Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)'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
3/4 41% No Escape (2015) "The Dowdles are experts at gauging the mood of an audience, at establishing a tempo that sweeps us in and gives us little time to ponder the occasional unlikely development. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "A lot of what it's trying to do is done better in the new "Mission: Impossible" but its music and its female lead make it distinctive. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 92% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Ultimately, "End of the Tour" feels like a sensitive portrait of a good man struggling to deal with depression and fame, as well as a tender depiction of what a towering talent and decent person that awful disease snuffed out. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "It's clear that McQuarrie appreciates not only what's exciting about these movies but also what's funny. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 95% Tangerine (2015) "Bold and edgy, it suggests one interesting future direction for the movies. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) ""Mr. Holmes" skips nimbly between at least four different time frames but it's always clear exactly where we are and exactly why Holmes' memory has sent us there. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1.5/4 54% Minions (2015) "Look, there's a reason no one eats an entire dinner of cilantro or writes music that features triangle solos. They're both meant to play supporting roles and so, unfortunately, are the "Minions." " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/4 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Did you like the first one? Plan to like this one more. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "It works for adults and children and, in fact, its most receptive audience could well be parents who are trying to figure out their kids. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) ""Jurassic World" walks a fine line between reminding us of the things that were so awesome about the first "Jurassic" and imitating those things. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 94% Spy (2015) "It's a good vehicle for McCarthy, if not the great comedy I hope we'll eventually see from her. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) ""Tomorrowland" ... wants to stress the importance of the people in our midst who dream big but, instead, buries those very people under a lecture avalanche. The result is a movie about wonder that has virtually no sense of wonder of its own. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted May 21, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "I can't remember the last time I had this much fun at a movie. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted May 13, 2015
2.5/4 53% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate (2015) "Sicilian tyke Arturo grows up hearing there is no such thing as the Mafia and seeing, everywhere he looks, evidence to the contrary. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Spader is so charismatic, so purely, quietly and wittily nasty, that he provides a welcome contrast to the rote wisecracking of our heroes, who are so busy trying to one-up each others' punchlines that they are beginning to come off like "Avengers' 11." " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Playful and provocative, it's a dazzler. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/4 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "I doubt there will be a more entertaining documentary this year. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "It's not the best "Furious" but it's far from the worst. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3.5/4 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "It's a beautiful and provocative film that will stick with you long after it's over. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/4 30% Insurgent (2015) "If you've seen "Divergent," this builds on it nicely. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "It shows how good those "Taken" movies could have been if they'd been made by decent filmmakers. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/4 57% Focus (2015) "I really love what "Focus" is trying to do, which makes it an even bigger bummer that it doesn't succeed. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 79% McFarland USA (2015) "It demonstrates that there's a reason Hollywood keeps turning out these inspirational sports movies: Because they work. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "It could be tighter but it's lots of fun. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 12, 2015
1.5/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Just to get everything in, "Jupiter Ascending" frequently has to stop dead for a character to explain something to us that is both complicated and boring. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/4 82% Black Sea (2015) "Dive in. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3.5/4 72% American Sniper (2015) "It is set in this hyper-macho world and it seems to be all about killing and brutality, but you walk away from it feeling like you understand so much more about the humanity of these people. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 99% Selma (2015) "Nearly everyone who goes to "Selma" will know the rough outlines of the story, but DuVernay has made a vigorous and surprising film. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jan 8, 2015
3.5/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) "I'm a big fan of Stephen Sondheim so I suspect I'm an unusually tough audience for "Into the Woods," but I liked it a lot. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3.5/4 90% Wild (2014) "You needn't be a fan of Cheryl Strayed's memoir, "Wild," to think the movie version is terrific. And I'm the proof. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 18, 2014
1/4 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Read the book instead. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 11, 2014
2/4 82% The Homesman (2014) "In the pile-up of melodramatics that clutters his movie, it's hard to tell for sure what Jones is trying to say. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/4 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "The movie's remote tone is occasionally frustrating but it feels appropriate because, unlike a more overtly sentimental film, it leaves plenty of room for the audience to respond. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Nov 25, 2014
2.5/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Is there enough here to keep us interested? Yes, but there's a frustrating sense of time being marked in much of "Part 1" and the script often veers into no-duh territory. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Nov 19, 2014
3.5/4 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Follow up by looking into the real story, but this is a moving film about what a complicated thing a marriage is. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3/4 72% Interstellar (2014) "It's ambitious and not entirely successful but there is a lot to like about "Interstellar." " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Nov 5, 2014
3.5/4 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "It's great, wicked fun. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2.5/4 91% Dear White People (2014) "For this sort of satire to land, it needs pace and energy that the oddly whispery "Dear White People" lacks. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Oct 23, 2014
3/4 88% The Good Lie (2014) "One of the smartest choices in "The Good Lie" is to acknowledge that Witherspoon's Carrie has as much to learn from the Sudanese as they do from her. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) ""Gone Girl" is suspenseful and entertaining -- its 2-1/2-hour running time breezes by -- but what sticks out on first viewing is how perfectly Fincher has cast it. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Oct 2, 2014
75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "The animation of "The Boxtrolls" is beautifully detailed, but the story is shaky and off-putting. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Sep 25, 2014
1/4 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "This is where you should go to a different movie. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3.5/4 89% The Drop (2014) "Not just a riveting crime drama but also an excellent showcase of Tom Hardy's talent. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 80% The One I Love (2014) "Moss knows how to create a character who feels like she lives outside the boundaries of the movie, even if McDowell hasn't quite figured that out yet. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Sep 4, 2014
1/4 35% The November Man (2014) "Even if you're dying to see it, I bet you can wait until it hits video in a couple months. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2.5/4 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "It doesn't add much to the first "Sin" but cinemaphiles will like its style. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/4 36% The Giver (2014) "Fans of the book are probably the most likely audience, but they're also the ones who are most apt to be bugged about tinkering with the details of the book. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Aug 14, 2014
3.5/4 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "What Gunn does here better than any Marvel movie since the first "Iron Man" is to connect his movie with the reason fans love comic books in the first place: because they're fun. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4/4 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "Corbijn gives "A Most Wanted Man" the momentum of a thriller but Hoffman's subtle performance gives it the depth of a melancholy character portrait. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 24, 2014
1/4 6% Paranoia (2013) "A movie as generic and forgettable as Paranoia deserves a title as generic and forgettable as Paranoia. " ‐ St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted Jul 23, 2014
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