Chris Knight

Chris Knight

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Montreal Gazette , National Post
Total Reviews:
341
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 93% The Guest (2014) " Even when the pieces of this puzzle don't quite mesh, the result is consistently surprising. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/4 58% Rudderless (2014) " William H. Macy has never directed a movie before, but the Oscar-nominated actor has clearly been paying attention over the years. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2.5/4 77% The Book of Life (2014) " If you're looking for something with a little more international flavour, it wouldn't kill you to add this to the list. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2.5/4 79% Fury (2014) " Fury paints a grimly satisfying portrait of the war. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/4 69% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared " The 100-Year-Old Man is like the box of chocolates you've had and enjoyed once before. You do know exactly what you're going to get, but that doesn't make it any less tasty. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/4 75% Kill the Messenger (2014) " This is a complicated tale, not easy to bring to the screen in under two hours, but director Michael Cuesta manages the task nicely. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 10, 2014
1.5/4 64% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) " This film might be overselling itself. Sure, it's bad, but it's also pretty forgettable. You're likely to have just a mildly unpleasant day if you happen to see it. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/4 23% Dracula Untold (2014) " Honestly, there are plot holes in this movie you could drive a stake through. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/4 58% My Old Lady (2014) " While the blocking and pacing sometimes betray its theatrical origins, it's still an enjoyable romp. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3.5/4 91% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " If The Cabin in the Woods were a meal, it would consist of 90 minutes of studying a well-written menu, and then ordering the cream pie, which arrives in your face. Sweet, sweet release. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 6, 2014
3/4 28% Men, Women & Children (2014) " Given the breadth of the story, and Reitman's wise choice not to try to connect everybody in Crash-like fashion, some sections of Men, Women & Children work better than others. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/4 2% Left Behind (2014) " Longtime stuntman-turned-director Vic Armstrong manages the pacing well enough, although writers Paul Lalonde and John Patus leave plot holes big enough to handle a jumbo jet. " ‐ National Post
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3.5/4 74% The Boxtrolls (2014) " The film is stunning to look at, with tiny details as far as the eye can see, which in 3D is quite a distance. " ‐ National Post
Posted Sep 25, 2014
1/4 36% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) " The only thing I found in this self-satisfied travelogue was nausea; as if I'd just eaten an entire barrel of fortune cookies, with the fortunes still inside them. " ‐ National Post
Posted Sep 25, 2014
2.5/4 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " The inevitable sequel may sort out some of this mess. In the meantime, filmmakers beware: When your story is called The Maze Runner, it's got to be pretty hard not to write yourself into a corner. " ‐ National Post
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 88% The Drop (2014) " Suffice to say that it's packed with tiny, telling details, some of which are relevant but all of which add dimension to the tale. " ‐ National Post
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/4 47% The Judge (2014) " It's a regular crowd-pleaser, with a pair of A-list Roberts -- Downey Jr. and Duvall -- bringing their A game to the story of a smalltown judge accused of murder. " ‐ National Post
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 58% 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 90% 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 36% 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 86% 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 80% 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 53% 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 91% 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 60% 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 46% 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 82% 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 86% 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 79% 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 47% 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 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet 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
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