Kenji Fujishima

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For 172 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kenji Fujishima's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 91 Reds
Lowest review score: 10 Honeyglue
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 172
  2. Negative: 37 out of 172
172 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    Everyone here, from fellow marines to Iraqis, is merely a supporting player in Megan Leavey's emotional journey.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    Sean Ellis doesn't so much understand Filipino society as merely sees it as grist for standard genre fare, perhaps hoping that the foreign setting will somehow automatically make the clichés feel fresh.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Kenji Fujishima
    A glorified act of hero worship that leaves one hard-pressed to form any conclusion other than an infinitely positive one about Shep Gordon.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    Any initial gestures toward acknowledging Vinny Paz's macho egotism are eventually downplayed as the film becomes just another formulaic triumph-over-adversity saga.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    The effect of the film's animated sequences is to distance the viewer from real-life horrors--another misguided attempt at turning recent history into instant myth.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    In Sing, musical theater is simply an excuse for the filmmakers to deliver an animated version of American Idol.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    Less explored in all the ensuing back-patting is the question of whether Cameron is, in fact, sincerely interested in learning more about the world around him or whether this mission is merely intended to stroke his own ego.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    All the film has to show for its efforts are tired platitudes about the value of altruism and living each day as it if were the last.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    By privileging the white characters in its narrative, Victoria & Abdul exposes itself as insidiously hypocritical.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Kenji Fujishima
    The question of why one should actually work up any emotional investment in what happens to these people is never really answered, much less asked in the first place.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    One need go no further than the film's first segment to grasp how little interest the latest entry in the anthology series has in generating chills from the lo-fi.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    The Gerard Johnson film's blanket cynicism is its most shopworn quality of all.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    Given how Legend's script is so bereft of insight into its characters' psyches, perhaps there's only so much even an actor of Tom Hardy's stature can do.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    The sense of a film school student doing movie karaoke with his influences is evident throughout Dreamland.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Kenji Fujishima
    All the narrative hopscotching is little more than a superficial ploy to gussy up a clichéd redemption tale.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    Putting aside the generic human interest, the film turns out to be shockingly deficient in its on-screen depiction of flexing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    Wilson lurches jarringly from poignant melancholy to cartoonish slapstick, unable to settle on a consistent tone.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    The Promise simply turns this historical tragedy into mere background noise for a flimsy romantic triangle.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    The film finds no treasure of gleaming originality in its energetically told but crushingly clichéd anti-capitalist parable.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Kenji Fujishima
    The deeper Tom wades into this psychological morass, the more Danny's volatile behavior seems dictated by the screenwriters' convenience rather than by any plausible depiction of a tortured mind.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 27 Kenji Fujishima
    Black Butterfly plays as little more than the act of snickering adolescents toying with their audience, complete with an insulting final scene that confirms the film as a total waste of time.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    Josh Gordon and Will Speck's Office Christmas Party generally smacks of trying too hard to earn its laughs.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    If the film is any indication, Jared and Jerusha Hess remain committed to clotting up the screen with ostensibly charming "eccentricity."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Kenji Fujishima
    Bruce Beresford's film is remarkable for how it manages to indulge so many offensive and shopworn clichés at once.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Kenji Fujishima
    The film adopts a half-hearted variation on A Beautiful Mind's gimmicky approach to grappling with a man's mental illness.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Kenji Fujishima
    Jorge Michel Grau's ambitions are stalled by a screenplay that seems to have never made it past a first draft.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    The Space Between Us is simply disappointing when it isn’t trying to browbeat its audience into emotional submission.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Kenji Fujishima
    The titular Transporter is now but a blank slate serving the characters and mayhem surrounding him, a walking metaphor for a franchise that's run out of gas.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Kenji Fujishima
    If first-timer Aleksander Bach's choices as a director are any indication, he's a filmmaker who cares less about characters and actors than about dubious surface dazzle.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Kenji Fujishima
    This botched vision accepts the warrior's nobility at face value and sees the story merely as a springboard for high-flying action and CGI special effects.

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