Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C- 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The slow pacing and a lack of wit and pith does in the proceedings. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Brittany's ups and downs are good medicine for anyone suffering from the human condition. It's a story with emotional resonance. And, a very good night at the movies. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
C 54% Ma (2019) "Ma" is poorly written, but Spencer lifts it up by making her crazy lady character at least a little understandable. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
C 88% Aquarela (2019) The images are attractive, but how about employing a subtle font to tell us where we are from time to time? Find out if Morgan Freeman is available for some quality narration. It worked for the penguins. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
D 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) "Angel Has Fallen" and it can't get up. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
B 43% After the Wedding (2019) "After the Wedding" is an intimate film about life, death and the decisions we make along the way. It's worth a look. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
B 88% Ready or Not (2019) "Ready or Not" will likely gain a cult following. It's like Monty Python meets "The Most Dangerous Game." - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
C- 79% Good Boys (2019) "Good Boys," a film about three sixth-graders awash in a nonstop stream of questionable and often profane behavior, raises an interesting question. How low should Hollywood go when producing a comedy propelled by sex, profanity and drug use? - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
A- 99% One Child Nation (2019) "One Child Nation" tells a grim story in a mostly unflinching fashion. It literally gave me the chills at several points. And, it's staggering to think how many thousands of lives have been affected. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
B+ 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) The humor is rapid-fire and the animation is bright, crisp and colorful. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
C- 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The teen monster fest starts slow and drags throughout, failing to generate any sustained suspense. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
C 22% The Kitchen (2019) Yet another film based on a comic book. It's no surprise that the biggest issue with "The Kitchen" is the unevenness of the story and its implausibility. The mission seems to be "let's get graphic" and "forget about making sense." - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
A 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Regrets, he has a few. That's certainly one of the takeaways from "David Crosby: Remember My Name," an excellent, revealing documentary about the prominent rock music legend of the 1970's. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
B 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) "Happy Death Day 2U" is a fun little sequel that brings back nearly everyone from the original film, even the characters who died. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
B 79% Halloween (2018) The 2018 "Halloween" is a well-written and well-directed horror film. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
B+ 93% Kusama: Infinity (2018) The work of Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is frequently mind-blowing and this new film does a nice job of telling her story. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
F No Score Yet The Car: Road to Revenge (2018) What's missing in the direct-to-video sequel is a coherent story. And, a director who even knows what-the-heck is going on at any given time. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
A 89% Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) (1995) Not only does it bear the mark of the erratic filmmaking genius, Terry Gilliam. It gives fans of the sci-fi genre something to love: An intelligent film on time travel that begs a second viewing. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
C 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The film undoubtedly was made in workmanlike fashion by the actors, artists and technicians. They gave their best with the material provided. It's just the material was sadly lacking. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
C+ 46% The Meg (2018) "The Meg" is a fun way to spend 113 minutes, despite its many flaws. I give it a slight recommendation. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
C- 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) The film....fails its audience by not adequately demonstrating why the two central characters belonged to each other in the first place. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
C- 26% Breaking In (2018) The criminals are such predictable types that we know exactly how they'll interact with the victims and each other. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
A 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) An elite thriller with amazing action scenes, solid performances and even a dab of humanity. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
C+ 18% Death Wish (2018) It's a perfectly fine revenge thriller. Nothing special. Just adequate. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
B 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Considering its production history and the fact that most "origin" films are inherently blasé, "Solo" acquits itself quite nicely. Maybe it doesn't add a great deal to the mythology, but for fans of the space western genre, it's solid entertainment. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
C- 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Kudos to Eastwood for good intentions, but stories, like trains, need a dependable surface. This train is running on jointed tracks. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
D No Score Yet Dark Crimes (2018) The biggest rap on "Dark Crimes" is the pacing. The cadence is mind-numbing. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
B+ 91% Beast (2018) There are more than a couple of surprises in this very well written thriller. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Day-Lewis is no stranger to playing the odd duck, and he dives wholeheartedly into giving us yet another fascinating character. "Phantom Thread" is a blend of excellent writing and satin performances. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
B+ 91% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) "Big Fish & Begonia" is a marvelous piece of animation. Each scene is like a painting come to life. The story will touch your heart and no doubt the characters will delightfully make their temporary home there as well. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
A 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Everything about this film clicks from start to finish. The music, the choreography, the costumes and the performances are top-notch. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
C 72% Ready Player One (2018) RPO is sort of Philip K. Dick-lite. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
B- 40% Justice League (2017) As you might imagine, it's the bonding between the super heroes, especially the light banter, that makes this film an upbeat and rather pleasant experience. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B+ 77% Cloverfield (2008) The special effects are outstanding and the story is a throwback to the days when audiences were given only glimpses of the monster. Sometimes what you can't see or have difficulty seeing is much scarier than something in plain view. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
C- 16% Geostorm (2017) Corny, wildly misdirected and downright ridiculous. But, kinda of fun, too. Maybe you'll like it, maybe not. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
C 71% Happy Death Day (2017) Knowing "Happy Death Day" is a "Groundhog Day" retread before seeing it is a positive. You might even enjoy this slasher film more than I did. I found it to be annoyingly unoriginal and tedious. Where's Bill Murray when you need him? - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
B 86% It (2017) In my younger days, I read every Stephen King novel and looked forward to the film adaptations. There's one major exception and that was "It." I've always had a thing about clowns. Clowns are evil. Period. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
D 7% The Snowman (2017) Dreadfully difficult to sit through and ultra confusing. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C+ 81% The Cat o' Nine Tails (Il gatto a nove code) (1971) Argento is quoted as saying this wasn't his favorite film creation. Well, never mind that. I like Malden and Franciscus and it's fun watching them fight for justice in an Italian murder mystery. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
C- 65% The Foreigner (2017) Wildly outdated and unreasonably dense, "The Foreigner" is not my idea of a good time. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B+ 79% Brad's Status (2017) It's an effectively told narrative, well-paced and worthwhile. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
A- 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Great casting makes a great comedy, and some brilliant strokes are served with the sports dramedy, "Battle of the Sexes." - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
D- 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Less political, but just as unintelligent as the film that went before. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
D No Score Yet The Stolen (2017) "The Stolen" is pretty much an all-around disaster. The story defies logic at every turn. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
A- 86% American Made (2017) The Barry Seal you see onscreen is the man Cruise wants you to see: a guy with limited skills and a lot of dumb luck. It's an energetic and convincing performance. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
F No Score Yet No Solicitors (2018) "No Solicitors" is the unfunniest horror comedy I've seen in many years. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
C 39% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The survival aspects of this mountain adventure are less than satisfying. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2018
B 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) It's not chapter-and-verse what happened during Victoria's Golden Jubilee. But, as entertainment, it suffices quite nicely. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
B 87% First They Killed My Father (2017) A powerful, personal story of how one Cambodian family was impacted by the bloody reign of the Khmer Rouge. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
C 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) My immediate wish was for a shorter, more exciting film. - Movie Chambers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017