Robin Clifford

Robin Clifford

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% 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+ 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 96% 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 77% 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+ 17% 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+ 85% 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- 81% 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+ 79% 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- 78% 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- 39% 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
A- 97% 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- 35% 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+ 94% 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
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