Bob Longino

Bob Longino

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Total Reviews:
215

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
A 87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) " [A] creepy tale of witchcraft, murders and ghost sightings." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 18, 2008
D 0% One Missed Call (2008) " One big miss of a horror movie." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 18, 2008
B- 79% Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (2007) " Moviegoers might initially find the inside peek into a media book tour fascinating. But the tedium of trekking from hotel to car to interview and back to a waiting limo can wear down one's resolve." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 24, 2007
C 56% Randy and the Mob (2007) " It's a film brimming with individual scenes featuring nice visual touches about the South and comforting down-home dialogue spiced with a healthy twinge of sarcasm. Too bad the movie never completely gels." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2007
C+ 90% The Simpsons Movie (2007) " The Simpsons Movie isn't anything special and certainly not the creative spark necessary to jump-start what for years has been a sagging show." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 26, 2007
B- 79% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) " The movie is at times brilliant with a powerhouse performance by Imelda Staunton." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 9, 2007
B 57% Transformers (2007) " Great special effects + Shia LaBeouf - flimsy story = lotsa fun." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 2, 2007
B- 81% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) " It's loud, yippee-ki-yay explosive, mostly watchable and, unfortunately, almost entirely forgettable after its final bang." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 26, 2007
C- 23% Evan Almighty (2007) " When the film ultimately does deliver on the threat of a flood, there's not much to think other than that the special effects are adequate and that Carell's movie is one big washout." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 21, 2007
B- 37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) " Silver Surfer is watchable. But make no mistake. It's for younger filmgoers." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 14, 2007
C+ 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) " Ultimately, if you give yourself up to its manufactured charm, it all becomes comfortingly familiar." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 7, 2007
A- 91% Knocked Up (2007) " More than just laugh-out-loud funny. It's the relationship comedy of the summer and likely the best boy-meets-girl movie of the year." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 31, 2007
B 60% 300 (2007) " Call 300 the New Age sword-and-sandal epic -- a Hercules movie for the computer age." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 8, 2007
C+ 89% Zodiac (2007) " Staying true to its real-life scenario, the film gets mired in the inevitable red tape of police investigations, [and it] switches focus enough times to make you think it's three movies instead of one." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 1, 2007
C+ 26% Daddy's Little Girls (2007) " Tyler Perry likes preaching to the choir." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 14, 2007
B+ 65% Off the Black (2006) " A modest drama fueled by Nick Nolte's gutsy lead performance as a disheveled 57-year-old junkyard proprietor who's been as flattened by life as the rusty old cars he crushes." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 1, 2007
A- 96% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) " Pan's Labyrinth is del Toro's home run. He's delivered a film full of power, beauty, horror and, ultimately, sadness." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 18, 2007
C+ 38% The Nativity Story (2006) " The proceedings come across as quite a bit less than the greatest story every told." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 30, 2006
B- 17% Turistas (Paradise Lost) (2006) " Give Turistas, the edgy, unnerving, graphically violent South American vacation movie full of sex-hungry young adults and horror, credit for knowing full well not only what kind of entertainment it is, but for delivering the goods." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 30, 2006
B- 83% Come Early Morning (2006) " A mostly watchable, somewhat satisfying drama." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 9, 2006
B+ 80% Little Children (2006) " Complicated, involving and just plain smart, Children is the kind of movie that worms its way back into your head days after you've seen it." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 19, 2006
B 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) " Flags is classic Eastwood, filmed with weighty purpose and, often, skilled precision." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 19, 2006
B+ 76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) " Populated with actors who know their characters so intimately they seem to spring to life from the screen." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 12, 2006
C+ 20% Employee of the Month (2006) " Before Employee of the Month shoots itself in the foot with an immensely lame finale, the film does cash in with a few comedic bright spots." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 5, 2006
D 37% The Guardian (2006) " This is a silly movie made of taped-together Hollywood hokum, the kind where you just know the pitch was something like, 'It's Top Gun meets An Officer and a Gentleman in The Perfect Storm.'" — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 28, 2006
A- 90% Half Nelson (2006) " For a solid 107 minutes, Gosling shapes his character into a flesh-and-blood tone poem." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
C+ 73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) " As purported, if Jet Li's final Chinese martial arts movie is indeed Jet Li's Fearless, the talented fist-and-foot pounder would have made more impact if he had ended things sooner." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
B 63% Jackass: Number Two (2006) " Be forewarned, when you're not laughing out loud you could well be trying hard not to lose your lunch." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
B- 69% Hollywoodland (2006) " We could say, Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. But that just conjures up memories of the kind of mystery movie Hollywoodland only wishes it could be." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 7, 2006
B- 17% Jailbait (2004) " Disturbing and affecting." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B+ 87% The Motel (2005) " There is honesty and integrity in the filmmaking and the performances, which make The Motel among the best character studies of the year." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B- 73% The Great New Wonderful (2006) " Not all the little stories and vignettes work (some seem almost pointless), but most of the performances, especially a haughty luncheon under a veil of politeness with Gyllenhaal and Falco, are spot on, involving and revealing." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B- 68% Snakes on a Plane (2006) " Call me. I'll see it again with you this weekend." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 18, 2006
C- 19% Step Up (2006) " Step Up is so predictable, so remarkably so, you might wonder how such a movie got made." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 10, 2006
B+ 74% Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) " ... as brutal as it is beautiful." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 6, 2006
C 47% Miami Vice (2006) " Miami Vice is a dark, grainy and heavy drama and so super-serious and smoky thick it could be called Miasma Vice." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 27, 2006
C+ 12% Little Man (2006) " Some verbal jokes simply don't work, and Darryl's persistent I-wanna-be-a-daddy musings are more insipid than inspiring. But some of the physical comedy scores." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 13, 2006
A- 86% The Heart of the Game (2005) " Most certainly, it will make you root for the Roughriders on and off the court." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 6, 2006
B- 95% Wordplay (2006) " Dramatic, especially for those moviegoers who tax their brains working crosswords." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 22, 2006
C+ 27% The Omen (2006) " The last Damien is young actor Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. He lowers his head, hardens his face and glares. Big woo. The movie's dogs do a better job of looking sinister." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 6, 2006
B- 80% District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006) " B13 is watchable and, sometimes, quite invigorating. But only when it's getting its adrenaline rush from its stampeding macho duo." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 1, 2006
D+ 52% Down in the Valley (2005) " Jacobson's story goes haywire." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 25, 2006
B- 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) " It's like Abrams understands the public perception of Cruise's kooky celebrity. So why not embrace it." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 4, 2006
A- 91% United 93 (2006) " It easily ranks as the best movie so far this year." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 27, 2006
C 36% Preaching to the Choir (2005) " One just wishes that with the word 'choir' in the title, there would be a lot more top-drawer gospel singing." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 20, 2006
B 60% Lonesome Jim (2006) " A slight, but amusing and occasionally touching, dark comedy about depression and dysfunction that percolates with indie film hipness." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 20, 2006
C- 62% ATL (2006) " ATL is not interesting. Nor compelling. Nor lively. Nor always comprehensible." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 30, 2006
C- 26% The Zodiac (2006) " Boring when it should be gripping." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 16, 2006
C 50% The Hills Have Eyes (2006) " The story is more focused on a kind of meat-market smorgasbord mixed with political the-government-did-this-to-us overtones. It doesn't really work." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 9, 2006
B 58% Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) (2006) " Clarity may be lost, but rare is the movie that grabs viewers by their throats and never lets go. Bekmambetov's Night Watch is one of the grabbers." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 2, 2006
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