Maya Phillips

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For 20 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 20% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 75% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maya Phillips' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 90 Encanto
Lowest review score: 30 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
20 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Maya Phillips
    It’s too bad that Turning Red fumbles its storytelling, because at the very least it has fun when it lets its fur fly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Maya Phillips
    The Madrigal family members belong even when they’re not conjuring roses or transforming the weather. And even with these fantastic feats of wizardry, the Madrigals, with all of their relatable family dynamics, are believably loving, funny and flawed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Maya Phillips
    “World Heroes’ Mission” has little to offer veteran fans of the series or new viewers, who won’t find any of what makes the series great in what’s essentially a filler arc.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Maya Phillips
    The film, which Pollono also directs, provides more depth than the original but still flounders in the translation from stage to screen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Maya Phillips
    The film uses the superficial markers of Asian culture and filmmaking without presenting anything unique in its Marvel take on that tradition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Maya Phillips
    On Broadway sure knows how to work a theater-lover’s heart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Maya Phillips
    Free Guy has charm, but there’s not much memorable in the same old quest, same old boss fight, then game over.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Maya Phillips
    Vivo, despite its exuberant beginning and heartfelt ending, struggles to offer more than odd turns and clichés in the rest of its story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Maya Phillips
    Despite the intriguing opening sequence, which involves shootings, a jet and a family escape, Black Widow, directed by Cate Shortland, lags, unsure of how to proceed with the story.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Maya Phillips
    A baby in a suit? Always cute. Recycled gags? Not so much — this “Boss Baby” just didn’t get the memo.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Maya Phillips
    Despite the intriguing premise of the film, its cursory and lopsided narrative approach dilutes its salient themes and messages.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Maya Phillips
    The Mitchells vs. the Machines not only has laughably eccentric characters but also a script packed with bonkers, fast-paced action — with elaborate, wild visuals to match.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Maya Phillips
    Hope isn’t manufactured. It can’t be limited to a shadow of a gesture or shouldered by one man whose extraordinary abilities are heralded in the “super” of his name. And it’s definitely not in the cinematic equivalent of a four-hour-long cut scene.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Maya Phillips
    In a world of C.G.I.-everything, “On-Gaku” comes as a refreshing blast from the past.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Maya Phillips
    “Sponge on the Run” may take us back under the sea, but this sponge is all dried up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Maya Phillips
    Flora & Ulysses veers close to falling into the trap of cheesiness that kids’ movies of this genre often find themselves in, but miraculously never does. In fact, this hopeful comedy, in showing how a twitchy-tailed hero can change a family, lifts off and flies.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Maya Phillips
    Even at its most saccharine I can’t fault it for committing fully to what it is. I’m no fan of Valentine’s Day unless it’s a heart-shaped confection, but for those who are, “To All the Boys” is a light but satisfying dessert.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Maya Phillips
    For one, it’s the abundance of red herrings in this fleeting 82-minute feature; connections and relationships are implied (and a plot point about a witchy rock band flies by) but end up leading to dead ends, making the journey feel incomplete. But the most regrettable part is the animation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Maya Phillips
    The grim film feels excavated from the subconscious: The coarse illustration style, with its frazzled, stray lines, emphasizes the bleakness of the images.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Maya Phillips
    Despite the talented actors onscreen, Soderbergh’s mannered direction lacks charisma and the characters lack chemistry.

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