Film Snobbery

Film Snobbery 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 Hall
Rating Title/Year Author
1.5/5 The Shining (1980) Phil Hall Anyone coming to this work for the first time should be forewarned that the will generate more giggles (and perhaps a yawn or two), but there is absolutely nothing here to fear. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 Gun Crazy (1950) Phil Hall Artistically ambitious B-movie classic. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) Phil Hall Highly amusing low comedy, one of the best in this long-running series. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/5 Sextette (1978) Phil Hall It is a wonderfully bad film, played with such ferocious tongue-in-cheek camp that its inanity has a peculiar charm of its own. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2013
2/5 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953) Phil Hall A would-be mirthfest that is so aggressively unfunny that it generates laughs for the wrong reasons. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2/5 Ben-Hur (1959) Phil Hall There is no reason to feel guilty about not loving this mammoth epic. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 Copacabana (1947) Phil Hall A tired little mess. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2011
1/5 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) Phil Hall Seems like alchemy in reverse - a golden property is turned into lead. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2011
2/5 A Thousand Clowns (1965) Phil Hall Robard's performance is loud, playing-to-the-audience brash, and his version of nonconformist behavior is obnoxiously unfunny. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2011
2/5 Body and Soul (1925) Phil Hall Body and Soul has neither body nor soul. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2011
2/5 Gypsy (1962) Phil Hall You'll be swell, you'll be great...not! EDIT
Posted May 15, 2011
4/5 The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962) Phil Hall Delightfully silly. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2011
3/5 Tommy (1975) Phil Hall An anything-goes phantasmagoria that pushes at the borders of good taste and good sense. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2011
2/5 Godspell (1973) Phil Hall A lesson in how not to transfer a theatrical musical to the big screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2011
2/5 Kansas City Confidential (1952) Phil Hall If Kansas City Confidential was a meal, it would consist of a plate full of spice - but no meat. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2011
5/5 Save the Tiger (1973) Phil Hall A jolting drama, fueled by two stunning performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2011
1.5/5 Once Is Not Enough (1975) Phil Hall Once is more than enough! EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2011
2/5 Mayerling (1968) Phil Hall Visually opulent but emotionally inert. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2011
3.5/5 Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Phil Hall The sheer outlandish nature of the production sets it apart from many of the mythology-inspired films of its era. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2010
4/5 Safety Last (1923) Phil Hall Harold Lloyd at his very best. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2010
5/5 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) Phil Hall What can you say about a comedy where the Three Stooges are the most sedate people on screen? EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2010
5/5 () Phil Hall One of the best TV adaptations of the Charles M. Schulz comic strip. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2010
2.5/5 Head (1968) Phil Hall An entertaining mess. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2010
2.5/5 Secrets of Sex (1969) Phil Hall Some people will get a kick from its eccentricities, while others will probably be dismayed by its ADD-style approach to filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2010
5/5 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Phil Hall Perhaps the beauty of 2001 is appreciating that some of the best stories are the ones that are half-told. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2010
5/5 Elvis - Aloha From Hawaii (1973) Phil Hall The King's astonishing last hurrah. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2010
5/5 The Runner Stumbles (1979) Phil Hall A compelling and memorable drama, via Stanley Kramer. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2010
4/5 () Phil Hall An original and invigorating meditation on where troubled souls fit in the wider scheme of things. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2010
3/5 The Room (2003) Phil Hall It is a prime example of enthusiasm outrunning talent. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2010
5/5 Give 'Em Hell, Harry! (1975) Phil Hall Simply wonderful, with an astonishing James Whitmore performance. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2010
4/5 Macbeth (1948) Phil Hall A fascinating endeavor. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2010
5/5 Pharaoh's Army (1995) Phil Hall A provocative surprise at every level. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2010
2.5/5 For Pete's Sake (1974) Phil Hall If it never soars, at least it hums along with a cheery, sloppy abundance of goodwill. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2010
2.5/5 A Little Night Music (1977) Phil Hall The film was not as bad as many detractors would like to imagine, although it earned its demerits at many levels. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2010
2/5 Caddyshack (1980) Phil Hall Director Harold Ramis doesn't help matters through his lethargic staging of several major slapstick sequences. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2010
1.5/5 The Fantasticks (1995) Phil Hall It provides an invaluable example of how not to make a movie out of a stage classic. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2010
3/5 Doctor Zhivago (1965) Phil Hall A triumph of great entertainment. Whether it is great filmmaking is a matter of taste. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2010
2.5/5 Dodes 'Ka-Den (1970) Phil Hall The ultimate effect is the cinematic equivalent of a neon sign: full of flash and color, but never illuminating. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2010