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Christopher Orr

Christopher Orr
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Baby Driver (2017) Put in your metaphorical earbuds, turn the key in the ignition, and enjoy the cinematic highlight of the summer so far.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Michael Bay has promised that this is the last Transformers movie he will direct, which is no small relief. It will not, alas, be the last Transformers movie. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
67% Cars 3 (2017) Corporate synergy, as they say, is a cruel mistress.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) An utter gas, a fast and very funny superflick that inserts Spidey into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe without ever losing sight of what makes him unique and beloved.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Did she? Didn't she? Much as I enjoyed My Cousin Rachel at times, by the end I was no longer sure that I particularly cared.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) The final big action sequence, as now seems always to be the case, is a messy and overwrought CGI extravaganza. But at least the movie that precedes it involves actual characters-likeable ones, even!-exhibiting recognizable human emotions.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The subtitle of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is "Dead Men Tell No Tales." The moral of the movie, alas, is that the same cannot be said of dead franchises.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) This may not be a movie that reinvents the wheel. But it's one that knows how to make it roll.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
26% Unforgettable (2017) Among the less-noted cardinal rules of cinema is that any movie that takes the title Unforgettable will prove to be anything but. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) As Baby Groot's companions battle the tentacular horror in the background, we're treated to the delightful spectacle of the mini-veggie juking his way through "Mr. Blue Sky" in the opening credits.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) A film nowhere near as revelatory as the original, but in some ways more satisfying, the proper closing of a tale that had been left open-ended.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island is just good enough-the sharp allusions, the moments of wit and warmth supplied by Reilly's long-abandoned airman-to make one wish it were better.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) Zhang's moments of visual splendor-a battalion of hot-air balloonists, the queen-monster and her royal guard of fan-frilled monstrosities-are weighed down by a script and performances almost dutiful in their dullness.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
99% Don't Think Twice (2016) The film is nicely structured, gently witty, and it boasts an excellent cast‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
47% Complete Unknown (2016) In its latter half the film... gradually runs out of ideas, and out of steam.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
89% Miss Stevens (2016) A small but likable film.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
97% Little Men (2016) As a referendum on gentrification in Brooklyn, the movie can occasionally be a bit tedious. But the entire cast is strong, especially Michael Barbieri.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
84% Tallulah (2016) It is witty, charming, and by the end surprisingly moving.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
94% Life, Animated (2016) It is an intimate tale of triumphs and setbacks, but also a story of tremendous consequence.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
93% Tickled (2016) It's not a film you'll soon forget.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
83% God Knows Where I Am (2017) Beautiful, evocative, and ultimately heartbreaking.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) A movie this bad deserves to have its flaws enunciated clearly...‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
75% Split (2017) To all of the shocking developments of the last 12 months, we may now add yet one more: M. Night Shyamalan has made a good movie.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
0% Beer for My Horses (2008) Despite its generally genial, boys-will-be-boys air, there are a few scenes and storylines that lodge in the mind unpleasantly.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
85% Silence (2017) Scorsese's abiding passion and respect for his source material are everywhere in evidence. For once, perhaps, they are a little too great.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) Ironically, Passengers is at its most evocative when capturing a state of utter tedium.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
92% La La Land (2016) Chazelle has reinvigorated the big-screen musical by embracing the present while paying tribute to the past, by balancing irony and innocence, novelty and nostalgia. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is largely free of the weight of myth and expectation that were borne by The Force Awakens, and this turns out to be both a good and a bad thing.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
96% Moana (2016) An absolute delight, a lush, exuberant quest fable full of big musical numbers and featuring perhaps the most stunning visuals of any Disney film to date.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) To its considerable credit, Fantastic Beasts is not the Potter retread it could easily-and very profitably-have been.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) An intriguing, well-wrought film that explores penetrating questions. But for all its strengths it never quite breaks the surface.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Inferno is better than The Da Vinci Code or Angels & Demons, but both of those films set the bar reprehensibly low.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) With Dr. Strange the Marvel magic seems largely to have run out-which is unfortunate, given the movie's titular protagonist is himself a magician.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) The best film of the year to date, ambitious in conception and extraordinary in execution, has arrived.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Parker's film is at its best when he presents his harrowing story straightforwardly.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
52% The Accountant (2016) The movie isn't some wicked subversion suggesting that the world is so corrupt that the bad guys are really the good guys. Rather it's a movie that can't figure out what might constitute a good or a bad guy in the first place.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The most rousing moment in The Magnificent Seven comes after the action has already concluded, when the credits roll to the emphatic accompaniment of Elmer Bernstein's iconic 1960 score.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2016
35% Blair Witch (2016) Blair Witch follows the original's beats so precisely that at times it seems the film is more eager to elicit memories of its predecessor than to stand on its own at all.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
85% Sully (2016) You've heard of straw men? This is a straw movie.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
97% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water is a genre film that transcends genre, an iconic American tale that is nonetheless firmly grounded in both place and time. One of the best movies of the year.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
25% Suicide Squad (2016) If I have not yet convinced you of the movie's astonishingly slipshod quality, I'm unlikely ever to do so.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2016
55% Jason Bourne (2016) The movie feels like the work of a capable but uninspired cover band. Before we had Treadstone; now we have re-Treadstone.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
97% Weiner (2016) It's hard to shake the sense that Weiner's decision to cooperate so fully with the filmmakers emanates from the same place as his online sexual escapades: a horror of having no one there to listen to him, to help fill, moment by moment, some gnawing void.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 29, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) For those attuned to its amiably sleazy vibe and sudden alternations between violence and slapstick, it offers a guiltily pleasurable way to pass an evening.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 21, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) As they did in Winter Soldier, the Russos have achieved an uncommon balance of plot and action, humor and drama, all of it once again deeply grounded in character.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 7, 2016
96% Sing Street (2016) I could scarcely be more delighted to report that Carney has rediscovered the magic of Once with Sing Street, another tiny, winsome charmer set in Dublin. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) By the time its evolution is complete, The Jungle Book has proven itself a minor Darwinian miracle, perhaps the oddest of all species: a movie nearly devoid of human beings, yet one bursting with humanity.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman v Superman is a tiresome, ill-tempered film, and one too lazy even to earn its dismal outlook.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 10 Cloverfield Lane alternates moods seamlessly, ratcheting tension to the breaking point and then deflating it with black humor.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) In many ways a conventional movie, but it unfolds with so much wit, panache, and visual ingenuity that it outstrips many a more high-concept film.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2016