Tom Philip

Tom Philip
Tom Philip's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Observer
Publications: Observer

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds's tiny yellow sleuth is the highlight of a nostalgia-fueled story that'll satisfy new and old fans. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
93% CAM (2018) Cam is a new kind of scary movie, and for all its successful messaging, it's a chilling and deceptively fun one at that. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) This is a movie you can set down and pick up again later on, just like the fictional storybook this movie uses as its framing device. And that, I think, is a gift worth getting. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
80% Apostle (2018) While Apostle might not entirely stick its landing, its work in getting there is an admirable example of what modern horror can be. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) Christopher Robin won't blow your mind, but it heads in unexpected directions, and is far smarter and funnier than it needs to be. In fact... it barely feels like a children's movie at all. Bask in its weirdness. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
38% Extinction (2018) With Extinction, Netflix hasn't delivered the next great genre piece, but it has hit upon a refreshingly original and well-realized sci-fi concept. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
59% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) The internet is a scary place, and Dark Web uses just about every anxiety in that arsenal to bring horror where it hits closest to home. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
87% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade earns very few points for story originality, but the flair Leigh Whannell brings in just his second directorial effort sets the movie apart. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place is a seriously well put together story by a filmmaker who's clearly done his homework, and delivered his first confirmed hit. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
19% Mute (2018) There is talent running through this film, but try as everyone might, far too little of it translates. Just because the movie is called Mute doesn't mean it shouldn't have something to say. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
19% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Think Sunshine or Interstellar but shorter, bereft of ideas, and seemingly taking place on an abandoned '90s Star Trek set. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
100% Creep 2 (2017) The best new movie to stream this Halloween doesn't disappoint. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
90% Gerald's Game (2017) Move over, It: There's a new best Stephen King adaptation that just so happens to have been released in September 2017. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The quieter scenes between Caesar and the Colonel are nothing short of magnificent. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
87% It Comes At Night (2017) Edgerton as Paul is tremendous: driven, strong, but at the same time desperately paranoid and vulnerable. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
69% Free Fire (2017) One aspect that elevates Free Fire from "weirdo one-hour-gunfight genre experiment" is that, despite its lack of a "journey", guns mean something in this movie. Bullets mean something. - GQ EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017