Christopher Hooton Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton
Christopher Hooton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Independent (UK), Metro (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 95% The Favourite (2018) The script is sensational.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 79% Quincy (2018) Rather, in the hands of his daughter Rashida, this is a film that says: why dwell on his flaws, when there is so much life and positivity to celebrate?‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Every ounce of credit I can summon goes to Cruise and his fellow stuntmen and coordinators and choreographers... It's only a shame that other elements of the production let them down.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
1/5 20% Mute (2018) Skarsgård is just frustratingly silent and dull, to the point where it feels less like he's a mute and more like he's just doing the whole hard-boiled, Liam Neeson, no-need-for-words-when-I-can-thump-henchmen-with-my-table-leg character thing .‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
2/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) A light and enjoyable thriller was probably on the cutting room floor here, but what ended up in theatres is a very long, straight-faced and weirdly morbid drama, that tries to make up for itself with some pretty extreme and nauseating violence.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) There's pain in the jokes and it's gripping watching a man bare his soul on stage; a marked step up from the first half of Tamborine that doesn't seem to really have one.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4/5 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) This is a stunning, gut-punch of a film though, technically adept and masterfully acted it thumps others of the genre into mush, showing that a Taken-style story needn't be redundant of art.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Sure, The Last Jedi can occasionally be too goofy or free-roaming for its own good, but it's an impossible film to sit in front of and not have a good time.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 88% The Post (2018) Ever the master storyteller, Spielberg has no trouble drawing you in.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
54% Viramundo (2013) [An] infuriatingly drifty doc. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 98% Blackfish (2013) Forcing killer whales to wave a fin at audiences from their watery jail cell is an inherent immorality that is brought thrashing to the surface in this documentary. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) Identity Thief exhausts you with slapstick. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 67% Spring Breakers (2013) Director Harmony Korine possesses an astute ability to periodise moments in youth culture and this latest attempt is for the most successful. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) In spite of my want for deeper or more oblique notes in it, Dunkirk is an unbelievably assured and thrilling war film. Nolan is at the top of his game, and what a joy it is to watch him construct such grand scale filmmaking.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
1/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) Wow is The Book of Henry a shining, multifaceted disaster.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
5/5 43% Song to Song (2017) Song to Song affected me more than any film I've seen in the past few years, not just staying with me for days but making me feel differently about what is right and what is good looking forward, and that is surely something to be cherished.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
2/5 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) There's a comfort in being in the Star Wars Universe and you immediately feel a renewed affection for it upon re-entry. But a Star Wars film shouldn't rely on its Star Wars-yness.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
2/5 70% Café Society (2016) When the credits roll, you feel that yes, you've had an enjoyable time and watched something very pretty, but are also aware that in under a week you won't be able to remember a single character name.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 54% Jason Bourne (2016) It's a kinetic film, but unfortunately all that motion ends up feeling like going through the motions, and by the Las Vegas chase denouement I'd somewhat lost interest.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) I'm not going to sit here and slate the film for its linear plot, cartoonish characters, lack of realism and biblical, CGI-laden set pieces, it's what makes it enjoyable.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) [Winding Refn is] inviting you into his sand-pit filled with glitter, lamé and diced organs and wants to pin you in your seat with bold and vigorous cinematography.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
5/5 59% High-Rise (2016) High-Rise is a welcome, hallucinogenic-laced shot of adrenaline in the arm.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) Serious but entertaining and intricate but funny is a difficult balance to strike, but The Big Short manages it masterfully.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
4/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Star Wars: The Force Awakens is actually probably objectively the best Star Wars yet, and would be held up as untouchable had it come first.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015