J. Robert Parks

J. Robert Parks

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

J. Robert Parks's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Live-In Maid (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 78% Summercamp! (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
2/5 16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) "What works in the theater doesn't always work in the movies. Part of the problem, as mentioned, is with the broadness of the material. But it doesn't help that the script relies way too much on syrupy voiceovers. " ‐ Looking Closer
Posted Apr 9, 2005
4/5 69% Hitch (2005) Looking Closer
Posted Feb 26, 2005
67% The Door in the Floor (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Feb 1, 2005
49% A Home at the End of the World (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Jan 15, 2005
62% Young Adam (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 27, 2004
84% The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
94% The Story of the Weeping Camel (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
19% She Hate Me (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
88% The Five Obstructions (2003) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
98% Since Otar Left (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
94% The Agronomist (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
No Score Yet Struggle Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
44% Love Me if You Dare (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
90% James' Journey to Jerusalem (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
85% Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) (2003) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
95% Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
4/5 78% The Saddest Music in the World (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
4/5 91% Baadasssss! (2003) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
90% The Corporation (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
2.5/5 63% Starsky & Hutch (2004) "Though the gags aren't always funny, I usually had a smile on my face. " ‐ Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
94% Power Trip (2003) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
4.5/5 99% Finding Nemo (2003) "Yet another quantum leap for the Pixar folk. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted May 27, 2003
2.5/5 77% Holes (2003) "The little ones might laugh, but the adults will be bored. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 16, 2003
4/5 88% A Mighty Wind (2003) "What I'll remember most about A Mighty Wind are the moments of genuine tenderness. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 16, 2003
1/5 43% Anger Management (2003) "Gong Show impresario Chuck Barris would've gonged it out after ten minutes. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 10, 2003
2.5/5 71% Phone Booth (2003) "Colin Farrell. Joel Schumacher... Will hot, new, and sexy rise to the top or will the forces of old, bloated, and boring rise up and swallow the young talent? " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Mar 31, 2003
3.5/5 96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) "A slick little chase movie, with two huge stars having a grand time. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 23, 2002
4.5/5 81% The Hours (2002) "Daldry creates a visual language with deep, rich metaphors. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 23, 2002
4.5/5 96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) "It is a story reminiscent of the great stories of old. It is a story that matters. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 17, 2002
4/5 79% Antwone Fisher (2002) "It works. I laughed, I cried, I left the theater with a bounce in my step. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 17, 2002
2.5/5 66% Brown Sugar (2002) "It has so many tropes that a teenager could construct a plot line just by connecting the dots. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Oct 7, 2002
2/5 41% The Four Feathers (2002) "Rehashing the same tropes and scenery, rarely breaking new ground in the art of storytelling. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Sep 17, 2002
4/5 74% Signs (2002) "A taut, intelligent thriller that reminds us of the importance of craft and storytelling. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jul 25, 2002
2/5 54% Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) "Myers looks bored, and his new creation, Goldmember, is gross and uninspired. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jul 25, 2002
3.5/5 83% The Bourne Identity (2002) "There's rarely a dull moment, but the movie doesn't descend into cartoonish action/violence like most action movies do these days... " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jun 25, 2002
2/5 31% High Crimes (2002) "The talent in front of and behind the camera can't overcome the boring, derivative script. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 5, 2002
4/5 77% Changing Lanes (2002) "A thought-provoking drama that explores the ethical choices at the foundation of our social relationships. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 5, 2002
3.5/5 77% Ice Age (2002) "Though the plot is generic, the movie is enchanting. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Mar 12, 2002
3/5 60% Hart's War (2002) "Eschewing most of the big battle scenes, it instead focuses on the relationships of soldiers who don't always get along even as they serve under the same flag. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Feb 11, 2002
85% Monster's Ball (2002) "The real strength of Monster's Ball lies in its well-drawn characters and the actors who play them. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jan 30, 2002
97% Werckmeister Harmonies (2001) "Werckmeister Harmonies has pleasures to spare. The cinematography by Gabor Medvigy is spectacular... The score by Mihaly Vig is simply one of the best of the year. Haunting and elegiac, it complements the story and visuals in gorgeous ways. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 23, 2001
67% Ali (2001) "Ali's greatest failing ... might be that it rarely shows what a charismatic figure Ali was. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 23, 2001
21% Joe Somebody (2001) "It's an enjoyable romp that avoids the ridiculous for the surprisingly understated. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 18, 2001
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) "Back in the '60s, college geeks used to wear t-shirts proclaiming 'Gandalf Lives.' After watching Ian McKellen's marvelous performance, I'm inclined to agree. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 17, 2001
4/5 95% Bande à part (Band of Outsiders) (1964) "The narrative itself is a rip-off of a fairly pedestrian, B-grade crime pic, but what Godard does with this trio of 'outsiders' lifts it into the sublime. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 9, 2001
14% Black Knight (2001) "This Martin Lawrence vehicle is so awful, so pathetic, so genuinely horrible that words cannot adequately describe its shortcomings. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Nov 20, 2001
80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) "I suspect that Harry Potter is appropriate for any child above the age of seven or eight... Anyone older than that will be charmed. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Nov 15, 2001
65% Heist (2001) "Works in spite of itself, due to the fantastic cast and Mamet's crackling dialogue. " ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Nov 5, 2001
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