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Rob Blackwelder

Rob Blackwelder
"F**kin' dark in here!" Ceasar (Joe Pantoliano), "Bound" (1996)

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 10% Elektra (2005) "Scantily clad action heroine with a sexy-tough pout? Check. Supernatural bad-guy gang of tattooed, Goth-punk clowns? Check.... A half-hearted, prefabricated effort. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Jan 12, 2005
4/4 87% The Aviator (2004) "A film of grand scope and masterfully intimate nuance, portraying a wild young mustang of a man who lived a fast life on an epic scale. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 22, 2004
0.5/4 38% Meet the Fockers (2004) "An infantile, desperately uncreative sequel that will do anything for a cheap laugh. Just imagine Meet the Parents remade for the comedy sensibilities of a 12-year-old. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 21, 2004
1/4 32% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) "Just remember this picture is made with hell-bent gusto by the guy who put nipples on Batman's superhero costume. So consider yourself warned. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 21, 2004
2/4 53% Spanglish (2004) "Every moment in Spanglish feels preordained, as if the characters themselves had read the script. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 19, 2004
4/4 80% Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2004) SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 19, 2004
2/4 15% Head in the Clouds (2004) "Miscast leads and ersatz emotions leave the film's soundstagey period ambiance as its most comparable asset. A handsome misfire. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 18, 2004
2/4 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) "Jim Carrey makes a four-course meal of the Tim-Burtonesque surreal scenery, completely overshadowing the story. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 16, 2004
3/5 83% The Fisher King (1991) SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 15, 2004
2/4 30% Flight of the Phoenix (2004) "There are bound to be very few surprises in a movie that gives away its ending in the title. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 14, 2004
3/4 88% Bad Education (2004) "A wily, passionate puzzle several layers deep in both personality and plot. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 10, 2004
3/4 56% Ocean's Twelve (2004) "The director keeps an adroit and amusing balance between his movie's broad heist-flick appeal, its pointed in-jokes, and - gasp! - actual character development. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 10, 2004
1.5/4 25% Blade: Trinity (2004) "Blade: Trinity begins with the vamps digging up the long-dormant Dracula, who is apparently a Slovakian runway model enamored of bare-chested couture. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 6, 2004
2.5/4 86% Intimate Strangers (2003) "The performances...make it worth soldiering past many obvious doubts (how hard is it to say, "You're in the wrong office"?) to find out what happens. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 3, 2004
3/4 78% Overnight (2004) "The film would be painful to watch if its subject weren't such an insufferable lunkheaded egomaniac. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 2, 2004
1/4 88% House of Flying Daggers (2004) "An outsized and endlessly pretentious romantic action-melodrama, in which the director has clearly lost any sense of moderation or self-discipline. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 1, 2004
2.5/4 68% Closer (2004) "...saved from its implausible emotional overtures by its unvarnished emotional minutiae. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Dec 1, 2004
3/4 77% The Machinist (2004) "A foreboding, noir-bending film of visceral, internalized tension and confusion. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 24, 2004
1.5/4 16% Alexander (2004) "It's anybody's guess what Oliver Stone was thinking by making a film about Alexander the Great that skips over nearly every historical event that earned him that moniker. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 22, 2004
0/4 5% Christmas With the Kranks (2004) "As I write this...I have just walked out on Christmas With the Kranks after roughly 45 minutes of mind-numbingly humorless, sitcom barrel-bottom idiocy. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 22, 2004
1.5/4 44% National Treasure (2004) "...may well have the most asinine plot in the history of cinema. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 17, 2004
3/4 90% Kinsey (2004) "Condon always finds a way to seamlessly marry the crux of his story to the strengths of his medium. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 12, 2004
3/4 83% Finding Neverland (2004) "A colorful but melancholy whimsy burns at the heart of Neverland, and it is perfectly personified by Johnny Depp in another irreproachable, unconventional performance. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 10, 2004
2/4 18% After the Sunset (2004) "A heist flick in which the audience is left out of the best part -- the logistics of the heist. Whose dumb idea was that? " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 10, 2004
2.5/4 55% The Polar Express (2004) "Upon arriving at in the... North Pole, [the movie] becomes a behind-the-scenes adventure that captures a certain wonder the computer-created characters cannot on their own. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 9, 2004
1/4 27% Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason (2004) "The 'singleton' Everygal neuroses of its titular British sweetheart have gone from endearing to downright insufferable. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 9, 2004
2.5/4 97% The Incredibles (2004) "[Pixar's] first feature to lack the winsome pizzaz that makes for mandatory repeat viewing...(but will still) entertain enough to justify the price of a movie ticket. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 3, 2004
3/4 49% Alfie (2004) "The women Alfie dallies with are not doormats - which is another very welcome departure from the 1966 film. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Nov 2, 2004
3/4 38% Birth (2004) "The kind of movie you come away from with your mind whirling with possibilities about what has happened and what it means. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 31, 2004
2.5/4 81% Ray (2004) "A great performance does not make a biopic great...a biopic needs to be like Ray Charles - departing from formula and daring to be different. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 27, 2004
3.5/4 83% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country (1991) "The original crew at its finest, and the Trek lore at its most thrilling. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 25, 2004
3/4 46% Rick (2004) "Manages to be both disquieting and entertaining -- and that's quite a cunning feat of cinema. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 25, 2004
2.5/4 39% The Grudge (2004) "Nothing more than a cultural twist on the standard-issue haunted house movie, (but) I will give (it) credit...for giving me goosebumps. Lots and lots of goosebumps. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 20, 2004
0.5/4 7% Surviving Christmas (2004) "Christina Applegate has an amazing gift for being neck deep in cinematic manure without actually getting any of it on her. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 20, 2004
2.5/4 37% The Final Cut (2004) SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 19, 2004
3.5/4 89% Rushmore (1998) "... Rushmore is no ordinary movie... " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 19, 2004
3/4 55% P.S. (2004) "An actress who can emerge from a sex scene with a genuinely flushed bosom and cheeks will produce a performance that goes well beyond words. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 15, 2004
2.5/4 77% Team America: World Police (2004) "These are no Thunderbirds string-dolls with few movable parts and no facial expressions. They're high-tech - and anatomically correct. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 14, 2004
2/4 46% Shall We Dance (2004) "Shall We Dance opens so promisingly that it's a big disappointment when the picture suffers crucial missteps that throw off its entire rhythm. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 13, 2004
3/4 62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) "Will likely divide audiences between those who find its deliberately abstruse discombobulation amusing & to the point, and those who find it just abstruse & discombobulated. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 9, 2004
2/4 64% Stage Beauty (2004) "It should be an enthralling tale, but too many story elements just don't jive. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 8, 2004
2/4 81% Friday Night Lights (2004) "The games are dynamically filmed...but they lack credibility as players on both teams are obviously on a script and big plays are stage-managed to a ridiculous degree. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 6, 2004
3.5/4 93% Super Size Me (2004) SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 6, 2004
4/4 85% Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004) "The most scrupulous, most focused, most thorough, and arguably most important of 2004's wave of activist documentaries. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 6, 2004
2/4 84% The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 6, 2004
1.5/4 15% Raise Your Voice (2004) "Another bland, prefabricated feel-good vehicle for another chirpy Disney-cultivated pop-singer teen queen. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 6, 2004
1.5/4 10% Taxi (2004) "Jimmy Fallon's big screen career may be over before it even gets started if his complete lack of screen presence in Taxi is any indication. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Oct 5, 2004
3.5/4 84% The Yes Men (2004) "Here's hoping this documentary gets the recognition it deserves among the deluge of more serious advocacy counterparts that seem to be everywhere this year. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Sep 30, 2004
1.5/4 35% Shark Tale (2004) "The kind of flashy and colorful but insultingly trite Hollywood regurgitation that far too often gets a pass under the excuse that 'it's just a kid's movie.' " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Sep 29, 2004
2.5/4 40% Ladder 49 (2004) "...freshness and originality weren't the highest priority for this firefighter drama focused on a post-9/11 brand of sacrificial All-American heroism. " ‐ SPLICEDWire
Posted Sep 29, 2004
3/4 68% What Alice Found (2003) SPLICEDWire
Posted Sep 26, 2004
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