Robin Karney

Robin Karney
Robin Karney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times
Publications: Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 93% Rope (1948) A disappointing addition to the great director's canon of work. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
3/5 92% A Woman Under the Influence (1975) It should be seen for its undeniably brilliant elements. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
1/5 60% A Majority of One (1961) Quite painful to behold. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 86% The Naked City (1948) The movie is hard-hitting, gripping and a hymn to the excitement of New York City where it was shot entirely on location. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 80% Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Pioneering female director Dorothy Arzner, who took over at short notice after filming commenced, does her best with an inadequate script and a miscast O'Hara; she manages to bring the film to life from time to time -- usually when Ball is on screen. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
3/5 70% We Were Strangers (1949) Even though it dissipates its serious political theme with too much mechanical detail, the film is still tense and atmospheric. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2015
5/5 94% Way Down East (1920) Justly celebrated for the climactic sequence where Gish, drifting unconscious on a raft of ice in a storm, is rescued by Barthelmess, the film offers many less obvious moments that are just as memorable. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2014
4/5 91% Orphans of the Storm (1921) Heavily sentimental and marred by Griffith's taste for unsubtle and inappropriate comedy, this isn't quite a silent masterpiece, but it is, nonetheless, visually spectacular and largely absorbing. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2014
4/5 95% To Catch a Thief (1955) Grant and Kelly are on sparkling form, as is Jessie Royce Landis as the latter's formidable and smirky mother, and the French Riviera is beautifully captured by the Oscar-winning cinematography of Robert Burks. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 12% Striptease (1996) Andrew Bergman's direction makes it watchable, but his screenplay pulls its punches on the sleaze, and tear-jerking sentimentality and inadequate humour don't combine well with the drama. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/5 91% Cluny Brown (1946) This somewhat outmoded satirical soufflé on British upper-class mores is nonetheless diverting. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2014
5/5 90% When Harry Met Sally (1989) The fake-orgasm-in-a-deli set piece propelled Ryan into stratospheric stardom, but there are numerous other pleasures to be found in Nora Ephron's Oscar-nominated screenplay and Rob Reiner's astute direction. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2013
2/5 86% Piccadilly (1929) This crime melodrama, atmospherically designed by Alfred Junge, was much admired in its day as a stylish piece of work. Now, though, its old-fashioned acting is more likely to cause giggles. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005