Bilge Ebiri

Bilge Ebiri

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% 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:
257

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
91% Frank (2014) " As playful as it is, Lenny Abrahamson's film is mostly a surprisingly earnest story about the compromises and conflicts of art, stardom, and mental illness." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 15, 2014
35% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Those first two movies look like Seven Samurai next to The Expendables 3, a sad, bad, parade of uninspired cameos and listless violence." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 15, 2014
31% The Giver (2014) " A movie that plays like a low-rent Logan's Run crossed with a UNICEF commercial." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 15, 2014
12% Let's Be Cops (2014) " Let's Be Cops has its moments, but it in no way distinguishes itself." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 14, 2014
41% Step Up: All In (2014) " Whatever the other flaws, the dancing itself rarely seems to disappoint in these movies." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 8, 2014
72% What If (2014) " I'll admit it: I fell hard for What If, even as I realized that in an alternate universe I may have wanted to punch all of these characters out." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 8, 2014
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " A moving piece of food porn, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a familiar tale enlivened by some sensitive, sincere touches." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 7, 2014
21% Into The Storm (2014) " Why is it that Hollywood finds it so hard to create a compelling story around weather disasters?" — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 7, 2014
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Your kids may not mind it, but it's more insistent than it is fun." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 7, 2014
77% Get On Up (2014) " Tate Taylor's film cares less about narrative clarity and more about portraying a life lived between the extremes of sin and grace, between the abject and the sublime. It's lively, stylized, and genuinely surprising." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 1, 2014
92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " The film seems content to be the class clown of the Marvel Universe, which is all well and good. But like most class clowns, sometimes you wish it would apply itself - because it seems capable of being so much more." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 31, 2014
17% 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
62% Hercules (2014) " Hercules has no right to be as entertaining as it is." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 25, 2014
62% 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
44% 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
58% 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
41% 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
69% 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
29% 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
69% 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
24% 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
54% 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
48% 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
10% 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
52% 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
20% 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
24% 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
50% Hateship Loveship (2014) " What's supposed to be guileless and unformed starts to feel like shtick." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 14, 2014
51% 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
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