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Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts
Chris Roberts's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Uncut Magazine [UK]

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95% Star Trek (2009) In short, it'll please everyone, while never being as bland as that might sound. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Mar 17, 2015
92% Source Code (2011) A complex, compelling story, part Groundhog Day, part Inception. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Apr 13, 2011
66% The American (2010) The American is not a film which explains everything. That's half the beauty of it. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 29, 2010
68% Leaving (Partir) (2010) With 2008's I've Loved You So Long, and now this, it seems that French cinema is pushing English-born Kristin Scott Thomas towards the best roles in an already storied career. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jul 14, 2010
55% The Killer Inside Me (2010) Winterbottom has said that movie violence shouldn't be pretty. And, clearly, he's got a point. It's a pity then, given the director's bravado, that his film's flaws are basic. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jun 9, 2010
57% Cemetery Junction (2010) This is a passable, mildly diverting, coming-of-age Brit-flick. Coming from the Gervais/Merchant stable though, it's a frustrating let-down after past successes. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Apr 21, 2010
86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Oplev focuses on the characters with grim intensity, simultaneously delivering a suspenseful thriller spring-loaded with shocks. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Mar 31, 2010
4/5 76% Invictus (2009) The strange marriage is conservatively boxed - as a director Eastwood is a master craftsman, but no visionary - but oddly effective. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2010
5/5 75% The Road (2009) Fans of No Country For Old Men may find the film insufficiently quirky (do not expect humour, not even the darkest kind), the decimated world created is wholly compelling and a submersive experience. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 85% Me and Orson Welles (2009) If there are romantic comedy elements to what is one of the eclectic Linklater's finest films yet, these are outweighed by a stellar character study. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Dec 4, 2009
3/5 79% The Informant! (2009) Only one role is fleshed out, and that's Damon's. With walrus 'tache and a dazzling mix of the naive and the Machiavellian, his is, despite the movie's lack of flair, one of the year's stand-out performances. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Nov 20, 2009
3/5 81% Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009) While its most dazzling scenes recall David Cronenberg's The Fly and Schrader's Catpeople, it topples into self-parody in spells, as if John Waters was remaking In The Realm Of The Senses. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Oct 16, 2009
4/5 89% Adventureland (2009) Much like its anti-hero, Adventureland is at first too gauchely intelligent for its surroundings, then learns to merge the best of what it is and what it isn't. Gentle is the new gross, it seems. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Sep 11, 2009
4/5 86% 500 Days of Summer (2009) A sharp spin on the usual rom-com formulae, this is funny, sensitive and challenges the genre's gender conventions. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Sep 4, 2009
5/5 96% Mesrine: Part 1 (Killer Instinct) and Part 2 (Public Enemy #1) (2010) This atypically French director takes on the proud heritage of American gangster movies and, wickedly, trumps them. Mesrine, who was no stranger to the canon of gangster lore, or indeed to egomania, would approve. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jul 31, 2009
5/5 82% Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2010) The second [part] throws in heart-stoppingly exciting blasts of Bullit and Papillon. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jul 31, 2009
4/5 89% Moon (2009) Make no mistake: Jones is a uniquely exciting prospect, whose cerebral, creepy and riveting Moon carves out his own elevated flight path. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jul 17, 2009
3/5 37% Gigantic (2009) Yet there's an echo of Hal Ashby, or even Hal Hartley, in the subversion of easy truisms about relationships, and its primary note - mild anxiety - may make it a cult favourite. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jun 19, 2009
3/5 85% Looking for Eric (2010) One of Loach's most entertaining, uplifting films. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jun 12, 2009
3/5 69% Synecdoche, New York (2008) Despite flaws of intellectual hubris, this is no vanity botch-up like Southland Tales. Fairweather fans may flee towards sunnier pictures. But when it's in the zone, it's moving, radical and exhilarating. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted May 15, 2009
3/5 84% State of Play (2009) It's very successful, gripping from start to finish in the way that Michael Clayton almost but not quite did. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Apr 25, 2009
3/5 85% Tyson (2009) James Toback's been close with Tyson since the 80s (he played in Toback's Black And White), and this stab at redemption is subjective and sympathetic. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/5 93% The Damned United (2009) Hooper's film rattles along crisply, with the director mixing punchy tussles on and off the field. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/5 67% Revolutionary Road (2008) While Yates' story retains flecks of perceptiveness, this is as disappointing as the characters' compromises. ‐ Uncut Magazine [UK]
Posted Jan 30, 2009