Chris Willman

Chris Willman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Weekly , The Playlist
Total Reviews:
16

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 16 of 16
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
0% Folks! (1992) " Klane has written this one as less of a slow burn, going instead for obnoxiously stunt-filled, madcap farce, all the way to the high-concept-reinforcing title exclamation point." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 4, 2014
83% Tom Jones (1963) " It's a free-wheeling, fast-moving relic from a time when "bawdy" wasn't bad and sex comedies still celebrated sex." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 14, 2014
B+ 35% Salinger (2013) " The good news is that you don't have to be a fan of Salinger's writing to get caught up in a detective story of what makes a toast of the literary town decide to disappear from public view for the last 45 years of his life. " — The Playlist
Posted Sep 2, 2013
B- 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Ralph Fiennes has rarely been better than he is as the 19th century's most celebrated novelist, with his chops on screen just about matched by what he's done behind." — The Playlist
Posted Sep 1, 2013
A- 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Amistad meets the Marquis de Sade, in the form of slavemaster Michael Fassbender, who puts his victims through more tortures than Mel Gibson ever could have imagined for Jesus." — The Playlist
Posted Aug 31, 2013
C 33% Labor Day (2014) " A full-immersion exercise in the old-fashioned women's weepie that skews far closer to Nicholas Sparks' brand of contrivance than Diablo Cody territory." — The Playlist
Posted Aug 30, 2013
B+ 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Picture a sister film to "The Man Who Fell to Earth." Glazer shares Nicolas Roeg's taste in elliptical storytelling and interplanetary tragedy, arriving at something you could almost call horror with a heart. " — The Playlist
Posted Aug 30, 2013
8% The Next Karate Kid (1994) " The overt message of any Karate Kid movie: Don't fight unless you absolutely have to. The implicit message: You'll always have to. Let the smitings begin!" — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 22, 2013
1.5/5 0% Wagons East! (1994) " A typically rickety vehicle, just dumb enough that it actually submerges Candy's sweet, perky persona in what's basically a sullen, grizzled straight-man role." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 22, 2013
3.5/5 35% Young Einstein (1988) " Einstein has a handsome period look, even when director of photography Jeff Darling is shooting the musical montages that periodically break up the action." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 21, 2013
1/5 47% Erik The Viking (1989) " A stillborn comedy in which minutes sometimes mysteriously go by between even attempted gags, and in which virtually no comic scene works up to any kind of viable punch line or payoff." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2011
C 40% Fireproof (2008) " You probably can't blame pastors moonlighting as moviemakers for wanting to pack their film with multiple messages, but the conversion subplot feels shoehorned into the more crucial marital doings." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 1, 2008
D 71% The Midnight Meat Train (2008) " We hate to side with the big bad studio, but The Midnight Meat Train -- despite a great title -- really does stink like month-old human flesh." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2008
D- 22% Joshua (2002) " Christians sensitive to a reductionist view of their Lord as a luv-spreading Dr. Feelgood or omnipotent slacker will feel vastly more affronted than secularists, who might even praise God for delivering such an instant camp classic." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 12, 2002
D 10% Megiddo: Omega Code 2 (2001) " A step forward in budget and coherence from the first Omega Code ... but will still have even much of its evangelical target audience stifling unholy snickers." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2001
8% The Omega Code (1999) " Gives 'Great Tribulation' new meaning." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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