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

Robert Wilonsky's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 About Schmidt
Lowest review score: 0 Road Trip
Score distribution:
394 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    In the end, The Apostle feels like a con, a movie that embraces its contradictions only because it's not smart enough to reconcile them; everything feels complex, but, in fact, it's far too simple.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    I liked when they had the paint fights and the pillow fights.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Once more, Tim Allen drops a lump of coal down the chimney.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Plays like a greatest-hits remix; like "Die Another Day," it's bent on resurrecting a moribund franchise by recalling all the things you used to love about it till you grew into big-boy pants.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Evolution is merely stale, sterile and, worst of all, safe.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    The actual finale, which so betrays what's come before it that it leaves one walking out of the theater holding a grudge against what was.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    The 3D, effective but not yet totally awesome, masks a world of sins: Ghosts can be an awfully tedious voyage-to-the-bottom-of-the-sea.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    The whole thing seems to meander aimlessly, rarely creating a chill.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Not good enough to overcome its status as damaged goods, which is almost a shame, since audiences will miss Billy Bob Thornton's best performance, and hairpiece, in years.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Nothing about Laws of Attraction is remotely original; even its title has the dull ring of the generic, like "Opposites Attract" or "He Said, She Said." See it or don't. You will never notice the difference.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    This film about sex is so joyless, so astonishingly unsexy, it's like watching porn with your grandfather going tsk-tsk-tsk over your shoulder for two hours.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Moore invested his characters with flaws, with a tangible humanity; God knows they never felt the need to explain themselves, as the film does, rendering it something akin to one long footnote.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    It tries to be both camp and action film--send-up and kick-ass. But it delivers so little on both fronts.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Hunter's movies never condescended to the audience; they never winked, never pretended to be a mere Playboy party joke. Which is precisely why Down With Love, which strives to be to "Pillow Talk" what "Far From Heaven" was to "All That Heaven Allows," is such a disaster: It winks so hard it lapses right into a coma.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Before things have even begun we know how they will end; this is pure Hollywood product, slicker than the insides of an oilcan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Shrek isn't clever or smart. It just wants you to think it is, through wink after wink after wink.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    The cumulative effect is less thrilling than it is merely amusing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    A shame Johnson couldn't give the movie over to Bullseye, since Farrell displays more danger with a cocked brow and sharpened pencil than Affleck with pages of melodramatic mush he can't force out without sounding like a high-school drama student with a sore throat.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Why would the writers bother with narrative when the story is just something that kills time, and brain cells, between feats and fists of fury?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Where "Silverado" swaggered, Open Range sulks; it's no fun at all.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    A brilliant piece of garbage -- mesmerizing, but only because you can't believe someone has the temerity to put so much into so little.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    It's a plot more worn out than the tinsel boxed up in the attic. In the end, they've given us a Christmas gift barely worth returning.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    The film strains for some kind of meaning, but asks you to do the work it can't and won't perform on its own.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Certainly it exists solely to sell a soundtrack; the movie, like most made for teens, is well beside the point.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Sitting through Raising Helen is an exercise in frustration, because somewhere inside this big heap of Hollywood nothing is a something (someone, actually) worth saving and savoring. Her name is Joan Cusack.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    Smith used to make movies to make fun of movies like Jersey Girl; now he's just another guy working the assembly line, which won't make you a sell-out if no one buys it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    It may have been the perfect storm, but this is the imperfect movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    It's stunning, really, to consider how much time and expense went into something so chintzy and dull--a script full of non sequiturs shouted by a screen full of chum.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Robert Wilonsky
    This film is no "Usual Suspects," because there is no twist, no gotcha.