Chris Ball

Chris Ball
Chris Ball's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cleveland Plain Dealer
Publications: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Ken Burns: The Civil War (2015) Much copied since, the style gives a poignant power to events from the past. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
No Score Yet Freaky Deaky (2011) Michael Jai White has some entertaining scenes as a swindling bodyguard. But it all feels like a bad "Starsky and Hutch" flashback. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B+ 74% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) This low-key, authentic-feeling drama with touches of comedy stars effervescent Adams, scene-stealing Emily Blunt and reliably crusty Alan Arkin as their dad. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
B+ 65% Duplicity (2009) Writer-director Tony Gilroy loads the fun script with complex double-crosses, but the payoff lacks the righteous punch of his previous film, "Michael Clayton." - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
76% Manifesto (2017) Commenting on the role of artists in society today, the strident dissertations would be worthy of a graduate-level art theory class if they weren't so maddeningly pretentious. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
15% The Circle (2017) Tom Hanks and Emma Watson star in this thriller from April that takes a shallow dive into an ongoing deep debate about cyber privacy versus openness. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
No Score Yet 1944 (2014) The film seamlessly shifts perspectives between the two sides but never hits you over the head with its message. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
18% Absolutely Anything (2017) This 2015 film badly misses the mark. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
62% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Too often ... noble intentions are all this derivative effort has going for it. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017