For 10 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 20% higher than the average critic
  • 20% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Phil Hoad's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 80 The World Is Yours
Lowest review score: 60 Beirut
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Phil Hoad
    Kōsaka keeps Okko’s quest light and perky, not fully drilling into the vein of childhood trauma-induced fantasy that the best of Ghibli and Pixar hit upon. It proposes attentiveness to others as a means of self-care, but it has the same brisk impatience with real inner conflict that the grandmother has towards Okko’s outbursts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Phil Hoad
    Gavras has seized his chance, staging this uptempo, carnivalesque crime pic with panache and wit.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Phil Hoad
    Hu provides no easy resolutions, and evidently found none himself. This epic of futility will have to stand as an epitaph for an extremely promising career cut short.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Phil Hoad
    Wang’s film is a vital excavation of history in danger of being eroded away.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Phil Hoad
    Hosoda’s delicate, painterly style is perfect for capturing Kun’s evanescent imaginary haven – and conveying the message about the moral courage needed to leave it.

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