Chris Knight

Chris Knight
Chris Knight's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 100%

Driving With Selvi (2016)

"The film offers the chilling statistic that some 250 million women worldwide were married before the age of 15, a third of them in India. There are many more Selvis out there with less happy narratives." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3.5/4 92%

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)

"If you think you know how a documentary about the European migrant/refugee crisis will play out, Fire at Sea will surprise." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2.5/4 91%

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016)

"Children of a certain maturity level could find their minds blown by such deep thoughts. And if the younger ones are a bit bored - well, it's still just 44 minutes." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 27, 2016
3.5/4 73%

Mean Dreams (2016)

"Smart slice of home-grown cinema." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Where the first Reacher was a plodding mess (even Werner Herzog as the villain couldn't save it), this new one feels fresher and moves faster." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 81%

Christine (2016)

"Even 40 years on, the events of July 1974 will send a chill through your bones at the conclusion to this story." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 14, 2016
1.5/4 81%

American Honey (2016)

"Do you enjoy bloated, repetitive and heavy-handed movies? If so, gorge yourself on American Honey, a coming-of-age film so drenched with simple metaphors about Americana that you expect it to leave a sticky residue." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 14, 2016
1.5/4 40%

Unless (2016)

"The best adaptations stand on their own. Unless, adapted by director Alan Gilsenan from Carol Shields' novel, doesn't stand so much as slowly slide to the ground." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/4 100%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"The film more than earns any tiny lapses in logic." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/4 71%

Asura: The City of Madness (2016)

"Kim is a deft hand with the ol' ultra-violence, but viewers may wonder if we really need every scene to be spattered in blood." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 14, 2016
1.5/4 48%

Complete Unknown (2016)

"Complete Unknown could play out as a gripping mystery or tidy thriller. Instead, the screenplay from Julian Sheppard and director Joshua Marston unfurls as a sedate drawing-room drama." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/4 50%

The Accountant (2016)

"Does the film ultimately add up to good entertainment? I leave you with the wisdom of former accountant Bob Newhart: "My theory of accounting was that as long as you got within two or three bucks of it, you were all right."" ‐National Post
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 74%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"The story resonates today, both as an important early chapter in the sordid tale of American race relations, and as frightfully good cinematic drama. [Nate Parker] clearly understands the incendiary nature of the story." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/4 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"The result is a mostly a bloodless thriller." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 82%

Imperium (2016)

"A highly effective thriller." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 30, 2016
1/4 27%

Milton's Secret (2016)

"Is it enough that a movie's heart is in the right place? Milton's Secret suggests it's not." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/4 77%

The Lovers And The Despot (2016)

"The result is a fascinating Cold War spy story, but one with a few too many unanswered questions and unlit corners." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3.5/4 70%

Operation Avalanche (2016)

"Operation Avalanche is both a hilarious mockumentary and a tense thriller that dares to imagine what crazy people have been saying for 40 years; that Apollo astronauts never actually walked on the moon." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Deepwater Horizon does very little that is new or improved when compared to past movies about real-life disasters. But it goes through the motions with such certainty and skill that it's hard to fault the film for being what it is, and doing it well." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 67%

Finding Altamira (Altamira) (2016)

"Director Hugh Hudson shoots in lush settings and provides ample footage of the incredible paintings; this could make a nice double feature alongside Werner Herzog's documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 23, 2016

Transpecos (2016)

"Transpecos, a remarkably assured first feature from director/co-writer Greg Kwedar, takes a simple story of cross-border drug smuggling and crafts a riveting drama in the scrubby Texas desert." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 100%

The Age of Shadows (Mil-jeong) (2016)

"[This] spy picture is top-notch, with masterful editing, and inspired musical cues that include Louis Armstrong's" When You're Smiling" as a backing track to one of several rather intense torture scenes." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/4 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"Witty crosstalk should be one of the pleasures to be had in a men-on-a-mission movie like this one, but there's not enough of it." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/4 64%

Storks (2016)

"What it lacks in quality it more than makes up for in enthusiastic lunacy." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 22, 2016
1/4 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"There isn't much that feels fresh in this outing. The one exception is Emma Thompson." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 63%

Snowden (2016)

"The world needs more Edward Snowden movies. The question is whether it needs Oliver Stone's Snowden movie." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 83%

Sully (2016)

"Eastwood's decision to focus on the "yes-but" questions is wise, giving the film, if not a life-or-death narrative arc, a more relatable tension." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 100%

For the Love of Spock (2016)

"[A] personal yet informative tribute." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 9, 2016
1/4 13%

The Wild Life (2016)

"The best thing to be said about this pedestrian, sedentary storyline is that it contains no bathroom humour. But since it also contains practically no humour at all, this isn't much of an endorsement." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 9, 2016
1/4 40%

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"Louis Drax is a disaster. That's true of the title character, a nine-year-old boy whose life has been filled with one near-fatal accident after another. Unfortunately, it also describes this movie, the latest from director Alexandre Aja." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 38%

Up for Love (Un homme à la hauteur) (2016)

"Up for Love is a sweet romance that doesn't overplay its premise or overstay its welcome." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3.5/4 39%

Morgan (2016)

"While it is set firmly in the present, or at best a few years out, the message is clear; the days of Blade Runner are closer than we may think." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3.5/4 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"The Light Between Oceans has one eye on the coming awards seasons, the other on delivering some wonderfully weepy entertainment. Expect success on both fronts." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/4 35%

Manhattan Night (Manhattan Nocturne) (2016)

"Manhattan Night isn't a great example of the genre, but it's the best you'll get this side of 1959." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 100%

Ixcanul (2016)

"Ixcanul is a moving portrait of a clash of cultures we North Americans may never experience firsthand. " ‐National Post
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 84%

In Order of Disappearance (2016)

"There's some dark humour in the screenplay; for instance, we learn that the deathbed "tell my wife ..." scene is very different when it's "tell my ex-wife ..."" ‐National Post
Posted Aug 26, 2016
2/4 92%

Southside With You (2016)

"Southside With You, while sweet and never less than reverent with its subjects, is hardly one of the great on-screen romances. It's also remarkably devoid of tension." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 26, 2016
1/4 48%

Edge of Winter (2016)

"Some films do a slow burn. And some burn so slowly that they risk having their fire go out completely. Edge of Winter is, alas, of the latter variety. " ‐National Post
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 88%

Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)

"Kopple's cameras don't always capture Jones at her most cuddly, but her perseverance and energy, even during the worst of her illness, jump off the screen." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2.5/4 79%

Unlocking the Cage (2016)

"Unlocking the Cage, is an uneven journey that might have benefitted from standing back a step and taking a wider view of the issue." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/4 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"Half dream, half nightmare and completely original, Kubo and the Two Strings is a story that will amaze and delight. " ‐National Post
Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/4 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"By the time we reach the climax of this smoking modern western, the conclusion seems both tense and inevitable." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/4 26%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"The latest adds the miracle of 3D, but that's not enough to top its illustrious, 11-Oscar predecessor. In the box office chariot race, this one finishes second." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 40%

Operation Chromite (2016)

"It's your typical men-on-a-mission movie, and commits most of the typical sins, including cheesy death scene dialogue, melodramatic music and excess slow motion... But damned if it doesn't also do enough things right to pass muster." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/4 55%

Zoom (2016)

"Zoom is three Canadian movies for the price of one, which just about makes economic sense. Individually they're not much, but they add up to something entertaining if a touch uneven." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/4 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"There's the problem with Sausage Party. It's essentially a one-joke movie, and while it gets great mileage (and calories!) from the gag, it ultimately comes down to variations on the theme." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 86%

Phantom Boy (2016)

"Much is left unsaid in this gentle children's fable, mostly because the filmmakers assume kids are smart enough to read between the lines." ‐National Post
Posted Jul 29, 2016
0/4 33%

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016)

"No one has died from believing the Earth is flat or the moon landings didn't happen. But believing that vaccinations are dangerous can kill you." ‐National Post
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 60%

Bad Moms (2016)

"As frothy and funny as it is forgettable, Bad Moms is also the latest proof that the humour gene is not exclusive to the Y chromosome." ‐National Post
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/4 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"Woe betide anyone who wanders into its big screen version without a thorough grounding in the show." ‐National Post
Posted Jul 22, 2016
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