films seen
16
average score
1.96*
nationality
USA - 66 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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A Hollywood icon who made his fair share of popular films, sadly his quality output is few and far between. Most of it is too sentimental, too overdone and too fake for me, but if you care about popular cinema there's no way around Howard's oeuvre.

Solid pieces

In the Heart of the Sea poster

In the Heart of the Sea

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA, Australia [2015] - 122 mins
Genre
Adventure
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3.5

A surprisingly strong and capable film by Ron Howard. Not a big fan of the man's work, but the camerawork here was well above average, the actors did a really fine job and the adventure itself was quite a thrill, though a tad long. The film lacks something to make it truly stand out, but it's by far the best thing I've seen from Howard so far.

The inoffensive

Angels & Demons poster

Angels & Demons

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA, Italy [2009] - 138 mins
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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3.0
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The Da Vinci Code

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA, Malta [2006] - 149 mins
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Cinderella Man poster

Cinderella Man

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA [2005] - 144 mins
Genre
Biography, Drama, Sport
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2.5
How the Grinch Stole Christmas poster

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA, Germany [2000] - 104 mins
Genre
Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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2.5

Dubious filler

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA [2018] - 135 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi
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2.0

Better than the current batch of Star Wars films, but that's not saying much. Because the story is more straight-forward, the sci-fi get a little extra room to breathe. The comic relief is terrible, action scenes are poor and the fanboy pandering annoying, but at least there are some good moments to balance it out.

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Inferno

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA, Hungary [2016] - 121 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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2.0

A rather tired rehash of the previous films. The mystery is a bit too simple, the threat isn't strong enough and it's all a bit too predictable. Hanks lacks character and Jones is too on the nose. I still like the setup of these films, but unless they find a better director, I think it's better to just bury Langdon.

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Edtv

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA [1999] - 122 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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2.0

Light-hearted social commentary on reality TV. A cast filled with famous faces, some romance, some drama, some overstated morality. It's all rather plain and overdone, but if you look beyond the social commentary there's a pretty passable film underneath. Not great, but not the worst thing either.

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Willow

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA [1988] - 126 mins
Genre
Adventure, Fantasy
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2.0

Plain forgettable

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years poster

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA, UK [2016] - 106 mins
Genre
Documentary, Music
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1.5
Rush poster

Rush

by Ron Howard
Specifics
UK, Germany [2013] - 123 mins
Genre
Biography, Sport
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1.5
The Dilemma poster

The Dilemma

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA [2011] - 111 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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1.5
Apollo 13 poster

Apollo 13

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA [1995] - 140 mins
Genre
Adventure, Drama, History
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1.5
Parenthood poster

Parenthood

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA [1989] - 124 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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1.5

Like most American comedies, the film start off as a full-blown comedy but is ruined by some ill-advised drama during the second half. The characters become truly annoying, the light-heartedness disappears almost completely and the drama has absolutely no impact whatsoever. Should've been 30 minutes shorter.

Big nopes

A Beautiful Mind poster

A Beautiful Mind

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA [2001] - 135 mins
Genre
Biography, Drama
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1.0

Irritation overload

Ransom poster

Ransom

by Ron Howard
Specifics
USA [1996] - 121 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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