Chris Fennell

Chris Fennell
Chris Fennell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue
Publications: CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) A deliriously silly doomed-airline thriller that's all the right kinds of ridiculous. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
2/5 42% Homefront (2013) Unfortunately, this formulaic retro action throwback doesn't deliver on any front. All the B-movie tropes are plentifully applied, but none have the gleeful absurdity and guilty satisfaction of Stallone's beat 'em ups or Statham's own Crank cycle. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 50% Escape Plan (2013) Escape Plan's faults are obvious and hardly worth belabouring, but its successes are harder earned and carried off with a nostalgic, if not quite guilt-free, charm. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 39% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) The high moral seriousness of the central conceit in both Insidious films -- that of a haunted child -- undoubtedly deserves more delicate touches and more sobering scares. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 48% We're The Millers (2013) Thurber aims for a please-all comic strategy that feels mischievously naughty while remaining ultimately safe and middle of the road, but the reality is a wholly unconfident, tonally disjunctive summer ride. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) A Tex-Mex neo-western that embraces its dusty, southern setting, which stands out commendably amidst all the blood thanks to cinematographer Oliver Wood. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 44% Red 2 (2013) Sounds fun, right? Unfortunately, the reality is dutiful and underwhelming. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/5 60% The Frozen Ground (2013) A by-the-numbers addition to a well-worn genre that is destined to occupy the supermarket bargain bins sooner than perhaps expected. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 94% Blancanieves (2013) The recent rediscovery of silent film is unfortunately more of a casual awakening than a complete rebirth, although Blancanieves may be the finest example of it yet. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 89% A Field in England (2014) For all its drawbacks, A Field in England is undoubtedly best on the big screen -- if just for its striking visuals and memorable oddities. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 35% The Internship (2013) Vaughn and Wilson's old, bouncy rapport is the only genuine thing in the film and it's testament to them that they can make the stench of this unbelievable, frankly sinister premise even slightly endearing. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) One of the rare occasions where a sequel is better than the original, the G.I. Joe cycle will never appeal to critics, but at least G.I. Joe: Retaliation never tries to. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 80% Reality (2013) Explores the pratfalls of celebrity with the unashamed extravagance and reckless abandon of reality TV and its many characters. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 86% Babeldom (2012) At its best, Babeldom recalls Chris Marker's La Jetée, Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera -- but like the modern city, is harsh, unyielding and emotionally distant. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
1/5 7% Fire With Fire (2012) So tedious that it's not even aware of its own tediousness. Richard Schiff is a minor highlight as a morally challenged defence attorney, but ultimately, can do nothing more than polish an unmentionable. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 37% The Guilt Trip (2012) A pat, old-fashioned comedy that fails to capitalise on the substantial potential for humour of its leading duo. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 41% Parker (2013) Director Taylor Hackford is a schooled Hollywood veteran making his first action movie and, unlike the prefix of his surname might suggest, is experienced enough to adroitly balance chaos and coherence. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 76% The Bay (2012) With The Bay, Levinson has made a hypothetical work of citizen journalism about the extremist outcome of environmental neglect. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 61% The Last Stand (2013) Serves as moderately diverting and totally undemanding old-school Arnie fun, with enough wise cracks and rampant destruction to satisfy audiences. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Quebrando o Tabu (2013) It is incandescent with contempt for a system that has failed and kept failing, but without this, there would be no anger, and without anger, nothing will be done about it. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019