Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Paul Chambers's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"At least one more TMNJ is on the way. Let's hope for better next time. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 23, 2016
D No Score Yet

Crazed (Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce) (2014)

""Crazed" is one bloody mess, and I'm not just referring to story. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 17, 2016
A- 100%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"Worthwhile animated entertainment is always in short supply, so it's great to see something meaningful like "Long Way North" come along. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 15, 2016
B 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"It's a high-quality horror film, not as good as the original, but exceedingly entertaining. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 13, 2016
D- No Score Yet

Hard Target 2 (2016)

"Hollywood must have thought it was worth a shot. "Hard Target 2" attempts to capitalize on the name recognition from the 1993 action film directed by John Woo. But, this direct-to-video sequel is a woeful effort. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 12, 2016
B 64%

Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016)

"Moretti personates one of the most sympathetic and likable vampires I've seen in this overworked genre for quite some time." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 11, 2016
C 71%

Tenebre (Unsane) (1982)

" Poorly executed with awkward line readings and badly sequenced scenes." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 9, 2016
C- 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"Halfway through "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," I kinda wished it would stop." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 9, 2016
A 92%

Snoopy, Come Home (1983)

"Most of the reasons we all loved the TV specials are well-served by the second film in the series" ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Sep 23, 2016
D 4%

The Darkness (2016)

"We need, you Carol Anne. Stay away from the light, dear. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Sep 12, 2016
A 95%

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

""A Boy Named Charlie Brown" is a fun learning experience. It was for me and millions of other kids in the early 1970's. It has a great message and an uncompromising way of making its point at the end. Kids need this movie. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Sep 6, 2016
C- 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"The superhero world needed better storytelling, a comic touch and more than a few rays of sunshine. The story is crippled by special effects from start to finish. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 22, 2016
B+ 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"I like these women for completely different reasons than I liked Bill Murray and his gang. A perfect excuse to escape the heat." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 15, 2016
B- No Score Yet

Perry Mason: The Case of the Jealous Jokester (1995)

"Really missing Raymond Burr at this point. But, it's still good to see Hal Holbrook giving it a go." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B No Score Yet

Perry Mason: The Case of the Grimacing Governor (1994)

"Hal Holbrook's character kind of grows on you. He's not Perry Mason, but then he's not trying to be." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B No Score Yet

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (1994)

"Hal Holbrook playing a countrified version of Perry Mason. Sort of McCloud meets Matlock. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B- No Score Yet

Perry Mason: The Case of the Wicked Wives (1993)

"Paul Sorvino stepping in for the late Raymond Burr. It's the same format that made the Mason movies so much fun to watch." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B+ No Score Yet

Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993)

"These rather routine stories were seasoned with guest stars and familiar character actors. It's nostalgia unleashed. And, I like it." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B+ No Score Yet

Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (1993)

"A wonderful dose of sentimentality, spiced with Perry's sass, Della's sass and Ken Malansky's bravado and sass, of course." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B+ 92%

99 Homes (2015)

"By the way, Shannon ("Boardwalk Empire") is brilliant in the role. I truly admire this actor. He is going to win the Oscar some day. His performance in "99 Homes" should have him a nomination." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 29, 2016
B- 92%

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

""Beasts of No Nation" is a worthy film because it humanizes a real-world nightmare. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 22, 2016
C 95%

Amy (2015)

"Watching this documentary was like listening to an orchestra tune itself. After awhile, you want the conductor to appear." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 14, 2016
C 82%

The Revenant (2015)

""The Revenant" is beautifully photographed, but its greatest impact is hampered by an incredibly long runtime (two hours, 36 minutes) and the high improbability of the narrative. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 9, 2016
D+ 13%

Sinister 2 (2015)

""Sinister 2" depends greatly on cheap scares. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 7, 2016
C- 92%

The Martian (2015)

"The ending is so farfetched that the suspension of disbelief dies long before anyone in the film ever does." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 4, 2016
C+ 87%

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

"The film understandably assumes that everyone who had anything to do with National Lampoon was a comic genius, but that's simply not the case. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jan 21, 2016
C 34%

The Green Inferno (2015)

"Too much time is spent preaching against social activism and not enough time is spent on the actual consumption of humans. It's a cannibal movie, for crying out loud." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jan 12, 2016
B 64%

The Visit (2015)

"Though it may not be all that scary, it gets brownie points for being strange." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jan 11, 2016
A 78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

""Where to Invade Next" is one of the year's best documentaries. I just hope Moore isn't going soft on us. I miss those fast jabs to the face. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jan 10, 2016
A 97%

45 Years (2015)

"The smartest thing writer/director/producer Andrew Haigh could do would be to pick the two actors he did for the leads in this sensitive, intriguing British drama." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 23, 2015
D 16%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)

"Jason Lee looks dumpy and disinterested throughout. That almost describes my feelings." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 18, 2015
B+ 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"Episode 7 of "Stars Wars" is an enjoyable retread, full of great new young actors and returning favorites." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 17, 2015
C 25%

Terminator Genisys (2015)

""Terminator: Genisys" might have seen less contrived, if Mr. S had settled for a back seat. Instead, the writers strenuously wrote the story for him. And, instead of fresh, we get overly complicated and hard-to-buy-into plot points. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 14, 2015
A 93%

The Gift (2015)

""The Gift" is 2015's best low-octane thriller. Just settle down, sit back and let the events unfold. Things are not what they seem. We know." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 9, 2015
C+ 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"The re-invention might have been better as straight-up thriller. More story and less comedy fails would have helped." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 28, 2015
C 19%

Self/less (2015)

""Self/less" takes an intriguing idea and turns it into a silly thriller. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 17, 2015
C- 85%

Trainwreck (2015)

"There's something familiar about every scene in "Trainwreck." A pottymouth comedy that fails to deliver. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 15, 2015
A- 88%

Mr. Holmes (2015)

"This isn't Guy Ritchie calling. "Mr. Holmes" is a gentle, moving story about a man who desperately wants to remember the past, but can't. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 14, 2015
D 66%

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

"LCD buffoons are competing for a fictional championship against other cartoon characters, this time your stereotypical Nordic types. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 18, 2015
D 7%

Hot Pursuit (2015)

"A concept film needs much more than the high-pitched goofiness of "Hot Pursuit." " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Aug 14, 2015
C 62%

Unfriended (2015)

""Unfriended" asks us to spend 83 minutes looking over someone's shoulder at a computer screen. In this tech-fabulous world, we already stare at too many computer screens. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Aug 13, 2015
B+ 96%

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

"A well-executed feature-length satire stocked with colorful characters behaving badly. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Aug 6, 2015
A 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"Extremely well-written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Let me repeat. Extremely well-written and directed by the man who counseled Cruise in "Jack Reacher." They apparently click." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Aug 4, 2015
C 26%

Vacation (2015)

"Okay, I'll bite. Why did they do it?" ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 31, 2015
C+ No Score Yet

The Rope and the Colt (Cemetery Without Crosses)(Une corde, un Colt...) (1969)

"If you're content to watch a French-Italian western that doesn't star Clint Eastwood or Lee Van Cleef, then perhaps you might like "Cemetery Without Crosses." A disappointment, yes. But, strangely appealing." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 28, 2015
A 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"The movie, written and directed by Alex Garland ("Dredd," "28 Days Later"), is an outstanding example of what true sci-fi is about and the best sci-fi flick since "Predestination" earlier this year." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 14, 2015
A 97%

It Follows (2015)

"A low-octane horror film that gets under your skin and stays there. It's hard to forget "It Follows."" ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 13, 2015
C 56%

Minions (2015)

"It was only natural to give the little yellow pill-like creatures from "Despicable Me" their own movie. They are cute and funny most of the time, but their new film, "Minions" is loud and violent. And to many adults, it will be a noisy, yellow blur. " ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B 16%

The Gallows (2015)

""The Gallows" earns its "R" rating with particularly effective scenes of violence and suspense. If you like squirming in your seat and feeling on edge, then it's just the ticket. Very, very scary." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 9, 2015
No Score Yet

Contamination (1980)

"Get into the spirit of it, folks. It's like watching dozens of exploding fat men in that Python film. Only, I think the Italians were trying to be serious. Fail." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 6, 2015
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