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Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 64% Antiviral (2013) Antiviral is what happens when you make a movie around a fleetingly interesting idea but forget to find a story in it. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 94% Room 237 (2013) "The Shining" is the perfect launching pad for a movie about obsessive film theorists because Kubrick attracts theories like lint and this film is perhaps his most stubbornly mystifying work. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 73% My Amityville Horror (2013) Not so much an "untold story" of the Amityville case as a psychological study of a troubled man. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) The sound design of the movie is oppressive beyond belief -- this damn thing is louder than "Pacific Rim." ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) All that money, all those CGI techs working into the night, and it doesn't pack a fraction of the impact of a wooden-sword battle between two men in the comic. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
2/5 67% Elysium (2013) It has no particular voice. It's too clotted with plot and strategy. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
2/5 31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) The problem with being shocking is that you can only shock once. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 75% You're Next (2013) Flirts with being a meta-horror movie, which can be a way of making a routine slasher flick while making fun of routine slasher flicks. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
5/5 89% The World's End (2013) A full package of entertainment. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
2/5 58% Riddick (2013) Seems like a side adventure. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
5/5 71% I Declare War (2013) A bitter but paradoxically entertaining fantasia. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
2/5 81% Prisoners (2013) The last half hour, despite the occasional jolt of excitement, is an embarrassment. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
5/5 No Score Yet Cold Blooded (2012) Appealingly minimalist and sharing some DNA with the early work of John Carpenter. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
5/5 96% Gravity (2013) A work of techno-art, with images of humbling grandeur and scenes almost painful in the depth of horror they evoke. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 28% Machete Kills (2013) Danny Trejo is as far from stale whitebread as you can get. He's the real deal. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 48% Carrie (2013) Sensitively directed and powerfully acted, the new version passes muster as a different take. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) It brings some awe and brawny excitement into comic-book cinema. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
5/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) McQueen approaches the narrative straight on and sober, with long, long takes bearing the weight of cruelty. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) The great thing about Dallas Buyers Club is that it proves someone can be kind of an ass and also a great man. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 89% Frozen (2013) A beautifully crafted fable. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) As always, the Coens get the external details precisely right. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/5 78% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Travers hated what Disney did to her creation, and she would have hated what his studio has now done to her. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 93% American Hustle (2013) Vaults heedlessly between bedraggled comedy and serious-stakes scenes in which the director shuts off the fun. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) It may be the most exuberant film about sin ever made. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 95% Her (2013) It sticks to its premise and goes deeper and expands there. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 19% Ride Along (2014) The movie isn't loose enough to let Kevin Hart run wild with sustained riffs; he's trapped inside the stodgy, stifling structure. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 91% Nebraska (2013) I got angrier at Nebraska the longer it trudged on. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 80% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2014) It seems to exist only because Wrathall had the footage. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 41% Horns (2014) Draws out a heretofore unseen compassion in Aja, who dials the grue way down and focuses on the terrific cast he's hired. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) It's just a bunch of nonexistent people getting knocked over by nonexistent bats. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
89% The Drop (2014) Hardy does his sweet-and-tender-hooligan specialty. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) The first great American film of the new season. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/5 44% About Alex (2014) Nice to meet you, Truthteller. Meet your fellow stereotypes... ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) The Grand Budapest Hotel is not a callous work, but it's about packing painful experience in storage. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 94% Journey To The West (2014) Chow breaks out one elaborate set-piece after another. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/5 19% Let's Be Cops (2014) I can't adequately express how soul-sucking the crime subplot is here. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 35% The Counselor (2013) The movie is full of odd one-on-one conversations that may exasperate those who want the film to get to the point, but the dialogue is the point. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 14% Dracula 3D (2013) Argento hasn't been this playful in years, and neither has "Dracula." ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 23% The Canyons (2013) Very little animating emotion to explain why the film had to be made, why the story needed to be told. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 50% Fairhaven (2013) The movie feels intimate and therapy-bound yet aesthetically remote. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
74% Godzilla (2014) A certain nihilism darkens this Godzilla and puts it within atomic-breath distance of the original Gojira. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 41% Divergent (2014) It's really just an elaborate metaphor for Being Your Own Beautiful Self, which apparently goes over well with readers of a certain tender age. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 34% The November Man (2014) Directed with old-school grit and clarity. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 12% Vampire Academy (2014) It's too transparently a ploy to hook teenage girls by combining vampires, Hogwarts, and princesses, three things that teenage girls presumably adore. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 43% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Tries hard to follow in Snyder's footsteps - plenty of speed-ramping slow-mo action - but it just comes across as an imitator. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Way better than it has any right to be. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/5 34% Labor Day (2014) It sort of sits in a blank, defeated slump. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
91% Frank (2014) A finely grained ensemble piece, more sober than it needed to be, and more complexly engaging. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 87% Joe (2014) A real movie, for grown-ups, fighting for table scraps in a marketplace dominated by spider-men and x-persons. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 19% Transcendence (2014) This would all fit better in a Wired op-ed than in a movie. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015