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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Keith Uhlich's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Level Five
Lowest review score: 20 Couples Retreat
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 619
619 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The setup is pure Looney Tunes, and indeed, Despicable Me is at its best when trading in the anything-for-a-laugh prankery that was a specialty of the Termite Terrace crowd.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Her (Angela Ismailos) heart's in the right place, but her subjects' ruminations demand a much larger canvas.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Never quite shakes its sitcom-ish setup. The director alternates incident-laden storytelling with penetrating character moments that her terrific cast acts to the fullest.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The sights and sounds are splendid--a lovingly hand-detailed portside city, a touching musical interlude in a windswept field--though they're largely disconnected from the narrative proper.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    It's prime B-movie material put through the Ridley Scott Cuisinart.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The casting, from lead roles to supporting, is uniformly terrific.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    This is the kind of movie in which it's considered the zenith of meta-wit to have a slumming Robert De Niro (as Machete's racist politico nemesis) drive a taxi.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Gould is as much of a mystery at the end as at the beginning. You get the feeling that's the way he'd have wanted it.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Anderson makes often-inspiring use of the 3-D effects.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The intention outweighs the execution, though there are still pleasures to be had.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The film never entirely overcomes the sense that it's a calling-card vehicle.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Our fury is never directed toward concrete solutions, and that allows the guilty parties to slip, perhaps permanently, from our grasp.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Strikingly picturesque locations and a terrific ensemble cast help this tonally inconsistent adaptation of Posy Simmonds's comic series pass by with relative ease, though it leaves a very peculiar aftertaste.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    RED
    It's the casting, stupid!
    • 25 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    There are plenty of formulaic boo! moments, yet Craven intelligently treats Bug's otherworldly issues like hormonal growing pains that must be tamed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    There's so much right with Gareth Edwards's low-budget alien invasion tale that you almost want to brush aside everything that's not up to snuff.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Depardieu and Cornillac's sibling rivalry, which segues between mostly verbal smackdowns and liquored-up bursts of merriment, is beautifully observed, as is the relationship between the detective and his devoted wife (the wonderful Marie Bunel). The thriller stuff, by comparison, is just a lot of perfunctory deadweight.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    People who like their comedies pitch black (we're talking midnight, no stars or moon) should get a kick out of the tale of Steven Russell (Carrey).
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Someone surely thought to call this knowingly ridiculous genre mash-up "Cowboys vs. Ninjas," though even that title wouldn't hint at all the you-gotta-be-kidding-me craziness on display.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The divas rule in this glossy musical.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Disney knows how to bewitch a crowd, but the sense that Tangled was made more by corporate mandate than artistic spark remains constant throughout.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    For everything admirable, like the way female Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana (the wonderful Gakire) resigns herself to a violent death, there's a heavy-handed metaphor-a cute gaggle of orphaned goats-ready to smack away the intelligence.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The fancifulness wears out its welcome, though, and you often wish the film would treat its subject with a bit more seriousness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    That the duo will work their way back to each other is never in doubt, although Chazelle doesn't succumb to easy sentiment. If anything, he moves too far in the other direction, aiming for a wizened ambiguity that doesn't entirely come off.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Tony Scott almost wins us over with this fun thrill ride.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Despite the faux-realist aesthetic (gritty handheld camerawork; all-natural sound), we never feel like much is at stake, though Pistereanu and Condeescu have an easygoing rapport that makes the quieter moments between them affecting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The major change is that the domestic, Eun-yi (the great Jeon, star of "Secret Sunshine"), is now more of a victim than an aggressor.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    We certainly need all the ecological jeremiads we can get. But must they be so numbingly pedantic?
    • 23 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The film's sure-to-be-brief theatrical release is a mere stopover on the way to basic-cable eternity.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Chu does his best to humanize his subject, showing him surrounded by devoted friends and family, and wringing much drama from an on-the-road vocal-cord strain.

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