Rob Harvilla

Rob Harvilla
Rob Harvilla's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice The Ringer
Publications: Village Voice, The Ringer

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) Homecoming is a full-blown and painstakingly lush concert film dropping quick bursts of backstage footage amid the glamor and grandiosity of the instantly beloved show itself. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
76% Guava Island (2019) Guava Island is a breezy fable with insurgent aspirations that are better off not being fully realized; likewise, for the discerning Amazon Prime subscriber, it gives you what you want, which is to be left wanting more. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
63% Unicorn Store (2019) Larson has a winsome quirky-comedy energy, but can't yet tell a joke either on camera or behind it; she has big ideas and societal aspirations that will quadruple in impact once her movies no longer insist on spelling them out in giant bubble letters. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
75% Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999) Guy Ritchie's scrappy, twisty, cheerfully ultraviolent tale of hapless small-time English hoodlums might be his best work. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
93% Being John Malkovich (1999) Accept that even Jonze and Kaufman will most likely never provide a worthy substitute to Being John Malkovich themselves. It's awfully hard, even 20 years later, to find a movie even half as bizarre that was also even half as successful. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
39% The Dirt (2019) Anyone watching this film for actual Musical Content is bound to be disappointed... - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
70% Scrooged (1988) Scrooged is, indeed, phenomenally loud, and also very mean, and somehow also ultimately heartening, in a loopy yuletide sort of way. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks the Internet is a B+ kids movie and an A+ parental nightmare. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody will do as a start. But I still think Sacha Baron Cohen had the right idea. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
89% Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018) [Sandler] sneaks other disarmingly tender moments into 100% Fresh, including tributes to his daughters and his long-suffering wife. But the Farley song, and the quiet intensity with which Sandler delivers it, is something else entirely. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) The Predator is pure ultraviolent frivolity, as weightless and tasteless and frictionless as its five overachieving-B-movie predecessors. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Here We Go Again will get to you eventually: It will surprise no one that this is all leading to a brief Meryl Streep cameo that is, to repeat, very effective. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
No Score Yet Gotti (2018) The pace drags; the sporadic violence fails to either titillate or disgust. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) Jesus Christ Superstar, even at its gaudiest, never once registered as a joke, or an out-of-control melodrama in need of a collective social media puncturing. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
88% David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) Even if Last Five Years builds a conventional framework for a notoriously unconventional person, that dissonance is its own sort of tribute, and offers another lesson: He did all this stuff because he's the only person alive who could've thought of it. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
77% The Other F Word (2011) Flea almost cries. Twice. There's your four-word summation of The Other F Word, a half-poignant, half-absurd documentary on punk-rocker dads. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2011