Chris Bumbray

Chris Bumbray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Chris Bumbray's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "One of the dumbest studio films to come along since the days of FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY or SUPERCROSS: THE MOVIE " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 27, 2015
7/10 97% Queen of Earth (2015) "Interesting, arty riff on early Polanski and Bergman's Persona. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 25, 2015
41% No Escape (2015) "A very solid, tense thriller. A crowd-pleasing gem. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 24, 2015
6/10 49% American Ultra (2015) "An interesting experiment that mixes dopey Cheech & Chong-style comedy with heavy doses of ultra-violence. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 21, 2015
8/10 97% Being Evel (2015) "Regardless of what you think of Knievel (if you've even heard of him) this is a fascinating doc with great anecdotes, crazy footage and energy to burn. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 17, 2015
10/10 96% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Astonishingly good. If this were a feature it would be up for multiple Oscars. Oscar Isaac is excellent. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 14, 2015
7/10 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Entertaining and admirably low-key. More like a groovy heist thriller than a super spy yarn. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 13, 2015
7/10 76% People Places Things (2015) "Low-key and charming. Jemaine Clement is excellent. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 11, 2015
7/10 61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Like an eighties movie - but in a good way. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 7, 2015
8/10 93% The Gift (2015) "A very solid directorial debut for Joel Edgerton. Jason Bateman is terrific. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/10 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "A puzzling misfire. Like a pilot for a TV show you'd never want to watch. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 5, 2015
6/10 30% The Runner (2015) "Low-rent but Cage gives one of his better recent performances. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Aug 5, 2015
8/10 92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's tough to imagine anyone who loved the original not loving this. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 29, 2015
5/10 26% Vacation (2015) "While there are a handful of good laughs, VACATION can't hold a candle to the original film and emerges as a surprisingly tone-deaf and mean-spirited comedy " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 29, 2015
8/10 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "A non-stop blast from beginning to end. At this point Tom Cruise is starting to rival Jackie Chan as the most daring action hero of our era. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 28, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "Sandler's best in awhile, but that's a pretty low bar to go by. Had a lot of potential that's wasted by the usual Happy Madison shtick. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 24, 2015
8/10 60% Southpaw (2015) "Yet another amazing performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. Should play well as late summer counter-programming. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 21, 2015
8/10 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Colorful and creative. One of the better Marvel movies. Paul Rudd is perfectly cast. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 16, 2015
8/10 85% Glass Chin (2015) "It's a truly nifty little neo-noir gem that deserves to find an audience. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 15, 2015
87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "A surprisingly touching take on the famous detective, with one of Ian McKellen's best performances. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 15, 2015
9/10 97% Amy (2015) "A harsh reminder that our idols are ultimately only people with the same vulnerabilities we all have " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/10 16% The Gallows (2015) "Very sad that this is what passes for mainstream horror these days. No production values, no scares, no point. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/10 20% Self/less (2015) "After an intriguing start SELF/LESS quickly becomes yet another BOURNE IDENTITY clone with some of the dullest action scenes on record. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 9, 2015
8/10 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Good-hearted, likable and tons of fun. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 30, 2015
5/10 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "A watered-down PG-13 updating of the franchise that surgically removes any of the franchise's edge (and heart). " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 30, 2015
6/10 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Often very funny and more consistent than the first. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 25, 2015
5/10 26% Burying the Ex (2015) "The cast is game but ultimately BURYING THE EX doesn't work as either a comedy or a horror flick. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 19, 2015
8/10 80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A very impressive star-showcase for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who gets to show real range beyond his big-screen heroics. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 17, 2015
9/10 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Deserves to be the sleeper hit of the year. A wonderful film. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 12, 2015
7/10 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Not the summer game-changer some were expecting but still a good, solid blockbuster. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 10, 2015
5/10 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Lin Shaye is great as always, but this franchise is starting to wear thin. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 5, 2015
5/10 32% Entourage (2015) "Really only worth watching if you're a hardcore fan of the show. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 2, 2015
6/10 50% San Andreas (2015) "Silly and stupid, but lots of fun. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 28, 2015
4/10 8% Survivor (2015) "A very run-of-the-mill B-grade actioner. A waste of Jovovich and Brosnan. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 25, 2015
6/10 31% Poltergeist (2015) "Doesn't hold a candle to the original, but as far as remakes go I've seen a whole lot worse. Energetic and never boring. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 22, 2015
3/10 18% Pound Of Flesh (2015) "Extremely low-rent actioner that's only for die hard JCVD fans. Even Van Damme seems bored, opting to keep his sunglasses on for almost the whole movie. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 15, 2015
10 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "An absolute action masterpiece. George Miller's made a true genre classic. As good as - maybe even better than - The Road Warrior. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 14, 2015
3/10 26% Every Secret Thing (2015) "It's a real shame Every Secret Thing didn't work out because all the ingredients are there. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 11, 2015
2/10 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Stunningly bad considering the talent involved. It's hard to believe anyone working on this actually thought they were making something funny. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 7, 2015
5/10 20% Skin Trade (2015) "Not a great showcase for Tony Jaa, but Dolph Lundgren makes Skin Trade worth watching for action fans. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 6, 2015
8/10 100% Penny Dreadful: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Maintains the momentum of season one and nicely sets the stage for a host of new baddies. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 1, 2015
8/10 54% Maggie (2015) "Arnold Schwarzenegger is remarkably good in this indie-flavored horror-drama, with the emphasis on the latter. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 29, 2015
8/10 76% Hyena (2015) "A pretty sensational and tough British crime drama. A real gem, and visually stunning to boot. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 29, 2015
6/10 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "A surprisingly effective fable. Blake Lively is excellent. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 23, 2015
7/10 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "Beautifully directed and entertaining, but the history is problematic. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 22, 2015
5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "Tragically unfunny. More of an excuse to promote the Wynn resort than a real movie. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 17, 2015
8/10 75% Alex of Venice (2015) "A terrific character piece. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Don Johnson are excellent. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 14, 2015
7/10 60% Unfriended (2015) "A clever spin on the found footage genre, and a tight little horror flick that's good for a solid scare or two. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 13, 2015
5/10 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "Better than average for a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, but still pretty two-dimensional with an utterly ridiculous ending. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 10, 2015
7/10 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "One of Kristen Stewart's best performances. " ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 7, 2015
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