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:
1129
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 55% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Shepard ... has his hero puff himself up, repeatedly, only to be drastically deflated, revealing the pitifulness of his braggadocio." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 10, 2014
1.5/4 63% Draft Day (2014) " At times the film seems like a highlight reel interrupted by a forgettable movie." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 71% Oculus (2014) " Originally a 30-minute short, director Mike Flanagan and his co-writer Jeff Howard's thin scenario does not improve when expanded to feature length." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 10, 2014
1.5/4 83% Joe (2014) " Whatever you call it, it's not quite right." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 10, 2014
1/4 13% Jinn (2014) " With its awful acting, terrible dialogue, and laughable special effects, "Jinn" strains for the hapless genius of Ed Wood, but ends up just another bad movie." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 7, 2014
3.5/4 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " [It] aspires to a poetry about barbarism that will not let us forget." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3.5/4 91% Le Week-End (2014) " Wisely, director Roger Michell ("Notting Hill") does not burden Hanif Kureishi's literate, witty and emotionally nuanced script and the impeccable performances with an attempt at personal style." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2/4 40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " If you can survive Nixon, maybe you can survive anything. But it will take a better movie than this to show how." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2/4 81% Grand Piano (2014) " "Grand Piano" is an ambitious effort that plays dumb." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/4 95% Particle Fever (2014) " The enthusiasm, idealism, and cheerful brilliance of the six subjects convey the thrill, if not the full significance, of this scientific breakthrough." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1/4 63% Bad Words (2014) " It's nasty enough, but it isn't so much funny as it is pathological." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 17% The Single Moms' Club (2014) " In Tyler Perry's latest opus, "The Single Moms Club," he demonstrates how disparate stereotypes can find common ground through the power of a single cliché." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 16, 2014
2.5/4 68% Visitors (2014) " We get the point, and have gotten it since 1982. And aestheticizing it in this way doesn't make the message any more convincing or urgent." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 13, 2014
1.5/4 21% Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) " Maybe writer-directors Geoff Moore and David Posamentier were sampling some of the mind-numbing products featured in their black comedy ... which might account for its lack of wit, imagination or other cerebral effort." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/4 —— El verano de los peces voladores (The Summer of Flying Fish) " Though at times its elliptical impressionism trails into non sequiturs, the film's suggestiveness and eerie beauty combine poetry with the politics, adding to the impact of each." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 11, 2014
2/4 54% Hank: Five Years From the Brink (2014) " A denial of personal responsibility and inadequate regulations: Isn't that what led us to the brink in the first place?" — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 6, 2014
63% Generation War (2014) " Though director Philipp Kadelbach and screenwriter Stefan Kolditz do touch on moral ambiguities ... they settle comfortably into glib ironies, bittersweet platitudes, and sentiment passing as tragedy." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 6, 2014
95% Child's Pose (2014) " Of all the great monster mothers in cinema history, Cornelia Keneres (Luminita Gheorghiu, who sets the standard that other performances should be judged by this year) ranks high on the list." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 6, 2014
79% Bethlehem (2014) " A taut, expertly constructed, and suspenseful police procedural, it also explores the issues of loyalty, trust, betrayal, and revenge that those engaged in such morally ambiguous activities would prefer not to think about." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 6, 2014
84% Bottle Rocket (1996) " Like the cheap pyrotechnic of the title, Bottle Rocket neither goes very far nor ends with a bang, and that's part of its charm, originality and delight." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 4, 2014
2/4 22% Son Of God (2014) " The condensed "Son of God" tries to relay the messianic story plain and simple." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/4 95% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " A simple and ruthlessly effective exercise in minimal narrative and style, Alain Guiraudie's moral tale is so restrained and atmospheric that the nudity and graphic sex don't upstage the creepy mood of seductive, inescapable doom." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/4 45% In Secret (2014) " Deviants pay a steep price in this tale of repression, desire, recrimination, vengeance, and remorse." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 20, 2014
78% Fatal Assistance (2014) " "Fatal Assistance" has few answers, and adds little clarity." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 18, 2014
2.5/4 85% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " A bittersweet musing about the nature of parenthood and about the conflict between nature and nurture, it is as banal and insightful as its title." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 13, 2014
1.5/4 15% Endless Love (2014) " [An] air-brushed, simple-minded remake ..." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 13, 2014
10% Vampire Academy (2014) " This attempt to capture the magic of the "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" franchises tries too hard to pack all the backstory and borrowings into one film." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 9, 2014
1/4 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " "That Awkward Moment" does invert one of Hollywood's more tiresome clichés - the one where the distraught woman consoles herself by eating a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. In this movie, it's the guy who does that." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3.5/4 88% Ms. 45 (2013) " Had Herzog seen it, he might have recognized Ferrara as a fellow genius, and one as weird as himself." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/4 23% Gimme Shelter (2014) " It is unlikely to convert the unconverted, in part because of its uneven performances, but mostly because it raises more questions than it answers." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3.5/4 —— The Genius Of Marian " In intimate, diary form, White borrows the title of his mother's unfinished book to chronicle her battle against the inevitable, and the equally courageous efforts of her husband and children in caring for her." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 21, 2014
18% Devil's Due (2014) " At least there's a credible premise in "Devil's Due," an otherwise feeble exercise in the found-footage form." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 19, 2014
1.5/4 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " This fifth in the series further diminishes the promise of the 2007 original, replacing mystery and suspense with predictability and misogyny." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3/4 94% Lore (2013) " Rosendahl puts the onslaught of horror and absurdity in poignant perspective with her limpid depiction of her character's growing resourcefulness and awareness." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 1, 2014
3/4 49% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " It can be sentimental, but it is not frivolous." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 24, 2013
2.5/4 89% White Reindeer (2013) " Luckily, [Clark] has a cast that elevates the puerility into genuine pathos and absurdity." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 19, 2013
19% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013) " The humor seems sour and perfunctory from the start." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 16, 2013
85% At Berkeley (2013) " The observations coalesce into a cogent whole, providing insights that are never overtly stated." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 4, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) " Paolo Sorrentino's overwrought, Felliniesque opus ..." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 29, 2013
2.5/4 94% Blancanieves (2013) " Had Berger gone deeper into Rafita's sad passion he might have passed beyond the safe frontiers of Disney and into the twisted realm of Buñuel." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 27, 2013
2/4 71% Go For Sisters (2013) " Though fitfully entertaining, it lacks the conviction and urgency present in even the weakest of his quasi agit-prop productions." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/4 68% American Promise (2013) " Not only provides illuminating insights into racial and cultural issues, but explores family dynamics common to all." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 100% The Visitor (1979) " [It wows] cult fans, connoisseurs of the absurd, and cinephiles intrigued by the evolution of the sci-fi and horror genres in the '70s and '80s." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 80% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " Wastes its potential for honest emotion with schmaltz, cheap shots, and clichés." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2.5/4 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " Luckily there's a lot to keep us entertained before things take a turn for the worse." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2.5/4 85% Spinning Plates (2013) " I must warn those of you who are sucrose intolerant that it might get cloying at first, or even dangerous to your health. But for those who can handle it, the piece de resistance is worth the wait." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 7, 2013
2.5/4 70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " Reeves's debut shows signs of a talented filmmaker." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3.5/4 97% Let The Fire Burn (2013) " Eloquent, even-handed, and meticulously constructed ..." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2.5/4 95% Birth Of The Living Dead (2013) " Rob Kuhns's amusing but perfunctory documentary about the origins of the 1968 ur-text of zombiedom, George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead."" — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 31, 2013
1/4 47% Last Vegas (2013) " A joyless buddy movie from genial hack Jon Turtletaub." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 31, 2013
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