Robert Horton

Robert Horton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Robert Horton'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
2/4 78% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "There are enough amusing observations and anecdotes to make the film diverting. Thorpe's own adventure in speech therapy... looks suspiciously like something a documentary filmmaker would do to give his movie a through-line. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 94% Tangerine (2015) "What tips the scales in justifying the movie's screwball-comedy approach is the sheer human vitality of the people on screen, especially Rodriguez and Taylor. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 82% A Hard Day (2015) "There's plenty of healthy pulp here for fans to chew on. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 89% Amour Fou (2015) "Hausner has cast the movie brilliantly: We know volumes about wife, husband, and poet just from their faces and the way they move. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3.5/4 91% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "You watch the movie, and you have the choice to scream at the dire state of existence or to laugh at it. If that's also what you think when you're reflecting on existence, this movie is for you. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 17, 2015
1.5/4 28% The Ardor (2015) "It pays homage to classic filmmaking, it's got two fine-looking international stars, and it calls attention to the environmental crisis in the rainforest. It's still a dumb movie. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Ian McKellen was surely made to play Sherlock Holmes -- that lanky figure and cultivated voice are ideal for the deerstalker hat, the pipe, and the highbrow cogitating. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2/4 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "So dull, so respectable, so full of nice touches and pretty things -- Testament of Youth seems like just the kind of film the real Vera Brittain would have no patience for. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It's possible to approve of how such a billion-dollar apparatus can be this fast and breezy. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "I am a sucker for a good old-fashioned warp in the time-space continuum, and Days of Future Past gives us a spirited one. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 13, 2015
1.5/4 61% Felt (2015) "I'd give the movie more of a break if it weren't for the improvised dialogue that grinds down scene after scene. Those scenes don't look like a portrait of a debased culture; they look like actors searching for something insightful or funny to say. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/4 85% The Tribe (2015) "As a whole experience, The Tribe is definitely unusual -- and I suspect will prove haunting in the memory. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 10, 2015
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Gunn and his cast understand that the interplay among the quirky Guardians is what matters. The next Avengers movie already looks silly by comparison. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 8, 2015
3/4 89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "Like the best of Ghibli's films, Marnie is absolutely in sympathy with its young protagonist; there are no fake grown-up inventions about what kids are like. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 2, 2015
100% One Cut, One Life (2015) "The longer the movie goes on, the more interesting it gets. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/4 90% Bridesmaids (2011) "It's a Hollywood truism that they almost never give Oscar nominations for slapstick comedy. They won't give one to Kristen Wiig for this movie, either. But they should. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "Dawn gets the spectacle going in the late battle. But the story is so thin it develops very little tension along the way. Even odder, the film is really corny. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 30, 2015
70% Welcome to Me (2015) "I was often impressed by its willingness to be awkward. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3.5/4 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) "There's no way this Pixar sequel could match the peerless level of the first two films, and it doesn't, but after a slow start this one gets into gear, and the third act is a barn-burner. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 29, 2015
85% Kung Fu Elliot (2015) "There's some creepy stuff going on in Halifax, folks. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
69% The Salvation (2015) "With the help of two charismatic stars, it does conjure up its share of evocative genre moments. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
89% Spring (2015) "The gene-splicing here is pretty intriguing. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3.5/4 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "The script, adapted by Christopher McQuarrie and the sibling team of Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, is actually ingenious in doling out its herky-jerky storytelling. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 27, 2015
2.5/4 90% Sunshine Superman (2015) "First-time filmmaker Marah Strauch skillfully interweaves the Boenish story -- full of copious vintage footage shot by Carl -- with dramatizations and interviews. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/4 96% G├╝eros (2015) "It's larky, and therefore likable, although the youthful spirit rarely deepens into anything beyond that. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 25, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "You wish the slavish devotion to plot could be entirely forgotten in favor of sun-baked character turns and the amiability of a good ensemble. When those things take over, this film hits its stride. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
74% Beloved Sisters (2015) "With its heavy-breathing material, Beloved Sisters has possibilities, but veteran director Dominik Graf swerves recklessly between the arthouse and soap opera. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
96% Iris (2015) "Unexpected but very entertaining. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "The melodrama that has room to breathe in Hardy's 1874 novel (and the 170-minute 1967 adaptation of the story) is so rushed here that it looks faintly ridiculous. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3/4 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "The Wolfpack reminds us, in extreme terms, that watching movies might be a way of learning how to live. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 19, 2015
90% District 9 (2009) "In using recent political history as the subtext for his story, Blomkamp is following in a long science-fiction tradition: illustrating mankind's persistent stupidity, even after we have supposed learned lessons. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3/4 48% The Film Critic (2015) "The movie's best at wry humor, especially in the way Victor wrests control of the picture back to his own taste (the ending of The Film Critic is the sort he prefers). " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 12, 2015
2.5/4 74% The Connection (2015) "As true-life crime saga go, The Connection admittedly taps out a swift, violent rhythm, and the sunny locations conjure up a Mediterranean cesspool. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/4 85% La Sapienza (2015) "If you can groove into this non-realistic mode, the film casts a spell. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/4 89% The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2015) "There's something undeniably comic about this combination of the cultivated and the infantile. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 5, 2015
97% 1971 (2015) "Even if you have an allergic reaction to dramatic re-enactments in documentary films -- and I confess I get itchy during them -- 1971 provides an exciting, non-hokey account of a remarkable true story. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 53% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "Engrossing material, with a very watchable trio. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 29, 2015
2.5/4 65% Reality (2015) "It's more eerie than funny, like looking into a distorted mirror and realizing there might be some truth there. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 22, 2015
3/4 83% Tangerines (2015) "Nakhashidze is splendid as the malcontent; he carries a life story in his world-weary facial expressions. Casting directors, take heed: This guy is a character-star waiting to be noticed. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 18, 2015
2.5/4 83% Animals (2015) "This kind of movie can boost the fortunes of little-known actors, and it should do that for Dastmalchian and Shaw. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 15, 2015
89% Buzzard (2015) "It only takes a few minutes of watching Buzzard to suspect there's a stubbornly original filmmaker on the scene -- namely Michigan writer/director Joel Potrykus, whose second feature this is. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/4 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "Along with its credible stars, that's enough to predict that Fault is going to find its target audience, big time. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jan 6, 2015
86% Top Five (2014) "It's much less savvy than his stand-up observations. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jan 5, 2015
98% Citizenfour (2014) "[An] absorbing character study. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jan 5, 2015
95% Snowpiercer (2014) "The political allegory would be ham-handed indeed if it were being served up in a more serious context, but the film's zany pulp approach means Bong can get away with the baldness of the metaphor. Who needs plausibility anyway? " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jan 4, 2015
92% Birdman (2014) "Even if it doesn't live up to its festival reviews or its crazy possibilities, Birdman serves so many heady moments it qualifies as a bona fide happening. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jan 2, 2015
98% Boyhood (2014) "By all means, enjoy this movie for its evocation of childhood, but let's also appreciate how Linklater calls for us to reimagine how we might treat movies and childhood: less judgment, less organization, more daydreaming. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jan 2, 2015
27% Annie (2014) "The movie gets messier as it goes, but the actors are peppy and a sense of goodwill pervades. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Dec 19, 2014
54% On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter (2014) "The documentary world is full of thrilling sports videos, but few have the authentic life-and-death stakes of high speed on two wheels. The movie's distinguished pedigree sets it apart, too. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2014
non-numerical 82% The Homesman (2014) "It's a Western. It has very few gunshots, a single scene with Indians, and no grand showdown, but the longer it goes, the clearer it is that Jones has got hold of something sharp about the West. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2014
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