OK! Magazine

OK! Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Phil Villarreal
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Elysium (2013) Phil Villarreal It all looks so darned real, you'd swear it was filmed on location of a 15-year-old's hyperactive, sci-fi-addled brain. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2013
1/4 Safe Haven (2013) Phil Villarreal Expect to gag early and often, and consider breaking up with anyone who forces you to sit through this. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2013
2/4 Jack Reacher (2012) Phil Villarreal Cruise does his best to keep a straight face and make himself halfway believable as a brainy roughhouser - think of a less intense Jason Bourne - but ridiculous plotting undermines his efforts. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2013
1.5/4 21 and Over (2013) Phil Villarreal The so-called comedy 21 & Over is offensive. Not because it's racist, sexist, homophobic and cruel, but because it's racist, sexist, homophobic and cruel in a dull, monotonous way. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2013
1/4 Snitch (2013) Phil Villarreal The incredibly moronic premise has no heft or momentum. Not a moment is believable and the whole thing just hurts. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2013
3.5/4 Top Gun (1986) Phil Villarreal The unashamedly goofy 1986 dogfighting classic flips on the afterburners to make yet another pass on Blu-ray, this time soaring into the third dimension. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2013
1/4 A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Phil Villarreal Willis is squint-eyed and angry throughout the movie, and not just because he's as old as he is, yet still feels the financial need to keep making these movies. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2013
2.5/4 A Star Is Born (1976) Phil Villarreal The slow-burn melodramatic love story takes a while to get where it's going, but Streisand's star power is in full effect and Kristofferson is deliciously bitter enough to keep things watchable. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2013
3/4 Bullet to the Head (2012) Phil Villarreal He's taken out restraining orders against gray hairs, wrinkles and flab. His muscles are probably the great-grandchildren of his 1970s muscles, who have all decided to stick around. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3.5/4 Gangster Squad (2013) Phil Villarreal Count me among those who bail. Gangster Squad may be a poor movie, but it's a top-a-the-heap gangsta pitcha. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2013
4/4 The Impossible (2012) Phil Villarreal It's nearly impossible to do better than buying a ticket to The Impossible. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2013
2.5/4 Promised Land (2012) Phil Villarreal This is one of those impassioned message movies that makes its point early on, then beats you over the head with it, haphazardly acknowledging the shades of grey without admitting they have any validity. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2012
1.5/4 Django Unchained (2012) Phil Villarreal Django may be unchained, but his movie could have used some tighter shackles. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2012
2.5/4 Les Misérables (2012) Phil Villarreal While there's some value in making a slavish adaptation of a near-universally beloved stage musical, sticking to all the trappings of the play is a sure path to making the film feel like a translation rather than a similarly inspired production. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2012
4/4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Phil Villarreal Like the sad, bug-eyed Gollum, moviegoers may not have realized how much they missed movies like this onscreen in the past several years. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2012
3.5/4 This Is 40 (2012) Phil Villarreal Judd Apatow plunges the stage of life for all its ample misery, just the way he did adolescence in Freaks and Geeks and quarterlife angst in Undeclared and Knocked Up. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2012
3.5/4 The Guilt Trip (2012) Phil Villarreal The mental and emotional torture Rogen endures translates to comic bliss. His sacrifice is filmdom's gain. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2012
4/4 Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Phil Villarreal I felt sick, angry, exhausted and thrilled at different points. And once it was over, I was left a little empty, staggered by the artistry and sad that it was over. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2012
2/4 Red Dawn (2012) Phil Villarreal The movie works as a silly parade of ridiculous but fascinating action sequences, but flops as political fiction or coherent melodrama. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2012
3/4 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) Phil Villarreal Finally, there is something we can all agree on: Twilight is awesome. Trust me, I'm shrieking on the inside. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2012
3.5/4 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Phil Villarreal To that lost and found actor list you can also add Good Script Choosing Robert De Niro, who had been kidnapped by aliens 20 years ago and swapped out for Awful Script Choosing Robert De Niro. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2012
3/4 Arbitrage (2012) Phil Villarreal If there were a movie about Mitt Romney, no one other than Richard Gere could play him. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/4 The Sessions (2012) Phil Villarreal Their film is more than a skin flick, despite it definitely being that. Just as Cheryl is more than a prostitute, while definitely still that. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2012
2/4 Skyfall (2012) Phil Villarreal Skyfall is an awesome James Bond movie until it gets tired of all that, goes a little crazy and turns into a not-so-awesome Home Alone movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2012
3/4 Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Phil Villarreal Like most any game, Wreck-it Ralph is most fun when it's messing around without a particular goal. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2012
1/4 Fun Size (2012) Phil Villarreal Put it this way, the movie's funniest character is the only one who doesn't talk. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2012
3.5/4 Argo (2012) Phil Villarreal Affleck is good enough in the role to chase away rumors that he was only cast because he was sleeping with the director. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2012
3/4 Pitch Perfect (2012) Phil Villarreal There are so many reasons to hate Pitch Perfect, and yet it's impossibly tough to do so. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2012
4/4 Looper (2012) Phil Villarreal Loopers really need to unionize. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
3/4 Hotel Transylvania (2012) Phil Villarreal Plus, the movie openly mocks Twilight, which scores it enough points to get me to drop my torch and pitchfork. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
2/4 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Phil Villarreal The greatest perk of being a real Wallflower is that at least you don't get stuck watching a movie about one. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2012
3/4 Lawless (2012) Phil Villarreal The movie pretty much a win, especially for LaBeouf, since there are no CGI sentient robots swiping all the best lines and no sacred franchises or Walgreens destroyed. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2012
3.5/4 Cosmopolis (2012) Phil Villarreal I can't convince myself that Cosmopolis is anything other than unscripted documentary about the life of Robert Pattinson, shot by security cameras. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2012
2.5/4 My Sucky Teen Romance (2011) Phil Villarreal The movie didn't quite do it for me, but I'd like to see what Hagins could do with a better cast and budget. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2012
3/4 Sparkle (2012) Phil Villarreal There may or may not be an actual movie hidden among all the showstopping musical numbers in Sparkle. Not that there needs to be. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2012
3/4 Goats (2012) Phil Villarreal Pretty, confused and thrilling to analyze and revisit, Goats is just like adolescence. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3.5/4 Hope Springs (2012) Phil Villarreal It's frighteningly easy to look at the characters and see your grandparents. Or your parents. Or yourself. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2012
3/4 Total Recall (2012) Phil Villarreal This may be Wiseman's best movie yet, yet it's only the second-best Total Recall. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2012
1.5/4 The Watch (2012) Phil Villarreal Wait a few months, and if you still feel driven to try your luck with the movie, look for the DVD, which is sure to snag some prime shelf space at Costco. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2012
1.5/4 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Phil Villarreal It's this series' version of The Matrix Revolutions, The Godfather Part III or Caddyshack 2. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2012
3/4 Brave (2012) Phil Villarreal Faint praise is all that this movie is worth, but that's much more than you could say about Cars 2. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2012
3/4 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Phil Villarreal How perfect is it that the Spider-Man director's last name is Webb? It's like having a Superman movie directed by a guy named Cape or a Ghost Rider movie made by someone named Crap. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2012
3.5/4 Ted (2012) Phil Villarreal MacFarlane shows he's going to be just as popular a filmmaker as he is at TV animation. Lord help us all. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2012
1.5/4 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Phil Villarreal Turns out the coming obliteration of creation not only distorts the judgment of romantic leads, but also filmmakers. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2012
4/4 That's My Boy (2012) Phil Villarreal That's My Boy turns out not only to be the title of the movie, but something Sandler's poor, suffering fans can say to each other as they acknowledge that their hero is back. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2012
3/4 Prometheus (2012) Phil Villarreal The movie works despite its collection of characters that you sort of want to die. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2012
3/4 Men in Black 3 (2012) Phil Villarreal You stop questioning the sight of hairballs launching scorpion boomerangs or shopkeepers dropping their trousers to reveal they're Teddy Ruxpin's pal, Grubby. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2012
3/4 Six Bullets from Now (2008) Phil Villarreal Oh, Van Damme, you've still got it. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2012
2.5/4 The Dictator (2012) Phil Villarreal Take away Cohen's ability to trap idiots into making fools of themselves is like stripping Superman of his ability to soar. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2012
3.5/4 Marvel's the Avengers (2012) Phil Villarreal The film flows with the momentum of a comic book composed of full-page bleed impact-moment illustrations. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2012