Keith Uhlich Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 85% Boy Erased (2018) Good as Lucas Hedges is at acting the tortured teen, as in a scene in which he lashes out at a bus-stop advertisement of a shirtless male model, Jared is finally too much of a cipher for his story to really hit with the force that it should.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
4/4 No Score Yet The Flower (La flor) (2016) The arc of La Flor's first three episodes, in particular, suggests someone continually working and reworking the film of their dreams, adjusting the tone, the approach, the narrative twists and the emotional intensity on the fly.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
39% Hell Fest (2018) You've seen it all before, and better: A blade to the chest, an axe to the leg, a syringe to the eye.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2/4 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Chemistry counts for something, and Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek have it in spades in the trifling-at-best, galling-at-worst dramedy The Old Man & the Gun. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/4 94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) The film is at its most potent in the scenes where human frailty and the specter of injustice come more elliptically to the surface.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
2.5/4 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) A few too many on-the-nose needle drops make the film play like a schmaltz-infused music-video-cum-alarmist-anti-drug-PSA.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
100% Angels Are Made of Light (2018) Elegant, if a bit too reverent.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
No Score Yet Fig Tree (2018) Though Asmamawe and the rest of the cast are quite wonderful, especially in the sense of familial camaraderie, the film is dutiful and depressing, the endpoint always evident and inescapable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
70% Hold the Dark (2018) Pitch-black to a fault.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
1.5/4 79% Halloween (2018) For all of the film's attempts to get back to the sinisterly sidling Michael of the first Halloween, his stealth movements no longer terrify because his fixations are less unthinkingly instinctual, more compulsively mortal. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
97% In Fabric (2018) The conceit (killer couture!) is only as good as its context, and this is where In Fabric excels.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
55% Donnybrook (2018) A repellent mixture of Malick-like dreaminess, Scorsese-esque brutality and the lurid shock/schlock of William Faulkner in Sanctuary mode.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper understands that a message is only as resonant as its messenger, so he surrounds himself with collaborators, old and new, who can sell even the hoariest cliché.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
71% Greta (2018) Coupled with the carnage is a potent undercurrent of grief...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
67% Kursk (2018) A competent, by-the-numbers action melodrama...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
99% Free Solo (2018) No bluff, it's a white knuckler.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
65% The Little Stranger (2018) Like flesh without a skeleton to support it, the film ultimately collapses in a hollowed-out heap.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/4 69% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) It all feels cheap and looks cheap, a far cry from what S. Craig Zahler can do when overseeing a film's words as well as its images.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
2/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It misses no opportunity to prop up Cruise's indomitable earthly ego while his character runs, jumps, falls, fist-fights, sky-dives, and clambers up rope and cliff in service of...what exactly?‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
No Score Yet Two Plains & a Fancy (2018) Two Plains & a Fancy is a cosmic joke forged on a Kickstarter budget. To paraphrase Jessica Rabbit, it made me laugh.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
100% Chained for Life (2018) Chained for Life expands on the idea of difference as a humanizing catalyst, and cinema is its playground.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
No Score Yet Shooting in Vain (2018) Deserves a smack.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
No Score Yet No Alternative (2018) Never mind.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
2/4 89% Hereditary (2018) In writer-director Ari Aster's smugly agitating feature debut, the devil is certainly in the hackneyed details.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
26% Breaking In (2018) Union certainly dedicates herself to all the huffing, running, jumping and emoting, though her efforts never counter Breaking In's aura of trashiness and disposability.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
82% Alex Strangelove (2018) The film's softheartedness proves to be a fairly adequate delivery mechanism for some tough and tender observations about modern queerness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
53% Bad Samaritan (2018) A low-budget serial killer thriller so ludicrous and imbecilic that it's almost charming. Almost.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
No Score Yet Phantom Cowboys (2018) A melancholic and provocative mood piece.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
2/4 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Throughout the film, rapidity of dialogue and drama is mistaken for actual rhythm, of which directors Anthony and Joe Russo have one mode: pedal-to-the-metal pandemonium. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
75% Yellow is Forbidden (2018) Golden.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
29% Mapplethorpe (2019) [Smith's] work, sadly, is continuously undermined by everything surrounding him, beginning with a script, written by Timoner and Mikko Alanne, that frustratingly sticks to the then-this-happened conventions of a standard biopic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
No Score Yet Jellyfish (2018) If British teenager Sarah Taylor's (Liv Hill) life was a movie, its relentless ghastliness might make even a seasoned miserabilist like Ken Loach say, "C'mon, now."‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
20% Here and Now (Blue Night) (2018) Mood indi-so-so.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3.5/4 100% Good Luck (2017) Ben Russell's documentary is a thought-provoking snapshot of humanity reduced to a pale shadow by economic discontent.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
93% Jinn (2018) There are good, admirable intentions, and there's the movie that results from them. Sad to say, Jinn consistently lets down its premise and performers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
No Score Yet Las Sandinistas! (2018) Murray takes a then-this-happened approach that is far from radical, weaving archival footage and modern-day interviews into a straight-chronological telling of the women's experiences.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
No Score Yet The Gospel of Eureka (2018) A miracle indeed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
100% Number 37 (Nommer 37) (2018) This is derivative if well-executed product, except when it comes to the relationship at the film's center.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
86% Prospect (2018) There's plenty of evident, if nascent talent.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
3/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Michel B. Jordan plays Erik Killmonger with such moving, occasionally gut-wrenching commitment that it nearly mitigates the goofiness of his moniker and the superficiality of the film in toto. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
94% 24 Frames (2018) We know that, once we arrive at "Frame 24," an end will come: the cessation of a movie, the close of a career. How do you sum up a life? Especially when it's your own.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
86% White Rabbit (2018) Passionless and protracted even at 71 minutes ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
95% Crime + Punishment (2018) Stephen Maing's documentary about the NYPD's illegal policing quotas and other discriminatory practices gets the blood boiling.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
96% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) This is Ross's method throughout Hale County-to capture and then assemble moments that seem as if they were all witnessed on-the-fly as opposed to contrived for effect, and let the finished product stand as both tapestry and testament.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
33% Same Kind of Different As Me (2017) The very horrible complexities of racism and intolerance are simplified in ways inherent to many a Hollywood and faith-based film, all in the aim of glib uplift that may salve the individual spirit but solves absolutely nothing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
93% Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) There's always another bon mot, and the occasional dud humor in Jerry Before Seinfeld in no way detracts from the larger pleasures of watching this peerless comedian pay tribute to his roots.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) A rare bad performance from Denzel Washington sinks Roman J. Israel, Esq., writer-director Dan Gilroy's follow-up to 2014's Nightcrawler. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Paul McGuigan's few keyed-up aesthetic flourishes actually prove more than apt to the story of a woman whose life frequently resembled the heated movie melodramas that made her name.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
93% First Reformed (2018) Greatness is often intertwined with insanity, and there's no way to describe the finale of First Reformed as anything other than a dual act of extreme devotion and inspired lunacy.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
1.5/4 49% Downsizing (2017) Alexander Payne's defenders might call his often acidic touch Swiftian, though it comes off more toothlessly noncommittal.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017