Keith Phipps

Keith Phipps

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Keith Phipps's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% X2: X-Men United (2003) "Fortunately, bigger usually equals better here, and when it doesn't, it equals just as good. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 14, 2015
44% Daredevil (2003) "There's good stuff in the margins. But on the heels of such successful comic-book adaptations as X-Men and Spider-Man, Johnson's film makes Daredevil look like the second-rate hero he never really was. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 97% Amy (2015) "Kapadia provides a heartbreaking reminder of what we lost when we lost her. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The film almost completely falls apart in the second half when it becomes as loud as it is tedious. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/5 88% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "It uses moments of dark humor to great effect in the midst of an otherwise-sober film. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 1, 2015
2.5/5 89% Fresh Dressed (2015) " Jenkins clearly knows the territory and has access to all the right people, but he doesn't really push in the places that could benefit from pushing. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 24, 2015
4/5 100% Die Brücke (The Bridge) (1959) "Wicki brings a tremendous sense of confidence to the project, letting the details of life on the home front heighten the tragedy to come. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 22, 2015
3/5 87% Dope (2015) "All three leads are charming, and together, they convey a real sense of camaraderie, the kind that only develop between misfits who find each other. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 26% Burying the Ex (2015) "it doesn't take long for the awful Burying The Ex to evaporate its conceptual promise into a cloud of smutty jokes and half-considered ideas. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) "But while Pacino is, as ever, a compelling presence, David Gordon Green's latest is simultaneously overwrought and curiously slight. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3.5/5 43% Madame Bovary (2015) "It's an effective treatment of the book, only occasionally made distracting by the hodgepodge of accents sported by an international cast performing in English. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) " The effects haven't really improved that much since Jurassic Park, but everyone involved has clearly had fun dreaming of new ways for dinosaurs to terrify humans. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) " Its pleasures are familiar and its frightening bits less frightening than before, but it still does right by a series that's served as proof that, in horror, less can be more. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) " An earnest attempt to convey the essential truth of Wilson's extraordinary career and difficult life animates both halves of the film, and both performances. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3/5 68% Ladyhawke (1985) "It's a likable-enough adventure that feels much smaller than the widescreen landscapes in which it takes place. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 2, 2015
2/5 19% Aloha (2015) "It feels both overstuffed and undernourished, as if it had either been rushed to the screen or pared down from a much more ambitious film. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/5 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Alternating farce with drama, Fontaine never makes it clear what sort of film she's making, mostly settling for a tone best described as "nearly droll." " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 27, 2015
3/5 62% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "It showcases Giger's continuing power to upset and transport. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 14, 2015
5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Fury Road keeps producing one astonishing image after another, and it uses these images to construct action scenes edited with a dancer's sense of rhythm. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 13, 2015
4/5 87% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) "Both Kennedy and Lewis turn in colorful performances, but it's Eastwood and Bridges' film, and their ill-defined, tender friendship makes the movie. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 11, 2015
2/5 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Hot Pursuit finds Vergara operating at the shrill top of her range at every moment, pushing the scene to be louder and broader. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 44% The D Train (2015) " The D Train hangs some inspired ideas and winning comic moments on material that's not strong enough to support them. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 7, 2015
69% Brothers in Arms (2003) "Brothers In Arms is a dull, clumsy film, but politics have made it necessary. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 5, 2015
4/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Whedon is as interested in how the team works under stress as he is in the way pavement cracks under the collective weight of the Hulk and Stark's Hulkbuster armor. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/5 71% Welcome to Me (2015) "There are a number of obvious directions Welcome To Me could take this material, and part of what makes it so refreshing, and insightful, is that it takes none of them. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 30, 2015
1/5 20% Little Boy (2015) "The lessons are so pat that every moment in which Pepper makes a good moral choice feels like an act of self-congratulation. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 23, 2015
1/5 73% Roar (1981) " It's never clear whether it wants to present all the frightened scampering as comical or horrifying, but the unsimulated panic in the actors' eyes pushes it toward the latter. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4.5/5 87% The River (1959) " It emphasizes Technicolor's vibrancy, but it's also notable for the way it accentuates muted tones, like the clay bricks and the sand by the riverbanks. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 60% Unfriended (2015) " It looks just beneath the surface of today's technology and discovers a place crawling with terrors all its own. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4.5/5 100% Odd Man Out (1947) "What begins as an exercise in realism that includes an exceedingly quiet, civil robbery sequence, become increasingly expressionistic as it goes along. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3.5/5 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "James D. Cooper treats Lambert & Stamp as the cinematic equivalent of a rich oral history, letting the principal players talk, often at length, about their experiences. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3.5/5 83% While We're Young (2015) "Noah Baumbach's latest is a comedy of cross-generational exchange that's smart, lively, and beautifully observed-until it sours in a final act that undoes much of what precedes it. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 25, 2015
1.5/5 17% The Gunman (2015) "The result is a relentlessly dour film livened up only by Bardem's shameless scenery-chewing and the occasional jolt of action. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 19, 2015
92% Hype! (1996) "Hype! is a smart look at an important musical event that featured a lot of great music almost as a by-product. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 18, 2015
2/5 77% Danny Collins (2015) "If there's a real person beneath Danny's over-the-top showbiz-lifer persona, Pacino never finds him. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 18, 2015
4/5 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Focusing on the quiet, assured Bernstein's unassuming but powerful presence, Hawke's film often plays like an attempt to share Bernstein's experience with the world. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 12, 2015
30% Rogue Trader (1999) "Its plot alone is potentially fascinating, but as it stands, Rogue Trader remains notable only for the potential it squanders. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 11, 2015
4.5/5 91% La Peau douce (The Soft Skin) (1964) "It's the work of a director operating at the height of his powers, and figuring out where he wanted to take his career after that first flash of inspiration. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 10, 2015
2.5/5 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "The cast, as expected, does what they can with the thin material-which is to say, not much. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3.5/5 88% Faults (2015) "The impressive first feature of writer-director Riley Stearns, Faults gives prolific character actor Orser a rare lead role, and he runs with the opportunity. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 4, 2015
2/5 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "Despite an intriguing opening and an overqualified cast, The Lazarus Effect can't shake a been-there/resurrected-that vibe. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 2, 2015
3.5/5 79% Bluebird (2014) "Shooting on 35mm, Jody Lee Lipes makes the harshness look beautiful and unforgiving, and in a film filled with strong performances, Morton's work stands out. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3.5/5 60% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Maps To The Stars is never less than queasily compelling. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 24, 2015
4/5 75% Fellini Satyricon (1969) " It's, by design, an overwhelming film, and sometimes an exhausting one, but the melancholy and wariness keep it grounded. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 58% The Wild Angels (1966) "It's the Hollywood version of biker life, sure, but one that's swapped in a lot of ugly authenticity. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 18, 2015
3/5 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "The film never entirely figures out what it wants to do with the myth of the superspy, but at least it has fun along the way. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 12, 2015
4/5 98% 101 Dalmatians (1961) "However much the film breaks with Disney tradition, it's still a winning effort that mixes cuteness with dry wit in the service of a fast-paced, emotionally charged adventure tale. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 9, 2015
B+ 100% Friday Night Lights: Season 3 (TV, 2008-2009) "I could probably watch an hour of Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler bantering every week, but Friday Night Lights offers much more. The cast members who started out good have only gotten better. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B+ 100% Friday Night Lights: Season 5 (TV, 2010-2011) "This season may be about saying goodbyes, but for now I'm just happy to have Friday Night Lights back. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4.5/5 100% The Palm Beach Story (1942) "Even as Colbert and McCrea trade fast-paced dialogue and fall into each others' arms, they sell their characters' marriage as one whose fire desperately needs tending. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 4, 2015
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