For 218 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 20% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 77% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Keith Watson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 The Harder They Come
Lowest review score: 12 Alice
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 218
218 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Keith Thomas’s film hums with uncanny dread, milking the close juxtaposition of living and dead for all its worth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Keith Watson
    The film gets at the profound truth that our relationship with another person is, at its core, a collection of shared memories.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Keith Watson
    The film minimizes the tragedy of the human race’s near-complete annihilation by positioning it as the backdrop for the world’s most grandiose deadbeat-dad redemption arc.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Keith Watson
    The film is brightly colored, inventively designed, and constantly flirting with the outright psychedelic, but it's so packed full of incident that it rarely gives its jokes the space to land.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Keith Watson
    Too often, the film teases big, wild comedic set pieces that end up deflating almost instantly.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Dick Johnson Is Dead is very much a film about its own making, one which repeatedly exposes its artifice.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 63 Keith Watson
    By the time the credits roll on the film, we realize we’ve been watching not so much a sketch of the lives of farm animals as a threnody for their deaths.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Bas Devos’s film is a street-lit trek through the eerily empty avenues and byways of a city at sleep.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Keith Watson
    Everything here wraps up as tidily as it does in your average Hallmark Channel movie.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    The film ultimately depicts a world in which people are left with no other option but to devour their own.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Keith Watson
    The film makes the path to basketball glory and the road to personal redemption seem oddly effortless.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Watson
    Downhill never makes much of an impact as it moves from one mildly amusing cringe-comedy set piece to the next.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Watson
    The film undermines Cunningham’s egalitarianism by linking him directly with the kind of elite snobbery and wealth fixation he abhorred.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Watson
    In the film, the Battle of Midway suggests something out of a photorealistic animated film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Watson
    By focusing so narrowly on the Lewis brothers’ relationship with their mother, the film inadvertently minimizes the scope of their abuse.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Keith Watson
    The Harder They Come’s greatest asset may still be its soundtrack, which makes such a stirring impact because it provides a cathartic release from the grim realities depicted on screen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Daniel Scheinert’s film finds a very human vulnerability lurking beneath the strange and oafish behaviors of its male characters.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Keith Watson
    Maika Monroe’s engaging performance serves only to highlight how feeble and unconvincing the rest of the film is.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    Throughout, the subtle glimpses of a couple’s lingering affection for one another complicate the bitterness of their separation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Keith Watson
    Only in its giddily gory finale does the outrageousness of the film's violence come close to matching that of its plot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    At heart, Victor Kossakovsky's Aquarela is a war film: a cacophonous survey of the global battle between man and water.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Watson
    The film is a quietly radical attempt to view the world from a non-human perspective.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    Radu Jude’s film is a bitterly comic essay on nationalist mythologies and historical amnesia.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Keith Watson
    Ultimately, the only truly retro thing about this weirdly reactionary potboiler is its politics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Keith Watson
    There are hints that the film will scale itself to the broader historical context of this era, but the screenplay never elaborates on the ethnic strife the undergirds the Cambodian genocide.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Keith Watson
    The film is ostensibly about the war for the soul of a house, but it couldn’t feel less lived in.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Keith Watson
    As in Laika’s other efforts, the humor in the film is more wry than gut-busting, but Chris Butler has developed some truly inventive comic characters.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Keith Watson
    The film is a clunky, overwritten attempt to pack as many tortured subplots and pre-chewed sociological insights as can possibly fit into a two-hour runtime.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Keith Watson
    As the world continues to suffer ever-increasing mass die-offs of honeybee colonies, Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska’s film reminds us that there’s indeed a better way to interact with our planet—one rooted in patience, tradition, and a true respect for our surroundings.

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