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 The Squid and the Whale
Lowest review score: 0 Joe Dirt
Score distribution:
396 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Keaton's so good you almost forget how wonderful Downey is as Steven Schwimmer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    The fanboy in me loves it, being wrapped in the warm projected glow of nostalgia for a movie I've memorized since age 9.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Without being too glib about it, World Trade Center is a most improbable thing: an upbeat film about September 11, one of the few stories to emerge from that day to come with a happy ending.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Statham's totally believable. He might yet become Bruce Willis.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    It's a thoroughly delightful throwaway--the kind of movie for which cable television was made, from the maker of "Music & Lyrics" (Marc Lawrence), who knows his way 'round a snappy tune.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Perfectly acceptable, deliriously charming...a goofy Bmovie dolled up like a square-jawed A-list blockbuster.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    A remarkable movie with an unsatisfying ending, which is just the point.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    One expects more from writer-director Wes Anderson (and his co-scribbler, Owen Wilson) than such frivolous fun that bears no lingering effect.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    It's either the world's greatest infomercial for fame (and its omnipresent companion, notoriety) or the saddest eulogy of all.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Somewhere between setup and punch line, American Pie 2 starts feeling less like a sequel and more like the second episode of a TV series, a case of fine-tuning after the pilot's been picked up by the network.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Steers' film will likely polarize the audience, which, if nothing else, gives it rare resonance; at least it makes you feel, where many similar indie efforts make you sleepy.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Can barely move during its final half hour, which is a shame, because until then it's a frenetic, engaging ride -- a huge grin, not unlike the one Tom Cruise now hides behind his grownup's braces.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    The cynics will scoff and dismiss it all as manipulative, the heartstring-tugging machine on hyperdrive. But this movie isn't for them; did you not see the PG? It's a sweet, sincere, utterly affable kids' movie about how parents are all kinds of screwed up and unable to tell their kids what they want or show them how they feel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    This is a Julia Roberts Movie about only one thing: being a Julia Roberts Movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    A trifle at best, a lightweight, wink-wink amalgam of myriad other films, some of which have even starred Chan and Wilson.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Murphy inhabited Jif like a sweet, innocent child, almost as though he were delighted to shed the cynicism and get down to the sweet, chewy center. Or day-care center, in this case.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    It almost plays like a darkly comic "Peanuts" special.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Kind of meaningless--a thriller with delights that wear off before the credits even roll, a movie you might have watched on cable some Saturday afternoon and decided you didn't really waste that much time.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    For the first time, Burton seems comfortable walking around the real world.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    The result is something that feels very much like an overachieving made-for-TV movie--a history lesson dolled up like an action movie, with the action relegated to the final third, and even then, the battle is over before it really begins.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    If his first two films were about emotional mutes, then Before Sunrise is the tale of two kids who won't shut the hell up.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    This new version, which retains nearly every character and echoes nearly every scenario, is somehow its complete opposite--a slight, breezy incarnation that tries like hell to dishearten, which only makes it disingenuous.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    This Jay-Z documentary is too much of a good thing, really.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    It's left to Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman as Greg's parents to warm up the picture, and they light it on fire. Indeed, they're having such a swell time as Roz and Bernie Focker that they seem to be in an entirely different movie--a funnier one, a sexier one and a smarter one.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    To say it's better than it has any right to be gives the original too much credit and the remake not enough.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Miyazaki's movies are as stunning as they are confounding.

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