Chris Bumbray

Chris Bumbray
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
50% The Hummingbird Project (2019) an interesting, well-acted little film - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
50% Captive State (2019) Occasionally incoherent, but often audacious and dazzling. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
53% Finding Steve McQueen (2019) A low-key charmer. Like the DOC HOLLYWOOD of heist movies. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
73% Triple Frontier (2019) An impressive, adult-driven action thriller. Terrifically cast and acted, impeccably directed. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
41% The Kid (2019) A modest, but well-down revisionist western. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
54% Greta (2019) If you can accept it as pure camp it's a lot of fun. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) A charming, surprisingly mature and sensitive third installment to the ever-popular series. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) A fun rom-com spoof. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) A truly immersive experience in the vein of AVATAR. Has a certain cheese factor, but undeniably entertaining. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
95% The Mustang (2019) Simple but powerful. Schoenaerts is terrific. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
44% Relive (2019) Well-acted, but this time-travel thriller is a mess. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Should make Jillian Bell a legit star. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
36% Corporate Animals (2019) Had the potential to be so much better. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
60% Official Secrets (2019) A rock-solid docudrama. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
91% Little Monsters (2019) A really fun change-of-pace role for the great Lupita Nyong'o. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
100% Honey Boy (2019) A major comeback for Shia LeBeouf in this auto-biographical drama. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
93% Blinded by the Light (2019) One of the best movies about fandom ever made. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
57% Wounds (2019) Very well-acted but ultimately doesn't amount to much. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
90% Big Time Adolescence (2019) Pete Davidson is exceptionally well-cast in this fun comedy. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
89% MEMORY - The Origins of Alien (2019) A thought-provoking deep dive into the roots of the ALIEN franchise. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
94% The Report (2019) A thought-provoking, sure fire Oscar contender. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Great fun for wrestling fans, and non-fans too! - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
65% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Works better as an Altman-esque satire of the art-world than a horror film. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
87% The Nightingale (2019) A masterful revenge thriller, but requires a strong stomach. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
85% I Am Mother (2019) Clara Rugaard delivers a startling performance. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
80% The Lodge (2019) White-knuckle, elevated horror. This year's HEREDITARY. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
64% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Uneven as a whole, but Zac Efron's portrayal is compelling. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
76% Late Night (2019) A thoroughly pleasant crowd-pleaser. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
24% Polar (2019) Horribly sophomoric that adds absolutely nothing to the genre. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
67% Native Son (2019) A modern day updating of the seminal classic that's occasionally awkward, but always provocative. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
34% King of Thieves (2019) Should be so much better than it wound up being. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
19% Serenity (2019) Incredibly goofy thriller ruined by a twist destined to make it a camp classic for all the wrong reasons. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
38% Close (2019) Noomi Rapace is the only reason to watch this overly familiar actioner. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
7/10 37% Glass (2019) An inconsistent but highly entertaining ending to M. Night Shyamalan's UNBREAKABLE/SPLIT trilogy. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
73% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) A tightly-wound thriller with some terrific performances. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Beautifully acted, bittersweet tribute to a duo that's worth rediscovering. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) Beautifully silly and tons of fun. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
32% Welcome to Marwen (2018) An intriguing idea that goes horribly awry right from the start. Carell is badly miscast. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
93% Bumblebee (2018) Even if you despise the franchise, BUMBLEBEE is worth seeing. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
70% The Mule (2018) A bit shaggy but always watchable. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
26% Mortal Engines (2018) Like a ten episode season squeezed into a two hour film. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
13% Backtrace (2018) Not really a Stallone movie - or much of anything. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Just ok - but Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are superb. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
53% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) DEADPOOL 2 is good - this obnoxious cash grab is not. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) A dark, revisionist take on the classic that's not for the faint-of-heart, but striking in its own right. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
9/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The best Spider-Man movie to date. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
84% Creed II (2018) CREED II is your best case scenario. It lives up to the original and also stands on its own two feet, boding well for CREED III, IV and beyond - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
15% Robin Hood (2018) The bright spots are few and far between, with only Ben Mendelsohn's inspired scenery chewing providing any real entertainment value. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Its impressive how RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET does something similar to what READY PLAYER ONE tried to do, namely satirize our obsession with pop culture and the internet, but be a lot more effective with the message by being subtle. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
7/10 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) A dark and grim turn for the franchise that's already splitting critics. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018