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 10.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Wilonsky's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Traffic
Lowest review score: 0 Glitter
Score distribution:
394 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    Altman gladly admits there's not much of a story here; his movies are driven by characters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Elf
    Elf may be no more than a pleasant, amusing trifle, a grin that fades well before Thanksgiving, but it also will endure in the way all decent Hollywood-made Christmas fairy tales last if they're rendered with good cheer and good will.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    Northfork may be doomed, but the Polish brothers and cinematographer M. David Mullen (who worked with the brothers on their previous features, "Twin Falls, Idaho" and "Jackpot") make the place feel like heaven on earth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Robert Wilonsky
    Identity is an outright blast, so fun it's--pardon--scary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Robert Wilonsky
    An ethereal, creepy, almost breathtaking meditation on the life of a mind snapped in two.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    The Dancer Upstairs would have made a suitable double feature with "The Quiet American"; both films unfold slowly, build toward an anxious climax and end with a shrug of grief.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Here's a tip: When Vaughn and Wilson are outed as impostors and forced to leave Walken's estate, grab your stuff and walk out. You'll think you just saw a comedy masterpiece.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Robots doesn't rely on being current, which will ultimately render it as timeless as any great fable. At its center is a big, beating heart.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    What makes Silverman a truly gifted comic is her timing and delivery.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    At its best it plays like modern-day Marx Brothers in which every single thing that happens makes no sense and serves no purpose and nothing happens for any reason at all. It exists solely to get a laugh, not to make a point.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    Penn's lead performance is the main attraction here, and it's a fine piece of work--far superior to his overly showy Oscar-winning role last year.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    If Allen owns The Upside of Anger, she is generous enough to loan it to Costner, who, despite the dim, glazed eyes, is more alive here than he's been in years.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    The movie is stirringly, thrillingly animated; Stander, as some say around Johannesburg, lives.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    It's this moralizing, this slamming down of a stop sign every time the movie wants to rev its engines, that keeps Lord of War from being great. But it's three-fourths of a great movie, if nothing else, it has more brains and balls than most studio releases, for which it's to be commended and recommended.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    Willis gives a remarkable, wrenching performance: He is the most fragile indestructible man ever created.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    That's where the movie falters: It tries to give Garcia's book a heart and conscience it didn't need and never demanded.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    The Weather Man is not the wacky movie Paramount is selling, nor is it cynical Oscar bait. It's just a little movie about little people trying not to get wet or freeze to death or get burned when they walk outside, and good luck with all that.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    The Guys is less a tearing open of old wounds than a balm to be applied over them. It doesn't wallow. It doesn't weep.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Do not read too much into Burger's mockumentary, then; it's just having a lark, poking fun at conspiracy theorists, taking the piss out of the dozens of docs out there that present themselves as The Real Story About the Killing of John Kennedy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Zucker!'s a bona fide hit in Germany, where, apparently, there's been a shortage of Jewish comedies since, oh, 1939, give or take. But it deserves its imported rep; rare's the movie that has an Orthodox Jew tripping on Ecstasy while getting a massage from a Palestinian prostitute hours before his mamala's funeral.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Co-directors and writers John Musker and Ron Clements doll it up so marvelously you're sucked into the screen and forced to confront the fact that at their best, these filmmakers can make the two-dimensional astonishingly warm and full-bodied.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    Delightful almost in spite of itself.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Johnson, who was computer-generated in "Mummy" and only looked it in "Scorpion King," keeps it engaging, displaying a comedic knack first revealed during his Saturday Night Live appearance in 2000; he has the timing of a Rolex, even when playing straight man to American Pie's Stifler.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    Signs blessedly displays a sense of giddy dark humor absent from Shyamalan's previous outings. It appears for much of the film he's merely having fun with the genre, goofing on its paranoid roots.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    Hoffman, though, is the real gas--the vet getting dopey and loopy and handsy because, hey, what the hell...The midnight cowboy rides again.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    It may feel familiar, but it's a bleak and profound piece of work.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    Provides Hoffman with what he's long deserved: a movie of his own.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    It's bright and spry, giggly and bouncy, but also cuddly with occasional touches of cruelty--a movie in which best friends, when let loose in the wild, suddenly realize one's a little higher on the food chain.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Keaton's so good you almost forget how wonderful Downey is as Steven Schwimmer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    As ridiculous, as mawkish and schizophrenic as The Family Stone is, it's also surprisingly endearing.

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