Punch Drunk Critics

Punch Drunk Critics is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mae Abdulbaki, Roxana Hadadi, Travis Hopson
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 The Wolf Hour (2019) Travis Hopson It's Watts who keeps this movie interesting enough to maintain our investment, wallowing in June's sadness, fear, and anxiety... EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 Queen & Slim (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 Dark Waters (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
3/5 21 Bridges (2019) Travis Hopson 21 Bridges may be familiar, but the ticking clock scenario it presents is a real barnburner. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Travis Hopson Frozen 2proves it doesn't need to recapture the magic of the original when it can create its own. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
3.5/5 The Good Liar (2019) Travis Hopson ...a tightly wound tale of deception worthy of Hitchcock. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Travis Hopson Every iteration of this franchise tends to be of that moment, and chances are this one will be the same. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.5/5 Midway (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 Last Christmas (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 Harriet (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Travis Hopson It feels really good to be excited aboutTerminatoragain. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
2.5/5 Black and Blue (2019) Travis Hopson Entertaining, but certainly not substantive in the arresting way it could have been. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/5 The Two Popes (2019) Travis Hopson Explores the divide between liberal and conservative values with humor, insight, and no shortage of historical context. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/5 The Irishman (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Travis Hopson Part Agatha Christie, part The Pink Panther,Knives Outis driven by its comically devious, delusional array of suspects and its southern fried detective. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/5 Waves (2019) Travis Hopson Wavesis a courageous, bold, and multifaceted examination of a family in search of the forgiveness they need to get through the storm. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/5 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Travis Hopson Somehow overstuffed and boring, the film is at least notable for the sheer tonnage of CGI woodland creatures crammed onto the screen at once. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Travis Hopson The Lighthouse feels like an old sea captain's folk tale, passed down through generations to scare the landlubbers away. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 The Laundromat (2019) Travis Hopson Strangely undercooked and impersonal despite attempts to make clear how the rich and famous' shady dealings can affect the little guy. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
3/5 Gemini Man (2019) Travis Hopson 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 EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 Joker (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
2.5/5 The Parts You Lose (2019) Travis Hopson Lacks necessary tension and stakes when the circumstances tell us there should definitely be some. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
2.5/5 The Day Shall Come (2019) Travis Hopson The absurdism both strengthens the movie's satirical note and undercuts the heavier themes. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
3/5 Judy (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
1/5 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Travis Hopson It's 89 minutes of torture and roughly 5 of those minutes is for the only real action sequence EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 3 From Hell (2019) Travis Hopson Most disturbing is how easily it is to get wrapped up in, and even cheer on, the Firefly bloodbath. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
2/5 The Sound of Silence (2019) Travis Hopson Despite a pair of strong performance and one of the year's most unique high-concept ideas, The Sound of Silence fails to resonate. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Travis Hopson ...a thought-provoking, epic space adventure that doubles as an emotional powerhouse. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 Hustlers (2019) Travis Hopson If you were wondering whether J-Lo's still got it, she definitely does. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Travis Hopson The Goldfinch is everything Crowley's exhilarating Brooklyn was not, proving that not all Oscar bait is equal. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Travis Hopson Manages to give It the proper, emotional conclusion many feel King failed to deliver on. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
2.5/5 The Fanatic (2019) Travis Hopson Travolta is a consummate professional and he does his best to keep The Fanatic afloat through the sheer lunacy of his performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/5 Don't Let Go (2019) Travis Hopson Fails to find the right mix of genres to make the best use of a promising premise and stellar cast EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
3.5/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Travis Hopson Get off the couch and see Brittany Runs a Marathon now. You won't regret it. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3.5/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Travis Hopson I kinda want these movies to continue. Is that crazy? EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/5 Ready or Not (2019) Travis Hopson Ready or Not rolls the dice on being a satisfying kill-or-be-killed dark comedy, not especially ambitious or complex. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 Good Boys (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
3.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Travis Hopson ...it's the film's charismatic newcomer Zack Gottsagen who emerges as a champion. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 Brian Banks (2018) Travis Hopson Brian Banks should portray his story as unique because he is unique, even if the unfairness he faced sadly isn't. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 The Kitchen (2019) Travis Hopson It's a crime drama with balls and that's more than can be said for others that aspire to be the don. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 The Nightingale (2018) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 Luce (2019) Travis Hopson There's nothing easy about Luce, and it's an altogether better movie for being that way. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Travis Hopson This gigantic summer spectacle is powered by the excess testosterone and charisma of its two stars. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019