J. Robert Parks

J. Robert Parks

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

J. Robert Parks's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100%

Live-In Maid (2007)

Quote not available. ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 78%

Summercamp! (2007)

Quote not available. ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
2/5 16%

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

"What works in the theater doesn't always work in the movies. Part of the problem, as mentioned, is with the broadness of the material. But it doesn't help that the script relies way too much on syrupy voiceovers." ‐ Looking Closer
Posted Apr 8, 2005
4/5 69%

Hitch (2005)

Quote not available. ‐ Looking Closer
Posted Feb 26, 2005
4/5 78%

The Saddest Music in the World (2004)

Quote not available. ‐ Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
4/5 91%

Baadasssss! (2003)

Quote not available. ‐ Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
2.5/5 64%

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

"Though the gags aren't always funny, I usually had a smile on my face." ‐ Looking Closer
Posted Dec 6, 2004
4.5/5 99%

Finding Nemo (2003)

"Yet another quantum leap for the Pixar folk." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted May 27, 2003
2.5/5 77%

Holes (2003)

"The little ones might laugh, but the adults will be bored." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 16, 2003
4/5 88%

A Mighty Wind (2003)

"What I'll remember most about A Mighty Wind are the moments of genuine tenderness." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 16, 2003
1/5 43%

Anger Management (2003)

"Gong Show impresario Chuck Barris would've gonged it out after ten minutes." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 10, 2003
2.5/5 71%

Phone Booth (2003)

"Colin Farrell. Joel Schumacher... Will hot, new, and sexy rise to the top or will the forces of old, bloated, and boring rise up and swallow the young talent?" ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Mar 31, 2003
3.5/5 96%

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"A slick little chase movie, with two huge stars having a grand time." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 23, 2002
4.5/5 81%

The Hours (2002)

"Daldry creates a visual language with deep, rich metaphors." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 23, 2002
4.5/5 96%

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"It is a story reminiscent of the great stories of old. It is a story that matters." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 17, 2002
4/5 79%

Antwone Fisher (2002)

"It works. I laughed, I cried, I left the theater with a bounce in my step." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 17, 2002
2.5/5 66%

Brown Sugar (2002)

"It has so many tropes that a teenager could construct a plot line just by connecting the dots." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Oct 7, 2002
2/5 41%

The Four Feathers (2002)

"Rehashing the same tropes and scenery, rarely breaking new ground in the art of storytelling." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Sep 17, 2002
4/5 74%

Signs (2002)

"A taut, intelligent thriller that reminds us of the importance of craft and storytelling." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jul 25, 2002
2/5 54%

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

"Myers looks bored, and his new creation, Goldmember, is gross and uninspired." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jul 25, 2002
3.5/5 83%

The Bourne Identity (2002)

"There's rarely a dull moment, but the movie doesn't descend into cartoonish action/violence like most action movies do these days..." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jun 25, 2002
3.5/5 65%

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

"The richness of its world -- the production design is marvelous, especially in the spaceships and interiors -- is fantastic to behold." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted May 19, 2002
2/5 31%

High Crimes (2002)

"The talent in front of and behind the camera can't overcome the boring, derivative script." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 5, 2002
4/5 77%

Changing Lanes (2002)

"A thought-provoking drama that explores the ethical choices at the foundation of our social relationships." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Apr 5, 2002
3.5/5 77%

Ice Age (2002)

"Though the plot is generic, the movie is enchanting." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Mar 12, 2002
3/5 60%

Hart's War (2002)

"Eschewing most of the big battle scenes, it instead focuses on the relationships of soldiers who don't always get along even as they serve under the same flag." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Feb 11, 2002

Monster's Ball (2002)

"The real strength of Monster's Ball lies in its well-drawn characters and the actors who play them." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jan 30, 2002

Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)

"Werckmeister Harmonies has pleasures to spare. The cinematography by Gabor Medvigy is spectacular... The score by Mihaly Vig is simply one of the best of the year. Haunting and elegiac, it complements the story and visuals in gorgeous ways." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 23, 2001

Ali (2001)

"Ali's greatest failing ... might be that it rarely shows what a charismatic figure Ali was." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 22, 2001

Joe Somebody (2001)

"It's an enjoyable romp that avoids the ridiculous for the surprisingly understated." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 18, 2001

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

"Back in the '60s, college geeks used to wear t-shirts proclaiming 'Gandalf Lives.' After watching Ian McKellen's marvelous performance, I'm inclined to agree." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 17, 2001
4/5 96%

Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964)

"The narrative itself is a rip-off of a fairly pedestrian, B-grade crime pic, but what Godard does with this trio of 'outsiders' lifts it into the sublime." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Dec 9, 2001

Black Knight (2001)

"This Martin Lawrence vehicle is so awful, so pathetic, so genuinely horrible that words cannot adequately describe its shortcomings." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Nov 20, 2001

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

"I suspect that Harry Potter is appropriate for any child above the age of seven or eight... Anyone older than that will be charmed." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Nov 15, 2001

Heist (2001)

"Works in spite of itself, due to the fantastic cast and Mamet's crackling dialogue." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Nov 5, 2001

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

"A fascinating take on the film noir genre." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Oct 31, 2001

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

"The first half of Monsters, Inc. is one of the funnier comedies of the year." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Oct 31, 2001

Serendipity (2001)

"If America ever needs this sort of movie, it will signal the end of intelligent life on these shores." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Oct 3, 2001

Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

"There were a lot of plot threads that were never adequately resolved." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Sep 27, 2001

The Glass House (2001)

"Sackheim tries to keep the tension high ... but the film just gets progressively more and more ludicrous." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Sep 13, 2001

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

"An enjoyable diversion with enough good laughs and acting to keep a sophisticated audience entertained." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Sep 4, 2001

Ghost World (2001)

"Ghost World is one of those films that you enjoy while you watch. Just don't think too hard about it afterwards." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Aug 20, 2001

The Deep End (2001)

"The Deep End is an intelligent thriller that's more intelligent than thrilling." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Aug 20, 2001

Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)

"A masterpiece in every sense of the word and a thought-provoking and deeply unsettling portrait of what lies at the heart of all of us." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Aug 14, 2001

John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001)

"Hey, if you're a fan of mutilation, dismemberment and decapitation, have I got a movie for you!" ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Aug 14, 2001

Rat Race (2001)

"As in Mad, Mad World, the comic actors fare much better than the straight ones." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Aug 14, 2001

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

"Mindless summer fare that actually delivers the goods." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jul 31, 2001

Jump Tomorrow (2001)

"If you're in the mood for a quirky romantic comedy, skip America's Sweethearts and go see Jump Tomorrow instead." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jul 30, 2001

Lumumba (2001)

"Too many meetings and 'important' events, not enough of Lumumba himself." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jul 30, 2001

Our Song (2001)

"In lesser hands, this material would make for a banal after-school special; but writer and director Jim McKay (Girls Town) is clearly comfortable not only with his characters but also the lower-class urban milieu they inhabit." ‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jul 24, 2001
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