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Chris Klimek

Chris Klimek

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Chris Klimek's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): NPR, The Dissolve, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Creed (2015) "Whether the credit goes to the director or the actor or both, this is the performance of Stallone's career, one in which that age-defying orange body stays covered up but his sadness is in full view. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 25, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) "A gorgeous and dreamlike but ultimately frustrating Bond film. I blame Mendes. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 5, 2015
93% The Martian (2015) "Even adjusting for flattery, it's an easy film to love - one so suspenseful and funny and just richly, consistently good you might get mad at it falling a few astronomical units short of great. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 1, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "What substance it has could be dissolved in a shot glass. But so what? " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 13, 2015
10% Fantastic Four (2015) "Even a cast of our very finest 28-to-32-year-olds who can sort of pass as adolescents ... can't save this dreary, overfamiliar origin story. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 6, 2015
92% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "The most reliable blockbuster series going: Five films, some weirder than others, but not a stinker in the bunch. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 31, 2015
59% Southpaw (2015) "Every plot turn is as telegraphed as a tomato can's jab. I didn't care: Enough of it felt earned to me that Southpaw wins on points. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/5 19% 7 Minutes (2015) "It's handsomely shot and reasonably well-acted, and it'll likely get Martin better gigs as a director, if not a screenwriter. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 24, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "I enjoyed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to exactly the same degree I enjoyed Jurassic World. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/5 0% Dawn Patrol (2015) "Dawn Patrol feels distended and awkwardly paced despite a lean, 87-minute runtime. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 3, 2015
50% San Andreas (2015) "Helo-flown and hella-dumb, the movie delivers what its ads promise and not a particle more: Semi-convincing digital erasure of infrastructure. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 87% (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015) "(Dis)honesty builds a calm yet compelling case that lying is a manageable but incurable symptom of the human condition. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 20, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "A kinetic, hallucinatory, boldly feminist chase flick that, with its vibrant color palette, harrowing stunt work and show-don't-tell style of yarn-spinning, leaves every Marvel movie and every Fast & Furious in its irradiated dust. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 60% Run All Night (2015) "Refreshingly, the film resists the Old Ways Are Best subtext so common to the recent crop of geriatric shoot-'em-ups, even as it leans into clich├ęs of much older crime pictures. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 12, 2015
31% Chappie (2015) "Chappie, the robot, gets smart. Chappie, the movie, stays very, very dumb. " ‐ NPR
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2.5/5 85% Kung Fu Elliot (2015) "Their choice to withhold the findings of basic due-diligence investigations until the end of their 88-minute feature gives their initially diverting picture a bitter finish. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Mar 2, 2015
2.5/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "After half an hour, these magnificent images, each one absolutely worth airbrushing on the side of your creepy van, inspire only droopy eyelids. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/5 6% Outcast (2015) " A few impalings and one deposit in the Nicolas Kim Coppola (Raising) Arizona Savings Bank Of Immortal Monologues aren't enough to help this thing shake its case of the Mondays. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1.5/5 13% Supremacy (2015) "Supremacy is a well-acted, abysmally written, deeply unpleasant exercise that pays no dividends of insight for the chore of enduring its endless racial epithets. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/5 24% We'll Never Have Paris (2015) "We'll Never Have Paris, a nimble and tangy comedy, sails through most of its fleet runtime without a hitch, only to lose its nerve, slightly, in its final moments. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 21, 2015
2/5 44% Poker Night (2014) "The majority of it runs at the speed of the last five minutes of a Christopher Nolan film, when entire story beats are compressed into a shot or a line. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Dec 10, 2014
1/5 0% Reach Me (2014) "Herzfeld appears to have a worldview more formed by [bad] movies and TV shows than by any experience of day-to-day life as a human being on Earth. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 19, 2014
2/5 25% Wolves (2014) "Hayter burns through [his] shocking reveal early, giving his seldom funny, never scary fresh-faced horror-Western a listless quality, even at its slender runtime. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Nov 12, 2014
71% Interstellar (2014) "Nolan, a director often accused of coldness, finally got all mushy when he went to outer space. I can't solve that equation, but I've enjoyed trying to scratch it out. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 6, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "Fury is a big step up in sophistication. Where it elevates itself from being merely a believably grimy, well-acted war drama is in its long and surprising middle act. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 17, 2014
59% I Am Ali (2014) "I Am Ali's contributions to the mountain of extant Ali scholarship are slight, but the privilege of eavesdropping on a man who inspired so many while he asks his little girl Maryum if she's yet determined her purpose on Earth is not. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 9, 2014
1.5/5 8% Drive Hard (2014) "This movie is so colorless, odorless, and (especially) tasteless, so devoid of mass or substance, that it's easy to forget even while it's still playing. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 1, 2014
61% The Equalizer (2014) "It scrapes together two gripping, closely observed acts before lobotomizing itself for an over-the-top final third that tips the needle from "Pleasure" to "Pleasure, Guilty, Shame on You!" " ‐ NPR
Posted Sep 26, 2014
2.5/5 37% Believe Me (2014) "Believe Me is a textbook lesson in how glossy cinematography and an appealing cast can compensate for an undercooked script. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Sep 24, 2014
4/5 67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) "It's so high on the thrill of discovery that it might even win over people who can't stand the guy. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Sep 16, 2014
2.5/5 63% The Homestretch (2014) "Kasey, Anthony, and Roque are in focus, but the landscape De Mare and Kelly seek to survey never resolves into a clear picture. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Sep 10, 2014
35% The November Man (2014) "It's a serviceable, pleasingly CGI-unenhanced run-and-gun flick I will find on Encore Action after midnight a year-and-a-half from now and watch for 17 minutes before remembering I've already seen it. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3.0/5.0 91% To Be Takei (2014) "But Takei's experience as an underrepresented minority in Hollywood trying to conceal his identity as an even more underrepresented one gives To Be Takei its richest topic. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Aug 20, 2014
33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "The third installment in Sylvester Stallone's jobs program for expired action heroes is easily the best of the bunch, which is not to say it's any good. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 15, 2014
1/5 25% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) "[Kaare Andrews and Jake Wade Wall]'s attempt isn't scary enough for homage or funny enough for satire. They muster just enough baseline, journeyman competence to be boring. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 29, 2014
66% Lucy (2014) "Lucy is a welcome reminder of just how much Besson's wry sensibility as a filmmaker adds to movies like this. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1.5/5 17% Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014) "...a grisly, humorless, tension-free, badly shot slog of a sorta-sequel. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 23, 2014
17% Sex Tape (2014) "Sex Tape is warmer and more amusing than its ads would lead one to believe. In fact, it's almost good enough, leaning a little too hard on the innate likability of stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3.5/5 100% A Brony Tale (2014) "This is an accessible, briskly paced documentary about a phenomenon that warrants exactly the level of investigation Hodges has given it here. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/5 20% Affluenza (2014) "Nothing is revealing or surprising in this horse-beating tale of spiritual poverty among the extremely wealthy. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 8, 2014
4/5 92% CODE BLACK (2014) "A compelling case that the public health system is broken. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 19, 2014
.5/5 45% The Human Race (2014) "The Human Race, a dreary, smeary, low-low-budget but even lower-inspiration horror flick, is likely to leave viewers rueing the craven, disappointing species into which they were born. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 11, 2014
3/5 30% I Am I (2014) "Jocelyn Towne's pleasing, minor-key amnesia drama I Am I takes its premise to a troubling extreme. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 11, 2014
27% Burning Blue (2014) "Honorable in intent but risible in execution ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3.5/5 75% Lucky Them (2014) "Here's a 41-year-old woman in a layered, complex role, in a film that's at least as interested in her evolution as it is in that of the male characters surrounding her " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 29, 2014
4.0/5 50% Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2014) "[Kohlhaas'] refusal to place himself above the law, even after he learns its ineffectuality firsthand, is what gives the tale its tragic, fable-like resonance. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 29, 2014
2.5/5 27% The Love Punch (2014) "[...] Thompson and Brosnan really are fine romantic foils. They deserve a better movie to trade barbs in. They deserve better barbs to trade. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 20, 2014
3.0/5 41% A Night In Old Mexico (2014) "A Night In Old Mexico would be stronger if it acknowledged a bit more how tall a tale it's telling. But it's good to see Duvall demonstrate so forcibly that he has no intention of going gently into that good night. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5/5 54% Trust Me (2014) "[...] a smart, sardonic, unpredictable morality play that gets the little things right. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 12, 2014
4/5 90% Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (2014) "Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band might be too bitter to sit through, if it wasn't enlivened by a soundtrack of songs composed and performed by Foulkes himself. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 6, 2014
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