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
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
A- 96% National Gallery (2014) "The director's eye is the eye of his lens so the point of view we see is our own. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 31, 2014
C- 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) "This is really a B-movie posing as an A-movie and I do not buy it. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B 69% Laggies (2014) "The problems that Megan faces - indecision and no grasp, yet, on the direction of her life - are the same we all do at one time or another as we grow into adulthood. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B- 41% Horns (2014) "The satiric, religion-over-toned humor, the romance and the serous murder mystery make for an odd, but entertaining, mix of genres. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 26, 2014
B 85% John Wick (2014) ""John Wick" is a guy movie (and for women who like Keanu - especially as he plays a sensitive man who grieves the loss of his wife and puppy) and it is chock full of action, many shootouts and, one of my favorite things, real, live action stunts. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 23, 2014
B+ 95% Whiplash (2014) "The...great thing about "Whiplash" is the terrific use of music, particularly jazz, that had me tapping my toe through the whole film. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 19, 2014
A- 82% The Book of Life (2014) ""The Book of Liffe" is the kind of movie that should be seen to be to be appreciated, not just talked about. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 17, 2014
B+ 77% Fury (2014) "["Fury" ] is a first-class WWII movie that should attract action fans, Brad Pitt fans (at least the guys) and people like me - history and war fanatics who will drool over the film's accuracy to details and events of the day. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 17, 2014
C 91% Art and Craft (2014) "Cut 30 minutes and re-edit and there may be an interesting PBS program here. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 13, 2014
B- 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "What is needed to enjoy the silly "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" is turn off the part of your brain that questions that silliness and enjoy. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Oct 13, 2014
B 61% The Equalizer (2014) "One thing I can say about ["The Equalizer,"] it is always exciting and never boring. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 25, 2014
B+ 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "It is a "for the whole family" kind of film where the boxtrolls' antics will thrill the kids and the story and beautifully detailed animation will please everyone else. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 25, 2014
B+ 81% Tracks (2014) "This should be an inspirational film for young women everywhere. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 20, 2014
B 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "... the outstanding pairing of Wiig and Hader makes "The Skeleton Twins" an enjoyable dramedy. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 20, 2014
B 65% The Notebook (2014) "The stark environment is matched by the bleak look of the film by veteran Austrian lenser Christian Berger, and the equally bleak production design and costume. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 20, 2014
B+ 82% The Expedition to the End of the World (2014) "Man is changing the environment far faster than we can cope with it and our intrepid explorers bring that point to home with a clear note of urgency. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 11, 2014
A 95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "Saying [Last Days in Vietnam] is great is almost an understatement. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Sep 11, 2014
C+ 29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) "... the reason to see "The Last of Robin Hood" is a spot on performance by Kevin Kline as the aged icon. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 29, 2014
B- 34% The November Man (2014) "...the capable, experienced cast and crew, tight pace and editing and exotic Central European locales make for an entertaining thriller that does tie up all the ends. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 29, 2014
B 65% Life Of Crime (2014) "...not as stylish or energy-charged as "Get Shorty" and "Out of Sight," but it is a great deal of fun. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 29, 2014
C- 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "If you must see [Sin City: A Dame to Kill For], save a few bucks and see it in 2D and buy yourself a snack with the savings. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 25, 2014
B- 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) "It is when they [Coogan and Brydon]get serious and move away from the buddy road trip that brings "The Trip to Italy" down a notch. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 20, 2014
B 89% Siddharth (2014) ""Siddharth" is a well directed, written, acted and photographed film that should appeal beyond India with its universal story about a father's love for his son. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 18, 2014
B 70% What If (2014) "It may be another clichéd romantic comedy but, here, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B 94% The Dog (2014) ""The Dog" is the story behind the familiar story of "Dog Day Afternoon" and it answers any and all questions about the man and his motivations. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Aug 8, 2014
C 18% And So It Goes (2014) "...good actors are wasted on a clichéd script. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 24, 2014
C+ 62% Mood Indigo (2014) "Fans of [director Gondry's works like] "Mood Indigo" and/or Boris Vian will undoubtedly love the film. But Michel Gondry is an acquired taste that I never acquired. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 24, 2014
B 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "The plot twists and turns are genuine John le Carre and, I have to admit, I did not see the end coming. And neither did Gunther. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 24, 2014
B- 73% Alive Inside (2014) "Aging is inevitable but Michael Rossato-Bennett and Dan Cohen believe that there can be hope and joy in it. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 24, 2014
B+ 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) ""Magic in the Moonlight" feels like Woody marking time and putting out his obligatory annual fare, without much heart, only whimsy. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2014
B No Score Yet Les Apaches "Considering its novice cast, sophomore director and miniscule budget, "Les Apaches" is a solid thriller that presents a gritty look at a place where few would bother to examine - except here. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 21, 2014
B- 45% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) ""YSL" does it best when it enters the frenzy of preparing for Saint Laurent's near always well received runway shows. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 21, 2014
C+ 52% I Origins (2014) "Parts of this romantic science fiction story are undeniably interesting. Others require a strong suspension of disbelief and even then I was scratching my head. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 21, 2014
A 98% Boyhood (2014) "It is almost as if the audience is a part of the family in "Boyhood." " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 17, 2014
C+ 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) "Just like in "Garden State," Braff takes all of the trials and tribulations of Bloom family life and ties it all off in a happily-ever-after finale. "Wish I Was Here" is light entertainment but forces itself upon you. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 17, 2014
B+ 91% Venus in Fur (2014) "Mathieu Amalric is perfect as the director's alter ego as a director, but Emmanuelle Seigner's Vanda is truly superb. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 17, 2014
B 91% Suzanne "The film starts of a bit choppy as the transitions between the years are sudden and confusing. This settles down as the story begins to flow and Suzanne's life altering mistakes take hold. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 14, 2014
A- 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "...the kind of taut action sci-fi thriller that it really needs to be seen on a big screen to get the full experience. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 5, 2014
B+ 97% Life Itself (2014) "Anyone who watched Siskel & Ebert argue over movies will have a vested interest in "Life Itself." " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 3, 2014
B- 48% Earth to Echo (2014) "There is a great deal of heart in the story by Henry Gayden and Andrew Panay and first time feature helmer Dave Green does a decent job in bringing that story to the screen. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2014
B 80% Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) "While "Whitey" will have direct appeal to us in the Boston area, it is a documentary of importance to the rest of the country, too. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 26, 2014
B 83% Ivory Tower (2014) "One frightening idea [raised in the film] is that we are coming full circle where only the wealthy can afford an education, giving the 1% even more clout. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 19, 2014
C+ 85% Korengal (2014) "I see little reason for simply rehashing the material and presenting it in a slightly different package. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 18, 2014
B 93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) "They say the good die young. Aaron Swartz died young. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 18, 2014
B+ 65% The Rover (2014) "The finale is the one melancholy moment in an austere, violent story. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 18, 2014
B 77% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) "...make[s] you wonder if you, too, would fall under his spell and kneel at the altar of Shep Gordon. Definitely. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 6, 2014
C+ 97% We Are the Best! (2014) "The youngsters playing Bobo and Klara have a lot of energy and presence on the screen. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B- 42% Words And Pictures (2014) "It is a nice story that benefits mostly from its stars and a feel good attitude to the arts. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B 49% Maleficent (2014) "The whole package is an entertaining spin on a classic story. It does not always work but it is an extravaganza of a movie. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted Jun 5, 2014
B+ 94% The Dance of Reality (2014) "I appreciate the theatricality of Jodorowsky and his imaginative and hallucinatory way of telling his story. He is definitely a man who follows his own path. " ‐ Reeling Reviews
Posted May 29, 2014
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