Rob Humanick

Rob Humanick

"We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. - T.S. Eliot"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
House Next Door , Projection Booth , Slant Magazine , Stranger Song , Suite101.com
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
732
Total QuickRatings:
74

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 732
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
A 87% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " If the first Hellboy was about the loss of our fathers and the mystery of where we come from, Hellboy II centers on where we are going, and what we do when the mantle passes." — Projection Booth
Posted Feb 6, 2013
C- 64% Quantum of Solace (2008) " This time around, Bond's biggest adversaries are those behind the camera." — Projection Booth
Posted Feb 4, 2013
B- 83% Avatar (2009) " This sci-fi epic would be a masterpiece if judged solely on its technical merits." — Projection Booth
Posted Feb 3, 2013
B 80% Warm Bodies (2013) " The creative production design and earnest script go a long way in elevating so modest a work." — Projection Booth
Posted Feb 2, 2013
B 65% Mama (2013) " No mere shocker, but a thoughtful rumination on what it means to love, lose, and move on from life's cruel blows." — Projection Booth
Posted Feb 1, 2013
C- 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " All style and pose devoid of soul." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 31, 2013
B+ 60% The Last Stand (2013) " If the sequences removed from Sommerton held a little more presence [...] I'd be less hesitant to call The Last Stand anything less than great." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 31, 2013
D 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " It would be different if Hansel & Gretel were only stupid; that it's also boring is unforgivable." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 30, 2013
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) " Few elements of Fallen are completely odious unto themselves, but rolled together it becomes a wave of inescapable proportions." — House Next Door
Posted Jan 27, 2013
B+ —— Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) " Among the most efficient and exciting of the series since the 1954 original" — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 27, 2013
B+ 94% The Dark Knight (2008) " Were films judged entirely by the emotive impact of their opening and closing images, The Dark Knight would be a masterpiece." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 24, 2013
B+ 37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) " Stallone uses his iconic character here to explore the necessary evils of violence through a brutal pop lens." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 24, 2013
A+ 96% Night of the Living Dead (1968) " Subjects us to the kind of unrelenting nightmare we only wish we could wake up from." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 23, 2013
B+ 77% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) (2007) " A first-rate homage to the schlocky, sleazy B-movies of decades past." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 23, 2013
67% Death Proof (2007) " Death Proof doesn't simply comment on its genre inspirations - it adds to their very legacy." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 20, 2013
63% Anna Karenina (2012) " The end result remains quixotically affecting, and more than the sum of its many delirious parts." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 10, 2013
87% Life of Pi (2012) " Martel's novel could have yielded a greater film in different hands, but Lee's work remains one to be grateful for." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 10, 2013
92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " Succeeds less on the merits of aesthetics than its willingness to give in to crowd-pleasing effervescence." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 10, 2013
86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " Yearns to find eternal truths under impossible circumstances, and succeeds with flying colors by my watch." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 10, 2013
81% The Impossible (2012) " What reeks most about The Impossible is that it mistakes adventurous titillation for humanitarian mourning." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 10, 2013
2.5/4 —— Welcome To The Machine (2013) " The focus on Weider's fatherly duties and modest personal insights is what provides the film with its moral grounding." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2013
19% Texas Chainsaw (2013) " Pardon me while I reassess my stance on the death penalty." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 7, 2013
90% Lincoln (2012) " As essential an entry in Spielberg's catalog as his most popular blockbusters and heralded epics." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 5, 2013
92% Skyfall (2012) " What propels this grisly chapter is the characters' keen sense of agency." — Projection Booth
Posted Dec 31, 2012
70% Les Misérables (2012) " Fosse wept." — Projection Booth
Posted Dec 31, 2012
62% Hitchcock (2012) " Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while." — Projection Booth
Posted Dec 31, 2012
78% Flight (2012) " One would be foolish to expect anything less from one of our great humanitarian mainstream artists." — Projection Booth
Posted Dec 31, 2012
88% Django Unchained (2012) " A work that suggests someone brave or foolish enough (or both) to charge into a hellfire with dynamite strapped to their back." — Projection Booth
Posted Dec 31, 2012
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " Butter spread over too much bread, Bilbo might say." — Projection Booth
Posted Dec 17, 2012
3.5/4 73% Miami Connection (2012) " Love it or hate it, it's doubtful you'll ever forget it, and it may just force you to redefine your definition of what constitutes "good" cinema. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2012
B- 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) " Even at its most arm-twistingly obvious, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ultimately ended up leaving me somewhere close to smitten." — Projection Booth
Posted Oct 23, 2012
1.5/4 15% Special Forces (2012) " The film walks a questionable line between Important Issue seriousness and antsy video-game machismo." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2012
2/4 54% Brother (Hermano) (2012) " Venezuelan filmmaker Marcel Rasquin's Hermano is a well-meaning melodrama, equal parts heartfelt and contrived." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2012
3.5/4 64% Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012) " Ya-che Yang's prodigious command of his material suggests an intuitive understanding of film's ability to evoke sensations beyond sight and sound." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 1, 2012
C- 68% Ted (2012) " Only a protracted fight between the titular fuzzball and a well-cast Mark Wahlberg begins to tap into the absurd potential of the concept." — Projection Booth
Posted Jul 31, 2012
B- 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " While it's a breezy and enjoyable two hours, unlike the best of this still burgeoning genre, there's almost nothing to take home with you after the lights go up." — Projection Booth
Posted Jul 3, 2012
3/4 55% Starry Starry Night (2012) " A modestly charming bit of whimsy that hopes to speak to anyone who experienced a sense of emotional injustice during their formative years." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 2, 2012
2/4 40% The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012) " The Girl from the Naked Eye has heart, which is more than can be said of some other recent genre throwbacks, but it ultimately makes barely a splash." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 14, 2012
4/4 97% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) " The rawness of the audio eradicates any lingering notion that war is romantic or exciting, and at times suggests the very battered eardrums of those engaged in combat." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 25, 2012
3.5/4 81% Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2012) " The exquisite live-action Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog may be the family film of the year. " — Slant Magazine
Posted May 22, 2012
B 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " It doesn't have to be a great movie to provide a great experience." — Projection Booth
Posted May 4, 2012
C+ 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " It's hard to overlook the transition from smart to smart-assed and the dispensation of credibility for a weightlessly nihilistic punchline." — Projection Booth
Posted Apr 29, 2012
A- 88% Titanic (1997) " The kind of mass death spectacle Michael Bay is frequently accused (and often guilty) of partaking in is much better encapsulated in Titanic's final third." — Suite101.com
Posted Apr 9, 2012
C- 53% Safe House (2012) " You'll feel bad in the morning for having spent time with it. " — Projection Booth
Posted Apr 7, 2012
C- 43% American Reunion (2012) " A tossed off greatest hits package." — Projection Booth
Posted Apr 7, 2012
D+ 42% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) " Feeding this to a young mind should count as a chargable offense." — Projection Booth
Posted Mar 20, 2012
B 98% The Artist (2011) " Warts and all, The Artist reminds us that the fire is far from extinguished." — Projection Booth
Posted Mar 20, 2012
2/4 0% A Thousand Words (2012) " Sometimes it's hard to tell quite where the incisions start and stop throughout this already uneven creation." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2012
3/4 31% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds (2012) " Perry's considerate plotting is deliberate, perhaps even overlong, but with an attuned sense of people's evolving feelings and relationships." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 24, 2012
C- 57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) " The Phantom Menace's fleeting pleasures aren't even table scraps to my inner child." — Projection Booth
Posted Feb 7, 2012
D 51% The Iron Lady (2012) " One-of-a-kind, chimpanzees-pounding-on-typewriters awfulness." — Projection Booth
Posted Jan 29, 2012
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