Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Cinematical , CineScene.com , Film School Rejects , Movieline , Movies.com , SpoutBlog
Total Reviews:
251
Location:
Brooklyn

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 251
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4.5/5 —— Little Heaven " Positively touching ... Director Lieven Corthouts keeps the film incredibly upbeat, appropriately paying mind to the girl's mantra of trying to be happy every day." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 14, 2012
4/5 98% The Invisible War (2012) " One of the most important films of the year ... a strong and quite damning expose." — Movies.com
Posted Jun 14, 2012
3/5 95% Sing Your Song (2012) " Belafonte is the real deal, an optimistic and inspiring hero whose life story and career narrative is also a journey of civil and human rights struggles and accomplishments." — Movies.com
Posted May 30, 2012
3.5/5 97% Paul Williams Still Alive (2012) " Thanks to Williams, who almost deserves a co-directing credit, it ends up a very endearing portrait as well as an amusing real-life take on the buddy film." — Movies.com
Posted May 30, 2012
2.5/5 58% U.N. Me (2012) " Horowitz comes off as a deceptive jokester, so he doesn't always warrant a serious response from his audience. But we do need documentaries that reach beyond safe boundaries." — Movies.com
Posted May 30, 2012
3/5 88% Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2012) " Not especially well-crafted, but this provocative deviation from the usual documentary angle on aid organizations and human rights issues is worth a look." — Movies.com
Posted May 30, 2012
4/5 93% First Position (2012) " Magically upbeat and exhilarating in spirit. Particularly noteworthy is the way director Bess Kargman manages to address a few world issues with great hopefulness." — Movies.com
Posted May 7, 2012
4/5 83% Last Call at the Oasis (2012) " Jam-packed with information-filled narratives ... the doc is commended for circumventing fearmongering in favor of engagement and encouragement." — Movies.com
Posted May 7, 2012
3.5/5 65% A Fierce Green Fire (2013) " Positively inspiring. " — Movies.com
Posted May 7, 2012
3/5 74% Chimpanzee (2012) " Bring your own choice of soundtrack, just so long as it's long enough to block out Tim Allen's excruciating voice-over ... everything visual about the film is stunning." — Movies.com
Posted Apr 18, 2012
2/5 75% Surviving Progress (2012) " It was very, very difficult to get behind Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks' doom-and-gloom-fueled Surviving Progress" — Movies.com
Posted Apr 6, 2012
3/5 83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope (2012) " I guarantee if you're human you'll get it. " — Movies.com
Posted Apr 6, 2012
3/5 98% The Island President (2012) " An imperative issue film inside of a phenomenally appealing human interest piece that is equal parts individually intimate and internationally substantial." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 22, 2012
4/5 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012) " Wild, funny and richly textured audio-visual treat of a film ... Appealing to some for the same reasons other foul-mouthed, curmudgeonly subjects make for entertaining docs" — Movies.com
Posted Mar 19, 2012
2.5/5 —— Bay Of All Saints " A familiar film about a familiar cause ... your basic commercial for a cause. But it's commendable for not being another piece of poverty porn." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 19, 2012
3.5/5 70% Dreams of a Life (2012) " Stunningly perplexing ... while it does leave you terribly bummed out in the end, it also leaves you with a whole lot of questions." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 19, 2012
3/5 96% Brooklyn Castle (2012) " I might have preferred less of the focus on winning and losing and more on the cause, which I find strange coming from me, since I rarely am crazy about issue docs." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 19, 2012
3/5 —— Low & Clear " Gorgeous ... A terrific work, something I'd recommend if you like Sweetgrass, Old Joy and Be Here to Love Me." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 19, 2012
3.5/5 93% Indie Game: The Movie (2012) " Informative, entertaining, affecting and, most interestingly, revealing of the maddening sort of approval culture we have in the Internet era" — Movies.com
Posted Mar 19, 2012
4/5 100% Under African Skies (2012) " Berlinger's doc expertly captures the debate of the time and where it's at now, 25 years later." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 18, 2012
2/5 95% Marley (2012) " I'd have preferred more of the material presented during the final credits, a montage showing Marley's influence and fanbase in different parts of the globe. " — Movies.com
Posted Mar 18, 2012
3/5 —— Her Master's Voice (2012) " Funny, and kind of weird." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 18, 2012
3/5 90% Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012) " Once the film starts showing behind the scenes footage of Pee-Wee's Playhouse there's more of a point of interest. And it keeps going very well from there." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 18, 2012
3.5/5 71% We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012) " Who knew that the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement could be traced back in part to "Chocolate Rain" and LOLcats?" — Movies.com
Posted Mar 18, 2012
4/5 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) " 100 minutes of nonstop action. Die Hard seems like such a slow-paced drama now that I've seen The Raid." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 15, 2012
4.5/5 80% The Sheik and I (2012) " If the whole thing is a well-constructed machine that's eating itself the entire time, it's still so full of truth that I'm not surprised so many viewers had problems with it." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 14, 2012
4.5/5 100% Vivan las Antipodas! (2013) " Wonderfully mind blowing ... It will literally have you seeing things in a new way." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2012
3.5/5 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) " Probably the most moving doc of the year, both devastating and uplifting at the same time, and I can't recommend it enough." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2012
3.5/5 94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) " An outrageous, despicable, guiltily hilarious and appropriately superficial good time." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2012
3/5 95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) " The narrative, as it is so dependent on vague and redundant talking heads, is disappointingly shallow and trivial ... thanks to the producers the storytelling is engaging." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2012
2/5 76% The Ambassador (2012) " I had trouble finding the humor and the point and wasn't concerned enough to be as provoked as I'm sure is intended." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 7, 2012
4.5/5 95% The Imposter (2012) " Highly engaging and suspenseful ... leaves you with much to think about." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2012
3/5 —— Me At The Zoo (2013) " A surprisingly captivating yet disappointingly obvious and superficial chronicle of the Internet celebrity." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2012
4/5 97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) " A necessary, compelling and very funny introduction to the eponymous artist as well as a good point of access for Americans who know little of China's creative activists." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 6, 2012
89% Our School (2013) " Many of the comments that come out of the teachers and other townspeople's mouths would be downright shocking if they didn't sound like things I've heard in so many American civil rights docs." — Movies.com
Posted Mar 5, 2012
3/5 40% Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012) " Becomes a casual get-together, albeit one where most of the guests don't get to physically interact, and that party atmosphere is appropriate to the story we're being told." — SpoutBlog
Posted Jan 20, 2012
3/5 —— Crazy Horse (1996) " I'm glad I was introduced to the place through Wiseman's eye if anyone's, but I just can't say that even he can make me love what I see there." — SpoutBlog
Posted Jan 18, 2012
3/5 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) " As much of an homage to old timey experimental shlock horror as broad blockbusters can get ... I recommend Twilight virgins see BD1 as a stand-alone work." — Movies.com
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 80% Becoming Santa (2011) " Surprisingly hilarious without being too mocking nor too cute." — Movies.com
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 —— Superheroes (2011) " Humorous and well-rounded. More about the problems of the world ... that lead to the necessity for these [superheroes] to pop up in cities across the nation." — Cinematical
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 89% Dragonslayer (2011) " Gorgeous ... see this one on the big screen if you get a chance." — Cinematical
Posted Nov 8, 2011
3/5 77% The Other F Word (2011) " The most endearing and potentially tearjerking documentary about punks you'll ever see." — Movies.com
Posted Nov 6, 2011
4.5/5 92% Armadillo (2011) " One of the best war films in years." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 25, 2011
3.5/5 70% Revenge of the Electric Car (2011) " Chalk this up with The Godfather Part II and The Empire Strikes Back as one of the few sequels that's better than the original." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 25, 2011
3/5 94% Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) " Enjoyable .. If you can't find a screening where Clash (and Elmo) makes an appearance, I think it's better to wait for the small scren on this one." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 25, 2011
4.5/5 95% Pina (2011) " Magnificent ... beautiful and enchanting ... a sexy, funny and spectacular work." — SpoutBlog
Posted Oct 7, 2011
4.5/5 76% Bombay Beach (2011) " A wonderfully unconventional portrait ... part MTV, part PBS and altogether remarkably fresh." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 5, 2011
2.5/5 89% Buck (2011) " A bit stretched as far as its point is concerned." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 5, 2011
4/5 100% Hell and Back Again (2011) " Just as necessary and cinematic as Restrepo ... brilliantly structures the story of a Marine's homecoming so that the war footage functions like flashback sequences." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 5, 2011
3/5 30% Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011) " I can't really recommend the film to anyone who doesn't already like the filmmaker and onscreen character of Nick Broomfield." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 21, 2011
4/5 68% God Bless America (2012) " If you have any complaints about current American culture, this is a comedy for you." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 20, 2011
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