Keith Uhlich Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 67% 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
25% 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
86% 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
52% 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 83% 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
60% Yellow is Forbidden (2018) Golden.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
27% Mapplethorpe (2018) [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
0% 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
80% 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
82% 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
95% 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
No Score Yet White Rabbit (2018) Passionless and protracted even at 71 minutes ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% 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
100% 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
51% 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
80% 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
94% 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 50% 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
3/4 86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) The effect of Sophie Fiennes's unmoored approach to her subject is to take us out of normal time and put us on Grace Jones time.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
1.5/4 29% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon sees a bunch of candidly left-leaning movie stars doing their best to out-awful each other.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
No Score Yet 55 Steps (2017) Scene by scene you wish 55 Steps made you angrier than it does. Yet August's docile filmmaking acts as an emotional soporific, removing even the potential camp pleasures of Bonham Carter's histrionics.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
48% The Last Movie Star (2018) Whatever pathos is generated comes from Reynolds's commitment to all the self-exploitation. His inimitable charm is still there beneath all the corporeal decrepitude on which Rifkin and company shamelessly linger.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
66% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) The intentions are good, but the problems are legion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
29% Sandy Wexler (2017) As with almost every Sandler vehicle, this is an adoring ode to a lifelong man-baby who mistakes his half-assed excretions for art.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) An incoherent text can offer profound pleasures...and getting lost in the onscreen density of the world of Ghost in the Shell is the prime enjoyment.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
62% Maya Dardel (2017) One awesome performance, one awful movie.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
No Score Yet Divinas Divas (2016) It's a reality television approach to a subject that begs for more nuance and a much stronger historical framework.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
85% Sylvio (2017) One of Sylvio's greatest strengths is the ever-present, though never fully verified sense that Birney and Audley are having a long laugh at their audience's expense.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The result is the strangest yet blandest of brews.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
67% Give Me Future (Give Me Future: Major Lazer in Cuba) (2017) As lazers go, more minor than major.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) A vacillating pile of contrivances meant to keep the lovers apart until the F/X-heavy finale.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
59% Allied (2016) The pie-eyed adoration of cinema past beautifully complements a tale of two people (characters and performers both) who pretend for a living.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) Gummi and Kiddi's interactions tend toward the comical, but the rock-steady widescreen cinematography by Sturla Brandth Grøvlen lends the proceedings a deadpan aura.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
49% 31 (2016) Horror piles on horror, absurdity on absurdity, all of it treated by Zombie with carnivalesque abstraction.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
60% The Siege of Jadotville (2016) Good intentions only take us so far, of course. Whenever Smyth moves away from the battlefield, the film is on shaky ground, with the near-comical scenes involving Strong's cowardly subordinate a real low point.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016