For 137 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rick Kisonak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Million Dollar Baby
Lowest review score: 10 Down with Love
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 137
  2. Negative: 11 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    Rowan Atkinson's spy spoof is wildly uneven and yet, at times, nothing less than wildly entertaining.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    Beyond any contention is Morgan Spurlock's gift for metabolizing common knowledge into uncommonly entertaining cinema.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rick Kisonak
    Proyas creates a futurescape that's snazzy in a “Blade Runner” lite sort of way and one or two of the film's effects are eye poppers.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    The best they were able to manage, apparently, was a grabbag of spectral sights and spooky touches grabbed from better horror films and a final act that raises more questions than it answers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    The movie does an admirable job of juggling political, dramatic and comic elements.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Not since the breakthrough days of Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler and the Farrelly brothers have two hours of movie comedy simultaneously felt so wrong but oh so right.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    I'm not sure Sam Mendes' latest is a masterpiece as so many critics are exclaiming but it is very probably the most artful and earnest drama ever adapted from a comic book.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Manages to be impressively unsettling given the flaws in its foundation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Costner sets course for one of the most stirringly choreographed shootouts in movie history.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    The movie doesn’t even try to break new ground–it’s shot entirely on location in familiar Ferrell-McKay territory.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    I feel guilty and somehow unclean. And all I did was watch it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Rick Kisonak
    Here's the sliver of hope: In contrast to everything we've been told, the people who run Al Jazeera turn out to be decent and level headed.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Watanabe's charismatic performance and a couple of colorful minor characters aside, The Last Samurai has little to recommend it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    A silly comic book movie with provocative psychological overtones. Or a provocative character study with silly comic book overtones. Take your pick. Either way, it's hardly the cinematic milestone it's widely hailed as being.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Movies about writers are almost always romanticized affairs but Starting Out in the Evening is the rare exception. It is at once an elegy for the vanishing generation of Bellow, Cheever, Mailer and Updike and a dead on indictment of our culture’s current state.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    This is a tale of friendship, corruption, betrayal and desperation masterfully told without an ounce of filmmaking flash and with an unflinching commitment to realism.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    Likely to exceed expectations.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    The film doesn't have anything but bad news for Spacey fans anxious for the actor to break a stinky streak.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    Ultimately, The Strangers does succeed in the sense that it offers a riveting, vastly credible enactment of everyone's worst nightmare.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rick Kisonak
    Post-personality switch, the picture does come to life somewhat but proves a one trick pony.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Rick Kisonak
    Details like period fashion and album covers are handled flawlessly. It's the big stuff that falls short of the standard set by this troupe. A Mighty Wind is good for an occasional laugh but you're not likely to be blown away.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    This is shtick that’s minimally a generation past its expiration date.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Burgundy and Carell's Brick Tamland, by himself, would be worth the price of admission.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    It may not feature the funniest performances Stiller, Walken and Black have ever given but, these three guys giving performances just this funny is enough to make Envy a movie you'll end up kicking yourself for missing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    While it fails to shed significant new light on its subject, Gibson's film and the all-Jesus-all-the-time attention from the media it's attracted do tell us something somewhat disconcerting about the state of American culture: That the way to make a religion based on love and forgiveness relevant today is to turn it into violent entertainment.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Rick Kisonak
    The final act is all but guaranteed to astonish and satisfy. See this movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Serves up heaping helpings of everything fans loved about the first.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Rick Kisonak
    Elf
    While the picture doesn't rise to the level of instant holiday classic, younger members of the audience are guaranteed to get a Christmas kick out of it. If disappointment awaits, it awaits Ferrell's older fans.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Rick Kisonak
    Fascinating and heartbreaking film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Rick Kisonak
    Watching the American nightmare of Must Read After My Death play out, it's impossible not to be both horrified and powerfully moved. Impossible as well not to feel profound admiration for the artfulness with which Dews has pieced these archival cries for help into a singular creation anyone who appreciates first rate filmmaking absolutely must see.

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