Bob Grimm

Bob Grimm

"I think it was in Ebert's "North" review where he said "I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie." That was a beautiful thing. You're gonna need a bigger boat-Roy Scheider in Jaws Where is Pancakes House? Peter Stormare in Fargo That's me...I'm me! Michael Rappaport in True Romance Look to me...I'll show you the life of the mind! John Goodman in Barton Fink"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Biography:
Grew up in New York, moved to Reno in 1992, and can't believe I still live here. Been writing reviews since 1989.
Favorites:
Some of my favorite movies are Jaws, Barton Fink, Taxi Driver, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. My favorite 2006 film was The Fountain.
Publications:
Las Vegas CityLife , Las Vegas Mercury , Reno News and Review , Sacramento News & Review , Tucson Weekly
Critics' Group:
Las Vegas Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
614
Total QuickRatings:
202
Location:
Reno, Nevada, home of the frightening pedestrian.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4.75/5 91% Frank (2014) " Syd Barrett...this one's for you. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Aug 27, 2014
4.5/5 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Gives the summer a nice adrenaline shot." — Reno News and Review
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4.5/5 97% Life Itself (2014) " A stunningly good documentary. I still can't believe Siskel and Ebert are gone. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2014
1/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " A movie so mind blowing and awesome, I forgot my own name while watching it. It provides joy on levels that will never be cinematically topped and...oh, wait a minute, I'm sorry. It actually really, really sucks. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3.75/5 84% Coherence (2014) " A well done, messed up little movie that screws with your head in a good way." — Tucson Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2014
4/5 69% They Came Together (2014) " When I think of the great comedic directors currently working in cinema, David Wain tops my list. Another big laugher from a very funny guy. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2014
4.25/5 86% Cold in July (2014) " This one deserves a bigger release than the one it is getting. Destined to be one of the year's better acted films. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted May 29, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " That Singer fellow sure can make an X-Men movie. " — Reno News and Review
Posted May 29, 2014
3.75/5 73% Godzilla (2014) " It cracks me up to hear people complaining about the dramatic depth of the human characters. THIS IS A GODZILLA MOVIE...AND IT RULES!!!" — Reno News and Review
Posted May 29, 2014
2/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " We have now gotten three bad Spider-Man films in a row. " — Reno News and Review
Posted May 8, 2014
1/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " Depp used to be the most reliable actor in Hollywood. Not anymore. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Apr 26, 2014
4/5 88% Alan Partridge (2014) " Coogan is on fire in this movie. Consistently, brilliantly funny." — Tucson Weekly
Posted Apr 26, 2014
3.75/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " I'm afraid of Robert Redford. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Apr 13, 2014
4.25/5 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " A surprisingly different and funny take on life on the road with your little brother. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4/5 77% Noah (2014) " This movie is totally nuts!" — Reno News and Review
Posted Apr 3, 2014
1/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " I have found something to like in all of Von Trier's films...except this one. I don't really like anything in this movie. It's lazy, boring, pretentious filmmaking at its worst. I hope Part II validates the painful slog of Part 1. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2014
2/5 42% The Face of Love (2014) " This movie has a major identity crisis going on. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Mar 27, 2014
1/5 41% Divergent (2014) " I go sleep now. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2.75/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) " A stupid movie that winds up being kind of fun." — Reno News and Review
Posted Mar 6, 2014
1/5 29% Pompeii (2014) " Oh...whatever." — Reno News and Review
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 91% Omar (2014) " A well done, captivating thriller. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2.75/5 48% RoboCop (2014) " It won't tick off the original Robocop loyalists, and might even impress a few of them." — Reno News and Review
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3.5/5 87% A Field in England (2014) " This is one nutty movie. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Feb 14, 2014
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " This film contains the best Batman theme song...ever." — Reno News and Review
Posted Feb 13, 2014
1.25/5 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Nope. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 86% Run & Jump (2014) " I'm really liking Will Forte's dramatic efforts. While on the subject of Will, I just want to say that his Potato Chip Thief sketch on SNL was brilliant. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Feb 6, 2014
1/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Stuff like this should not be allowed to happen. There should be laws protecting the innocent. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3.75/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " I'm a big fan of Felicity Jones, and this Fiennes guy sure knows how to direct. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 92% Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013) " A different kind of documentary for a different kind of guy." — Tucson Weekly
Posted Jan 16, 2014
4/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Makes Oliver Stone's Platoon look like a Night at the Museum movie. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Jan 8, 2014
4.75/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " I seriously love this movie. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Jan 2, 2014
1.5/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " I hate this bloated, spastic movie on so many levels. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Dec 20, 2013
4.75/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Get this movie into your face!" — Tucson Weekly
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.75/5 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) " As somber as it should be, featuring great work from Bale, Harrelson and Affleck. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Dec 15, 2013
3.5/5 86% Narco Cultura (2013) " Tubas, accordions and beheadings. Hmmm..." — Tucson Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2013
3.75/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " I hated the first one, but I really like this second one. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Nov 28, 2013
4/5 84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " A well made film about one messed up dude. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2013
3.5 71% The Motel Life (2013) " In case you weren't aware, Dorff is actually a great actor." — Tucson Weekly
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.75/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Not as fun as the original, but still pretty good. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2.25/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " This was an admirable attempt, but falls a bit short. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/5 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " I'm totally okay with Knoxville finding a way to be crazy without allowing large animals to run him over. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2/5 49% Carrie (2013) " It's time to stop remaking Carrie. " — Reno News and Review
Posted Oct 27, 2013
3.75/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " I liked it, even though Hanks has a crazy accent. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2013
4.75/5 97% Gravity (2013) " Totally glad I made the decision not to become an astronaut." — Tucson Weekly
Posted Oct 11, 2013
2.25/5 89% Rush (2013) " Without a doubt, one of the most overrated films of 2013." — Tucson Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " A good film with a shoddy ending that keeps it from being great. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2013
1.25/5 29% The Family (2013) " Why does stuff like this have to happen?" — Tucson Weekly
Posted Sep 20, 2013
1/5 2% Getaway (2013) " Hey...please don't do anything like this to us again. Thank you. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Sep 4, 2013
4.25/5 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " A solid return to form for David Gordon Green, and great stuff from Rudd and Hirsch. Also...stellar soundtrack." — Tucson Weekly
Posted Aug 29, 2013
1/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " Easily one of the year's worst films. " — Tucson Weekly
Posted Aug 22, 2013
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