films seen
14
average score
2.14*
nationality
USA - 75 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

Not really a master of anything, but Reiner is the kind of director you'll eventually run into regardless of what kind of cinema you like to pursue. I'm not a big fan myself, but he has an extensive oeuvre that has something for everyone.

The inoffensive

Alex & Emma

2003 / 96m - USA
Comedy, Romance
3.0*/5.0*
Alex & Emma poster

A Few Good Men

1992 / 138m - USA
Drama, Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
A Few Good Men poster

When Harry Met Sally...

1989 / 95m - USA
Comedy, Romance
3.0*/5.0*
When Harry Met Sally... poster

Worthy but flawed

LBJ

2016 / 98m - USA
Drama
2.5*/5.0*
LBJ poster

A decent political drama. Well-acted by Woody Harrelson, the pacing is adequate and the drama sufficient. Whether it's very realistic is something else entirely. It feels extremely bloated and blasé as only American films can feel, but pry it loose from its historic context and it's an okay film.

The American President

1995 / 114m - USA
Comedy, Romance
2.5*/5.0*
The American President poster

Misery

1990 / 107m - USA
Horror, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
Misery poster

Dubious filler

And So It Goes

2014 / 94m - USA
Comedy, Drama
2.0*/5.0*
And So It Goes poster

A somewhat scruffy and tepid comedy about a cranky old man who softens up when he gets to meet his grand daughter for the first time. It's pretty much what you'd expect from a Rob Reiner film headlined by Michael Douglas. It's not terrible, it passes the time, but it's so safe and expected that it's hardly memorable.

The Magic of Belle Isle

2012 / 109m - USA
Comedy, Drama
2.0*/5.0*
The Magic of Belle Isle poster

The Bucket List

2007 / 97m - USA
Comedy, Drama
2.0*/5.0*
The Bucket List poster

The Princess Bride

1987 / 98m - USA
Romance, Fantasy, Adventure
2.0*/5.0*
The Princess Bride poster

Plain forgettable

Flipped

2010 / 90m - USA
Comedy, Romance
1.5*/5.0*
Flipped poster

Rumor Has It...

2005 / 97m - USA
Comedy, Drama, Romance
1.5*/5.0*
Rumor Has It... poster

A romantic comedy with plenty of drama, but nothing really sticks. The characters are flat, the actors look bored, the dialogues are stiff and predictable. Reiner does his best to inject some romance through idyllic landscapes and luxurious events, but even that fails to make a real impact. Extremely forgettable and pointless.

Stand by Me

1986 / 89m - USA
Drama, Adventure
1.5*/5.0*
Stand by Me poster

Big nopes

This Is Spinal Tap

1984 / 82m - USA
Comedy, Music
1.0*/5.0*
This Is Spinal Tap poster