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

Phil Hall's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Proof
Lowest review score: 0 The Groomsmen
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 185
  2. Negative: 51 out of 185
185 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    Unfortunately, Brooks errs badly by having his film centered in India. Yes, India - which, as most people know, is not a predominantly Muslim country. Rather than look for comedy in the Muslim world, Brooks uses this film to make fun of contemporary Indian society.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    Obviously, this is one subject which may not seem to require the attention of documentary filmmakers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    Through the Fire is a fraud masquerading as a documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    Sometimes Duck Season is amusing. More often, though, it is boring and icky.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has created so many memorable films (most recently the wuxia double-play "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers") that one can easily excuse his new clinker Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    What’s a muscular guy like John Cena doing in a flabby movie like this? This connect-the-dots action-adventure may appeal to undemanding ten-year-old boys but will bore everyone else.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    By the end of the 99 minute running time, there is a terrible sense of been-there/done-that. And for artists of the Quays' caliber, that is a huge mistake.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    It's all a case of been-there, done-that, although the singing is nice. Still, do we really need another movie with thirtysomethings who ache to re-live their college years? C’mon, guys, grow up!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    The film is a bore.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    The result is a great-looking bore.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    The only obvious question that Oswald’s Ghost raises is: how come Mort Sahl wasn’t in the movie? (If you don’t get that joke, you need to brush up on your Kennedy conspiracy lessons.)
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    It is a shame the film doesn't cast a wider net into deeper political waters – the outrage is barely scratched in this production.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    While Fryar is a charming man and his work clearly deserves recognition, A Man Called Pearl is an obvious case of building a three-story house on a one-story foundation. Really, can you make a feature-length film about a man who carves unique shapes out of trees, shrubs and bushes?
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Phil Hall
    Wilson overstuffs the film with endless artsy shots of nature.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    A noisy, chaotic affair.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    About as funny as a funeral.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Small, amateurish Israeli feature.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Nothing more than a big old chunk of horse poop.
    • 59 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Easily the most surprising comedy of his career. The surprise: it's not funny.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    An Italian-British-French-Spanish-Romanian co-production. A better argument against multinational cooperation cannot be imagined.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    More of a hangnail sketch -- no one can come away from this offering with a clue on what makes Wall Street click.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Thoroughly obnoxious and relentlessly unfunny comedy.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    The Quiet is best for cheap laughs by jaded moviegoers with absolutely nothing better to do with their time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    The film is professionally made but a thorough bore at every imaginable level.