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

Robert Wilonsky's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Spider-Man 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Sweetest Thing
Score distribution:
394 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    The Weather Man is not the wacky movie Paramount is selling, nor is it cynical Oscar bait. It's just a little movie about little people trying not to get wet or freeze to death or get burned when they walk outside, and good luck with all that.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    As frantic and frenzied as its source material.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Nathaniel will sometimes take it too far. It's particularly distracting, and even a little distancing, when he waits till the end of a lengthy interview to tell one of his father's former collaborators and friends that he is Louis' son.
    • 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.)
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Zucker!'s a bona fide hit in Germany, where, apparently, there's been a shortage of Jewish comedies since, oh, 1939, give or take. But it deserves its imported rep; rare's the movie that has an Orthodox Jew tripping on Ecstasy while getting a massage from a Palestinian prostitute hours before his mamala's funeral.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    A fun and loving biopic
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Just as you feel the numbing, clammy clench of paranoia on your neck, you realize, nope, the grip is just the director's attempt at tickling you to death. Demme's movie had no right to work. It does, and then some.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    The first Kill Bill was nothing but violence--swordfight upon swordfight, till the clanking of steel blades drowned out anything anyone said. The second is its emotional counterpart, the heart without all the blood drained from it.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    The first half of Intolerable Cruelty is more than tolerable; it's a dopey kick full of goofy jokes tossed off so quickly you're reminded less of bickering-bantering Grant and Rosalind Russell than Groucho and Chico Marx.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    No matter how well you think you know this tale, you do not know it at all. It offers the oldest clich├ęs polished up like some brand-new thing by director Greg Whiteley.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    School of Rock, populated by bright-shiny faces given a "Revenge of the Nerds" happy ending, is light and meaningless but never worthless. It merely aspires to be a good time and is just that and nothing more, a grin-worthy buzz that wears off in the parking lot.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Keaton's so good you almost forget how wonderful Downey is as Steven Schwimmer.
    • 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.)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Aimed at the brain, when it should have been one for the heart.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Do not read too much into Burger's mockumentary, then; it's just having a lark, poking fun at conspiracy theorists, taking the piss out of the dozens of docs out there that present themselves as The Real Story About the Killing of John Kennedy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Johnson, who was computer-generated in "Mummy" and only looked it in "Scorpion King," keeps it engaging, displaying a comedic knack first revealed during his Saturday Night Live appearance in 2000; he has the timing of a Rolex, even when playing straight man to American Pie's Stifler.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    As ridiculous, as mawkish and schizophrenic as The Family Stone is, it's also surprisingly endearing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Though it's a blast to watch, it becomes tiresome over the long haul--25 minutes of Thurman hacking her way through the crowd to get to a woman whose fate we're informed of early on. It's the most climactic anti-climax in recent film history, a no-d'uh coda awaiting the ending it really deserves but never gets. Not this year, anyway.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    It may feel familiar, but it's a bleak and profound piece of work.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Co-directors and writers John Musker and Ron Clements doll it up so marvelously you're sucked into the screen and forced to confront the fact that at their best, these filmmakers can make the two-dimensional astonishingly warm and full-bodied.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    If only Condon kept up the Q&A format, because when he ditches it the movie turns flat and familiar.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    It has just enough "comedy" to qualify as crowd-pleaser.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Wilonsky
    Cinema has done a fine job of documenting the anti-apartheid movement, even if too often the spotlight shone brightest on the white man through whom the black man's story was being told.

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