Chris Knight

Chris Knight

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Montreal Gazette , National Post
Total Reviews:
316
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 316
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 77% Noah (2014) " There are some sublime moments in the movie." — National Post
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/4 —— Down River " The script teeters on the edge of sentimentality, and the ending is a little pat, but for the most part Down River wears its emotions honestly on its sleeve." — National Post
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 41% Divergent (2014) " Screenwriters Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor have done a good job of translating the story to the screen, and fans of the novel will find little that hasn't been crammed into the film's two hours and 20 minutes." — National Post
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 —— Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano (2014) " Elton John's long-running show at Caesar's Palace ends on April 26, so unless you're headed to Las Vegas, your next best bet is to catch the filmed version." — National Post
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Not to spoil the ending, but about 60 minutes into the combined four-hour journey a little corner of my mind idly concocted a particularly stupid, unsatisfying conclusion to Joe's confessional. And darned if von Trier didn't deliver." — National Post
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2.5/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " The new Muppet movie isn't really that bad. But it is a letdown after the sweet, heartfelt return of the franchise that was 2011's The Muppets." — National Post
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/4 23% Need For Speed (2014) " What exactly is wrong with this film from stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh? Stock characters? They're driving stock cars, for Pete's sake! Whaddayawant?" — National Post
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/4 74% Enemy (2014) " Gyllenhaal does an excellent job creating two very different personas for the story. But this means that when the cards are down, all Enemy has in its hand is a single pair." — National Post
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3.5/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " it's Fiennes, under a fairly standard but still formidable stache -- somewhere between a Geraldo and a Selleck -- who is the film's emotional core. " — National Post
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/4 78% Veronica Mars (2014) " The plot, as skinny as a latte and just as filling, won't win any new converts to the defunct series." — National Post
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2.5/4 88% Alan Partridge (2014) " The result is funny, but it feels almost too easy. It's not that everyone involved is doing this in his sleep, but you get the feeling that they could if they had to." — National Post
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2.5/4 100% Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (2014) " It would be nicer to hear more about the business side of things, but the passion shown by the participants is infectious." — National Post
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/4 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " The 92-minute film keeps up a frantic pace that should provide equal amusement for both kids and parents -- though perhaps not dogs, who may feel a bit self-conscious." — National Post
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/4 —— Lost Heroes " A fascinating wave-the-flag documentary from writer/director Will Pascoe, Lost Heroes traces the largely forgotten history and uncertain future of Canadian comic-book superheroes." — National Post
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/4 —— Solo (2014) " A first feature from Toronto writer/director Isaac Cravit, Solo flies high on its cinematography, music, acting and atmosphere. That leaves the story, which is a little thin but still solid." — National Post
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2.5/4 47% Stalingrad (2014) " There isn't enough humanity under the grime and bullets to fully sustain our interest." — National Post
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Non-Stop is the kind of forgettable action movie that February was made for, but it works because it doesn't aspire to be more than it is." — National Post
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/4 100% 7 Boxes (2014) " The Paraguayan action movie 7 Boxes has something for everybody: Corrupt and inept police, halfwit criminals, the most polite and helpful carjackers in this hemisphere, and the best wheelbarrow chase scenes in recent memory." — National Post
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3.5/4 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " The resulting film is a geek's dream and a great documentary crossover, touching on art, history, technology, science, optics and even construction techniques as Jenison labours over his replica of Vermeer's studio." — National Post
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/4 99% Gloria (2014) " The overall effect is to slowly create a wonderfully three-dimensional character, lovingly shaded and detailed." — National Post
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3.5/4 89% The Wind Rises (2014) " The result is a timelessness and warmth that computer graphics have learned to mimic; the difference being that Miyazaki has never strayed from the traditional in the first place." — National Post
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/4 29% Pompeii (2014) " It is supremely silly, chucking spears and fireballs through the third-dimensional fourth wall. But it owns its silliness, meaning that if you take it at its own speed, you'll stand a good chance of enjoying yourself." — National Post
Posted Feb 20, 2014
1.5/4 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " While Farrell does his best with the wonky storyline, it's all he can do not to laugh out loud at some of its preposterous turns. Audiences need not feel so constrained." — National Post
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3/4 82% Pussy Riot- - A Punk Prayer (2013) " A Punk Prayer provides a useful bit of backstory, including the liberal, post-Soviet upbringing of jailed Rioters Nadia, Masha and Katia." — National Post
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3/4 49% RoboCop (2014) " A 21st-century reimagining of the human-machine interface that is sometimes much smarter and often just as stupid as the bombastic 1987 original. But it manages the balance well enough to be consistently entertaining. It's the illusion of cinematic genius." — National Post
Posted Feb 12, 2014
1.5/4 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Sure, there are funny moments, even though they have the same staccato pacing as a fight between a woodpecker and a jackhammer." — National Post
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/4 80% Whitewash (2014) " The thin plot gains what traction it has from Church's performance. He excels in the role of a man gradually losing his grip on reality in the frozen north. " — National Post
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2.5/4 77% After the Dark (2014) " Mildly thought-provoking." — National Post
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/4 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " It's a powerful story about an underclass that might otherwise be all but invisible." — National Post
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/4 100% The Square (2013) " The film succeeds in its quieter moments." — National Post
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3.5/4 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " Big Bad Wolves provides no easy answers to its raft of disturbing moral questions." — National Post
Posted Jan 16, 2014
1/4 11% The Nut Job (2014) " Even at 83 minutes, The Nut Job feels as long as a winter solstice night." — National Post
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3.5/4 94% The King's Speech (2010) " Surprisingly funny." — National Post
Posted Jan 14, 2014
4/4 98% The Artist (2011) " The Artist doesn't talk, but it sings." — National Post
Posted Jan 13, 2014
4/4 96% Argo (2012) " The film hits most of its comic notes on the backs of two Hollywood old-timers played by Alan Arkin and John Goodman, who clearly relish the opportunity to lampoon people they work with every day." — National Post
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2.5/4 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Lone Survivor is an exciting war tale wrapped inside a Navy SEAL recruitment commercial. That doesn't make the central story any less powerful on its own, but it mutes the impact it might otherwise have had." — National Post
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3.5/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) " Director John Wells films things in a plain, unshowy style, graciously ceding the spotlight to Letts' fine words and the crackling delivery by the cast." — National Post
Posted Jan 9, 2014
3/4 98% Mud (2013) " Nichols gives the story a languorous pace, but the beautiful scenery and naturalistic characters make this a film best enjoyed slowly." — National Post
Posted Jan 1, 2014
4/4 89% Rush (2013) " It's a duel of dualism, with audiences leaning into the corners to decide whether to ally themselves with Hunt's hedonism or Lauda's hard-headedness. Howard's triumph is that the choice is never an easy one." — National Post
Posted Dec 31, 2013
4/4 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " One of the many amazing things about this personal documentary by Toronto actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley is how horribly wrong it could have gone -- but didn't." — National Post
Posted Dec 31, 2013
2.5/4 76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " It becomes unclear who has too many balls in the air -- the character of Belfort, or the film's director. Either way, there's a crash waiting to happen." — National Post
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 29% Grudge Match (2013) " I'd shave a round or two off Grudge Match, but its heart and its fists are in the right place." — National Post
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3/4 79% Quartet (2013) " There's a joy in watching seasoned performers play off one another, provided you don't get confused (as my seatmate did at the screening) and think this is Harry Potter and the Teachers' Lounge." — National Post
Posted Dec 22, 2013
2/4 24% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " If you're a fan of the 1999 BBC documentary series Walking with Dinosaurs and are hoping for more of the same, get ready for an Apatosaurus-sized level of disappointment from Walking with Dinosaurs 3D." — National Post
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/4 94% Her (2013) " Forster said: "Only connect!" Up for debate is whether we must only disconnect first." — National Post
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/4 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " It's still a fun second act, and all the more so for the wait." — National Post
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3/4 83% Side Effects (2013) " Side Effects looks like it's going to be an expose of America's prescription-drug addiction issues, before it swerves nicely into thriller territory, and a seemingly minor character becomes the protagonist." — National Post
Posted Dec 16, 2013
3/4 78% AndrĂ© Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013) " If you've long yearned to know more about the guy in My Dinner with Andre (or Demolition Man if you prefer), here's your chance." — National Post
Posted Dec 13, 2013
2.5/4 100% Kovasikajuttu (The Punk Syndrome) " Fun, light-hearted and proof that disability is no barrier to musical success, but it could have benefited from a little more background on the band members." — National Post
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3/4 96% The Crash Reel (2013) " Even as one participant notes cynically that the crowds come for the crashes, it's apparent that this is not the purpose of the footage in the film. The larger story is too tragic for that." — National Post
Posted Dec 13, 2013
2/4 40% Friend 2: The Legacy (2013) " Overlong and stuffed with melodrama" — National Post
Posted Dec 13, 2013
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