Bob Townsend

Bob Townsend

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Bob Townsend's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007) "The big question for fans is does Aqua Teen Hunger Force have enough gags and giggles to translate to 86 minutes on the big screen? And the answer is ... yeah, sort of, well, maybe. ... " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 12, 2007
C 19% The Last Sin Eater (2007) "If Sin Eater wasn't so laborious, it might be easier to overlook the movie's predictability. With too many slow-developing subplots, though, it finally illicits a feeling something like squirming in a hard pew during a long-winded sermon. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 8, 2007
B+ 85% Hurricane on the Bayou (2006) "A convincing and entertaining argument for the importance of preserving Louisiana's wetlands. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 18, 2007
C- 26% Stomp the Yard (2007) "As expected, there's a final contest that resolves a whole mess of conflicts. But before that, Stomp the Yard flirts with several silly soap opera subplots while twisting its way around to a cursory touch of social consciousness. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 11, 2007
B 92% Children of Men (2006) "What makes Children work is that camera and the staging of all the physical insanity its lens captures. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 26, 2006
C- 44% Night at the Museum (2006) "Computer-generated things that go bump in the night can't cover for a thin story and less-than-inspired performances from Stiller and Williams. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 21, 2006
B 76% Rocky Balboa (2006) "The big surprise is that it also has just enough referential wit and nostalgic charm to keep the smiles coming through the schmaltz. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 19, 2006
D+ 31% Unaccompanied Minors (2006) "A Christmas lump of coal. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 7, 2006
D 51% The Fountain (2006) "Aronofsky's long-time-coming version of spiritual wonder is finally more mind-numbing than soul-stirring. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 21, 2006
A- 88% Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (2006) "The intimate, fly-on-the-wall context is what's most winning. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 16, 2006
C 50% Fast Food Nation (2006) "What's most frustrating about Fast Food Nation is how much it promises and how little it delivers. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 16, 2006
A- 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) "Hilarious, and purposefully offensive. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 2, 2006
B+ 48% Renaissance (2006) "Its dark images echo in the mind's eye. And for that alone, it's worth seeing. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 12, 2006
D 33% Flyboys (2006) "Watching Flyboys, it's hard not to giggle and think of Snoopy vs. the Red Baron. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
B 41% Everyone's Hero (2006) "Everyone's Hero is a labor of love. And that clearly comes through in this feel-good animated feature about a 10-year-old boy, Yankee Irving, who becomes an unlikely World Series hero for the 1932 New York Yankees. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 14, 2006
C 2% Crossover (2006) "Compared to those prodigious in-your-face fakes, alley oops and slam dunks, the movie's trite, trash-talking dialogue and drippy do-the-right-thing message fall as flat as an airball. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B 52% Strangers with Candy (2005) "Whether you guffaw, giggle or sit stone-faced through Strangers With Candy will depend on your reaction to Sedaris as Jerri and her freak show of over-the-top bad taste. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 6, 2006
B- 75% American Blackout (2006) "A powerful piece of political cinema that effectively documents the disenfranchisement of black voters in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 4, 2006
B 63% Clerks II (2006) "Clerks II brings Smith back to his roots, and his strengths as a writer-director. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 20, 2006
B- 27% Waist Deep (2006) "That sappy sentimentality juxtaposed with plenty of gritty gangster stuff drives both the tone and the plot of Waist Deep. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 22, 2006
C 37% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) "The adrenaline-charged racing sequences have a kind of brutally modern elegance. But when their fingers slip from the nitro fuel-injection buttons and the teens are forced to say a few syllables, big chunks of the movie come to a tire-screeching halt. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 15, 2006
B- 57% Drawing Restraint 9 (2005) "Sitting through the film's tedious unfolding can be an interesting mental exercise. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 1, 2006
A- 89% The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) "Feuerzeig was able to fashion such a thorough, engaging film partly because aficionados such as Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth shot so much footage of Johnston performing and acting out. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 28, 2006
B- 26% The Shaggy Dog (2006) "A pretty fair Disney family comedy. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 9, 2006
A- 91% Deep Sea 3D (2006) "About as a good as the Imax 3-D experience gets. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 2, 2006
A- 90% Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) "Neil Young: Heart of Gold, director Jonathan Demme's lovingly shot document of Young's August 2005 performances at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, has to rank among the most heartfelt concert films ever made. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 23, 2006
B+ 70% Roving Mars (2006) "It's harder still not to root for anthropomorphized Spirit and Opportunity as time and again they perform like whirring, beeping little robots-that-could, far exceeding the expectations of the people who designed and built them. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 4, 2006
B- 55% Glory Road (2006) "Glory Road plays fast and loose with some of the facts leading up to that event. But that certainly gives it dramatic punch. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 12, 2006
B 83% Wild Safari: A South African Adventure (2005) "Those natural habitat glimpses are the best reason to take the kids to see Wild Safari. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 5, 2006
C 32% The Gospel (2005) "When the music isn't pounding in sanctified syncopation, the look and the dialogue of The Gospel are a lot like what you might see and hear on daytime TV. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 15, 2005
B 82% Serenity (2005) "Whedon works plenty of smart pop-culture references into his genre-jumping script. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 29, 2005
C+ 32% The Baxter (2005) "While trying really hard to make Elliot a lovable loser, Showalter too often just renders him shrill and annoying. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 15, 2005
D 11% The Man (2005) "Characters are pretty much composites of their previous roles. Think Jackson's Pulp Fiction Jules getting all Ezekiel 25:17 on Levy's American Pie dad. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 8, 2005
B- 24% 9 Songs (2005) "If you're a fan of the 'now' bands on the soundtrack or an art film buff (or a dirty old man), 9 Songs may appeal. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 25, 2005
B 79% Red Eye (2005) "A nifty thriller that plays like B-movie blast from the past. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 18, 2005
D 38% The Skeleton Key (2005) "The Hollywood cliche factory got its mojo working overtime on this one. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 11, 2005
B+ 75% Wedding Crashers (2005) "Under all the raunchiness, Crashers is actually sort of a sweet movie. And at its best, it perfectly channels the winning personalities of Wilson and Vaughn. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 14, 2005
C- 32% UNDEAD (2005) "Despite its clever low-budget visual style and campy sensibility, Undead is just too derivative to go on as long as it does. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 7, 2005
B+ 80% Oldboy (2005) "A visually beguiling trip that keeps pulling you along and keeps you wondering what fresh hell could possibly come next. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 2, 2005
C+ 55% Lords of Dogtown (2005) "While the actors do a decent job capturing the aura of their characters, the writing, directing and editing stumble. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 2, 2005
C+ 65% Unleashed (2005) "Permeated with dark shadows that recall Frankenstein and The Elephant Man, Unleashed features a quite clever premise before detouring into a plot twist that should've been muzzled. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 12, 2005
D- 16% xXx: State of the Union (2005) "Like the original, it's ultra loud and often looks like a PlayStation game. But when the fast and furious bludgeoning and blow-ups wane, the screen may as well be tuned to channel zero. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 28, 2005
C- 22% In My Country (2005) "Is it a docudrama about South Africa's post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings? Or is it love story? The problem with In My Country is that it tries to be both. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 14, 2005
B- 65% Fever Pitch (2005) "It's frequently amusing and awfully sweet. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 7, 2005
B+ 93% Travelers and Magicians (2005) "A colorful and witty work that doesn't preach so much as gently nudge us to consider the wonders of our existence. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 3, 2005
D- 1% Alone in the Dark (2005) "Alone in the Dark co-stars perpetual party-girl Tara Reid as an archeologist. That alone should give you some clue as to how bad this movie is. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 27, 2005
B- 65% Coach Carter (2005) "Thank goodness then for go-to guy Jackson. He takes what could have been a cardboard cliche role and puts flesh on it with his flamboyant intelligence. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 13, 2005
B- 10% Elektra (2005) "True to form, Garner creates a strapping action character with as many foibles as muscles. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 13, 2005
C 30% Flight of the Phoenix (2004) "More like a waddling turkey than a soaring bird. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 16, 2004
B+ 87% Lightning in a Bottle (2004) "Gets its great groove from the humor and dignity of the true blues musicians it documents. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 2, 2004
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