Phil Hardy

Phil Hardy
Phil Hardy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Time Out
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T-Meter Title | Year
40% No Blade of Grass (1970) No Blade of Grass lacks the primitive power of Wilde's earlier films... in its social attitudes and theorising, it exposes the shallowness of Wilde's conception of man as an animal dressed in civilised trappings that can, all too easily, be slipped off. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
20% Life at the Top (1965) A lacklustre sequel to Room at the Top. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
94% Patton (1970) The film lays bare the roots of Patton's lust for power in his willingess to sacrifice everything to his vaunting ego, a trait which is mirrored in George C Scott's superb performance. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
100% Winchester '73 (1950) Mann's first film with James Stewart, with whom he was to make a series of classic Westerns, this offers the clearest example of Mann's use of the revenge plot. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
91% The Story of Adele H (1975) The film is a disaster because, in place of the self-conscious reflection of her predicament conveyed by Adèle's journal (on which the film is based), Truffaut opts for the Hollywood formula of hapless unrequited love. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
95% The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) A classic example of a film that fudges the issues it raises. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
97% To Have and Have Not (1944) Bogie and Bacall fell in love while making the film, and their scenes reflect this, giving To Have and Have Not a degree of emotional presence that is unusual in the 'bite on the bullet' world of Hawks. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
88% Five Easy Pieces (1970) The result is less a story and more a collection of incidents and character studies, all of which inform each other and extend our understanding of Nicholson's mode of survival: flight. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
90% The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Demonstrated Eastwood's ability to recreate his first starring role, as the mythic Man with No Name of the Italian Westerns, and to subtly undercut it through comedy and mockery. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006