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

Phil Hall's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Mind Game
Lowest review score: 0 An Inconvenient Truth
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 185
  2. Negative: 51 out of 185
185 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Sadly, the whole affair is little more than ennui with a pedigree.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    The one lesson learned from watching this film is that Canadians can make movies just as badly as anyone else.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Phil Hall
    Inert, inept epic.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Fans of prison flicks would do better to catch the HBO series "Oz" or the five millionth rebroadcast of "The Shawshank Redemption."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    A thoroughly awful Korean production which vainly attempts to recast the slam-bang conventions of American action-adventure flicks into the sticky world of contemporary Korean politics.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    More of a curio than a classic and it takes the strongest of constitutions to endure this film without entertaining notions of matricide
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Painfully boring.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    A small, tacky non-comedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Tiresome, trite and choked with every lousy Dixie-fried stereotype imaginable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Typical of too many films produced in Israel: plodding, verbose, badly-made and completely monotonous.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Has a terrible air of been-there/done-that.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    To its credit, the film's costume design is stunning. But unless you have a kimono fetish, there's no reason to pay a good dollar (or a yen, for that matter) on this junk.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Bubble is among his (Soderbergh) worst films. What in the world was he thinking with this?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    A minor and forgettable bore.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 Phil Hall
    Although it runs 78 minutes, it feels like 78 hours.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    An astonishing mess.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    About as much fun as a grouchy ayatollah in a cold mosque.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    A painfully awful film.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    Ghastly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    Such garbage that taking a shower at the Bates Motel is a more appealing alternative.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    Such a hopeless mess that there's no fun in tossing insults at its endless shortcomings.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    The single worst Shakespeare film ever made.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 10 Phil Hall
    At 100 minutes in running time, Dallas 362 can be called "The Amateur Hour-and-40-Minutes."

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