Christopher Campbell Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell
Christopher Campbell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Movieline, About.com, Cinematical, Film School Rejects, Movies.com, Nonfics

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 95% Tickled (2016) Weird, funny, mysterious and controversial ... the further it digs the more surprising and strange it gets.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2016
4/5 91% City Of Gold (2016) It may only offer an illusion of understanding its subjects, but it suggests that Gabberts has full comprehension, which may also be an illusion but is good enough either way.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
B- 82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) Doesn't disappoint unless your anticipation is unrealistic. If you expect anything but a mix of the familiar and more light comedy on a made-for-TV scale, that's too bad.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
B+ 98% Zootopia (2016) "A very clever movie with the sort of meticulous world building that's ripe for the spawning of inventive humor."‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
3/5 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) Offers a different sort of space travel than expected, taking us into a man's headspace, which may not be as exciting but seems to be a more interesting place than the Moon.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) One of the duo's most intricately and wholly thematic movies, and yes, one of their least satisfying in its superficial narrative. Also, extremely silly. Even for the Coens.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
A- 99% Cameraperson (2016) A clever and fascinating self-portrait. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
4/5 96% Gleason (2016) The director of Finders Keepers proves again that he's brilliant at balancing the devastating and the hilarious.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2016
1/5 45% The Blackout Experiments (2016) A terribly ineffective nonfiction horror film. ‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
4/5 100% Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) "Few documentaries about an artist need to make you appreciate the person. This one does. It's an endearing portrait of someone with a lot of integrity and humanity."‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
5/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) People will be talking about how it blurs the line between narrative and nonfiction, but the more remarkable thing it does is smooth over the lines of documentary form.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
3/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "The best thing Kate Hudson has done in 16 years."‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
4/5 96% Nuts! (2016) "A wildly entertaining piece of animated nonfiction, blending tall tale and courtroom documentary."‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2016
4/5 82% Almost There (2015) Too many documentaries suffer for just assuming we'll agree their subjects are interesting. This one puts in the work and gives us reason to be compelled.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
B- 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) It hardly leaves a bad taste in our mouths, but we definitely don't ever need another helping.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
C 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) Nostalgia fodder at its most faithful and forgettable ... old-fashioned and wholesome but in a way that's old hat and wholly unimaginative.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Back In Time (2015) Coming out at the same time as Back to the Future Day has only hurt it, making it all the clearer that this scattered fandom doc has nothing special to offer its audience.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
D 18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) The worst adaptation of a Hasbro property yet, and that's saying a lot. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
86% Steve Jobs (2015) It's totally fitting that Fassbender doesn't resemble Jobs because we shouldn't ever think we're watching reality, or even a recreation of reality.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
29% Addicted To Fresno (2015) Greer is hilarious.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
84% The Walk (2015) One of this year's most theatrically necessary Hollywood movies ... see it for full cost with the most complete experience or totally skip it forever.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
64% The Visit (2015) Cringe comedy and cringe horror that encourages its audience to find the elderly to be ugly, weird, gross, fearsome and even suspect. Shame on Shyamalan's shaming.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/5 98% Welcome To Leith (2015) "While its story must be witnessed and engaged with, this is an unacceptable means through which we must do so." ‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 82% Deep Web (2015) A fine addition to the Internet-History Cinematic Universe.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2015
2/5 65% That Sugar Film (2015) Damon Gameau copies the Super Size Me model for an investigatory experiment [with] more style and pizzazz and inconsistency. ‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 88% A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015) The key to The Amina Profile's success is that, despite its twist, it is not constructed wholly in service to that twist.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 95% Amy (2015) Another affecting rush of archival footage, like Senna, but this one has a more interesting, sometimes troubling relationship between the footage and the subject.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
3/5 81% Batkid Begins (2015) Almost all the talking heads are excited and proud, filling the film with a positive electricity. It's a power that most docs of such simplicity just don't have.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
4/5 71% The Nightmare (2015) The Nightmare doesn't settle on giving us the willies. It wants to shake us up, to actually leave us restless ... It's a cleverly manipulative piece of nonfiction.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2015
3/5 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) Proves the value in having an oral history experienced visually rather than just verbally.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
A 96% The Russian Woodpecker (2015) This film has it all: humor, terror, drama, politics, revolution, history, prophesy, secrets, lies ... I can't recall the last time a documentary surprised me quite so much.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2015
2/5 97% Red Army (2015) At one point Festisov responds to a prompt by pointing out that he's not a historian. Neither is Polsky, and their exchange is not of much historical value.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 88% Actress (2014) There are uncomfortable moments here in the mixing of observed and staged situations, many of which involve a special sense of the ironic, to be appreciated on multiple levels.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2015
4/5 87% The Royal Road (2015) An utterly transfixing piece of work.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2015
C 12% Mortdecai (2015) Reminds me of the viral videos parodying Wes Anderson's style made by people who clearly don't get the filmmaker at all.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
93% Little Hope Was Arson (2014) Ultimately it's a very well-plotted story of faith, community, honor and the loss of each, and it's full of characters who are colorful and raw yet totally genuine.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2014
B 67% Altman (2014) A classy, genuinely enthralling and satisfying tribute, but still just fluff. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2014
C+ 40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014) A total puff piece, unapologetically so ... playing to the casualness of its director's films, a collection of people having and being a lot of fun.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2014
5/5 95% National Gallery (2014) A masterpiece of impression.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
C- 32% Men, Women & Children (2014) Everything this two-hour movie wants to say is succinctly found in its two-minute trailer, so just watch that instead.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/5 63% The Homestretch (2014) I barely made it through the homestretch of 'The Homestretch,' a disappointingly prosaic doc about homeless youths represented in a triptych of tedious narratives.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) Broomfield bounces back after his disappointing Sarah Palin: You Betcha with one of his best yet.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2014
86% Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2004) The most intense depiction of the complicated relationship between documentary filmmaker and subject of all time.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 75% Captivated (2014) Maybe the best true crime documentary to deal with perspective more than guilt or innocence since The Thin Blue Line.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2014
2/5 72% Dinosaur 13 (2014) What starts out as a really riveting story of passionate scientists and the find of a lifetime becomes an unfocused dig at the federal government.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2014
C+ 44% About Alex (2014) Doomed to go unnoticed by a generation that can't be bothered with movies so representationally about itself, a generation that's already too self-aware in a literal manner.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet The Newburgh Sting (2014) "A documentary about issues that are complex enough that the angle taken here is hardly a problem for an intelligent audience."‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story (2014) A mild, mostly insignificant and fairly deficient documentary that might appeal to some very curious fans, if they don't mind its ironic censoring of vaginas.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2014
4/5 100% Underwater Dreams (2014) As an underdog competition film, it lacks suspense yet wins in personality. When it becomes an issue doc focused on immigration, though, is where it's most triumphant. ‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
1/5 8% America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014) The actual problem with America is that it is structured poorly, with a third act that seems tacked on even though that's where it finally gets to the point.‐ Nonfics
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2014