Stina Chyn

Stina Chyn

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Biography:
Contributor, Film Threat
Publications:
Film Threat
Total Reviews:
76

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 86% Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008) " Desplechin's film is so well cast and the relationships so authentically depicted that it's okay not to be completely or partially taken by Junon, Henri, and the rest of their kin." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/5 62% Lymelife (2008) " Lymelife is funny and well-acted, but it's just shy of being compelling enough to be remembered." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 22, 2009
3/5 84% I Love You, Man (2009) " For most of the film's 104 minutes, the characters have experiences that range from serious to zany." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 24, 2009
4/5 72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) " The Lorkowskis are a family of potential waiting for the right moment to strike out into kinetic glory. Seeing them reap the rewards of determination and hard work is deeply fulfilling." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 24, 2009
3.5/5 19% Righteous Kill (2008) " Seeing Robert De Niro and Al Pacino circling the thin line between cop and criminal paints a giant grin on the face." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 18, 2008
4/5 61% The Express (2008) " Even if you already knew the facts, you won't be able to help but reflect in awe at how much progress in the fight against discrimination has been made on a societal level." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 16, 2008
4/5 69% Religulous (2008) " Is it mean? Gratuitously prankish? On the surface, sure, but it serves to remind the viewer that Maher is very well aware of his own presence and purpose." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 7, 2008
2.5/5 36% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) " If one were to search for the instructions stated in the film's title (of how to lose one's friends and alienate people), one wouldn't get very far. Sidney doesn't have any friends to lose." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 7, 2008
2/5 9% Bangkok Dangerous (2008) " Where the 1999 version wore cinematography and spectacle like a generic Hong Kong triad film (brooding and bloody interchanging throughout), 2008 doles out an attempt at profundity that gives way to bouts of cheesiness and incoherent editing." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 9, 2008
3/5 14% The Love Guru (2008) " It will curb your craving for laughs and won't leave you consuming more than is necessary." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2008
2.5/5 49% Doomsday (2008) " Doomsday isn't quite memorable or enthralling enough." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 16, 2008
2.5/5 16% Jumper (2008) " It's a grab-bag of high points and low points." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 19, 2008
1/5 12% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2) (2007) " Left a bland aftertaste in my mind." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 2, 2008
4/5 27% Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) " Four out of five stars for being cuter, funnier, and, besides, the character design far exceeded my expectations." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 18, 2007
3.5/5 55% This Christmas (2007) " This Christmas adheres to this formula and impressively stays away from the cheese and the sap that ordinarily accompany holiday pictures." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 27, 2007
3.5/5 80% American Gangster (2007) " It's almost completely satisfying." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 6, 2007
2.5/5 9% The Comebacks (2007) " May not change your life, but it will be funny." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 23, 2007
3.5/5 45% Why Did I Get Married? (2007) " Perry's film made me laugh frequently and whole-heartedly; more so than any theatrically released American film has in many months." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 19, 2007
4/5 72% Lust, Caution (2007) " Ang Lee's directing is so engrossing that one abandons the impulse to rationalize and finds oneself completely swept up in the consciousness of the story." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 16, 2007
3/5 60% Arctic Tale (2007) " Putting an animal's face to global warming is conceptually smart and would've been more effective if it were applied to other species in other climate zones too." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 16, 2007
3/5 28% The Game Plan (2007) " An amusing and timely distraction." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 6, 2007
3/5 34% The Nanny Diaries (2007) " Admittedly, there were specific scenes that I felt were wonderfully performed and photographed...but I felt no overwhelming emotions." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 4, 2007
3.5/5 50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " After 'winning' a camcorder and a vacation package to the French Riviera, Bean sets out in Bean style, and the laughs don't stop." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 4, 2007
4/5 86% Paris Je T'aime (2007) " Splendid." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 7, 2007
3.5/5 57% Becoming Jane (2007) " After approximately fifteen minutes into the film, however, I forgot about the accent and realized that Anne's exuberance and dramatic range are fitting for this portrayal of the celebrated literary figure." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 7, 2007
3/5 41% No Reservations (2007) " It surpasses any romantic comedy I've seen in a long time." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 31, 2007
2.5/5 27% Evening (2007) " As a fan of Claire Danes, Patrick Wilson, and Hungarian cinematographers and directors, I went into Evening with much enthusiasm. I left the theatre feeling anything but enthused." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 3, 2007
3.5/5 50% Nancy Drew (2007) " A modern, kid-friendly action oriented romp." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 19, 2007
3/5 19% The Ex (2007) " The film is superficially a necklace of disparate gags, a dozen comedic scenes organized and tied together via a character or relationship study. A closer look reveals that it achieves more than ninety minutes of sufficiently entertaining laughs." — Film Threat
Posted May 15, 2007
3.5/5 86% The Namesake (2006) " When The Namesake ends, one feels as though one has lived with the characters instead of just watching them." — Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2007
3/5 43% In the Land of Women (2007) " Were it not for Brody's impeccable line delivery and charming demeanor, the film would be unpleasant to watch primarily because of alternating scenes of deadpan hilarity and emotionally draining character backstory." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 24, 2007
2.5/5 28% Saw III (2006) " As much as you'd like the characters to become better people and beat Jigsaw's game, there is also a strong desire simply to watch violent spectacle. And somehow, there just isn't enough of the latter." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 31, 2006
4/5 55% Marie Antoinette (2006) " Most should be moved by the emotional and psychological insights into what it is like to be Marie Antoinette." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 24, 2006
4/5 87% The Last King of Scotland (2006) " In addition to a very engaging script, Forrest Whitaker and James McAvoy amazingly express the tension and the camaraderie shared by Amin and Garrigan." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 17, 2006
3.5/5 90% Half Nelson (2006) " An original voice, heralding the idea that teachers and students could learn valuable lessons from each other as people." — Film Threat
Posted Oct 10, 2006
1/5 10% Pulse (2006) " You are likely to feel excluded from the experience the characters are having because none of their fear is vicariously transposed onto you." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 15, 2006
2/5 7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) " We're not in the 90s anymore." — Film Threat
Posted May 6, 2006
3/5 62% ATL (2006) " One cannot ignore or discount that Robinson is not only trying to tell a conventional tale unconventionally, but he is also attempting to put Atlanta on the map of cinematic city characters." — Film Threat
Posted Apr 11, 2006
2/5 9% Ultraviolet (2006) " Milla Jovovich may look hot in spandex and bangs, but if you want rapidly-cut, slow-motioned-for-emphasis spectacle AND story, take in some ESPN highlights or any production by NFL Films. At least you would be getting your money's worth." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 25, 2006
2.5/5 25% Chat gim (The Seven Swords) (2007) " Every now and then, I'd like to watch a movie that could give me thrills, an engaging story, and not force me to think actively about ideology in order to enjoy it." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 22, 2006
2.5/5 61% Hostel (2006) " Controversial for its unnecessary, unjustified exploitation of gore, Roth's film implicates the audience in its perversity." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 10, 2006
3/5 70% À tout de suite (Right Now) (2005) " A Tout de Suite contains a sufficient amount of action and suspense but it's also quite the literary picture." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 89% Machuca (2004) " [The film] examines how this unstable social climate strains the incipient friendship between two boys." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 6% Underclassman (2005) " However unfortunate or sad it is that people enjoy experiencing mediocre quality cinema, if you have nothing more stimulating to do on a Friday night, Underclassman could provide the entertainment -- not enlightenment -- you seek." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 95% Lost In Translation (2003) " From the casting choices to the soul-soothing musical score to glimpses into Japanese visual culture, it's obvious that Sofia pays careful attention that each element of the film stands strong alone, but can also contribute to the whole." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 19% Domino (2005) " When a film is more conducive to a scholarly dissection than a consumerist examination, the film is incredibly clever, pragmatic, or pretentious. In the case of Domino, it's all of the above." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 33% Kiss the Bride (2002) " It's about family." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 64% Bride and Prejudice (2005) " ... a funny, festive, genre-bending adaptation of Austen's Pride and Prejudice." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) " The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants is ideal for a mother-daughter or best-friends-forever cinema excursion, but it may not be the most satisfying two hours for the rest of the movie-going public." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 55% Undertow (2004) " Structured like a fairytale and driven like a fast boat down a leafy river, Undertow expertly blends myth and suspense to create a fable with a wicked sense of humor and an appetite for destruction." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
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