For 600 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 Killer Joe
Lowest review score: 20 White House Down
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 600
600 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    A Jerry Bruckheimer–produced video-game adaptation--it has to be good, doesn’t it? (Ya, sarcasm.)
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    No new ground is broken, and viewers will, not unpleasantly, get everything they expect. It’s apparently morning in America again.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Brühl, meanwhile, is saddled with the unenviable task of being this hollow movie’s slow-dawning voice of reason: His climactic conversation with newspaper editor David Thewlis (never worse) is one of the most embarrassingly didactic Way We Live Now™ summations ever filmed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    The fully committed Rush, at least, commands our constant attention, and no movie with a kookier-than-usual Ennio Morricone score (dig those staccato-chanting chorines!) could ever be a total waste of canvas.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    When it comes to scenes in which characters are asked to say more than two words, however, the filmmaker's a decided amateur; Moretz, in particular, seems hopelessly stranded as the attitudinal wild child.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Her (Angela Ismailos) heart's in the right place, but her subjects' ruminations demand a much larger canvas.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Watching this see-in-the-dark muscleman brooding against gorgeous otherworldly vistas, all while crafting pointy homemade weapons and befriending a scene-stealing CGI canine (no joke), is a sci-fi aficionado's delight.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Gerwig is plenty charming, considering the rote stuff she has to work with. Yet this still feels like a real devolution - hopefully short-lived - after her distinctively eccentric turns in "Greenberg" and "Damsels in Distress."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Let’s not dance around it: Nine--is a dud.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    It's hard to hate a movie that affectionately references the oeuvre of Kathryn Bigelow (both The Hurt Locker and Point Break!) and uses a whiny Third Eye Blind ballad as an acidic punch line.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Even this terrifically talented performer can't sell a Shyama-lana-ding-dong of a third-act twist that will make more eyes than heads roll.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    It's a pleasure to watch the granite-faced action star do his own stunts, particularly a death-defying leap from a bridge. Yet everything feels hurried.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Though Lemmons’s parable-like intentions are clear, almost every beat of Langston’s tale, with its absent father figures and heated gun-pointing melodrama, rings false — hardly a fitting contemporary complement to the Greatest Story Ever Told.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    It's pure comic-book malarkey, adapted from a graphic novel by French artist Matz. But the skeletal plot affords Hill the opportunity to go atmospherically hog wild.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    Credit Broderick and the cast for putting across the fey Indiewood bullcrap with committed, nearly convincing effort.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    As in the first film, the seasoned-pro cast provides the few fleeting pleasures to be found.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The divas rule in this glossy musical.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    We certainly need all the ecological jeremiads we can get. But must they be so numbingly pedantic?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Keith Uhlich
    It still works its way under your skin and, by the time the highly disturbed Frank’s casualties come back to haunt him en masse, cuts sanguinely to the heart.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Fans of Moulin Rouge–esque repurposing will be in hog heaven. Everyone else will want to hop that midnight train going anywhere pronto.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Keith Uhlich
    Even supremely talented actors like Melissa Leo (as a confidently sexy trucker) and Brendan Sexton III (as a train-station beggar) are stifled by all the pseudo-redemptive mush.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    The cast to die for is almost entirely wasted in this machismo-marinated slab of Brit-crime nastiness.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Keith Uhlich
    So narratively old-fashioned it creaks.
    • 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."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    The filmmaker's work is infinitely more exhilarating when he's relieved of the need to be in any way serious. He should play dumb more often.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Keith Uhlich
    Like all of Tarsem's films, story takes a backseat to visuals, and there's plenty to pop the eyes-love those life-size string-puppet assassins!-if not, ultimately, to stir the soul.