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
17% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "A game, if ultimately futile, attempt to carry on a series whose greatest asset has departed. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 4, 2015
48% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "The lax, lame A Walk in the Woods is a road movie without a road, a journey of self-discovery without discovery, and a tale of friendship without any chemistry. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 3, 2015
98% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "It smartly uses its little moments of humiliation to open our eyes to a world of delicate, but deep, injustice. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 31, 2015
42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "It's all big, dumb, broad strokes, with plot points visible from miles away. But it works where it matters: The music is fantastic, and the film invests you in its central relationship. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 28, 2015
84% The Mend (2015) "Takes what could have easily been a mundane tale of brotherly dysfunction and turns it into something abstract and electrifying. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 24, 2015
39% She's Funny That Way (2015) "She's Funny That Way often displays an old-school generosity and polish, and at least one breakout performance - but just as often, its moments of inspiration are tempered by miscasting and shrill attempts at humor. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 24, 2015
97% Being Evel (2015) "There was a real darkness there - behind the American flags and the fringed jackets and the fireworks - and Being Evel, to its credit, isn't afraid to face it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 22, 2015
13% Sinister 2 (2015) "This sequel, as rough as it is, might be more worthwhile than its 2012 original. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 21, 2015
76% People Places Things (2015) "We know these characters are going through a lot, even if we don't always see it. And so, this short, ramshackle, shrinking movie manages to stick with you. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 19, 2015
79% Cop Car (2015) "There's something mythic about the story unfolding before us, but the film avoids self-importance. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 10, 2015
26% Dark Places (2015) "The mystery itself eventually becomes tiresome and shrug-worthy, even as the film breathlessly racks up the revelations. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 9, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) "The Gift starts out like so many other thrillers before it - with an attractive, well-to-do couple purchasing a big new house - and then beats its own, uniquely tense and twisted path from there. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 9, 2015
94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "The first thing to know about The Diary of a Teenage Girl is that young British actress Powley is staggeringly good in it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 9, 2015
99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "Plenty of bigger, more grown-up movies could learn a thing or two from its humanity. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 7, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) "There's a fundamental tonal dissonance at the heart of Fantastic Four. The awkward staging, cut-rate effects, and stilted dialogue might have worked alongside a fun, ridiculous story. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 6, 2015
94% 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
27% Vacation (2015) "Vacation is lazy, idiotic, and gross - and I laughed my ass off at it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 30, 2015
55% 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
17% 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
84% 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
52% 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
49% 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
80% 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
36% 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
87% 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
87% 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
49% 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
90% 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
52% 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
13% 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
17% 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
31% 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
44% 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
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