Chris Barton

Chris Barton
Chris Barton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Times
Publications: Los Angeles Times

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
60% Iliza: Elder Millennial (2018) Shlesinger uses a lethal, finely honed mix of energetic physical comedy and elastic voices to also examine the oddball relics of early '00s nostalgia and spins some hard-won relationship wisdom as a woman on the cusp of marriage. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
82% W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (2018) Bell flexes the same genial, conversational style seen during his far-flung interview segments for "United Shades" and stretches out on topics from the current political climate to his perspective on race and gender relationships. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
100% Flight of the Conchords: Live in London (2018) It was a playful instance where 2018 briefly caught up with the Conchords, whose special mostly offers a welcome, proudly silly respite from current affairs. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
72% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) The characters are too underdeveloped to leave an impression. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017) There aren't many stand-up comics with the courage to take audiences into the depths of some dark emotions and and still bring them back laughing. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
90% A Ghost Story (2017) The film stubbornly refuses to connect with its deeper themes because of a vague, self-consciously arty structure and a pace so deliberate it approaches a stand-still. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) Not unlike the series, the documentary's secret weapons are [Stephen] Colbert and [Steve] Carell, who are interviewed separately but maintain a connection that eventually broke them for a wide audience on The Daily Show. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
92% Spielberg (2017) ... it's a testimony to Spielberg's career that a two-and-a-half-hour documentary on his life and work could both feel too long in some places and yet oddly inadequate in others. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
82% Captain Fantastic (2016) [It] shines as a sort of wish-fulfillment fantasy for a certain outdoors-oriented mind set, which almost makes up for its over-the-top moments and underwritten characters. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016