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 Spider-Man 2
Lowest review score: 0 Road Trip
Score distribution:
394 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    The most overrated movie of the year (of all time?) by people who should know better.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    A film built upon transitions so weak and obvious it's astonishing the entire thing doesn't collapse on itself.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    An ambitious, frustrating drag.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Banal sit-comedy masquerading as religious deepthink dolled up as boy-meets-goy love story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Renders it a cross between "Three Men and a Baby" and "Monsters, Inc." But it's bereft of the charisma of the former and the energy of the latter; stuck in a frozen wasteland, it possesses all the vigor of a Popsicle.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    The most offensive movie of the year.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It's time to run, screaming.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Robert Wilonsky
    It ranks (indeed, it is rank) among the most soul-deadening movies ever made; it has no pulse and seeks to steal yours with a cynical vengeance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Yes, the "Taxi Driver" parallels are intentional: Hill spells them out in the press notes, all but branding Observe and Report a Scorsesefied remake that reeks of stale Cinnabon.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    The film has no form or function; at best, it's a 90-minute infomercial.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Wilonsky
    It's an exceptionally dreary and overwrought bit of work, every bit as imperious as Katzenberg's "The Prince of Egypt" from 1998.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Wilonsky
    A football film made by a man who apparently has seen little of the game outside of movies, and not very good ones at that.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Robert Wilonsky
    There's nothing more enervating than a stupid film with only random, and perhaps accidental, flashes of smarts; the rare prescient moments only serve to highlight how banal and vacant the rest of the movie is, especially when it stoops to conquer the gross-out market bled dry by the Farrelly Brothers and their myriad acolytes.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Obnoxiously dull.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Who wants to pay to see a movie so bad the actors and writer-director feel the need to keep reminding us of how bad it is?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    This ain't no movie. It's a very long, very tedious infomercial for Phantom Menace action figures, on sale now at a Target or Toys "R" Us near you.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Singleton's version is cynical and silly--one long set-up to a closing scene that promises, or threatens, a sequel.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    The only thing worse than second-generation Guy Ritchie is fourth-generation Quentin Tarantino, and this movie has the musty smell of 1995 all over it.
    • 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
    Its heart is in the right place, but it has no soul.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Final is one big hunh? barely worth the effort; just because it doesn't make any sense doesn't mean it's art.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It's as light on its feet as a dead elephant. It's never clever or smart, nor is it terribly thrilling or engaging during its numerous fight sequences.

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