Keith Uhlich

Keith Uhlich
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Watson (2019) Seeing the majesty of these creatures and their habitat up close makes for a flustering incongruity with the footage that Watson and his crew have captured of their despoiling. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
No Score Yet Wig (2019) A far from festive affair, more of an anesthetized chronicle of Wigstock's apparent irrelevance in the current cultural and political moment. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
No Score Yet Scheme Birds (2019) It's a testament to the filmmakers' talent and sensitivity that Scheme Birds is never unbearable to watch, nor unduly sentimental in the way of so much liberal-minded cinema. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
67% Bolden (2019) Most of the time, the imagery feels busy and labored, edited into elliptical shards and superimpositions as a way of distracting from the movie's overall hollowness. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
43% XY Chelsea (2019) What Hawkins's film reveals, quite tragically and pessimistically, is a caring soul who has sacrificed their individuality to a perpetually muddled greater good. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
29% UglyDolls (2019) An imbecilic eyesore that could lay claim to being one of the worst movies ever made if it was worth such hyperbole. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
100% Circus of Books (2019) [A] very funny, very moving documentary. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
No Score Yet The Short History of the Long Road (2019) The story's start-stop-and-start-again rhythm, with almost all consequences elided, becomes tedious and unbelievable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
60% Flawless (Haneshef) (2018) It sticks to the standard coming-of-age template... That's not the worst thing, though, since Strashko, Mekonnen and Lugasy are so good together, like a much less movie-ish Clueless troika. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
No Score Yet A Regular Woman(Nur Eine Frau) (2019) Effective, if oppressively somber. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
100% At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019) Empowering in ways both profound and trivial. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
100% The Apollo (2019) The Apollo goes a long way to ensuring that the memories created in this one-of-a-kind space will be neither fleeting nor forgotten. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
1.5/4 95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Every serious narrative beat in the film is ultimately undercut by pro-forma storytelling, or by faux-improvised humor. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
No Score Yet End of the Century (2019) A fine debut about a fleeting romance... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
40% The Dirt (2019) None of it adds up to much beyond painting the band, despite their often repellently bad behavior, in a flattering light. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
100% Mr. Jimmy (2019) It's... the very slipperiness of Sakurai's passion - to humbly become the god he worships - that continually compels. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
No Score Yet Serendipity (2019) For better and for worse, the film is both personal memoir and promo reel, and the emotions tend to be undercut by the self-marketing. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
67% The Plagiarists (2019) The film improves upon reflection, raising, as it does, some knotty questions about originality in art and in life, as well as provocatively positing that even a copy of a copy of a copy has the potential to move hearts and minds. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
83% Dolce Fine Giornata (2019) Dolce Fine Giornata comes to feel like a soapbox from which Borcuch is proclaiming some vague treatise about the limits of art and empathy. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
24% Polar (2019) Polar is pure trash, but the generousness - and, in the final stretch, the poignancy - with which Mikkelsen approaches even the most lurid of the film's conceits at least pushes it toward the top of the garbage heap. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
94% Monos (2019) Even in this fictional context, the line between portraying and exploiting abused innocence gets uncomfortably, offensively blurred. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
80% Always In Season (2019) Olive paints a portrait of righteous rage and determination. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
89% Koko-di Koko-da (2019) A movie that plays like the bastard offspring of Groundhog Day and The Babadook. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
100% The Disappearance of My Mother (2019) [An] affectionate, often uncomfortably intimate feature-length debut... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
32% Io (2019) It's not a good sign... when a movie ostensibly meant to rekindle one's faith in mankind makes you long instead for permanent apocalypse. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
78% Fyre Fraud (2019) The Hulu film's biggest draw is a new interview with McFarland himself, looking much gaunter, but coming off, in his every utterance, no less sociopathic. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
90% Fyre (2019) Smith's film doesn't lack for dark humor. Yet there's a mournful undercurrent that comes to the surface whenever he shifts focus to the residents of Great Exuma. the island where the fest was to be held. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
53% The Last Laugh (2019) Would that there was a first laugh. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
45% Second Act (2018) The film seems destined to survive all future nuclear winters, enduring as a time capsule of humanity at its most pitiably pedestrian. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) The story's knotty aspects reverberate under its sentimental-cum-inspirational surface. In the guise of a glossy entertainment, Welcome to Marwen gets at some unnervingly irresolvable truths about humanity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
1.5/4 73% Destroyer (2018) The longer the film goes on, the more it becomes apparent that there's barely enough substance here to support an Aesop's fable, let alone a Los Angeles crime epic. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
No Score Yet I'm Leaving Now (Ya me voy) (2018) It's as if Cordero and Croda are trying to goose the drama rather than unearth it, never entirely trusting that Felipe's life is interesting enough as is. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
2.5/4 81% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2/4 93% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
100% Angels Are Made of Light (2019) Elegant, if a bit too reverent. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
72% Hold the Dark (2018) Pitch-black to a fault. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
95% In Fabric (2019) The conceit (killer couture!) is only as good as its context, and this is where In Fabric excels. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
38% Donnybrook (2019) A repellent mixture of Malick-like dreaminess, Scorsese-esque brutality and the lurid shock/schlock of William Faulkner in Sanctuary mode. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
59% Greta (2019) Coupled with the carnage is a potent undercurrent of grief... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
68% The Command (Kursk) (2019) A competent, by-the-numbers action melodrama... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
99% Free Solo (2018) No bluff, it's a white knuckler. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/4 66% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018