Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Agrees with the Tomatometer 61% of the time.

Phil Hall'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
1/5 No Score Yet Up the Sandbox (1972) "A Babs boo-boo. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 29, 2015
3/5 58% Sunset Edge (2015) "An intriguing, if somewhat lo-fi, indie thriller. " ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 29, 2015
5/5 87% Macbeth (1950) "An eccentric, iconoclastic consideration of Shakespeare's tragedy. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 22, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Victory at Sea - Feature Length Edition "An invigorating (though encapsulated) consideration of the World War II naval battles. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 81% Duel in the Sun (1946) "It doesn't help that Jennifer Jones' accent and the skin tone of her native make-up fluctuate from scene to scene - she is strictly a force of camp that smacks every awful stereotype with a vengeance. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 15, 2015
3/5 27% Paint Your Wagon (1969) "A mess, to be certain, but a happy and unpretentious mess that rambles along with a reckless charm. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/5 40% Treading Water (2015) "Too much of this film feels like a half-baked Saturday Night Live skit stretched to the fraying point. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 10, 2015
2/5 96% National Gallery (2014) "For the first hour, the film is utterly fascinating. But then, Wiseman's leisurely pacing begins to become tiresome, and a sense of been-there/done-that sets in as the viewer experiences yet another gallery talk and watches yet another boardroom meeting. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4.5/5 No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild (1957) "One of Sinatra's best performances. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back) (1980) "The worst of the animated features starring the Peanuts gang. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1/5 No Score Yet La Muerte De Pinochet "Hell, even Pinochet deserved a better film than this! " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet The Bigamist (1953) "Poorly cast and plotted, but still weirdly interesting. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2.5/5 No Score Yet Boardwalk (1979) "A messy melodrama. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 86% Desert Riders (2014) "A disturbing documentary that shines a harsh light on a miserable aspect of Dubai's culture. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Prokofiev - The Fiery Angel (1995) "Galina Gorchakova's Renata is a masterwork of mixed passions. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1.5/5 33% Thief and the Cobbler (1993) "It is a brutal triumph of style and a bitter fiasco of substance. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 100% Six By Sondheim "All told, it is a mess - but it is a tuneful and happy mess centered around a charismatic musical genius, and the film will certainly delight Broadway devotees. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1/5 No Score Yet The Magnificent Two (1967) "Abysmally unfunny romp that effectively ended Morecambe and Wise's attempt at a screen career. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 40% The Strange Woman (1946) "The production is strange, but for the wrong reasons. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
5/5 93% Persona (1966) "This is the ultimate celluloid Rorschach test, where the production refuses to offer a straightforward solution to the maze of thorny challenges. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1.5/5 No Score Yet Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) "A dreary failure. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Life on the V: The Story of V66 "It offers a fascinating tribute to an unusual blip in 80s pop culture history. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2014
0.5/5 No Score Yet Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream (2014) "As non-fiction filmmaking goes, this work is a complete disaster. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 35% Salinger (2013) "For those captivated by Salinger's writing, this intelligent and often invigorating film provides fine insight into his world. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 19, 2014
3.5/4 No Score Yet An Act of War (2014) "As a writer/director, Kennedy has created a fascinating vision of emotional isolation and physical angst along the seedier edges of New York. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 4, 2014
4/5 100% Spring in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2007) "Spring in a Small Town uses this schematic to build a tight, emotionally tense triangular drama that questions fidelity, suppressed emotions and the balance of love and responsibility. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 29, 2014
1.5/5 70% Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam) (1967) "None of the French talent involved seemed to recall that the Vietnam conflict had its roots in the French military occupation of Indochina. Obviously, there was more than a little amnesia on the road from Dien Bien Phu to the Cannes screening rooms. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 16, 2013
5/5 No Score Yet Isolated (2014) "The best non-fiction film of 2013. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
0.5/5 71% The Magic Flute (2006) "Mozart in the Branagh meat grinder. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
1.5/5 No Score Yet Come In Spinner "The screenplay dilutes the book's emotional maelstrom into a tepid swirl of soapy melodrama that is often too predictable for comfort. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (1983) "Excessively sentimental, but still entertaining thanks to the unusual chemistry between the stars. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Rose Hobart (1936) "An avant-garde gem. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
5/5 50% Chelsea Girls (1966) "The Warhol gang at their underground peak. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
1/5 33% The Brave "A Johnny Depp turkey. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
5/5 96% Charulata (1964) "Pure genius, via India's master film artist Satyajit Ray. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/5 100% Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room (2012) "Excellent documentary on the silent film child star. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
2.5/5 No Score Yet Wild Bill's Run "Despite the film's wishful advocacy that Cooper was a modern-day outlaw, he comes across as a disorganized nut that screwed up his life. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet The Day Kennedy Died (2013) "Although the film covers territory that is too familiar to many people, it still manages to resonate with a sense of dread and sorrow over the unprecedented tragedy of that horrible day. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Moscow Strikes Back (1942) "Vigorous, often disturbing battlefront World War II documentary. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3.5/5 92% Le Joli Mai (1963) "A distinctive preservation of the lives and thoughts of the people in Paris during May 1962. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Quo Vadis? "The landmark Italian silent epic is still a highly effective production. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
1/5 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "Sadly, audiences have to swallow more than a spoonful of sugar to digest this blatantly phony movie. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3.5/5 83% Vampira And Me (2013) "A fine tribute to a ghoulish iconoclast " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet King George Vi: The Man Behind The King's Speech (2012) "This fine documentary offers a handsome tribute to an unlikely yet beloved head of state " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 25, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet The Adding Machine (1969) "A killer example of how not to adapt a play into a movie. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 23, 2013
5/5 100% Portrait of Jason (1967) "A mesmerizing journey into experimental filmmaking. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 23, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Cab Calloway - Hi-De-Ho and Other Movies (2004) "A weak musical, with the normally exuberant Cab Calloway running at half-steam. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 29, 2013
3.5/5 25% Sextette (1978) "It is a wonderfully bad film, played with such ferocious tongue-in-cheek camp that its inanity has a peculiar charm of its own. " ‐ Film Snobbery
Posted Mar 21, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet Another Country (1984) "Impressive film adaptation of Julian Mitchell's award-winning play. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 20, 2013
2/5 33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) "A would-be mirthfest that is so aggressively unfunny that it generates laughs for the wrong reasons. " ‐ Film Snobbery
Posted Mar 7, 2013
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