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ABC Tucson 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
3.5/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Phil Villarreal A complex and not necessarily entirely cohesive story doesn't stop the plot points from delivering solid impact. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
1/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Phil Villarreal This is a series that needs to die, and the listless, droll movie accomplishes that task. This is a series that needs to die, and the listless, droll movie accomplishes that task. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Phil Villarreal It's a film that embraces awkwardness, explores tough questions and isn't afraid to let things get weird and uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/4 Aladdin (2019) Phil Villarreal A tragic carpet ride. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Phil Villarreal This is a movie comfortable in its own goofy skin, and it's an unadulterated thrill to experience from beginning to end. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
1.5/4 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Phil Villarreal Reynolds and his fans deserve better. Pokemon fans deserve, well, this. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 Long Shot (2019) Phil Villarreal One of those movies that makes you sit back and smile. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
4/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Phil Villarreal A masterful bombardment of everything that has made the Marvel Cinematic Universe films so impactful. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
2.5/4 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Phil Villarreal If you're seeking any amount of depth or cohesion, you'll find yourself sobbing just like the miserable ghost. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
2/4 Hellboy (2019) Phil Villarreal A film destined to wallow in purgatory. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/4 Shazam! (2019) Phil Villarreal The fun, breezy film captures the imaginative joy of curling up with a comic book as a 12-year-old and envisioning the boundless superhero dreams that burst to cinematic life. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/4 Dumbo (2019) Phil Villarreal Whether or not Disney intended a tale of Dumbo destroying Disneyland to be a metaphor is unclear, but a cynical view of the material can sure read it that way. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/4 Us (2019) Phil Villarreal This iw a water cooler-worthy experience. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 Captive State (2019) Phil Villarreal Shows how resistance is anything but futile. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Phil Villarreal If this is the way Perry is going to use Madea, maybe it's best to cut the character loose after all. Rest in peace, Madea. You're off to a better place. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Phil Villarreal A triumphant continuation- of a series a generation of kids have grown up with. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/4 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Phil Villarreal A fun and exciting romp, Alita does Kishiro's vision proud. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Phil Villarreal The film is packed with inventive songs, the best of which comes in the end credits. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/4 Miss Bala (2019) Phil Villarreal More miss than baller. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/4 Glass (2019) Phil Villarreal Momentum can be as fragile as glass, and the cracks are all too apparent in this trilogy. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 The Upside (2018) Phil Villarreal Hand-crafted to make you laugh, wince and cry at intervals. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
1.5/4 Escape Room (2019) Phil Villarreal Your plight is the accumulation of questionable choices, and your price is being stuck in a bizarro, idiotic mess for nearly two hours. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
3/4 Aquaman (2018) Phil Villarreal Just plain fun, and manages to establish the franchise as a solid pillar to stand alongside Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Phil Villarreal The web may be tangled, but the beauty lies in its heedless complexity. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
4/4 Creed II (2018) Phil Villarreal Like the iconic Rocky statue itself, the film and its series are triumphant, immovable and gleaming in bronzed defiance. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.5/4 A Star Is Born (2018) Phil Villarreal Cooper and Gaga's stars are reborn. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Phil Villarreal A fantastic beast indeed. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/4 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Phil Villarreal Mercury turns in the performance of his young career, channeling Mercury's flamboyance, charisma and showmanship. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 Hunter Killer (2018) Phil Villarreal It's a crackling and majestic war movie that navigates rough seas with aplomb, making you realize maybe dad is onto something. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/4 Halloween (2018) Phil Villarreal Slashes through decades of misfires to cut to the core of what makes for a horrifying cinematic gauntlet. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
2.5/4 First Man (2018) Phil Villarreal A ruthless edit could have trimmed away some of the ancillary material and reshaped First Man into a leaner, more economical story. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/4 Night School (2018) Phil Villarreal A waste of talent and time that makes you remember your own school days, watching the clock as it moves too slowly until it frees you from the classroom doldrums. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/4 A Simple Favor (2018) Phil Villarreal Do yourself the simple favor of seeing this sooner rather than later. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
1.5/4 The Nun (2018) Phil Villarreal Turns out to be the waste of a perfectly good ghost demon. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/4 Kin (2018) Phil Villarreal The plot is tied together so loosely that just about anything goes. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/4 The Happytime Murders (2018) Phil Villarreal Plays to the type of viewer who find that the more inappropriate, demented and just plain wrong a joke is, the more likely it is to leave them in stitches. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 Alpha (2018) Phil Villarreal The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/4 The Meg (2018) Phil Villarreal Has a way of affixing a toothy grin to your face the size of its shark. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/4 The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Phil Villarreal They let you in on the fun, making you feel as though you're giggling as you're getting away with something. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/4 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Phil Villarreal Cruise tumbles through the overly complicated globe-skipping action flick as though he's collecting punches on the Break A Bone On Every Continent Rewards Card. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
2/4 The Equalizer 2 (2018) Phil Villarreal This is an action movie in which the action star strives to be, well, inactive. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
2.5/4 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Phil Villarreal Toy Story 3 and Cars 3, this is not. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/4 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Phil Villarreal The movie is akin to the last days of school after finals, when everyone is goofing around and having fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/4 Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Phil Villarreal The new Sicario is S-cary-o. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/4 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Phil Villarreal Subtlety is not this movie's high point. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2018
3/4 Incredibles 2 (2018) Phil Villarreal A slickly-paced visual dynamo, the family superhero flick is a dynamic crowd-pleaser that gives superfans just about everything they could have bargained for. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/4 Ocean's 8 (2018) Phil Villarreal The screenplay by Ross and Olivia Milch is every bit as elaborate as the blueprints, whiteboard sketches and hacking maneuvers the team pulls off. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/4 Life of the Party (2018) Phil Villarreal School's in session and McCarthy is teaching a comedic master class. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2018
1.5/4 Overboard (2018) Phil Villarreal Stupid comedies are often among the funniest, but Overboard is just painful and mean. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
3/4 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Phil Villarreal It lifts, inspires and stings in a raw way that studio blockbusters rarely manage. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018