Robin Clifford

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Robin, with his wife Laura (, began reviewing films on a local cable access station in 1991. The show, Reeling, has since expanded into a number of major access stations, including Boston's BNN network. We have also established a film review column for a local chain newspaper in our home town of Malden MA. We are contributing reviewers on a number of entertainment sites. Our goal is to move our TV program into the commercial realm and continue to improve the quality and content of our written review to help promote a greater understanding of the movie media.
Reeling Reviews
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association, Online Film Critics Society
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Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 3081
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B- 57% Capital (2013) " "Capital" gives an intriguing look into the high-level workings of corporate Europe through the eyes of Tourneuil in an effective character study." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 12, 2013
B 60% Ender's Game (2013) " This is pure science fiction fantasy that should prove a crowd pleaser as the holiday season begins." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Nov 11, 2013
C+ 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " The finale deflates the build up of the whole moral issue of leaking secret information when you realize this story of heroic truth-telling is also one about a man actually running away from his more debased crimes." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 30, 2013
B- 97% Let The Fire Burn (2013) " Missing are modern-day talking head interviews with analysts or those who were there in 1985. This does not help those unfamiliar with the deadly event to get the historical perspective of time." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 27, 2013
C+ 34% The Counselor (2013) " Disappointing." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 26, 2013
B 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " The cast, led by first among equals, Daniel Radcliffe, do a terrific job in giving life to their budding literary figures." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 26, 2013
C- 49% Carrie (2013) " The new "Carrie" begs the question: why?" — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 26, 2013
B+ 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " The production of "12 Years a Slave" is by far the most ambitious work for director McQueen who makes a strong statement against the still-ongoing issue of slavery." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 21, 2013
B 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " "Captain Phillips" is good Hollywood entertainment that does not embellish on the actual events that occurred and tells what happened in a straightforward manner." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 10, 2013
B+ 49% Parkland (2013) " The film wastes no time and packs every minute with information, revelations and conjectures." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 4, 2013
A- 97% Gravity (2013) " The filmmakers put you out there with Ryan for 90 sweaty-palmed minutes." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 4, 2013
C+ 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " The little guys [the filmmakers' target audience] are going to be thrilled with the adventure, the plethora of critters and their bright colors." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 27, 2013
B+ 92% Inequality For All (2013) " This timely documentary does what it is supposed to do - educate, enlighten and entertain." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 26, 2013
B- 96% Enough Said (2013) " The reason to see "Enough Said," though, is the touching performance by James Gandolfini." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 26, 2013
C+ 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " "Thanks for Sharing" tries to tell too many stories and does not give any of them more than a cursory look." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 19, 2013
B- 83% Blue Caprice (2013) " The film goes in directions that are bound to disappoint most viewers who will expect Hollywood-style violence and not the character study that is "Blue Caprice."" — Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 14, 2013
C+ 58% Riddick (2013) " I will not be giving anything away by saying that the final frames of "Riddick" blatantly sets us up for "More Adventures of Riddick."" — Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 10, 2013
B+ 86% The Patience Stone (2013) " "The Patience Stone" has a feminine viewpoint, yes, but it is also an indictment of a culture that would repress women's rights en total." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 10, 2013
B 68% Terraferma (2013) " looks great and the screenplay, by director Crialese and Vittorio Moroni, is a nicely layered work that composes its several stories like a symphony. " — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 30, 2013
C+ 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " The run time, at 95 minutes, is far too short for all the information we have to ingest. Director John Crowley is juggling too many characters and stories to keep all the balls in the air." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 29, 2013
B- 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " There is an organic feel to "Drinking Buddies" that will be familiar to anyone who has had one." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 22, 2013
B- 27% Jobs (2013) " The filmmakers make an honest effort to show the life of Steve Jobs. A script by a more matured scribe could have helped "Jobs" reach its potential." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 17, 2013
B+ 92% In a World... (2013) " I am eagerly anticipating watching where this talented writer-director-actor, Lake Bell, goes next." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 16, 2013
B- 79% Rising From Ashes (2013) " This team [Team Rwanda]...had something to prove and T.C. Johnstone does a solid job in chronicling their journey from the bottom to the top of their sport." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 11, 2013
B 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " Do not expect action and thrills, "Prince Avalanche" is not that kind of film." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 11, 2013
C+ 68% Elysium (2013) " "Elysium" is not the film I have been waiting for." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 10, 2013
A- 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " My only question, come year's end, is: who will be the other four actresses to get Oscar nominations? [Cate] Blanchett's, I think, is assured." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 3, 2013
B 80% Crystal Fairy (2013) " The road trip/buddy film has been with us for many decades but helmer/scribe Sebastien Silva and his stars give it their own delightful spin." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 3, 2013
B 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " There is no sense of remorse in these men for what they did to so many innocent people and chilling." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 2, 2013
C+ 80% Europa Report (2013) " Although barely 90 minutes long, the film feels long and, sometimes, ponderous." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 2, 2013
B+ 93% Still Mine (2013) " The man-against-the-system story is good and hopeful, but the love story between senior citizens is the reason to watch "Still Mine."" — Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 2, 2013
B+ 86% Computer Chess (2013) " The attention that the writer/director [Andrew Bujalski] gives to the look and feel of "Computer Chess" perfectly captures the day." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 19, 2013
C- 40% Only God Forgives (2013) " Kristen Scott Thomas chews up scenery and spits it out with relish and is the best character in the film." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 19, 2013
B —— Adieu Berthe, l'enterrement de mémé " Sibling writers Bruno and Denis Podalydes create a very enjoyable film that has many levels of humor - from slapstick to satire." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 16, 2013
B 94% Museum Hours (2013) " Cinematographer Peter Roehsler has an amazing eye for shot composition and his photography of the copious art on display in the museum borders on brilliant." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 16, 2013
B+ 63% Un plan parfait " The story follows convention with the expected end results. But, the journey to that end is where the film shines with its comedy." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 11, 2013
B+ 93% The Hunt (2013) " The innocent man wrongly accused is something that everyone can identify with - what if it happened to me?" — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 11, 2013
B 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Ryan Coogler does a remarkable thing with his first feature film. He makes it look like he has been in the business as a director for years." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 11, 2013
B 89% You Will Be My Son (2013) " The story is Shakespearean in tone and mood as the elder attempts to thwart the younger and the younger fights against his father's maneuverings." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 11, 2013
A- 100% More Than Honey (2013) " "More than Honey" has a majesty of its own." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 5, 2013
D+ 36% Just a Sigh (2014) " We see a drum marching band plying there art for everyone's pleasure, a group of street singers entertain the bystanders and a street band gives a cool performance. But these are brief asides to the predominant (and stunningly dull) story." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 5, 2013
B+ 68% Haute Cuisine (2013) " Catherine Foote, as Hortense, and the outstanding production - lensing, set design, costume, locations - are the stars of this interesting and informative movie." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 5, 2013
C+ 62% Byzantium (2013) " There are far too many plot points and story threads that span centuries and bring in many characters." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 5, 2013
B+ 85% The Way Way Back (2013) " There is a lot going on in "The Way, Way Back" and these stories are intelligently told." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 5, 2013
B- 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) " It feels like a typical sequel that rehashes bits and pieces from the original with tweaks, like making the minions and their hijinks more central to the story." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 4, 2013
C+ 47% I'm So Excited! (2013) " [Pedro Almodovar] adds a series of vignettes focused on a broken air phone and calls to friends, family and lovers that take you from the campy, sexy and boozy goings on aboard flight 2549. " — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2013
B+ 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " All in all, "The Lone Ranger" exceeded my expectations." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2013
B+ 89% Hannah Arendt (2013) " Barbara Sukowa is powerful as the chain-smoking and independent Hannah and inhabits her character with passion." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 27, 2013
B 64% Pandora's Promise (2013) " Documentary filmmaker Robert Stone goes against the popular anti-nuke stance held by our society for many years and brings with him a bevy of anti-nuke turned pro-nuke environmentalists, activists and nuclear engineers." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 22, 2013
B+ 95% A Hijacking (2013) " Auteur Tobias Lindholm does a striking job in grabbing your attention and running with it as he succinctly tells the story of "A Hijacking."" — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 20, 2013
B+ 64% Unfinished Song (2013) " "Unfinished Song" is real, not syrupy, sentimentality and I do not think there will be many dry eyes in the house, especially from the heart-rending scenes between Arthur and Marion." — Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 20, 2013
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