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SPLICEDWire is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeffrey M. Anderson, Rob Blackwelder
Rating Title/Year Author
2/4 The Portrait of a Lady (1996) Rob Blackwelder Throughout Portrait there is a nagging sensation that makes one want to ask, "But where is all this going?" EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/4 Anna (1993) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
2.5/4 Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Jeffrey M. Anderson If this were a movie about characters rather than overcooked situations and desperate slapstick -- and a lot shorter -- we might have had something. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2010
2/4 Ghost Rock (2003) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2006
1.5/4 House of D (2004) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2006
2.5/4 Don't Move (2004) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2006
3/4 Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) Jeffrey M. Anderson One of the most delightful, family-friendly animated films in some time. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2006
2/4 A History of Violence (2005) Rob Blackwelder David Cronenberg is out of his element in A History of Violence, and it shows. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2005
2.5/4 Dear Wendy (2005) Rob Blackwelder The film's last act almost completely self-destructs, falling into blind, metaphor-baiting machinations. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2005
2.5/4 Roll Bounce (2005) Rob Blackwelder Director Malcolm D. Lee has a gift for finding gold nuggets of personality and comedy in the tailings of over-mined plots. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2005
2/4 Flightplan (2005) Rob Blackwelder The third act begins with another twist - but this one is so arduous, absurd and out of character for the film that the entire plot, stretching back to Scene One, is sabotaged EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2005
3/4 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) Rob Blackwelder Blessed with memorably iconic characters and a creative, if fairly predictable plot, Corpse Bride is quick, droll, and destined to be a perennial Halloween favorite. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2005
2/4 Just Like Heaven (2005) Rob Blackwelder When it comes to romantic chemistry, they never quite mesh, no matter what twinkle effect Waters puts on the screen when Ruffalo's hand touches Witherspoon's ethereal plane. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
3/4 Clueless (1995) Rob Blackwelder The movie's simple yet spot-on characters and performances make the laughs timeless, no matter how firmly the film is set in 1995. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2005
2.5/4 The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) Rob Blackwelder Part spine-tingling horror movie, part unorthodox courtroom drama, Emily Rose runs into trouble because it's ironically more credible as the former than the latter. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2005
4/5 The Thing (1982) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2005
1/4 The Man (2005) Rob Blackwelder A boring, all-you-can-regurgitate buffet of buddy-movie/cop-movie banality, it would collapse under the weight of its own generic stupidity (without) Jackson and Levy. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2005
4/5 The Sting (1973) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2005
4/5 The Candidate (1972) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2005
2.5/4 An Unfinished Life (2005) Rob Blackwelder Another sleepy, sweeping soft-serve melodrama from director Lasse Hallstrom...the story arc seems to have been drawn on graph paper rather than written in a script. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2005
3/5 Alice in Wonderland (1951) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2005
2/4 The Alzheimer Affair (2003) Rob Blackwelder The only thing that prevents The Memory of a Killer from seeming 100-percent Hollywood is the characters' speaking in subtitled Dutch. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2005
0.5/4 A Sound of Thunder (2005) Rob Blackwelder A catastrophe of bad acting, ludicrous science and conspicuously cheap special effects that can't even follow its own internal logic from one scene to the next. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2005
0.5/4 Transporter 2 (2005) Rob Blackwelder Few bad movies are more aggravating than a sequel that betrays everything which made its predecessor entertaining. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2005
3/4 The Constant Gardener (2005) Rob Blackwelder A preachy but gripping socio-political thriller...directed by Fernando Meirelles with the same unblinking, sweaty, ground-level grittiness he brought to City of God. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2005
1/4 Pretty Persuasion (2005) Rob Blackwelder Puerile social satire, stinging only insomuch as its unsophisticated wit and overwhelming smugness are painful to sit through. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2005
1/4 Undiscovered (2005) Rob Blackwelder Can somebody tell me why we're supposed to care about these one-dimensional MTV-spawned caricatures? Writer John Galt and director Meiert Avis sure haven't offered any clues. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2005
3/5 Congo (1995) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2005
2/4 The Brothers Grimm (2005) Rob Blackwelder A movie with a Terry Gilliam look and feel but without a Terry Gilliam soul. (The director) seems to have had his spirit broken by studio mandates and commercial constraints. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2005
3.5/4 Frantic (1958) Rob Blackwelder In backwards-thinking terms, Malle was the Tarantino of his day, giving French cinema a creative, influential shot in the arm that opened new horizons in directorial thinking. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2005
3/5 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2005
2.5/4 The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) Rob Blackwelder Since the clever, off-kilter, off-color, surprisingly character-driven guffaws just keep coming and coming, the movie is side-splitting in spite of its fundamental flaws. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2005
2/4 Asylum (2005) Rob Blackwelder A mid-20th-century bodice-ripper about sexual obsession and questionable sanity, Asylum doesn't live up to its admirable pedigree. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2005
2.5/4 Red Eye (2005) Rob Blackwelder Wes Craven tries his hand at Hitchcockian suspense in Red-Eye, and turns in a modest B-movie thriller that's just as invigorating as it is easy to pick apart. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2005
0.5/4 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005) Rob Blackwelder I did get through it without being overwhelmed by the urge strangle myself, so the movie has that going for it. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2005
2/4 Four Brothers (2005) Rob Blackwelder Singleton fills the screen with moody darkness (but) Four Brothers falls apart completely in the last act. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2005
3.5/4 The Gold Rush (1925) Rob Blackwelder Curiously melancholy yet packed with laughs, the picture's funniest moments aren't even the famous ones. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2005
2/4 Junebug (2005) Rob Blackwelder A dreary, stagnant story about people who make no effort to think or grow. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2005
2/4 The Skeleton Key (2005) Rob Blackwelder A first-rate concept for a spine-tingling tale...rendered impotent by bland, generic execution. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2005
3.5/4 2046 (2004) Rob Blackwelder Another achingly evocative and melancholy near-masterpiece from Wong Kar-Wai...blessed with vivid, visceral performances that burst at the seams with reserved passion. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2005
3/4 Broken Flowers (2005) Rob Blackwelder ...has a bottomless poignancy that Jarmusch cements in quiet character moments, symbolic imagery and out-of-reach temptations that wiggle effectively into the subconscious. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2005
2/4 () Rob Blackwelder Too much blah-blah, not enough 'Yeeehawww!' EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2005
3/4 November (2004) Rob Blackwelder Those who give themselves over to Harrison's compelling machinations will be rewarded with a superbly unnerving mystery. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2005
4/5 The Maltese Falcon (1941) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2005
2/4 Must Love Dogs (2005) Rob Blackwelder The film's curdled aftertaste is so frustrating that it may be hard to remember why Must Love Dogs ever seemed so endearing and entertaining in the first place. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2005
2.5/4 Sky High (2005) Rob Blackwelder A cliché-dependent Disney cheapy that aims no higher than the unsophisticated standards of its pre-adolescent target audience -- and somehow succeeds in spite of itself. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2005
3/5 Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2005
4/5 () Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2005
1/5 Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Rob Blackwelder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2005
2.5/4 Stealth (2005) Rob Blackwelder Daisy, Daisy I'll blow you out of the sky / I'm half crazy, seen Top Gun too many times...a plumb guilty pleasure. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2005