For 137 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Russo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 75 The Angels' Share
Lowest review score: 25 Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 137
  2. Negative: 30 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Russo
    The plot doesn’t take clever turns, the visual thrills aren’t all that thrilling, and you’re ultimately left to get your heist-movie kicks elsewhere.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Russo
    Eckhart doesn’t really do any of that classic grunting as Frankenstein 2.0, but maybe he should have.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Russo
    The repartee, as ever, is weak. Even with all the extra layers of digital detail, it’s still tough to keep these four straight. And the CG characters’ slimy rendering and motion-capture expressiveness could go down with “The Polar Express” as a study in inadvertent, technologically misguided screen creepiness. Wackier would have been OK, guys — it’s the Ninja Turtles.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Russo
    The cast does capable work, but you’ll wish the movie concentrated more on the comedy, which has some zing, rather than the straighter elements, which quickly start to drag.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Russo
    As tiresome as the relentless, indulgent inscrutability and lack of story momentum can be, it says something for the movie’s visceral power that there isn’t an urge to quit on it.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    Fresh or not, creatively merited or not, here it comes: the third installment of Martin Lawrence's big, dopey franchise.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    By the time the giant, snarling spider shows up - the most boggling of the movie's various "holy schnitzel" touches - parents of the littlest "Hoodwinked" fans may be feeling hoodwinked themselves.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    Never thought we'd say this about a movie, but Bucky Larson probably doesn't wring as much out of recurring bodily-fluid gags as it could.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    The squirminess stands out here because there's so little going on the rest of the time.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    The best we get here are modest action diversions.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    Not that there’s all manner of comedy craftsmanship demanding study here, but the movie does seem to be a funny jumble of contradictory impulses.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    Quaint and crass get together — or would that be “bump uglies”? — with awkward, thoroughly flat results in The Big Wedding, an ensemble comedy with a tonal cluelessness as surprising as the name cast that signed on for it anyway.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    In the end, it’s hard to remember another action entry that expends so much energy on frenetic blacktop choreography and attention-deficit editing with so little to show for it.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    Just one more touch of “realism” in a sexual melodrama played so straight that it’s nuts.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    This is mythology that’s famously transportive in every sense, but the animators struggle to take us anywhere truly captivating, or even clearly defined.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    None of this is as riotously zany as it wants to be.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Russo
    It’s an idea that could make for decent genre viewing, if only its cast had some range, and its indie reach didn’t exceed its mainstream-polished grasp.

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