Roobla

Roobla is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jim Ross
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Brave (2012) Jim Ross Brave is a charming diversion lacking the inspiration needed to make it linger in the memory. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
2.5/5 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Jim Ross Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a film that just about works. The emphasis here is on 'just about', however. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/5 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) Jim Ross The film is undeniably lightweight, and there is an element of this being an impossibly upmarket and middle-class version of the 'Brits Abroad' Kevin & Perry Go Large stereotype. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Safe House (2012) Jim Ross The end product resembles a Catherine wheel: a loud, bright firework that goes nowhere, spinning in circles until long after everyone stopped caring. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
1/5 Alien Resurrection (1997) Jim Ross The team chose to raise the franchise from the ashes, but instead of a golden phoenix they produced a jaundiced turkey. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/5 Alien 3 (1992) Jim Ross A pattern of studio interference and missteps prevented Alien from being all it could be, but the film is unfairly maligned and still manages to be an enjoyable, if flawed, outing. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/5 Aliens (1986) Jim Ross Eschewing the claustrophobic foreboding of Alien, Cameron takes all the anxieties and fears that had been built in the original and refracts it through his action movie sensibilities to create a smart action thriller. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
5/5 Alien (1979) Jim Ross A truly remarkable film that hasn't aged a day, thanks to the horrific and inspired Giger design work, miniatures-based special effects and the tone Ridley Scott created. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/5 Marvel's the Avengers (2012) Jim Ross ...not without its flaws, but Joss Whedon has put together an immensely enjoyable film, the best Marvel-based one to date, and one that is not in the least bit ashamed of its comic book roots. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Late Night Shopping (2001) Jim Ross ...an endearing comedy packed with characters that, despite being at times hard to believe or frustrating, you can't help but enjoy spending time with for 90 minutes. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Weekend (2011) Jim Ross Although a love story, it is the unromantic and realist presentation of the story which gives it its resonance and allows the characters to mull over issues that go beyond the immediate reality of themselves. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
The Grey (2012) Jim Ross ...anyone going in wanting more than it says on the tin will be pleasantly surprised, but a little frustrated at the end product. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
In the Loop (2009) Jim Ross Possessing boundless cynicism, this caustic satire might not be for everyone but not a single performer's comic timing is off. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020