Robert Wilonsky
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For 394 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 67% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Wilonsky's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lowest review score: 0 Corky Romano
Score distribution:
394 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    One can only assume all the, ah, good stuff landed on the cutting-room floor, because it sure as hell didn't make it to Mars.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Like a half-remembered dream, the movie's often so overwhelming that even its dull, dead moments (of which there are many, unfortunately) leave you wondering what you're missing and what you've just forgotten.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Banal sit-comedy masquerading as religious deepthink dolled up as boy-meets-goy love story.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Obnoxiously dull.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It's time to run, screaming.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Adequately breezy and sleazy -- a movie about the horniest man in the universe looking for a little one-night stand.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Plays like something Dr. Phil and "Sex and the City's" Carrie Bradshaw might have written during a commercial break, a feel-good fantasy that sounds deep but has no more depth than a kiddie pool drained for winter.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Its heart is in the right place, but it has no soul.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    So convoluted and half-assed it's tempting to dismiss it as unfinished; it feels like six different movies cut together by a blind editor.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It's barely a movie at all, more like a thousand car commercials spliced together in an hour.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    The most overrated movie of the year (of all time?) by people who should know better.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    No one is more blameworthy than Witherspoon...With her newfound clout and charm, she could make better films; instead, she strolls up to the audience standing in line at the ATM and demands we fork it over or else.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Cornier than the cornfields spread out in front of the dilapidated rural Texas manse inhabited by Robert Duvall and Michael Caine, playing grumpy old brothers with mismatched accents.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Nothing happens. At all. Ever. Remember when Steve Martin was funny? Apparently, neither does he.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Paycheck is a terribly muddled mess, a Hitchcock homage (with generous, obvious nods to The Birds, Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest) by a great filmmaker trying to say a great deal with so very little.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Should make about $750, which is how much they need to save the farm, but a little less than Disney CEO Michael Eisner needs to save his job.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Among the several iterations of Jules Verne's novel about the inventor's adventures whilst traipsing through England, Asia and the Wild West, this new one is the least impressive and most depressive. Even the 1989 made-for-TV version starring Pierce Brosnan possessed more spark and steam than this lazy, lackluster take.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    The movie, which feels as amateurish as a student film made for cable access, doesn't deliver the goods; the gotcha moment never comes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Russell, a former student of Buddhist monk-philosopher Robert Thurman's, is reaching too far, straining too hard, saying too much that adds up to so little after all the mumbos and jumbos tallied up by film's end.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Feels like a quirky sitcom -- "Arrested Development" without the development.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Succeeds in scaring you and boring you at the same time; unlike Moore's movie, it's agitprop bereft of artistry, porn for Republicans.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    You're almost tempted to laugh at Birth by the end, but by then you're too busy cursing it to bother.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Has all the charm of a canceled CBS sitcom.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It's chatty when it wants to pretend it's deep and spiritual, messy when it's striving for chaotic and thrilling, and boring when it has no other options left.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    To damn Herbie: Fully Loaded as soporific crap, as lazy profiteering, as yet another needless and cynical remake in a season populated by such con artists, would be as pointless as the movie itself.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It's easily the ugliest film Gilliam's ever made, a movie shot with a lens someone forgot to wipe. It's also his loudest: Every scene is amped up to 11, and every line of dialogue is delivered as though it's a cry for help from the bottom of the well.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It has but one thing going for it: a cast filled with Oscar nominees.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Any goy, too, can fall for this tripe, especially if they've a fondness for mawkish cliché, sitcom pacing, popcorn psychology, and lousy cinematography.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Its execution is stultifying, laughable and ultimately a little offensive.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    A muddle—not amiably ambling, not affably shaggy, just a mess that gets messier till, at times, the whole thing looks improvised by amateurs more concerned with being clever than something resembling affectionate.