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Phil Reviews

October 1, 2019
I kind of appreciate that it was trying to take a different take on suicide... Unfortunately, Stephen Mazur's script just doesn't work.
Top Critic
July 9, 2019
Character development is non-existent, and isolated scenes resonate with occasional whimsy, but they don't add up to a satisfying whole. The adjective that best describes Phil is preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 9, 2019
The movie is about how he learns to love life again by giving himself over to his make-believe alter ego, and if Kinnear had pushed that idea further, it might have jelled.
July 5, 2019
The movie resolves with a degree of grace and humanity that eludes its first two acts, but at that point there's precious little use for it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 5, 2019
The only thing grimmer than the material in "Phil" is its execution.
July 5, 2019
Merely competent performances from talented thesps don't speak promisingly of Kinnear's directing potential.
July 5, 2019
An affable but profoundly bland dark comedy that depicts an existential crisis with soft philosophizing and some jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 3, 2019
Making a movie about suicide and keeping it inside Mr. Kinnear's light-comedic wheelhouse would be a lot to ask of any director, never mind a first at-bat... Phil isn't a home run, exactly. But you could rule it a double to left.