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

Ron Wells' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Godfather
Lowest review score: 10 Wild Wild West
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 115
  2. Negative: 19 out of 115
115 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    This is a big, silly film. Is it full of explosions and one-liners? Of course. Is it entertaining? Of course.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    Sometimes the movie can't decide whether to tug REALLY HARD at the heart strings, or make you laugh at the zany oil riggers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    Now the big question: Does this whole thing actually work? Some of the time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    Much of the animation is stunning and all of the vocal performances are good to great. It's just much of the passion seems to be in not stepping on anyone's beliefs or interpretations, instead of in telling the story in the most compelling way possible.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    The stunts are great but they make sense and don't blow the sense of reality of the whole movie.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    It's too bad with all of the poker action there wasn't enough time to establish the relationships between characters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    It's an excellent date film, but it won't change your life.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    Hey, it's not "Gone With the Wind" or even "Nightmare on Elm Street", so don't expect a masterpiece. You get a little nudity, a lot of gore, Seth Green doing his ironic commentary thing, and an easy way to kill a couple of hours.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    If this is the direction Williams is headed in his career, fantastic. For auteur Romanek, it was at least a good first try.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    The problem is, the main conspiracy of the show is so vast, you have to walk around it a couple of times before you can see what it is.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    You know, each and every person reading this right now will shell out their six bucks ($9-$14 in L.A./New York) to see this film no matter what I say. Hell, I feel ambivalent about it and I'm still going to pay to see it again.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    This should have been a black comic masterpiece. The cast is certainly up to the task, even in the small roles.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    Only promised a few good fights, a lot of chuckles, and an easy way to kill a couple of hours. In today's Hollywood that's hard enough to deliver.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    With basically a single set and a limited cast, the producers get the most of their limited budget, particular with a couple of spectacular death scenes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    What was needed was either a Stanley Kubrick, or, well, the Farrelly Brothers. Instead we get warmed over Spike Jonze. Still, a little watered down Spike Jonze has to be entertaining some of the time, so this isn't a total loss.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    Hot Damn! A full-on gory (relatively) unpretensious horror movie!... Far better than it has any right to be.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    The movie doesn't stink. The performances are good, potentially great, especially Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    It comes off as an amalgam of everything that was cool in 1996, when we first saw the trailer.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    It is not quite as stupid as it looks. I'm not saying it ISN'T dumb, though, just not as bad as I think even the studio thought.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    Don't get your expectations up, but "LW4" is a decent enough date film.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    If you were expecting a small art film, you know you're in trouble when the first thing you see is Jim Carrey.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    If you like Chan's Hong Kong films, you'll like this. Much of the "dramatic" work and dialogue are horrible but the stunt work here is actually superior to many of Chan's films.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    It's ironic that a film exploring the mysteries of how people succeed and fail to connect with each other then fails to really connect with its audience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    The strong parts are the rip-offs of "The Conversation." The worst part is the lack of understandable character motivations.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ron Wells
    Individual parts are actually quite funny, and the music, the most marketable element, is quite good. It's just that most of us cringe at photos of ourselves taken while we're really loaded. Too often, Hey, Happy! feels as if that embarrassment was taken to the next level.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Wells
    The stars have zero chemistry and the movie is none too thrilling.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Wells
    In the end, the whole shebang comes off like a bunch of snotty, rich white kids screwing each other and screwing each other over.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Wells
    Despite some brief nudity and much swearing, the whole endeavor feels like some sort of half-assed Christian "Adventures in Faith" story I might have endured in Sunday school.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Wells
    BRILLIANT and WITTY. Those are two words that will not be used to described this film.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Wells
    8MM
    The biggest thing wrong with this mess is its whole attitude. The film tries to condemn all these shocking things, but if you're not shocked, just wait a couple of minutes and they'll try again.

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