Philip K. Scheuer

Philip K. Scheuer
Philip K. Scheuer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Times
Publications: Los Angeles Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) (1959) Everything is overstated, but from this comes its power; and despite the overstatement l much of it is a work of art. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
93% The Pearl (La perla) (1947) The Pearl is good cinema, less obliquely told and more compelling than John Ford's recent The Fugitive. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
94% The Women (1939) The sly-cat Russell delineation stands out, I'd say. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
85% The Power and the Glory (1933) In this short space it is impossible to do more than touch on the remembered moments of Tom Garner's simple biography. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
97% Pather Panchali (1955) Ray has caught the sights and sounds of nature all about them -- beauty side by side with ugliness -- with a poet's sensitivity. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
93% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) One of the most magnificent pictures, if not the most magnificent, and one of the most exasperating. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
100% Rebecca (1940) Three women -- Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers, Florence Bates as the vulgar Mrs. Van Hopper, and Gladys Cooper as Beatrice augment an extraordinary gallery of types, and George Sanders portrays his most malignant heavy, Jack Favell. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
86% Convention City (1933) In the numerous assemblage, all the actors perform in characteristic style, Miss Astor perhaps impressing exceptionally by her brisk delineation of a saleswoman. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
81% The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) Preminger gives you the feeling of claustrophobia, to be sure, but that's not the only reason you'd like to get out. Along with in there is a growing sense of monotony and, in my case at least, an increasing disassociation with the whole shabby affair. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
61% Outrage (1950) I do not quarrel with the pertinence of these subjects to our lives today, but rather with the treatment of them. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
50% Circus World (1964) Director Hathaway uses a pro's skill continuously to blend laughs, pathos and excitement. Good show. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
100% Emil and the Detectives (1964) Slezak and his pals, known as the three skrinks, are amusing in their blundering progress and the many kids respond enthusiastically to Peter Tewksbury's direction. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
100% Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) (Maidens in Uniform) (1931) It is a simple picture, as great as it is simple. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
95% The Night of the Hunter (1955) It is doubtful that you will ever hear the old hymn, 'Learning,' again without recalling the gaunt, flapping figure of Preacher Powell as he lams it out in the dark night -- to the terror of the listening youngsters - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
95% Out of the Past (1947) The players acquit themselves histrionically if not morally. Mitchum, [Kirk] Douglas and the Misses [Jane] Greer and [Rhonda] Fleming are all commendable. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
No Score Yet Arise, My Love (1940) You'll like it, I promise. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
96% Psycho (1960) It is one of [Hitchcock's] most brilliantly directed shockers and also his most disagreeable. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
91% West Side Story (1961) Both Miss Wood and Miss Moreno are permitted to work up fine fervors in their acting, and they come through. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
98% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) To me, Dr. Strangelove is an evil thing about an evil thing; you will have to make up your own mind about it. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
97% Double Indemnity (1944) Double Indemnity is a mystery story only in the sense that you can't wait to see what's going to happen next. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2008
95% Some Like It Hot (1959) Some Like It Hot, long- heralded and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis. Jack Lemmon and a host of old-timers from the gangster era plus Joe E. Brown, is often funny but not the unalloyed delight it was cracked up to be. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2002