For 619 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Keith Uhlich's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Almayer's Folly
Lowest review score: 20 Beastly
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 619
619 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Hop
    The various plot threads-E.B. is pursued by a trio of ass-kickingly cute long-eared operatives; a disgruntled worker chick (voiced in emphatic Telemundo tones by Hank Azaria) orchestrates a coup d'état-mostly get lost amid all the allusions. Even Hugh Hefner pops up because, you know, Playboy Bunnies.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Ceremony passes by quickly and painlessly, its annoyances easily forgotten. On the plus side, Thurman and Angarano do work up a sweet odd-pair chemistry.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    This was Italy's official submission for Best Foreign Film to the 2011 Academy Awards (a red flag more often than not), and, sure enough there's little here that rises above middlebrow.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Since this is a House of Mouse production, sentimental order must inevitably be grafted onto nature's pitiless chaos. The cornball voiceover ascribes human wants and desires to the animals.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Though it holds your attention all the way through to an enigmatic, spiritually tinged climax, the movie leaves you wanting more than the Vega Vidals' secondhand artistry is able to provide.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    By the time Nick decides to have an emotionally purgative yard sale-the primary holdover from the short story-all the adult ambiguities have been traded in for facile Indiewood profundities.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    It's just another franchise nonstarter to toss in the superstore superhero deal bin.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Whenever this Lantern returns to terra firma (too often), its imaginative flights are ground down under the Warners overlords' demographic-pandering heels.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    The razzle-dazzle can't distract from the monotonously overstuffed spy-film plot.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    There is no depth or resonance to anything we see and hear-everything is as it seems, no more, no less, and the reactionary superficiality dulls the senses. General Orders No. 9 strains for elegiac profundity and ends up as bad, backward-looking poetry.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    All the problematic aspects of the Hollywood bad boy's filmography - reactionary rah-rah patriotism, sneer 'n' drool female fetishization, callously detached bloodletting - remain in soul-shattering force.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Though both lead actors are able to coast for a while on their natural charm, it's evident by the soppy finale that their "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Pretty Woman" salad days are long past.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Writer-director Nick Tomnay needlessly convolutes what should have been a taut, focused two-hander with flashbacks, alternate realities and too-clever-by-half reversals.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Mostly laugh-free black comedy, which gathers an impressive cast - Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly and Ciarán Hinds round out the ensemble - for bad sitcom-level shenanigans.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Favreau's direction is so boulder-heavy-the action sequences, especially the climactic assault on the alien mothership, are an eye-and-ear-shattering mess-that the small moments of poetry...are lost amid too much digital sound and fury.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Spencer, a superb performer mainly known for small character parts, gives a star-making turn as the won't-take-no-guff Minny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    That all sours by the time of the film's "shocking" climax, which is so hilariously telegraphed, it plays like a Benny Hill gag rather than a tear-duct stoker.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Despite the chronological juggling, the film's stylistic debts (a Hitchcock flashback borrowed from Stage Fright, a Bertolucci-esque apartment sequence that could be titled Last Tango in Auschwitz) are simplistic to a fault; they lack the multifaceted suspense and sensuality typified by those directors at their best.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    The film doesn't come within spitting distance of vintage Landis, e.g., "Animal House" or "An American Werewolf in London." But at least it's not "The Stupids."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Trespass is assembly-line product through and through - unabashedly mediocre and instantly forgettable. A Joel Schumacher joint, in other words.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Niccol's attempts at satire are toothless.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    The trek to get there is sluggish at best, torturous at worst. March away, penguins. Far away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Simon Curtis's watchably third-rate biopic doesn't try to sort out truth from fabrication; that would be like "teaching Urdu to a badger," as the short-tempered Olivier - played by a whole-hog-slicing Branagh - might say. Better to print the legend and be done with it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    This iron lady of cinema deserves better.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    The unintentional hilarity of the whole enterprise - especially when Albert attempts to romance one of the hotel's naive employees (Wasikowska) - at least keeps you engaged, as does the scene-by-scene suspense over which pitiably wide-eyed expression Close will choose to use next. Hopefully, she's practicing her gracious-loser face for awards season.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    The movie amounts to little more than Marky Mark's South American Vacation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    There's shockingly little thrill in watching Carano bounce off walls and pummel antagonists.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    So narratively old-fashioned it creaks.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    A better movie would have explored Foster's way-of-the-future objectives with more beyond-the-hype insight and less Zen-master bullshit.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Good actors like Vera Farmiga and Brendan Gleeson show up to bust balls and bark expository dialogue with check-in-the-bank-yet? proficiency. Add in a couple of dully pro forma narrative twists to keep you awake in between shots of distractingly exotic South African scenery, and you've got a first-quarter Hollywood release par excellence. Meaning not.

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