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Rex Roberts

Rex Roberts

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Cirkus Columbia (2012) "Cirkus Columbia is not as clever or complex as Danis Tanovic's masterpiece, No Man's Land, but it has its charms, not least its beguiling depiction of Balkan life before the war. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 21, 2012
51% The Iron Lady (2012) "Margaret Thatcher as you've never seen her...This imaginative, entertaining biopic is as unconventional as its subject, and as clever as the actress who plays her. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 28, 2011
83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) "Director Tomas Alfredson's ability to establish mood and place turns out to be an effective way to tell a complicated tale. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 8, 2011
36% London Boulevard (2011) "Screenwriter William Monahan trades in South Boston for South London, only to discover he forgot to pack his A to Z. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 11, 2011
63% Mammuth (2011) "Cynical and sentimental by turns, Mammuth takes a ride on the wild side, but well within speed limits. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 30, 2011
94% Moneyball (2011) "Dramatizing executives at their labors, even those privileged to bask in sexy industries like Major League Baseball, shouldn't make for scintillating cinema, but Moneyball, like the team it celebrates, finds a way to win. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 22, 2011
33% Burke and Hare (2011) "John Landis returns with a macabre spoof of Enlightenment Scotland, starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as entrepreneurial serial killers furthering the cause of science...and the arts. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 9, 2011
69% sleep furiously. (2011) "A paean to a way of life that, regardless of Dylan Thomas' furious injunction, is going gently into that good night. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 29, 2011
44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) "Can a Hollywood movie be highly derivative and refreshingly original at the same time? Would Indiana Jones and James Bond make a good buddy flick? " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 28, 2011
44% Bad Teacher (2011) "Bad teacher, worse movie...this summer comedy is an underachiever that should have been held back. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2011
89% The Trip (2011) "Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon pair up again, ostensibly for a culinary tour of northern England, but really to win bragging rights for the best Michael Caine. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 9, 2011
86% Viva Riva! (2011) "Notable as the first feature-length film produced and shot in Congo, Viva Riva! should attract audiences interested in international cinema, plus fans of the '70s blaxploitation phenom. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 9, 2011
73% Tuesday, After Christmas (2011) "Deliberately paced drama of adultery depends on nuance and subtext, the latter holding far more meaning than the subtitles. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 25, 2011
61% The Beaver (2011) "An incongruous mix of fable and realism, giddiness and gloom, The Beaver gnaws off more than it can chew, but Mel Gibson's earnest performance and Jodie Foster's able direction shore up the dam. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 5, 2011
71% Hanna (2011) "Hanna starts out edgy and fresh, but runs out of steam and imagination, ending up, after many obligatory chases, in the same old place. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 7, 2011
93% The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte) (2011) "Those so disposed can think deep thoughts as they ponder the perennial mysteries of nature and the cinematic gaze, but the strength of this pantomime depicting the stages and states of life is its simple beauty. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 30, 2011
86% Cedar Rapids (2011) "There's a whole lot of swearin' in this otherwise sweet film about conventioneers gone wild, with producer Alexander Payne further establishing his comic brand. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 9, 2011
75% The Way Back (2011) "The story is inspiring and the filmmakers' intentions noble, but The Way Back too quickly loses its narrative direction. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 19, 2011
22% Country Strong (2011) "Feste could do with less cowbell. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 7, 2011
82% Four Lions (2010) "Brassy burlesque careens between droll humor and slapstick stunts until it implodes upon itself during a prolonged and extremely uncomfortable climax. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 12, 2010
56% Morning Glory (2010) "Can an overbaked soufflé still be too "fluffy"? Morning Glory's catch phrase gives new meaning to chick flick. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 12, 2010
89% Inspector Bellamy (2010) "The final film of French auteur Claude Chabrol was his first collaboration with legendary actor Gérard Depardieu, the main reason to see this enigmatic mystery. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 28, 2010
71% Never Let Me Go (2010) "Haunting, heartbreaking adaptation of the Ishiguro novel features a superb cast and inspired direction and cinematography...and a unique comingling of genres. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 10, 2010
81% Despicable Me (2010) "Steve Carell is convincingly Gru-some as the world's most vulnerable super-villain, and his lovable yellow minions are incorrigible scene-stealers. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 8, 2010
57% Perrier's Bounty (2010) "Charming and cynical, violent and sweet, well-made and offbeat...Perrier's Bounty is an entertaining film that doesn't take itself seriously. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 24, 2010
74% Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010) "Another frothy frappé from the ingenious French auteur Jean-Pierre Jeunet, this one pitting his beleaguered Everyman against avaricious arms dealers in a Paris more beguiling than the actual city. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 24, 2010
64% Harry Brown (2010) "Whatever charges might be leveled against this young director's worldview, his in-your-face approach to filmmaking is refreshing and provocative. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 3, 2010
41% Death at a Funeral (2010) "If nothing else, the 2010 Death of a Funeral proves that, in Hollywood, you get a second chance. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 16, 2010
83% The Ghost Writer (2010) "A thriller unfolding in an isolated bunker on a deserted island (well, a posh beach house on Martha's Vineyard) might seem a perfect vehicle for Roman Polanski, but it's too geopolitical for a director of his predilections. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 19, 2010
56% Edge of Darkness (2010) "You've seen it, but it's still entertaining...a well-made genre-blender by professionals who know how to coax tears, deliver thrills. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 28, 2010
40% 44 Inch Chest (2010) "Terrific cast enlivens this theatrical production that channels the sensibility of the late, great Dennis Potter. Prepare for a fusillade of a four-letter word that still shocks Americans. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 14, 2010
91% Crazy Heart (2009) "Jeff Bridges channels Hank Williams, Jr. and Kris Kristofferson for his portrayal of an alcohol-addled outlaw country star hoping for one more chance. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 14, 2009
91% Up in the Air (2009) "Funny and poignant tale similar to director Jason Reitman's two earlier efforts, Thank You for Smoking and Juno, but more mature, less snarky. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 2, 2009
58% The Invention of Lying (2009) "We cannot tell a lie: This one is missable. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 2, 2009
67% Paris (2008) "Anxious and amicable, Paris is in the eye of the beholder, like the city itself. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 16, 2009
94% An Education (2009) "Coming-of-age story offers an ageless lesson in life, but An Education is ever fresh, never didactic, and very entertaining. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 16, 2009
74% Cold Souls (2009) "Theatrical tale, well-acted, heavy on mood but light on meaning. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 30, 2009
68% Brüno (2009) "Rated R for rude, raw, ribald, and repetitive, Brüno delivers Sacha Baron Cohen's brand of commando comedy, but little else. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 7, 2009
79% The Hangover (2009) "This surefire summer hit might even get Vegas back on a winning streak. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 1, 2009
52% Easy Virtue (2009) "Adaptation of Noel Coward's 1925 comedy reminds us that time has marched on. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 29, 2009
78% Throw Down Your Heart (2008) "Roll up, roll up, for Béla Fleck's harmonious heritage tour, satisfaction (more or less) guaranteed. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 24, 2009
35% The Edge of Love (2008) "British biopic about Dylan Thomas, his wife, Caitlin, and their relationship with another couple is as maudlin as a poet after too many pints. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 13, 2009
65% Is Anybody There? (2009) "Alternating between the saturnine and the saccharin, Is Anybody There? brings sweetness and light to a depressing subject. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 26, 2009
72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) "Yet another small but sweet film featuring a dysfunctional family comprised of quirky characters caught up in curious circumstances. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 24, 2009
33% Good (2008) "Sincere but stilted adaptation of the 1980s stage play dissecting a German intellectual's embrace of the Nazi Party. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 19, 2008
79% Gran Torino (2009) "Embellishing his trademark Dirty Harry snarl with exasperated grunts and growls, a fusillade of racial epithets, and discharges of contemptuous expectoration, Clint Eastwood redefines what it means to be a grumpy old man. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 12, 2008
57% The Dukes (2007) "Retro comedy about doo-wop singers hoping for one last score has great harmony, but lacks a catchy beat. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 13, 2008
86% Ghost Town (2008) "For a film that looks and feels au courant, Ghost Town could slip seamlessly into the rotation at Turner Classic Movies, an observation meant to be a compliment. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 8, 2008
63% Brideshead Revisited (2008) "Will disappoint viewers who know Waugh's writing or the Granada production, while a younger audience unfamiliar with either won't care enough about rich Brits between the wars. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 16, 2008
61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) "A well-made, high-spirited movie that (rare indeed) never takes itself too seriously... a perfect summer escape. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 9, 2008
66% Brick Lane (2008) "Gavron coaxes good performances from her cast, and she captures the look and feel of council housing in East End London... " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2008
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