Robert Wilonsky

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For 396 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 11.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Wilonsky's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Cinderella Man
Lowest review score: 0 Road Trip
Score distribution:
396 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    Mostly dumb, no matter how desperately and even valiantly it aims for "thinky."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    We have heard this song before, know it by heart (sadly, as film still can't keep pace with real-life headlines about fake drug busts and a shady LAPD), and still filmmakers can't resist its rhythms.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    The Kingdom is essentially "C.S.I.: Riyadh," starring Jamie Foxx in yet another movie his Oscar statue will watch with shame.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It's time to run, screaming.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    After trying to prove himself a serious actor in deadly dull movies, Ledger lightens up and brightens up a movie that attempts the trick of bringing a new spin to an old story but can't pull off the stunt.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    This is phony, absolutely, but the good feeling it leaves behind is plenty real.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    The movie's so hung up (pardon) on its gimmick it never transcends it; might have been better had Kiefer called Moviefone.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    The Ladykillers fits snugly among the Coens' lighter and breezier movies--the ones you forget after you see them once and begin to appreciate and finally adore the more often you revisit them.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    "Meatballs" handled the sleep-away sex stuff better; here it feels like filler between the killer musical numbers that make even special guest Stephen Sondheim smile on his way out the door.
    • 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
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    Charlie doesn't have a point, doesn't give a damn about giving a damn. It is what it is: a beautiful goof, a drunken supermodel in search of one more party before the sun comes up.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Feels less like a brand-new movie than a greatest-hits compendium. It offers nothing new and instead makes do with presenting the warmed-over like something pulled fresh from the oven.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    Starsky & Hutch is less homage to an old cop show than a tribute to the people who made the movie--a circle pat on the back. And no obvious joke goes untouched.
    • 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
    • 80 Robert Wilonsky
    As stirring as it is slight, as effective as it is familiar.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    The only thing The Missing isn't missing is a handful of climaxes, all of them of the anti- variety that leave you believing, then praying the movie's over a good 30 minutes before its actual and inevitable finale.
    • 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
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    It works for a good while--probably half of the movie.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    Busch, responsible for the similarly hit-and-miss-that's-a-mister "Psycho Beach Party," has a good idea; two in one movie would make him absolutely fabulous.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    Trite and silly, but, blast it, the movie has a good heart.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    Rock Star takes itself so seriously it becomes full-on parody -- "This Is Spinal Tap" as a sanctimonious cautionary tale. And how rock 'n' roll is that?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Aims to be loud, dumb fun, only it takes itself too seriously to offer anything approaching a good time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    A particularly painful event for those of us weaned on Brooks' earliest films, Saturday Night Live shorts and vintage clips of his deadpan standup appearances. It contains precisely two funny moments.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    As the movie enters its final chapter, you will come to the sad, sickening realization that the filmmakers have played you for a chump. What seemed so smart, so well crafted and finely tuned, falls apart into a flaming heap of c---, and all goodwill is dashed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Ultimately, it's the songs that energize this highlight, and lowlight, reel; you may forget the movie when you walk out of the theater, but you will do so while humming the soundtrack.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    The heroes are villains, the villains are heroes, and in between are the innocents who become casualties in their wars waged in the names of morality and righteousness.

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