Chris Vognar

Chris Vognar

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Dallas Morning News
Critics' Group:
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
854
Total QuickRatings:
3

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 854
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B+ 73% Prometheus (2012) " If you have fond, 33-year-old memories of averting your young eyes from a propulsive parasite critter, Prometheus might just be your kind of return trip." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 7, 2012
D 29% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012) " Woodstock, and hippie grandmas everywhere, demand better." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 7, 2012
A 97% La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) (2012) " It's among the most understated anti-war films ever made, effortlessly humanistic but far too subtle to indulge in preaching." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 7, 2012
B- 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) " A riot of splashy colors, silly 3-D gimmicks, big, broad kid-friendly gags - and those professionally pesky penguins." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 7, 2012
C 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " The only one who comes out of this odd pairing unscathed is Walt Disney, looking smarter than ever for boiling the tale down to its mythical essence way back in 1937." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 31, 2012
B+ 21% My Way (2012) " Given its aggressiveness in all cinematic matters, My Way manages to color in the personal stakes with enough clarity to keep you caring about the players set loose on its massive canvas." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 17, 2012
B 57% The Dictator (2012) " If nothing here offends you, take a bow on behalf of your stout constitution. If nothing here makes you laugh, you might need to loosen up a tad." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 12, 2012
B+ 90% Bernie (2012) " Watching Bernie is a little like sitting on a shady front porch and gossiping with the town tattlers." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 3, 2012
B+ 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Whedon knows how to be self-aware without getting overly cute about it. He has fun highlighting each character's neurosis and knows which personalities clash to greatest effect." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 3, 2012
B+ 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " You needn't be a fanboy to enjoy the moment when the ride really takes off and the spectacle flowers. A scary imagination will do just fine." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 12, 2012
A- 90% Footnote (2012) " It speaks to anyone who's been on either end of a grudge or family antagonism. And it saves its best for those who have witnessed clusters of the best and brightest descend to the level of grade school kids on the playground." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 29, 2012
C- 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) " There's no center to Mirror Mirror, no sense that anyone involved knew what exactly what they were shooting for." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 29, 2012
B+ 67% Friends With Kids (2012) " Not even the outcome's predictability (hint: romantic comedies have happy endings) can dampen the frothy results." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 8, 2012
A- 88% In Darkness (2012) " When it's over, you'll be relieved to come up for air. You'll also be glad you took the plunge down under." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 1, 2012
B 54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) " The design is witty and imaginative, and the small grace notes are enough to keep an open-minded adult giggling." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 1, 2012
B 25% Act of Valor (2012) " The movie doesn't pretend to be anything but propaganda, a modern-day cousin to the morale-boosting documentaries made by John Huston and Frank Capra during World War II." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 24, 2012
C- —— Deep in the Heart (2012) " A well-meaning tale of descent and redemption flatter than a Lone Star prairie." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 16, 2012
A 99% A Separation (2011) " To say the piercing Iranian film A Separation is about divorce is a bit like saying The Wizard of Oz is about a pair of slippers." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 9, 2012
B 53% Safe House (2012) " It's pretty good." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 9, 2012
B 56% Albert Nobbs (2012) " Men in drag are usually played for laughs. Women passing as men? Expect a tragic twist." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jan 26, 2012
B+ 71% Carnage (2011) " Skillfully acted by Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet, [it's a] compact verbal slugfest." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jan 12, 2012
B+ 94% Pariah (2011) " Adepero Oduye is excellent as a Brooklyn teen coming to terms with her sexual identity in this gritty film" — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jan 5, 2012
B+ 98% The Artist (2011) " The Artist is charming as all get-out, a delightful little movie about the movies." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 22, 2011
A- 77% War Horse (2011) " The scope and craft are dazzling." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 22, 2011
B- 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) " The Adventures of Tintin can be a delight to look at, even if motion capture isn't your particular cup of animation tea." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 21, 2011
A- 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) " Projects and directors are rarely better matched than The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and David Fincher." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 19, 2011
B 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) " The literal and figurative high point of Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol comes at about the halfway point, in and around the tallest building in the world in Dubai." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 15, 2011
B 80% Young Adult (2011) " The comedy of discomfort, so long defined by Curb Your Enthusiasm and its ilk, gets a new hue with Young Adult." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 15, 2011
A- 100% The Interrupters (2011) " Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra used to instigate Chicago street violence. Now they live for nipping it in the bud, block by treacherous block." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 8, 2011
A- 79% Shame (2011) " [A] graphic and spontaneous portrait of a spiraling sex addict." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 8, 2011
B+ 78% Melancholia (2011) " A severe and ecstatic work of art." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 23, 2011
A- 96% The Muppets (2011) " No fourth wall is safe in The Muppets, and that's a great piece of news." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 23, 2011
A 89% The Descendants (2011) " Alexander Payne has been gone so long, it's easy to forget just how good he is. With The Descendants, the director's first feature since 2004's Sideways, he reminds us what we've been missing." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 17, 2011
B+ 43% J. Edgar (2011) " Within the sprawling biopic that is J. Edgar beats the heart of a love story." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 10, 2011
B+ 81% The Skin I Live In (2011) " Pedro Almod√≥var wows with the meticulous visual design of his films, but sometimes his narrative architecture is every bit as dazzling." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 3, 2011
B- 68% Tower Heist (2011) " Eddie Murphy reignites his inner firecracker in Tower Heist, a middling comedy caper that can't match its star's focus." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 3, 2011
A- 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " Masterful." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 27, 2011
B- 46% Anonymous (2011) " The very qualities that fuel the historical hokum of Anonymous -- over-the-top royal intrigue and incest, violent literary backstabbing, frothing conspiracy -- also happen to make for wild entertainment." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 27, 2011
A- 92% Take Shelter (2011) " The movies have long been mad about the onset of madness." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 21, 2011
B+ 82% Incendiary: The Willingham Case (2011) " Highly engaging." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 13, 2011
B+ 71% Footloose (2011) " Give credit to Craig Brewer, the filmmaker behind the new Footloose, for realizing a new step was in order." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 13, 2011
B- 71% Margaret (2011) " How do you assess a movie when you know it's been edited down against the filmmaker's stern will? That's the dilemma created by Margaret." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 6, 2011
B+ 85% The Ides of March (2011) " The Ides of March, George Clooney's despairing political drama set against the backdrop of a bruising Ohio Democratic primary, presents us with a most unsentimental education." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 6, 2011
A- 93% 50/50 (2011) " Emotionally honest even when it's going for big laughs and filled with lived-in visual detail, it's raunchy and touching without ever being crude or mawkish, a small, sharp comic jewel with a big heart." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 29, 2011
B+ 94% Moneyball (2011) " Smart, minor-key entertainment." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 22, 2011
B+ 93% Drive (2011) " The first half of Drive unfolds like a romantic reverie." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 15, 2011
C+ 84% Contagion (2011) " [A] curiously inert new thriller from Steven Soderbergh." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 9, 2011
B+ 86% The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) " The Man Who Fell to Earth today plays like a movie that fell from the sky, origins unknown." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 25, 2011
A- 71% The Future (2011) " Miranda July's second feature is beguiling, quietly funny and finally very sad in a way that sneaks up on you before becoming clear as the Los Angeles skies beneath which it's set." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 18, 2011
B+ 76% The Help (2011) " There's something lived-in and genuine about this infectious melodrama." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 10, 2011
B+ 63% Another Earth (2011) " A stripped-down sci-fi indie that made waves at the Sundance Film Festival in January." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 4, 2011
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