Chris Stuckmann

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
D+ 34% 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 13% 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- 14% 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+ 58% 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+ 58% 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- 86% 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- 45% 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 68% 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 48% 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 92% 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+ 20% 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 92% 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
C+ 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) There's a lot to like, namely Rami Malek, who is essentially Freddie Mercury reincarnated... but overall, it was far too safe for my taste. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B- 80% Overlord (2018) Enjoyable...I didn't care about a single character in this movie, and I didn't care who got blown up...I didn't feel invested, but it was action-heavy enough and well-acted enough to appreciate...once it commits, it's really entertaining. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
C+ 58% The Grinch (2018) It's a beautiful-looking movie. Young kids will like it, but I was kind of bored with it. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
A- 84% Creed II (2018) A solid, emotionally rich sequel that builds upon the Creed legacy. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
C 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Rowling's script was the real problem here. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
C+ 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The actors were fine, it's just...what they did with these characters...this film mistakes why we like [them]. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
D- 40% Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Absolutely atrocious. I admire the fact that they did try to propel the story in a different direction. But the story they chose was insanely boring. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A 59% In the Mouth of Madness (1995) The most simplified stories are often the best ones...it's not just an entertaining Twilight Zone-esque film, you can really tell that Carpenter and De Luca were trying to create something different. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A 94% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Great build-up, the suspense and apprehension, getting you invested in a sequence...this movie has that. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A 85% The Exorcist (1973) They went above and beyond...we have movies like The Exorcist to thank for so many other movies... - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
7% Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) Atrocious on every level...but there is something to say about the fact that it exists, and the drive he had to get it made. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
A 95% The Evil Dead (1981) The sheer passion, the ingenuity of them wanting to make this movie...a classic. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
C+ 46% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It just feels like Sony really wanted to get a sequel out, rushing a lot of elements and making the end product feel disposable. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
C 80% Halloween (2018) Lacks atmosphere. When tension begins to mount, it's undercut by misplaced humor. This is a frustrating film that gets so much right but falters with key elements. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
A- 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Some of the best performances of the year...Cooper is going to be a great director if he can continue this kind of filmmaking momentum. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B 87% First Man (2018) It has amazing performances, and it's technically very well presented. Unfortunately, I felt very detached from Neil Armstrong. - ChrisStuckmann.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018