Christian Holub

Christian Holub
Christian Holub's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly
Publications: Entertainment Weekly

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 82% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2 makes a valiant effort to live up to its predecessor, but can't escape its shadow. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
C+ 23% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Lucy in the Sky has plenty of arresting cosmic visuals, and on the other hand tries to portray a human drama about an overachiever pushed to her breaking point. But those two halves never cohere into a whole. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B 81% Abominable (2019) Abominable's themes and arc are familiar kids' movie fare, with only one real plot twist. But its reverent attitude toward nature and wonder is a welcome addition to the cartoon canon. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
C- 17% The Fanatic (2019) The Fanatic has contempt for both its characters and audience. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
95% Louis C.K.: 2017 (2017) The change of clothing and role hasn't led to C.K. going soft. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
C+ 63% Child's Play (2019) By giving Chucky a reason to kill, the new movie's arc can't help but dilute his menace a bit. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
B 90% Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros) (2018) Tito and the Birds combines different art styles in a way that demonstrates the radical possibilities of animated storytelling. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
C 32% Zoe (2018) This is a movie that casts Christina Aguilera as a robot and yet still manages to be boring. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
B 96% Zama (2018) As it goes, Zama ponders the unanswerable question of what kind of life, exactly, is worth living. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
B- 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Sherlock Gnomes doesn't quite have the originality and spark to make it a pop-culture phenomenon. Yet it's still an enjoyable family adventure with a solid message. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B- 79% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The Man Who Invented Christmas is mostly a story about overcoming writer's block. That sounds boring, and it surely would be unbearable if anyone but Stevens was in the role. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B+ 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Thank You For Service is ... successful at capturing the Iraq War's effects on American lives. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
B 65% The Foreigner (2017) I'm not sure anyone has plans to turn this into a franchise, but I certainly want to see more from this Chan-aissance. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
C 4% Flatliners (2017) We live in an age of unnecessary remakes - but the new Flatliners movie, by Danish director Niels Arden Oplev, has the distinction of being perhaps the most unnecessary of them all. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
C+ 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) This mini-franchise may be running out of steam. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
C+ 8% Rings (2017) Rings embodies a common problem of attempted franchise revivals: indecision about its intentions. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
C No Score Yet Becoming Warren Buffett (2017) A great documentary needs some tension -- whether between the subjects, or between the subject and the director, or something else. Unfortunately, it's lacking here. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
C+ 32% Monster Trucks (2017) After a long gestation period, Monster Trucks has finally hatched. And the final result is... rather unspectacular. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
B- 22% Bad Santa 2 (2016) It just so happens that a film of people acting awful to each other feels extra real in our chaotic, insane times. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
C 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Ouija: Origin of Evil is an interesting exercise in watching filmmakers try to mint a franchise out of basically nothing. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
B 33% Masterminds (2016) What Masterminds lacks in sharp one-liners it more than makes up for in ridiculous slapstick. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
C+ No Score Yet The Disappointments Room (2016) There simply aren't enough scares to build tension throughout. Most of the film is just Beckinsale walking around looking worried. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
B+ 88% Don't Breathe (2016) Alvarez appears to have consciously toned down the gore from his blood-saturated Evil Dead remake, trusting unnerving visuals and foreshadowing what terrors are about to unfold. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
C+ 12% Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) Instead of trying to adapt the video game experience into a film format, Kingsglaive transforms the movie-going experience into something familiar to video game fans. It's essentially a really long cutscene. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
B- 76% Lights Out (2016) Like the most enjoyable horror movies, Lights Out is almost a physical experience, carrying viewers from stress and terror to even some tension-breaking hilarity. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
B- 10% The Do-Over (2016) The plot threads can be a little hard to follow ... but Sandler and Spade's partnership gives the whole enterprise enough emotional grounding to make up for it. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
B+ 90% A Bigger Splash (2016) This reworking of the 1969 erotic thriller La Piscine beautifully explores the difficulties of communication. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
B 50% Holidays (2016) Some of the films are haunting, some of them more macabre, but all of them play with holiday symbolism in way that will make viewers rethink a lot of their favorite celebrations. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
C 2% Nina (2016) Nina is a by-the-numbers musical biopic riddled with every conceivable cliché about "the tortured artist." - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
C- 47% The Young Messiah (2016) The Young Messiah struggles to hold its audience's attention. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
B+ 35% The Other Side of the Door (2016) Like all the best horror, The Other Side of the Door is concerned not just with what freaks us out on a gut level, but the deeply-repressed anxieties that truly terrify us. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
C- 27% London Has Fallen (2016) By casting its villain as a suspiciously ISIS-like Middle Eastern terrorist network, London Has Fallen makes itself into a political movie-but its politics are heinous. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B- 53% Risen (2016) Risen is more entertaining than Bible-adjacent stories are usually allowed to be. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
B 62% Race (2016) The title is on-the-nose but rather fitting for the story of Jesse Owens, the black track-and-field athlete who stunned the world by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Adolf Hitler's Berlin ... - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
C+ 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) Wayans is ... incapable of limiting himself to parodying one movie at a time, tossing in riffs on Whiplash, Magic Mike, and Zero Dark Thirty to varying degrees of success. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2016
B 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Just complicated enough to reward steady viewers and just simple enough for parent escorts to enjoy without much prior knowledge. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
C 30% The Boy (2016) [It] aims to set itself squarely in the fictional canon of Chucky and its brethren, but it ends up trying to do so much that it forgets to scare us. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2016
C+ 10% The Forest (2016) Ambiguity is good in a horror movie, but with this many plot elements elbowing each other for room, none of them achieve enough clarity to be properly terrifying. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
A- 82% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) Fehling gives a commanding physical performance as he transitions from ambition to despair to, finally, resolve. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
B 89% Meru (2015) In lieu of Oscar-grabby performances, there are climbers talking, raw and intense, about the tragedies they've weathered on their way to accomplishing something no one else has. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
C- 76% Welcome To New York (2015) Spends too much time bogged down in its more decadent scenes to spark any new insights. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2015