Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Moviedex, ChrisStuckmann.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C- 53% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) I feel like [director Yeon Sang-ho] misunderstood what he had the first time around. It seemed like he was just trying to make a "Hollywood" movie [for the sequel], and that's really not what made the first film so great. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
B+ 85% Happiest Season (2020) If you have the right talent assembled in your movie (and that comes down to casting), it's going to work, and this movie is cast wonderfully. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
A- 90% Run (2020) Probably my favorite thriller that I've seen in recent memory. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
B- 83% Freaky (2020) Pretty entertaining, and mostly because of Vince Vaughn. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
D 12% Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) This was the beginning of the end for the Halloween franchise. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
D 47% The Craft: Legacy (2020) A lot of this film just doesn't work, and a lot of that has to do with the characterizations... There is virtually no attempt to give character to the three [other] girls. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
No Score Yet Butterfly Kisses (2018) It's a fascinating look at how a filmmaker can become so obsessed with something, it destroys his life. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
No Score Yet Hellbound (1994) Hellbound is so bad, but man it's entertaining! - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
A- 45% Jennifer's Body (2009) What I love about this movie is, surprisingly, that Megan Fox is excellent. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
B+ 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) It's very well-directed and a total f---ing blast! - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
B- 56% The Craft (1996) I really enjoy the characters. Every single one of them is very unique and the film does an excellent job at fleshing out each girl. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
A+ 83% The Others (2001) The performances, writing, production design, cinematography, music, directing -- it's all top-notch. Everything about this movie really works. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
B+ 56% Blade (1998) Not only is this an important movie for comic book films in general -- it's just a f---ing blast! - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
B- 43% I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) A cheesy and sometimes melodramatic slasher film that is certainly not one of the best, but... It's directed better than a lot of the slasher films in recent years. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
A- 44% The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) One of very the few PG-13 horrors that actually does scare me, because it feels realistic, it feels adult, and it feels like there is real weight and dramatic implications. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
A+ 81% I Saw the Devil (2011) It's anchored by two fantastic performances. Seeing these two men go head-to-head psychologically and physically is enthralling. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
B+ 52% The Mothman Prophecies (2002) One of the creepiest movies ever made. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
A- 89% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) This movie is nothing but an exercise in tension. Grotesque, looming, filthy tension -- and on that count, the film works extremely well. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
B 61% Wolf (1994) It's an extremely mature werewolf movie... The film is actually kind of funny. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
B+ 86% Poltergeist (1982) One of the most fun haunted house movies ever made. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
C+ 89% Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020) I do recommend checking it out, especially if you're in a Halloween mood. It's a fun movie, but it could have been a lot better. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
C- 65% Predators (2010) This movie doesn't really know how to be its own film. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
B 97% Nomadland (2020) This movie is worth seeing specifically for Frances McDormand's performance, the beautiful cinematography, and also for the real-life nomads that the film includes. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
A- 97% One Night in Miami (2020) One Night in Miami is Regina King's directorial debut and, after seeing this film, I want to see her do just about anything. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
A- 80% Pieces of a Woman (2020) This film was terrific. It has what I think might be Shia LaBeouf's best performance to date. Vanessa Kirby is also incredible. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
C- 73% Mulan (2020) I admire Disney for trying to do something different -- they didn't just make a shot-for-shot remake of the original movie -- but all of the choices they made were inferior to the original film. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
B 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) It's such an optimistic movie, it's almost sugary. It's so sweet, likable, and not pretentious in the least. It's exactly what a Bill and Ted movie in 2020 should be. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
B+ 71% Tenet (2020) It's another intriguing and fascinating film from one of our most daring filmmakers working within the mainstream system. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
C+ 33% The New Mutants (2020) It feels like the movie doesn't have anything else up its sleeve. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
B- 47% Unhinged (2020) A refreshingly mind-numbing experience. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
C 60% Project Power (2020) Unfortunately, despite [a] great idea, this film takes that idea and puts it in the most generic plot ever. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
B 100% Host (2020) The characters, performances, and the skillful way [director] Rob Savage sets up his scares really save this movie. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
C- 76% The Rental (2020) A very generic slasher with nothing to say that hasn't already been said in movies like 13 Cameras. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
A+ 94% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) It could not be done better. They pulled no punches with this movie. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
C+ 81% The Old Guard (2020) It felt like there were all these great pieces here, but they didn't really do anything terribly interesting with them. They threw them in a lab and [added] a whole bunch of John Wick[-esque] scenes in hallways. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
C 79% Greyhound (2020) Basically nothing about this movie really connects, the characterization being one of the weakest elements. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
B+ 91% Relic (2020) It's really based around the characters. You feel more afraid in horror if you care about the people you're watching, because you start to feel fear for them, and in this film I did care about these characters. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
D 40% You Should Have Left (2020) If you e-mailed this script to an executive or an agent, they wouldn't even respond to you. They would just throw it in a pile. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
B 94% Honey Boy (2019) The movie feels very raw. LaBeouf's voice is very unfiltered through this movie... You can tell that he's working through things as he writes the movie. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
A- 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) As usual, Spike Lee has his finger on the pulse of America. This movie feels like it was made last week. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
87% Shirley (2020) It's the performances that save this movie for me. It has a very unique style of cinematography that sometimes grated on my nerves, but I think that was the intended outcome. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
C- 72% Becky (2020) No one is bad in the film, but it just feels really haphazard. It seemed like characters were positioned throughout the movie by the writers. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
C- 65% The Lovebirds (2020) It doesn't really feel like it has a script. It feels like it has bullet points and these actors are going from bullet point to bullet point, improving the whole time. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
B- 52% Guns Akimbo (2020) Daniel Radcliffe is very good in this movie, but the film starts to lose steam once you realize that it doesn't really have much else to offer beyond these high-energy action sequences. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
F 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) For whatever reason it just feels like a hodgepodge of scenes strung together to make a feature length runtime. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
C 39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) There's a lot of money on the screen, Angelina Jolie is once again really good in the film, the musical score is great, and some of the action sequences are cool. But the story this time around is even less investing than last time. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
A- 92% The Vast of Night (2020) Captures the live-wire immediacy of a few people in a small town stumbling across something monumental. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
No Score Yet Speak (2004) A strikingly relevant and underseen slice-of-life drama with an award-worthy turn from Kristen Stewart. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
D 48% Scoob! (2020) There's nothing new or interesting about this movie. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
C- 40% Capone (2020) None of it really worked for me. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020