Richard Knight

Richard Knight

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Knight at the Movies , Windy City Times
Critics' Group:
Chicago Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
367

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
24% Tammy (2014) " An amiable but rather thin road comedy." — Windy City Times
Posted Jul 6, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Ironically, as the credits are rolling, Eastwood finally deigns to elevate the music and the energy to a level that the preceding 132 minutes could have desperately used." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% The Case Against 8 (2014) " The fight for marriage equality has never been more thrillingly recorded than in this at turns exciting and deeply moving film." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
27% Burning Blue (2014) " Describing Burning Blue as a gay variation on Top Gun with heart and soul ( and one with more than a dash of Brokeback Mountain thrown in for good measure ) just about sums up its appeal perfectly." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The picture has the energy of a classic cliffhanger serial and really zips along, skipping from one plot point to the next." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
94% The Normal Heart (2014) " The collaboration between Murphy and Kramer seemed like a natural from the moment it was announced, and now we have the proof of that sensible decision -- in all its incendiary, heart-wrenching magnificence." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
90% Big Joy (2014) " As spritely put together as its subject -- another winning aspect of this charming look at the life of a free spirit whose life and work are an important part of queer history." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
100% God Loves Uganda (2013) " A vitally important film that hopefully will also serve as a reminder to the U.S. LGBTQ movement that complacency about our hard-won freedoms is far from being a global thing. Far from it." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) " You either agree to partake in the beer pong of a plot before laying down your money or stay home." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Things certainly do go bump in the night--and the day and the morning and at just about every other possible moment that Pogue can toss in an amped-up sound effect to scare the pants off his hopefully susceptible viewers." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
96% Blue Ruin (2014) " A crafty little thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat--in all the ways that are good and familiar. " — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
93% Child's Pose (2014) " Child's Pose, in addition to featuring [its] sensational mother-son act, is a fascinating look into a corrupt society that is at times equally jaw-dropping." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
50% Hateship Loveship (2014) " Director Liza Johnston elicits some very affecting performances from her talented actors but these are in service to [Wiig's] rather colorless character whose blossoming is a bit hard to fall for." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " I will pay $50 to anyone who can prove that one single audience member worldwide texted "OMG, this plot is fantastic!" at any point during or after the movie." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
65% Bad Words (2014) " Bateman...is one of those actors whose immense warmth can't be concealed no matter how disagreeable the character and he manages...to keep the fraying edges...forgivable." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The ultimate reason why [it] feels fresh and vibrant [is because] it harkens so far back in movie history to find its inspiration that it proves the old "everything old is new again" maxim is true." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
32% The Monuments Men (2014) " A fidgety movie that because of its star wattage, great subject matter and shoehorned-in random jaunty moments sometimes entertains but never really satisfies." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
58% Reaching for the Moon (2013) " Baretto's movie, which is sensual and emotionally intense, benefits from [its] traditional approach and I don't think audiences who love to revel in this kind of movie will mind it, either." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
—— Pit Stop (2013) " One of those small miracles that cinemaphiles justly revel in and it's a supreme addition to the queer-cinema canon. " — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
94% Her (2013) " A lyrical, deeply felt movie with a surprisingly gentle spirit." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " [An] ultimately hollow exercise in movie excess." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
64% August: Osage County (2013) " New Hollywood motto: Never act with kids, dogs or Streep--when she's in Mommie Dearest mode, that is." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " A perfectly realized period piece, so gorgeously shot it looks almost painterly but it's so god-awful grim and...so tightly focused on such a disagreeable character that I greeted its fade out as the equivalent of the end of a migraine headache." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
93% American Hustle (2013) " An entertaining but bloated, starry, Grand Hotel-sized con artist caper that looks, sounds and feels like Scorsese without a smidgen of the electricity he effortlessly brings to his pictures." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
100% Six By Sondheim " A rich portrait of this great treasure of the American musical." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " A familiar and very satisfying collision of art versus commerce or lowbrow, mainstream taste...versus highbrow sophistication. " — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
96% I Am Divine (2013) " A loving biographical portrait that encompasses the legendary icon's rise to infamy while touching on the emotional complexities of its subject." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Lawrence is the rare female action-movie lead who carries on the fierce tradition of Sigourney Weaver in the Alien franchise -- easily the best and most enduring "special effect" this movie juggernaut has to offer eager audiences." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
92% Philomena (2013) " Dench and Cooper could do this stuff in their sleep and keep us entertained, which they do, but it's the nuanced twists and turns in both the characters and the story that elevate the picture beyond the familiar. " — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " A welcome addition to the queer movie canon." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " A very well-made film that gives us a peek into the formation of several future gay icons." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
49% Carrie (2013) " Perhaps the biggest flaw in this remake has to do with the ethereal beauty of its leading lady." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
85% We Are What We Are (2013) " Another welcome entry in the ongoing revival of horror movies that rely on character and setting rather than shock and gore to chill audiences to the marrow." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
90% Valentine Road " A deeply thought-provoking documentary." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
97% Gravity (2013) " One of the greatest man-versus-nature movies in cinematic history." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
76% Concussion (2013) " A very subtle, sophisticated take on modern relationships driven, naturally, by [Robin] Weigert's nuanced, hard edged performance." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
81% Don Jon (2013) " It's in movies like the ribald but surprisingly endearing sex comedy Don Jon that Gordon-Levitt has connected best with audiences." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
35% Passion (2013) " Like late-period Hitchcock, you hang in there because there's enough zing left on the screen to let you know you're watching a real filmmaker at work-but the payoffs never really come and certainly the movie never lives up to its title." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 28, 2014
30% Austenland (2013) " Although...mostly a nice, light, little trifle, it's ultimately half a soufflĂ© at best-one that never quite rises to the occasion." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " A large-scale, middle-of-the-road work that is entertaining and moving in the way that many other movies about the struggle for race equality have been." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
24% The Canyons (2013) " Schrader's idea of a modern-day noir has promise but Ellis' script lets him down and leaves the actors adrift with no scenes to play." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
54% Lovelace (2013) " Ironically, even a movie about Linda Lovelace's rather sad life uses her more for her body than her character." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
69% The Wolverine (2013) " The standard action sequences pile up, interspersed with Wolverine's mooning about in a funk because he's lost the will to live." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
93% Still Mine (2013) " A bittersweet winner-driven by the strong performances and sharply observed nuances in both McGowan's script and direction." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
21% Girl Most Likely (2013) " A lot more entertaining than the majority of its critical raspberries would suggest. " — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Flawed though it is by overstating the obvious, Fruitvale Station is also sensitively acted and well-intentioned." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
86% The Conjuring (2013) " An Overlook Hotel-sized creepshow that is genuinely frightening." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
83% Laurence Anyways (2013) " Suzanne Clement gives one of those legendary, no-holds-barred performances that announces the arrival of a sensational new screen presence." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
48% I'm So Excited! (2013) " The entertainment factor it delivers is as high and pixilated as it's whacked-out, crazy characters." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
50% White House Down (2013) " Instant blockbuster camp." — Windy City Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
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