Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 46% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) DeKnight's considerable talent feels jilted by an aggressively commercial experience. Uprising takes the Pacific Rim story and turns it into a brand.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B 50% Tomb Raider (2018) This is one of the most faithful video game adaptations ever made...I think Tomb Raider fans will mostly be happy. It's not a great film by any means, but for the most part it's a fun action thriller to watch.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
D 39% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) This movie was doesn't know how to be all that scary. The tension isn't as real as it should've been.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
C- 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Ava DuVernay is great, and she brings a lot to the table...this is visually stunning sometimes, but sometimes it's also horrible looking...I don't think it worked.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
A- 91% Love, Simon (2018) The dialogue didn't feel forced; it was charming, witty and extremely relatable.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
D 18% Death Wish (2018) There's not a single memorable action scene. It's a mish mash of tones filled with wooden performances, a very boring lead character and no clear cut villain. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
D 35% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) I can't think of one memorable combat scene. How sad is that? ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
A 87% Annihilation (2018) This is a SciFi movie, that's what I want to see. The kind of film that made me stand around outside the theater as it closed for thirty minutes with my friends talking about it. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
C+ 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Red Sparrow is a frustrating film. I would say that I liked about half of it, and the other half I had a difficult time grasping.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
D 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) I found this to be one of Clint Eastwood's worst films. I thought the emotion was very fake.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
B+ 97% Black Panther (2018) What's honestly amazing about this film is that I'm not thinking about the action, the cool epic moments...I'm thinking about the things that shape these characters into who they become...I have to commend Black Panther, but it's not a film without flaws.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
F 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The film isn't even sexy. The sex scenes are just strange and awkward; and the relationship, like I said, is so toxic that you can't really get any enjoyment out of those scenes either. It's just a giant disappointing mess.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
A- 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) This is a beautiful film -- one that is startlingly real. It feels so blisteringly sensual and in the moment, that it's almost impossible to ignore.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
A 95% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) I'm blown away by just the construction of the scenes, and by all of the effects that have been incorporated to make everything move fluidly; and there's also this charming imperfection to the animation that just makes it so gorgeous.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
A 78% All the Money in the World (2017) For what they went through in filming this movie, and the last-minute changes, this film holds up incredibly well. And I think it's one of Scott's best in years.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
A 82% Molly's Game (2018) I was riveted from beginning to end with Molly's Game. It has some of the best performances of the year, it has some of the best writing of the year and it has a true life story that is so vastly strange and unbelievable that it truly has to be witnessed.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
C 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) As a space thriller it works well enough, but as a film that tries to traverse and connect the Cloverfield universe my brain is exploding -- and not in a good way.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
A- 90% The Devil's Candy (2017) [Pruitt Taylor Vince] knocks it out of the park in this movie. Just about every time he walked on frame he just gave me chills. He's such an unsettling presence in this film. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
C+ 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The things that really should have made [Thomas] change and evolve as a character feel like background elements at times. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
D+ 14% Winchester (2018) Beyond the performances and the production design and the fact that the movie does look good, there's really not that much to like here. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
B- 31% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) A lot of the strengths of this movie comes from the performance by Lin Shaye as Elise. She's always good, but this film entirely focuses on her character, so she gets to shine a lot... and she really does.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B+ 91% Phantom Thread (2018) I was mostly riveted by this movie because of the incredible work from both Daniel Day-Lewis, and the actress who portrays Alma (Vicky Krieps).‐
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
A+ 100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) This movie is a masterpiece. That term gets thrown around a lot -- it's a very easy thing to say about great films like this -- but this movie is one of the best. This is one of the very few films that I will call perfect.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C+ 84% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) In the long run the film was disappointing -- because I just didn't care that much about Mary, the main character, and her hero's journey is strangely murky.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B 54% 12 Strong (2018) The true story is served well enough -- to the point where you have a huge amount of respect for these men when you leave the theater.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C+ 40% Den of Thieves (2018) The ending is awful. It's so silly, and unnecessary.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
A 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 surprised the hell out of me, and this is coming from somebody who loved the first. This is a sequel that doesn't disappoint.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B+ 97% Coco (2017) Despite the fact that it's so well told and really beautifully directed, it doesn't have as investing a story as I would have liked because it does feel like other things we've seen before. But still, this is a good movie. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
B- 57% The Commuter (2018) It doesn't overstay its welcome, it doesn;t overstep its boundaries with its plot. It just tries to be an entertaining movie with characters that you can get behind.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
A- 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Oh hai, great movie! The Disaster Artist is a loving tribute to all those who dream big, even when everything seems to be going wrong.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B- 40% Justice League (2017) The 2-hour runtime mandated by Warner Bros makes the setup feel rushed, but the chemistry of the game cast, the heroic tone, and the exciting action keep Justice League afloat.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B+ 69% Pyewacket (2018) The more I've thought about the film since seeing it, the more I've come to appreciate the restraint, which is a rare quality in horror films.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C- 50% The Glass Castle (2017) The Glass Castle's story is packed with darkness, but the film mistakenly tries to uplift us at every turn, asking us to smile while we watch a family driven into the dirt.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
D 38% Kidnap (2017) Kidnap could've been the Breakdown of 2017, but instead it feels more akin to those direct-to-video thrillers that pile into Wal-Mart bins.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B+ 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) A stylish and creepy haunted house ride that doesn't let up.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
A 92% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan crafts a frighteningly realistic portrayal of the Allied soldiers' evacuation, with some of the best aerial dogfights ever put to screen.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
B+ 84% Megan Leavey (2017) A heartfelt and touching film featuring one of Kate Mara's best performances.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
A+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) War for the Planet of the Apes is a stunning masterpiece. It's brutal, bleak and authentically moving.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
B 45% Rough Night (2017) Your fair share of debauchery and accidental murder is present, but Rough Night is also surprisingly charming, with hidden depth under the surface.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B 20% The Book of Henry (2017) The Book of Henry is an original story that breaks rules. It will undoubtedly rattle audiences as a result. I think that's great.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
A- 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot's portrayal of Wonder Woman is full of joy and completely without angst or cynicism. It's a breath of fresh air and a total blast from start to finish.‐
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
B 44% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Phoenix Forgotten is a surprisingly effective mystery more focused on the obsession that comes with unexplained phenomena than with loud noises in the night.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
A- 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ghost in the Shell is a stunning, faithful adaptation of Mamoru Oshii's classic film, while admittedly not as psychologically appealing.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
C- 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island features enough frenetic monster action to satisfy some, but the whole affair can't escape a vapidly hollow feeling after the credits roll.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
D- 23% Collide (2017) At the very least, Collide offers the novelty of seeing Ben Kingsley give a monologue about his love for the tight body of Burt Reynolds.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
B+ 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is an exciting debut from Peele, who deftly combines enticing racial satire with genre thrills to impressive results.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
D- 21% Don't Hang Up (2017) The killer seems to have a master switch to every single electronic device in the hapless pranksters' house. It's tough to take the film seriously when the unknown assailant has CIA powers of surveillance.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
B 23% Sleepless (2017) Far better than most January releases, Sleepless is an enjoyable action thriller with a great turn from Jamie Foxx. Escapist entertainment. Nothing more, nothing less. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
A+ 97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) The animation is spectacular, the characters are wonderfully realized, and the seamless combination of humor and drama is delightfully refreshing.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
A+ No Score Yet Tenshi no tamago (Angel's Egg)(Egg of God) (1985) It feels like a drug-induced trip of psychedelic imagery while also being relentlessly meaningful... It's a film so ambitious and unconventional that nearly any interpretation can be considered correct.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016