Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Cinematical , CineScene.com , Film School Rejects , Movieline , Movies.com , Nonfics , SpoutBlog
Total Reviews:
302
Location:
Brooklyn

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 302
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% A Brony Tale (2014) " Situates the phenomenon inside an identifiable world rather than setting it aside like it's some kind of otherness. " — Movies.com
Posted Apr 26, 2014
98% Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " What I find to be best about Fargo... is how well it builds the world in which it's set rather convincingly and rather quickly. " — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 16, 2014
B 46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " Christian films are often criticized for preaching to the choir, but this one intends to make that choir think deeper about what's being preached." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 14, 2014
77% Teenage (2014) " While it's heavy on the archival footage, it's very accessible, cleverly constructed and even quite entertaining." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 19, 2014
B+ 100% The Heart Machine " It's got old-fashioned paranoia tones and an atmosphere of alienation in a way that suggests this might be what it'd look like if Antonioni directed a Nora Ephron script." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 14, 2014
A- 91% What We Do In The Shadows " The funniest mockumentary film since Best In Show." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 92% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) " A moving tribute and history lesson...Brian Knappenberger continues to deliver easily digestible docs on some of the most important movements and issues of our time." — Nonfics
Posted Mar 9, 2014
C- 78% Veronica Mars (2014) " There have been photo spreads in Entertainment Weekly of old TV casts brought back together that have provided as much satisfaction, for a whole lot less money." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 9, 2014
4/5 91% Kids for Cash (2014) " A new kind of Scared Straight! for the post-Columbine generation." — Nonfics
Posted Mar 2, 2014
B+ 78% Fatal Assistance (2014) " Deeply powerful ... a No End in Sight for the 2010 Haiti earthquake." — Film School Rejects
Posted Feb 27, 2014
B+ 59% Hank And Asha (2014) " Hank and Asha is a cute, clever and compelling little film that both satisfies and reinvents the indie rom-com for a new generation used to developing relationships through digital and virtual means." — Film School Rejects
Posted Feb 27, 2014
D- 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " Abominable even for a Hercules movie ... If this were truly the stuff of legend, that word would have the opposite meaning of what it's supposed to. " — Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 10, 2014
—— The Burning " Frears has nothing to be ashamed of ... The Burning is a remarkable achievement for a first film." — Film School Rejects
Posted Nov 24, 2013
C+ 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " Worth seeing just for Nicoll, whose deadpan delivery is priceless." — Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 25, 2013
93% Casting By (2013) " All movie fans need to watch Casting By ... a brisk, breezy, enjoyable and often endearing educational experience." — Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 5, 2013
B- 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " All I can say is I didn't DISlike it. It astounded me too much with its nonsense, and it's not nearly as offensive as I'd anticipated. So I have no real issue with it. " — Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 11, 2013
C 25% A Girl And A Gun (2013) " There is little to this film that isn't very obvious and sometimes even oblivious." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 6, 2013
C+ 77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013) " There's no denying that How to Make Money Selling Drugs is a clever work of nonfiction, but we're left thinking about the structure more than the film's point. " — Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 26, 2013
B- 23% Violet & Daisy (2013) " Hardly a follow-up that will have [Fletcher] garnering more awards. Not because it's bad; it's just really cartoony, as in artificial, two-dimensional and rather childish." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 7, 2013
B+ 100% The Fruit Hunters (2013) " Not only very interesting but also incredibly beautiful ... it's a fun documentary, and that's a treat almost as rare as some of the exotic fruit it showcases." — Film School Rejects
Posted May 15, 2013
B 63% Unmade In China (2013) " Ultimately some fresh and amusing points are made regarding the issues of final cut privilege and film piracy ... if only it were as wholly engaging as its content deserves." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 20, 2013
A 81% This Ain't California (2013) " A masterpiece of editing and re-creation resulting in one of the most enthralling stories of the year." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 14, 2013
B+ 92% Medora (2013) " Has heart rather than merely the power to warm ours, but it's likely to heat up another of your organs, the brain. A smart, perceptive film, as winning as the Hornets are not." — Film School Rejects
Posted Apr 6, 2013
B 62% Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2013) " Pineda is consistently treated as human rather than legend. It's completely appropriate that the film is just good enough, nothing too extraordinary or lasting in our minds." — Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 9, 2013
B 91% The Last Gladiators (2013) " Gibney, always a master of the documentary interview, gives us another captivating talking head in Chris Nilan." — Film School Rejects
Posted Feb 2, 2013
D 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " Even the most immature of viewers will find this to be dumb, messy, empty and an even bigger waste of Renner's talent than The Avengers." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 25, 2013
C+ 60% The Last Stand (2013) " Lacks an identity of its own outside of being the movie Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a feature-length comeback in." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 17, 2013
B 83% Persistence Of Vision " Because it takes place over the same period, it's a good complement to The Pixar Story and Waking Sleeping Beauty." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 16, 2013
B- 50% FrackNation (2013) " Its strongest and most interesting case against Gasland is not so much with refute of its claims as with address of its impact and what this says about modern journalism." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 9, 2013
B 98% 56 Up (2013) " For those of us already fans of the series and invested in the characters over the course of seven films and 42 years it's a necessary continuation and curiosity." — Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 5, 2013
B 100% The Loving Story (2012) " The verite footage from the time is a real blessing and the documentary's primary cinematic attraction. The rest, though, is occasionally its technical distraction." — Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 9, 2012
B 100% First Cousin, Once Removed " Is capturing a portrait of an artist in mental and emotional decline fair? ... We will probably now remember Honig more for his Alzheimer's than for his healthy life's work." — Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 12, 2012
81% Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012) " One of those rare gems that concentrates on solutions to a problem rather than just hopelessly presenting one." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 5, 2012
94% Photographic Memory (2012) " I'd say this film, in spite of its very universal appeal, is mainly of interest to McElwee fans, but it's very easy to become a McElwee fan." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 5, 2012
94% The House I Live In (2012) " A true nonfiction complement to The Wire." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 5, 2012
B 33% Won't Back Down (2012) " Gyllenhaal and Davis are more than serviceable in their lead performances and appropriately never seem to be there just for the paycheck." — Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 28, 2012
88% London: The Modern Babylon (2013) " A distinct sort of time travelogue of the city's rougher patches ... the kind of doc that scores the suffragette movement to "Oh Bondage Up Yours!" by X-Ray Spex." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 20, 2012
93% Room 237 (2013) " Best jab at academia since Jose Padilha's Secrets of the Tribe." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 20, 2012
91% Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013) " Easily the most wildly fascinating artist profiled in a documentary since Crumb." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 20, 2012
92% Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (2013) " A nicely balanced film that surprisingly doesn't aim to lionize Davis nor to vilify Ronald Reagan and the FBI." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 20, 2012
93% The Central Park Five (2012) " The real story is about how terrible our society is in relation to the terrible problems of the judicial system, not the latter in and of itself." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 20, 2012
100% Camp 14: Total Control Zone " The slowest film ever to have me completely on the edge of my seat ... unbelievable and chilling." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 20, 2012
93% Girl Model (2012) " The most memorable part of the film is veteran model-turned-scout Ashley Arbaugh, an unbelievably intriguing nonfiction character." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 6, 2012
84% Detropia (2012) " The brilliance with this one is pretty subtle, which ought to make it a film you want to watch over and over again." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 6, 2012
5.5/10 26% 2016: Obama's America (2012) " As a pressing piece of propaganda, the film could use a louder voice and edgier tone." — Movieline
Posted Aug 31, 2012
77% Samsara (2012) " The visual splendor of this wordless and storyless documentary is so brilliantly extraordinary that it must be experienced on the big screen" — Movies.com
Posted Aug 23, 2012
3/5 84% Last Days Here (2012) " Engaging and emotional and funny in surprising ways. And I have to be honest: when I like a rock doc that means it's something very special." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 26, 2012
3.5/5 99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) " Like the food on display in beautiful close-ups, the film is a sleek reminder that simple can be fulfilling, and maybe even brilliant." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 26, 2012
4/5 100% Planet of Snail (2012) " A rare nonfiction romance film [about] a couple worth comparing your own marriage or partnership to, and the film is a wonderful, poetic portrait of true love." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 26, 2012
2.5/5 88% Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012) " An interesting film that requires you to think about where and from whom statements are coming from and consider the ideas and speculative accusations appropriately." — Movies.com
Posted Jul 11, 2012
4.5/5 —— Special Flight (Vol Spécial) " Subtly and thoroughly disturbing. " — Movies.com
Posted Jun 14, 2012
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