Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Film Threat , MovieWeb
Total Reviews:
281
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 281
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
93% The Gatekeepers (2013) " Many secrets are revealed and examined in director Dror Moreh's mind-blowingly fine film. If I have a quibble, it's that he never reveals the most tantalizing secret of all: how the hell he pulled it off." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 10, 2013
44% On the Road (2012) " Considering the central characters would become the dominant figures of the Beat movement, it's unbelievable how pedestrian their antics prove, not to mention how through-the-roof the picture's corn quotient is. Could the soundtrack have more bongo music?" — Film Threat
Posted Apr 3, 2013
48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " big and dumb and more fun than a barrel of Bruce Willises." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 27, 2013
43% The Call (2013) " Breslin makes the leap from Little Miss Goofball to scream teen seamlessly, but there isn't much else in this once-promising director's cell-out to make it worth your time to take this call." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 20, 2013
38% Dead Man Down (2013) " I'm not sure what the attraction was supposed to be here - plot holes and pretentious patter?" — Film Threat
Posted Mar 13, 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " With marketing costs, the tab for this 3-D dud tops $300 million. So it's safe to say that, while the fabled goose never makes an appearance, one hell of an egg got laid." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 6, 2013
39% Dark Skies (2013) " Not screening movies like Dark Skies for critics is a ploy generally met with disapproval. But that's the wrong way to look at the practice. Maybe studios should be encouraged to go a step further and not screen movies like Dark Skies for anyone at all." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 27, 2013
79% Quartet (2013) " The point isn't that Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut suffers in comparison with other films about old age, such as Amour. The point is that it's so spectacularly silly and sentimental, it simply suffers in comparison with other films." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 20, 2013
93% Amour (2012) " The furthest thing from sweet sorrow imaginable, Amour gets real about the pain of parting in every sense of the word." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 13, 2013
37% Stand Up Guys (2013) " Stevens' second feature proves unexpectedly thoughtful and affecting, thanks in large part to virtuoso interplay between its leads." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 6, 2013
15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " A mess on every conceivable front, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is unable to generate so much as a minute of movie magic." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 30, 2013
82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " Filmmaking this self-indulgent screams "refund" in any language." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2013
32% Gangster Squad (2013) " A better name for this rip-off of The Untouchables would've been The Unwatchables." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 16, 2013
93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " It's safe to say the creators of Zero Dark Thirty expected to be hearing more about Oscar nominations and less about Senate panels as their movie neared wide release. " — Film Threat
Posted Jan 10, 2013
62% Hitchcock (2012) " Gervasi's latest stretches the truth so frequently and so far it ends up less the story of the genius behind Psycho than a bunch of biographical hooey that's for the birds." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 19, 2012
93% The Central Park Five (2012) " A miscarriage of justice on this scale would have been tragic had it resulted from an honest mistake - but, as this meticulously researched movie makes clear, honesty had little to do with it. " — Film Threat
Posted Dec 12, 2012
75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " You may find yourself wishing these hooligans would raise a little more hell and watch a little less C-SPAN." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 5, 2012
63% Anna Karenina (2012) " Unless I miss my guess, this is the first motion picture in which a director uses eye-poppingly bizarro visuals to distract his audience while he sneaks it a dose of art." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 28, 2012
90% Lincoln (2012) " Never before in American cinema have politics and poetry combined to make such spellbinding bedfellows." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 21, 2012
94% The Sessions (2012) " an unusually frank and frequently humorous meditation on the transformative power of connection" — Film Threat
Posted Nov 14, 2012
78% Flight (2012) " Think twice before buying the hype. This Flight wouldn't be a tragedy to miss." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 7, 2012
31% Chasing Mavericks (2012) " An unhappy reminder of the creative wipeout Curtis Hanson's career has unexpectedly become." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 31, 2012
94% The House I Live In (2012) " A devastating dispatch from the front lines of America's war on drugs, the film tracks the rise of the prison-industrial complex as masterfully as the filmmaker's previous work took on its older military-industrial cousin." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 24, 2012
96% Argo (2012) " For a story about out-of-the-box thinking and high-risk heroism, Argo plays it surprisingly safe." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 17, 2012
21% Taken 2 (2012) " If you're hoping for even a hint here of the original's appeal, allow me to quote the immortal words of Marko from Tropoja: 'Good luck.'" — Film Threat
Posted Oct 11, 2012
87% Arbitrage (2012) " Jarecki's feature debut is handsome and assured, with flashes of insight and the pleasures of a decent procedural. Given the brains and talent invested in it, however, Arbitrage should've yielded greater dividends." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 3, 2012
85% End of Watch (2012) " There hasn't been a whole lot of "found footage" worth finding in films made over the past several years, but writer-director David Ayer snaps that streak with this unexpectedly magnificent police drama. " — Film Threat
Posted Sep 26, 2012
56% Bachelorette (2012) " What's the point of creating such defiantly unlikable characters if you're just going to declaw them and give them hearts of gold before the closing credits roll? A better title might have been Girls Gone Mild." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 19, 2012
84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) " It's like nothing I've ever seen, sort of Funny People crossed with Annie Hall by way of Lost Highway. " — Film Threat
Posted Sep 12, 2012
67% Lawless (2012) " There's a reason nobody's made a motion picture about the Bondurant Boys before now. As ruthless, gun-toting gangs go, they're kind of on the snoozy side." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 5, 2012
76% Premium Rush (2012) " The latest from Koepp & Co. is one of the summer's wildest, most inventive rides; a lovably loopy adrenaline fest that definitely delivers." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 29, 2012
79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " Her mother wrote the screenplay for Benjamin Button-her father the script for Reversal of Fortune. Her grandfather, Elia Kazan, directed On the Waterfront. If her debut screenplay is any indication, Zoe Kazan is going to be a contender" — Film Threat
Posted Aug 15, 2012
94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) " A can't-look-away cross between a Bergman drama and a "Real Housewives" spin-off." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2012
17% The Watch (2012) " I don't know what planet other critics are watching their comedies on, but here on Earth, this is pretty gut-busting stuff. Woody Allen wishes To Rome With Love were a 10th as funny." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 1, 2012
43% Casa de mi padre (2012) " How many superstars would devote themselves to a project this quixotic? Whether you get the joke that is Casa de Mi Padre or not, you've got to admire Ferrell. Clearly, he isn't only in it for the pesos." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 25, 2012
43% To Rome with Love (2012) " Now, if Baldwin had been cast as the paparazzi-plagued Benigni character, we might have had something." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 18, 2012
51% Savages (2012) " Stone has given us an unforgettable fable of friendship, betrayal, greed and doomed love set against the backdrop of the drug trade. The problem is, he gave it to us almost 30 years ago. It's called Scarface. " — Film Threat
Posted Jul 11, 2012
68% Ted (2012) " The irony is that, at least for the time being, if you want to see Seth MacFarlane at the top of his game, you'll have to turn on a TV" — Film Threat
Posted Jul 5, 2012
56% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) " Dodge and Penny are too busy being quirky indie creations instead of human beings, too adrift in their own world to connect in any meaningful way with ours." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 27, 2012
20% That's My Boy (2012) " A father-and-child reunion so ridiculous, it's kind of sublime." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 20, 2012
93% First Position (2012) " Far from the dutiful progeny of "Dance Moms," these are individuals of uncommon skill, self-knowledge, maturity and drive. They're the real deal. And so is First Position." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 13, 2012
22% Darling Companion (2012) " How did Kasdan get these people to show up? Did they not see the script? One can only hope that, in the future, the filmmaker's powers won't be limited to those of persuasion." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2012
57% The Dictator (2012) " This is basically Coming to America with more gross-out gags. " — Film Threat
Posted May 23, 2012
85% Bully (2012) " Hirsch wants to make you angry, to raise your blood pressure as a first step toward raising your consciousness. While he doesn't make great cinema, there's no doubt he makes his point." — Film Threat
Posted May 9, 2012
23% The Raven (2012) " Movies simply do not get more ham-handed and hackneyed than this. Somewhere, Edgar Allan Poe is spinning in his grave. And somewhere, the folks who dole out Razzies are taking note." — Film Threat
Posted May 2, 2012
93% Coriolanus (2011) " A casualty of sloppy, chaotic staging, poor editing, dead-ended plotting and way too many instances of overacting, Coriolanus is two hours full of what the bard on a better day might have called "sound and fury signifying nothing."" — Film Threat
Posted Apr 25, 2012
38% Lockout (Unrated) (2012) " In space, no one can hear you snore." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 18, 2012
67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) " A picture in perhaps the most improbable of genres - the Middle East-based romantic comedy. That's right: Hallström has managed to make a feel-good movie with terrorists." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 11, 2012
76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) " Rock Duer's a shoo-in if they ever make Satan: The Toddler Years and Jasper Newell manages to project an aura of pure evil even in pull-ups, but it's Ezra Miller as the adolescent Kevin who makes you believe you're in the presence of an American monster." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 4, 2012
78% Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012) " With their fourth film, Mark and Jay Duplass achieve the seemingly impossible. Against all odds, they've managed to make a comedy that harnesses the considerable talents of Jason Segel and Ed Helms, but never quite gets around to being funny." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 28, 2012
85% 21 Jump Street (2012) " Halfway through this affable, inspired grab bag of a comedy, it hit me that what I was watching wasn't merely a good movie but the Greatest TV Adaptation Ever Made." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 21, 2012
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