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.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1970
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 67% Space Station 76 (2014) "It's almost as hard to hate Space Station 76 as it is to recommend it without an apologetic grin. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
B 63% The Maze Runner (2014) "It presumes nothing and works hard to make us respect it, a sign of good filmmaking first and franchise building second. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
A- No Score Yet Devoured (2014) "Olliver borrows more than his share from Polanski, but never hides his inspiration, and indeed does justice to it instead of just regurgitating its tricks. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Sep 5, 2014
C- 27% As Above, So Below (2014) "Dear horror movies, ENOUGH WITH THE GODDAMN SHAKY-CAM! " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
C 60% Cloak and Dagger (1984) "For a movie so obsessed with the line between reality and make-believe, it never knows which side it wants to be on. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Aug 13, 2014
C+ 53% Red Dawn (1984) "Red Dawn knows what it wants to say; it just has a hard time saying it, and too often it goes for the easy score instead of really delving into the possibilities of the scenario. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Aug 12, 2014
A 72% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984) "A one-film franchise that never was, too daft and marvelous to expand any further. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Aug 11, 2014
C 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "When you walk in braced for a howler, the occasional good point feels like an unexpected surprise, and even the worst moments are more "been there, done that" than "holy cow this stinks!" " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Nothing ruins a good movie more than calling it a great one, and while Guardians of the Galaxy is good, no one will mistake it for a high point in the MCU. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 31, 2014
A- 66% Lucy (2014) "Lucy is either the dumbest smart film or the smartest dumb film I've ever seen. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
D 71% Revenge of the Nerds (1984) "The kind of movie you saw on video when it was still forbidden fruit and loved it, only to find it much uglier with the rose-colored glasses removed. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 22, 2014
A- 81% The Neverending Story (1984) "Something dark, entrancing and even a little special. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 21, 2014
C 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) "Even if it doesn't offer anything truly memorable, no one will suffer any permanent damage to sit through it. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
B 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "The Purge films are resolutely trash, but they can be great trash if you let them, and they really do tug at the fundaments of our psyche. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
A 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "We're seeing the beauty of simplicity at work here: good storytelling married to interesting characters and meaty concepts. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 10, 2014
A 97% Life Itself (2014) "Life Itself inspires not only those of us who followed [Ebert's] work, but anyone who's looked tough times in the face " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 4, 2014
C+ 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "Deliver Us from Evil can't escape the clich├ęs and silliness that the subgenre inevitably holds, though for a while, director Scott Derrickson convinces us that something better is in the works. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 4, 2014
C+ 48% Earth to Echo (2014) "The thumbs down comes reluctantly, and had audience motion sickness not gotten involved, it might have done much better for itself. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jul 2, 2014
D 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "It's big, dumb and ugly, but you can also avoid it pretty readily if you want. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jun 28, 2014
A 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "Easily one of the best science fiction films of the year. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
A 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "A beautiful dream that helps us deal with the slings and arrows of our banal real world with a little more pluck. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jun 26, 2014
A- 85% Gremlins (1984) "Dante thrives in the spaces between comfort and terror: that mischievous place where you're never quite sure if the monsters are kidding or not. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jun 10, 2014
A 97% Ghostbusters (1984) "Ghostbusters thrives on the fine line between taking it all seriously enough to be scary, then poking fun at it in the most creative ways possible. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jun 9, 2014
B 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "Edge of Tomorrow earns props for marching to a different beat in an increasingly homogenized cinematic culture, and for treating its notions with the same respect it asks from the audience. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B 78% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock (1984) "Not many Trekkies would list The Search for Spock as their first viewing choice, but it rarely lets you down. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Jun 2, 2014
C 49% Maleficent (2014) "It's a lot of effort for very little payoff, something its sinister protagonist is far too awesome to allow. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted May 30, 2014
B+ 85% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) "This movie is batshit insane. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted May 26, 2014
A- 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "The Winter Soldier still rules the Marvel roost this year, but the Merry Mutants over at Fox refused to concede the crown without a fight. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted May 23, 2014
C+ 49% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) "Sooner or later, you have to serve up something more compelling than an abattoir. For Wolf Creek 2, that's the only purpose of the exercise. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted May 16, 2014
B+ 74% Godzilla (2014) "Like its monstrous hero, it moves pretty slow, but when it finally gets where it's going... look out. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted May 16, 2014
C 39% Firestarter (1984) "Firestarter wasn't great, but everyone involved survived... as you will if you ever feel the need to give it another look. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted May 13, 2014
B+ 73% Neighbors (2014) "Neighbors knows the difference between clever and merely tasteless, and brings some solid notions to bear that lend the humor some surprising weight. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted May 9, 2014
A- 86% Sixteen Candles (1984) "High school is high school no matter what the date, and Hughes ensures that the constancies of that age remain unchanged. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted May 5, 2014
B 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Garfield makes a terrific Spidey, and director Marc Webb guides him through the film's elephantine structure with energy and good humor. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted May 2, 2014
C 19% Transcendence (2014) "Bad, but not uninteresting. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Apr 18, 2014
C- 25% Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984) "Considering how long these movies kept going and how many of them there were, it's strange that only this one had everything in its proper place. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Apr 15, 2014
C 48% Rio 2 (2014) "Colorful, blandly inoffensive, test marketed to within an inch of its little life, and set upon the world with a resounding "you could do worse!" " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A- 73% Oculus (2014) "The strongest horror movie since Cabin in the Woods and a testament to what this genre can do in the hands of a real expert. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "Sometimes, the biggest heroes don't need to bash the bad guys. They need only stand up and say 'this isn't right.' " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Apr 3, 2014
B+ 64% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) "As long as they stay in the jungle, this Tarzan may be one of the very best versions of the character you're likely to see. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Apr 1, 2014
A 87% Romancing the Stone (1984) "This may be a lark, but grown-ups need those too and the lack of pandering to teenage sensibilities helps it stand apart from other adventure films of the era. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 31, 2014
A+ 77% Noah (2014) "The Right is dumping on it for its pro-environmental message, which is kind of like condemning the story of Christ for being too sympathetic to the poor. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 27, 2014
C 41% Police Academy (1984) "The movie had its moment in the sun, somebody made a lot of money from it and then it vanished. Mercifully so in most ways, but not without leaving at least a little whiff of younger, happier days behind. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 24, 2014
C 40% Divergent (2014) "Divergent has a few things going for it, but the bulk of its interesting material appears to be on back order. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 22, 2014
B 78% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "The gang's still got it. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 21, 2014
B+ 92% Splash (1984) "Line up a row of Howard's films and ask someone to choose. Chances are, their hands will fall to Splash as often as any other " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 17, 2014
A- 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) "Mr. Peabody and Sherman won't score much in the originality department, but everything else? Aces across the board. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 17, 2014
D 38% Children of the Corn (1984) "Send it to the cornfield, Anthony. That's where it belongs, after all. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
B+ 22% Need For Speed (2014) "It certainly understands its purpose in life, and goes about it with the flair and pizzazz one expects from a modest bit of entertainment. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
C 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) "I'm pretty sure someone quotes Vince Lombardi in the middle of it all. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 7, 2014
A 98% Repo Man (1984) "It's kind of a road movie and kind of a science fiction movie and kind of a look at those unsung heroes who repossess cars amid the haze of serious drug use. " ‐ Mania.com
Posted Mar 4, 2014
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