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Chris Klimek

Chris Klimek
Chris Klimek's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice, NPR, The Dissolve

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) As derivative as Fallen Kingdom is, it's still a step up from its immediate ancestor.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
51% Superfly (2018) A more seasoned director of narrative features might've figured of how to sustain these high points. But Lutz careens among tones like a chromed-out Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado that's had its brake lines cut.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) A refreshing tonic against blockbusteritis.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
52% Rampage (2018) Rampage is the kind of fearless, discomfiting art that wrestles with our place in the cosmos like Steve Irwin wrestling a crocodile. ‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) By the time Anderson's animators show us a meal of sushi being prepared in meticulous close-up, I was ready for any trick Anderson wanted to perform for me. Isle of Dogs takes Best in Show.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) Inevitably, there's an dull coda that sets up a sequel, but by that point you'll have been vainly searching the frame for the words GAME OVER for at least half an hour.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
40% Gringo (2018) A passable in-flight movie that limps home across the border with nothing much to declare.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Captures the existential misery of the espionage trade like no film since Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - despite some willfully opaque plotting.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) Enough of what happens in the first hour sort of makes sense that one is inclined to forgive the fast-spinning, computer-animated ludicrousness of the second, especially since that second hour is considerate enough to last only 45 minutes.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
26% Bright (2017) Critics have already lined up to pillory Bright as among the year's worst releases. Don't believe the clickbait.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) To place yourself in GDT's hands, as he tells the type of story he tells better than anyone else, is a rich pleasure.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) A C-grade B-movie wherein all involved fully satisfy their contractual obligations.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It's the first of McDonagh's movies to match the maturity of his plays, and the first time he's pushed past writing about hitmen and screenwriters to make something that feels like it could be about your neighbors.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) What it lacks in urgency - which is a lot, given that the story involves an extinction-level threat to Asgard and All Who Therein Dwell - it makes up for in alacrity.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
29% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon might be the biggest embarrassment to pious Hollywood liberalism since Crash won best picture in 2006.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
63% The Foreigner (2017) No ticket-buying constituency is likely to feel well-served by The Foreigner, a chilly marriage of political thriller and latter-day Liam Neeson-style geriatric revenge-o-rama.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Less a generational iteration from its precursor than an evolutionary leap.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
86% American Made (2017) It's everything you could want from a flashy true-crime biopic skewering the hypocrisy and malice of the Reagan Administration's covert war in Central and South America.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) 110 minutes or so in the middle of this 141-minute hero sandwich ... are a guily, guilty, guilty-your-honor pleasure.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
69% mother! (2017) On its most superficial, accessible level, mother! is squirm-inducing fun.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) Maddeningly imperfect but still honorable.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) Is it ethical to make a war movie this beautiful?‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Suspenseful, mournful, grand, sensitively performed by the ape-actors, and told with such visual authority that whenever the humans start flapping their fancy gums you sort of resent it.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) If they're going to be as fizzy and funny and warmhearted as this, keep 'em coming.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) Walk or take public transit to the theater, as the urge to drive recklessly on your way home will likely prove overwhelming.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
80% Becoming Bond (2017) Very funny.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) I daresay it is the very best fourth sequel ever made to a movie based on a 50-year-old theme park ride.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) A shamelessly high-minded, Byron-and-Shelley-quoting existential inquiry into the origin of three species and the nature of belief that goes slumming in genre territory just enough to get itself greenlit.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
36% Snatched (2017) It ... throws enough to curveballs to repay your modest 90-minute investment.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
80% Chuck (2017) Falardeau does a competent job of charting Wepner's dissolution and recovery, but he doesn't mine the story for its many cruel ironies.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
68% Free Fire (2017) The whole thing is awfully nihilistic, but that's film noir for you.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) I get that these movies are not primarily targeted at English-speaking audiences, but they've got a writer (Chris Morgan, who's done a half-dozen of these) on payroll. He could try writing a little. It would pass the time.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
68% Life (2017) "The film is a saddening bore," David Bowie sang in "Life on Mars," a tune from a far more optimistic era. It ain't quite as bad as that, but it ain't much.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Every time the movie threatens to get interesting, one of its hordes of ersatz, non-animated characters shows up and starts talking again.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
93% Logan (2017) The only problem with calling it the boldest and most affecting superhero flick in many years is that it's barely a superhero movie at all.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Truly, madly, mercilessly entertaining, even when it makes you want to jump out of your skin.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) You might think you're watching the face-shooting revenge flick Frederico Fellini never got to make.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) This is not a film that subtly suggests anything, but one of the things it insists upon most loudly is that women who are approximately 45 percent of Diesel's age cannot keep their hands off him.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
80% Patriots Day (2017) It isn't quite Captain Phillips or Zero Dark Thirty, but it's a more thoughtful and restrained film than you might've been expecting.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
35% Live By Night (2017) The picture is handsome and ambitious but maddeningly unfocused.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) Passengers, a fairy tale set aboard a luxury spaceliner, has billion-dollar ideas and five-cent guts.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A a tense, well-made spacefaring war movie about a desperate and demoralized band of insurgents standing up against a rising authoritarian regime.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
59% Allied (2016) They don't make 'em like they used to, except when they do.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
70% Bleed For This (2016) Thirty of Paz's 50 career victories were by knockout, but Bleed for This wins more narrowly, on points.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
60% Lazy Eye (2016) Lazy Eye is less a will-they-or-won't-they than a will-it-stick-this-time-and-why-didn't-it-before. Mostly, it's an an are-we-the-same-people-we-were-then.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) It's good, in a sturdy, muted, unsurprising way.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Never Go Back is deeply mediocre, as rote and indistinct as most of the action flicks that've marked Liam Neeson's late-career lull.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
52% The Accountant (2016) With its chilly atmosphere, unhurried pacing, minimal music, and close attention to behavior (not just the unwavering routines of its main character), this movie could've been made in the 70s.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The result feels less like a thoughtfully-conceived franchise-starter than a picture that was rushed out of the editing suite prematurely.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
35% Blair Witch (2016) Tedious in its early going and all but unwatchable in its final half-hour, the movie feels interminable at a barely-feature-length 89 minutes.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016