Chuck Wilson

Chuck Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul , L.A. Weekly , Village Voice
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
411

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 411
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
88% The Silence (2013) " Making his feature debut, Swiss-born writer/director Baran bo Odar has turned Jan Costin Wagner's 2007 novel The Silence into a taut, beautifully acted thriller." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 5, 2013
0% The Condemned (2013) " So tame and so completely boring that to call it a horror film is to insult the genre." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 27, 2013
46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " Stallone looks great (even if his face doesn't quite move when he talks), while Hill brings lean economy to the film's bloody, unapologetic mayhem." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 30, 2013
28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) Village Voice
Posted Jan 22, 2013
61% Jack Reacher (2012) " Logic is rarely the point in movies like this (and the novels that inspire them). There's much to enjoy here ..." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 18, 2012
56% Citadel (2012) " This hopelessly muddled horror movie takes place in a United Kingdom public housing high-rise so dingy and bleak you might feel that razing it would be a mercy." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 8, 2012
96% Chasing Ice (2012) " Jeff Orlowski's beautiful yet sobering documentary about the world's rapidly melting ice caps." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 7, 2012
—— Dust Up (2012) " Billy Jack meets Rob Zombie meets John Waters in this trippy, gory, not-as-fun-as-it-should-be genre mash-up from writer-director Ward Roberts." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 23, 2012
24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) " Screenwriter Christopher Landon, along with co-directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, make a truly lame attempt at establishing a supernatural mythology to explain all this ..." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 19, 2012
84% The Flat (2012) " In families, this fascinating film suggests, acknowledging or denying the darker truths of one's legacy is a choice that must be made again and again, each and every day." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 16, 2012
38% Nobody Walks (2012) " Evocative ..." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 16, 2012
18% Smiley (2012) " Smiley's face, or lack of one, is the single creepy effect in the limited trick bag of first-time writer-director Michael Gallagher, age 24, who otherwise relies, again and again, on false-scare musical shrieks to make audiences jump." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 9, 2012
85% End of Watch (2012) " As social insight, End of Watch is useless, but as engrossing entertainment, it's irresistible, thanks to Ayer's gift for dialogue, the relentless pacing set by film editor Dody Dorn, and gorgeous performances by Gyllenhaal and Peña ..." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 19, 2012
38% The Oregonian (2012) " Writer-director Calvin Lee Reeder, making his feature debut, isn't interested in satisfying the conventional expectations of an audience." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 5, 2012
53% Kicking and Screaming (1995) Village Voice
Posted May 16, 2012
5% Hick (2012) " Too odd to be funny, too cold-hearted to be tragic, Hick is an infuriating muddle." — Village Voice
Posted May 8, 2012
24% Jesus Henry Christ (2012) " Making their screen debuts, young Spevack and Weinstein give the film's most natural performances and provide its little bit of warmth, but it seems time to petition Collette, a truly gifted actress, to take a long hiatus from playing bitter single moms." — Village Voice
Posted May 1, 2012
20% The Lucky One (2012) " No amount of neck nuzzling or back arching can make us believe there's real heat rising between these two." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 17, 2012
9% ATM (2012) " After memorably sealing Ryan Reynolds in a coffin in Buried, screenwriter Chris Sparling's attempts to make a two-ATM vestibule equally claustrophobic are less inspired..." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 3, 2012
76% Kill List (2012) " Brutal and bloody and utterly unnerving..." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 31, 2012
72% The Dead (2011) " The Dead, with its vast, pitiless landscapes and moral seriousness, is Night of the Living Dead reimagined as a Sergio Leone western. It's a knockout." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2011
58% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) " If the grand finale isn't as resonantly scary as the original's, maybe that's just because, try though we might, we're no longer impressionable kids." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 23, 2011
51% Vanishing On 7th Street (2011) " It is creepy enough to make you hope the theater parking lot is brightly lit." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 15, 2011
0% I Want Your Money (2010) " Newt and company are here to warn of an Obama-Pelosi socialist takeover that can be stopped by voting out the fiscally Satanic Democrats in next month's election." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2010
38% Jim (2010) " Though one senses that the movie in Morris-Burkes head makes more sense than the movie onscreen, his technical virtuosity and thematic ambition mark him as a filmmaker of promise." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 5, 2010
36% Hatchet II (2010) " By the time Crowley begins literally ripping Marybeth's posse apart, one is too numbed-out to cheer the gruesome ingenuity of the old-school special effects. Die, Victor, die. Please." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 28, 2010
—— Chosin (2010) " Miraculous, cinematically dramatic escapes abound in these stories, but there's no triumph in the eyes of the tellers -- only guilt, remorse and pain." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 16, 2010
73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " Horny horror-movie revelers tend to deserve what's coming to them, a sentiment French-born director Alexandre Aja embraces with maniacal glee in a third-act massacre that's downright ruthless." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 26, 2010
67% Broderskab (Brotherhood) (2010) " Sounds trashy, sounds silly, but first-time director Nicolo Donato, who wrote the screenplay with Rasmus Birch, and a superb ensemble refuse to wink, resulting in a film that constantly subverts expectation. " — Village Voice
Posted Aug 3, 2010
71% Patrik 1,5, (Patrik Age 1.5) (2010) " There aren't many surprises to what follows, but one is never bored, thanks to the innate charms of Skarsgård and young Ljungman, both of whom have such sweetly hopeful smiles that it's hard not to wish them eternal happiness." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 3, 2010
84% Get Low (2010) " Get Low is a pleasure to watch." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 27, 2010
55% Orphan (2009) " Decidedly amoral." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2010
22% The Black Waters of Echo's Pond (2010) " Bloody and gory, but in a friendly way, this is a movie for old-school horror fans who understand that, sometimes, bad is good." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 6, 2010
52% The Greatest (2010) " A brave actor if not a technically dazzling one, Brosnan gives a moving performance, but he's constantly undercut by the predictability of Allen's woes." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2010
61% Breaking Upwards (2010) " Reportedly drawing on their own romantic relationship, Wein and Lister-Jones have co-written a low-budget romantic comedy that's smart and lively and, in the end, quite affecting." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2010
91% Easier with Practice (2009) " The weird turns that Davy's life takes always feel emotionally honest, thanks in no small measure to Geraghty's achingly true performance." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 23, 2010
74% De Helaasheid der Dingen (The Misfortunates) (2010) " A word of advice: Do not invite the Strobbe family over for Christmas dinner, as they're likely to leave the house strewn with beer bottles and broken furniture." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 14, 2009
81% That Evening Sun (2009) " Holbrook is as unsentimental as Abner himself, and the beauty of his work here lies in his refusal to soften the character's hard edges. Regrettably, Teems's editorial choices in the film's homestretch waste that discipline." — City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Nov 3, 2009
—— Jump! (2007) " Handsomely produced but dramatically inert." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 29, 2009
20% Hannah Free (2009) " Hannah Free is as predictable as a Hallmark Channel movie, although there's undeniable pleasure to be had from watching Gless mumble and grumble and generally chew the scenery. Cagney lives, and she's as cranky as ever." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2009
—— Warning!!! Pedophile Released (2009) " Whether Ryan means this as art or exploitation, I can't say, but it's definitely a theme more disturbing than the buzzword in the film's title." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 15, 2009
83% Paranormal Activity (2009) " The fact that its old-school scares caused seemingly jaded 20-somethings at a recent midnight screening to squirm in their seats suggests that there's hope for the world after all." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 8, 2009
94% The Damned United (2009) " These actors are good at what they do -- like those soccer players that dodge and weave with effortless grace." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 6, 2009
38% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) " Whatever it was about Hideous Men that so deeply affected Krasinski the college student has been lost in translation." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 23, 2009
45% White on Rice (2009) " White on Rice glows with warmth.White on Rice glows with warmth." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 10, 2009
7% All About Steve (2009) " [A] refreshingly quirky comedy." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 10, 2009
20% H2: Halloween II (2009) " Zombie has talent to burn, but he's slumming here, and one suspects that he knows it." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 1, 2009
35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) " After a first hour that plays like a bad TV show, Sommers hits his groove with an over-the-top Paris chase sequence that, in turn, leads to an underwater finale that's absurdly overproduced, momentarily diverting, and then instantly forgettable." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 12, 2009
66% Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009) " Let's call this the gooiest movie of the year (so far)." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 16, 2009
—— Street Dreams (2009) " First-time director Chris Zamoscianyk nicely captures the boozy, profane silliness of teenage boys on the loose, while drawing believable performances from a cast comprised largely of nonactors." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2009
—— Unbeatable Harold (2007) " Unbeatable Harold is an obvious labor of love that is, much like Harold himself, sweet and occasionally amusing but often a bit grating." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2009
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