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 Thrillist

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T-Meter Title | Year
68% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) A perfect midnight movie ... But it will give you a hangover, for which you'll want an antidote in the form of any other film with real people invested in the real world. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
95% In the Same Breath (2021) The general notion and fear that little is going to be learned from what went wrong, or that the improper sort of changes may occur, strike deeply - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Between this and Autumn de Wilde's Emma., films based on 19th-century literary works felt so bright and buoyant in 2020, and I want more like them. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
77% The Croods: A New Age (2020) It is a weird movie, sometimes just for weird sake, but also for an engaging entertainment experience wherever it is you're watching. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
90% Belushi (2020) A documentary of utmost precision honoring and respecting and held up by the spirit of everyone involved. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
79% I Am Greta (2020) I Am Greta is good enough as a portrait of Thunberg, but it's even better for being more. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
93% Rebuilding Paradise (2020) Where Fire in Paradise puts us right there in the thick of the flames, Rebuilding Paradise feels more distant, from the outside, just visiting. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
83% Fire in Paradise (2019) One of the scariest movies I've seen in years. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
93% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) A great hangout film, mixing old and young, friends and strangers - even fiction and nonfiction are mingling together at this party. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) Full of surprises that subvert expectations and maybe also subvert those subverted expectations. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2020
100% Athlete A (2020) Directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk and their regular editor, Don Bernier, structure everything perfectly, resulting in a cohesive yet multifaceted masterwork of its kind. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2020
63% Yesterday (2019) Your typical romantic comedy with a fantastical fairytale component that provides the film with a unique spin on conventional genre tropes. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
82% Judy (2019) You should see it for a performance that would be amazing even if in a vacuum, and you should appreciate it even more because it's not. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
80% The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) It's funny that Berman worried so much about there being too many docs being made about Szeles since he wound up basically making two in one. And both of them are exceptional. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
98% For Sama (2019) As we witness the war from this perspective, our brains and our hearts might not be in agreement. That divide is one of the most powerful things a documentary can do to us. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) The empowered expansion of the Jasmine character is a progressive makeover that provides a greater role model for girls in the audience than she does in the original. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Maybe the next movie set in this world - now that all the groundwork is established - can focus on a more cohesive and satisfying script with better-written human characters. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
78% The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018) What's fascinating enough on paper is far more outrageous in the documentary...sorry, Hollywood, no need for a remake of this. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) Even without the 3D format, it really seems to bring those soldiers and the war alive and into the theater. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
93% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2019) All worth watching, whether together or separately. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
92% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2019) The five animated shorts up for the Academy Award this year are notable for their representation both on and off screen. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
82% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2019) I don't know if this is the worst batch the Academy has ever managed to compile for consideration, but it's a pretty bad bunch. Some of the films are downright insulting. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
97% Midnight Family (2019) Nothing here is easily processed ... the film is the beginning of a discussion. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
92% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) I will always appreciate a doc that leans heavily into the subject's own voice and art. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
96% Gaza (2019) I hate to say that the unfolded structure of Gaza is brilliant because it's also obviously very tragic. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
87% Stieg Larsson - The Man Who Played With Fire (2019) You owe it to Larsson to watch ... not only to honor what he was trying to do then but to recognize that this is a history of what's happened in much of the world. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
94% Sea of Shadows (2019) Hopefully, by the time you see Sea of Shadows, it hasn't taken on an elegiac quality. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
100% Midnight Traveler (2019) Fazili doesn't lean that much on the hardships of the foursome's journey. There is plenty of that, yet also so much more. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
97% Love, Antosha (2019) The many peers and friends interviewed for the documentary seem to have genuinely loved and, more importantly, been loved by Yelchin. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
75% Shooting the Mafia (2019) The history of the Cosa Nostra and the life/work/presence of Battaglia are compelling enough ... Almost incidentally, but surely consciously, Longinotto gives us more. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
96% The Disappearance of My Mother (2019) Uncomfortable but still engrossing ... a psychoanalyst could probably have a field day reviewing The Disappearance of My Mother. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
92% Fyre (2019) It doesn't go any further than just giving the rundown of how the Fyre Festival became such a massive clusterf**k. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
80% Fyre Fraud (2019) The better, or at least just the more streamlined, of two so-so documentaries about the Fyre Festival released in the same week. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
84% Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros) (2018) Some parts of the film have an intentionally distorted ugliness to them, but so much more of it is just absolutely mesmerizing. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
90% Mirai (2018) Hosoda has a gift for making us truly care about and empathize with his young characters...whether we're inside his head or not, we're always in Kun's heart. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
84% Distant Constellation (2018) Maybe it's not a bad film, objectively, but I don't have any reason to recommend it. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
86% The Wife (2018) Close only really stands out because everyone and everything else in The Wife is so terrible. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
84% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Frederick Wiseman has made his dullest documentary. But a dull blade can still cut deep. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
96% On Her Shoulders (2018) Films can be more than one thing, and this documentary rightfully gets to have its cake and eat it, too, doing so without any irony or hypocrisy. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
87% First Man (2018) The movie could be recut and called 'Secondary Woman' and still work because [Foy's] role and performance are that exceptional. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
92% The Price of Everything (2018) 'The Price of Everything' is like much of the art it showcases: a would-be hodgepodge that comes together as some kind of masterpiece. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
81% 22 July (2018) Greengrass presents something of a battle between Hanssen and his assailant for whose story is more important ... The terrorist does come off as having won something. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
79% 306 Hollywood (2018) Elan and Jonathan Bogarin make a marvelous debut with this fanciful yet unfeigned portrait of their grandmother. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Moore believes the world is in greater trouble than ever right now. His latest doc is his most imperative yet. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
67% The Truth About Killer Robots (2018) The Truth About Killer Robots is thinner in its content and less focused in its thesis than I'd hoped for. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
75% Heartbound (2018) There's this marriage of Metz's more cinematic approach to these lives and Plambech's academic observance ... sometimes such a clash of method works, sometimes not. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
93% Bisbee '17 (2018) On an emotional level, Bisbee '17 may be inadequate. On a technical level, it's extraordinary. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
65% The Little Stranger (2018) A confused work that never settles on what it's meant to be. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
90% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2018) The term "fever dream" is often used to describe animation like Yuasa's, but it's rarely so apt as it is here. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
92% Crime + Punishment (2018) A rare issue film that is constructive and inspiring. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018