For 115 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ron Wells' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Lowest review score: 10 Arlington Road
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 115
  2. Negative: 19 out of 115
115 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    Patric and Liotta are as tense and great as they've ever been.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    What could have been the most boring, unwatchable crawl-up-your-own-asshole picture instead becomes a gripping, searing portrait of a lost soul trying to find her way through life. Stephanie Bennett is amazing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    Thornton's Jacob initially comes across as the love child of Elmer Fudd and Butthead, but ends up as the best role he's ever had.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    For the most part, the film is brilliant.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    This is a story about purgatory, though it goes by the name Camp Pendleton.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Best of all, Robert Downey Jr., as Rick's seedy private eye provides a little comic relief at his own expense.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    At least the 20 people who saw it with me -- found it hysterically funny. On the other hand, they all seemed pretty stoned.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    It's a harsh lesson, but this movie is more than able to grab and hold your attention for it. I just wouldn't bring a date.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Quentin actually made a REAL movie, with believable characters and performances, rather than just repositories for clever dialog.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    World Traveler did seem completely aimless for the first third. However, once I comprehended where Freundlich was going with this, I began to really enjoy where the film was taking me.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    While we do get a bit of gore, the movie is really about this wacky bunch of people jumping on each other's nerves, kind of a zany hero's journey.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Clooney has finally made a GOOD movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    OK, the premise may be a little hard to take, but there's plenty of good writing here, anyway.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Rips out at least one dimension to reduce everything to archetypal good guys and bad guys, or bad guy and worse guys.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    It looks like Williamson threw five old scripts in the air and Rodriguez shot the first 90 pages he picked up. I'd like a little more meat on my burger because all I can taste is the cheese.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    If distinctly uneven CGI, minimal originality and overly convenient plot devices turn you off, this may not be your film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Jackson gives an amazing, nuanced performance as he teeters on the edge of paranoia. Spacey gives a great, toned-down show as I guy who's in over his head trying to find out what the hell is going on.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    This movie best exploits the strengths of the show as well, such as the chemistry among the cast.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Overall, it's good, not great.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Not a film that will change your life. It instead proves that shooting your movie with cheap technology doesn't mean it can't be fun or entertaining. In the end, that's enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    I wasn't in the mood for this film, but it got to me anyway.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Not too far below the gloss you can still feel director Denis Villeneuve's beating heart and the fondness he has for his characters. Because he does, you and I can too.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    There's some darn poignant stuff going on here.... The problem is that the audience will try to connect everything to the explicit Eden analogy, and not everything will. The director wins points for enticing you to figure it out, though, and I did enjoy it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Unfolding and sounding like a novel, Hartley's ensemble of lower-class losers clash and repel in a startlingly, unpreachy lesson about the importance and danger of influences.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    The film is not without its problems, some inherent to Wilde's original play.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    More "Heat" than "Eraserhead". It's all good. Just don't be disappointed if it's not what you were expecting. Try to enjoy this for what it is.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    Hey, I'm not saying it's bad. It's kind of entertaining, what I can recall of it after two days. It's, uh, okay. Just okay, though.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    At least the studio hired enough likable scene-stealing actors and comedians to carry the bloated carcass of this film over the course of two hours.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    David Schwimmer, our whiny friend, is used to good effect as Heche's boyfriend.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    Unfortunately, the script is a light romantic comedy and unwilling to go the extra distance to really make it stick.

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