For 175 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Keogh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Almost Famous
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 175
  2. Negative: 37 out of 175
175 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Keogh
    Hock handles that perennial sports question — what is the athletic limit of a human? — with interesting sidebars about the brain and physics. Such mysteries mingle with irresistible lore in this satisfying work.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Keogh
    A wondrous honesty.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    One of the best films seen in many years about the mysterious workings of time and memory.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    The lure of Sling Blade is both elemental and hauntingly familiar, and I would not be surprised if Thornton's breakthrough film is one day considered a classic in its own right.
    • Film.com
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    Firmly establishes Crowe as a standard-bearer of original thinking in the dispiritingly redundant state of American cinema. Don't miss this one.
    • Film.com
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    So funny and smart that holding it up against its predecessor is as pointless as comparing peak episodes of "Seinfeld."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    Certainly one of his (Scorsese's) most profound works.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    Levinson is at the top of his game with Liberty Heights, his instincts acutely cinematic, his purpose clear.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    An exquisite trio.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    Misshapen but magnificent vision of a soulful quest -- in the thick of misery and fear -- for the meaning of our lives.
    • Film.com
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    Achieves a kind of beauty through its overlaying enigmas, and Carrey.
    • Film.com
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    [Roos's] dialogue (including an on-and-off voiceover by Ricci's pregnant, runaway sociopath) has a ringing clarity, his satire is low-key but quite real, and his actors mesh so perfectly you'd swear they rehearsed for months before shooting.
    • Film.com
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    Finally, there's a female action hero for the summer of 2000, and she's a . . . chicken. But a chicken to believe in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    This is vintage Allen, his powers intact after a string of increasingly cranky, creaky films in the last few years.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    Director Gary Winick ("Sweet Nothing") ingeniously complements Draper's layered approach by modulating the film's energy in fascinating ways.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    The extent to which Black and Louiso help make this film terribly witty and caustic and worth every minute of its almost two-hour running time is immeasurable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Tom Keogh
    By creating characters from emotional wellsprings rather than concepts, Leigh thrills us with the possibilities that emerge when people are merely in the same room.
    • Film.com
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Keogh
    Miike misses an opportunity to add even more resonance by telling us a little extra about each of the samurai fighting the good fight. But he's also busy shooting nearly an hour's worth of complicated fight choreography. Enthralling as that is, Miike's greatest achievement here is in giving us reason to deeply care.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Keogh
    It is another sumptuous visual feast from the studio, full of endless images finely detailed and often lavish.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    Chalk this film up as an unusually intelligent thriller about that which scares us the most: accepting our accidents of fate.
    • Film.com
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    Rohmer's trademark dialogue...is as poetic in its plainness as ever.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    Abittersweet fable about the raw joys of human revival.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    What makes Hit and Runway uniquely fun, however, is the unapologetic extent to which Livingston and Cohen turn it into an index of beloved Woody-isms.
    • Film.com
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    If McCulloch can draw this much humanity out of his actors, and do it in comedies with a deceptively easygoing poignancy, he's definitely a director to watch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    Soderbergh appreciates the value of having fun with a so-so script, turning its cliches into fresh experiences and infusing energy into the margins of a predictable story.
    • Film.com
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    A huge surprise: a startlingly resonant yet unabashedly entertaining slice of American history, a popcorn movie with complex observations about, of all things, racism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    A smart marriage of modest technical ambition, sophisticated material, and a hang-loose presentation that belies the production's no-frills sacrifices.
    • Film.com
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    The look, the feel, the brood-y, brilliant cast: This is an oddly affecting movie, all right, a jellyroll of Bronte and Hemingway.
    • Film.com
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    A surprisingly vital film.
    • Film.com
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    A very moving and surprisingly funny experience.
    • Film.com
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    It certainly has a place among the year's more accomplished productions.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    A careful, intelligent, and seamless design that makes room for a couple of unexpected twists.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    Drama, swift action, and low-key, character-driven comedy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    A wonderfully witty homage to the very king of disco movies -- "Saturday Night Fever."
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    • 80 Tom Keogh
    A satisfying love story about two very different people with a common cause, people who endure trials of trust and faith in each other.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    An unusually clear, compassionate, and grownup satire about a rare subject: the true psychological underpinnings of young manhood.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    Don't let Croupier go by without a look.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    Puts the Bond film series (this one makes number 19)-- back on track by stressing the fundamentals and applying a bit of authentic drama for a change.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, the film not only gets up on wobbly legs but learns to dance by the closing credits.
    • Film.com
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    Fascinating noir, which will long be remembered for its extraordinary lead performance by Catherine Deneuve.
    • Film.com
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Tom Keogh
    A pulsing, wooshing, visceral experience that amounts to great fun and an entirely disposable movie.
    • Film.com
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    What rescues “Diaries” and its grimy, cracked-glass look is its firm grip on Stephen’s incremental awareness that he and his misery are not the center of the universe.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    The film distinguishes itself by what it lacks: simple, unrealistic answers to Perry’s regrets and the hole in his soul. His path to authenticity might not lead back to glory days, but contentment is closer than he thinks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    Writer-director Jo Sung-hee subtly evokes American Westerns and “X-Files”-like weirdness while dreaming up such pulse-quickening set pieces as a shootout in a fog-filled room.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    Ting, to her credit, is more interested in the battle between heart and head, instinct and obligation, than in what follows. “Already Tomorrow” is about ambivalence, not gratification, and is more interesting for it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    Anime enthusiasts will enjoy The Boy and the Beast, but so will anyone who appreciates a good fantasy yarn.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    You feel hints of a strange energy in Emily that remind us we don’t always know why we do what we do in relationships. The hard part is holding on for the ride.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    A viewer might expect the film’s widescreen, busy images to fill with revenge-action sequences. But in its own way, Mr. Six is much more about a unique man adjusting an out-of-fashion personal code for a new type of crisis in the shadow of his mortality.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    So compelling is writer-director Joel Potrykus’ unnerving scenario — with its largely ambiguous tone of horror dramatically offset at times by explicit frights — that a viewer isn’t necessarily bothered by a lack of basic story information about who, what, when, where and why.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    [A] warmly revealing documentary.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    What follows is a post-setup hour of imaginative action and dazzling stunt work, all taking place on one of cinema’s great self-metaphors: a speeding train changing scenes every few seconds and heading toward an unknown destination.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    Driver’s performance as an uncertain man getting through the day-to-day prosaic, quietly buoyed by passion and artistic commitment, is exquisite.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    Director Park Hyun-gene skillfully engineers the inevitable triumph of the heart over every kind of human foible, and — why not? — a viewer is temporarily hooked.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    For Here or to Go? offers an insightful group portrait but lacks imagination in a romantic subplot and (except for a requisite Bollywood-style dance number) is visually dreary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    A harrowing spectacle that makes one forget to breathe.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    Though Dough is often in danger of running off the rails with improbable and unnecessary plot twists, it is always essentially entertaining and warm in its observations of hope rekindled through simple relationships.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    Co-writer and director Lars Kraume brings muted colors and a claustrophobic, urgent energy to the procedural part of this story, while reminding us that not every moral hero looks like Captain America — in fact, like Bauer, they can be a rumpled, misanthropic mess.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    Time to Choose tells us all is not lost — yet. But the hour is late.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    A number of Kelly’s scenes play out like stand-alone sketches — some quite funny; not all of them essential — rather than parts of a whole. But that’s easily forgiven considering the candor of his insights and his strong cast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    T-Rex is ultimately about a remarkable (and likable) young person finding her personal power despite pressure from all sides.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    Mustang could easily have been a pure heartbreaker, but it isn’t. It is surprisingly nuanced and even something of an adventure tale about a fight for freedom and identity.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Keogh
    If you’re partial to the Northwest outdoors, co-writer and director Alex Simmons (best known for documentaries) makes the long trip a visual treat, too. Indeed it is time for fresh air.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Few movies this year have been quite so rewarding with their 11th hour epiphanies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Its own, tough-minded antidote to the grab-the-brass-ring whimsy of its premise.
    • Film.com
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Beyond the fantastic contrivances of Gods and Monsters, these performances are startlingly human.
    • Film.com
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    The kind of minor work that may very well speak greater volumes about (Stone's) thoughts and feelings right now than another masterpiece would.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Lots of movies deal with friends and lovers of a certain age growing apart. But few can hear, as Thraves does, the sound of death chains rattling in the background.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    The film's bemused but genuine respect for the ingenious obviousness of a bygone cinematic language is quite moving.
    • Film.com
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    If you don't ponder too much the script's muddled, self-serving influences, Arlington Road succeeds at discomforting a viewer and making one apt to look over one's shoulder for a day or two.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    As he did in "Run Lola Run," he has clearly patented an original combination of cinematic eye and ear candy and a profound, irresistible fascination for the role of chance in this world.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    One can be forgiven for leaving the theater feeling a modicum of hope, and for that we owe Warren Beatty something.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    It is unusually but effectively organized as an almost unbroken chain of intimacies between the small and large players in this story.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    It's possible that Ritchie's most important asset is the comic constant within his characters' existential dilemmas. To a man (and, indeed, they're all men), Ritchie's anti-heroes are at odds, in either large or small ways, with their own natures.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Quite smart, sensitive, and relatively sophisticated.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    As with Bill Clinton himself, Primary Colors forces one to take the disappointing with the good, the letdown with the promise, the compromises with the hope.
    • Film.com
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    A very pleasant experience in watching life unfold in its own direction and time.
    • Film.com
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    An accessible but savvy political satire.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Let your children have their childhood while you have a rare, grown-up experience at the multi-plex for a change.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    A film so driven by pure style that a script barely seems necessary in its first half, Boogie Nights becomes bogged down in a predictable aftermath of drug deals, post-stardom decay, cocaine-fueled nuttiness, and self-loathing.
    • Film.com
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    If you like a little action with your war movies, or maybe some butt-kicking Resistance types and a Mission: Impossible-like finale, you won't be disappointed.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Will eventually be remembered as a disposable farce, but one that leaves a happy memory.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Whether or not Breaking the Waves succeeds as a profound work is something that's hard to say after one viewing, but it is certainly a wholly original piece of work.
    • Film.com
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    It's very effective.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    It is Foster who presents the biggest single problem, delivering a monochromatic performance that finds her character not much more than flinty and strained.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Captivating an audience from the get-go and drawing our attention and emotions ever deeper into the layered mysteries of a dreamy fable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Keogh
    Snappy heist film that keeps changing the rules of a mystery so that one is never sure whose hands are at the controls.
    • Film.com
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Keogh
    This modest film’s heart is really in the mysteries of small moments.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Keogh
    Within this uncertain world, Lopéz-Gallego relishes such noir staples as fatalistic shadows, eruptive mayhem and terse, ironic dialogue. But he and his cinematographer, Jose David Montero, also carve out fresh visual territory.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Keogh
    For all its strengths, Krisha can also be self-indulgent and artificial.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Keogh
    As feverish and dark as this first feature by filmmaker Can Evrenol gets, there is a sense that something larger is at stake — an elusive explanation having to do with a recurring dream, twisted destiny and the bond of a promise.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Keogh
    The best material gives the excellent Scott and Kroll plenty of love-hate energy: Robbie’s condescension, Bill’s passive-aggressiveness. It will look all too familiar to anyone who isn’t an only child.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Keogh
    Director John H. Lee keeps the action taut and often deeply felt when it comes to sacrifices and losses. But the script is often bogged down by deifying MacArthur.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Keogh
    With its boyhood-to-manhood tropes (growing up means getting a girl’s attention and winning an idol’s respect), London Town can’t be taken too seriously. But it’s nice to see part of the Clash’s populist legacy in a fan’s journey.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Keogh
    Pali Road — an engrossing psychological thriller with a trapped damsel’s very sanity on the line — demonstrates how an enigmatic story can unabashedly overflow with disorienting puzzles and perverse twists, all for the sake of blurring the line between reality and illusion.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Keogh
    Brother Nature at least enjoys moments of deep-end mania from Killam and Moynihan.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Keogh
    The effects never really get ahead of the characters or the script's layered personality.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Keogh
    The film's light success really comes down to Shannon, though, the exuberant "SNL" star whose alter ego actually seems more real and sympathetic here than she does in brief TV skits.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Keogh
    Doesn't go the distance in either story or style, unwilling to liberate itself from real or presumed expectations about what it takes to sell a movie featuring teenagers.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Keogh
    Look to the cast as the best reason to see this film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Tom Keogh
    If you're paying close attention, there is reason enough to find Up at the Villa a fascinating experience, almost an experiment in some ways, but it's not a fully realized work of cinema.

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