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Phil (2019)



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Phil, a depressed dentist whose life is falling apart, is shocked when one of his patients, a man who seemed to have the perfect life, kills himself. Determined to find out what would drive a man who had everything to end his life, Phil pretends to be a handyman and integrates himself in to the dead man's life, befriending his wife and daughter. How long can Phil keep up this double life when he is already ready to end his normal one?

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Critic Reviews for Phil

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (8)

I kind of appreciate that it was trying to take a different take on suicide... Unfortunately, Stephen Mazur's script just doesn't work.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

July 9, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
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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 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

July 5, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The only thing grimmer than the material in "Phil" is its execution.

July 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Merely competent performances from talented thesps don't speak promisingly of Kinnear's directing potential.

July 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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