Ron Stringer

Ron Stringer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 54% of the time.

Ron Stringer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2009)

"A must-see." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2009

The Cool School (2008)

"Veteran documentarist Morgan Neville's illustrated history of the painters and sculptors associated with Venice's Ferus Gallery (1957-1967) is at once lively and analytical." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted May 22, 2008

The Other Conquest (2007)

"An arresting, balletic performance by Damian Delgado powers this vividly imagined, elegantly paced mystery play beyond period exoticism to a bona fide illumination of social, and sacred, history." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 6, 2007

Edmond (2005)

"Go, by all means, but be prepared to take a beating." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 10, 2006
4/5 100%

Twist of Faith (2004)

"The pain and the contradictions and the ironies are manifold, and Dick...does justice to all." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2005

One Missed Call (2003)

"A prolonged, maddening, predictable -- yet curiously pleasurable -- descent into incomprehensibility." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted May 5, 2005

Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2004)

"Haunting and provocative documentary." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 17, 2005

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005)

"Following an arc from whimsical detachment to profound engagement, this is a remarkable document from a filmmaker who enters -- deeply, personally and, above all, tactfully -- into the lives of all her subjects." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 4, 2005

Celsius 41.11 (2004)

"Chetwynd and company at least attempt to score their points honestly, avoiding the spurious or ad hominem attacks of those for whom many little lies somehow constitute fair play in November's battle against the Big Red One." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2004

The Hillside Strangler (2004)

"A good horse kick, or a fistful of Valium, may help you get through this relentlessly sadistic exercise with your soul more or less intact." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 14, 2004

Around the Bend (2004)

"[There is] a final revelation which, however anticipated, however contrived, stings just enough to make it feel like life." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 7, 2004

Friday Night Lights (2004)

"Boilerplate stuff, though livened by flashy editing and cinematography." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 7, 2004

Vanity Fair (2004)

"Nair's turgid, melodramatic travesty of Thackeray's gimlet-eyed satire." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 2, 2004

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

"Blood, flies, maggots, ravenous hyenas, power failures, grave-digging and much ineffectual voodoo ensue." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 26, 2004

Ju-on 2 (Ju-on: The Grudge 2) (2003)

"Occasionally scary, never coherent Ring wannabe." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2004

The Hunting of the President (2004)

"The problem, of course, is that the president himself was neither [hero nor martyr], and no amount of hand wringing -- however justified -- can make him one." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2004

Broadway: The Golden Age (2004)

"With all those heads talking, there's precious little time for singing and dancing, though more than enough for a consensus to form around cherished memories of the bigger personalities." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2004

Faster (2004)

"Great pains have been taken -- in mostly intelligible interviews and voice-overs -- to make absolutely clear what's involved in pushing these hunks of metal, rubber and plastic to the limit." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2004

The Prince & Me (2004)

"Falls, finally and irrevocably, flat." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 31, 2004

Bon Voyage (2004)

"The cast's sometimes capable, sometimes gross mugging is overwhelmed by lavish costumes, shiny vintage cars, hordes of meticulously directed extras." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 25, 2004

Suspended Animation (2003)

"The devil -- and the delight -- here is in the detours." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2003

Alien Saga (2003)

"Whether altered for the sake of incorporating superfluous extra material (cat fight!) or for reasons even less compelling, the editing rhythms here are way off." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2003

The Party's Over (2001)

"Those seeking anything resembling a real discussion of the issues had best seek elsewhere." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 29, 2003

The Singing Detective (2003)

"Potter's script pares down to virtual nothing the very narrative threads that allowed us, in the full-length version, to identify with his prickly protagonist." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2003

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

"Sheer simplicity of the idea gets overwhelmed by, of all things, production values." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2003

Sylvia (2003)

"... more or less take the Hughes line, evoking, through testy dialogue and alternately claustrophobic and idyllic mise en scene, the continuing challenge, and occasional delirium, of marriage to a brilliant manic-depressive." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2003

The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

"The fruit of the HBO 'reality' series' second season, while decidedly green, at least isn't mealy or tasteless." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2003

Gods and Generals (2003)

"Maxwell illuminates the processes of denial and the cultivations of self-image by which these famously decent men, in defense of indefensible prerogative, sent thousands upon thousands ... to their deaths." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 20, 2003

Equilibrium (2002)

"The fun here is not so much in the solid if stolid performances from Bale and co-stars Taye Diggs and Emily Watson ... or in Wimmer's overpolished plot devices as it is in the production values." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2002

The Weight of Water (2001)

"Heavy-handed exercise in time-vaulting literary pretension." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 31, 2002

Red Dragon (2002)

"A bowel-curdling, heart-stopping recipe for terror." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2002

Adrenaline Drive (1999)

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Posted Oct 1, 2002

The Singles Ward (2002)

"It all plays out ... like a high-end John Hughes comedy, a kind of Elder Bueller's Time Out." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 12, 2002

My Wife Is an Actress (2002)

"[Yvan] mugs his way through any number of low-comic situations ... leaving Charlotte -- and this critic -- ever more exasperated and unsure about whether it's going to be worth hanging in for the long haul." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 19, 2002

Les Destinees (2002)

"Although Olivier Assayas' elegantly appointed period drama seems, at times, padded with incident in the way of a too-conscientious adaptation ... its three-hour running time plays closer to two." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 1, 2002