For 185 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 8.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Phil Hall's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Family Fundamentals
Lowest review score: 0 An Inconvenient Truth
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 185
  2. Negative: 51 out of 185
185 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Little more than a travelogue designed to show off the grandeur of the Hermitage, with the silly actors in fancy costumes getting in the way of the paintings and sculptures on display.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    The new bad movie from Clint Eastwood which takes Dennis Lehane's best-selling thriller and turns it into an inert mess that clocks in at 137 minutes but feels like 137 hours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Chicago is a failure, but that should not come as a surprise. Bob Fosse, who directed and choreographed the original 1975 Broadway production, was long baffled in making a film of the show and eventually gave up trying.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    It seems as if every possible cliche and story twist from any seafaring picture of the past 80 years made its way into this flick.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    Such garbage that taking a shower at the Bates Motel is a more appealing alternative.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Clooney has littered his film with such a high quantity of mistakes that it is hard to know where exactly to begin finding fault.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 0 Phil Hall
    An Inconvenient Truth is something you rarely see in movies today: a blatant intellectual fraud. Shame on all of the people involved in this travesty.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    About as funny as a funeral.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Inert, inept epic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Sadly, the whole affair is little more than ennui with a pedigree.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    The film is professionally made but a thorough bore at every imaginable level.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Zhang Yimou is seriously off his game with the utterly ridiculous Curse of the Golden Flower, a new epic that feels like "Hero" meets "The Lion in Winter" meets "Peyton Place." The film is worthless as a serious work of art, but it may offer the jaded viewer a surplus source of MST3K-inspired wisecracks.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Although it runs 78 minutes, it feels like 78 hours.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Perhaps it is a shame that no one thought of digitally restoring and theatrically releasing the sex videos that Crane made with the many women he pleasured...that would have been far more entertaining than anything found in Auto Focus.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Valeria Bertucelli and Ingrid Rubio as Elena and Natalia barely register for the camera, either in their adult incarnations or as the mod teens of 1975 Argentina.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    About as much fun as a grouchy ayatollah in a cold mosque.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Emily Blunt’s Victoria and Rupert Friend’s Albert come across like museum mannequins – utterly devoid of any genuine passion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Writer/director Gary Burns offers a suffocating experience which is too boring to be accepted as a satire, too lame to be accepted as a farce, and too infantile to be accepted as a drama.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    The single worst Shakespeare film ever made.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Bubble is among his (Soderbergh) worst films. What in the world was he thinking with this?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Reconfigured into a very different one-woman movie by Gibson and director Jeremy Kagan. Unfortunately, the transformation was not successful.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    With a clumsy hip-hop score permeating every free inch of the soundtrack and ugly 16mm cinematography that would never be allowed out of Film School 101, the audio-visual experience is a wreck. The quality of Quality of Life is non-existent.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    This one deserves to go back in the refrigerator – preferably to the very back of the refrigerator!
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    If Dogville has a reason for importance, it is the astonishing all-star ensemble who try very hard to put life into their cardboard characters and make this silly film work.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Tiresome, trite and choked with every lousy Dixie-fried stereotype imaginable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Thoroughly obnoxious and relentlessly unfunny comedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Small, amateurish Israeli feature.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    A noisy, chaotic affair.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 0 Phil Hall
    After sitting through this movie, you will want to throw something more pungent than rice at The Groomsmen.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Easily the most surprising comedy of his career. The surprise: it's not funny.

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