Rumsey Taylor Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rumsey Taylor

Rumsey Taylor
Rumsey Taylor's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

|
Showing 1 - 50 of 233
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
77%

4 (Chetyre) (2006)

"Even if its reasoning remains illogical, it amounts to a demonstration of unbridled audacity." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 7, 2012
64%

Topaz (1969)

"It is a technically accomplished film, and its narrative is robust and complex, even if its destination is ultimately of no great significance." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 20, 2011
4%

Cool World (1992)

"[Who Framed Roger Rabbit] is better than this film in every qualifiable sense except it doesn't have a sex scene." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 29, 2011
78%

Twins of Evil (1971)

"There is subversion aplenty." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 18, 2011
99%

The Godfather (1972)

"The Godfather films remain so powerful, so ubiquitous, because in the Corleones we see the American Dream -- and in turn, ourselves." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 11, 2011
95%

Best Worst Movie (2010)

"This one has a certain dynamism to it and is at the very least a worthy introduction to the spectacle that is Troll 2." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 7, 2010
42%

The Extra Man (2010)

"Much of The Extra Man concerns Henry, portrayed with relentless propulsion by Kevin Kline." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 6, 2010
73%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"The emotions at the core of each scene are sincere, and invariably true to the source." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 5, 2009
No Score Yet

The Beaver Trilogy (2001)

"A work of considerable ingenuity" Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 14, 2009
62%

Make Out With Violence (2009)

"The entire film possesses a certain longing, the sort that manifests itself and begins to grow at the moment of High School graduation, when some of the most formative circumstances of youth are remembered only as ephemeral moments." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 9, 2009
54%

Con Air (1997)

"Resolutely not boring." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 24, 2009
6%

Troll 2 (1990)

"It is a marvel of ineptness, staging scene after scene of total implausibility without a single believable performance, and many lines of dialogue that pose an audacious disregard for coherence. What characterizes the film is a consistency in tone." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 24, 2009
93%

Lake Mungo (2009)

"The film conditions you to doubt, growing less suspenseful, less atmospheric, and less frightening as it progresses." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 24, 2009
72%

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"this film is about seeing Brad Pitt grow younger and handsomer until he becomes so young and handsome that it's a marvel equivalent to the launch of an Apollo rocket." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 18, 2008
44%

The Toe Tactic (2009)

"It's originality at the expense of comprehensibility." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
94%

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

"What Two-Lane Blacktop pronounces in its visuals, limited dialogue, and willfully underdeveloped characters remains largely superficial, yet its silence and patience indicate much depth." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
83%

Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

"The film is more ambient than my description will convey, and it doesn't feel scripted or directed in as much as it feels naturally funny and relaxed." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
93%

Transsiberian (2008)

"Transsiberian makes suspenseful and sometimes violent gestures, but it's all decoration." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
64%

Beautiful Losers (2008)

"That said, all art deserves biography, and great art deserves recognition." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
No Score Yet

Rock 'N' Roll Invaders: The AM Radio DJs (1987)

"a cheap, incompetently rendered film, but it is not a deceptive one" Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 16, 2008
50%

Mother of Tears: The Third Mother (2007)

"A feeble, incidental continuation of his earlier films." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 10, 2008
47%

Mister Lonely (2007)

"To purists and lovers of abstraction, challenge, and all things fringe, it may feel like a loss of authenticity. But to the larger mainstream audience, it simply makes art more accessible." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 6, 2008
89%

Nights and Weekends (2008)

"It's at times bold, intimate, unfunny, and discomforting, but it is never anything less than sincere." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 15, 2008
83%

A Necessary Death (2008)

"A Necessary Death, despite its provocations, remains timid and dramatized, ultimately favoring plot machinations to considering the issue of suicide more deeply." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 15, 2008
54%

Explicit Ills (2009)

"Explicit Ills is a filmic tapestry, and it is a cohesive, fluid one." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 8, 2008
79%

Baghead (2008)

"Its horror isn't anticipated because there's nothing about these people that justifies harm; they're just people, not pawns. But this, as with perception of what sort of film this is, isn't ultimately certain." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2008
100%

The Order of Myths (2008)

"Revolutionary advances have been made in racial equality, but in Mobile segregation - the most interpretable symptom of racism - has its last stronghold in Mardi Gras." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2008
36%

21 (2008)

"Because 21 subscribes to the allure of Vegas and not how it is infiltrated with logic and quantification, its details are subordinated in service to familiar cinematic protocol." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 11, 2008
100%

Trafic (Traffic) (1972)

"It's familiar, and nonetheless spirited and inventive." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 14, 2007
88%

Near Dark (1987)

"As much as it is a horror film and western, it is equally and perhaps more pronouncedly a romance." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 30, 2007
19%

Boxing Helena (1993)

"It is curious that Lynch, having taken so many visual cues from her father, has an inadequate grasp of this compassion. The paralyzing obsession that permeates many of her father's works, on the other hand, she comprehends well." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 30, 2007
70%

A Londoni FĂ©rfi (The Man From London) (2007)

"The Man from London, however comprehensible and demystified, is housed in a world of nonetheless pure, enveloping ambiance -- and it is by this measure that its merits are clearest." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 23, 2007
82%

Into the Wild (2007)

"A wholly and unexpectedly decent enterprise." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 16, 2007
69%

Commando (1985)

"The finale is laughably preposterous, with the speedo-ed commando landing on a remote island, gunning down at least a hundred men with fake moustaches, and indiscriminately blowing up buildings in search of little Alyssa." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
37%

The Ten (2007)

"The Ten has a meticulous rhythm and consistency, with aspects of early commandments informing the latter." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
88%

Helvetica (2007)

"Appropriately, once the final credits roll, you're likely to sit through them with an enhanced understanding of the typeface they're in." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 16, 2007
90%

Knocked Up (2007)

"Because its central character is a meticulously architected dude, Knocked Up is a contrived male fantasy." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 28, 2007
58%

Zoo (2007)

"It is a relaxing film to watch, austere and comforting in such a way that Zoo's aural components will become unexpectedly, uncommonly troubling." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 3, 2007
59%

Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)

"Hannah Takes the Stairs decidedly lacks narrative and closure, but it works very well at moderating an environment of casual, if mundane, affairs." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 27, 2007
97%

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

"[The subjects] may be a curious sort of renown, but by the end you are enraptured in their struggle to declare and maintain it." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 20, 2007
54%

Manufacturing Dissent (2007)

"Caine and Melnyk's film is intent in questioning such legitimacies, which it does well; it's just as propagandistic as a Michael Moore film, but not as entertaining." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 20, 2007
87%

The Lookout (2007)

"It is as if [Frank] trashes the entire mechanism altogether, resulting in a spoonfed conclusion, rewarding facile expectations and violating the integrity of his film's well-established structure." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 13, 2007
84%

Performance (1970)

"The film is such a variety of aural and visual tactics that Performance is something to see, even if its immense viscera leaves little aftertaste." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 13, 2007
74%

Idiocracy (2006)

"Idiocracy's utter lack of promotion is now something of a minor legend, and it remains perplexing given the film's obvious charms." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 16, 2007
100%

Stalker (1979)

"The focus is solely on the internalized motives of these characters. Despite this, Stalker remains a lucidly visual film." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 28, 2006
88%

Dead Alive (1993)

"Braindead is the magnum opus of Peter Jackson's early career." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 24, 2006
59%

Friday the 13th (1980)

"Friday the 13th emerges not as an outstanding slasher film, but as a succinctly formulaic one." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 17, 2006
63%

Bring It On (2000)

"The conclusion may be fairly obvious, but it's largely irrelevant in comparison to how uniquely Bring it On characterizes its teens." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 1, 2006
4/4 83%

Possession (The Night the Screaming Stops) (1983)

"Horror being a profitable genre in the early 1980s, Possession was made to pronounce an aesthetic more visceral than cerebral, in turn more superficial than it was initially conceived to impart." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 24, 2006
97%

Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)

"Operatic." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 28, 2006
|
Showing 1 - 50 of 233