Chris Barsanti

Chris Barsanti

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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

DVD Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 78%

The Grandmaster (2013)

"...isn't exactly a return to form [for Wong Kar Wai] but illustrates at the very least a desire to move past the fashion-plate arthouse reveries of 'In the Mood for Love'." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 26, 2014
3/10 57%

Heaven's Gate (1980)

"Sometimes, both audiences and critics get it right the first time." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jan 2, 2013
10/10 80%

The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)

"Each one of the Tenenbaums might be alone, and quietly miserable in a vaguely contented way, but at least they're lonely as a family. That's some kind of solace." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 10, 2012
7/10 62%

Clue (1985)

"...really just an excuse for this band of comic actors to play around with a locked-room sex farce that's also a light satire on witchhunts." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 6, 2012
9/10 100%

Homicide: The Movie (2000)

"In Homicide's electric pop of language, Mamet provides a grand kind of stage for the ugly catalyst of jealousy and racial hatred that curdles in just about every character's mind." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 13, 2009
No Score Yet


"There should be room in our collective imagination for a hero who makes mistakes, lots of them, and still saves the day." ‐ PopMatters
Posted May 26, 2008
9/10 94%

Dazed and Confused (1993)

"A film that practically demands repeat viewings." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 24, 2006
9/10 53%

Kicking and Screaming (1995)

"...At once entirely of its moment and timeless." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 24, 2006

Kurutta Kajitsu (crazed Fruit) (1956)

"They're on the road to nowhere, and looking good getting there. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2005
No Score Yet


"More raucous character study than Backdraft-style heroics; good but not quite great examples of either." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2005

The Petrified Forest (1936)

"A ripping thriller shadowed with overtones of societal decay and Darwinian selection. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2005

The Public Enemy (1931)

"Cagney shoots a horse, and gets himself a career. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2005
No Score Yet


"Pretty and neatly wrapped, if Tiffany did television, this is how it'd be done." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2004
4/5 96%

The Iron Giant (1999)

"The kind of movie that Disney should be making, if they were still doing their job." ‐ Elites TV
Posted Nov 15, 2004
4/5 95%

Before Sunset (2004)

"Fortunately, lightning has struck twice..." ‐ Elites TV
Posted Nov 15, 2004
5/5 99%

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

"The last Stanley Kubrick film that had any real juice to it ... very simply the last word in Cold War satire." ‐ Elites TV
Posted Nov 15, 2004
No Score Yet


"The best crime show out there, deserving of any and all hype." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2004

Eyes Without a Face (1962)

"Well-rendered package for this creepy but somewhat underwhelming film." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 11, 2004

Clerks (1994)

"If you want anything more out of a DVD, than there's just no pleasing you." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2004
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