Phil Villarreal

Phil Villarreal
Phil Villarreal's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 24%

Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

"A cynical, money-grabbing trick on the viewers. " ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/4 74%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"A penetrating, unflinching look at the horrors of slavery that will forever taint American heritage. " ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Don't be surprised if its probing breaches your tear ducts." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Sep 29, 2016
1.5/4 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"A sloppy, forced attempt to resurrect a franchise that should have been left to die in the Maryland wilderness." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 83%

Sully (2016)

"Clint Eastwood's earnest, unapologetically sappy film nails the one thing it sets out to accomplish." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/4 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"You may walk away with a scarred psyche and enough nightmare material to stock your subconscious up through the winter." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"Don't be surprise if Spektor's guitar isn't the only thing tearing up. " ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Whatever the revisions were, they turned out to be masterstrokes that boosted the material to fulfill the promise of the trailers." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/4 60%

Bad Moms (2016)

"It's so good at being bad." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"Diana will be back in mind once you lie down and turn off the lights." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The movie is an unwanted, hollow vessel, floating around as a sad, lifeless shadow of the past." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/4 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"There's a sense of joy the cast and filmmakers had in making the movie, which pays off onscreen in steady belly laughs. " ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 55%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"The Purge has evolved into a binge-worthy franchise." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jul 1, 2016
1.5/4 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"If the sequels are this awful, here's hoping it takes more than 20 years for the next one." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3.5/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"A deep sea treasure with endless charms that swim around in your mind." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Haunted only by lost opportunities." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"The sight of Peters zipping through still time is so chillingly brilliant that you wish they created an Oscar for best pop song special effects sequence." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted May 26, 2016
2/4 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"Starts off with Rose Byrne puking in Seth Rogen's face and it's all downhill from there." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted May 19, 2016
1.5/4 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"It gets to the point that if a space monkey wielding a gun showed up, it wouldn't be at all surprising." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted May 13, 2016
3/4 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Damned if it isn't fun to watch Spider-Man pull off a Johnny Lawrence-approved leg sweep of Captain America." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted May 5, 2016
2.5/4 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"These movies are the Avengers of the romcom world." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Apr 26, 2016
1/4 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Magical, in that it manages to make two hours seem like four, make good actors seem like hacks and make ice burps unintentionally funny rather than as terrifying as they should be." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 95%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"Disney is embarking on a new golden age." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Apr 15, 2016
1.5/4 22%

The Boss (2016)

"It takes a lot of work to make Melissa McCarthy seem unfunny, but The Boss is more than up to the task." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Apr 8, 2016
1/4 9%

God's Not Dead 2 (2016)

"God may not be dead, but it's not for this movie's lack of trying." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Apr 1, 2016
1.5/4 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"The sandbox they are given to romp around in is stupid, stupid stupid." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Mar 25, 2016
1.5/4 37%

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

"Flails in desperate attempts to shock for the sake of schlock." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Mar 10, 2016
1.5/4 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"As dry as an opened pack of military rations left to bake under the Kabul sun." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1/4 16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"Everyone is an Aussie with Donald Trumpish orange spray tan and a forced British accent." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/4 52%

Risen (2016)

"Yet another case of the book being better than the movie." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/4 84%

Deadpool (2016)

"If ever an actor was born to play a motormouthed, juvenile masked creep, it was Ryan Reynolds to play Deadpool." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"All hail the Coens, but you're OK to wait til it's on Redbox for this one. " ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Feb 4, 2016
1/4 7%

Fifty Shades of Black (2016)

"When the movie you're mocking is unintentionally funnier than the one you made, you've got a problem. " ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3.5/4 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"A tough and firm movie -- thorough and fierce. " ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jan 26, 2016
2.5/4 82%

The Revenant (2015)

" It's art worthy of respect, and just as much fear. Technically, it could be better, and could have benefitted from tighter editing and a more cohesive yarn." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jan 20, 2016
2.5/4 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"It takes dedication and probably more patience than necessary to stay with the go-nowhere story and not, as Tom should ave done, just give up and check out." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Jan 5, 2016
3/4 88%

The Big Short (2015)

" Doesn't quite deliver on the bill of goods it promises. At least it's a worthy swindle." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Dec 28, 2015
3/4 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"The light saber is drawn, the battle stance is set, and the Force is most definitely strong with this one." ‐ABC Tucson
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 33%

Entourage (2015)

"To like Entrouage is to embrace its solipsistic bubbleworld, in which everyone is rich and fulfilled and their only problems are fleeting worries." ‐
Posted Jun 3, 2015
3.5/4 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"Of all David Fincher's accomplishments as a director, he may pull off his most impressive feat of all in Gone Girl -- getting Tyler Perry nominated for an Oscar." ‐
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/4 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Has me Done with the Planet of the Apes." ‐
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2/4 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"The only problem is, the doubts the characters jokingly express turn out to be all too valid." ‐
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 50%

Maleficent (2014)

"There's nothing much here for those outside the PG Disney Princess-aimed target market to sink their horns into." ‐
Posted May 30, 2014
2/4 64%

Filth (2014)

"There's nothing much here for those outside the PG Disney Princess-aimed target market to sink their horns into." ‐
Posted May 30, 2014
1/4 14%

Blended (2014)

"The movie treats Africa as though it were a single resort town populated by white people who sit down at buffets while black people stay out of the way and entertain them. " ‐
Posted May 22, 2014
1.5/4 63%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"Million Dollar Arm spoils the Disney sports movie hot streak with the vengeance that David Ortiz does no-hitters." ‐
Posted May 16, 2014
1.5/4 36%

The Quiet Ones (2014)

"There are also way too many cheap shock scares meant to make you giggle at yourself." ‐
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3.5/4 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Pfister proves to be as clever a storyteller as he is a painter of moving pictures." ‐
Posted Apr 18, 2014
1.5/4 60%

Draft Day (2014)

"At least the movie absolutely nails the dysfunctional, pathetic execution of the Cleveland Browns' front office." ‐
Posted Apr 9, 2014
2.5/4 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"It takes a Captain America - level super bladder to make it through the film. " ‐
Posted Apr 4, 2014
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