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
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 89% 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% Güeros (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 50% 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 89% 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 52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "Engrossing material, with a very watchable trio. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted May 29, 2015
2.5/4 64% 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
3.5/4 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "The voice acting is very funny and the 3D is ingenious. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Sep 24, 2014
90% The Kill Team (2014) "Is the story of The Kill Team singular? That's the unspoken question that hangs over this award-winning documentary, another artifact from the "war on terror." " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/4 50% Cannibal (2014) "No, this cannibal we do not root for -- although eventually we might feel pity. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jul 31, 2014
83% As It Is In Heaven (2014) "For the most part this movie joins other recent cult studies in identifying the apocalyptic simmer that runs beneath current American culture. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2014
65% The Rover (2014) "Rey is dull-witted and childlike, and although Pattinson might be over-busy at times, his twitchy performance makes an effective contrast with his co-star. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2014
95% Particle Fever (2014) "[The film] serves as a needed reminder of the excitement of science, a practice that need not be left exclusively to nerds. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2014
62% Dans Paris (2007) "Dans Paris is not merely allusive to the French New Wave, it's practically Tarantino-esque. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 14, 2013
No Score Yet 10:30 P.M. Summer (2007) "Jules Dassin's sense of craft trumps the art-cinema pretensions of 10:30 P.M. Summer " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2013
60% Bad Milo! (2013) "It's funny, it's gross, and it has a few serious things on its mind. Is it any wonder David Cronenberg is thanked in the end credits? " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2013
0% RAD (1986) "Any film calling itself Rad had best be taken with a grain of salt, regardless of its subject matter. As it happens, the subject matter of Rad constitutes probably the dorkiest storyline we've seen this year. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Aug 21, 2012
52% Grassroots (2012) "The treatment here is unabashedly on the side of the misfit idealists; it's possible Grassroots would be a better movie with a couple of grains of salt in its recipe. But its spirit feels authentic. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Jun 25, 2012
100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011) "To hear the soaring craziness of Fishbone's "Sunless Saturday" is to wonder how such musical inspiration could possibly miss. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Dec 16, 2011
74% The Whistleblower (2011) "Whether this will get viewers interested in the subject at hand or numbed by the cruelty of it remains to be seen, but if any story deserves to generate outrage, this one certainly does. " ‐ HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
Posted Aug 19, 2011
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