Robert Payne

Robert Payne

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 74% Swimming (2000) " Building slowly and subtly, the film, sporting a breezy spontaneity and realistically drawn characterizations, develops into a significant character study that is both moving and wise. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jul 26, 2002
3.5/4 88% Almost Famous (2000) " The ... probably most important factor behind Almost Famous' genius is the wealth of magical movie moments with which Cameron dots his labor of love. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 90% Show Me Love (1999) " Successfully captures the frenzied angst and boredom of youth, as well as the powerful, unbridled emotions of first love. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 67% Charlie's Angels (2000) " This Angels clearly rocks. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 22% Coyote Ugly (2000) " A homogenized and humdrum cinematic. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 88% American Beauty (1999) " Though the film is outrageously entertaining, its relentless struggle to find social relevance becomes so heavy-handed that it leaves you feeling sucker-punched. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 57% Never Been Kissed (1999) " This is a film that doesn't worry about being bad, doesn't even try for passable. Why bother? " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 74% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) " Kubrick fans would do wisely to sit back, take a deep breath, and just appreciate Eyes Wide Shut for what the film is -- a departed master's final gift. We will never see the likes of it again. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 24% Loser (2000) " The flick is hollow. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 13% Whipped (1999) " A 90-minute blab session between a bunch of horny dudes that could easily have been called In the Company of Idiots. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 84% Meet the Parents (2000) " The real comic bite comes from the combustible energy between the two lead actors. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 26% Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) " Donkey-Boy exists in an uneasy space between documentary, improvisation, and fictional narrative, and often makes one suspect that Korine may be exploiting his oddball cast. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 26% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) " It's depressing that films like The Klumps pass for seasoned comedy in the beginning of the 21st century. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 83% The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) " A quietly disturbing, visually dazzling anomaly. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 70% Dick (1999) " The thing Dick resembles most is a wildly uneven Saturday Night Live skit. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 31% 28 Days (2000) " Betty Thomas' amiable little rehab romantic dramedy 28 Days may aspire to be more, but it's clearly another member of this disingenuous movie family. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
.5/4 20% Autumn in New York (2000) " I couldn't help rooting for Charlotte's tumor. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 28% Gossip (1999) " Gossip is truly brainless, over-the-top Hollywood fun. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 20% The Crew (2000) " In a summer filled with crappy gross-out comedies, The Crew is a pleasant and amusing alternative. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 30% Big Momma's House (2000) " An infectious, good-hearted bag of fun. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 86% The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) " Little of the material feels distinctive, fresh, or insightful -- let alone edgy. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) " The problems with Grinch stem from the lackluster script. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 42% What Planet Are You From? (2000) " This loony battle of the sexes flick offers a generous supply of laughs for fans of broad humor and actor/screenwriter Garry Shandling. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 54% Scary Movie (2000) " When it comes to pushing the envelope in comedy, the Farrelly brothers have nothing on those badass Wayans. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 11% Boys and Girls (2000) " Boys and Girls is a nondescript nothing of a film. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 62% The Patriot (2000) " A walloping entertainment. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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