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

Robert Wilonsky's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 50
Highest review score: 100 Road to Perdition
Lowest review score: 0 Basic
Score distribution:
396 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Farrell's performance possesses a touch too many mannerisms on loan from Tyrone Power and Clark Gable; you can almost hear the gears turning in his brain each time he cocks his head or raises an eyebrow in homage.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Though it does cheapen itself with some dreadful moments of product placement, it doesn't instantly date itself with cheap pop-culture gags; it will play to our kids' kids tomorrow just as it does today, like something made for children who don't know to expect more from their cartoons than just pleasant, nostalgic mediocrities.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    The jokes in Extract play almost like afterthoughts, the last-second add-ons of a former animator who, until now, has always treated his flesh-and-blood characters a bit like cartoon caricatures and vice versa.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    For the first time, Burton seems comfortable walking around the real world.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    It almost plays like a darkly comic "Peanuts" special.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    It's war porn, a movie that revels in the carnage.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    That's not to say Simone doesn't offer a good time. Shove aside its self-righteous agenda and it's a deft kick, a light comedy whenever it's not trying to play heavy. And it's bolstered by Al Pacino in a lively performance.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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
    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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Wacky chaos ensues, as the film veers toward a subplot about industrial espionage, but director Clare Kilner's debut is never as daft as it should have been.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Like all films constructed out of pop-culture effluvia, Zoolander runs the risk of being so last month; this is a movie that treats Fabio as the ultimate punch line and regards David Bowie as the prince of style.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    It has its moments, but they never add up to a record you'd want to play again and again in its entirety.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Miyazaki's movies are as stunning as they are confounding.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    Morrow the actor tries too -- but he's a stylish director with a steady hand and a shaky eye (the scenes from Lyle's tortured point of view are dazzling, if not a bit unsettling). It'd make one hell of a TV movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    This innocuous, frothy fairy tale isn't so off-putting as you might imagine, thanks in large part to Andrews' ageless charm.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Wilonsky
    This Jay-Z documentary is too much of a good thing, really.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    It's a dark lark, no more and no less, a caper comedy full of enough kinky jokes to remind the audience that, indeed, you're supposed to laugh at it every now and again.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Wilonsky
    Here's a bizarre hodgepodge of influences: "Kindergarten Cop" meets "Sound of Music," filtered through the Hulk Hogan movie "Mr. Nanny." The formula, by now so overused it's actually formless, is pure Disney

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