Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Rob Gonsalves'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
2/5 68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) "What started as a beautiful one-off, extended in a pretty decent sequel, has now grown gray at the edges. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
3/5 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) "As a movie, this isn't terrible; none of them have been, really. Each film has gotten a director who has tried to do something simple and honest with Meyer's tormented material. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
4/5 89% The Descendants (2011) "Sort of like a shotgun marriage between Jimmy Buffett and Harry Chapin. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
5/5 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) "For Cronenberg fans who didn't desert him after he stopped blowing up heads and started exploring them, it's yet another intensely calibrated portrait of repression and expression. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) "A smoothly rhythmed piece of work, moving at a pace sufficient to bypass inconvenient questions. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
3/5 51% The Iron Lady (2012) "The filmmakers haven't come to any conclusion about Thatcher or, indeed, why they made a movie about her. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
4/5 79% The Grey (2012) "I can't say I was sorry it was over. But it also has the stark purity of an icicle; it earns my respect if not my love. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
5/5 85% Chronicle (2012) "The finale, indeed, makes a lot of what we've seen in much more expensive superhero films look stupid. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
3/5 97% The Artist (2011) "Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius toys with despair only to gloss over it. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
3/5 17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) "All things being equal, I would rather have seen Crank 3D. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
2/5 28% Project X (2012) "Except for bits concerning the dog, I didn't hear myself laughing. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
2/5 41% Silent House (2012) "The underlit setting occasionally produces unsettling, suggestive imagery, but the technique took me out of the movie. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
4/5 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) "The movie is perfectly pleasant, a smidgen too aware of itself but consistently sharp. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
4/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) "The Hunger Games stomps the Twilight saga flat, and though I found those films somewhat amusing, this one is the real deal... " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
2/5 15% The Moth Diaries (2012) "The problem with a movie this unimaginative and amorphous that tries to be ambiguous is that we're not sure how to take anything it shows us. Ambiguity becomes meaningless game-playing. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
3/5 67% God Bless America (2012) "It isn't a bad movie, but it's a step back from the more daring material Goldthwait's been doing... " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
4/5 95% Marley (2012) "Recounts a short life that seemed to straddle worlds and eras, and perhaps the definitive portrait will never be filmed or written. Until it is, though, there's always the music. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
1/5 22% The Raven (2012) "This movie needs madness and delirium swirling around in it like fog, but all it has is fog. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2012
3/5 44% Rampage (1988) "Basically, in re-editing his film to make a cruder point, Friedkin took out the shadings in his characters and the better work of his leads, and in no way whatsoever did he improve the movie. He in fact systematically made it worse. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 27, 2012
5/5 91% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) "It's a horror movie about horror movies; it destroys horror movies, too. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2012
3/5 33% Touch (1997) "Paul Schrader and comedy have probably never had more than a nodding acquaintance, and that's what they have in this tepid satire. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 24, 2012
5/5 80% Haywire (2012) "Soderbergh takes the opportunity to write a trim visual essay on attack and retreat. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 26, 2012
5/5 No Score Yet Le Camion (1977) "Assuming you don't lose your patience with this sort of meta-goof, The Truck sustains its arrogant tone masterfully. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2012
1/5 6% The Devil Inside (2012) "This is how the world ends: not with a bang or a whimper but with a URL. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 9, 2012
5/5 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) "What it does do, with stomach-freezing efficacy, is to swim around inside the pain of a parent whose child is a monster. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 12, 2011
5/5 79% Melancholia (2011) "Von Trier's plotting isn't always up to the level of his visuals or his emotionally-loaded philosophizing, but on the increasingly timid stage of world cinema he continues to be a giant among ants. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) "This is Clooney in high civic Syriana mode, telling us that we should stay involved and informed even though the system is hopelessly compromised and there's nothing anyone can do about it. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 10, 2011
3/5 94% 50/50 (2011) "50/50 is noble in its own way but not especially affecting. In its homey style and jokiness it's as comfortable as an old shoe, and I don't know that a movie about cancer should be comfortable. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 7, 2011
2/5 93% Drive (2011) "It is the autumn's first golden boy after a summer of lightweight superhero fare, but is truly no richer in thought or spirit than the shallowest comic-book flick. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 19, 2011
4/5 58% Red State (2011) "Red State feels cynical and unresolved, and that's about right, given the thorny areas Smith is wading into. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 5, 2011
4/5 58% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) "The muted photography, which already looks as if it's been blown up for a drive-in screen, joins together with the loud bass-violin score to produce something amusingly retro. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 27, 2011
3/5 72% Fright Night (2011) "Fright Night will not survive parking-lot logic, wherein on the way to the car you begin to trip over the plot holes. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 22, 2011
1/5 61% Final Destination 5 (2011) "There's no wicked fun left in this series. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 15, 2011
5/5 70% The Woman (2011) "Emotionally, it takes us where few horror films do. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 9, 2011
5/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) "The scenes in which Caesar carries out his plans, showing more brains than many a human character in summer blockbusters, are gratifying. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 8, 2011
4/5 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "[A] clean, unpretentious, brawnily entertaining fantasia. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 25, 2011
5/5 91% Eraserhead (1977) "As pure cinema, Eraserhead is in a universe all its own, writing and obeying its own oblique rules. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2011
3/5 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) "The leads, and the bosses, provide fleeting pleasures. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 11, 2011
1/5 44% Bad Teacher (2011) "Sure, Diaz' character doesn't undergo some clichéd redemption, but she doesn't evolve in any other way, either. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 27, 2011
2/5 26% Green Lantern (2011) "Superhero movies have become CGI demo reels, and we go for long stretches wherein nothing organic is on the screen at all, except for the occasional green-screened actor. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 20, 2011
3/5 82% Super 8 (2011) "Super 8 looks back fondly on a year that was pretty chaotic to live through, but doesn't have much to say about that, as it turns out. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 13, 2011
2/5 32% The Ward (2011) "A cliché-ridden thriller. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 10, 2011
3/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "The result is a weird and unstable experience, and I wish I could say I gave in to the lightweight escapism. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 6, 2011
3/5 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) "I didn't laugh a whole lot at this grimier, darker sequel, but I found it consistently more interesting, visually and thematically, than the first. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 30, 2011
5/5 90% Bridesmaids (2011) "The great American mainstream comedy of the year. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 77% Thor (2011) "In the end this isn't a Kenneth Branagh film; it's a Marvel Studios film. About all Branagh brings to it is a certain hairy-chested bravado and a lot of Dutch angles. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 9, 2011
1/5 11% Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) "Its underlying worldview has little to do with its failure.... this could've, and by all rights should've, been a TV miniseries. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 2, 2011
5/5 91% Public Speaking (2011) "In Scorsese's hands, the film, propelled along by Lebowitz' voice, becomes a wistful tribute to the New York City of the '70s " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 25, 2011
4/5 48% Super (2011) "If the tone is uneven, if the "comedy" doesn't yield as many laughs as we're led by the ads to expect, that's only the collateral damage of the destruction Gunn hopes to wreak on the increasingly debased and tired genre. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 22, 2011
4/5 65% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) "With Hauer in the role, Hobo's manic gore-streaked hyperbole begins to make sense. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 18, 2011
1/5 59% Scream 4 (2011) "Fifteen years ago, I ended my Scream review by saying that the horror genre needed a new face. It now needs considerably more than that. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 18, 2011
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