Chris Bumbray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
DVD Clinic , JoBlo's Movie Emporium , rec.arts.movies.reviews
Total Reviews:
766
Total QuickRatings:
2

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/10 0% The Forger " Good performances can't save a bland, instantly forgettable film. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 18, 2014
9/10 100% '71 " A perfect historical thriller. Jack O'Connell is a future mega star." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/10 56% The Last 5 Years (2015) " Let's be nice and call this an acquired taste. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 18, 2014
8/10 71% Time Out Of Mind " Demands a lot of the viewer, but it's one of the most sobering American films ever made about homelessness. Richard Gere is incredible. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 18, 2014
6/10 56% Men, Women & Children (2014) " Flawed but timely." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 16, 2014
8/10 76% The Riot Club (Posh) " Could be called THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: THE OXFORD YEARS." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 16, 2014
8/10 100% Top Five " Could go toe-to-toe with the very best of Rock's standup. The movie he's been working towards his entire career." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 15, 2014
89% Big Game " A total blast with the potential to become a favorite of pre-teen boys the world over. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 14, 2014
8/10 —— La French " A very compelling true crime tale. Like the flipside of THE FRENCH CONNECTION. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 14, 2014
5/10 45% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " Too many goofy lapses into broad comedy ruin an already too-familiar tale. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 14, 2014
—— Before We Go " Too evocative of other, much better movies like the BEFORE series or LOST IN TRANSLATION. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 14, 2014
8/10 93% While We're Young " A strong mainstream effort by director Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller hasn't been this funny in years. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 12, 2014
6/10 67% The Good Lie (2014) " So well-intentioned that it's hard to entirely dislike. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 12, 2014
8/10 82% Wild (2014) " Warm and uplifting, but with an edge. Reese Witherspoon has never been better." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 11, 2014
5/10 57% Good Kill " Considering the premise, this could and SHOULD have been great." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 11, 2014
8/10 70% Love & Mercy " Catnip for fans of The Beach Boys. Three great performances by Paul Dano, John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 11, 2014
1/10 —— Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014) " Like a bad episode of 21 Jump Street." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 11, 2014
9/10 89% 99 Homes " Grabs you from the first frame and doesn't let go until the credits roll. Shanoon and Garfield are electric. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 10, 2014
7/10 —— Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014) " While not a true Escobar biopic, it's still a solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 10, 2014
8/10 78% The Theory of Everything (2014) " A sweet film. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are remarkable. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 10, 2014
8/10 —— Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films " An incredibly entertaining, affectionate look at Cannon Films. Very rewarding for anyone who grew up watching the Chuck Norris-fueled studio output." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 9, 2014
7/10 33% Black and White " Flawed but engaging, with an excellent performance by Kevin Costner. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 9, 2014
9/10 85% The Imitation Game (2014) " Utterly absorbing true-life spy thriller. Cumberbatch is wonderful. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/10 —— The Reach " A decent premise is ruined by poor execution and a ridiculous ending. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 9, 2014
9/10 88% Foxcatcher (2014) " Career best performances by Steve Carell and Channing Tatum. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 8, 2014
6/10 88% Pawn Sacrifice " While not as compelling as BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD, still a very worthwhile film. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 8, 2014
9/10 68% The Equalizer (2014) " One of the best american actions films in years. Rock-solid action with a heart. Washington is cast to perfection." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 7, 2014
8/20 40% Tusk (2014) " Batsh*t crazy, but in the best way possible. An exciting new chapter for Smith, who seems reinvigorated and at the top of his game. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 7, 2014
7/10 88% The Drop (2014) " A little slow-going but overall a solid character-driven underworld tale. Tom Hardy is terrific. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 6, 2014
10/10 82% Nightcrawler (2014) " A full-on masterpiece. Darkly funny, frightening, and action-packed. An intriguing neo-noir take on a world most of us are happily oblivious to. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 6, 2014
8/10 64% St. Vincent (2014) " Bill Murray is award-worthy in a tailor-made part. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 5, 2014
7/10 29% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) " A pleasant adventure-comedy with a winning performance from Simon Pegg." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 5, 2014
8/10 100% It Follows " Truly unsettling. One of the best horror movies to come along in a while. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 5, 2014
6/10 50% Maps to the Stars (2014) " Better than COSMOPOLIS but goes off the rails in the second half. Has some brilliant moments. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 4, 2014
7/10 50% The Judge (2014) " Formulaic and too long, but still very entertaining. Tailor-made for Downey Jr. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/10 11% The Longest Week (2014) " Good performances can't save a very derivative film." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 2, 2014
10 97% Ghostbusters (1984) " If you've never experienced GHOSTBUSTERS on the big screen, you really need to go see this. If not I'm afraid you'll have to turn in your geek card. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 29, 2014
8/10 62% Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014) " A nifty little sleeper in the vein of DONNIE DARKO. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 29, 2014
5/10 37% If I Stay (2014) " A pretty run of the mill teen melodrama. Suffers in comparison to THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/10 35% The November Man (2014) " Brosnan is still a dynamic hero, but he can't save this low-rent spy thriller." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 18, 2014
5/10 35% The Giver (2014) " Despite the short running time, The Giver feels dull, with a bland hero that's tough to invest in. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 14, 2014
5/10 20% Let's Be Cops (2014) " Johnson and Wayans have great chemistry but they deserve a better vehicle for their talents. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 12, 2014
9/10 87% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Along with TRUE DETECTIVE and FARGO, yet another amazing show that raises the bar. Within the first five minutes it's clear we're watching something great. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 8, 2014
8/10 83% Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014) " A bloody blast from beginning to end. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/10 20% Into The Storm (2014) " Feels pretty low-rent despite the amazing CGI." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 7, 2014
5/10 19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Pretty much the same movie as the first TRANSFORMERS. Lots of Bay-hem, TONS of product placement, and very little soul. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 7, 2014
8/10 56% Space Station 76 (2014) " Blake's 7 meets Wet Hot American Summer, but with more Valium. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 6, 2014
6/10 64% WolfCop " Half man/half wolf: all cop. It's pretty tough to dislike a movie where Gowan's Moonlight Desires is used in the human/wolf love scene. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 4, 2014
5/10 78% Get On Up (2014) " Entertaining but Brown's life is glossed over to the point that he's barely more three dimensional than he was in the old Eddie Murphy SNL sketches. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 1, 2014
4/10 —— Among the Living (Aux yeux des vivants) " Fairly routine slasher fare. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 31, 2014
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