Bob Longino

Bob Longino
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A 87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) [A] creepy tale of witchcraft, murders and ghost sightings. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
D No Score Yet One Missed Call (2008) One big miss of a horror movie. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
B- 79% Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (2007) Moviegoers might initially find the inside peek into a media book tour fascinating. But the tedium of trekking from hotel to car to interview and back to a waiting limo can wear down one's resolve. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2007
C 56% Randy and the Mob (2007) It's a film brimming with individual scenes featuring nice visual touches about the South and comforting down-home dialogue spiced with a healthy twinge of sarcasm. Too bad the movie never completely gels. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2007
C+ 88% The Simpsons Movie (2007) The Simpsons Movie isn't anything special and certainly not the creative spark necessary to jump-start what for years has been a sagging show. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2007
B- 77% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) The movie is at times brilliant with a powerhouse performance by Imelda Staunton. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2007
B 57% Transformers (2007) Great special effects + Shia LaBeouf - flimsy story = lotsa fun. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2007
B- 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) It's loud, yippee-ki-yay explosive, mostly watchable and, unfortunately, almost entirely forgettable after its final bang. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2007
C- 23% Evan Almighty (2007) When the film ultimately does deliver on the threat of a flood, there's not much to think other than that the special effects are adequate and that Carell's movie is one big washout. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2007
B- 37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Silver Surfer is watchable. But make no mistake. It's for younger filmgoers. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2007
C+ 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Ultimately, if you give yourself up to its manufactured charm, it all becomes comfortingly familiar. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2007
A- 90% Knocked Up (2007) More than just laugh-out-loud funny. It's the relationship comedy of the summer and likely the best boy-meets-girl movie of the year. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2007
B 60% 300 (2007) Call 300 the New Age sword-and-sandal epic -- a Hercules movie for the computer age. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2007
C+ 90% Zodiac (2007) Staying true to its real-life scenario, the film gets mired in the inevitable red tape of police investigations, [and it] switches focus enough times to make you think it's three movies instead of one. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
C+ 26% Daddy's Little Girls (2007) Tyler Perry likes preaching to the choir. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2007
B+ 65% Off the Black (2006) A modest drama fueled by Nick Nolte's gutsy lead performance as a disheveled 57-year-old junkyard proprietor who's been as flattened by life as the rusty old cars he crushes. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2007
A- 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Pan's Labyrinth is del Toro's home run. He's delivered a film full of power, beauty, horror and, ultimately, sadness. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2007
C+ 37% The Nativity Story (2006) The proceedings come across as quite a bit less than the greatest story every told. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2006
B- 17% Turistas (Paradise Lost) (2006) Give Turistas, the edgy, unnerving, graphically violent South American vacation movie full of sex-hungry young adults and horror, credit for knowing full well not only what kind of entertainment it is, but for delivering the goods. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2006
B- 83% Come Early Morning (2006) A mostly watchable, somewhat satisfying drama. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2006
B+ 80% Little Children (2006) Complicated, involving and just plain smart, Children is the kind of movie that worms its way back into your head days after you've seen it. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2006
B 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Flags is classic Eastwood, filmed with weighty purpose and, often, skilled precision. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2006
B+ 76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) Populated with actors who know their characters so intimately they seem to spring to life from the screen. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2006
C+ 20% Employee of the Month (2006) Before Employee of the Month shoots itself in the foot with an immensely lame finale, the film does cash in with a few comedic bright spots. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2006
D 37% The Guardian (2006) This is a silly movie made of taped-together Hollywood hokum, the kind where you just know the pitch was something like, 'It's Top Gun meets An Officer and a Gentleman in The Perfect Storm.' - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2006
A- 90% Half Nelson (2006) For a solid 107 minutes, Gosling shapes his character into a flesh-and-blood tone poem. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2006
C+ 73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) As purported, if Jet Li's final Chinese martial arts movie is indeed Jet Li's Fearless, the talented fist-and-foot pounder would have made more impact if he had ended things sooner. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2006
B 63% Jackass: Number Two (2006) Be forewarned, when you're not laughing out loud you could well be trying hard not to lose your lunch. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2006
B- 68% Hollywoodland (2006) We could say, Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. But that just conjures up memories of the kind of mystery movie Hollywoodland only wishes it could be. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2006
B- 17% Jailbait (2004) Disturbing and affecting. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
B+ 87% The Motel (2005) There is honesty and integrity in the filmmaking and the performances, which make The Motel among the best character studies of the year. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
B- 73% The Great New Wonderful (2006) Not all the little stories and vignettes work (some seem almost pointless), but most of the performances, especially a haughty luncheon under a veil of politeness with Gyllenhaal and Falco, are spot on, involving and revealing. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
B- 69% Snakes on a Plane (2006) Call me. I'll see it again with you this weekend. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2006
C- 20% Step Up (2006) Step Up is so predictable, so remarkably so, you might wonder how such a movie got made. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2006
B+ 76% Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) ... as brutal as it is beautiful. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2006
C 45% Miami Vice (2006) Miami Vice is a dark, grainy and heavy drama and so super-serious and smoky thick it could be called Miasma Vice. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2006
C+ 12% Little Man (2006) Some verbal jokes simply don't work, and Darryl's persistent I-wanna-be-a-daddy musings are more insipid than inspiring. But some of the physical comedy scores. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2006
A- 87% The Heart of the Game (2005) Most certainly, it will make you root for the Roughriders on and off the court. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2006
B- 95% Wordplay (2006) Dramatic, especially for those moviegoers who tax their brains working crosswords. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2006
C+ 27% The Omen (2006) The last Damien is young actor Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. He lowers his head, hardens his face and glares. Big woo. The movie's dogs do a better job of looking sinister. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2006
B- 80% District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006) B13 is watchable and, sometimes, quite invigorating. But only when it's getting its adrenaline rush from its stampeding macho duo. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2006
D+ 52% Down in the Valley (2006) Jacobson's story goes haywire. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2006
B- 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) It's like Abrams understands the public perception of Cruise's kooky celebrity. So why not embrace it. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2006
A- 90% United 93 (2006) It easily ranks as the best movie so far this year. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2006
C 36% On the One (2005) One just wishes that with the word 'choir' in the title, there would be a lot more top-drawer gospel singing. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2006
B 60% Lonesome Jim (2006) A slight, but amusing and occasionally touching, dark comedy about depression and dysfunction that percolates with indie film hipness. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2006
C- 61% ATL (2006) ATL is not interesting. Nor compelling. Nor lively. Nor always comprehensible. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2006
C- 26% The Zodiac (2006) Boring when it should be gripping. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2006
C 51% The Hills Have Eyes (2006) The story is more focused on a kind of meat-market smorgasbord mixed with political the-government-did-this-to-us overtones. It doesn't really work. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2006
B 60% Night Watch (2006) Clarity may be lost, but rare is the movie that grabs viewers by their throats and never lets go. Bekmambetov's Night Watch is one of the grabbers. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2006