Bob Longino

Bob Longino

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Total Reviews:
215

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 215
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
C+ 55% 16 Blocks (2006) " It goes from one implausible situation and hail of bullets to the next outlandish moment and more gunfire. There are also moments of extreme, flat dullness -- those generally being the moments when Def isn't talking." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 2, 2006
A- 85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) " Tommy Lee Jones' big-screen directorial debut might not be the easiest film to watch, but its payoff makes it one of the better trips to the movies of the past year." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 23, 2006
B 51% Manderlay (2006) " Von Trier may not be completely right, but he certainly isn't all wrong." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 16, 2006
C+ 19% Firewall (2006) " Firewall is one of those mildly entertaining family hostage movies with Harrison Ford as, of course, the good guy." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 9, 2006
C+ 82% The World's Fastest Indian (2005) " The infectious and sugary sweet motorcycle saga The World's Fastest Indian at times seems like the world's slowest movie." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 2, 2006
C 10% Annapolis (2006) " ... Annapolis is ordinary in every way." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 26, 2006
C 6% Big Momma's House 2 (2006) " There's nobody in the movie to care one whit about except Lawrence. Nobody else is interesting, funny or worth noting." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 26, 2006
B+ 62% The New World (2005) " The New World is more an ethereal cinematic tone poem than plot-driven story." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 19, 2006
C 32% Tristan & Isolde (2006) " It's just a pretty valentine with no real heart." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 12, 2006
B- 53% Wolf Creek (2005) " A shade better than a lot of the current crop of Hollywood horror movies (Saw II) and remakes and redos of Japanese terror films." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 22, 2005
D 6% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) " All the characters get in fights but, SPOILER ALERT, everything ends with hugs, violins, good wishes and warm hearts." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 21, 2005
B- 73% Pulse (Kairo) (2005) " It's not about blood, gore and oozing innards but unsettling creepiness that gets under a moviegoer's skin and makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 15, 2005
B+ 84% King Kong (2005) " A big, bold, gigantor of an action movie that's part head-knocking smackdown, part intimate beauty and the beast and thoroughly entertaining a lot of the time." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 13, 2005
B 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) " The film works on just about every level. Narnia has grandeur, imagination, mostly believable special effects, a war-of-the-world battle, heart and teary-eyed heartbreak." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 8, 2005
D 10% Aeon Flux (2005) " Paramount Pictures and MTV Films blatantly tried to keep the movie, which debuted Friday, away from critics to prevent opening-day reviews. For good reason. Hollywood suits didn't want anyone to know how utterly boring the movie is." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 2, 2005
D+ 14% In the Mix (2005) " Mix, however, never once veers from its main mission. That would be superstar as product placement." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 23, 2005
B 82% Walk the Line (2005) " It's engaging, involving stuff, walking a fine line between reality and art." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 17, 2005
C+ 57% The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) " It makes for a nice Mother's Day card. But not enough for a complete movie." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 10, 2005
C 16% Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) " What we're left with is a movie that, at times, barely seems to move (it feels like it lasts three hours) and a lead actor who doesn't just look bored, but delivers so many of his lines like he'd rather be anywhere else." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 9, 2005
B 61% Jarhead (2005) " While Jarhead, based on Anthony Swofford's best seller about his modern-day experiences in the Marines, has its moments, it never quite attains its loftiest goals." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 3, 2005
B+ 84% Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) (2005) " Asian horror like the new Three ... Extremes beats an American film like Saw II at its own game." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 30, 2005
C 47% Green Street Hooligans (2005) " It swims and sinks in melodrama." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 29, 2005
A 88% Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) (2005) " While these characters' lives are melodramatic, individual scenes burst with kinetic energy from fast editing and an script that deftly underscores the destructive nature of male-female relationships." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 29, 2005
C+ 36% Saw II (2005) " Saw fans -- and there are plenty -- will be pleased." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 27, 2005
B+ 27% Stay (2005) " It's a puzzle that tells you not to blatantly trust what you see. It just asks you to trust the wonders of the imagination -- from whatever direction it comes." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 20, 2005
A- 97% The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005) " A testament to the power of film." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 13, 2005
C 21% Into the Blue (2005) " It's almost campy enough to be worthy. Except it's not." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 29, 2005
C 64% Roll Bounce (2005) " Roll Bounce the new roller-skating movie set in the late 1970s can't firmly decide whether it's a knee-slapping spoof or a teary-eyed melodrama." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 22, 2005
B- 56% Just Like Heaven (2005) " Just like you might expect, the cuddly, often funny romantic comedy Just Like Heaven sticks its head permanently in the clouds." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 15, 2005
B- 11% Venom (2005) " [Director Jim Gillespie] seems to understand the genre better than the clueless who've been delivering recent Hollywood superschlock remakes like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and House of Wax." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 15, 2005
C- 61% Lord of War (2005) " Lord is dull. Dirty dishwater dull. Terminally dull." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 15, 2005
B+ 98% Murderball (2005) " Their game is ugly, raucously verbal, overtly physical and, as displayed in Murderball's rapid-pace editing, a heck of a lot of fun to watch." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 26, 2005
B- 46% Dark Water (2005) " Maybe Ring is spookier. But Water's female character is the better woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 7, 2005
B 74% War of the Worlds (2005) " When it's in full throttle, there's not been and probably won't be a better action movie out there this summer." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 28, 2005
C+ 74% Land of the Dead (2005) " Land of the Dead doesn't lack for creeps. It's just likely not the kind of complete frightfest that will have you wanting to go back for seconds." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 23, 2005
B 83% Rize (2005) " We're just fly-on-the-wall observers to dancing that's a kind of Holy Roller-palooza." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 23, 2005
B- 41% High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005) " Aja takes his time with his film, correctly building tension by letting his camera linger on Marie as she hears screams and slashes and rarely letting the air out to give moviegoers a chance to breathe." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 9, 2005
A- 88% Tell Them Who You Are (2005) " It's a welcome, honest assessment of a powerful and industry-connected father and his just-wants- to-be-himself son." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 5, 2005
A- 90% Kung Fu Hustle (2005) " Hilarious, thrilling, toon-like martial arts flick that's an absolute joy to watch." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 21, 2005
B- 41% A Lot Like Love (2005) " With less fluff and more funk than is usual for the genre, Kutcher and Peet make surprisingly appealing foils for each other." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 21, 2005
A- 29% Madison (2005) " Hilarious, thrilling, toon-like martial arts flick that's an absolute joy to watch." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 21, 2005
C 23% The Amityville Horror (2005) " There's nothing this Amityville won't beg, borrow, steal from or fabricate in trying to make your neck hairs sit up and quiver." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 14, 2005
B 34% Eros (2004) " Wong and his always moody, intense cinematography deliver in spades." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 7, 2005
B+ 80% Chrystal (2004) " An oddly beautiful film." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 7, 2005
C+ 78% Sin City (2005) " What we get is a preponderance of sameness. A movie with one vibe that oversells itself and, eventually, overstays its welcome." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 31, 2005
B- 20% The Ring Two (2005) " The Ring Two is one of those rare Hollywood sequels -- a second chapter that holds it own against the ultra successful first." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 17, 2005
D+ 35% Hostage (2005) " Entertainment by force of will, moviemaking by sledgehammer." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 10, 2005
B- 86% Ong-Bak (Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) (2005) " What Jaa does is often mesmerizing." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 17, 2005
C 46% Constantine (2005) " It's sort of like The Matrix minus all the cool stuff." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 17, 2005
A- 99% MoolaadĂ© (2004) " One of the strongest films ever to emerge from Africa." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 17, 2005
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