Ron Wells

Ron Wells

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Film Threat
Total Reviews:
190

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) " What do you want, some meditation on the human condition?" — Film Threat
Posted Jul 22, 2006
3/5 60% Playing by Heart (1998) " The brightest spot belongs to Angelina Jolie, who is so compelling to watch she has chemistry with the furniture." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 3, 2006
3.5/5 84% Nurse Betty (2000) " Despite cringing at many of Betty's deluded interactions with the residents of her final destination and the director's seeming lack of faith in the believability of many of the scenes, Nurse Betty still turns out to be entertaining." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 67% Stir of Echoes (1999) " It's nice to see he relied on more than heavy-handed filmmaking and a twist ending. I just hope audiences go for a supernatural thriller that's a little messier and doesn't feel the need to claw at their heart for two hours." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 67% Boiler Room (2000) " Ribisi does a fine job opposite a typically goofy Jaime Kennedy, a typically sociopathic Scott Cann, and a surprisingly likeable Vin Diesel." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 55% Star Trek - Insurrection (1998) " This is really just a pretty good episode of the series, which is not really a bad thing." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 67% Charlie's Angels (2000) " The most fun movie of the year." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 79% Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) " It's the best date film I've seen in a long time: at least 12 people die." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1/5 12% Holy Man (1998) " What does Hollywood teach us here? Materialism BAD! Television BAD! Media BAD!" — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 92% Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) " And they said the movie musical was dead." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 92% A Bug's Life (1998) " A classic. It's better than the last several Disney animated films. PIXAR has stated they want to be the second successful feature animation studio. They're already there." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 81% One Hour Photo (2002) " This story begs for a harder focus, the kind of thing Stanley Kubrick was always good at, at least until he got a little too focused. What saves the film is Robin Williams in a very atypical role." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 90% Cast Away (2000) " It's really kind of ironic. The old Chuck's life is ruled by the clock. Once he's learned better, we don't get enough time with him because the author's decided it was time to go. Oh, well." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 85% Chuck & Buck (2000) " Of all the films to premiere at Sundance 2000, there is one movie that best represented what indie film is supposed to be." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1.5/5 15% Random Hearts (1999) " My God! What happened to Sydney Pollack?" — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 57% Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) " It doesn't matter how many extra months the director spends creating impressive action scenes. If the audience is not emotionally invested in the fate of the heroes, no amount of explosions will make them care." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 68% Titus (1999) " It's amazing how enjoyable Shakespeare can be when Kenneth Branagh isn't involved." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 89% Topsy-Turvy (1999) " The real magic of this film is in the way most of the characters skillfully navigate their way around each other's sizable but fragile egos." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 77% The Tailor of Panama (2001) Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 55% Con Air (1997) " This is a big, silly film. Is it full of explosions and one-liners? Of course. Is it entertaining? Of course." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 93% Saving Private Ryan (1998) " Neither wholly condemning war, nor spouting patriotism, Spielberg shows us the price we pay." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 78% Sweet and Lowdown (1999) " Focusing on the story, the auteur explores his two favorite topics, jazz and s----heels, to enter the new millenium in style." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 45% The Cell (2000) " It's excellent." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 97% The Iron Giant (1999) " GO SEE THIS FILM, NOW." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 49% Cruel Intentions (1999) " In the end, the whole shebang comes off like a bunch of snotty, rich white kids screwing each other and screwing each other over." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 51% Halloween H2O (1998) " Brilliant and witty. Those are two words that will not be used to described this film, nor, I suspect, its target audience." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 33% Romeo Must Die (2000) " Guess what, kids! Your average Jet Li film is a LOT better than your average Jackie Chan film." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 59% Scotland, PA. (2001) " This should have been a black comic masterpiece." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 78% Requiem for a Dream (2000) " With this movie, Aronofsky sends a couple of messages. One, of course, is about how much habitual drug use can fuel your delusions and what that combination can take away from you. The other message is that the director is now a major American filmmaker." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 69% Keeping the Faith (2000) " I sure wasn't expecting much." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 65% Rounders (1998) " It's too bad with all of the poker action there wasn't enough time to establish the relationships between characters." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 71% Enemy of the State (1998) " Who'd have thought I'd miss the subtle touch of the late Don Simpson?" — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 33% Gummo (1997) " Korine is the Jerry Springer of this world. He doesn't judge his subjects, he can still identify with them." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 73% Finding Forrester (2000) " Finding Forrester is not the fastest-paced film in the world, nor the most stirring. It is however the most complete portrait of what it means to be a writer that I've seen in a long time." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1.5/5 49% Jurassic Park III (2001) " It might as well be the crappy pilot for a Jurassic Park TV series or a feature version of Sid and Marty Krofft's Land of the Lost." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 80% Bowfinger (1999) " Just watch two of the still funniest guys in the country do what they do best, without a bad script to get in the way." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1/5 35% The Waterboy (1998) " No stretching involved, but he delivers. It's a safe date film." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 85% An Ideal Husband (1999) " Rupert Everett goes buck wild (okay, Oscar Wilde) in this Victorian comedy of manners and romance." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) " While the film feels a bit like a bunch of skits, it's wickedly funny in trashing the conventions of the movies it apes." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 87% The Matrix (1999) " If you're curious where the next generation of auteurs is coming from, look in the art houses and look in The Matrix." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 89% Rushmore (1998) " It's a better coming of age movie than anything John Hughes ever did." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 67% The Wedding Singer (1998) " It's charmingly bad and an excellent date film." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 73% Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! ) (1962) " The film is never less than gripping, and past a certain point, you have no idea where this movie is going." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 94% The Truman Show (1998) " Isn't it amazing what you can do if you take the time to FINISH your script?" — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 16% Idle Hands (1999) " Were you expecting a teen remake of The Hands of Orlac? Don't hold your breath." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 37% Psycho (1998) " The movie doesn't stink. The performances are good, potentially great, especially Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates, but he owns a scene just for doing that psychotic giggle of his." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 86% Mulan (1998) " This is the best Disney animated feature, ever (involving extensive use of cross-dressing)." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 50% Summer of Sam (1999) " Whatever you think of Spike Lee, when he has the faith in his talent and material and is able to be political without the dogma, he's one of the best filmmakers to come out of America in the 1980's." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 77% O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) " O Brother, Where Art Thou? is amazing." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 79% Shanghai Noon (2000) " Dey ultimately lets Chan down. If the legendary actor could have brought in old school chum Sammo Hung, he could have made this a great picture." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
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