Chris Knight

Chris Knight

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Montreal Gazette , National Post
Total Reviews:
324
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 56% Coldwater (2014) " It's a grim but engaging drama and a first feature from writer/director Vincent Grashaw." — National Post
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/4 89% To Be Takei (2014) " Kroot manages a light touch with what could be a heavy history of civic activism." — National Post
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/4 37% If I Stay (2014) " Director R.J. Cutler keeps the framing simple and the pacing brisk right up to the final shot, which may catch some audience members unaware." — National Post
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/4 85% The Trip To Italy (2014) " It's a skimpy premise for a movie, but it works because the two men are just so darned funny." — National Post
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3.5/4 78% Land Ho! (2014) " What's great about Land Ho! is also what's so simple about it." — National Post
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3.5/4 85% Night Moves (2014) " Night Moves marks the most plot-heavy of Reichardt's movies to date, but the director nicely bends the needs of the story to meet her own." — National Post
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/4 54% The Zero Theorem (2014) " Gilliam's latest, with a script by first-time screenwriter Pat Rushin, may in fact be about an insane man in a differently insane reality. This makes it a difficult story to grasp, but a wild ride if you can manage to hold on." — National Post
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/4 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " What a joy it is to be present at the birth of a new franchise! Like human birth, it's messy and emotional and full of promise. And as long as there are no problems with the delivery, it's a fresh start." — National Post
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/4 61% Hercules (2014) " This Hercules need bear little resemblance to the classical one." — National Post
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/4 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Hoffman's accent sounds like no German I've ever heard, but he sticks to it and makes it work by sheer force of will." — National Post
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/4 66% Lucy (2014) " In filmmaking, it's always better to end your story early and be accused of the crime of not using your whole brain than to keep going and be found guilty of it." — National Post
Posted Jul 24, 2014
1.5/4 18% And So It Goes (2014) " For most of the film the tension revolves around whether Oren will manage to sell a house for $8-million or merely $5-million. I was on the back of my seat." — National Post
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2.5/4 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " Planes: Fire & Rescue is a diverting if uninspired sequel to an already uninspired propeller-driven Cars spinoff." — National Post
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2.5/4 41% Wish I Was Here (2014) " The plot, co-written with Braff's brother Adam, seems to have been set up to hit all the beats required of an uplifting, finding-your-way story." — National Post
Posted Jul 18, 2014
1.5/4 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " The Purge: Anarchy, a brainless followup to last year's The Purge (which was already pretty anarchic), bludgeons whatever goodwill that film might have engendered." — National Post
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/4 97% Life Itself (2014) " The best moments in Steve James' documentary, filmed over the last few months of film critic Roger Ebert's life, are those that are the most candid, the least mediated and the most real. As in the movies, so in life itself." — National Post
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " Snowpiercer features uneven performances, but gets great mileage from its set design, the sheer audacity of the premise, and the appearance of one of those movie villains who seem able to take lethal punishment without actually dying." — National Post
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/4 99% Boyhood (2014) " Forget 3D; Boyhood reaches out to touch your soul." — National Post
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4 83% Begin Again (2014) " Carney's latest isn't quite the equal of Once, but who could have twice bottled that lightning?" — National Post
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Dawn of the Planet of the Apes asks us to allocate our compassion and revulsion equally among its various species. I haven't felt this kind of simian sympathy since the golden age of Roddy McDowall." — National Post
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2/4 42% Words And Pictures (2014) " Maybe it's the words' fault, but there's something wrong with this picture." — National Post
Posted Jul 7, 2014
3/4 100% Manakamana (2014) " In the hands of Spray and Velez, the journey is far more important than the destination." — National Post
Posted Jul 7, 2014
3/4 83% Gerontophilia " A charming, only mildly subversive addition to the director's canon." — National Post
Posted Jul 7, 2014
2/4 24% Tammy (2014) " There are some good comic scenes in Tammy, mind you, but they don't build into anything larger; the movie is less than the sum of its parts." — National Post
Posted Jul 6, 2014
2.5/4 77% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) " We get a feast for the eyes and the ears, if not the mind." — National Post
Posted Jun 27, 2014
0.5/4 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Transformers: Age of Extinction, despite the hopeful ring of finality in the title, is merely another chapter in the saga, and far and away the worst one so far." — National Post
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3/4 88% Obvious Child (2014) " The Obvious Child feels fresh for a number of reasons, not least its straight-on tackling of the abortion issue." — National Post
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/4 25% I'll Follow You Down (2014) " I'll Follow You Down is the thinking person's time travel tale, a philosophical drama that poses a what-if question that carries surprising emotional heft." — National Post
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/4 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " When it's not too busy talking, Jersey Boys sings." — National Post
Posted Jun 19, 2014
1.5/4 45% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " The tone shifts as unpredictably as the soundtrack, which goes from a bang to a whisper and back again for no apparent reason." — National Post
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/4 —— Silent Retreat " The more answers that tumble out, the more banal it all seems, yet the film's strong start carries it far, and its feminist message -- women deserve to be heard -- is a powerful one." — National Post
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/4 82% The Double (2014) " The result is supremely creepy." — National Post
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/4 —— The Animal Project " The animal costumes remain the most arresting aspect of The Animal Project. There's nothing sadder than the image of a man in an owl suit who's just been turned down for his offer of a free hug." — National Post
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3.5/4 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " Not since Toy Story has an animated movie managed to feel so fresh and vibrant with its second helping." — National Post
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/4 65% Watchmen (2009) " Snyder has done a good job of staying true to the source material." — National Post
Posted Jun 10, 2014
3/4 64% WolfCop " A supremely silly, oddly enjoyable concoction from Regina writer/director Lowell Dean." — National Post
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/4 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " If you gave Groundhog Day a shot of adrenaline and a trip to the armoury, it might end up looking a little like Edge of Tomorrow." — National Post
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/4 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Director Josh Boone similarly lets the story play itself out before his camera; he shows without being showy." — National Post
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3.5/4 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " Cambodia's first-ever nominee for best foreign-language film is part-documentary, part-memoir, and impossible to forget or ignore." — National Post
Posted May 29, 2014
2/4 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " The best thing that can be said about Million Dollar Arm is that it wears its emotions honestly. But as a fan of baseball, I have to say that matchups are always more interesting when you go into that first inning unaware of who's going to win the game." — National Post
Posted May 16, 2014
4/4 86% Under the Skin (2014) " The result is a freshly minted cult masterpiece, mixing the wonder (and, yes, the occasional slowness) of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the terror of Alien." — National Post
Posted May 8, 2014
1.5/4 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) " Unfortunately, the computer-animated Legends of Oz can be charitably described as a pastiche; a better word might be mishmash." — National Post
Posted May 8, 2014
3.5/4 94% Moneyball (2011) " Writer Aaron Sorkin works best at auctioneer speeds, and some of the best scenes involve Pitt's character working the phones, calling and stalling other teams' managers, trading players like a used-car salesman." — National Post
Posted May 6, 2014
2.5/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " It all makes for a rather busy sequel (having four writers will do that to a plot), but kudos to returning (and perfectly named) director Marc Webb, who keeps the plot from getting stuck in its own gluey traps." — National Post
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2/4 44% In the Blood (2014) " Most of the dialogue consists of "Where is my husband?" And, for variety: "Tell me where my husband is!"" — National Post
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2.5/4 24% The Other Woman (2014) " The saving grace is the presence of Mann and Diaz, who long ago appeared in the same film (1996's She's the One, also about infidelity) and strike sparks in this one." — National Post
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3/4 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " On the face of it, Brick Mansions seems a pretty standard mix of guns, cars, drugs, hot guys and pretty girls -- oh, but did I mention there's a nuclear bomb?" — National Post
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/4 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Possession as seen through the eyes of a rationalist is an interesting premise for a horror movie, but the conceit soon takes a back seat to the more traditional tropes of the genre." — National Post
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 —— Hold Fast " The classic coming-of-age story lives or dies on the strength of its on-screen protagonist. Thankfully, Hold Fast features a powerful performance by 14-year-old Avery Ash." — National Post
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/4 89% Bears (2014) " The result is an upbeat and frankly gorgeous nature documentary." — National Post
Posted Apr 17, 2014
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