Chris Barsanti

Chris Barsanti

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Biography:
Chris Barsanti is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and New York Film Critics Online. Currently he is a senior writer for filmcritic.com and has also written for Film Journal International, Kirkus Reviews, the Chicago Reader, Minneapolis' City Pages, and Publishers Weekly. The closest thing he has to a real website is: www.chrisbarsanti.blogspot.com.
Publications:
Cineman Syndicate , Citysearch , Elites TV , Film Journal International , Film Racket , Film Threat , Filmcritic.com , Hollywood Reporter , MovieWeb , PopMatters , Reel.com , Slant Magazine , ToxicUniverse.com
Critics' Group:
Chicago Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1026
Total QuickRatings:
41

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 1026
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " ...strains so hard for authenticity the whole thing can't help but feel fake." — Film Racket
Posted Aug 15, 2013
7/10 86% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2014) " ...as much as it admires Vidal's last-lion status, the film never bows down in complete obeisance." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 15, 2013
7/10 59% Hank And Asha (2014) " ...a surprisingly winning digital epistolary romance." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 15, 2013
7/10 68% Elysium (2013) " ...tough-minded science fiction rooted in sociopolitical realities that set it apart from almost every other CGI-ed blockbuster." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 9, 2013
8/10 24% The Canyons (2013) " ...takes the shards of a tacky Hollywood soap opera and transforms it into a pointed, sometimes brutal comedy." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 9, 2013
9/10 68% Terraferma (2013) " [a] story of stark choices and uncertain futures." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 8, 2013
5/10 54% Oblivion (2013) " ...beautifully designed but derivative science fiction that suffers more than it benefits from Tom Cruise's turbo-charged energy." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 4, 2013
7/10 93% The Spectacular Now (2013) " ...another soulful story about adolescents careering messily into first loves." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 2, 2013
83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " David Gordon Green's lo-fi buddy flick about a couple of slacker road workers strikes a smart middle ground between his atmospheric early work and recent slapdash comedies." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 29, 2013
1/5 21% Girl Most Likely (2013) " a flimsy, dreary debacle " — Film Racket
Posted Jul 28, 2013
4/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " Sour, mordant, and fitfully hilarious" — Film Racket
Posted Jul 27, 2013
4.5/5 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Without emotion-tweaking music or too much fictional streamlining and highlighting, he captures a sense of the random and pointless horror of a young man shot in the back while laying on his stomach" — Film Racket
Posted Jul 27, 2013
40% Colossus (2013) " ...mockumentary about a conflicted con artist crafting a film-within-a-film about creating a fake rock band in Russia coats itself in self-regard but ends up nothing more than a tiresome folly." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 19, 2013
2/5 40% Only God Forgives (2013) " ...[a] slow-motion surrealist horrorshow dressed up like an arthouse crime story." — Film Racket
Posted Jul 18, 2013
6/10 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " ...the great demolition derby that Guillermo del Toro has been working towards." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 13, 2013
62% Israel: A Home Movie (2013) " The chaotic and hopeful history of a young nation is idiosyncratically told through this kaleidoscopic barrage of home-movie footage that ranges from the kitchen to the battlefield." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 10, 2013
8/10 94% A Band Called Death (2013) " Like 'Searching For Sugar Man,' 'A Band Called Death' takes its cue from the modesty and joyfulness of its subjects, letting the glory of their music speak for itself." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 5, 2013
2/5 55% The Look of Love (2013) " in tackling a fascinating character like Raymond, Coogan may have just turned him into another Steve Coogan character" — Film Racket
Posted Jul 2, 2013
48% I'm So Excited! (2013) " I'm So Excited! would seem to be an easy one for this filmmaker and something of a return to form. But the cocktail of cabaret and disaster-flick theatrics has less pop to it than one would imagine; too much sugar and not enough bite. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 27, 2013
2.5/5 62% Byzantium (2013) " There's a fine and dark Romantic soul to this film ... but it's not enough to compensate for a story that spins in circles predictable as a carnival ride, only not as exhilarating." — Film Racket
Posted Jun 27, 2013
77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013) " The efficacy of the war on drugs is given another solid punch in the face by Matthew Cooke's occasionally smarmy but strongly argued documentary that functions as a faux Letter to a Young Drug Dealer." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 25, 2013
67% World War Z (2013) " This ambitious but confused rendering of Max Brooks' sprawling novel about a worldwide zombie pandemic has good ideas but never melds them into a narrative with guts or heart." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 20, 2013
6/10 —— Deepsouth " ...tilts at some towering windmills with a provocative thesis that never gels." — PopMatters
Posted Jun 17, 2013
8/10 67% 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013) " ...the farther the film gets from Wall Street, the richer and bolder a manifesto it becomes." — PopMatters
Posted Jun 14, 2013
55% Man of Steel (2013) " ...a middling effort which features neither the character-based wit of the Avengers films or the Wagnerian grandeur of the Dark Knight trilogy. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 13, 2013
2.5/5 85% Dirty Wars (2013) " Just imagine if All the Presidents' Men had tried to make Woodward and Bernstein the focus instead of Watergate." — Film Racket
Posted Jun 10, 2013
6/10 82% Something in the Air (2013) " Revolution is less an action with direct purpose than a way of life in Olivier Assayas' heady, conflicted ode to the anarchic spirit of May 1968." — PopMatters
Posted Jun 6, 2013
23% Violet & Daisy (2013) " This smartly acted but over-directed and woozy hit-girl comedy, on the shelf since 2011, garners a few chuckles early on but swiftly plunges right off the rails." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2013
4/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) " ...a bright, good-humored, and painfully combative love story that stings more than it soothes." — Film Racket
Posted Jun 5, 2013
3/5 74% The East (2013) " perfectly competent but still somewhat generic " — Film Racket
Posted Jun 4, 2013
84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " Joss Whedon's minty-fresh adaptation turns his team of quick-witted TV actors on Shakespeare's most durable comedy and comes up a winner." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 3, 2013
2/5 82% Shadow Dancer (2013) " with characters this underdeveloped, all the explosions in the world wouldn't be enough" — Film Racket
Posted May 30, 2013
4/5 93% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) " Gibney has created one of the signature discussions on the signature debate of the post-9/11 information-security age, namely: Who needs to know?" — Film Racket
Posted May 27, 2013
7/10 93% Frances Ha (2013) " [a] fresh-faced and spirited black and white comedy..." — PopMatters
Posted May 24, 2013
8/10 96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) " ...admiring but complicated" — PopMatters
Posted May 21, 2013
73% Augustine (2013) " A lushly filmed, fascinating true story about the relationship between a groundbreaking French doctor and his "hysteric" female patient buries itself with a simplistic approach and deadly-dull dialogue." — Film Journal International
Posted May 16, 2013
4.5/5 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " [an] engrossing documentary exploration of how the bricks of memory are untidily piled together to create messy and incomplete personal stories, and out of those stories comes a life." — Film Racket
Posted May 9, 2013
1.5/5 66% The Iceman (2013) " Vromen's period detail-slathered film (read: much unfortunate facial hair) exhausts itself trying to jam in as many cliches as possible." — Film Racket
Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 74% Love Is All You Need (2013) " ...a grandiose romance with deeply-buried secrets and soul-stirring declarations of love." — Film Racket
Posted May 2, 2013
—— Mortem (2013) " This initially bewitching throwback to the French New Wave and Cocteau turns into a turgid and frequently laughable pseudo-philosophical locked-room argument between a woman and her soul." — Film Journal International
Posted May 1, 2013
7/10 100% Big Men (2014) " ...shapes its alternately dry and dire subject matter with a consistently keen sense of art." — PopMatters
Posted Apr 25, 2013
6/10 —— The Project " ... advocates for shoving the UN out of the way and allowing military contractors to bring a profitable peace to lawless hinterlands." — PopMatters
Posted Apr 25, 2013
4/10 33% Bottled Up (2014) " [a] bantamweight romantic comedy" — PopMatters
Posted Apr 24, 2013
8/10 —— Oxyana " A nervy portrait of the effects of economic colonialism and over-prescription of pain meds" — PopMatters
Posted Apr 24, 2013
8/10 98% Let The Fire Burn (2013) " ...superbly cool-headed" — PopMatters
Posted Apr 24, 2013
4.5/5 89% In the House (2013) " almost perfect" — Film Racket
Posted Apr 18, 2013
3.5/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " standing as it does, nearly alone, one could certainly do worse than Hooper's brave and smart addition to the pantheon." — Film Racket
Posted Apr 14, 2013
2/5 85% The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) " Apatow's creative miscalculation here extends well beyond forgetting to give his characters much to do: He made a comedy that's just not very funny" — Film Racket
Posted Apr 14, 2013
2/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " big and splashy but tin-eared " — Film Racket
Posted Apr 14, 2013
3.5/5 94% Blancanieves (2013) " By the time the film arrives at its grand theatrical finale, you're almost prepared for Berger's last great twist. Almost." — Film Racket
Posted Apr 14, 2013
5/5 98% Repo Man (1984) " A 1984 underground touchstone [that's] a creepy visitation from a fracturing society." — Film Racket
Posted Apr 12, 2013
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