Chris Klimek

Chris Klimek

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
The Dissolve , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
44

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 44 of 44
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 50% The Homestretch " 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 90% 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 29% 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
18% 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 21% 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 91% CODE BLACK (2014) " A compelling case that the public health system is broken." — The Dissolve
Posted Jun 19, 2014
.5/5 42% 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 76% 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 the Uprising (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 52% 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
3.0/5 52% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014) " It's more like an unusually lavish DVD extra that might accompany a film of one of the stage performances." — The Dissolve
Posted May 1, 2014
52% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) " Decoding Annie Parker is a better living-with-disease drama than medical mystery." — Village Voice
Posted May 1, 2014
26% Brick Mansions (2014) " Almost no one in this film is allowed to play to their strengths." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3.0/5 84% Last Passenger (2014) " Like so many late-night journeys, Last Passenger starts out full of promise, but only stops at places we've already been." — The Dissolve
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3.5/5 83% Kid Cannabis (2014) " Brown's performance as Norman goes deep enough to penetrate his protective bluster: There's more Max Fischer in him than Tony Montana. He's the reason this convincing pro-legalization editorial is also a memorable coming-of-age story. " — The Dissolve
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/5 69% No God, No Master (2014) " [No God, No Master is] ambitious in a way that more expensive films are rarely allowed to be anymore, illuminating a fascinating, underexplored era of American history [...]" — The Dissolve
Posted Apr 9, 2014
1.5/5 11% Jinn (2014) " A deeply dopey, distinctly not-terrifying, unintentionally hilarious supernatural thriller." — The Dissolve
Posted Apr 7, 2014
19% Sabotage (2014) " This is the disreputable, even disgusting diversion the Expendables pictures should've been." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2.0/5 7% Maladies (2014) " Maladies briefly impersonates a queasy comedy about the hilarity of mental illness [...] then morphs into [a] sketchpad full of storytelling devices Carter wanted to try, regardless of whether they're suited to the story he's telling. " — The Dissolve
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3.0/5 77% Exposed (2014) " The film is sharply photographed and edited [...] but might've felt more immersive if [Beth] B had found a way to lend it some narrative horsepower." — The Dissolve
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2.5 0% War of the Worlds: Goliath (2014) " Cleverly, the animators rattle the frame on the tripods' exteriors to suggest the machines' Earth-shaking mass. That's pretty much the inventory of the film's "plus" column." — The Dissolve
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3.5/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Anchorman 2-2 extracts, objectively, 20 percent more of a viewer's lifespan than its fleeter ancestor did, and certainly it does not feel, subjectively, like 20 percent richer an experience." — The Dissolve
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3.5/5 19% HairBrained (2014) " HairBrained[...] manages to play like a winning amalgam of Real Genius and Rushmore, even though it shouldn't work at all." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 25, 2014
3.5/5 53% Easy Money: Hard to Kill (2014) " The picture isn't radically inventive; [but] it's taut and vivid. The grimy window it opens onto a desperate, dangerous lifestyle makes viewers feel like accomplices." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2.5/5 33% Mars At Sunrise (2014) " [Jessica] Habie's fractured narrative style-particularly her arbitrary shifts from Khaled's perspective to Eyal's to (apparently) third-person reality-stymies the accumulation of any dramatic momentum from scene to scene" — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 13, 2014
—— Down And Dangerous (2014) " 85 minutes' worth of cheap thrills. In a 95-minute picture, that ain't bad." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 11, 2014
1.5/5 5% The Outsider (2014) " Sadly, [a certain] baseline competence elevates The Outsider, just barely, into the realm of perfect forgetability. " — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 7, 2014
83% Aatsinki: The Story Of Arctic Cowboys (2014) " While some of the workers' chitchat is translated via subtitles, long passages of it are not. Oreck's imagery of the forbidding Arctic landscape through its seasonal transformations (the movie covers roughly a year) is eloquent enough." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2014
56% Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2014) " Alas, all [the] film can do to make its case for Sosa's significance is trot out subjects who compare her to Joan Baez, Ella Fitzgerald, and, most puzzlingly, "Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney in one," without elaboration." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2014
—— Unacceptable Levels (2013) " Novice filmmaker Ed Brown's home-movie-as-op-ed Unacceptable Levels wants to scare the biosolids out of you, and it can, but that doesn't mean it's a success." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 24, 2013
45% And While We Were Here (2013) " It's a bummer that the movie settles for such an oft-mined vein of bummed-outedness-for a few minutes, Coiro really had me going." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 10, 2013
67% Herb & Dorothy 50x50 (2013) " It's an absorbing document of an extraordinary act of generosity." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 10, 2013
73% Simon Killer (2013) " If Simon Killer's tragic drift is predictable, the seedy particulars still engross." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 3, 2013
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