Travis Hopson

Travis Hopson
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) While the film often fails to harness that anger into a cohesive theme, its vital existence is a ringing indictment of the world as we know it. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 92% Dark Waters (2019) Where Dark Waters truly captivates is in capturing the way a monolithic corporate entity like DuPont insidiously destroys lives, and hides in plain sight while doing it. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
3/5 50% 21 Bridges (2019) 21 Bridges may be familiar, but the ticking clock scenario it presents is a real barnburner. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2proves it doesn't need to recapture the magic of the original when it can create its own. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
3.5/5 66% The Good Liar (2019) ...a tightly wound tale of deception worthy of Hitchcock. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 53% Charlie's Angels (2019) Every iteration of this franchise tends to be of that moment, and chances are this one will be the same. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.5/5 43% Midway (2019) Not even actors the caliber of Patrick Wilson, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, and Woody Harrelson can make heads or tails out of the rah-rah speechifying and expository statements they are forced to rattle off. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) While the path it takes to your heart is a familiar one, a little bit of happiness is enough of a gift this time of year. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 74% Harriet (2019) Kasi Lemmons' biopic Harriet occupies a special place for presenting a version of Tubman that we haven't seen, one that is stylish and fierce and a little like a superhero. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It feels really good to be excited aboutTerminatoragain. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2.5/5 51% Black and Blue (2019) Entertaining, but certainly not substantive in the arresting way it could have been. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) While his Nazi satire doesn't always strike a perfect balance, the humor and sentimentality he brings feels like something we could all use more of right about now. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Explores the divide between liberal and conservative values with humor, insight, and no shortage of historical context. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/5 97% The Irishman (2019) That Scorsese is spinning a reflective, soulful gangster narrative is a sign of the director's continued growth, even at this latter stage of his career. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Part Agatha Christie, part The Pink Panther,Knives Outis driven by its comically devious, delusional array of suspects and its southern fried detective. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/5 85% Waves (2019) Wavesis a courageous, bold, and multifaceted examination of a family in search of the forgiveness they need to get through the storm. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
4/5 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) With Hanks,A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhoodhas its guiding light, steering what could've been a cliche story about the transformation of a disgruntled, cynical reporter into something truly magical and life-affirming. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/5 71% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) A star-studded celebration of the entire history of Smith's movies, revisiting past characters, storylines, and allowing him a chance to correct past mistakes in a way few filmmakers ever get to do. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Somehow overstuffed and boring, the film is at least notable for the sheer tonnage of CGI woodland creatures crammed onto the screen at once. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Murphy is extraordinary, the cast surrounding him is incredible, and Dolemite is my Name is one of the best, most entertaining movies of the year. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse feels like an old sea captain's folk tale, passed down through generations to scare the landlubbers away. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) Strangely undercooked and impersonal despite attempts to make clear how the rich and famous' shady dealings can affect the little guy. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
3/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) A trio of good writers in Billy Ray, David Benioff, and Darren Lemke cobbled together a serviceable script that serves merely as foundation for the technology - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) If there's ever a case to be made for the need of more female screenwriters working on complicated dramas about women, Lucy in the Sky is it. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 69% Joker (2019) While you're not going to see any capes or super-powers, certain allusions made only serve to take you out of the moment and muddy what the movie's true intentions are. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
2.5/5 65% The Parts You Lose (2019) Lacks necessary tension and stakes when the circumstances tell us there should definitely be some. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
2.5/5 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) The absurdism both strengthens the movie's satirical note and undercuts the heavier themes. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
3/5 83% Judy (2019) Rising above the paint-by-numbers approach favored by Goold is the immaculate performance by Renee Zellweger, who takes this movie by the throat the moment she first takes the stage. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
1/5 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) It's 89 minutes of torture and roughly 5 of those minutes is for the only real action sequence - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 50% 3 from Hell (2019) Most disturbing is how easily it is to get wrapped up in, and even cheer on, the Firefly bloodbath. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
2/5 64% The Sound of Silence (2019) Despite a pair of strong performance and one of the year's most unique high-concept ideas, The Sound of Silence fails to resonate. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) ...a thought-provoking, epic space adventure that doubles as an emotional powerhouse. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 88% Hustlers (2019) If you were wondering whether J-Lo's still got it, she definitely does. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) The Goldfinch is everything Crowley's exhilarating Brooklyn was not, proving that not all Oscar bait is equal. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Manages to give It the proper, emotional conclusion many feel King failed to deliver on. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
2.5/5 17% The Fanatic (2019) Travolta is a consummate professional and he does his best to keep The Fanatic afloat through the sheer lunacy of his performance. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/5 39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Fails to find the right mix of genres to make the best use of a promising premise and stellar cast - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3.5/5 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Get off the couch and see Brittany Runs a Marathon now. You won't regret it. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) I kinda want these movies to continue. Is that crazy? - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not rolls the dice on being a satisfying kill-or-be-killed dark comedy, not especially ambitious or complex. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 80% Good Boys (2019) Think of Good Boys as the pre-middle school Superbad, imparting many of the same pearls of wisdom about growing up, only with a lot more dildos, drugs, and sex dolls. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) I'm not sure if Blinded by the Light would have the same crossover appeal on its own, but there's no denying the effect Bruce Springsteen can have. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3.5/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) ...it's the film's charismatic newcomer Zack Gottsagen who emerges as a champion. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
3/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Easy for the family to enjoy together, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is sweet, spirited, and a little bit odd just like its thrill-seeking heroine. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 60% Brian Banks (2019) Brian Banks should portray his story as unique because he is unique, even if the unfairness he faced sadly isn't. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) It's a crime drama with balls and that's more than can be said for others that aspire to be the don. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) The Nightingale, much like many other historical drama with depictions of slavery, genocide, and rape, isn't a movie you enjoy. You hope to survive the experience. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 90% Luce (2019) There's nothing easy about Luce, and it's an altogether better movie for being that way. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) This gigantic summer spectacle is powered by the excess testosterone and charisma of its two stars. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A callback to an era he clearly loves, it's also a walkthrough of the many genres he's tackled throughout his career. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019