Chris Bumbray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
DVD Clinic , JoBlo's Movie Emporium , rec.arts.movies.reviews
Total Reviews:
681

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
7/10 63% Draft Day (2014) " A very solid MONEYBALL-esque sports drama, with the emphasis on the business side. Costner's best role in years. A major comeback part. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 10, 2014
8/10 82% Afflicted (2014) " The best found-footage movie since CHRONICLE. Ambitious, and beautifully shot. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 4, 2014
5/10 45% In the Blood (2014) " Fairly low rent, but the location photography is good, and Carano is fun to watch when she does her thing. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 2, 2014
7/10 88% Alan Partridge (2014) " Even audiences who've never heard of Alan Partridge (although they should have) will get a lot of laughs out of this. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Apr 2, 2014
8/10 77% Noah (2014) " Challenging, thought-provoking, and always entertaining. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 28, 2014
5/10 40% Divergent (2014) " While the tween and teen target audience will probably love it and make it a hit, it fails to measure up to THE HUNGER GAMES. That said, it's far better than any of the TWILIGHT's." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 20, 2014
8/10 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " Perfectly captures the magic of the show. A great follow-up. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4/10 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " A very dull sequel that cries our for the same kind of larger-than-life hero played by Butler in the original. Worth watching only for Eva Green. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Mar 6, 2014
7/10 48% Stalingrad (2014) " Melodramatic but often visually striking, One of the best uses of 3D in film since AVATAR. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 28, 2014
6/10 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Very silly, but overall a fun B-level actioner. In the pantheon of Liam Neeson action-flicks, it's a notch below TAKEN, better than UNKNOWN, and way better than TAKEN 2." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/10 10% The Bag Man (2014) " Like a bad Tarantino clone from the mid-nineties. Just awful. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 26, 2014
6/10 24% Pompeii (2014) " Silly but fun. No more, no less. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/10 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Hilariously ill-conceived. Works on a "so bad it's good" level. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3/10 52% Adult World (2014) " Cusack is pretty much the only reason to see this. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 13, 2014
5/10 48% RoboCop (2014) " Good direction isn't able to overcome a really bad script that feels like it was written by committee. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 11, 2014
2/10 10% Vampire Academy (2014) " Hard to believe the same Daniel Waters who wrote HEATHERS wrote this. The mythology here is hilariously convoluted. Also- the subtext about the Dhampirs being content servants (slaves even) is more than a little odd. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 7, 2014
33% The Monuments Men (2014) " A deliberately old-fashioned WW2 adventure that shines a light on a little known chapter of the war and never ceases to entertain. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 6, 2014
7/10 83% What We Do In The Shadows " Like a lost Hammer horror film from the seventies, only intentionally funny. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 30, 2014
8/10 —— Nick Offerman: American Ham " Funny and surprisingly wise. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/10 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Too many awkward moments make for a bad film. All three leads deserve better. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 30, 2014
8/10 40% Low Down (2014) " John Hawkes and Elle Fanning are outstanding. Possibly the most harrowing tale of drug addiction since REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 29, 2014
7/10 60% Young Ones " Tries to squeeze a little too much into a relatively scant running time, but overall YOUNG ONES is a pretty intriguing sci-fi effort. Michael Shannon is outstanding. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 29, 2014
8/10 79% Frank (2014) " A likely future cult-favorite. Fassbender gives the best performance ever given by an actor in a papier-mâché head mask." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 28, 2014
7/10 63% They Came Together (2014) " Wain's best film since WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER. Let's put it this way, if you get the double-entendre of the title and you think it's funny, this is for you." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 28, 2014
100% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " One of the best films to emerge from this year's Sundance, with an unexpectedly great performance by Bill Hader. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 27, 2014
5/10 36% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Uneven and self-indulgent." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 27, 2014
8/10 100% Killers " The best serial killer thriller since I SAW THE DEVIL. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 24, 2014
5/10 80% The Voices " The cast (including Reynolds) is terrific, and the direction is occasionally inspired, but in the end THE VOICES is far too morbid to work as a comedy. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 24, 2014
7/10 77% Infinitely Polar Bear " Could be subtitled "the lighter side of manic depression". Ruffalo is terrific, and the film is ultimately great family entertainment." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 24, 2014
6/10 50% Life After Beth (2014) " Worth seeing for Aubrey Plaza alone." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 23, 2014
8/10 100% The Trip To Italy (2014) " Coogan and Brydon are endlessly entertaining. Watching these two have a go at each other is a pleasure." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 23, 2014
9/10 92% Calvary (2014) " Brendan Gleeson is magnificent." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 22, 2014
8/10 100% Life Itself (2014) " A fitting tribute to one of the giants of film criticism. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 22, 2014
9/10 80% The Raid 2 (2014) " The best action sequel since Terminator 2. Contains some of the most gripping action sequences ever shot. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 22, 2014
8/10 95% Blue Ruin (2014) " A truly original revenge thriller." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 21, 2014
7/10 56% Camp X-Ray " Compelling and often thought-provoking." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 21, 2014
8/10 100% The Guest " So much fun. Wingard shows serious action chops, and DOWNTON ABBEY star Dan Stevens completely reinvents himself as a sort of Jason Bourne by way of THE TERMINATOR & Michael Myers. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 20, 2014
6/10 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Strangely uneven but Philip Seymour Hoffman is a le Carre natural. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 19, 2014
9/10 100% Cold in July (2014) " Feels like a lost eighties John Carpenter movie- and I mean that in the best way. Don Johnson is stunningly good. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 19, 2014
5/10 17% God's Pocket (2014) " Pretty dull, although the performances are excellent. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 18, 2014
8/10 97% Locke (2014) " Tom Hardy is brilliant in what's essentially a one-man show. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 18, 2014
9/10 94% Whiplash " Award-worthy performances by J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 17, 2014
6/10 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " One of the better entries in the series." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 3, 2014
8/10 49% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Surprisingly thoughtful and introspective. Gorgeous cinematography." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 25, 2013
4/10 30% Grudge Match (2013) " A tired GRUMPY OLD MEN retread. A waste of time and talent." — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 25, 2013
7/10 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " Idris Elba and Naomie Harris give brilliant performances even if the film falls short of being the epic big-screen treatment Mandela deserved. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 19, 2013
6/10 75% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Better than the first film, but still too long and drawn out. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 13, 2013
9/10 93% American Hustle (2013) " This year's ARGO in that it's a smart, adult caper that has the potential to both score major awards and major box office. It's a blast from start to finish. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 12, 2013
7/10 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " A fun retro-style sci-fi/horror hybrid. Like a lost eighties Alien-clone, but in a good way. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 4, 2013
9/10 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " One of the best movies of the year. Casey Affleck is Oscar worthy. " — JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 3, 2013
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