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Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence
Christopher Lawrence's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 30% Kin (2018) Kin isn't a great movie. The narrative gets a bit too wonky at the end. But it's a refreshing change of pace from super-budgeted sci-fi.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
B 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) While not nearly as scarce as an Asian-led Hollywood movie, a well-made romantic comedy is becoming very rare indeed. "Crazy Rich Asians" just may lead to a surge in both.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
A- 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is an incendiary return to form for Lee, who not only pulls no punches, he adds plenty of haymakers into the mix.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
B- 71% Christopher Robin (2018) It's a movie every bit as messy as its "hunny"-craving bear, though only somewhat as lovable. ‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) It's a lovably shaggy ode to anyone who's ever tried to fit in, failed miserably, and then brushed herself off and slouched back out there again.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) While the stakes certainly are high, "Fallout" turns up the fun with references to the increasingly implausible lengths to which Ethan and his team will go to save the world.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
C- 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is simply forced, listless and borderline excruciating.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
C- 46% Skyscraper (2018) Fittingly, considering all the shoutouts to duct tape, most of the movie feels as though it were patched together with the sticky stuff. ‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
96% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) Being reminded of those random outbursts of genius and that laugh - dear lord, that laugh - feels like having a Band-Aid ripped off your soul.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
C 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) But, like Ant-Man, who gets woozy when he stretches too tall, the movie gets into trouble whenever it tries to go big.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
B- 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) What is a taut, tense thriller such as "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" doing in the middle of summer, when it's clearly more of a sophisticated September release for grown folks?‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
C 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The best entries in the franchise elicit a genuine sense of wonder. The only wonder on display here is wondering how things turned out so terribly dull.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
C+ 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Considering everything Han Solo has been through, the new movie isn't as bad as, say, being frozen in carbonite or that long-awaited reunion with his son. But it isn't far behind.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
B- 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Although this "Ocean's" may not make many waves, it offers a relatively cool break from the summer heat.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
C- 70% Adrift (2018) When was the last time you saw a movie where someone got on a boat and something good happened?‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
B+ 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Director David Leitch, replacing the original's Tim Miller, ups the action quotient while the script delivers a stronger story and even some occasional poignancy.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
D+ 17% Show Dogs (2018) "With jokes like that," Phillipe warns, "you will not make many friends." With jokes like that, neither will "Show Dogs."‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
C- 37% Life of the Party (2018) I've gone from marveling at Melissa McCarthy's comedic sensibilities to walking into her movies with the sort of dread usually reserved for IRS audits and colonoscopies. Her latest, Life of the Party, is only slightly more pleasant than either.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
B 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) There's a lot going on in Infinity War, including actual suffering, sacrifice and real emotions, most of which won't sink in until the end credits roll.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Despite a final-act empowerment statement, I Feel Pretty is a meandering comedy with a troubling message that's all about hating who you are unless you're gorgeous.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
69% Paterno (2018) Through Aaron and Ganim's "Spotlight"-style reporting, Paterno finally puts a human face on the Sandusky atrocities.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
A- 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) It's a precious, whimsical, giddy burst of storytelling, overflowing with love and longing.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
B+ 72% Ready Player One (2018) Just like Halliday's contest, Ready Player One is designed to reward the nerdiest among us.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
C- 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The one positive takeaway from Uprising is that Boyega has definite leading man potential outside the Star Wars universe...but there's just far too much running in place.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
C 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Aside from Goggins and Vikander, who makes for a plucky underdog Lara and classes up the joint considerably, everyone involved seems to be just going through the motions.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
C+ 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) As failures go, this one is very nearly devastating.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
B 47% Red Sparrow (2018) That level of sophistication, and the need to really pay attention, make Red Sparrow feel far more like a grown-up September release than one hitting theaters in early March.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
C 84% Game Night (2018) Game Night suffers from wild tonal shifts, a half-dozen or more plot developments that defy not only logic but often physics, and a cast of characters who behave in ways no human should - or would.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is an important movie that doesn't feel like being forced to eat kale, thanks to car chases, shootouts and subtle bursts of humor.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
11% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) I'm not certain if Fifty Shades Freed is marginally better than its predecessors, or if I've just grown accustomed to the awfulness of the franchise.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
33% Star Wars: Holiday Special (1978) The whole thing is so comically inept, I'm looking forward to James Franco making a movie about its production.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
A 96% Gravity (2013) This certain best-picture nominee sounds almost as good as it looks.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
B 71% Hostiles (2018) While Hostiles may not be the Western we deserve, it's at least within a couple of hours' ride of the Western we need.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
64% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) It serves as a useful explainer to viewers who aren't comedy nerds as to why the most sought after job by Harvard grads, after doctor or lawyer, is a writing gig on "The Simpsons."‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C 52% 12 Strong (2018) It feels like a half dozen or more recent war movies,‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
B 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) I long to be as free as Hammer is in the scene in which Oliver dances, wildly and gracelessly, to The Psychedelic Furs' "Love My Way."‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
B 88% The Post (2018) You wouldn't expect a movie that relies on pay phones, typewriters and Linotyp to be the timeliest entry of the awards season.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
B 78% All the Money in the World (2017) I haven't seen Spacey's take on the character, and probably never will, but Plummer's addition was worth every penny.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
B 83% Molly's Game (2018) Chastain and Elba share only about seven scenes, but their chemistry is delightful, and neither is afraid of going all-in.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
A 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Employing some good, old-fashioned movie magic, del Toro has crafted a film that borders on sensory overload. It's wondrous, odd and visually arresting from the opening seconds.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B- 49% Downsizing (2017) It's hard not to at least appreciate the effort of a movie that wears its environmental message, along with its enormous heart, on its little, Ken Doll-sized sleeve.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B 84% Darkest Hour (2017) Darkest Hour demonstrates how, considering that everything and most everyone were working against Churchill, it's fairly extraordinary that there's still an England.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
C 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Aside from a handful of genuinely funny, can't-help-but-laugh moments, though, this trip to the jungle is anything but welcome.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Moviegoers won't learn much about Barnum here - and that's not really the point. The Greatest Showman is the type of spectacle he was known for delivering.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B+ 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Johnson has crafted such a powerful, screaming geekgasm of a movie.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
B 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) What distinguishes The Disaster Artist is that it celebrates drive and, much like an episode of American Pickers, turns trash into treasure.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
94% The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (2017) For a documentary that mostly reflects on events of decades past, The Newspaperman feels remarkably timely when it recounts the Post's battles with the Nixon administration.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
A 91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A film whose biggest flaw is that it's occasionally too clever? That's yet another surprise in a movie that's overflowing with them.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is discordant and incomprehensible at best.‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) For its part, Mudbound is a powerful story about race and class, told by a bold, new-ish cinematic voice in director and co-writer Dee Rees. There were plenty of tears following the Sundance screening I attended. ‐ Las Vegas Review-Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017