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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
2.5/4 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Phil Villarreal That it even approaches watchability is nothing short of a cinematic miracle. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Phil Villarreal The wacky, nearly too-cute action-comedy is crammed with scattershot efforts meant to entertain at all costs. Its story makes no sense, the narrative flow is disconnected and there's little plot and even less payoff. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
2/4 The Rhythm Section (2020) Phil Villarreal A loosely patched-together mishmash of action film cliches, it squanders strong lead performances in an aimless morass. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/4 The Gentlemen (2020) Phil Villarreal It's good to have Ritchie back. Now to find a way to keep him away from historical epics or Disney remakes. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Phil Villarreal They don't make 'em like this anymore. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
1.5/4 Like a Boss (2020) Phil Villarreal As worn-out, tired and dated on the meme on which it's based. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
2/4 The Grudge (2020) Phil Villarreal Any hope of a terror thrill ride vanish like one of the film's wacky, nonsensical ghosts. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
4/4 Uncut Gems (2019) Phil Villarreal It grabs you by the scruff of the neck, trips you and stomps you in the gut. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2019
3/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Phil Villarreal Like a ride in the Millennium Falcon: Rickety, often misguided and often seeming like it's about to fall apart at any moment. But the sucker sure does move fast and keep things exciting. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/4 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Phil Villarreal Plays like an irritating video game cut scene you want to hit the X button to skip. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
1/4 Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Phil Villarreal The adventure is tedious, the attempts at humor fall flat, and then there's the music. Oh, the music. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
1/4 Playing With Fire (2019) Phil Villarreal One of the worst movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2019
3/4 Knives Out (2019) Phil Villarreal A heck of a lot of murderous fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
2/4 Frozen II (2019) Phil Villarreal A cloying, forgettable follow-up to a far better movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
2/4 Charlie's Angels (2019) Phil Villarreal This is a reboot that deserves the boot. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
3.5/4 Midway (2019) Phil Villarreal A well-crafted World War II film that will likely end up being one for the ages. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
3/4 Doctor Sleep (2019) Phil Villarreal This is a film that will stick with you in your waking and sleeping moments alike. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/4 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Phil Villarreal There's a clear passing of the cybernetic torch at play, which adds an elegiac and resonant tone to what otherwise might have been little more than a rambunctious action flick. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
1.5/4 Countdown (2019) Phil Villarreal A bland, poorly executed mess that ticks away its sluggish running time all too slowly. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/4 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Phil Villarreal There's still plenty of life in these old, crusty bones. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/4 Gemini Man (2019) Phil Villarreal Will Smith could be turning in underwhelming performances in perpetuity. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/4 Joker (2019) Phil Villarreal Phoenix's performance of a lifetime yields a comic book film for the ages. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
1/4 Abominable (2019) Phil Villarreal Wastes the talents of competent animators on a slow, perfunctory story that tries to push all the right emotional buttons but ends up just drawing out the obvious. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2/4 Ad Astra (2019) Phil Villarreal Lost its heart and mind somewhere in the asteroid belt. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
3.5/4 Hustlers (2019) Phil Villarreal A thrilling, #squadgoals crime caper that gets you cheering for its antiheroes as they haul in mountains of ill-gotten cash. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 It: Chapter Two (2019) Phil Villarreal There's a nagging sense that it could have been so much more. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/4 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Phil Villarreal Yeah, plot isn't quite the movie's strong point. But don't be surprised if you're laughing too loudly and frequently to care. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Phil Villarreal A bad bromance in the best of ways. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/4 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Phil Villarreal Iconic roles are nothing new for DiCaprio or Pitt, but neither has ever approached the sort of rich and layered chemistry with a male lead that they conjure together here. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
3/4 The Lion King (2019) Phil Villarreal Rises to the challenge with a triumphant roar, but not without overcoming as much strain and conflict as young Simba himself. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
2/4 Crawl (2019) Phil Villarreal There was potential here for a genre-advancing thrill ride, but that sinks quickly to the bottom of the swamp. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Phil Villarreal Tom Holland continues to thrive in the lead role, far surpassing his predecessors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/4 Yesterday (2019) Phil Villarreal The stiff, perfunctory structure doesn't rob the movie of its magic. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
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