but the filmmakers have created a dull, one-dimensional pop icon out of James' complex character and legend.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    At the end of 83 unmerciful minutes, audiences will be exclaiming, "Dude, I can't believe I sat through that movie!?" Stick to the trailer.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    Good performances in bad movies are nothing new, but it's sad that Moore's first major cinematic outing scrapes the bottom of the melodramatic barrel.
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    It breaks director Billy Wilder's most important movie commandment: Thou Shall Not Bore. It's just not funny.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    99 minutes of excruciating "reality."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    Caruso, who showed flair in the Val Kilmer vehicle "The Salton Sea," has a penchant for the dark side. In this case, it's the plodding, predictable ZIP code of the dark side.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    In a case study of how to screw up a simple, powerful revenge story, director Jonathan Hensleigh punishes audiences with an unbearably sluggish action movie that requires the word "action" to be placed in quotes.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    To call this movie a dog would also be an insult to canines, so let's just say Scooby-Doo 2 is a Scooby-Don't.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Robert K. Elder
    Released in theaters five years after its 1999 Sundance Film Festival premiere, Kalem's film is too precious, too self-conscious and far too enamored with itself to ever have any kind of genuine emotional truth.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Robert K. Elder
    Plays like an amateur debut effort written over a weekend during which its writer wasn't entirely sober.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 0 Robert K. Elder
    Evil isn't this boring.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 0 Robert K. Elder
    Replete with audience-insulting writing and blatantly hateful jokes, storytelling like this makes most video game plots look like "Moby Dick."

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