Rob Boylan

Rob Boylan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Orlando Weekly
Total Reviews:
32

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Showing 1 - 32 of 32
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 14% Rage (2014) " Somewhat conspicuously lacks both the ham and the cheese that we've come to expect in the landmark cinema of Nic Cage." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2014
1/5 23% Devil's Knot (2014) " It's unclear what the director, Atom Egoyan, intended to do here. The film has no personality or authorship. There is no arc or drama, only scenes lined up one after another." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 6, 2014
2/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " Each half of the plot is strange and funny in an entirely different way, but the two never mesh as a whole like they might in a novel, so the wildness of this storyline grab bag leaves the stitching far too visible." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 6, 2014
4/5 94% Knuckleball! (2012) " A microcosm of baseball itself, the knuckleball is a cruel, unpredictable thing." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 6, 2014
3/5 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " I've always been on the fence about Law. For every Gattaca or Closer, there are a handful of The Holidays and Cold Mountains to contend with. But if Dom isn't his best performance, it's certainly his funniest." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 30, 2014
3/5 60% Winter In The Blood (2014) " There are worthwhile scenes, and the mood is occasionally affecting, but it doesn't come together as a singular piece overall, and that's too much to overlook." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2014
2/5 —— Copenhagen (2014) " Hansen is the film's only redeemable quality; it's a shame that she is wasted on this pointless search." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2014
4/5 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " Despite the rumors of its demise, 2D hand-drawn animation isn't dead. In fact it's becoming vital again in Europe, and this is a brilliant example of what it could be again." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2014
4/5 99% Short Term 12 (2013) " There are so many pitfalls, and it seems like every TV movie version of the story falls into all of them at the same time. But in Short Term 12, writer-director Destin Cretton manages to skillfully step over all of them." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 10, 2013
72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Bro, it comes down to this: if you can't turn the brain meat off and sit back and enjoy Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba beating the crap out of some monsters then, dude, you're the monster." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 10, 2013
5/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) " Anderson's woodsy thought process... elicits a thorough batch of the rainy summer daydreams where most grand childhood adventures and romances are so often had: in heads and hearts, if not in flesh." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 3, 2013
2/5 87% Arbitrage (2012) " He simply evades and bargains. It's tough to say what audiences are supposed to do with that." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2012
3/5 92% Side by Side (2012) " I appreciate [Reeves'] interest and passion on the subject, and his interview style is fine -- the conversations he finds himself engaged in with the Wachowski's especially is worth watching it for alone." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 7, 2012
2/5 29% Red Lights (2012) " Filmed in Spain and Canada, Red Lights is limply staged and even more uninspiringly shot - everywhere looks like nowhere. The effect of all this is a total lack of emotional connection to these characters right from the start." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 1, 2012
5/5 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I never would have thought it possible to make a fairy tale out of Hurricane Katrina, but that's exactly what first-time director Benh Zeitlin has done in Beasts of the Southern Wild." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 1, 2012
3/5 74% The Whistleblower (2011) " Don't let the impressive cast list, which includes Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn, fool you: This is the Rachel Weisz show." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 12, 2011
2/5 44% Yellowbrickroad (2011) " Not only are the movie's key questions left unanswered, they are left almost entirely unexplored once the cast begins their journey on the trail." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 1, 2011
65% Daydream Nation (2011) " The goodwill that the charming Dennings has built up in earlier films, such as 40-Year-Old Virgin and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, doesn't excuse this role." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 26, 2011
3/5 82% Four Lions (2010) " The film left me with a slightly empty feeling that all Morris has accomplished is getting me to split my sides in the face of something wholly terrifying, and that's OK - even necessary - for now." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 30, 2010
4/5 63% Howl (2010) " This film is not exactly a defining moment of anything, past or present, but it offers a compelling peek at an important point in time." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 2, 2010
4/5 97% The Hurt Locker (2009) " Bigelow's camera is impartial and dispassionate, but explosively powerful and unflinching. There is no commentary or judgment, just war and fatigue." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2009
4/5 81% Okuribito (Departures) (2009) " There is nothing so sparkling to this film at first glance. It's a film about man's mortality and how he handles it, but death is not cleverly hidden inside a bigger story. It's a wake-up slap in the face about the gritty part of dying: the bodies." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2009
3/5 49% Whatever Works (2009) " Whatever Works won't set the world on fire but it has more than its share of riotously hysterical moments and delicious absurdities." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 3, 2009
2/5 44% The Limits of Control (2009) " Every time something seems to be happening, Jarmusch tips us gently back into sleep mode. It's enough to make you long for a sip of one of the countless espressos the nameless man enjoys." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2009
5/5 98% Up (2009) " Even the out-of-place moments and blunt conceits can be forgiven, as they perform dutifully in service to the kind of thrilling movie adventures we regular folks can only dream of, but which the wizards at Pixar perform with ease." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 28, 2009
4/5 89% Sin Nombre (2009) " [Director Fukunaga] spends as little time dwelling on the whole as possible, instead opting for a classic road-trip story of the parts: the people who are emigrating and the gang members trying to kill one of them." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 14, 2009
2/5 64% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) " While The Girlfriend Experience is not a good film by any stretch, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as being, at the very least, worth the time to watch it." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 14, 2009
3/5 62% Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) (2009) " Director Christophe Barratier has not crafted a film for the ages here, but it's a workable, fun piece about family and friendship, full of wonderful songs and musical numbers performed on the Chansonia stage." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2009
3/5 80% Ashes of Time Redux (2008) " Redux clocks in at a slightly shorter running time than any of the previous versions Wong has offered. The tighter edit is a better fit, but ultimately, it's not enough." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2009
4/5 96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) " As much as the film is about war, it's also about the mutability and self-distortion of memory, and that makes animation the ideal medium to paint battle as the surreal experience it is." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 29, 2009
4/5 98% The Wrestler (2008) " Pro wrestling is not an easy subject to take seriously, but director Darren Aronofsky displays it well as a spellbinding muscle ballet, sweaty and bloody, but graceful and addictive all the same." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2009
4/4 79% Gran Torino (2009) " Where Gran Torino fails at social criticism, it succeeds at capturing an engrossing snapshot of the human saga. If itâ(TM)s Clintâ(TM)s last film, itâ(TM)s a perfect ending." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jan 9, 2009
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