Rob Vaux

Rob Vaux

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Rob Vaux'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
2.5/5 12% Sinister 2 (2015) "That ultra-low Rotten Tomatoes score is misleading: this is better than you think. But at the end of the day, it faces one pitfall too many, stumbling into mediocrity despite itself. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "It goes down as easy as the cocktails the heroes quaff like clockwork, and while you probably won't remember it in the morning, it won't leave any lingering bad taste. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Aug 13, 2015
2/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "The Magnificent Ambersons of superhero movies: a sad example of huge potential ruthlessly trampled by a studio system run wild. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Aug 7, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "A late summer treat: proving that hard work and care can still make for a rousing good time. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jul 31, 2015
0/5 17% Pixels (2015) "This is a lazy f***ing movie. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jul 24, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "What might have been a game changer becomes simply a better-than-average rom-com: a noble effort to be sure but one that leaves a little too much potential untapped. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "At the end of the day Ant-Man ranks as one of the franchise's better efforts " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/5 54% Minions (2015) "It keeps most of its modest promises and if its shortcomings stand out, you can't say you didn't see them coming. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The kind of Part Five that makes you really wish you were watching Part One. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jul 1, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) " We're sorry we ever doubted you guys. It's really great to have you back. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "I'd call it the best of the Jurassic films after the original, and considering that they're virtually interchangeable, that distinctiveness takes some doing. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 12, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Stan Lee says, "Excelsior." If that doesn't get you bouncing off the walls, you've clearly come to the wrong franchise. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 12, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "Ex Machina immediately enters the running for the best science fiction film of the year just by following through on the promise of its concept. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 12, 2015
60% Unfriended (2015) "I wouldn't call it brilliant horror, but it is effective horror... and if you squint at it right, it actually has something to say about the world we live in. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 12, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "I'm waiting for the scene in this series when Vin Diesel straps himself to a Wile E. Coyote rocket and lights the fuse. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 12, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "Ferrell has made shaky projects work on pure star power before, but even he seems to have given up on this one. The audience is strongly advised to follow his example. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 12, 2015
30% Insurgent (2015) "Ah, that story we ordered last year finally arrived. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 12, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "For those who don't look for miracles, this Cinderella resolutely delivers everything you could reasonably expect. " ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 12, 2015
B+ 82% Black Sea (2015) "It might not be the most original submarine movie you've ever seen, but don't be surprised if it ranks among the better ones. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
A 60% The Last Unicorn (1982) "We don't see stories like this anymore. In point of fact, we never did... which makes this movie all the more wonderful. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 16, 2015
B- 34% Blackhat (2015) "While it isn't great, the director's technical flourishes and storytelling elements remain consistently compelling, " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 16, 2015
A- 98% Paddington (2015) "The movies can still be worth it, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. If you need proof, look no further than Paddington. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 16, 2015
C 44% Runaway (1984) "A cautionary tale about robots run amok that ages as badly as keyboard ties and shoulder pads. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 9, 2015
D 9% Taken 3 (2015) "[It] isn't so much out of gas as it is dragging itself away from the stalled car across the baking desert by its fingernails. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 9, 2015
F 20% Breakin' 2 - Electric Boogaloo (1984) "Its blithe self-confidence shows not the slightest inkling of just how terrible it all is: a wonderful kind of terrible that makes you weep for joy. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 5, 2015
C+ 72% Big Eyes (2014) "The talk at Denny's afterwards is going to be much more enjoyable than the movie itself. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B 71% Into the Woods (2014) "It performs its duties competently, benefits from some fantastic casting, and gives us some fun tunes to whistle on our way home. But Sondheim was hunting for bigger game. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 5, 2015
C- 22% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "This is a case of taking things too far without the proper structure in place, leaving it trapped like its hapless protagonists far from safety. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B+ 80% 1984 (1984) "Its accuracy goes hand-in-hand with its unobtrusive nature, perfectly creating the ordinariness of Orwell's dystopian nightmare in ways that unsettle you only in retrospect. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Dec 18, 2014
B- 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Even Jackson seems a little weary of Middle-earth by now, a land whose cinematic history The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an overly delayed close. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Dec 18, 2014
A 80% Starman (1984) " We see a sweet side to the director that never appeared anywhere else: an emotional palate that he rarely indulged in, but which he handles with surprising grace and subtlety. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Dec 16, 2014
B- 56% Dune (1984) " It's bad - as bad as they come - but also built to last, and as the years roll on, its fascinating qualities continue to grow. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Dec 15, 2014
C 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "A well-meaning movie directed by one of the greatest filmmakers of all time who just can't get his finger on the pulse of this story. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Dec 12, 2014
D 11% The Pyramid (2014) "Ah, found footage: my old nemesis. We meet again. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Dec 7, 2014
A 98% The Babadook (2014) "It wants to get to the core of our fears: the ones that don't need a fright mask to keep us up at night. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Dec 7, 2014
D 7% Supergirl (1984) "A festering dump of bad ideas, corny lines and Hollywood excess. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 24, 2014
B 38% V/H/S: Viral (2014) "I credit it for really engaging with our culture's omnipresent voyeurism instead of just using it as an excuse to cut the budget. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 24, 2014
B+ 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " It doesn't pull the trick off quite as slickly as it should, but it never fails to engage us and more importantly, it leaves us wanting more. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 24, 2014
B 82% Night of the Comet (1984) "The irreverence at the perceived end of the world constitutes Night of the Comet's biggest selling point: borrowing some of the cheekiness that George A. Romero used so well, and making it the main dish rather than the garnish. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 18, 2014
C 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) " Its overall desperation makes it a much more depressing experience than the first one, despite sporadic fits of humor. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 17, 2014
D 21% Missing in Action (1984) "CHUCK NORRIS WILL KILL YOU WITH HIS GIANT MECHANICAL DEATH PENIS!!! " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 17, 2014
A 94% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) " Not since the shower scene in Psycho did one director discover our most intimate vulnerabilities: in bed, while we're asleep, in a state of consciousness where absolutely no one could help us. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 11, 2014
D 25% Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) " It had its moment and then vanished, like all garbage does. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 11, 2014
B+ 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "With this film, Disney expresses a willingness to test new waters in a genre flirting with stagnation. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 8, 2014
B 72% Interstellar (2014) "Whenever Christopher Nolan has something to say, it pays to listen. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Nov 8, 2014
D+ 17% C.H.U.D. (Chud) (1984) "Boring in the extreme, lurching along in search of diversion before fitfully delivering what the customers presumably paid to see. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
C 75% Dreamscape (1984) "I really wanted Dreamscape to work and when I was younger, it probably worked better. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
F 60% Ninja III: The Domination (1984) "It distills the 80s down into diamond-hard pellets, dumps them into a shotgun, and unloads both barrels right in your face. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
F 33% Sheena (1984) "An earnest mid-80s attempt to bring a comic-book heroine to life in ways that make Halle Berry's Catwoman look like Anne Hathaway's Catwoman. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
B+ 28% House on Haunted Hill (1999) "In our post-torture-porn era of gloom and doom, its ebullience feels like a breath of fresh air. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
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