Peter Keough

Peter Keough

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Anchorage Press , Boston Phoenix , Chicago Reader
Critics' Group:
Boston Society of Film Critics, National Society of Film Critics
Total Reviews:
1183
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
81% A Master Builder (2014) " Though the film makes little effort to open up the play, letting it all unfold, as in the original, within Solness's house - if not his mind - Demme's version intensifies the drama into something oneiric." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 12, 2014
13% The Man on Her Mind (2014) " Perhaps the filmmakers intended to enhance the solipsistic nature of the situation, but the effect is the impression of simple incompetence." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 12, 2014
69% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) " "Thunder" falls into the common mistake of many children's films - it underestimates its audience." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 4, 2014
80% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) " The film is a vindication of bad taste, and of the principle that mocking well is the best revenge." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 2, 2014
2.5/4 77% A Letter to Momo (2014) " Had Okiura cut some of the supernatural shtick he would have had a far more affecting and mercifully shorter movie." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/4 80% The One I Love (2014) " Says more about intimacy and individuality than any romantic comedy or romantic tragedy in years." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3.5/4 92% Norte, the End of History (2014) " A political and spiritual parable, but related with such subtle realism and incantatory rhythms that it is far more mysterious than didactic." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3.5/4 87% Exhibition (2014) " Hogg maintains a probing detachment and a cold intimacy. As befits the title, she presents her subjects like specimens in an exhibit, with a rigorously structured style that is non-judgmental and unsparing." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/4 36% The November Man (2014) " Sadly, the film rapidly devolves into an AARP version of a Jason Bourne-like vendetta, only bloodier and less meaningful." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 26, 2014
3.5/4 88% Abuse of Weakness (2014) " The film's title refers to the French legal term for taking advantage of a person of diminished capacity. The story, though, suggests other interpretations." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 21, 2014
1.5/4 37% If I Stay (2014) " Maybe on the page this all seems less ridiculous." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 21, 2014
4/4 95% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) " Unlike Rasoulof and Panahi's previous, more metaphorical films, this one confronts its subject head-on with unflinching candor." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/4 80% Violette (2014) " "Violette" demonstrates how suffering produces great art, and that the artist isn't the only one who suffers for it." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/4 88% Siddharth (2014) " Though at times "Siddharth" can resemble a well-photographed report on India's social and economic ills, Mehta subtly employs different styles to sustain the poetry, poignancy, and drama." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3.5/4 93% Closed Curtain (2014) " The Kafkaesque story itself proves more engaging while the narrative illusion is sustained than it does when Panahi's imposed, solipsistic self-regard shatters it." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/4 95% The Dog (2014) " The result does justice to their subject's foul-mouthed charm and braggadocio." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 14, 2014
97% The Iron Giant (1999) " A magical evocation of a special time in history and a time in everybody's life when the dream and the nightmare quotients are equally high." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 12, 2014
2/4 67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " One of the characters, no doubt alluding to Proust, says, "Food is memories." Unfortunately, this is one movie about food that I'm forgetting already." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1.5/4 54% The Fluffy Movie (2014) " For the most part, Fluffy's material is just that - fluff, with a touch now and then of bile and bad taste." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/4 48% Le Chef (2014) " About as exciting as the PBJ and flat diet soda I just had for lunch." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 31, 2014
1.5/4 71% Alive Inside (2014) " The voice-over narration grows increasingly hucksterish and bathetic, dementia sufferers are reduced to generic images in uplifting montages, and the film begins to resemble an ad pitching some dubious charity or a retirement community." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/4 91% CODE BLACK (2014) " "Code Black" shows the passion, frustration, and skill of those who work to heal despite the system, but it remains in the dark about why that system is broken and how it can be fixed." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2.5/4 60% Hercules (2014) " Pulpy, self-consciously subversive, above-average summer entertainment ..." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/4 59% Hellion (2014) " "Hellion" pads its slender, commonplace, but potentially rewarding premise with contrivances, clich├ęs, repetitiousness, and, when all else fails, implausible, arbitrary melodrama." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/4 43% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " Alternately meek and tyrannical, repressed and Dionysian, Niney's Saint Laurent remains both empathetic and obscure." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/4 76% Lucky Them (2014) " Has any movie made during the past 10 years not presented female journalists as sluts?" — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/4 71% A Coffee in Berlin (2014) " Niko's problem is not just that he's spoiled and lazy, but that he's a wimp about it. He only maintains viewer sympathy because everyone else in the film is so obnoxious." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2.5/4 27% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " Though Derrickson offers some new twists on old tricks ... the story soon devolves into variations of many movies we have seen before." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 1, 2014
4/4 92% The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Othello) (1952) " Seldom has a director encountered so many frustrations and obstacles, and turned those obstructions into inspirations, integrating them into his vision." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/4 91% Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (2014) " Though some of the pilgrims have deeper, more developed personalities than the average reality show contestant, their rough edges are smoothed out by the film's banal benevolence." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 26, 2014
1/4 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " One thing you have to give Bay credit for: He has a knack for bringing A-list talent down to his level." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/4 77% Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) " In every frame of the film, Berlinger's heart goes out to the victims and their survivors." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/4 —— The Past Is A Grotesque Animal (2014) " How exhilarating, and exhausting, it must be to wake up every day and be Kevin Barnes." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/4 53% Citizen Koch (2014) " "Citizen Koch" is preaching to the choir. Which might not be a pointless exercise, seeing how the choir failed to show up for the last midterm election in 2010, and might need extra motivation not to repeat that mistake this November." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/4 24% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " True, the stereotypes remain in "Think Like a Man Too," but the actors get a chance to bring them to life, and I even found myself warming to, or at least occasionally laughing at, Hart's relentlessly clownish shtick." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/4 62% The Sacrament (2014) " Everything that happens is what you'd expect, and the choice of subject and the modifications West has made to the generic conventions don't add much to the suspense or thrills." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2.5/4 55% The Signal (2014) " After a half an hour, the developments grow busy rather than mysterious, the focus blurs and the kicker ending - well, I was neither surprised nor satisfied." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 12, 2014
86% Night Moves (2014) " Though at times it threatens to become too generic to be original, or too original to be generic, it retains enough indirection to frustrate those looking for thrills and to engage those willing to be challenged." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 5, 2014
1.5/4 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " "Puzzle" is neither puzzling nor much fun." — Boston Globe
Posted May 29, 2014
3.5/4 93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " It makes sense, in the way that a nightmare makes sense." — Boston Globe
Posted May 29, 2014
3.5/4 87% The Immigrant (2014) " Gray, despite the rough edges, manages to meld decades of melodrama into a film that is at once simple and complex, morally black-and-white and psychologically ambiguous." — Boston Globe
Posted May 22, 2014
3/4 89% Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) " "Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq" presents enough teasing glimpses into the dancer's personal and inner life to demand a fuller picture." — Boston Globe
Posted May 15, 2014
2/4 83% Belle (2014) " "Belle" has the pace and sumptuous cinematography of a Merchant and Ivory production, but none of their memorable characters, subtle performances, or literate dialogue." — Boston Globe
Posted May 8, 2014
3/4 82% Fed Up (2014) " As a screed, it builds a credible, engaging argument, presenting evidence, statistics, talking-head testimony, whimsical charts, poignant personal stories, and animated illustrations of digestive processes to make its case." — Boston Globe
Posted May 8, 2014
3/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " As an exercise in cinematic style, "Blue Ruin" is well worth seeing." — Boston Globe
Posted May 1, 2014
1/4 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " "The Quiet Ones" simply has nothing to say." — Boston Globe
Posted May 1, 2014
2/4 44% Walking With The Enemy (2014) " It does reduce a period of irredeemable horror to the heroics of a single person." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3.5/4 95% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " Despite the seeming inevitability of tragedy and despair, "In Bloom" remains true to its title." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3.5/4 100% When I Saw You (2014) " When war or other disasters strike, children suffer the most. Uncomprehending, powerless, they can only endure." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/4 81% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " How could this not be a great documentary? By putting it in the hands of Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, who have squandered their sensational subject into a two-hour slog." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 17, 2014
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