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 6.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Phil Hoad's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 80 An Elephant Sitting Still
Lowest review score: 60 Beirut
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Phil Hoad
    Wang’s film is a vital excavation of history in danger of being eroded away.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Phil Hoad
    Gavras has seized his chance, staging this uptempo, carnivalesque crime pic with panache and wit.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Phil Hoad
    Despite possessing unusually detailed context for a thriller, it’s a bit like diplomatic efforts in the region: the same old story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Phil Hoad
    While Knight and team duck origin-story slavishness that has dogged so much recent franchise work, they succeed in reviving the playful Saturday-morning-serial spirit of the original 80s Transformers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Phil Hoad
    The finale is more of a schmaltzy salute to the guide-dog ethos than intimate documentation of the new owners’ stories. The street training sequences, though – shot in swooping knee-high Steadicam – are thrilling; mini kerbside action movies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Phil Hoad
    Castillo’s talent for spiritually attuned atmospherics could be her USP among Chile’s current crop of directors with idiosyncratic slants on their country’s recent past.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Phil Hoad
    This intelligently performed film is still a welcome look at a vital and underappreciated duty of state.

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