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.

Rob Humanick'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
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
77% 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 69% 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 67% 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- 67% 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- 72% 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 98% 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+ 91% 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 97% 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
.5/4 26% Underworld Awakening (2012) "The only thing that manages to outpace Underworld: Awakening's ineptitude is its utter soullessness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2012
B- 88% Nikita (La Femme Nikita) (1990) "A cool sensory indulgence, but irksomely lightweight. " ‐ Projection Booth
Posted Jan 15, 2012
C- 88% Awakenings (1990) "Maybe life affirming, but hardly life-changing. " ‐ Projection Booth
Posted Jan 15, 2012
C 85% Bugsy (1991) "Exhausting in all the wrong ways. " ‐ Projection Booth
Posted Jan 15, 2012
B 80% Young Adult (2011) "Often hilarious and true, but saddled with too much unexamined anger. " ‐ Projection Booth
Posted Jan 15, 2012
C- 59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) "The effort to reproduce the spontaneity of the previous film's success imbues A Game of Shadows with a weary tone of overexertion. " ‐ Projection Booth
Posted Jan 15, 2012
D+ 81% Clueless (1995) "A gag-inducing Four Loko misfire. " ‐ Projection Booth
Posted Jan 15, 2012
B+ 61% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) "Steeped in a smartness and sincerity becoming of its Shakespearean roots. " ‐ Projection Booth
Posted Jan 15, 2012
4/4 96% In the Family (2012) "An acutely felt, altogether devastating family drama as intimate and affecting as it is sprawling and untamed. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2011
2.5/4 86% In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery (2011) "It's regretful when the film essentially turns into little more than a good-mannered advertisement for a cemetery. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 30% The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) "I'll grant benefit of the doubt. Right before I huddle in the fetal position and ease my fractured soul with a few hours of Fraggle Rock. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Nov 12, 2011
3/5 35% Immortals (2011) "The fact is that Immortals would be better if it were a silent movie. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Nov 12, 2011
1/5 3% Jack and Jill (2011) "Forgive my stereotyping when I observe that most of the people who were laughing were also the same folks generous enough to share their cell phones. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Nov 11, 2011
2/4 38% God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz (2011) "It betrays the essence of its subject while attempting to make it more streamlined and palatable for the apathetic viewer. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2011
3/5 69% It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958) "In tone, it's really the predecessor of James Cameron's gung-ho sequel Aliens. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Oct 31, 2011
5/5 81% It Came from Outer Space (1953) "If anything, a modern vantage point reaffirms how devastatingly the film hits the nail on the head. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Oct 31, 2011
3/5 71% This Island Earth (1955) "Worth consideration from anyone who enjoys their profundity with a side of cheese. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Oct 31, 2011
5/5 98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) "Among the most thrilling cliffhangers in all of cinema. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Oct 30, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Red Planet Mars (1952) "Achieves genuine science fiction with a nearly entire absence of sci-fi subjects on screen. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Oct 28, 2011
4/5 89% The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) "Earns its ponderous tone, and the final moments are as fitting as they are unexpected. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Oct 28, 2011
2/5 50% The Killer Shrews (1959) "Not particularly watchable until the climax. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Oct 26, 2011
1/4 8% 13 (2011) "Reinforces the popular notion that remakes are essentially low-reaching affairs that result from a lack of ideas. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 26, 2011
3/5 70% Attack of the Giant Leeches (1960) "This particular monster opus is a fling equivalent, spontaneous and brisk and giddy. Sometimes, we all can use a one night stand. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Oct 25, 2011
4/5 67% Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) "Smarter than you'd be right in expecting a movie called Attack of the Crab Monsters to be, and this is in part because the crabs themselves are that much smarter, too. " ‐ Suite101.com
Posted Oct 25, 2011
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