Philip Kennicott

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For 43 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 68% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Philip Kennicott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 90 In the Loop
Lowest review score: 20 Manderlay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 43
  2. Negative: 6 out of 43
43 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Philip Kennicott
    It isn't so much a movie as a superheated, highly conductive miracle substance for the pure transmission of masculine aggression and misogyny.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Philip Kennicott
    Falls flat at every turn.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Philip Kennicott
    It's all wildly implausible and occasionally fun, but it could be so much better if director Randall Miller (who co-wrote the screenplay) had thrown in a little more character development and excised a half-dozen crazy plot twists.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Philip Kennicott
    A not-quite-funny comedy that devolves into a tedious discussion of miracles and redemption.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Philip Kennicott
    Donkey Punch is almost humorless, and there's no wink and nudge behind the mayhem to absolve us of taking its ugly, class-obsessed subtext seriously.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Philip Kennicott
    Even the basic look of the film -- it was filmed on a stage with every shot set against a bleak, dark backdrop -- underscores the filmmaker's position as master manipulator, in a laboratory, looking down at his mice running through his maze.

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