For 1,044 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Keith Phipps' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Lowest review score: 0 A Life Less Ordinary
Score distribution:
1,044 movie reviews
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Keith Phipps
    Either a thoroughly incomprehensible movie or a daring exercise in the cinema of disorientation, and a painful viewing experience either way.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Keith Phipps
    Director Shawn Levy brings a yeoman-like joylessness to the project, spoiling whatever fun might have been had. Kutcher and Murphy seem game enough, and it's a testament to their charisma that they're the hardest element of the film to hate.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Keith Phipps
    A grimy mess set among L.A.'s speed-abusing "tweakers," Salton has neither the substance to justify first-time feature director D.J. Caruso's pretentious flourishes, nor the skill to make those flourishes work on their own terms.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Keith Phipps
    Extreme Ops seems to have only the slightest grasp of its own absurdity (or its own horribleness), which makes it almost charming.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 16 Keith Phipps
    Passion Play doesn't overreach so much as it overindulges in aimless pacing, inert acting, and a romance maudlin enough to make "Twilight" look restrained.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 16 Keith Phipps
    Actually, it's pretty much the definition of absurd.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    It's... directed by Andy Tennant ("It Takes Two") with all the flair of an episode of "7th Heaven", making it that much more worth avoiding.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    A film about as funny as a seeping wound.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    In short, every element suggests Envy ought to be amusing, but the only comparably disastrous movie in recent memory involves Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, and a rapping retarded man.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    Tough to respect a documentary that doesn't play fair. Anyone interested in the subject would be better off spending Life And Debt's torturous 80-minute running time with a good article on the topic.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    An unintended gift to midnight-movie programmers and students of the bizarre, Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio could have become a "Howard The Duck" -- or "Battlefield Earth"-like synonym for cinematic miscalculation, were its title not already so familiar.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    It's all handled so poorly that it comes off as more ghoulish than anything else, although those who find the word "bong" instantly entertaining and are easily distracted by the presence of flickering images may be amused.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    Like everything else in this needless remake—from a heartless performance by Williams to the patented kiddie-sadism of screenwriter John Hughes—it's sloppily grafted onto a skeletal version of the original, with scenes lifted from the source and reinserted in a manner that doesn't make sense.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    A conclusion featuring a dizzying string of betrayals that leads to a confusing anti-climax robs the film of even cheap action thrills, making Hoodlum an almost thoroughly forgettable experience, albeit probably the only film in history to unite Queen Latifah and The Mod Squad's Clarence Williams III.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    Clooney fails to make much of an impression as The Batman, but to make an impression amongst all the garish theatrics, he would pretty much have to shout his dialogue in rhyming verse, backwards.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    While the special effects are impressive, countless films have already proven that if you sink enough money into a project, you can at least make it look good. Unfortunately, good looks are all Godzilla has going for it.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    Dirty Love offers a series of desperate would-be comic moments.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Keith Phipps
    Until Timeline reaches its flaming-trebuchet-siege finale -- which should impress anyone who's never seen "The Two Towers" -- it has the stirring production values of an episode of the Tia Carrere action series "Relic Hunter," but with only a fraction of the acting talent and intellectual heft.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    It fails on every conceivable level.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    Does this even count as a movie?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    More of a throwback to a period in the '70s when big-screen comedies like "FM" and "Thank God It's Friday" seemed to take all their cues from bad sitcoms, putting rice-paper-flat characters into vibrant settings and giving them nothing to do but exchange faux witty dialogue without the much-needed cues of a laugh track.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    It's almost fascinating to witness just how lousy The Avengers really is.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    How is Paris Hilton in her first starring role to receive a national release? Pretty bad, actually. She's limited to a single, all-too-familiar expression of smug self-satisfaction, and she delivers her lines in a tone somewhere between "seductive" and "dish-soap commercial."
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    Unpleasant when it isn't dull, Apollo 18 never sells the lost-footage illusion, and never compensates for it with scares. Jolts, sure. Like so many lazy horror directors, López-Gallego knows how to startle, but not how to frighten.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    Zany antics of the most painful sort.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    Every once in a while, a film limps into theaters so stitched together, it's a wonder it doesn't rip apart in the projector. Jonah Hex is such a film.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    At the very least, this film should hush those who insist that Diaz has talent beyond visual appeal, but it's unfair to single out her relatively minor offenses when there's so much else to hate about A Life Less Ordinary, an embarrassment for all concerned.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 Keith Phipps
    The Last Airbender isn't that much different from the rest of this summer's generally dire multiplex fare-from "The A-Team" to "Jonah Hex"... But it is remarkable in one respect: It's the worst of them.

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