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Phil Gallo

Phil Gallo
Phil Gallo's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Warning: Parental Advisory (2002) The telefilm is purported to be a comedy, and yet what is laughable here is hardly intended.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
80% Shackleton (2002) Shackleton is all Branagh, a pure delight to watch as he maintains his humanity in the face of terror and becomes the brave face of his 50-plus men. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet A Season on the Brink (2002) Hoosier coach Knight's media profile has been so high for so long, his portrait is complete; Season on the Brink fails to build on that media-created persona.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet 9/11 (2002) The quality of the filmmaking and the power of the images... leveled the political playing field immediately.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
67% Monday Night Mayhem (2002) Monday Night Mayhem [is] a reasonably strong telling of Cosell's rise as an American icon and "MNF" as an entertainment paragon.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Sam Cooke: Legend (2003) This Legends episode, once you get past Jeffrey Wright's dry narration, is a start-to-finish winner.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Being Mick (2001) If ever there was a rock star's crib that deserved its own documentary, [Jagger's] is the one.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
No Score Yet James Dean (2001) It's a hushed project that finds its grandeur in the cinematic approach from director of photography Robbie Greenberg, who gives pic the look of a bigscreen rather than a television project.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
No Score Yet Rebel Music: The Bob Marley Story (2000) Jeremy Marre has done a remarkable job detailing Marley's art and life with enthusiasm and care, making this documentary a centerpiece for PBS' American Masters series during sweeps.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) Seldom in a biographical television made-for does a star so expertly inhabit another's skin as Judy Davis does here with Judy Garland.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet The Job (2001) It is certainly the darkest comedy on TV and simultaneously the most hilarious, the purest example to date of a network using content to keep up with the competish on cable.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Inside the Osmonds (2001) It doesn't deliver much in the drama department, which may mean a dwindling audience over the course of two hours until only the puppy lovers of yore are tuned in. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001) It's hard to tell if [Monroe] was loved or tolerated, and theories concerning her ways with powerful men exposes her mental and emotional constitution in a way that hasn't been discussed that much before.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Boss of Bosses (1999) Bosses...answers no questions about Castellano and his motivations or even explains his intense dislike of rising mobster John Gotti or why he saw a life for himself in the arms of his Colombian housekeeper, Gloria. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001) For once, star power ran on low wattage just fine.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Boycott (2000) As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jeffrey Wright is completely in step with their particular bent, playing the civil rights leader with hushed zeal and an inner flame that grows into a fuel burn by telepic's end.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
82% 61* (2001) While the script has its fair share of treacly moments intended to manipulate viewers into caring deeply for this duo, Billy Crystal's dream project about his beloved Yankees and one of their great chapters gets a heroic treatment in 61*.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
71% Sun Ra: Space Is the Place (1974) It's standard blaxploitation settings and elements -- crime fighters and criminals, pimps and hookers, a pool hall and a brothel -- but the presence of the Outer Space Employment Agency makes it extraordinary.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2008
94% My Name Is Albert Ayler (2008) Brings a sense of logic and humanity to a man whose music was as unsettling as it was untethered to the tenets of jazz.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2008
45% What We Do Is Secret (2007) A highly personal take on the ins and outs of creating and maintaining a band.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2007
89% Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing (2006) It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should win over fans of the Chicks on the fence and of music docus and perhaps create a little cultural stir as well.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2006
100% Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006) Blessed with all the trademarks of a Burns brothers documentary, Ric Burns' look at the life of Andy Warhol is well researched, packed with rarely seen footage and loaded with eloquent observations.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) The storyline follows the Ono-approved bio that posits Lennon as saint, excising his dark periods and their years apart, which could have enhanced the portrait.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
30% Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006) Possibilities will likely draw in only the most hardcore of Hancock's fans.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2006
88% No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) A document that will satiate Dylan fans over repeated viewings and should bring naysayers into the Dylan fold.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2005
79% American Experience (2004) Smartly directed by Pat Paulson and Michael John Warren and nicely lensed, the material sufficiently establishes the rarefied air Jay-Z occupies.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004