Chris Stuckmann

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A 100% Toy Story 4 (2019) There was never a dull moment...consistently entertaining and yet again another fantastic Toy Story movie. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
C- 24% Men in Black International (2019) Three sequels in and we've yet to get something as good as the original film. I think they should just stop. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
A- 95% Shadow (2019) A masterpiece, one of the best martial arts films I've ever seen. See it in theaters, it will not be the same at home. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
C 24% Dark Phoenix (2019) This is the end of an era, 19 years, and...they really played it safe. The characters say and do things that don't lead to anything. It should've been so much better than it was. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
A- 89% Rocketman (2019) It's hard to pinpoint any real flaws in this movie...the movie is enlivened by its own approach. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
C 56% Ma (2019) We like horror movies with unconventional villains, but unfortunately, they didn't drive it home. It's still worth seeing for Octavia Spencer's performance. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
B 97% Booksmart (2019) Sequences throughout the movie that over-rely on music betray the great performances...but go out and see this movie, I want to see what Olivia Wilde does next. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
C- 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It could have been a lot better, and as a massive Godzilla fan, I left super disappointed. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
B 57% Brightburn (2019) If the goals were a little more clear, the film could've been better...they could've played with the audiences' expectations much more, but this is an enjoyable horror movie, almost a slasher film. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
C- 57% Aladdin (2019) When the giant CGI Will Smith is bouncing around, it doesn't work...but when he plays himself, he's very charming, the best part of the movie...the actors are trying to break free, but some of the dialogue and performances are cringe-worthy. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
B+ 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) You have to hand it to them, giving it their all in these sequences...this is a great action achievement. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
B- 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) The human characters are flat and boring...but Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu saved the entire film, and there's a lot of him...about as good as a live-action Pokémon film could be. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
D- 31% The Intruder (2019) A thriller filled with unnecessary relationship drama that goes nowhere and a message about gun violence that's instantly tossed aside. Dennis Quaid is the one saving grace. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
B- 73% I Trapped The Devil (2019) A horror film more interested in sustained dread than easy answers. Scott Poythress gives a memorably unhinged performance. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
9% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) The only actor in this movie that I felt actually brought his A-game was probably Rupert Friend... He was good as the character, but it was a boring, boring character. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
A- 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A rousing finale. Epic in scale and in heart. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
D+ 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) A cool set-up, they just didn't do anything with it...this could have been a lot better. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
F 15% The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) Don't just look at real-life tragedies and try to exploit them...the ending is just so atrocious. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
C- 17% Hellboy (2019) David Harbour is good, but this is nowhere near as good as previous Hellboy projects. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is a joke. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
3% House of the Dead (2003) There isn't a thing of artistic value in this film. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
C+ 57% Pet Sematary (2019) A mediocre first half leads to a much better second. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
B 90% Shazam! (2019) Lighthearted and campy, Shazam is a happily self-aware throwback. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
A- 94% Us (2019) I wish it was a little more ambiguous. Other than that, an extremely well-made horror movie. Jordan Peele, if you want to continue in this genre, please do, it needs you. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
A- 100% Penguin Highway (2019) A wonderful film that uses unexplainable phenomena as a backdrop for childhood innocence and discovery. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
C 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It feels like a stepping-stone movie, not the powerful one we hoped for. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
C+ 60% Greta (2019) Without these two actresses, this would be a straight-to-video script...there wasn't enough on the page to warrant the talent. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
B+ 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) The writing was just so good, though the direction does disappear sometimes and feel listless...I'm reaching for things at this point. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
B 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) If you love this series, it will really please you, where these characters end up. Not as interesting as the first two, but still a damn good movie. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
B- 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) There was a super heartwarming theme to it all, one I understood and agreed with. I liked the third act and how it wrapped things up...but just because the message is good doesn't mean that it worked. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
B- 44% The Prodigy (2019) The emotion wasn't quite as earned as it should've been...but, for the majority of the run-time, I was impressed with the craftsmanship on display. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
C 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) I admire the film's riskiness, and it's not like other horror movies out...but whenever the film tries to be scary, it's the most mainstream, familiar scenes you've seen a thousand times. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
B 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Stunningly faithful to Yukito Kishiro's brilliant manga. This is an exciting time for anime fans. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
B 86% Modest Heroes (Ponokku tanpen gekijô: Chiisa na eiyû - Kani to tamago to tômei ningen) (2019) An inspirational opportunity to highlight the strengths of short-form animation. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
B 37% Glass (2019) Most filmmakers today don't take risks of this scale with original stories. Shyamalan didn't take the safe route, and in so doing, will polarize audiences. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
A 83% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) This is easily the best Dragon Ball movie ever made. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
D 49% Escape Room (2019) Definitely a talented filmmaker, but this feels like a studio-botched job...the movie took such a drastic nosedive into corporate sequel territory. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
A+ 93% It's a Wonderful Life (1946) A movie people will have a good time watching with their families for enduring decades. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
B 65% Aquaman (2018) It's a Saturday morning cartoon with an insane budget. The visual effects are stunning, but there are a lot of narrative and pacing issues...the movie saves itself continuously with phenomenal action sequences. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
C- 27% Mortal Engines (2018) This should've been amazing. Even the ending owes itself to another film...it feels like a bunch of movies we've seen before, that are better than this. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
B 93% Bumblebee (2018) I think most fans will just be happy that there's a Transformers movie honoring the legacy. Fans can breathe a nice sigh of relief. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
B- 54% Maleficent (2014) Angelina Jolie is good in the film, and I do think kids will dig this movie. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
A 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) I have not wanted a sequel to a Spider-Man film this much since Raimi's 2002 film. This is a wonderful superhero movie and an even better drama about an estranged father and son. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
D+ 19% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) There isn't much more to say. They try early on, a little bit...then they just give up and make a movie where someone walks around in a hallway. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
A+ 100% Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles was ahead of his time. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
B- 57% The House That Jack Built (2018) I wish I didn't have a grading system for movies like this. A film this strange and subversive...there are a lot of brilliant moments, and a lot of moments designed for you to hate them. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
F 15% Robin Hood (2018) Put it in the recycling bin. This version of Robin Hood is embarrassing. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
B 91% Mirai (2018) There's a lot of narrative jump-rope to get through, but it's still enchanting and brave. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B 91% Mandy (2018) Beautifully-shot film, although sometimes the use of processed grain and lens flares were distracting. The second half was exactly what I wanted, but the first half is a bit slow. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B+ 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) An extremely well-directed film. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018