Bilge Ebiri

Bilge Ebiri

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Bilge Ebiri's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Citysearch, Entertainment Weekly, IFC.com, New York Magazine/Vulture

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% Best Of Enemies (2015) "Best of Enemies leaves you with an overwhelming sense of despair. It's not just a great documentary, it's a vital one. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 2, 2015
23% Vacation (2015) "Vacation is lazy, idiotic, and gross - and I laughed my ass off at it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 30, 2015
56% Paper Towns (2015) "It's the rare movie that can sacrifice the clean lines of fantasy and melodrama for the messiness of ordinary life - that neither burnishes nor condemns the up-down turmoil of the teenage soul, but rather lets it be. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 24, 2015
18% Pixels (2015) "It's hard not to look at Pixels and feel like Sandler & Co. missed a huge opportunity here. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 22, 2015
87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "It's a gripping little tale, to be sure, but it's more than that. Somewhere in its tangle of timelines, false starts, and red herrings is a great truth about the unsolvable mystery of the human soul. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 19, 2015
86% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "It is remarkable ... that The Stanford Prison Experiment works as well as it does, and for as long as it does. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 19, 2015
51% Boulevard (2015) "Boulevard is a sad, hesitant little movie about a sad, hesitant little man. That may be a far cry from the Robin Williams roles we knew and loved, but it's not a bad one on which to go out. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 12, 2015
20% Self/less (2015) "What starts out as an interesting exploration of identity soon gives way to the uninspired, generic action flick we had feared it always was. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 12, 2015
76% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "This isn't a nuanced, sober work. It's a film that stacks the deck ideologically, but does so with such energy and freewheeling charm that you roll with it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 4, 2015
62% Jackie & Ryan (2015) "The film feels like an uncomfortable hodgepodge of styles and tones - gritty and realistic when it's following Ryan, awkwardly staged when it's following Jackie. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 4, 2015
51% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "Escobar: Paradise Lost, as promising as it often is, feels like two barely connected half-movies. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 26, 2015
85% Glass Chin (2015) "Story-wise, nothing in Glass Chin will surprise you. But stylistically, the film's got something cool going on. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 26, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "The trouble is, lazy, opportunistic writing can be distracting in its own way, and there's way too much of it in Ted 2 to fully ignore. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 25, 2015
46% Manglehorn (2015) "There's a powerful austerity to Manglehorn the man's tale that Manglehorn the film itself - well-acted and touching though it often is - doesn't quite match. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 20, 2015
82% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Infinitely Polar Bear is a good example of how a film that looks on paper like a mess of indie clichés can be redeemed by fantastic performances...even if, ultimately, it remains a mess of indie clichés. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 20, 2015
37% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "The film does occasionally show a pulse when it tries to re-imagine the life of the victim - when it turns the tables on the mystery and tries to become a film about love and life, instead of doom and death. But it's too little, too late, and too lame. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 20, 2015
89% Dope (2015) "It's a remorselessly entertaining, Frankenstein's monster of pop-culture borrowings and appropriations. So much so that it becomes very much its own thing. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 19, 2015
86% The Tribe (2015) "It toys with our pity, then it toys with our outrage, then it toys with our identification. Before we know it, we've been sucked into its wicked, all-too-human drama. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 18, 2015
43% Madame Bovary (2015) "For all the talk of romance, this is a Madame Bovary that's grounded in the real - in the sounds and colors of Emma's world, in its material limitations and splendors. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 13, 2015
48% Live From New York! (2015) "It's too cursory, too frivolous to make a case for the show's importance as an American institution, even though it insists on it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 12, 2015
91% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "For all the despair and horror on display in A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, you walk out of it as if on a cloud, light and hopeful. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 7, 2015
61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "Hungry Hearts is a troubled, troubling movie. The unrest it creates looms long after the end credits have rolled. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 5, 2015
60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "You sort of want to give the movie a pass. But given its distinguished forebears, Insidious: Chapter 3 doesn't quite live up to expectations. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 5, 2015
32% Entourage (2015) "It's a bro-mage to itself. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 4, 2015
54% Gemma Bovery (2015) "After a while, the film feels more like a cute conceit that hasn't really been developed further. It's intriguing, and very well-acted, but empty. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 29, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "It comes at us in choppy bursts of brilliance and dopiness. That is at once its great charm and its great curse. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 29, 2015
100% Tu Dors Nicole (2015) "Lafleur's film is a quiet trifle that sneaks up on you, like a pleasant dream you might have and then gradually forget. Its very slightness is its greatest weapon. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 29, 2015
14% Aloft (2015) "Aloft is ultimately a movie about our need to keep moving and searching. And at times, it's quite a lovely one. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 22, 2015
18% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "About halfway through the film, I realized I would be way more interested in a film about the making of Human Centipede 3 than I was in Human Centipede 3. But I don't want to give Six any ideas. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 22, 2015
89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "When Marnie Was There may start off a bit awkwardly, but it'll have you bathing in your own tears by the time it's over. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 22, 2015
33% Poltergeist (2015) "This new Poltergeist isn't anything special ... But it's not a travesty, and that feels like cause for brief celebration. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 22, 2015
94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "There are three reasons to see I'll See You in My Dreams. Blythe Danner is Reason No. 1. She also happens to be Reasons Nos. 2 and 3. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 20, 2015
8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "You could easily imagine these two in a sharper, edgier comedy. Maybe, if Hot Pursuit is a hit, the filmmakers can take a mulligan and reunite them for a faster, funnier sequel. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 8, 2015
43% The D Train (2015) "The last act of The D Train becomes a hilarious, deeply weird, and ultimately touching medley of delusion, humiliation, and friendship. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 8, 2015
79% Far from Men (2015) "What makes it work is the solemn efficiency of director David Oelhoffen's storytelling and the quiet intensity of the two leads: The rough tenderness of Mortensen's gaze plays off well against Kateb's conflicted demeanor. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 1, 2015
70% Welcome to Me (2015) "I'm not even sure it can be called a movie; it feels like a setup and a character in search of a story. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 1, 2015
63% The Water Diviner (2015) "It's clear that Russell Crowe has poured his heart and soul into the historical romance The Water Diviner, his first feature as a director. If only the film were better. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 24, 2015
54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "The Age of Adaline has a fundamental weakness: The tepid romance is supposed to structure everything else, so the film feels disjointed - a series of good, sometimes even great scenes in search of an organizing principle. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 24, 2015
94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "This may be an unabashed, Disneyfied version of nature. But it's also fun, touching, and expertly assembled. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 17, 2015
66% The Dead Lands (2015) "It feels like a typical action movie that's been sawed off and sanded down - its blunt edges sharpened, its soft center drained out. It's not particularly original, but it is mean, relentless, and bracing. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 17, 2015
6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "Nobody was expecting much from Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, but did it have to be this unimaginative and lifeless? " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 17, 2015
97% Black Souls (2015) "It may not quite have the explosive charm of some of the classics, but Black Souls is an elegant, unsettling addition to the gangster-movie canon. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 12, 2015
31% The Longest Ride (2015) "Look, it's easy to laugh at this stuff - that's part of the game, in fact. To buy into these movies, you have to buy into the silliness. But The Longest Ride, for all its ridiculousness, comes by its emotions honestly. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 10, 2015
9% Kill Me Three Times (2015) "How do you cast Simon Pegg in a movie and then do virtually nothing with him? " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 10, 2015
81% Ned Rifle (2015) "The movie doesn't exactly go anywhere. Or rather, it dithers around, and then, just as things start to get interesting, it ends. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 5, 2015
42% Effie Gray (2015) "Fanning's controlled presence is ideal for a tale of Victorian repression. But as the film becomes one of quiet liberation, it needs more than her cool reserve. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 5, 2015
87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "For all the Who's flamboyance and rock-god excess, the more fascinating story behind them may well have been that of Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 3, 2015
74% Welcome To New York (2015) "This is not the kind of material for a stately biopic or a political drama. This is nasty, strange business - perfect for Ferrara, whose work often hovers between art and exploitation, between angst and sleaze. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 28, 2015
96% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "Given this fractured-three-ways perspective, it's surprising how smoothly The Salt of the Earth moves, how gracefully it switches back and forth between the personal and the objective. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 27, 2015
45% Home (2015) "A surprisingly moving tale of friendship and family, dressed up as an adorably frivolous sci-fi comedy. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 27, 2015
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