Bilge Ebiri

Bilge Ebiri

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul , Citysearch , Entertainment Weekly , IFC.com , Nerve.com , New York Magazine/Vulture , TheFilmJournal.com (Ohio)
Total Reviews:
246

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
16% And So It Goes (2014) " We get little flashes of story beats, but then it's on to the next thing - never enough to make us really invested in what's happening to these people." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 25, 2014
61% Hercules (2014) " Hercules has no right to be as entertaining as it is." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 25, 2014
57% Mood Indigo (2014) " An elaborate, endless clown-car of whirligig contraptions and unreal images, with little bursts of romantic melancholy peeking out here and there." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 18, 2014
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " It is, in almost all respects, a better movie. It's still not particularly good, though." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 18, 2014
57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " The Purge: Anarchy is basically a slasher movie in which society is the deranged killer. It plays like it's already a grindhouse classic - dark, dirty, and disreputable." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 18, 2014
40% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Wish I Was Here, not unlike its predecessor Garden State, captures a certain generational drift. It just doesn't know what to do with it. So it beats the damned thing into the ground until it's dead." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 17, 2014
15% Rage (2014) " Cage may not always be easy on the eyes, but at his best, you can't turn away from him, because you never really know what he'll do next. But here, the actor plays it drab and dour." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 11, 2014
67% Me and You (2014) " Me and You has the reflection and patience of age, and the fleet-footed energy of youth." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 3, 2014
30% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " After a while, the film's grim, desolate settings come off not so much as a landscape of moral squalor (as in Se7en), but as a tedious attempt to add gravity to a thoroughly generic horror tale." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 2, 2014
49% Earth to Echo (2014) " Earth to Echo has just enough teen angst to toughen up its adorability and to temper its predictability. It's a simplistic movie, but there's a darkness to it." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 2, 2014
68% They Came Together (2014) " Wain's film is both a takedown and a tribute: As with his summer-camp-movie spoof Wet Hot American Summer, you walk away with a renewed love for the genre." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 27, 2014
85% Coherence (2014) " Coherence is a gentle film, but you walk away from it with your brain on fire." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 20, 2014
25% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " Think Like a Man, Too is mostly uninspired and insipid, but it rallies, and builds up enough comic steam by the end that you might find yourself amused." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 20, 2014
23% Third Person (2014) " It's not so much that Paul Haggis is a bad filmmaker but that his talents seem so unsuited to what he apparently wants to do." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 20, 2014
55% The Signal (2014) " You spend a lot of the movie confused, but the great big reveals of its finale don't feel very shocking at all." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 13, 2014
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " Despite its expanded, ambitious battle sequences, Dragon 2 is at its best when it quiets down and dares to be intimate." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 13, 2014
54% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " It's so dedicated to the odd textures of its world that it becomes something else - personal, abstract, and strangely honest." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 6, 2014
63% The Sacrament (2014) " The Sacrament may not be a good movie, but it has enough virtues - enough gripping, well-put-together moments - that it made me reconsider my opinion of West as a director." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 6, 2014
85% Borgman (2014) " You may find yourself chuckling at Borgman as much as you recoil at it. It's destined for cult status." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 6, 2014
63% Filth (2014) " I'm not sure I can recommend the movie, but this actor and this performance are something to behold." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 30, 2014
49% Maleficent (2014) " Jolie's commitment to the part is admirable: She gives this Maleficent a real emotional urgency. But the rest of the movie lets her down." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 30, 2014
11% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) " The film never quite manages to figure out what it's actually about." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 23, 2014
93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " This is a stirring and strange mix of history, memory, and fantasy." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 23, 2014
51% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) " Transporting, well acted, and occasionally powerful. It's also a rushed, maddening mess." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 18, 2014
75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " Chinese Puzzle isn't much of a story, but in leaning into and embracing its complications Klapisch is able to isolate little instances - exchanges, glances, fragments from which he can mine profundity." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 18, 2014
61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " Million Dollar Arm is cute, cloying, simplistic, borderline offensive ... and thoroughly effective." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 16, 2014
18% Moms' Night Out (2014) " If the concept of a moms' night out is premised on the notion that mothers can never get away for fear their families will collapse in their absence, then this movie cruelly confirms that fear." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 11, 2014
23% Devil's Knot (2014) " It's not a bad film, exactly, but it's a jumbled, uncertain one, and it never quite makes a compelling case for itself." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 9, 2014
88% Chef (2014) " Chef won't knock your socks off, but it believes in itself - and for Favreau, that's all that matters." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 9, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) " Zac Efron isn't the best or even the most surprising thing about Neighbors, but he is perhaps the most exciting." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 8, 2014
21% The Protector 2 (2014) " If you thought the higher profile might have prompted Jaa to up his game, prepare to be disappointed." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 2, 2014
83% Belle (2014) " Belle does have a clear moral compass, but it refuses easy answers and withholds easy judgments. As such, it feels profoundly human." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 2, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " The Quiet Ones is uninspired even by contemporary horror standards - which comes as a bit of a shock, given its pedigree." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 25, 2014
23% The Other Woman (2014) " You can't shake the feeling that in a just world, all these women - even Kate Upton - would have better material than this." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 25, 2014
8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " A Haunted House 2 is not a movie. It is a nervous breakdown." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 18, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " As a human tragedy of man and monster, of beauty and beast, it has just enough genuine pathos that you wish it were better." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 18, 2014
100% Manakamana (2014) " As a theatrical experience, Manakamana is spellbinding. But it's a complex spell ..." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 17, 2014
51% Hateship Loveship (2014) " What's supposed to be guileless and unformed starts to feel like shtick." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 14, 2014
52% Cuban Fury (2014) " Cuban Fury has a surprising amount of fun with these acknowledged clichés. At times, the movie has the energy of an Anchorman-style spoof ..." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 10, 2014
88% Alan Partridge (2014) " It's funny stuff, to be sure, but don't be surprised if you find yourself checking the time whenever the actual plot kicks in." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 4, 2014
58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Dom Hemingway is an uneven movie, to be sure ... but it's still hard to resist." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 4, 2014
20% Sabotage (2014) " Sabotage starts off as a fun, nasty, occasionally surprising little piece of genre filmmaking. But it gradually loses the thread." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 28, 2014
40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " Cesar Chavez makes for a fine history lesson, but as drama, it leaves something to be desired." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 28, 2014
88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " If Cheap Thrills ultimately does carry us along, it's due largely to Healy's performance and presence." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 28, 2014
79% The Raid 2 (2014) " You could say (and some will) that the gratuitousness of the violence in The Raid 2 is a problem. But it all functions as part of the surreal dance of death ..." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 27, 2014
99% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " Pavich is clearly in awe of Jodorowsky (who wouldn't be?), but he still treads a fine line between buying the director's notions of a spiritual quest at face value and soberly detailing said journey's particulars." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 23, 2014
83% Rob the Mob (2014) " A romance about two down-and-outers that reveals the workings of a whole citywide ecosystem of crime and punishment." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 21, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " The songs are catchy, the cameos are okay, and some of the jokes work fine. Set your expectations super-low, and you'll probably be fine." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 19, 2014
97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " It has things to say about the world, but it does so gracefully, without hitting you over the head with them." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 14, 2014
16% The Single Moms' Club (2014) " These are some great actresses, and with writer-director-producer Perry displaying some rare focus, you're intrigued at first by the possibility of watching them interact for a couple of hours. It doesn't last." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 14, 2014
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