Robert Newton

Robert Newton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Christian Science Monitor , EDGE Boston , New England Movies Weekly , Worcester Movies
Total Reviews:
26

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 26 of 26
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 79% Earthwork (2011) " Ordal and company do a very good job in matter-of-factly demystifying Herd's own drive - and, by proxy, the creative process in general - transforming a grand old riddle into one tender vittle." — New England Movies Weekly
Posted Dec 2, 2011
4/5 82% Super 8 (2011) " ...a wickedly satisfying E-Ticket thrill ride in the old-school Spielbergian sense of the word." — New England Movies Weekly
Posted Jun 9, 2011
2.5/5 60% The Beaver (2011) " While Gibson - in full-tilt Martin Riggs (from "Lethal Weapon") crazy-pants mode here - makes the part look easy (and ultimately treats mental illness with the seriousness it deserves), the film cannot quite contain him." — New England Movies Weekly
Posted May 16, 2011
2.5/5 77% Thor (2011) " Kenneth Branagh's mother must have needed an operation. Why else would the esteemed actor-turned-director go mercenary for a by-the-numbers comic book adaptation like "Thor"?" — New England Movies Weekly
Posted May 6, 2011
2/5 58% Scream 4 (2011) " The standard, snarky, celebrity-studded opening is repetitive, and the whole movie is loaded with plenty of cheap boo! scares and red herring time-padding." — New England Movies Weekly
Posted Apr 15, 2011
3/5 —— Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! (2008) " Anyone keen to dismiss Falco, who is sometimes referred to as 'the first white rapper,' as a clownish footnote should give this standard yet passionate docudrama a try." — Worcester Movies
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2/5 37% Mars Needs Moms (2011) " Certainly, the very minor Mars Needs Moms is not a grotesque, high-profile creep-out akin to The Polar Express, but with its bowed legs, severe overbite and burlap swaddling clothes, it's not going to be the next Gerber baby, either." — New England Movies Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2011
100% Sidekick (2005) " The performances are solid, with Mucci and Ingram forming a great didactic duo." — EDGE Boston
Posted Jun 23, 2008
B- 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) " Wisely, directors Mark Osborne, DreamWorks vet John Stephenson and their quartet of scribes avoid all the pop culture anachronisms that might quickly date the movie (and really, was a "Matrix" spoof ever really funny?)." — EDGE Boston
Posted Jun 5, 2008
B 98% Surfwise (2007) " HDNet's portrait of a boarding family catches that wave and rides it all the way to shore (and yes, we used a surfing metaphor in a shameless attempt to become more blurbworthy)." — EDGE Boston
Posted May 23, 2008
B 67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) " Here, though, all the silly talking creatures are endearing, and mee-sa no want-sa roast-an any of them on a spit like I did that asinine, decerebrated Stepin Fetchit, Jar-Jar Binks." — EDGE Boston
Posted May 22, 2008
C 45% Why Did I Get Married? (2007) " Critic-proof, many-hatted Tyler Perry has done it again: delivered an overreaching and overexpositional melodrama that opened at No. 1." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Oct 18, 2007
C 26% The Final Season (2007) " Sports more baseball clich├ęs than Scarface had swearwords." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Oct 11, 2007
C- 14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) " Walden Media's success at making the worlds of Narnia and Terabithia feel real on screen does not translate into the same magic in adapting Susan Cooper's series of young-adult fantasy novels." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Oct 4, 2007
A- 83% The Rape of Europa (2007) " Hitler's methodical plan to plunder and destroy Europe's great works of art gets lush treatment in this comprehensive documentary." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Oct 4, 2007
C 5% Good Luck Chuck (2007) " Tony-winner Dan Fogler, as Cook's childhood friend, is embarrassingly foul, and even criminally cute Jessica Alba is wasted, playing Cook's painfully clumsy gal pal/penguin nut in this alternately warm and ugly ball of whacks." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Sep 20, 2007
D+ 29% Dragon Wars (2007) " The concept here is fun -- good and evil dragons of ancient Korean legend do battle in modern-day Los Angeles -- but a lazy and amateurish script and embarrassingly hollow acting hobble it right out of the gate." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Sep 20, 2007
C 13% Mr. Woodcock (2007) " Maybe the writers dwelled on some trite self-help mantra to delude themselves into thinking that the giggles that the title inspires would carry for 90 minutes." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Sep 14, 2007
C+ 67% Shoot 'Em Up (2007) " There is not yet an expression to describe how over-the-top this hyperkinetic action comedy is, from its John Woo/Rube Goldberg inspired set pieces to its painful self-awareness of its own darned cleverness." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Sep 6, 2007
D 15% The Brothers Solomon (2007) " At best, it's a five-minute late-night sketch; at worst, a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Sep 6, 2007
C- 20% Death Sentence (2007) " With the subtlety of a bulldozer comes this dubiously pedigreed revenge thriller." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Aug 30, 2007
C+ 16% The Last Legion (2007) " This take on the Arthurian legend is flawed but watchable." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Aug 23, 2007
B 44% Night at the Museum (2006) " The script by "Reno 911!" creators Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon gives hyperkinetic life to both a fantastic set and comedy legends Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Dec 21, 2006
B 86% Slither (2006) " Gunn, who started off with schlockmeisters Troma Films, calls on that no-budget sensibility and lets the writing do the talking, with us doing the shrieking and most memorably, the laughing." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 30, 2006
B- 43% She's the Man (2006) " It leaves viewers wanting more -- if not more Bard, then at least more of its hyperkinetic, unabashed young star." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 16, 2006
C+ 26% The Shaggy Dog (2006) " At least it is not a beast as dull as Doogal or as piddling as The Pink Panther." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 9, 2006
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