Chris Bumbray

Chris Bumbray
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
27% A Million Little Pieces (2019) If you're a fan of the book it's worth seeing, but the memoir is, unfortunately, a product of its time that's hard to adapt - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
79% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) A solid break-out role for Patrick Schwarzenegger. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
92% Dark Waters (2019) The fact that it feels so familiar only adds to the palpable sense of dread. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
50% 21 Bridges (2019) A very assembly line cop thriller distinguished only by excellent turns by Stephan James and Taylor Kitsch and the baddies. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
73% Line of Duty (2019) A surprisingly nifty little action flick. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
66% The Good Liar (2019) A delicious powerhouse pairing. McKellen seems to be having the time of his life playing a scumbag. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) A beautifully done Stephen King adaptation anchored by a terrific cast. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
43% Midway (2019) Admirably low on jingoism , but still rather old-fashioned and quaint. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
38% Primal (2019) Despite some horrendous CGI, this is a perfectly serviceable B-movie. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) Pretty much delivers the last word on the gangster film as a genre, and ranks as one of the handful of truly great films to come out over the last few years. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) The casting is perfect although the action scenes lack the impact of the original films. Still entertaining and better than the more recent sequels. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
70% The King (2019) A masterfully done epic that proves Chalamet's surprising versatility. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
97% Sweetheart (2019) A solid showcase for rising star Kiersey Clemons. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
70% The Kill Team (2019) A nuanced look at a harrowing true story. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
6/10 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Serviceable, but suffers from a curious lack of it's title character. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Take away the visual razzle dazzle and you're not left with much of a movie. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
59% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) Occasionally silly but always compelling. Like the sci-fi edition of True Detective you never knew you wanted. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
88% Bad Education (2019) An enjoyable change of pace for Hugh Jackman. A unique, well-directed dark comedy. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) A large scale, family friendly adventure that cries out to be seen on the largest screen possible. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) More of a mixed-bag than the other films in the series, but the last half hour is a relentless piece of action film-making. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
22% Running with the Devil (2019) Recycled from many other - better- drug running dramas. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) While it probably won't win over any new fans, DOWNTON ABBEY is a sumptuous continuation of a modern classic. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
85% Synchronic (2019) Often dazzling, with a career-best performance from star Anthony Mackie. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
82% Just Mercy (2019) A tad over-stuffed and uneven, but Jamie Foxx's performance is terrific. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) A disappointing debut for "Fargo"'s Noah Hawley. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
65% Guns Akimbo (2019) Not terribly original, but energetic and fun. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Tom Hanks makes an uncanny and lovable Mister Rogers. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
41% The Laundromat (2019) Interesting, but the jokey tone doesn't mesh well with the gravity of what it's depicting. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
61% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Marred by a punishing length, but the performances are top-shelf. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
95% Uncut Gems (2019) Adam Sandler gives the kind of performance that revitalizes a career in the bold, propulsive epic. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) A welcome comeback for Eddie Murphy. A surprisingly affecting tale with one of the best casts of the year. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
77% The Friend (2019) Featuring career-best work from Jason Segel, THE FRIEND is a touching tear-jerker likely not to leave a dry eye in the house. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
69% Joker (2019) The most uncompromising American film since FIRST REFORMED. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
85% Color Out of Space (2020) A stylishly directed, unhinged comeback for director Richard Stanley. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
91% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Premium, star-driven entertainment made on a grand scale. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
97% Marriage Story (2019) It's unlikely we'll be able to honestly say that we've seen a better-acted movie this year by the time 2019 draws to a close. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Certainly, JOJO RABBIT won't be to everyone's tastes, but it's a thoughtful, well-intentioned piece of work that often works brilliantly. Some will love it, some will despise it, but hopefully, none will dismiss it. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) A puzzlingly poor adaptation of a great book. What went wrong? - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Benoit Blanc is Daniel Craig's next great iconic role. A total blast from beginning to end. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
80% A Hidden Life (2019) One of Malick's better recent films. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Delicious social satire from a master of the genre. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
85% Waves (2019) A stunning accomplishment. Packs a punch. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
92% The Lighthouse (2019) Beautifully shot and acted. An athmospheric horror movie that bring to mind Val Lewton. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
62% It Chapter Two (2019) Suffers from an uneven second act and too many flashbacks. However, at other times it comes close to matching the first. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
17% The Fanatic (2019) Has some interesting flourishes, but ultimately not as nuanced as it needed to be to work. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
19% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2019) The three-story narrative is the film's biggest misstep, by giving short shrift to what should have been the whole point of the film - the titular "death and life" of the main character. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) A rare disaster for all involved. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) an agreeable family adventure that should please young audiences and not prove too grueling an experience for the parents they have in tow - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
22% The Kitchen (2019) A clumsy, watered-down crime flick. It feels like several folks had a hand in the editing, resulting in a project that's anything but seamless. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Terrific - a low-key charmer and one of the most accessible indie films of the year. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019