Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Robin Clifford'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
B- 75% Good Kill (2015) ""Good Kill" has its heart in the right place in questioning the morality of the indiscriminate use of killer drones. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted May 15, 2015
B 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "I wanted get my socks knocked off but they were still on my feet as I left the theater. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted May 15, 2015
B+ 59% 5 Flights Up (2015) "the film and its main characters struck a chord within me. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted May 7, 2015
C+ 43% The D Train (2015) "In the end, though, I did not have any sympathy for lying Dan (Black) or narcissistic Oliver (Marsden), making "The D Train" less than likable " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted May 7, 2015
B+ 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "The newest "Far from the Madding Crowd" is a modern feeling film that is a showcase for the talented Carey Mulligan. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted May 7, 2015
B+ 86% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "The main thing I got out of "I Am Big Bird" is this: Big Bird = unconditional love. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted May 7, 2015
B+ 98% About Elly (2015) "The ensemble cast is excellent with all giving solid performances and imbue their characters with believable depth and complexity. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted May 6, 2015
B 98% Iris (2015) "[Albert] Maysles has a rich subject matter and tells the story of Iris Apfel's remarkable career, her marriage to husband Carl, who celebrated his 100th birthday during the making of "Iris," and her lasting influence on the fashion business. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted May 6, 2015
A- No Score Yet The Doll (Lalka) (1969) " "Lalka" is a near masterpiece and Has deserves the belated attention to a great filmmaker. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 28, 2015
B 78% 24 Days (2015) "...a powerful family drama that has marked political and social overtones. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2015
B 62% The Water Diviner (2015) "...tells a moving tale of a man's love for his sons and the lengths he is willing to go to return his boys home. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2015
B 67% 5 to 7 (2015) "there is a likable quality to "5 to 7" that had me charmed from start to finish " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 23, 2015
C+ 49% True Story (2015) "...never developed any sympathy for the two key players. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B 93% Monkey Kingdom (2015) " The filmmakers bring us to places and creatures we would never see otherwise, so we get education along with the entertainment " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B+ 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) ""Lambert & Stamp" is a niche film, but it is a big niche with generations of Who fans that have been loyal to the band for decades. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 16, 2015
B 92% Ex Machina (2015) "The best thing about "Ex Machina" is the robotic depiction of Ava, a sleek humanoid that exudes sex appeal. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 13, 2015
B 9% Kill Me Three Times (2015) ""Kill Me Three Times" is a true ensemble film that gives all of its many characters equal shrift in a comic book way, with Simon Pegg's Charlie the glue that binds the stories. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 9, 2015
A 92% The Saragossa Manuscript (1999) "I do not hesitate to call "The Saragossa Manuscript" a masterpiece in every way. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 9, 2015
A 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "The combination of talents and temperaments of two great artists makes for a work of such beauty and depth that is, indeed, breathtaking. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B+ 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "What should be a tragic story has so many upbeat turns that it charming and effective. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 24, 2015
B 78% Danny Collins (2015) "Dan Fogelman has proven to be an effective scripter and shows maturity in his first time at the helm. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 20, 2015
C+ 16% The Gunman (2015) ""The Gunman" does not hold up well to scrutiny as it rehashes subjects done better in other films, including Morel's first two features. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 20, 2015
C+ 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "strikes home the incredible power of corporations to institute change for their own aggrandizement. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B+ 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "While the nauseating statistics about rape and sexual abuse are prominent in the film, it is the dedication of the growing numbers of victims coming forth that will cause change. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B+ 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "Though there is no action, there is vibrancy to the dialog that enthralls for the duration of the film. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B 97% '71 (2015) ""'71" is a well-crafted, tense film and an excellent debut for its authors. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 12, 2015
C- 30% Chappie (2015) "For what it is, "Chappie" has its entertaining bits and will appeal to the younger crowd - not too young since it is rated "R" - but it is too clich├ęd and redundant for me. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Mar 11, 2015
C 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "[Anthony Hopkins] uses his usual ticks and mannerisms but gives the only fully dimensioned performance in the film. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 27, 2015
B- 79% Bluebird (2014) "Amy Morton gives a solid performance and is the strongest element of "Bluebird." " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 27, 2015
B- 83% Queen and Country (2015) "Will John Boorman turn his pair of [personal] films into a trilogy? " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 26, 2015
B+ 96% Red Army (2015) ""Red Army" is one of the best documentaries from 2014 " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 17, 2015
B 90% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) "Mariana and Ricky's stories develop separately but are solidly linked by a mother's love for her child. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 16, 2015
B+ 80% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) "...a creative piece of filmmaking that should strike a chord with the zombie lovers everywhere. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B- 77% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "...a labor of love by all involved and for those that have been with the franchise since it made its first appearance on the Nickelodeon channel way back in 1999. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2015
C+ 88% Actress (2014) " "Actress" is a calling card that is less a documentary than it is an audition. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Feb 2, 2015
B- 38% Black or White (2015) "The caliber of the acting by Costner, Spencer and Anthony Mackie is better than the script deserves. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 31, 2015
B 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The Dardennes craft an interesting slice of life that is not wrought with dramatic flair. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2015
B- 49% Cake (2015) "[Jennifer Aniston gives] a big performance in a small, personal film. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2015
B+ 86% Killers (2015) "...an exciting, if gruesome, thriller. It is definitely not for everyone but those it does aim at hits a bull's-eye. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 22, 2015
B+ 98% Paddington (2015) ""Paddington" is mostly live action but the little bruin is a mastery of convincing and effective CGI. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 20, 2015
B 84% Predestination (2015) ""Predestination" is a pleasant surprise and solid science fiction. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2015
C+ 46% The Gambler (2014) "The best things about "The Gambler" are the supporting characters. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 27, 2014
C+ 71% Into the Woods (2014) "For fans of stage and screen musicals, though, "Into the Woods" should be a big hit. [I am definitely NOT a fan...] " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 26, 2014
A- 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "...a wonderful amalgamation of beautiful images, often breath-taking, and a charming and sweetly told story. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 23, 2014
B 91% The Way He Looks (2014) "Writer Daniel Ribeiro shows a talent in creating a believable YA story that is not conventional in style, content and tone and directs his young cast with a deft hand. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 19, 2014
C 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) ""Exodus: Gods and Kings" is heavily laden with CGI special effects that, like the rest of the film, feels manufactured, not created with an artistic eye. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Dec 13, 2014
B 73% Point and Shoot (2014) " The whole of the "Point and Shoot" is greater than the sum of its parts and deserves attention. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 22, 2014
B+ 82% The Homesman (2014) "Tommy Lee Jones shows a deft hand at drama, but infuses the story with humor, too. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 21, 2014
A 88% Foxcatcher (2014) ""Foxcatcher" will likely get lots of (deserved) awards buzz. It is one of the best films of the year, if not the best. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 16, 2014
C + 77% Rosewater (2014) "[Jon Stewart] tells Maziar Bahari's story with the earnestness of a fledgling filmmaker with something to say. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 7, 2014
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