Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Moviedex, ChrisStuckmann.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 68% Haunt (2019) The tension here is pretty damn strong. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
C+ 88% Hustlers (2019) I wish the movie had a little more of a mature exploration of what these women were feeling inside while doing these things. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
C+ 62% It Chapter Two (2019) It's very uneven. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
C+ 38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) At some point... the movie shifts into a series of phone calls and you realize that that's about all this script has to offer... a series of phone calls. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
A- 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) There are moments where it strains credibility a bit... but the movie has such a great feeling of true happiness and the characters are so well realized and so well performed that you kind of over look it. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
A- 86% The Nightingale (2019) Every single frame is dripping with authenticity. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
F 44% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) A fish screams underwater... so there is some enjoyment to be had. Just not the kind you might expect. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
B- 88% Ready or Not (2019) It's never boring. It's always entertaining. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
C+ 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The film is actually trying to find a way to make adults and kids laugh... doesn't always work. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
F 21% The Kitchen (2019) The movie has no idea how to be a movie. It has no interest in characterization... we know nothing about these women, or really, any of the characters in the whole movie. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
B 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) This movie gave me what I needed. It was faithful to the source material, it was well shot, and tension was palpable in every scene... - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
A- 99% The Farewell (2019) A charming portrait of a family struggle. Beautiful performances and an unexpected--and very welcome--ending. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
B+ 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) You look back and you pinpoint things that don't belong, adding or detracting...feels like wasted baggage. But this film challenges critics, and challenging audiences, and that's far more interesting than a filmmaker playing it safe. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
B- 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The majority of the people who see this movie know exactly what they want out of it, and this movie is going to give them that. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
A- 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) This movie does not feel like a product of today. It feels like a film made in the 60s, with better production values, and that's what I love about it. You don't get movies like this anymore. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
B 82% Crawl (2019) I had a blast watching it... This is the type of horror film that I need a couple of times a year. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
C 53% The Lion King (2019) The personality of the original film is nonexistent here. This film is soulless. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
B+ 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) I'm a very happy person right now...a good sequel, a good time, and I can't wait to see what they do with Tom Holland as Spider-Man...there's an aspect that feels fresh because it's not in New York City the whole time. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
B- 83% Midsommar (2019) A film that I think people should see, especially when considering the craft on display, master work in just about every aspect...however, the most important part was forgotten about: telling a compelling story. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
D+ 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Great performances and production design all in the service of an endless series of monotonous jump scares that do little to progress the plot (or the point) of this universe. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
B- 64% Child's Play (2019) Better than I thought it was going to be. The performances are, for the most part, strong, and it has a fun 80s vibe to it...I certainly didn't hate sitting in the theater. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
C+ 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) There are choices that just feel out of left field and kind of lazy...the message was handled poorly...but this movie does have some fun. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
A 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) There was never a dull moment...consistently entertaining and yet again another fantastic Toy Story movie. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
C- 22% Men in Black International (2019) Three sequels in and we've yet to get something as good as the original film. I think they should just stop. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
A- 95% Shadow (2019) A masterpiece, one of the best martial arts films I've ever seen. See it in theaters, it will not be the same at home. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
C 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) This is the end of an era, 19 years, and...they really played it safe. The characters say and do things that don't lead to anything. It should've been so much better than it was. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
A- 89% Rocketman (2019) It's hard to pinpoint any real flaws in this movie...the movie is enlivened by its own approach. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
C 54% Ma (2019) We like horror movies with unconventional villains, but unfortunately, they didn't drive it home. It's still worth seeing for Octavia Spencer's performance. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
B 97% Booksmart (2019) Sequences throughout the movie that over-rely on music betray the great performances...but go out and see this movie, I want to see what Olivia Wilde does next. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
C- 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It could have been a lot better, and as a massive Godzilla fan, I left super disappointed. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
B 57% Brightburn (2019) If the goals were a little more clear, the film could've been better...they could've played with the audiences' expectations much more, but this is an enjoyable horror movie, almost a slasher film. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
C- 57% Aladdin (2019) When the giant CGI Will Smith is bouncing around, it doesn't work...but when he plays himself, he's very charming, the best part of the movie...the actors are trying to break free, but some of the dialogue and performances are cringe-worthy. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
B+ 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) You have to hand it to them, giving it their all in these sequences...this is a great action achievement. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
B- 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) The human characters are flat and boring...but Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu saved the entire film, and there's a lot of him...about as good as a live-action Pokémon film could be. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
D- 31% The Intruder (2019) A thriller filled with unnecessary relationship drama that goes nowhere and a message about gun violence that's instantly tossed aside. Dennis Quaid is the one saving grace. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
B- 77% I Trapped The Devil (2019) A horror film more interested in sustained dread than easy answers. Scott Poythress gives a memorably unhinged performance. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
9% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) The only actor in this movie that I felt actually brought his A-game was probably Rupert Friend... He was good as the character, but it was a boring, boring character. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
A- 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A rousing finale. Epic in scale and in heart. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
D+ 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) A cool set-up, they just didn't do anything with it...this could have been a lot better. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
F 18% The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) Don't just look at real-life tragedies and try to exploit them...the ending is just so atrocious. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
C- 17% Hellboy (2019) David Harbour is good, but this is nowhere near as good as previous Hellboy projects. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is a joke. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
3% House of the Dead (2003) There isn't a thing of artistic value in this film. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
C+ 58% Pet Sematary (2019) A mediocre first half leads to a much better second. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
B 91% Shazam! (2019) Lighthearted and campy, Shazam is a happily self-aware throwback. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
A- 93% Us (2019) I wish it was a little more ambiguous. Other than that, an extremely well-made horror movie. Jordan Peele, if you want to continue in this genre, please do, it needs you. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
A- 100% Penguin Highway (2019) A wonderful film that uses unexplainable phenomena as a backdrop for childhood innocence and discovery. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
C 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It feels like a stepping-stone movie, not the powerful one we hoped for. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
C+ 60% Greta (2019) Without these two actresses, this would be a straight-to-video script...there wasn't enough on the page to warrant the talent. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
B+ 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) The writing was just so good, though the direction does disappear sometimes and feel listless...I'm reaching for things at this point. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019