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 , TheFilmJournal.com (Ohio)
Total Reviews:
215

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
9% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " A Haunted House 2 is not a movie. It is a nervous breakdown." — Vulture
Posted Apr 18, 2014
18% 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." — Vulture
Posted Apr 18, 2014
100% Manakamana (2014) " As a theatrical experience, Manakamana is spellbinding. But it's a complex spell ..." — Vulture
Posted Apr 17, 2014
49% Hateship Loveship (2014) " What's supposed to be guileless and unformed starts to feel like shtick." — 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 ..." — Vulture
Posted Apr 10, 2014
87% 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." — Vulture
Posted Apr 4, 2014
59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Dom Hemingway is an uneven movie, to be sure ... but it's still hard to resist." — Vulture
Posted Apr 4, 2014
22% Sabotage (2014) " Sabotage starts off as a fun, nasty, occasionally surprising little piece of genre filmmaking. But it gradually loses the thread." — 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." — Vulture
Posted Mar 28, 2014
84% Cheap Thrills (2014) " If Cheap Thrills ultimately does carry us along, it's due largely to Healy's performance and presence." — Vulture
Posted Mar 28, 2014
80% 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 ..." — 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." — 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." — 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." — 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." — 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." — Vulture
Posted Mar 14, 2014
63% Bad Words (2014) " The film is at its best when it's hovering aimlessly without any apparent purpose in the world of this embittered, misanthropic little man." — Vulture
Posted Mar 14, 2014
23% Need For Speed (2014) " Stupidity and incompetence are two very different things, and this movie isn't smart enough to be as stupid as it wants." — Vulture
Posted Mar 13, 2014
92% Journey To The West (2014) " Journey to the West works so well because Chow has a flair for grand comic-action set pieces, and his imagination seems to actually draw energy from these rapid-fire tonal shifts." — Vulture
Posted Mar 7, 2014
42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Don't be surprised if, two weeks from now, you forget it ever existed." — Vulture
Posted Mar 7, 2014
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Mr. Peabody & Sherman is slight, but it's exceedingly charming, making good use of a talented voice cast that includes Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Mel Brooks as Freud, and Stanley Tucci as Leonardo Da Vinci." — Vulture
Posted Mar 6, 2014
10% The Bag Man (2014) " Really, it gives us relatively little, and asks for way too much." — Vulture
Posted Feb 28, 2014
22% Son Of God (2014) " The target evangelical audience may well respond enthusiastically, but, unless your own salvation is riding on it, the film is mostly a slog." — Vulture
Posted Feb 28, 2014
48% Stalingrad (2014) " If you thought Saving Private Ryan needed to be more like 300, then Stalingrad is the movie for you." — Vulture
Posted Feb 28, 2014
33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " A comic-tragic-sentimental genre hodgepodge that wants to make you feel all the feelings amid all that action spectacle. It doesn't entirely deliver, but at times you can't help but admire its strangeness." — Vulture
Posted Feb 21, 2014
25% Pompeii (2014) " More fun than any civilization's fiery extinction should ever be, Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii 3-D is gloriously exciting kitsch - a poor man's Titanic crossed with an even poorer man's Gladiator." — Vulture
Posted Feb 21, 2014
69% About Last Night (2014) " The resulting film won't help you understand men or women any better, but it will make you laugh. And we all know that's the quickest way to the heart." — Vulture
Posted Feb 14, 2014
96% The Lego Movie (2014) " I'm probably overselling it, but at one point during The LEGO Movie, I found myself thinking, "This is it. This is the one. This is the film that our entire shared experience of pop culture has been building towards."" — Vulture
Posted Feb 6, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Only a sociopath would behave this carelessly, and as such, That Awkward Moment makes for an interesting study in abnormal criminal behavior." — Vulture
Posted Jan 31, 2014
56% At Middleton (2014) " At Middleton is a modest movie with modest aims, but at times it feels like a small miracle." — Vulture
Posted Jan 31, 2014
68% Visitors (2014) " Visitors is far from the master's best film, but I know I'll be haunted by it for a while." — Vulture
Posted Jan 24, 2014
22% Gimme Shelter (2014) " The kind of film that outfits a potentially compelling story with politically convenient signposts - not understanding that sometimes, getting out of the way of a good tale is the best kind of polemical strategy." — Vulture
Posted Jan 24, 2014
95% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " So much of this beguiling film's beauty is in how it sneaks up on you, the way genre elements quietly insinuate their way into the story." — Vulture
Posted Jan 24, 2014
11% The Nut Job (2014) " The Nut Job is a delightfully goofy slapstick cartoon with a surprisingly dark heart." — Vulture
Posted Jan 17, 2014
18% Ride Along (2014) " An Ice Cube and Kevin Hart comedy that will probably be in a Rite-Aid discount bin in about six months." — Vulture
Posted Jan 17, 2014
93% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " The directors stay close on their characters and let scenes play out in handheld long takes, so that the miseries inflicted never feel distant or clinical, but immediate." — Vulture
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " Everybody seems to have been cast based on their ability to either stare blankly, or to scream, often at the heavens." — Vulture
Posted Jan 10, 2014
55% The Best Offer (2014) " Part of the pleasure in watching The Best Offer is the elegant, unassumingly suspenseful way it unfolds." — Vulture
Posted Jan 3, 2014
39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " Does anybody really find this crap scary anymore?" — Vulture
Posted Jan 3, 2014
13% 47 Ronin (2013) " Believe it or not, for all its additions, it's too respectful. You want it to be funnier, crazier." — Vulture
Posted Dec 26, 2013
30% Grudge Match (2013) " The result is maybe more interesting than we might have expected, but it's not particularly funny." — Vulture
Posted Dec 24, 2013
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Exquisitely produced, immaculately acted, and thoroughly uninvolving, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a perfect nothing of a movie." — Vulture
Posted Dec 24, 2013
97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " The Selfish Giant never feels predictable. Credit the remarkable young actors, as well as Barnard's observant style: Every moment in this film is alive with possibility, with the chance that everything will go haywire in a new way." — Vulture
Posted Dec 20, 2013
25% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " You'd think it'd be hard to screw up a movie about dinosaurs, and yet Hollywood keeps doing so." — Vulture
Posted Dec 20, 2013
61% Hours (2013) " While uneven, the film is uniquely involving - right down to a final shot that will break your heart into a million pieces." — Vulture
Posted Dec 13, 2013
57% Some Velvet Morning (2013) " This smallest of films marks a welcome return to the world of interpersonal miniature for the writer-director. I hope he stays here a while." — Vulture
Posted Dec 13, 2013
19% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013) " I don't know, maybe it worked as theater. Onscreen, it's torture." — Vulture
Posted Dec 13, 2013
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Everything is better this time around, but you still can't help but notice all the filler, the clumsy exposition, and graceless myth-making." — Vulture
Posted Dec 11, 2013
89% White Reindeer (2013) " The White Reindeer is a deliberately awkward little movie, and it's a hard one to shake." — Vulture
Posted Dec 6, 2013
88% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Do we even want to see a movie arguing that the work of one of the greatest artists of all time could be re-created by a dude with some mirrors and no actual ability to paint? I'm not sure. But Tim's Vermeer has more on its mind than that." — Vulture
Posted Dec 6, 2013
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