Chris Bumbray

Chris Bumbray
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
52% Coming 2 America (2021) A tame but agreeable follow-up to the comedy classic. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
79% Boss Level (2021) An absolute blast from beginning to end. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
38% Cherry (2021) Way over the top (it has all the subtlety of a jackhammer) but undeniably entertaining and well-acted by Holland. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
64% Body Brokers (2021) A gem that's worth checking out. Shines a light on a diabolical practice few people know about. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
6/10 54% Silk Road (2021) Compelling but uneven. Well-cast but the real=life characters are ultimately two-dimensional. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
65% Willy's Wonderland (2021) Breezy fun. Well worth watching for Cage's silent performance. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
84% On the Count of Three (2021) Strongly acted and mostly entertaining, but the third act goes off the rails. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
100% The Sparks Brothers (2021) It's hard not to be a newly minted Sparks super fan by the time the credits roll. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) A truly epic Black Panther movie with excellent performances all around. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
75% Eight for Silver (2021) A neat spin on the werewolf genre. Very entertaining. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
5/10 76% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Visually stunning but often tedious although it may well become a cult classic. Some will love it, some will hate it. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
84% Passing (2021) An evocative debut for Rebecca Hall as a director - with great performances all around. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
70% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) While it won't necessarily convince you you're living in a simulation, Rodney Ascher's new documentary is compelling stuff. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
95% CODA (2021) Sundance at its best - a breakout hit in the making. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
87% Censor (2021) A terrific Sundance showcase for director Prano Bailey-Bond'and star Niamh Algar. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
92% The White Tiger (2020) A film that deserves to be a much bigger part of the awards conversation. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
47% 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
88% 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
46% 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
79% Greenland (2020) A surprisingly excellent Gerard Butler vehicle. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
51% 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
77% Uncle Frank (2020) A charming, sweet-natured coming-out tale. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
2.5/5 69% 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 26% 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
25% 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
75% 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
83% 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
83% 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
76% 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
64% 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
94% Nomadland (2021) 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
71% 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
60% 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
56% 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
78% 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