Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Christopher Lloyd is an award-winning film critic with an outreach that spans web, broadcast and print outlets. He is co-founder of The Film Yap, founding member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association and member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Lloyd appears regularly on WISH-TV in Indianapolis and his work appears in various newspapers.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 60% Fritz the Cat (1972) For a movie that's largely remembered for being "the dirty animal cartoon," Fritz the Cat is also a surprisingly biting socioeconomic critique of 1960s counterculture. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/5 61% Resistance (2020) A well-meaning but flat Holocaust drama that looks at the wartime activities of mime artist Marcel Marceau. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
4/5 39% Wendy (2020) A lyrical and dreamy take on the Peter Pan legend. Takes a while to get going, but then the magic kicks in. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 82% The Traitor (2020) A well-acted and engaging Italian drama about the real-life Italian mafia member who broke the dam on a river of bloody secrets. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
4/5 46% I Still Believe (2020) A good old-fashioned three-hanky romantic tearjerker that you could watch beginning to end without realizing it's part of the faith-based film pipeline. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Gli Invasori (The Invaders) (Erik the Conqueror) (Fury of the Vikings) (1961) It may be a cheap Italian-ish ripoff, but Erik the Conqueror has a cheesy DayGlo sort of charm. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
2.5/5 48% Greed (2020) What starts as an irreverent send-up of the billionaire class turns strangely angry and sad. Too bad it's less than the sum of its parts. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Finding Hygge (2018) Finding Hygge is not just an engaging exploration of the Danish concept of feeling comfortable; it's truly medicine for the soul. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
4/5 87% Onward (2020) Disney/Pixar's latest is a cheerful, upbeat (and non-sequelized!) tale about two elves trying to rekindle the dead magic of the world. It's like an upbeat Dungeons & Dragons campaign. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 34% Seberg (2020) Kristen Stewart gives a nuanced, emotionally invested performance as the French New Wave icon who was the target of a vicious FBI campaign to destroy her. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4.5/5 86% Emma. (2020) A lovely, musical adaptation that shows us the difference between wealth and gentility, and between romance and true affection. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4.5/5 78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) The first three Indy movies involved 1) the Lost Ark of the Covenant, 2) Evil demon magic, and 3) the actual frickin' Holy Grail. To those who loudly pshawed at lead fridges and aliens, I pshaw right back. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
3/5 73% The Lodge (2020) Some creepy atmospherics, but this religious/psychological/horror thriller borrows a little much from The Shining. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 90% The Assistant (2020) A quietly unnerving portrait of harassment in the #MeToo era, as a young film studio assistant takes a stand against the unseen chairman. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4.5/5 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) Get over the CGI dog, because this heartfelt family adventure boasts one of Harrison Ford's most sensitive and soulful performances. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 73% The Photograph (2020) Two terrific young actors combine in this atypical romantic drama about a couple brought together by the past. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 79% The Longest Yard (1974) The Longest Yard" somehow became an iconic sports comedy without being particularly funny or containing any compelling football. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
4/5 89% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) A great buddy heist movie that gets pulled down by some angry interlopers. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
4/5 74% The Gentlemen (2020) A fun and fast-paced crime caper featuring a lot of cool dudes doing cool things; think Ocean's 11 with dickies. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Old and busted, the Bad Boys can't summon up enough energy for even a tired "one last job" outing. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/5 57% Buck Run (2019) A deeply observational film focused on mood and moments that could have used a more fleshed-out story. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
4.5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) A film of haunting beauty and searing emotions, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an extraordinary cinematic achievement. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/5 66% Troop Zero (2020) This heartwarming Southern-fried dramedy has a lot going for it, but the pieces don't quite mesh. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
4/5 97% Breathless (1961) Breathless must have seemed amazing in 1960, a movie obsessed with youth and motion. The problem with youth is it doesn't last. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
3.5/5 20% Like a Boss (2020) A fun and frothy girl flick about two besties negotiating personal and professional challenges. Not terribly ambitious, but Tiffany Haddish has screen presence in gobs. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
4.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is a film that you approach as a technical marvel and then are absorbed by its breathtaking humanity. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/5 49% Cruising (1980) Seen today, Cruising isn't the lurid gay-bashing pulp it was labeled at the time. But neither is it a particularly adept crime procedural. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) A great-looking and emotional adaptation of the celebrated novel that suffers from a clunky narrative structure. I couldn't escape the feeling I was a tourist wandering through this story. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
4/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A list of flaws as long as a lightsaber, but there's still plenty of majesty and power as Star Wars wraps up a 40-year saga. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 20% Cats (2019) The parts of Cats that work work really well, while many others don't. It's still kinda magical in a goofy sort of way. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 80% A Hidden Life (2019) Malick's most engaging film in years, a slow-moving but spiritual portrait of a man of conscious. Unspeakably gorgeous to gaze upon and listen to. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4.5/5 70% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell may be a one-sided Hollywood takedown of hated Fox News, but it's as vibrant a depiction of the #MeToo movement as we've seen, with four great performances. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/5 69% The Andromeda Strain (1971) Though it's essentially the godfather of the outbreak disaster genre, The Andromeda Strain is a slow sci-fi procedural that hasn't aged well. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
4/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) A fun, funny and bouncy sequel that's got major points over the original. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
2/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) A 135-minute exercise in anxiety and unpleasantness. It begins with a colonoscopy, and things go downhill from there. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4.5/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) The rarest of animals -- a deep and serious cinematic exploration of religious faith -- boasts a pair of knockout performances from Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/5 83% Waves (2019) Some lovely performances, but Waves is a classic example of movie where the filmmaker fell in love with his own shots. Overlong and poorly paced. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.5/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) An ambitious and riveting attempt to lionize a man who was smeared for not looking or sounding like what a hero is supposed to. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) Despite some next-level historical revisionism, The Aeronauts is a rousing adventure story about the limits of human exploration of the skies. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
5/5 87% Dragonslayer (1981) If there was one film from the 1970s/80s early heyday of fantasy films that perfectly straddled the divide between kiddie movies and gorefests, it was Dragonslayer. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) Rather than feeling like a cloying act of narcissism, Shia LaBeouf's autobiographical tale is layered and authentic. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) A fun twist on the Agatha Christie whodunit that mocks the genre while indulging in all the reasons why we like it. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) It's definitely a step-down from the original, particularly in terms of the songs and how they're used. But Frozen 2 will please those it's meant to. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Not a biopic of Fred Rogers but movie-making as therapy, summoning Rogers' spirit and spreading his ethos -- that everyone is valued -- across the globe. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3.5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) A 3 1/2-hour travelogue of Scorsese's gangster filmography. There isn't really anything new, just riding over familiar themes he's tread on in other movies, over and over again. You appreciate the nostalgia tour, but in the end that's all it is. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Bartleby (1970) The story of one meek man's quiet rebellion, Bartleby is a small, largely forgotten gem. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
5/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Aside from just being one of the best movies of the year, Ford v Ferrari unspools the greatest sports legend most people have never heard of. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 82% The Report (2019) A complex but worthy exploration of the U.S. government's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" and the attempt to cover it up. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4.5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) The latest from Pedro Almodóvar is quiet and introspective as his latest autobiographical stand-in explores a late-in-life rut. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4.5/5 43% Midway (2019) A surprisingly effective old-school rip-roaring war picture, with square-jawed actors and impressive CGI action scenes. - The Film Yap EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019