For 301 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Wilonsky's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Mystic River
Lowest review score: 0 Coyote Ugly
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 82 out of 301
301 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    Any goy, too, can fall for this tripe, especially if they've a fondness for mawkish cliché, sitcom pacing, popcorn psychology, and lousy cinematography.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Really, what women want is what all of us want: a decent movie, something vaguely insightful and occasionally funny. This isn't that movie.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    It wears out its welcome well before its halfway point, by which time you're either so tangled up in plot points you're strangling, or so bored you just wish you were being strangled.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It has but one thing going for it: a cast filled with Oscar nominees.