Bilge Ebiri

Bilge Ebiri

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% 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
0% 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
95% 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
29% 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
92% 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
73% 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
94% 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
47% 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
29% Get Hard (2015) "It feels like a bunch of off-color jokes the filmmakers have been trying to tell for years, and they've crammed them all into one film - with tiresome results. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 27, 2015
6% Accidental Love (2015) "Accidental Love is an utter mess, which is understandable given its troubled provenance. It's also fascinating. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 20, 2015
85% Backcountry (2015) "It's beautifully tense and well-acted - the kind of modest genre picture we don't see enough of these days. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 20, 2015
90% Jauja (2015) "I never once doubted that I was in the hands of a master filmmaker. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 20, 2015
9% The Cobbler (2015) "Throughout The Cobbler, Sandler himself seems more invested than he's been for a long time. But the rest of this ghastly movie lets him down. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 13, 2015
73% 3 Hearts (2015) "A romantic drama with the sensibility of a thriller, Benoît Jacquot's 3 Hearts is a good example of how a talented director and cast can elevate the most tired of concepts. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 13, 2015
96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "The cult is right to be scared. Going Clear is spectacular stuff. Literally. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 13, 2015
40% Two Men in Town (2015) "It'll be easy for some to dismiss this as a familiar story told all too coolly, but look closer and you'll see it has a raging heart. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 8, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Chances are, if you liked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, you'll like the second best one as well. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 6, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) "There's plenty to like in Unfinished Business, even though viewers expecting the debauchery of a Wedding Crashers will likely leave disappointed. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 6, 2015
67% The Salvation (2015) "The Salvation is visually beautiful, morally down and dirty, and simplistic. But it's marked by two haunted, quiet performances from stars Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green, who make [an] otherwise predictable slog worthwhile. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 27, 2015
14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "A grimy, dopey, confused thriller that wastes a very likable cast. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 27, 2015
97% '71 (2015) "'71 doesn't always work, but when it does, it's a blistering, gripping tale of a boy lost in a war gone horribly wrong. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 27, 2015
14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is so bad it might make you question your allegiance to the original Hot Tub Time Machine. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 23, 2015
79% McFarland USA (2015) "Here's a movie that should be disposable at best, and racially condescending at worst, and yet it sticks with you. It comes by its emotions honestly and wins you over. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 21, 2015
71% The DUFF (2015) "Why is it so wonderful? Because wit and charm matter, and The DUFF has a good deal of both. The cast will be stars, the gags will be immortal, and you'll still be watching this movie years from now. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 20, 2015
35% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is a mess, but it's the kind of mess only one of our greatest filmmakers could make. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 13, 2015
86% Results (2015) "Results feels so free-form, so liberated from the shackles of genre, that it becomes its own wonderfully alive and unpredictable thing. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 13, 2015
64% The Rewrite (2015) "The Rewrite wants to be a film about the messiness of life but it only has Hollywood clichés to work with. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 13, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Kingsman is not a film for gentlemen. It's for us, the great unwashed, bloodthirsty audience. It's an immaculately engineered, laugh-out-loud appeal to our own depravity. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 13, 2015
72% The Voices (2015) "It's the most likable Ryan Reynolds has been in a film in, well, forever, basically. He's not necessarily good, mind you. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 7, 2015
13% Seventh Son (2015) "A strange movie that manages to be both ridiculous and bland, its chief point of interest is the spectacle of a great actor caught in career decline. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 6, 2015
37% Black or White (2015) "Black or White isn't so much an offensive movie as it is a pointless one. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 31, 2015
100% James White "The world it presents seems at times so slippery and uncertain that being lost seems like the only natural response. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% Slow West (2015) "An absurdist, melancholy coming-of-age tale that jumps from odd comedy to striking violence to stirring reflection. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 30, 2015
18% Strange Magic (2015) "Strange Magic isn't very magical, but it sure is strange. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 23, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) "Paddington is absolutely, positively delightful. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 19, 2015
28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "A mostly disposable, occasionally quite funny bromance distinguished at times by its earnestness. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 16, 2015
9% Taken 3 (2015) "The concept is lame, and the execution is lame, too. The more the film advances, the less we care about the plot - or anything that happens to anybody, really. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 9, 2015
100% Li'l Quinquin (2015) "We may find ourselves both frustrated and riveted. Something tells me Bruno Dumont wouldn't want it any other way. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 5, 2015
90% The Guest (2014) "It's not a particularly brilliant conceit, but, not unlike Stevens's beautifully one-note performance, it's evocative nevertheless -- lending the whole movie an aura of pop inevitability, turning its blunt predictability into something of a virtue. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 5, 2015
21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "It's a dour, drab, dark movie, enlivened by some moderately effective chills in the first half but ultimately undone by its downbeat aimlessness. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 2, 2015
46% The Gambler (2014) "As The Gambler becomes less about its protagonist's dashed intellectualism and more about the gathering danger of his predicament, the film gains power. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 27, 2014
99% Leviathan (2014) "Filled with a desolate beauty. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 24, 2014
50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "It's all dumb, but fun. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 22, 2014
60% Goodbye to All That (2014) "The film's tone remains playful -- there are even some broad, laugh-out-loud moments involving a sex toy -- but poignant little moments sneak in, hinting at darker, more troubling themes. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 19, 2014
61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "This third installment of The Hobbit trilogy is allegedly the shortest of all of Peter Jackson's Tolkien films, but my theater must have been orbiting a black hole because I could swear it swallowed up 20 years of my life. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 17, 2014
28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Exodus: Gods and Kings is as uneven as Ridley Scott's career; at times, it seems to be a journey through the director's greatest strengths and weaknesses. The good news is that his strengths eventually win out ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 12, 2014
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