Christopher Long

Christopher Long

Agrees with the Tomatometer 89% of the time.

Christopher Long's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Showing 101 - 150 of 324
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 57% Heaven's Gate (1980) "I like Heaven's Gate just fine, but I don't love it. I wish I did. It's fun to participate in the redemption of a film maudit. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 13, 2012
7/10 88% Head Games (2012) "The film paints a dire picture that will strike fear into the hearts of many parents. How many concussions are too many? The documentary suggests the magic number might be one. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 13, 2012
10/10 98% This Is Not a Film (2012) "I find myself returning again and again to Jafar Panahi's apartment in Tehran, the defining location for the year in cinema, one of the defining locations in all of cinema. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 13, 2012
9/10 78% Lonesome (1928) "A mostly-silent film that showcases all the vitality of the late silent era. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 29, 2012
6/10 100% Quadrophenia (1979) "When you're an angry young man, there's no better way to prove you're an individual than to dress and act exactly like everybody else. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 29, 2012
8/10 95% Weekend (2011) "Weekend works beautifully in the moment, and lingers long after an initial viewing. It's certainly an affair to remember. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 29, 2012
7/10 100% La Terra trema (1948) " It's a rough slog... but La terra trema shows that Visconti, with just his second feature, was already a master of the medium. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 100% La Haine (1996) "The conveniently manufactured ending is a let-down, but the display of raw emotion and kinetic energy lingers with the viewer long after the film is over. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) "Abbas Kiarostami's Tuscan sun-dappled enigma is the cinematic gift that is going to keep on giving for decades. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 No Score Yet No More Excuses (1968) "It's irrelevant to call this movie or the people in it "weird" because, well, just look at the rest of the world. Also, the chimp is really cute. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 No Score Yet Chafed Elbows (2000) "It's all good clean fun, of course. I can't believe Disney hasn't remade it yet. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 No Score Yet Babo 73 (1964) "Mead only appears intermittently coherent which makes him a perfect match for the story " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
8/10 64% Putney Swope (1969) "The commercials... are absolutely brilliant, and the sheer gonzo tenacity of the whole enterprise makes it all work, even the stuff that doesn't work. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 100% Sommarlek (Summerplay) (Illicit Interlude) (Summer Interlude) (1951) "Bergman's trademarked brooding is tinged with a surprising hopefulness. Even if love can't last, there is still art, and that's not a bad consolation prize. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
3/10 72% Shallow Grave (1995) "I'm not surprised that in my youth I thought Shallow Grave was a pretty cool movie. What surprises me now is that the adults at the time gave this ridiculous movie a pass. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
6/10 No Score Yet Give Me The Banjo "I learned a lot about some great musicians I didn't know before, and I was motivated to check out their work, and that's a fine accomplishment for any documentary. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 No Score Yet Something's Gonna Live (2010) "Hollywood reserves several minutes out of every year to commemorate its past. Fortunately filmmakers like Daniel Raim are here to fill out the rest of the schedule. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 98% The 39 Steps (1935) "At its most breathtaking when both Hitchcock and his characters fully embrace the surreality of the story " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
5/10 40% Planeat (2011) "A movie by true believers for true believers, and I am not one. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
5/10 53% Gray's Anatomy (1997) "Soderbergh does (Gray) no favors with a series of overwrought stylistic choices. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
8/10 90% And Everything Is Going Fine (2010) "It's all quite deeply moving, and if you remain untouched by the end credits, you have some self-examination of your own to do. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 93% Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2012) "The literal "once upon a time" of a series of disillusioned men who no longer think about the future because they obsess over the past. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
7/10 90% Down by Law (1986) "Perhaps it's not what you expect from a prison movie, but Jim Jarmusch has always adhered to his own personal vision. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 95% La Promesse (The Promise) (1996) "(The Dardennes') "first" film has attained a special place in the hearts of critics and other viewers. Its reputation has not been exaggerated in the least. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
9/10 89% Rosetta (1999) "Rosetta (is) a perpetual motion machine constantly racing away from a lens that will always catch up to her. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2012
8/10 60% From the Other Side (De L'autre Cote) (2003) "Akerman assumes the persona of a visitor who is probing the surface with the keen eye of a trained observer, but also with the humility of a stranger. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 15, 2012
8/10 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "If you dig Thor or Cap or Hulk, please check out the original sources. Support your local comic book shop. You wouldn't have any of these movies without them. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 7, 2012
9/10 100% World on a Wire (2011) "Pardon me if I get a little choked up, but this is Rainer Werner Fassbinder we're talking about. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 2, 2012
8/10 No Score Yet Letter Never Sent (Neotpravlennoye pismo) (1959) "Elaborate, gliding tracking shots provide a sense of mastery over nature that the characters can't achieve " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
7/10 95% The War Room (1993) "It's so intoxicating that sometimes it's easy forget we are, in effect, watching a couple of pitch men selling that year's newest brand of soap. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
8/10 84% The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) "Martin Scorsese's long-ripening adaptation ... provides a much-needed corrective, focusing its attention on a man who is constantly plagued by doubts. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
8/10 100% A Night to Remember (1958) "(We have) stood witness to a spectacular tragedy that took place on a perfectly unspectacular, dead calm night " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
6/10 90% The Woman With The 5 Elephants (2011) "Literary Translators Gone Wild! " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
7/10 95% Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) "I'll go to my grave believing that Elmo is a punk. Kevin Clash, however, is definitely not a punk, not one bit. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
7/10 46% Chasing Madoff (2011) "When the officials getting paid to do the job failed miserably in their duties, it was the crazy guy who stood as the public's last and only line of defense " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
8/10 No Score Yet Alambrista! (1977) "Free of false sentiment and always clear of vision. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
7/10 No Score Yet The Organizer (1963) "The style often features broad comic performances against a background of despair and defeatism; these were not comedies with happy endings which seems to be a contradiction. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
7/10 80% The Flaw (2011) "(The film) makes a series of points rather than an argument... Think of it as a Festivus-style airing of grievances. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
10/10 100% Late Spring (1949) "Ozu trains his trademarked fixed camera on the deceptively simple story of a father and daughter and finds in it nothing short of the whole wide world. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted May 1, 2012
8/10 100% Anatomy of a Murder (1959) "As courtroom thrillers go, it has few peers. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 23, 2012
9/10 95% On the Bowery (1957) "A portrait of the ravages of alcoholism so vivid that I cannot off-hand think of any equivalent. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 23, 2012
6/10 85% Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2011) "Strictly a soft sell, a breezy, fan's-eye appreciation of one of America's (and now much of the world's) most popular board games. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 12, 2012
8/10 100% How To Die In Oregon (2011) "A sensitive and deeply moving portrait that you won't find easy to shake. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 12, 2012
8/10 No Score Yet Sanbiki no samurai (Three Outlaw Samurai) (1964) "It's not that no good deed goes unpunished, just that good deeds, like bad ones, are most likely to go for naught. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 12, 2012
7/10 75% Design for Living (1933) "The dialogue is sharp without seeming too impeccably perfect to be real human speech. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 3, 2012
8/10 87% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) "An affective portrait of an intense, obsessed man and a tense, twisty, and occasionally inspiring narrative surrounding the Fischer-Spassky match. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 3, 2012
8/10 100% Branded to Kill (1967) "Seijun Suzuki doesn't do establishing shots, and when he does, they don't establish s***. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 3, 2012
5/10 70% Revenge of the Electric Car (2011) "This is more superficial rah-rah than investigation. I'm sure it serves its ideological purpose, but as a documentary, it's uninspired. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 3, 2012
7/10 83% Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) "It's hard not to chuckle at the fiftieth cutaway to an oddly passive Burr after watching a scene from the Honda original, but this cut shouldn't be dismissed either. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 3, 2012
8/10 93% Gojira (1956) "I would be surprised if any recent digital monster proves as malleable and as enduring as this great gorilla-whale (goriro + kujira = Gojira, AKA Godzilla) who created an entire genre. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 3, 2012
7/10 78% The Moment of Truth (1965) "There's one thing I can say about every bullfighting movie I've seen: I'm always rooting for the bull. " ‐ Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 3, 2012
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