Bob Townsend

Bob Townsend

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Biography:
Film Critic, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Publications:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Total Reviews:
83

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
C+ 5% Christmas with the Kranks (2004) " Given the tinsel-thin storyline, the typical seasonal gags only elicit perfunctory laughter." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 23, 2004
C- 44% National Treasure (2004) " It fakes high concept, but turns into a whole lot of hooey." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 18, 2004
B+ 90% DiG! (2004) " Its power comes from Timoner sticking with the story over the long haul -- on the road, in hotel rooms, backstage -- getting in-your-face footage and telling a good tale with it." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 11, 2004
C 18% After the Sunset (2004) " An occasionally amusing but generally dull heist movie." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 11, 2004
A- 60% Voices of Iraq (2004) " A thought-provoking way to tell part of the present-day story of this war-torn country." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 28, 2004
B- 39% Birth (2004) " Strangely mesmerizing." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 28, 2004
C + 17% Hair Show (2004) " Don't expect this stylin' movie to weave more than a few giggles." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 14, 2004
A- 95% End of the Century - The Story of the Ramones (2004) " A rough-hewn jewel of a documentary that chronicles the rise, demise and troublesome personal lives of the loud, fast New York City quartet synonymous with the term punk rock." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 14, 2004
B- 10% Taxi (2004) " Fallon takes off on a few good funny-man flights." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 7, 2004
C+ 50% Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) " Its essential message of emotional healing is a positive one. But as a movie, it floats into a channel-surfing blur of corny scenes and pop psych dialogue that too often confuses the material with the spiritual." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 7, 2004
B 54% Mr. 3000 (2004) " Bernie Mac makes this slight sports comedy worth watching, taking the laughs well into the bottom of the ninth." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 16, 2004
B- 43% The Brown Bunny (2004) " Much like Bruno Dumont's equally provocative Twentynine Palms, Gallo's peculiarly earnest film ultimately questions the nature of cinema, that continuum of reality and illusion that starts when the theater dims and the screen lights up." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 9, 2004
C+ 18% Suspect Zero (2004) " It never builds characters to care about or a story that gets much better than its tricky, paranormal premise." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 26, 2004
C- 11% Exorcist - The Beginning (2004) " When it was first released, The Exorcist caused nausea, fainting and heart attacks; by comparison, The Beginning elicited waves of giggles and guffaws from a preview screening audience." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 20, 2004
B 74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) " A funny stoner buddy movie, with nods to those original multicultural high times guys, Cheech and Chong, and flashes of the kind of party-on comedy that Saturday Night Live slackers Wayne and Garth made most excellent." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 29, 2004
C+ 19% Thunderbirds (2004) " Thunderbirds is another movie that feeds the notion that Hollywood knows how to take the oddest and oldest of material and make it look spectacular -- even if the final product is as empty as a dummy's head." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 29, 2004
B+ 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) " A comedy so brainless it's actually kind of brilliant." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 17, 2004
C- 31% Around the World in 80 Days (2004) " A dead-on-arrival movie idea." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 15, 2004
B+ 42% Twentynine Palms (2004) " [Dumont] forces viewers to question not only what's on the screen, but ultimately, the very nature of reality." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 20, 2004
B+ 58% Sacred Planet (2004) " Avoids polemic in favor of simply showing the many splendors we may yet lose forever." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 13, 2004
B- 31% Breakin' All the Rules (2004) " A funny movie. Ha-ha funny sometimes, but more frequently amusing in a good-natured, make-you-smile way." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 13, 2004
C+ 43% Mickey (2004) " Unless you're a serious baseball dad or a youngster who dreams of making it to the Little League World Series, it's going to take tenacity to stay focused until the closing credits." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 6, 2004
C 4% Godsend (2003) " A weak psychological thriller." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 29, 2004
C- 4% The Whole Ten Yards (2003) " The story is a formulaic jumble, and the minor characters often appear to have wandered in from another Hollywood set." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 8, 2004
B 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) " Its graphic gore and brain-splattering violence are definitely not suitable for children or anyone else who's easily upset. If you like campy fright movies, though, this is an unpredictably fun one, right down to the closing credits." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 18, 2004
C- 1% Twisted (2004) " What happens when you combine good actors, a talented director and an awful script? Twisted answers that question so quickly it could have been made as a kind of negative case study for film students." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 26, 2004
B 27% Paycheck (2003) " You may not buy everything about this movie, but you'll likely leave it with a smile." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 26, 2003
C- 21% Honey (2003) " Like those irritating TV ads, you know what's going to happen next, and you know you're never actually going to see anything." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 4, 2003
C 13% The Haunted Mansion (2003) " Director Rob Minkoff tries to strike a balance between funny and scary, but the movie never really generates screams of either kind." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 25, 2003
C+ 36% Radio (2003) " Syrupy feel-good movie just doesn't ring true, despite Gooding's quietly dignified performance." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 23, 2003
B- 23% Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star (2003) " Child is father to the man in this often funny, but just as often ham-fisted, untrue Hollywood story." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 27, 2003
C 48% S.W.A.T. (2003) " Good cop; bad cop. Bad TV show; bad movie. That about sums up S.W.A.T." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 7, 2003
C 24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) " An action for action's sake movie." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 24, 2003
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