Philip Booth

Philip Booth

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Las Vegas CityLife , Orlando Weekly , PopMatters
Critics' Group:
Florida Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
161

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 93% Saving Private Ryan (1998) " Spielberg's latest masterwork, pairing America's director with '90s Everyman Tom Hanks, makes a natural companion piece to his similarly disturbing Schindler's List." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 19, 2014
4.5/5 94% The Truman Show (1998) " Director Peter Weir has created a strikingly subversive piece of information-age paranoia as visionary as anything Hollywood might manufacture this summer, or this decade." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2014
17% Wild Wild West (1999) " Wild Wild West might once have had aspirations of becoming a grand Hollywood entertainment. Along the way, though, it turned into something far more routine, a slick and predictable piece of moviemaking that's ultimately routine and humdrum." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 17, 2014
3/5 39% Armageddon (1998) " Armageddon -- slick, overblown and formulaic to its core -- nevertheless amounts to this season's closest screen equivalent to an apocalyptic thrill ride." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 6, 2014
73% Iron Man 2 (2010) " Frantic, place-holding sequel? Check. Third installment guaranteed? Check." — Las Vegas CityLife
Posted May 6, 2010
43% The Human Stain (2003) PopMatters
Posted Dec 5, 2003
63% The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) PopMatters
Posted Dec 5, 2003
1/5 4% Serving Sara (2002) " It's a glorified sitcom, and a long, unfunny one at that." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 29, 2002
2/5 3% Deuces Wild (2002) " A rather tired exercise in nostalgia." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 2, 2002
3.5/5 84% La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002) " Often melancholy in tone, but it ends on a hopeful note that makes the emotionally charged trip worth the ride." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 21, 2002
75% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius (2001) " Has its own boyish charms." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 21, 2001
14% Black Knight (2001) " Junger has simply overestimated his star's ability to compensate for Black Knight's overall failings." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 21, 2001
52% The Last Castle (2001) " Viewers willing to buy the righteousness of the convicts' struggle may be thoroughly entertained by The Last Castle, but others will find themselves bored and a little put off by Lurie's unsubtle manipulations." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2001
46% Greenfingers (2001) " We've been here before, and on more than one occasion." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2001
72% Training Day (2001) " The movie is headed for a long, brutal and bloody payoff, one that may be too over-the-top for public consumption right about now." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2001
73% Joy Ride (2001) " Satisfyingly spooky, if not entirely original." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2001
93% Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) " Works both as grand spectacle and affecting human drama." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 20, 2001
21% The Glass House (2001) " A competently paced, reasonably engrossing suburban thriller." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2001
29% Bubble Boy (2001) " It's easily the worst movie of the year, the longest 84 minutes I've spent in a theater since the ill-fated Town & Country." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 24, 2001
8% Summer Catch (2001) " The film is about as appealing as a sexually transmitted disease." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2001
52% American Pie 2 (2001) " Packed with juvenile gags that would barely pass muster in a fifth-grade boys bathroom." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2001
83% The Others (2001) " Amenabar, a master of suspenseful pacing, takes his time allowing the layers of perception to be removed." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2001
47% The Princess Diaries (2001) " As slick, professional and bland as anything else Garry Marshall has directed in recent years, including 1999's Runaway Bride and The Other Sister. He doesn't do edgy." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2001
52% Rush Hour 2 (2001) " Rush Hour II is built on the flimsiest of premises for a sequel." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2001
45% Planet of the Apes (2001) " The new Planet, while certainly unable to duplicate the exuberance related to the discovery of a fascinating new world for those who've seen the original, is every bit as much fun as its predecessor." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 26, 2001
49% Jurassic Park III (2001) " Is little more than a glorified slasher movie, albeit with nonhuman villains." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 20, 2001
73% The Score (2001) " The results are admirable and entertaining if a little underwhelming; the cumulative star power isn't as impressive as might have been expected." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 12, 2001
86% Sexy Beast (2000) " The thing absolutely resonates." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jul 6, 2001
71% Baby Boy (2001) " Fans of Singleton's early work may be disappointed by the shrill, pointless exchanges, directionless nature and tidy conclusions of Baby Boy." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2001
73% A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) " While not quite fulfilling, the trip is more than a little intoxicating." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2001
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001) " It's a thing of beauty, watching the purple-hulled craft, its portals glowing orange, descend into the deep blue sea." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 14, 2001
26% Swordfish (2001) " [Travolta] is back on his game again as Gabriel, a dark angel of destruction." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 8, 2001
10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) " Surprisingly routine given its gathered talent." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 1, 2001
76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) " A gloriously excessive, lavishly decorated failure." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 1, 2001
25% Pearl Harbor (2001) " Pearl Harbor may be the most buttery popcorn movie of the hot season." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 24, 2001
81% The House of Mirth (2000) " An entrancing, entirely satisfying piece of work." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 17, 2001
33% Angel Eyes (2001) " More engrossing than it ought to be, given its slim story line and subdued moodiness." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 17, 2001
47% The Mummy Returns (2001) " Seems to be constructed strictly as a go-for-broke cinematic thrill ride, a sort of demo for the latest and most spectacular visual effects available from Hollywood. It feels like overkill." — Orlando Weekly
Posted May 3, 2001
13% Town & Country (2000) " Every bit as disappointing as the advance word suggested." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 27, 2001
14% Driven (2001) " Packed with abysmal dialogue, ham-fisted acting and laughable dramatic sequences straight out of the daytime soaps." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 27, 2001
33% One Night at McCool's (2001) " Isn't nearly as clever as it sounds." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 27, 2001
81% Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) " A pleasant romantic comedy, one that's certainly smarter and funnier than other examples of the genre, but hardly more memorable." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2001
28% Kingdom Come (2001) " A messy, largely disappointing comedy-drama that's hopelessly torn between sincerity and outrageousness." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 11, 2001
15% Tomcats (2001) " The lamest waste of time at the movies since See Spot Run." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 29, 2001
93% Spy Kids (2001) " Given the film's likable performances and surprising, funny plot turns, viewers over the age of 12 may even approach the prospect of a sequel without the usual feeling of paralytic dread." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 29, 2001
9% Say It Isn't So (2001) " A forgettable, unsatisfying comedy." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 22, 2001
33% 15 Minutes (2001) " Contrived, didactic and packed with mindless violence." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 9, 2001
91% High Fidelity (2000) " Flawed but smart comedy that works more often than it doesn't." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 6, 2001
56% The Mexican (2001) " A whimsical but oddly unsatisfying piece of work." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 1, 2001
23% See Spot Run (2001) " To explain the extreme, lingering stench of See Spot Run, it might be helpful to think of the movie itself as a dog." — Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 1, 2001
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