Travis Hopson

Travis Hopson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 76% The Prom (2020) A bit of well-meaning razzle-dazzle, mawkish and imperfect though it may be. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
3/5 97% Luxor (2020) I can scarcely think of a greater selling point than spending a couple of hours with Andrea Riseborough as she experiences all that Egypt has to offer. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
2.5/5 30% Superintelligence (2019) In the comfort of one's home on HBO Max it's at least worthy of having on in the background, a mild distraction from your computer screen. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
3/5 45% Black Beauty (2020) This touching tale of two untamed souls coming together still holds many charms - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 34% Jiu Jitsu (2020) If nothing else, Jiu Jitsu deserves credit for not being another boring car chases 'n big explosions action flick. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
3.5/5 67% Embattled (2020) Ducking and weaving away from our presumptions, Embattled embraces the idea that violent men will use the only means they know to break a barbaric cycle. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
1.5/5 29% Vanguard (2020) I'm one of those who will always pray at the altar of Jackie Chan's greatness, but he's no longer physically capable of making a bad movie watchable. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3.5/5 90% Mank (2020) A surprisingly moving, brutally funny, and entertaining re-examination of the movie business' Golden Age of big studio dominance. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
3/5 64% Girl (2020) Girl isn't a flashy film by any means, but it attempts to add some depth to the typical revenge movie. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
3.5/5 83% Freaky (2020) ...closer to Happy Death Day 2U in that it leans heavier on laughs, but there's definitely enough carnage if that's what you're looking for this Friday the 13th. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
3/5 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) if you're in the mood for a hometown boy makes good story, and not something that'll punch buttons uncomfortably, Hillbilly Elegy works on that simplest of levels. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
2.5/5 45% Fatman (2020) Even if Fatman were something you'd be interested in just to see how far it can cross the line, it isn't nearly as edgy as it could be. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
3/5 69% Kindred (2020) Kindred gives off the paranoiac atmosphere that Polanski so often trafficked in, but Marcantonio adds a timely spin. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2020
4/5 83% Proxima (2019) Motherhood is explored in a space as vast as the one between our planet and the stars. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
3.5/5 80% Let Him Go (2020) A simple, sturdy Western in which these actors, who embody our ideal of the perfect parents, take matters into their own hands in violent fashion. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
3.5/5 78% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2020) The True Adventures of Wolfboy hits home in its defiance of letting other's cruelty define one's self-worth. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/5 55% Come Play (2020) Compared to raised standards of the complex horrors of recent years, Come Play feels absolutely archaic. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3/5 78% Radium Girls (2020) Radium Girls is an admirable effort that, if it had more passion behind it, would've captured the activist spirit that is sweeping the country right now. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2020
2.5/5 81% Synchronic (2020) As intriguing as the premise turns out to be, this time-hopping snoozer lacks compelling characters and isn't nearly as deep as it thinks it is. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
2/5 50% The Witches (2020) Kids and adults alike will be too bored to watch, despite Anne Hathaway's fun attempts to devour the scenery. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3.5/5 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is a funny, reheated sequel that uses entertainment as timely activism. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3.5/5 100% Minari (2020) Tapping into vivid memories of his own childhood, Chung crafts an immigrant story bursting with personal touches, and yet manages to speak to something in all of us - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
4.5/5 97% One Night in Miami (2020) One Night in Miami almost feels like a prelude to the times we are living in today. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
3/5 76% Concrete Cowboy (2020) Concrete Cowboy embeds a fairly ordinary coming-of-age story within this fascinating subculture - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
3.5/5 97% Sound of Metal (2020) Marder's use of silence and sound is truly extraordinary and goes a long way in putting us in Ruben's disoriented state of mind. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
3.5/5 91% Herself (2020) This is ultimately about one mother's stubborn determination to build a better life, despite the external factors that make dreaming big seem like an impossibility. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
4/5 97% Nomadland (2020) Nomadland inspires as much as it enriches. A loving ode to the pioneer spirit and the authentic experience of freedom - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3.5/5 40% Rebecca (2020) This updated version maintains the haunting atmosphere of Hitchcock's film... but Wheatley has also crafted an enticing, glossy romance-thriller good enough to stand on its own. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 99% Totally Under Control (2020) If you aren't already pissed off by the way our government mishandled this deadly contagion, you will be by the time the credits roll. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
2/5 29% The War with Grandpa (2020) Perhaps in this depleted landscape The War with Grandpa, a harmless but truly awful prank comedy, can find an audience in need of a distraction - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Cagefighter (2020) Cagefighter really excels in capturing the friction between MMA and professional wrestling. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
2.5/5 68% Once Upon a River (2020) While Rose's film is soulful and visually arresting, there is too much left undiscovered about Margo for it to connect as well as it should. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2020
2.5/5 29% 2067 (2020) While the story itself is too cumbersome to hold up, Larney's technical execution positions him as a filmmaker to watch in the genre. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
3/5 73% A Call to Spy (2020) A Call to Spy is a welcome tribute to the female spies who put their lives on the line to fight for the cause of liberty - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) It plays to Sorkin's strengths and those of his ensemble, while delivering the spirited call-to-arms that will reverberate louder right now than in any other moment in time. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
2.5/5 61% Blackbird (2020) While watchable, Blackbird spends so much time trying not to make any waves that it never gets off the ground. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/5 98% The Swerve (2020) ...the incidental facets of daily life and their devastating impact on those who are struggling with depression are as terrifying as any evil spirit. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
4/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) If Enola Holmes isn't the start of a long-running franchise for Netflix, it will truly be a mystery as to why. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
2.5/5 48% Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020) A well-made but empty vessel where kink is mistaken for emotional complexity. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 63% The Secrets We Keep (2020) While not always as taut as the film could be, the efforts of Rapace, Kinnaman, and Seimetz reveal many sides to the long-lasting impact of trauma. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
2.5/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Campos' exploration of hillbilly sin and corruptible faith is ponderous and less than the sum of its parts. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3.5/5 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) The Broken Hearts Gallery's greatest strength, other than its diverse cast, is the value it places on sincerity. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
4/5 74% Mulan (2020) A transformative fairy tale with all of the high-flying swordplay of a wuxia epic. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/5 28% Antebellum (2020) Taken individually, the Civil War-era stuff shows the filmmakers to have a real sense of flair. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Strange, engaging, beautiful, and very challenging. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
3/5 71% Tenet (2020) When it's all said and done, chances are you'll be obsessing over what you don't understand about Tenet , rather than what you enjoyed. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
3.5/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) A goofy time travel story that rewards the franchise's longtime fans, celebrates a love of music, and potentially sets up a new generation of unlikely heroes. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2.5/5 33% The New Mutants (2020) The New Mutants is almost certainly the end of the line, and Boone doesn't do enough to justify its inlcusion as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2.5/5 41% Centigrade (2020) Centigrade eventually becomes a "what else awful can happen" experience, when it should be about how much more the characters can endure. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Iannucci both embraces and recreates to attract a new audience who have never seen fit to experience Dickens for themselves. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020