Chris Plante

Chris Plante
Chris Plante's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Verge Polygon
Publications: The Verge, Polygon

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
30% Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) Director John Hancock and lead actress Zohra Lampert collaborate to produce something stranger and vaguer than the film's countless contemporaries, giving the heroine far greater agency. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
66% Contact (1997) The core message feels a little thinner... but the story is no less propulsive, particularly the final 40 minutes which play like an acid trip at the planetarium. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) Without voice over, you see footage from these once-lost-films not as documentary materials, but as films, the way people in the turn of century saw them. They're beautiful and alive. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) What an incredible film. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
72% Ready Player One (2018) In fact, it appears, for a moment, to be barreling toward a potent critique of the book and the broader culture of the privileged, young white millionaire men of Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, it stumbles at the finish line. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Edelman has crafted a structure that always seems to answer the viewer's next question without allowing the complicated themes or various narrative threads to become overwhelming. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
45% The Discovery (2017) An exceptional cast does their damnedest with what they have, but the lines hang dully in the air. It's like watching a high-school play starring a gaggle of anxious teens. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) A beautiful, somewhat traditional love story. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
78% The Little Hours (2017) Beneath all the bodily fluids and sex jokes, Baena and his actors show a deep fascination with the way we communicate our love, romantically and platonically. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
79% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) As a call to recruit and energize a new generation of environmentalists, no, it's not good. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
88% Wind River (2017) Better than the lion's share of action films and crime procedurals on film and television. The violence, in particular, is special. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
91% A Ghost Story (2017) The film has a good shot at burrowing into the brain of the viewer, where it will haunt them for much longer than its runtime. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
36% Kuso (2017) The copious gore, the cruel extended rape joke, the abortion sight-gags, and any number of other vomit-inducing pseudo-goofs are so distracting and disorienting that making sense of the film would require a repeat viewing. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
96% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) The film would be thuddingly familiar if not for Waititi's willingness to grasp overused tropes and manipulate them into something new. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
94% Nuts! (2016) Like a great true crime story, it is impossible to look away from. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
92% Grease: Live! (2016) Grease: Live opted for a more cinematic approach, connecting the dots between the live-to-tape soap operas of the 1940s and the "live music videos" you see at contemporary MTV awards shows. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
95% Sing Street (2016) I say this with love, sincerity, and respect: Sing Street is Once: Kidz Bop Edition - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) With its cathartic score and Lonergan's habit of underplaying his most dramatic moments, what could be an excruciating journey has a disarming grace - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) There's little refuting Herzog's gift as a documentarian. Even condensed, his interviews manage to squeeze fresh stories from people and technology exhaustively covered by books and media. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
85% Other People (2016) Acute, specific observations on life with cancer mostly elevate what could have been an overfamiliar tale of self-pity. Other People isn't perfect, but it's deeply personal. - The Verge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016