Christopher Kelly

Christopher Kelly

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Dallas Morning News , Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com , San Jose Mercury News
Critics' Group:
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
51

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 94% The King's Speech (2010) " A polite, occasionally rousing, and more often than not, boring affair." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 16, 2013
1/4 34% Hall Pass (2011) " Any time a movie needs to resort to two sequences involving unexpected bowel moments for laughs, you know you're in trouble." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Feb 24, 2011
5/5 94% Carlos (2010) " Carlos deserves mention alongside the greatest suspense thrillers ever made." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jan 7, 2011
2/5 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) " One or two provocative bits emerge from the incoherence." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 24, 2010
4/5 79% Fair Game (2010) " What the filmmakers do capture brilliantly is the human cost of espionage and political gamesmanship." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 4, 2010
4/5 97% GasLand (2010) " An exhaustive and eye-opening look at natural-gas drilling and its potential dangers." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 28, 2010
59% It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) " From start to finish, It's Kind of a Funny Story walks an uncommonly deft line: Playful comedy gives way to moments of shockingly immediate and honest emotion." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 7, 2010
3/4 28% Life as We Know It (2010) " Life as We Know It turns into a reasonably honest consideration of what it might mean to have to honor the dead by raising their living, breathing, pooping, screaming progeny." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 7, 2010
4/5 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) " Subtlety has never been Stone's strong suit, but few filmmakers pick at our rawest societal scabs with quite as much brio and determination." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 24, 2010
3/5 93% The Tillman Story (2010) " It's a sobering look at how governments operate in wartime, putting a shiny spin on even the grimmest of tragedies." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 2, 2010
4/5 90% Winnebago Man (2010) " This strange, darkly funny documentary investigates the story of Jack Rebney, a Winnebago salesman who achieved notoriety based on outtakes of a corporate video he shot in the 1980s." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 20, 2010
4/5 82% The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010) " J Blakeson springs surprises that force us to re-evaluate everything that's come before." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3/5 61% The Dry Land (2010) " Well-intentioned, if unevenly executed." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 30, 2010
1/5 42% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) " It's lurching, desperate and borderline incomprehensible -- a movie whose characters act according to no known precept of recognizable human behavior." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 30, 2010
2/5 64% Predators (2010) " Predators mostly just suggests a bunch of grown-up men playing with toys and not bothering to invite the rest of us into their circle." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 9, 2010
1/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) " Who would have thought Shyamalan would come up with a movie that makes his Lady in the Water look positively sensible?" — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jun 30, 2010
3/5 74% Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010) " Micmacs, finally, is a romp through comic cinema history in which everything zips by so fast that you're too distracted to notice that it's all completely meaningless." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 25, 2010
5/5 91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010) " It's one of the best movies ever made about the brutal and unforgiving world of show business, and what it takes to survive in it for decades." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 18, 2010
3/5 51% Holy Rollers (2010) " The tense dynamic between these two fine actors, not to mention Asch's confident feel for New York City circa the late-1990s, keeps this slightly undercooked but wholly engrossing melodrama on course." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 11, 2010
4/5 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) " [Polanski has a] knack for taking pulp and transforming it into tense, paranoid drama." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3/5 18% Valentine's Day (2010) " High art? Maybe not. But Valentine's Day certainly goes down easy." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Feb 12, 2010
4/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) " Is Jeff Bridges the most underappreciated actor of his generation?" — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 25, 2009
3/5 76% The Young Victoria (2009) " If The Young Victoria never transcends its fussy trappings -- it's still a familiar costume drama -- it remains brisk and intelligent." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Dec 18, 2009
1/5 48% Antichrist (2009) " Antichrist is a unique form of cruel and unusual punishment: an unrelenting orgy of graphic sex, violence and cynicism that also manages to be wildly pretentious." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Nov 20, 2009
5/5 89% A Serious Man (2009) " It's the best film of their careers." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Oct 9, 2009
3/5 87% Amreeka (2009) " You keep rooting for these characters, even as the plot takes a series of broad and overly familiar turns." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 25, 2009
3/5 83% Bright Star (2009) " If you don't mind the inert drama at the core, Bright Star at least gives you plenty of eye candy." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 18, 2009
4/5 76% The Horse Boy (2009) " The Horse Boy isn't trying to provide any definitive answers about autism. It's offering intriguing possibilities." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Sep 11, 2009
3/5 21% Spread (2009) " Mostly Spread feels likes a bungled opportunity." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 14, 2009
3.5/5 75% Julie & Julia (2009) " From Child's warbling, New England-by-way-of-Paris voice to her towering yet curiously lighthearted physical presence, Streep gets everything technically right about the woman." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Aug 7, 2009
4.5/5 79% Humpday (2009) " Even if the movie doesn't completely work, it's apt to leave you talking about it for days." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jul 24, 2009
3/5 50% Chéri (2009) " Pfeiffer is curiously cold and brittle, while Friend never allows us to feel his character's anguish when he realizes the error of leaving Lea." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Jun 26, 2009
4.5/5 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) " It's the work of a filmmaker once again drunk on the daffy possibilities of horror filmmaking -- and determined to share that joy with his fans." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 29, 2009
2/5 66% The Brothers Bloom (2009) " Watching this movie is like being elbowed in the ribs for two consecutive hours." — Dallas Morning News
Posted May 29, 2009
B+ 39% Fighting (2009) " At every turn, Fighting is alive and unexpected." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 24, 2009
B 84% State of Play (2009) " The movie doesn't quite work, but even when it's misfiring it has an old-fashioned appeal." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 17, 2009
F 51% Observe and Report (2009) " Aggressively mean and even more aggressively stupid." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 10, 2009
B 89% Adventureland (2009) " There's no mistaking Mottola's sincerity or his talent." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Apr 3, 2009
B- 84% I Love You, Man (2009) " I Love You, Man feels like a clever concept in search of a completely developed movie." — Dallas Morning News
Posted Mar 20, 2009
2/4 59% Flash of Genius (2008) " ...The movie seems to have been crafted on an assembly line that specializes in inspirational tales of ordinary Davids triumphing over merciless Goliaths." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 3, 2008
2/4 36% Chicken Little (2005) " Chicken Little is much too glib to make us feel what its characters are experiencing; the filmmakers would much rather explode their animated sets and vaporize their talking creatures." — San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 4, 2005
B+ 59% The Talent Given Us (2004) " [A] one-of-a-kind movie that sends the family road-trip genre happily spinning into these self-obsessed, overanalytical times; it's National Lampoon's Vacation as re-imagined by Dr. Phil." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 13, 2005
B+ 44% National Treasure (2004) " The best cinematic comfort food you could ask for." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Nov 19, 2004
4/4 72% Auto Focus (2002) " While Auto Focus isn't very much fun to watch, it exerts a queasy, powerful hold on us." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Oct 29, 2002
78% Requiem for a Dream (2000) " If this is the future of cinema, I'd rather be home watching television." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 19, 2001
9% Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) " For a movie set at a film school, Final Cut is pretty much a textbook case on how not to make a movie." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Almost Famous (2000) " [Crowe] seems to be remembering experiences that he doesn't have a hold on, and emotions that he's never completely sorted out for himself." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% Billy Elliot (2000) " Turns out to be that rare melodrama that earns both its laughter and its tears." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Bait (2000) " It piles one ludicrous plot twist atop another and bothers not a whit with logic." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) " Even if Bagger Vance weren't saddled with the year's most inept premise, Redford's direction would have destroyed it." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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