Robert Payne

Robert Payne
Robert Payne's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Reel.com
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 74% Swimming (2000) Building slowly and subtly, the film, sporting a breezy spontaneity and realistically drawn characterizations, develops into a significant character study that is both moving and wise. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2002
3.5/4 89% Almost Famous (2000) The ... probably most important factor behind Almost Famous' genius is the wealth of magical movie moments with which Cameron dots his labor of love. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 90% Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål) (1999) Successfully captures the frenzied angst and boredom of youth, as well as the powerful, unbridled emotions of first love. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 68% Charlie's Angels (2000) This Angels clearly rocks. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 23% Coyote Ugly (2000) A homogenized and humdrum cinematic. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 88% American Beauty (1999) Though the film is outrageously entertaining, its relentless struggle to find social relevance becomes so heavy-handed that it leaves you feeling sucker-punched. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 56% Never Been Kissed (1999) This is a film that doesn't worry about being bad, doesn't even try for passable. Why bother? - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 75% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Kubrick fans would do wisely to sit back, take a deep breath, and just appreciate Eyes Wide Shut for what the film is -- a departed master's final gift. We will never see the likes of it again. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 24% Loser (2000) The flick is hollow. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 13% Whipped (1999) A 90-minute blab session between a bunch of horny dudes that could easily have been called In the Company of Idiots. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 84% Meet the Parents (2000) The real comic bite comes from the combustible energy between the two lead actors. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 28% Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) Donkey-Boy exists in an uneasy space between documentary, improvisation, and fictional narrative, and often makes one suspect that Korine may be exploiting his oddball cast. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 26% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) It's depressing that films like The Klumps pass for seasoned comedy in the beginning of the 21st century. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 83% The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) A quietly disturbing, visually dazzling anomaly. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 71% Dick (1999) The thing Dick resembles most is a wildly uneven Saturday Night Live skit. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 32% 28 Days (2000) Betty Thomas' amiable little rehab romantic dramedy 28 Days may aspire to be more, but it's clearly another member of this disingenuous movie family. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
.5/4 19% Autumn in New York (2000) I couldn't help rooting for Charlotte's tumor. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 28% Gossip (1999) Gossip is truly brainless, over-the-top Hollywood fun. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 20% The Crew (2000) In a summer filled with crappy gross-out comedies, The Crew is a pleasant and amusing alternative. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 30% Big Momma's House (2000) An infectious, good-hearted bag of fun. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 86% The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) Little of the material feels distinctive, fresh, or insightful -- let alone edgy. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 51% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) The problems with Grinch stem from the lackluster script. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 42% What Planet Are You From? (2000) This loony battle of the sexes flick offers a generous supply of laughs for fans of broad humor and actor/screenwriter Garry Shandling. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 53% Scary Movie (2000) When it comes to pushing the envelope in comedy, the Farrelly brothers have nothing on those badass Wayans. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 11% Boys and Girls (2000) Boys and Girls is a nondescript nothing of a film. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 61% The Patriot (2000) A walloping entertainment. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000