Chris Knight

Chris Knight

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Chris Knight'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 39% Irrational Man (2015) "Irrational Man should hit all the right buttons for Allen fans. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/4 17% Only You (2015) "What the new film lacks in chemistry, it tries to make up for in geography. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/4 59% Southpaw (2015) "It helps that Gyllenhaal commits so fully to the part, carrying his physical and emotional scars from scene to scene as though afraid that to lose them would leave him with nothing. And Laurence can't be praised too highly for her role as his daughter. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 23, 2015
4/4 86% Inception (2010) "Inception is a complicated film, but it follows its own logic so seriously and insidiously that we are completely drawn into its point of view. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3.5/4 94% Cartel Land (2015) "Cartel Land is a brilliantly exposed snapshot of a hugely complicated situation. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3.5/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "It's also just fun to watch Schumer bouncing off her co-stars, squinting in annoyance or confusion or lust or drunkenness; she could probably tell you seven words for snow with just her eyebrows. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Mostly the film keeps to the lighter side, aided by Michael Peña in a comic-even-more-relief role, and by his criminal buddies Kurt, Dave and Gale. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "It's great to see McKellen's nuanced take on Holmes, imbuing the great man's decline with quiet pathos. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "If you've never seen 2002's Spider-Man you may be more forgiving to this one, but comparisons favour the former in almost every respect. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/4 73% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) "[What We Did on Our Holiday contains a] heartfelt central story, which features Connolly in what can only be deemed another Connolly role. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/4 21% Self/less (2015) "Maybe it's too much to expect both thoughtfulness and thrills, but I've always been self/ish that way. And with so little intelligent sci-fi out there, it's sad to see this one's intellect crammed into an action-movie body. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 9, 2015
1.5/4 54% Minions (2015) "Writer Brian Lynch and co-directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda throw everything they can against the wall, only to find that very little sticks. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/4 97% Amy (2015) "Amy presents the singer in a way that makes her death seem at once inevitable and yet heartbreakingly avoidable. Viewers may feel the desire to reach out, take this fragile woman by the shoulders and shake some sense into her. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/4 81% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Everyone cries out for a little more character development. Personal tales shouldn't be so thin. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/4 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "You don't need to know classical history or even science-fiction benchmarks to enjoy this summer blockbuster. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2.5/4 59% The Little Death (2015) "The vignettes... manage to be funnier than not. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Ted 2 feels slapdash, delivering sporadic, quirky, often hilarious bits of fun, but failing to come together as a whole. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/4 38% Max (2015) "You can't do better than Church and Graham for movie parents; the kids perform admirably; and Carlos, a Belgian Malinois (think German Shepherd but leaner), does a great job on the screen, alternating between cutesy moments and heroic poses. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2.5/4 81% The Overnight (2015) "Brice's screenplay, clever and occasionally funny and sometimes even shocking across the film's first hour, can't quite bring the picture home, with the result that some of the climactic scenes don't ring true. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Porch Stories "The film feels like it needs to relax and let itself breathe. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 89% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman (2015) "[This] trim, 83-minute documentary will convince viewers that on the track, Newman was no dilettante. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3.5/4 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Testament of Youth keeps its touch light; there's a kind of inevitability to Vera's circumstances that must have rankled her even as it made her path clear. And that path is grimly fascinating. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/4 73% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "It's an adequate introduction to the man, although the Looney Tunes score sometimes rankles. But it never really breaks any new ground in the Welles myth. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "It will certainly make you laugh, cry, seethe, recoil and freeze -- in all the best ways, of course. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/4 91% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "Let's try to define its deep, dark humour by saying that if Monty Python had been founded by dour Swedes, then the troupe's Meaning of Life might have resembled A Pigeon. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "The result is still a gripping documentary, but frustrating in that it seems to have gone for eight of the whole nine yards. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "I hadn't seen anything this amazing since the flying monkey invasion of '39. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Some Kind of Love (2015) "As Some Kind of Love progresses, it wanders down unexpected, sometimes unexplained corridors. The results may occasionally exasperate, but they are also deeply moving. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 8, 2015
3/4 62% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "What [Giger] left behind continues to astonish and frighten in equal measure. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/4 86% Patch Town (2015) "It's hard not to find something to love in a film that mixes elements of Toy Story, Bad Santa, Russian folklore, Cabbage Patch Kids and Les Miserables. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3.5/4 61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "Driver, whose roles have tended toward the comedic, is a revelation here, consistently underplaying his role as beleaguered husband and father, while the movie slowly pulls him (and us) toward its shocking conclusion. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 5, 2015
1.5/4 14% Aloft (2015) "Given its leitmotif of falcons in flight, one might expect a more soaring entrance, but the film's obtuse plotting grounds any such description. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 95% Spy (2015) "It's consistently funny stuff. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/4 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Chapter 3 will no doubt resonate with Insidious fans who have been wanting to know how it all began. For myself, when it comes to prologues, I'm still holding out for the backstory on Jaws and the long-rumoured Keyser Söze: The Early Years. " ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 4, 2015
1.5/4 No Score Yet Berkshire County (2015) "There's nothing really new in Berkshire County; it's as if the filmmakers went to a historic market for their script ideas. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 28, 2015
1/4 8% Survivor (2015) "Survivor feels like a spy flick made by an intelligence that has no idea how life on Earth actually works. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 28, 2015
3/4 50% San Andreas (2015) "There are several requirements that must be met by any disaster movie not wanting to qualify as a disaster itself. San Andreas ticks off all the boxes; this doesn't make it a great film, but it does qualify as a fine disaster flick. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 28, 2015
1/4 19% Aloha (2015) "The head-scratcher of a plot makes even the best performances hard to appreciate. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/4 90% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "Director Eran Riklis does what he can to dial down the didacticism, but the screenplay's sometimes simplistic message of why-can't-we-all-live-together tends to undermine him. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 96% Iris (2015) "It's a fitting almost-finale [for Maysles], looking at a life lived to the fullest and still going strong. Apfel is 93. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Fury Road is a two-hour car chase, but strapped to the hood (much like Max himself in the early scenes) is a simple, satisfying story. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 93% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "Going Clear is hardly the first takedown of Scientology... But Gibney goes further in prying open the corner of the human psyche that wants to believe and belong, regardless of the cost. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 98% Phoenix (2015) "The mistaken-identity trope has been used to comedic, dramatic and even horrific effect, but perhaps never in the deep noir tones of Phoenix, the latest from German writer/director Christian Petzold. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 7, 2015
1.5/4 53% Maggie (2015) "It's been more than 10 years now since Danny Boyle gave the world fast zombies in the horror-thriller 28 Days Later. Now it falls to director Henry Hobson to slow them back down again. And I do mean slow. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 7, 2015
1/4 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "A truly tasteless comedy featuring the otherwise talented Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. " ‐ National Post
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 36% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) "This documentary, narrated by Summers through passages from his 2006 memoir One Train Later, provides a unique exploration of the trio's history. " ‐ National Post
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/4 48% Ride (2015) "Hunt has a long history in comedy, but Ride reveals that she can direct it as well as perform it. " ‐ National Post
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2.5/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The basic gist is easy enough to follow, even if most of the battle scenes, shot in a barrage of quick cuts and extreme close-ups, feel like watching a rugby match from inside the ball. " ‐ National Post
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Songs She Wrote About People She Knows "Full disclosure: I first saw this film when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last autumn, and didn't think much of it. I can't explain why it's grown on me since then. " ‐ National Post
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Stay Awhile "First-time director Jessica Edwards should be commended for rescuing from relative obscurity an important piece of Canadian musical history. " ‐ National Post
Posted Apr 23, 2015
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