Phil Villarreal

Phil Villarreal

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Phil Villarreal'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
3.5/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Of all David Fincher's accomplishments as a director, he may pull off his most impressive feat of all in Gone Girl -- getting Tyler Perry nominated for an Oscar. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "Has me Done with the Planet of the Apes. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/4 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) "The only problem is, the doubts the characters jokingly express turn out to be all too valid. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 49% Maleficent (2014) "There's nothing much here for those outside the PG Disney Princess-aimed target market to sink their horns into. " ‐ COED.com
Posted May 30, 2014
2/4 62% Filth (2014) "There's nothing much here for those outside the PG Disney Princess-aimed target market to sink their horns into. " ‐ COED.com
Posted May 30, 2014
1/4 14% Blended (2014) "The movie treats Africa as though it were a single resort town populated by white people who sit down at buffets while black people stay out of the way and entertain them. " ‐ COED.com
Posted May 23, 2014
1.5/4 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) "Million Dollar Arm spoils the Disney sports movie hot streak with the vengeance that David Ortiz does no-hitters. " ‐ COED.com
Posted May 16, 2014
1.5/4 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) "There are also way too many cheap shock scares meant to make you giggle at yourself. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3.5/4 19% Transcendence (2014) "Pfister proves to be as clever a storyteller as he is a painter of moving pictures. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Apr 18, 2014
1.5/4 61% Draft Day (2014) "At least the movie absolutely nails the dysfunctional, pathetic execution of the Cleveland Browns' front office. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Apr 9, 2014
2.5/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "It takes a Captain America - level super bladder to make it through the film. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
1.5/4 77% Noah (2014) "You get the feeling that those rock monsters, which inevitably all perish before the flood finishes its punishment, got off easier than the survivors. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/4 40% Divergent (2014) "Hopefully, Burger has the good sense to bail before he does any further damage. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Mar 19, 2014
1/4 22% Need For Speed (2014) "In Paul's glowering eyes you can sense a need for not only speed, but a better agent. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/4 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) "The filmmakers copy the look and style of the original, but important elements such as plot or a coherent story get lost in translation. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Mar 7, 2014
1/4 28% Pompeii (2014) "If you find yourself sucked into a showing of Pompeii, take the sage wisdom of the band Pompeii and just close your eyes. Some ear plugs wouldn't hurt either. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Feb 21, 2014
1.5/4 68% About Last Night (2014) "The movie is bad enough to make David Mamet, who wrote the razor-sharp play that inspired the original movie, roll over in his piles of money. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Feb 14, 2014
1/4 31% The Monuments Men (2014) "But nothing in this movie clicks, and as a result the tired affair seems to take longer than World War II itself. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1.5/4 23% That Awkward Moment (2014) "They spend all their time obsessing and gabbing like giggly Babysitters Club girls about the opposite sex. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jan 31, 2014
1/4 3% I, Frankenstein (2014) "I, Frankenstein? More like Oy, Frakenstein. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "Most importantly, who the hell is Jack Ryan? " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
1/4 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) "The strength they showed by managing to sit through this thing puts that of Herc to shame. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2/4 37% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) "This one pulls out that trick a few times too many, robbing it of its effect and making the few scares worth waiting for more funny than shocking. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jan 3, 2014
1.5/4 29% Grudge Match (2013) "It's the promise of the final bout that lugs the deadweight story through the first 100-minute, sputtering tractor pull. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Dec 26, 2013
3.5/4 93% American Hustle (2013) "The bra budget on this movie is exactly $0. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3.5/4 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "It does skew far darker than I ever could have hoped for, and in that way ends up becoming something halfway profound. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2.5/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) "The movie isn't awful, is sure to please no-standard fanatics and won't bore haters like myself. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/4 52% The To Do List (2013) "Painfully awkward encounters ensue, with Plaza handling it all with her deadpan elegance. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3/4 11% Breaking The Girls (2013) "Gratuitous sex, double-crosses and more gratuitous sex await in the silly but always-entertaining sexcapade. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Nov 19, 2013
4/4 85% JFK (1991) "It's damn entertaining and thought-provoking. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Nov 12, 2013
2/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) "This is a sequel that, compared to the original, is unequal, with pointless, dull CGI battles in Thor's pointless, dull outer realms. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3.5/4 60% Ender's Game (2013) "Very much porn for video game addicts. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3.5/4 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "The film wants to hurt you, knows you are terrified of what it will show you, then shows you way more than you bargained for. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Oct 30, 2013
3/4 34% The Counselor (2013) "Take it all in and enjoy and worry about the counseling you'll need later. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/4 49% Escape Plan (2013) "A relic the 80s, an action flick era well into its fourth decade. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Oct 16, 2013
1.5/4 29% Machete Kills (2013) "This movie skips the grindhouse era and goes straight for the meth house dynamic. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3.5/4 97% Gravity (2013) "It's a movie that's not afraid to go deep or stare blankly at you to see if it can get you to blink first. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3.5/4 89% Rush (2013) "If you really hate sex, fast driving, drinking and Norse gods smoothing chassis than you will absolutely despise Rush. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Sep 27, 2013
1/4 29% The Family (2013) "Remember the octopus that always picked the winners of soccer games? That's what Robert De Niro is, only his talent is always managing to choose horrible scripts. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3/4 59% Riddick (2013) "All hail Riddick, killer of everything that moves - poorly-drawn cartoon or not - sayer of smooth, t-shirt-worthy bravado and romancer of lesbian Starbuck. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
1/4 2% Getaway (2013) "The real getaway here was the one the filmmakers pulled on the studio, having heisted giant paychecks for minimal work or thought. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Aug 30, 2013
3/4 89% The World's End (2013) "There's not much more you can ask from a movie like this. It's a rare drinking comedy that doesn't require you to be drunk to enjoy it. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Aug 23, 2013
1.5/4 30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "The sequel just brings back the survivors and has them look around with palms raised going 'now what?' " ‐ COED.com
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3/4 68% Elysium (2013) "It all looks so darned real, you'd swear it was filmed on location of a 15-year-old's hyperactive, sci-fi-addled brain. " ‐ OK! Magazine
Posted Aug 9, 2013
3/4 26% Planes (2013) "There is much to hate about this movie. Far more than there is to love, in fact. But I appreciate the dangerous turn so much that the glee overtook the Dane Cook-baked misery. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Aug 7, 2013
2/4 64% 2 Guns (2013) "The movie has 2 Guns, all right, but nowhere to point them. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Aug 2, 2013
2/4 69% The Wolverine (2013) "By the end of the movie, Wolverine sort of manages to convince you everything would be better if he found a way to go off and die like he wants to. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jul 26, 2013
3.5/4 72% Pacific Rim (2013) "Hopefully come Oscar time, the Kaiju are recognized for their outstanding performances in this high-class art film. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jul 12, 2013
1.5/4 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "I'm all for senseless violence in movies, but there is so much death and destruction going on here, you start to wish something nice would happen for once. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jul 3, 2013
3/4 90% The Producers (1968) "But despite the too-wacky-for-their-own-good jokes and slow pacing, there's no denying the genius of Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel. " ‐ COED.com
Posted Jul 2, 2013
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