For 146 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Blake Goble's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Square
Lowest review score: 0 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 146
  2. Negative: 26 out of 146
146 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 33 Blake Goble
    Many shots fired, all of them misses. This is a film without quality, care, or any real decency.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    Freneticism like this isn’t for everyone. But as far as martial arts epics go, MK is a high-gloss geek show that repeatedly delivers.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Blake Goble
    Better than My Super-Ex Girlfriend, sloppier than Hancock, it’s nothing dynamic but fun all the same. And frankly, not every superhero flick or comedy needs to be the Super-person of its domain. Likability is sometimes an underrated super-power, and Thunder Force is bursting with it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    For a 33 years-late follow up to a fan favorite? This isn’t terrible, not even close. Will it split the royal underlings that vaunt Landis’s ’88 effort? Maybe. For now, Coming 2 America deserves to be enjoyed as one of Murphy’s better follow-ups.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Blake Goble
    The dispiriting thing is that Tom & Jerry is far from the worst family film in the world. It’s just a familiar, by-the-books, vertically integrated product to ensure continued IP visibility for the film and television arm of a corporate portfolio. Here’s the latest and laziest IP for you to become disenchanted by, should you feel so inclined.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    MLK/FBI justifies itself as a compelling addendum to King’s legacy, not simply as a heart-rending unveiling of past tragedy and maliciously tarnished greatness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Blake Goble
    In a word, Another Round is intoxicating. Vinterberg elevates what could have been a mope-fest with a magnificently defiant tone and a powerhouse performance from Mikkelsen.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Blake Goble
    Adam Mason’s Songbird is about boring people getting mad that they’re stuck inside, and the government is oppressing them, and they’ll soon fly free or whatever.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Blake Goble
    Hillbilly Elegy does not bring out the best in its cast, and Howard fails to bring the intensity or depth that might make something meaningful. His approach is all after-school special, all the time.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Blake Goble
    Another lump of coal in Gibson’s rapidly declining filmography. Fatman has no gifts to speak of. It’s kind of cheap. It’s fairly cynical and/or mean-spirited. It’s not fun. No good. Lumpy in execution. Deeply archaic in its thinking. Ho ho ho-hum.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Blake Goble
    Cohen still has it in fits and starts. That “pedo radar” from Who Is America really ruffled feathers. He’s a performer of chameleonic qualities; see his immersive, anarchic turn in The Trial of the Chicago 7 for a nice contrast. But applying his talents to a sporadically funny, 90-minute SNL political cold open of a film is a little bit of a bummer.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    There are just enough goodies here for parents and well-prepared kiddies alike. The nifty VFX, performances, and modern updates are what make this remake an easy-enough treat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Blake Goble
    Here’s a cocktail so potent that it may just snap even the most tired and cynical viewers out of apathy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    Crass but quick, and agreeably popcorn-y, Unhinged could have gone off in far more risible fashion. Not quite a gas, but without crashing and burning entirely, Unhinged gets where it needs to go and fast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Blake Goble
    Skin certainly has its blemishes, but it’s occasionally excited and secure in its willingness to build an off-the-cuff alt history for an under-discussed facet of filmmaking.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    Yes, Irresistible is a farce about political theater, and an often painfully funny one, but it’s also a deeply unnerving manifesto on the pundit economy, campaign financing, and the narcissism, ego, and collective amnesia it all fosters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Blake Goble
    The slow build of Da 5 Bloods leads to as powerful a finale as any you’ll find in Lee’s arsenal. And it’s one that should hit rather hard as it arrives in the middle of a summer where race will be discussed at volumes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Blake Goble
    Patton tells a tighter, less well-heard, and necessary tale of being gay in an era where that could still destroy a career (which to be frank, is still an issue that should be better addressed…), nestled carefully within a re-read of an oft-maligned horror sequel. He’s a deeply appealing subject.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    Even if the message is clear, and the vibe can be a little movie-of-the-week, The Way Back does find an interesting set of ways to present itself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 33 Blake Goble
    When the leads are drawn this terribly thin, and Onward is so hopelessly focused on the dad narrative that it can’t help but ignore its creativity in favor of mawkish afternoon special, the product stinks of a bad Amblin ripoff.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    This is a comic book movie that feels adapted from a bunch of Bazooka Joe strips rubber-banded together. It’s a big ball of candy, mushed together and flung at the wall, and we’re all invited to happily take a bite out of crime.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Blake Goble
    At 100 minutes, with just enough digital chutzpah to keep everyone reasonably amused and never quite annoyed, Dolittle is tolerably fine.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Blake Goble
    As a political or journalistic statement, Richard Jewell does have the unfortunate tendency to come across like a rant. But that does not greatly detract from the film’s rich biography of Jewell: Here’s a man that was perhaps doomed to be part of an inquisition.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Blake Goble
    In holiday gift terms, it ain’t coal, and it ain’t a new car. It’s holiday socks, with a big ugly candy cane and some wavy text on it. Noelle’s cute for a minute, but you’re not going come back to this thing after January.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    It’s got twists without being tawdry. Attitude, with sincerity. And Banks offers a reasonable rebuke to past ickiness, playing up the best elements of an old TV show’s original idea. Charlie’s Angels 2019 flies in the face of its tricky franchise past, and makes for a solid evening’s entertainment.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Blake Goble
    Even its ornamental excesses become beside the point, because the core conceit actually works. Boy, those George Michael songs bind the scenes together like Gorilla Glue. Nothing says quaint like Tom Ford storefronts, too. But these things fade into something warmer, grander, and even a bit telling.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 33 Blake Goble
    A tonal miss and technical meh, Gemini Man arrives looking and feeling self-defeated.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Blake Goble
    Mister America aims for the acerbic pitch of a ‘70s alternative political farce like The Candidate, but the parting feeling is that it’s just an overdeveloped ramble. It’s not ha-ha funny, which is fine in the world of a muted humor like this. But like Heidecker’s campaign, it’s not entirely convincing as a satire either.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Blake Goble
    Galifianakis delivers a reminder of just what makes his brand of comedy so unique, special, and even a little daring.

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