Chris Bumbray

Chris Bumbray
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
50% The Little Things (2021) Routine but entertaining. Has a killer ending and a reliably solid Denzel Washington performance. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
87% News of the World (2020) A terrific vehicle from Tom Hanks very reminiscent of latter-era work from stars like Jimmy Stewart or Gregory Peck. Beautifully directed by Paul Greengrass. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
49% Monster Hunter (2020) Mostly set-up for a more epic sequel. Decent enough when taken as a B-movie. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
73% Greenland (2020) A surprisingly excellent Gerard Butler vehicle. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
50% The Midnight Sky (2020) George Clooney's best film as a director since Good Night and Good Luck. Quite well done, with some terrific set pieces. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
96% Sound of Metal (2020) Masterfully acted and directed. The best film of the year. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
78% Uncle Frank (2020) A charming, sweet-natured coming-out tale. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
2.5/5 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) The plot is absolutely waifer thin, and at no point in any of the films did I feel that the characters were worth caring about, because none of them seem real to me. - IONCINEMA.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
4/5 75% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) (2007) Rodriguez just wants viewers to have a good time, and it comes across in the film -- which is an extremely affectionate homage to seventies exploitation films. - IONCINEMA.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
2.5/5 86% Paris Je T'aime (2007) Paris Je T'aime is a bit of a fiasco. Boasting an obviously large budget -- judging by the sharp production values and international cast -- the film does little to capture the magic of Paris, and rather comes off as a pretentious bore. - IONCINEMA.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
5/10 28% Jiu Jitsu (2020) Stifled by a low budget and some odd stylistic choices that mar the action scenes. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
45% Fatman (2020) Definitely won't be for everyone, but it has cult classic written all over it. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Doesn't do the book it adapts or the community it depicts justice. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
74% Jungleland (2020) A solid, character-driven piece in the vein of seventies-style dramas. Hunnam & O'Connell do some of their best work ever. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
82% Mank (2020) Mank is about a lot more than just the making of Citizen Kane. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
82% Let Him Go (2020) The best theatrically released movie since Tenet - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
8/10 83% Freaky (2020) Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton seem to be having the time of their lives in this fun horror-comedy mash-up. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
39% Honest Thief (2020) Not one of Neeson's better action flicks - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Powerhouse acting and Sorkin's usual crackling dialogue make this a must-see. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
53% Joe Bell (2021) Is it a message movie? Yes, but it's a message a lot of people need to hear. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
77% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Sure to establish Vanessa Kirby as an A-list movie star. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
65% The Devil All the Time (2020) A demented but compelling and well-acted southern gothic tale - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
96% Nomadland (2020) It's hard to imagine another American film this year that will be able to top NOMADLAND. A masterpiece. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
98% One Night in Miami (2020) A sure-fire awards contender with some powerhouse performances. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Award-worthy work from all involved. Jessie Buckley is on her way to becoming one of the greatest performers of her generation. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
73% Mulan (2020) A fun, albeit western, take on the classic Chinese Wu Xia genre. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
35% The New Mutants (2020) A movie best forgotten by all involved - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
8/10 70% Tenet (2020) Incredibly ambitious and inventive, Tenet is a film that demands repeat viewings. To boil it down - imagine a super cerebral version of a James Bond movie - but backwards. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) A solid, compassionate Disney tear-jerker. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
7/10 48% Unhinged (2020) Russell Crowe is a very credible villain in this slick little thriller. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
61% Project Power (2020) Fun actioner anchored by Jamie Foxx's dynamic physical performance and Dominique Fishback's powerhouse charisma. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
55% Random Acts of Violence (2020) Beautifully shot and well-acted, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE is an impressive modern-day giallo. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
75% The Rental (2020) A rock-solid horror debut from director Dave Franco - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
79% Greyhound (2020) A taut, efficient WW2 thriller with a typically rock solid Tom Hanks performance. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
80% The Old Guard (2020) An enjoyable, energetic action flick that delivers all the thrills we've been lacking on the big screen. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
9% Force of Nature (2020) An ok rental for Mel Gibson completists but not much more. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
70% 7500 (2020) A taut thriller anchored by Levitt's performance. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) A thrilling, provocative action-adventure with soul. Delroy Lindo is Oscar worthy. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
74% The King of Staten Island (2020) Judd Apatow's most serious film to date and a terrific showcase for Pete Davidson and Bill Burr. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
70% The High Note (2020) Pleasantly acted but ultimately too familiar. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
66% Castle in the Ground (2019) A harrowing look at the opioid epidemic, with strong turns from Wolff and Poots. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
40% Capone (2020) Like it or not, CAPONE isn't a film that can be easily dismissed. Self-indulgent to the extreme, it's still oddly compelling. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
7/10 73% Haunters (2010) It's another solid example of how South Koreans can make good, mainstream entertainment, that's not afraid to embrace rich, colorful characters, and cross into occasionally dark territory. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
46% Arkansas (2020) A rather good, offbeat southern Neo-noir with great performances from Vince Vaughn and Liam Hemsworth. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) A likeable star vehicle for Beanie Feldstein. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
67% Extraction (2020) Exquisite action, but suffers from some clumsy melodrama and an over-the-top ending. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
41% The Quarry (2020) Well-made and anchored by some tremendous performances. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
87% Sea Fever (2020) A well-acted, character driven creeper. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) Basically an R-rated redux of COP & A HALF, but worth watching for a hilariously unhinged Betty Gilpin. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
62% The Informer (2020) A solid, under-the-radar thriller that's well worth checking out. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020