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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
65% 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
100% 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
100% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2019) All worth watching, whether together or separately. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
91% 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
81% 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
100% Midnight Family (2019) Nothing here is easily processed ... the film is the beginning of a discussion. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% 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
100% 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
90% 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
100% 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
87% 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
100% 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
90% 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
78% 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
89% 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
92% 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
82% 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
98% 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
80% 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
77% 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
81% 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
71% 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
94% 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
89% 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
91% Crime + Punishment (2018) A rare issue film that is constructive and inspiring. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
92% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) Creates a phenomenal portrait of McEnroe in the process of its other intentions. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) Part memoir, part social problem film, Minding the Gap is a treasure of a documentary. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
71% Do You Trust this Computer? (2018) A slick evaluation of info, to the effect that I imagined a computer could have directed (or at least edited) this documentary. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
45% Generation Wealth (2018) A deeply personal work with a compelling first-person narrative in which Greenfield reflects on her career photographing the excessively and garishly wealthy. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
98% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Unlike most music documentaries, this one isn't so much geared for fans of the artist as it is fans of intimate character portraits. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
99% McQueen (2018) Don't care about fashion? Don't know who he was? Not a problem, since McQueen's rags-to-riches story is universally compelling and thoroughly riveting. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) There's a little history lesson here, a subtle political jab there, and yes, a guaranteed tear-jerking moment ... It's a beautiful film for a neighbor. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
77% The King (2018) Eugene Jarecki, who tends to swing for the fences with big ideas, hits another home run. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
83% Puzzle (2018) Agnes is one of the most respectable and believable and satisfyingly human characters in a fiction film this year. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) People who are already familiar with and fans of Callahan could be satisfied. Just as they might be with a mediocre documentary on his life. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) For such a busy animated feature, there's not much going on in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
95% Andre the Giant (2018) Even if you're not a wrestling fan, you can appreciate a documentary about Andre the Giant...This is a standard but adoring portrait with a good deal of history. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
84% Game Night (2018) Hollywood needs to be employing Rachel McAdams for more movies where she gets to show off such physical and verbal comedic timing and prowess. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) The best movie of any and all genres this year. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) If only the real world was, in fact, this tame in its political nonsense. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
87% Thoroughbreds (2018) Comparisons to Heathers and American Psycho going around aren't too apt ... It's more like Heavenly Creatures meets Less Than Zero. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018