For 117 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ron Wells' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Kid Stays in the Picture
Lowest review score: 10 Wild Wild West
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 117
  2. Negative: 19 out of 117
117 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Ron Wells
    I completely dreaded sitting through this movie...Two-hour purgatory.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ron Wells
    The audience will respond better to ENTERTAINMENT than a club to the head.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Overall, it's good, not great.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Ron Wells
    Aside from the pesky problems of tone and lazy writing, the whole move is a little choppy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    Hey, I'm not saying it's bad. It's kind of entertaining, what I can recall of it after two days. It's, uh, okay. Just okay, though.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 10 Ron Wells
    This masterpiece started out at around three stars, but after the credits, it just got sillier and more lurid.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Ron Wells
    The best thing about a movie like this is I never have to see it again.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Wells
    Over all, the short stories never gel together or create a unified whole.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    It looks like Williamson threw five old scripts in the air and Rodriguez shot the first 90 pages he picked up. I'd like a little more meat on my burger because all I can taste is the cheese.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    A great film and an important one.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    This is a story about purgatory, though it goes by the name Camp Pendleton.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ron Wells
    At least the studio hired enough likable scene-stealing actors and comedians to carry the bloated carcass of this film over the course of two hours.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    Not too far below the gloss you can still feel director Denis Villeneuve's beating heart and the fondness he has for his characters. Because he does, you and I can too.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    The final result becomes a search not for a knight in shining armor, but one of acceptance for one's own identity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ron Wells
    If distinctly uneven CGI, minimal originality and overly convenient plot devices turn you off, this may not be your film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    Of all the teen films released this year, this one is, by far, the best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    Thornton's Jacob initially comes across as the love child of Elmer Fudd and Butthead, but ends up as the best role he's ever had.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Wells
    The fourth best virtual reality film of 1999. The best is "The Matrix". The second best is "eXistenZ". The third best, well, there's got to be something better than this.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Ron Wells
    It's a little frightening to watch Hawn be "bubbly" at her age.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Ron Wells
    This is not light-hearted entertainment. Be prepared to think. Uncle Dave will take you someplace new.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Ron Wells
    I don't want to say any more about the plot, it's just too much sick fun.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ron Wells
    If you love KISS, you'll probably see this movie anyway. If you don't, there's no point.

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