Philip Wuntch

Philip Wuntch

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Citysearch , Dallas Morning News
Critics' Group:
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
636

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
D+ 11% All The King's Men (2006) " Watching All the King's Men's downward tumble makes for perverse fun, with the emphasis on perverse." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 22, 2006
B+ 86% Mystic India (2003) " The film celebrates India's diversity and makes a strong and moving plea for unity among the peoples of the world." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 15, 2006
B 46% The Last Kiss (2006) " The Last Kiss is a good movie." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 15, 2006
C+ 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) " Such a heinous crime would seem ideal for the man who gave us Scarface, but Mr. De Palma uses the murder as a springboard for pretentious social commentary and garish exercises in camp." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 15, 2006
B 69% Hollywoodland (2006) " Hollywoodland is filled with dazzling ingredients that never fully congeal. The sparks don't always connect. Nevertheless, they do sparkle." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 8, 2006
B- —— Truce (2006) " The well-named movie Truce is a story of reaching terms of agreement and even endearment. On its own terms, the movie works." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 7, 2006
A- 78% House of Sand (Casa de Areia) (2006) " A memorable, haunting experience for moviegoers' eyes and hearts." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 7, 2006
C 27% Trust the Man (2006) " Screenwriter and director Bart Freundlich fails to offer fresh insights into the problems of contemporary relationships, and many of his comic targets are easy and conventional." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B- 52% The Groomsmen (2006) " Traffics in such familiar territory as sibling rivalries, generational estrangements and broken dreams. But it slowly, sometimes too slowly, connects with the viewer." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 25, 2006
A- 98% The War Tapes (2006) " Director Deborah Scranton, co-producer and editor Steve James and co-producer Robert May managed to assemble the immense footage into a taut, often searing 97 minutes." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 25, 2006
B- 19% 10th and Wolf (2006) " 10th & Wolf alternates between being bloody good and just plain bloody." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 18, 2006
B+ 60% The Boynton Beach Club (2006) " The ladies at the center of this enjoyable comedy are vibrant, opinionated, sassy, vulnerable and a lot of fun." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 17, 2006
A- 68% World Trade Center (2006) " Some comedies appeal to our inner child, while some horror movies appeal to our inner masochist. Oliver Stone's World Trade Center poignantly appeals to our inner patriot." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 9, 2006
A- 95% Belle de Jour (1968) " A delicacy, a passionate and compassionate study of erotica." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 3, 2006
C- 40% The Night Listener (2006) " The story, effective in print, doesn't survive onscreen scrutiny. You'll feel detached and, even with its brief 82-minute running time, you'll get impatient." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 3, 2006
B 47% Miami Vice (2006) " The new Miami Vice movie is not designed to leave audiences in a partying mood. On its own terms, though, it's frequently worthy of cheers." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 27, 2006
B+ 40% Scoop (2006) " Some may dismiss Scoop as 'minor Woody Allen' because it doesn't traffic in major psychological probes. But it makes you smile. And that's not such a minor accomplishment." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 27, 2006
B 74% Monster House (2006) " Monster House is good fun. All that's missing is the indelible link between good and great." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 21, 2006
C 24% Lady in the Water (2006) " For weeks the Web has been rich with rumors that Lady in the Water is a dog. The noble truth is that M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller isn't half bad. The awful truth is that it's not really half good, either." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 20, 2006
C 21% You, Me and Dupree (2006) " You, Me and Dupree features three first-rate actors in need of a first-rate movie." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 14, 2006
B- 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) " Mr. Verbinski is an extremely skilled traffic director." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 6, 2006
B+ 76% The Devil Wears Prada (2006) " Malice sparkles in The Devil Wears Prada. The fashion-world comedy achieves this plum by resuscitating the almost-dead virtue of dynamic dialogue." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 30, 2006
A- 76% Superman Returns (2006) " Superman Returns' real hero is director Singer. He gives us a movie that is mellow when it should be and rousing when it should be. That can't have been an easy juggling act." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 26, 2006
C- 32% Click (2006) " It's a high-concept Adam Sandler comedy that never even scrapes the heights. The movie makes a graceless transition from drippy comedy to soggy melodrama. Either way, it's all wet." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 23, 2006
D+ 27% Waist Deep (2006) " Everyone connected with this gangsta opus was probably trying to make a crowd-pleaser. However, you wind up wondering what kind of crowds they were trying to please." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 23, 2006
C 56% The King (2006) " Its attempts at symbolism regarding sin and faith are astoundingly heavy-handed and further dampened by an ending that will be greeted with either silence or sneers." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 8, 2006
B+ 63% Wired to Win (2005) " The mental and physical coordination is a feat that any golf, football, tennis player, et al., can relate to. But its impact is magnified on the IMAX screen." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 2, 2006
C+ 26% Free Zone (2006) " Much of the dialogue is didactic and pedantic. And when not didactic and pedantic, it's plodding and dull." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 2, 2006
C+ 33% The Break-Up (2006) " Like so many contemporary movies, The Break-Up doesn't know when to call it quits, and the film finally expires after several false endings." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 2, 2006
B- 25% The Lost City (2005) " Lovely to look at, and its mixture of Cuban standards and Garcia originals is delightful to listen to." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 25, 2006
B 87% The Proposition (2005) " It's consistently compelling and thought-provoking. This one will stay with you, and despite its disturbing moments, you'll welcome it." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 25, 2006
C 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) " The movie doesn't have the pulp excitement that the author's gimmicky storytelling generated. In fact, it often has no excitement at all." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 18, 2006
B+ 53% Wah-Wah (2006) " A lovably eccentric actor, Mr. Grant has created a lovably eccentric dramady." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 12, 2006
C+ 33% Poseidon (2006) " You will definitely gasp and gulp while watching the new film. But, sadly, these reactions won't be traced to the expert effects. Instead, you'll find yourself gasping and gulping at the incredibly lame dialogue." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 11, 2006
A- 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) " Mission: Impossible III will make you jump up and down with exuberance, just like its star." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 5, 2006
B- 23% RV (2006) " You know what to expect from a Robin Williams vehicle. R.V. is better than what you expect." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 27, 2006
B 41% American Dreamz (2006) " As satire, American Dreamz is heavy-handed. As comedy, American Dreamz is hilarious." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 21, 2006
B 33% The Sentinel (2006) " The Sentinel winds up being a cool way to spend a couple of hours. For the average moviegoer of late, that's almost joyous news." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 20, 2006
B- 67% On a Clear Day (2006) " It presses most of the right feel-good buttons." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 13, 2006
B- 72% Friends With Money (2006) " One of those exasperating movies that you admire without necessarily liking." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 13, 2006
C- 60% Lonesome Jim (2006) " Mr. Affleck is burdened with the difficult task of making moroseness seem interesting. He doesn't succeed, and neither does the movie." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 7, 2006
C+ 42% Don't Come Knocking (2006) " Burdened with uneven acting and portentous dialogue, the film has one important saving grace. Franz Lustig's cinematography exquisitely captures the grandeur and loneliness of the American West." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 7, 2006
B- 51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) " Lucky Number Slevin is an odd but tasty duck." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 6, 2006
B- 74% Unknown White Male (2006) " Unknown White Male has moments you won't forget, appropriate praise for a documentary about amnesia." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 1, 2006
D 7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) " But most of the conversation in the lobby will revolve around who designed SS's clothes and jewelry. That's the way Ms. Stone wants it, and that's the way it is." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 31, 2006
D 9% Ultraviolet (2006) " Ultra-dumb." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 25, 2006
A- 86% Inside Man (2006) " Viewers may be surprised at the smoothness with which the frequently bombastic Spike Lee navigates the mainstream." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 23, 2006
B 35% Ask the Dust (2006) " Whether or not you're familiar with John Fante, if you like novels, you'll like Ask the Dust." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 18, 2006
B 61% Find Me Guilty (2006) " Although Find Me Guilty presents Mr. Lumet and company in top form, the film does not belong in the top tier of the director's work. But in important moments, it touches that tier, and for that audiences will be grateful." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 17, 2006
B- 24% Failure to Launch (2006) " Under Tom Dey's direction, a perverse form of symmetry is at work here, and the stereotypes seem like old acquaintances you can enjoy for a couple of hours." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 10, 2006
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