Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Film School Rejects
Total Reviews:
148

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B- 50% Coldwater (2014) " Strong lead performances and attractive cinematography are occasionally overwhelmed by a spotty script, but the end product is suspenseful and compelling enough and marks Boudousqué, Burns and Grashaw as talents to watch." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 13, 2014
B 40% Beneath (2014) " Beneath shakes off its generic trappings early on to deliver a fantastic blend of chills and thrills, and the script keeps viewers guessing in a way that never feels manipulative or cheap." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 15, 2014
B 100% Tristana (1970) " Both leads give strong performances, and even though they don't engender an emotional response from viewers for most of the film their characters remain powerfully heartfelt creations." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 10, 2014
B+ 56% The Big Ask (2014) " The Big Ask begins with a loose cannon of a premise, but the resulting damage is precise in its effect and power." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 3, 2014
B- 86% The Discoverers (2014) " The Discoverers is a fine little film that succeeds emotionally and comedically thanks to its dialogue and two lead performances." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 16, 2014
C- 44% In the Blood (2014) " It's good to see Carano get another crack at a lead role, but In the Blood is not good. It wastes her greatest gifts by trying to stretch her and the film's budget too thin." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 2, 2014
A- 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " I'm no comic or Marvel fanboy, but this is magnificent and wondrous entertainment." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 30, 2014
20% Sabotage (2014) " If your sole requirement for a "good" Schwarzenegger film is bullets, blood, and cigar smoke then head out to the theater now as this is the movie for you." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 27, 2014
B+ 77% The Den (2014) " The Den isn't up to the level of format/genre classics like the first two [rec] films, but it's easily one of the best FF-like movies to hit screens in the last five years." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 20, 2014
B- 52% Lucky Bastard (2014) " It's a surprisingly effective little thriller that entertains with laughs, nudity, and a third act bloodletting that feels a bit like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls." — Film School Rejects
Posted Feb 21, 2014
B- 38% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " It's not quite as scary as the four that came before. It is better written and acted though, and that alone is a triumph for a found-footage film." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 3, 2014
B 64% 2 Guns (2013) " What it lacks in robots and superheroes it more than makes up for in laughs, gunplay and personality." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 1, 2014
B- 98% Blackfish (2013) " Gabriela Cowperthwaite's new documentary Blackfish is a searing indictment of the entire killer whale-as-entertainment industry." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 1, 2014
B- 70% V/H/S/2 (2013) " Inconsistency aside, this franchise remains a shot in the arm for horror fans, and it would be great to see them continue to make it an annual tradition with new writers/directors sharing billing each time." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 31, 2013
C+ 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Action scenes shouldn't be dull, especially large-scale ones devastating half of a city, but that's exactly what threatens to happen here." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 21, 2013
C+ 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Iron Man 3 is an decent movie that really should have been far better with this pedigree." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 17, 2013
A 84% Upstream Color (2013) " You have to work a bit harder to put the pieces together and you're responsible for the answers, but the effort is paid back with an exhalation, a single expression on Kris' face and the recognition of it in your own." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 17, 2013
B- 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " As the middle film in a trilogy, albeit a four-film one, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire mostly succeeds where it counts." — Film School Rejects
Posted Nov 21, 2013
C+ 63% Dear Mr. Watterson (2013) " An affectionate and personable look at the effect of one man's work on others that doesn't say much beyond that." — Film School Rejects
Posted Nov 19, 2013
C+ 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " The cast is the film's biggest asset as just about everyone brings their A-game." — Film School Rejects
Posted Nov 19, 2013
C+ 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Story gaps aside, the film works better during the handful of pure action sequences, and it's here where director Gavin Hood takes the lead over screenwriter Gavin Hood." — Film School Rejects
Posted Nov 19, 2013
C 63% The Sacrament (2014) " The Sacrament is worth a watch for fans of the director and cast, but its lack of purpose or anything to say limits its staying power dramatically." — Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 2, 2013
B+ —— Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da (Confession of Murder) (2014) " The film also fills the screen with spectacular stunt work, set pieces that thrill with both insanity and absurdity, and a generous helping of tension-releasing humor." — Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 2, 2013
A 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Blue Ruin is tragedy on an intimate scale, but don't let its tiny budget fool you. It looks far more costly, which is fitting as its emotional toll is higher than the norm too." — Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 2, 2013
A- 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) " The result is an at times harrowing, heartbreaking and hopeful look at the best and worst humanity has to offer." — Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 24, 2013
B 70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " If you demand a strong narrative instead of simply preferring it then go ahead and cross this one off your list right now, but if you watch fight films primarily for the fights then Man of Tai Chi will not disappoint." — Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 23, 2013
C- 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " Three Days of the Condor showed us why we shouldn't trust the government nearly forty years ago, and it still feels fresher and more relevant than this film." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 30, 2013
D- 2% Getaway (2013) " Apparently paid by the word, Gomez infuses her never-ending word bubbles with all the emotion and gravitas of a tweet declaring her disdain for pumpkin-flavored lattes." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 30, 2013
A- 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " It's dark, wonderfully twisted and laugh out loud funny... but it might just leave you questioning exactly why you enjoyed it so much. And you will enjoy it." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 28, 2013
B 56% Inch'Allah (2013) " Inch'Allah is a powerful tale that loses its way in the final act, but while it damages the movie it can't lessen all that came before. It also can't lessen our awareness of the very sad reality." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 26, 2013
D+ 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones may appeal to fans of the books who already know the complete story and simply want to see it brought to life onscreen, but for everyone else it's just a jumbled mess." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 21, 2013
B 74% You're Next (2013) " While it misses the mark in some important areas it comes far closer than most. And bottom line? It's a fun and bloody good time at the movies." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 21, 2013
C- 41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " If nothing else his film stands out for its quaint scale in a summer of gigantic blockbusters, but that lack of size isn't enough to warrant a watch." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 7, 2013
C 68% Elysium (2013) " It turns out Elysium isn't the summer's savior that some may have hoped, and worse, it's actually a lesser film than some of this season's other big movies that underwhelmed." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 7, 2013
B —— Deliver Us From Evil (Fri os fra det onde) (2009) " Deliver Us From Evil makes no excuses for the actions of its antagonists, but it's still interested in exploring the motivations of all involved." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 1, 2013
B+ 94% A Band Called Death (2013) " Thanks to the new revelatory and inspiring documentary A Band Called Death, the truth behind the band's nearly simultaneous birth and death may yet find them their proper place in music history." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 1, 2013
B 84% 100 Bloody Acres (2013) " 100 Bloody Acres is extremely funny comedy for viewers who can handle bloodshed, death and yappy little dogs being kicked across the room. (No dogs were harmed in the making of this film.)" — Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 21, 2013
B 85% The Way Way Back (2013) " The Way, Way Back is a funny and wonderfully-told tale about the beginning of one teen's autonomy at a time where everything remains out of his control." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 5, 2013
D- —— Wither (2013) Film School Rejects
Posted May 9, 2013
A- 85% Graceland (2013) " Graceland is a deceptively simple thriller with a smart setup and a cruelly efficient execution." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 28, 2013
B- 54% Oblivion (2013) " Jack's journey is allowed to feel natural (if increasingly obvious) as he moves closer to the unknown dangers hidden behind the truth, and the trip is ultimately a rewarding one." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 19, 2013
B 59% Detour (2013) " It's easy to get bored by the necessary repetition found in a setup like this, but the script finds more than a few ways to keep things moving." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 28, 2013
B 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " What it does get right is the sheer adrenaline rush of watching kinetic cinema crafted by a serious and talented filmmaker unafraid of showing onscreen carnage in his quest to entertain and create a new action hero." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 22, 2013
B- 62% Evil Dead (2013) " Evil Dead is a better film than was probably expected, but as good as the effects and bloodwork are here -- and they are jaw-droppingly fantastic -- they don't make up for the film's incredibly shoddy and flaccid script." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 11, 2013
B —— Entrance (2012) Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 22, 2013
B- 63% Delicacy (2012) Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 22, 2013
C 44% Gut (2012) Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 22, 2013
—— Blind Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 22, 2013
C+ 56% American Mary (2013) " American Mary is not a great film, but it's a great deal of fun." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 22, 2013
C+ 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " Viewers have come to expect visceral combat between characters who feel tangible in their appearance and reactions, but there's none of that here." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 10, 2012
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