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

Robert Wilonsky's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Mystic River
Lowest review score: 0 Glitter
Score distribution:
394 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Turns out some folks just don't know Philip K. Dick about making movies.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    Which leaves Witherspoon, that delicious pastry, to heave the movie on her small shoulders and carry it home. The load is light -- the movie weighs no more than a glass of flat champagne -- but even she can't withstand the burden.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 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.)
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Wilonsky
    It's utterly frustrating: What could and should have been biting and droll is instead a tepid waste of time and talent.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    The X-Men franchise takes a giant leap backward and off a cliff with its fourth offering.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    It's too easy, but here goes: This movie's a Loser. Sorry.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    The film has no form or function; at best, it's a 90-minute infomercial.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Proof of Life kidnaps the audience, then tortures it to a slow death
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Full of conspiracies, all The Skulls lacks is a brain.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Every movie Dugan releases looks like something made on accident--tosses yet another stink bomb into theaters for audiences to sniff over.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Bernal can't decide if he's making a Tarantino homage or an Almodovar riff or an Albert Brooks tribute...and the wobbly sensibility finally knocks the movie's legs out from beneath it altogether.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Aspires to be a "Beach Blanket Bingo" redux with a gangbang Grease finale, but it plays like junior high Neil LaBute filmed by an elementary school AV squad.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    When the movie's not playing stupid, it's aiming for sickly sweet sincerity. It's such a jarring and inevitably juvenile juxtaposition it comes off like a Hallmark card parody written by the staffers at "Cracked."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    An ambitious, frustrating drag.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Bearable only because, unlike the recent spate of teen films, it's so breezy it barely even registers.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Disappointing only because its best moments are transcendent; its worst moments, sadly, are just so ordinary.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Wilonsky
    Deafeningly dull movie.