Travis Hopson

Travis Hopson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Unfolding like a chapter in some unknown writer's storybook, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is grounded in reality's hard truths just as much as it embraces the surreal. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
4/5 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) We may have boxed up the old toys but for them and for us, the story is never really over. It just changes. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 53% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Neither biting commentary or effective social satire, The Dead Don't Die exists somewhere in-between, never as alive as it should've been. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 57% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) It's almost as if they're running three separate pilots for a possible TV series, which, frankly, they may actually be trying to do. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's more like one of Nightcrawler's "Bamfs" than the concussive force of a Cyclops eyeblast, but a definite step up from X-Men: Apocalypse. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Less a warts 'n all life story than a gorgeous collage of music videos, the film is propelled by the magnetic performance by Taron Egerton as one of rock's greatest showmen. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3.5/5 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) A film that features all of the smash 'em up Godzilla action one could hope for, while toning down all of that human drama stuff that bogged down the first movie. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 89% The Souvenir (2019) A coming-of-age drama that's more like picking at an old scab, The Souvenir eventually finds hopefulness out of the agony. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
3.5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) The genius of Olivia Wilde's raucous, inspired teen comedy Booksmart is that it doesn't attempt to reinvent the wheel. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) But whatever promise is held in the premise proves to be Kryptonite to creative storytelling, leaving us with a very familiar "bad seed" antagonist. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Disney has "never had a friend" like Will Smith whose boisterous, bountiful performance is more magical than any lamp or flying carpet. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2.5/5 78% Photograph (2019) This low-wattage drama struggles with the chemistry of its romantic couple, and with a story that keeps us at too far of an emotional distance. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 47% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Timely, representative of cultures and perspectives that rarely get their own love stories on the big screen, and a gorgeous love letter to New York City. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The previous films were so effortlessly magnificent and bold beyond their simple framing that John Wick 3's obvious attempts to be epic are exactly what keep it from being so. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2.5/5 15% The Hustle (2019) There's potential here, quite a lot of it, but the only thing The Hustle steals away with is 90 minutes of time you'll wish to get back. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
2/5 34% Poms (2019) Poms has spirit and enthusiasm to spare. It just doesn't have a lot of laughs. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/5 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) The Pokémon are truly the stars of their own story, while the humans are the invited guests. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3.5/5 95% Shadow (2019) The story he has laid out requires a lot of patience, but Shadow rewards with layered character work and stunning action sequences. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 100% Knock Down the House (2019) An invigorating call to arms for anyone who feels the system has worked only for the wealthy and special interests. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3.5/5 81% Long Shot (2019) ...a film more than worthy of your vote. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Marvel has built up an incredible amount of emotional currency and Endgame is a very satisfying payoff - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
2.5/5 82% High Life (2019) Denis' grim perspective reaps few rewards. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2.5/5 80% Fast Color (2019) There's Black Girl Magic sprinkled all over the place in this movie, and while it's hard to call it a success Fast Color earns props for representation. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2.5/5 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Maybe it's enough to just be happy that Gilliam is happy with it, and now he can go on tilting at brand new windmills. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) About as sincere an effort to appeal to everyone as possible, which proves to be both a curse and a blessing. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 17% Hellboy (2019) ...doesn't so much change the Hellboy formula as leave it drowning in a pool of blood. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/5 80% The Wind (2019) While Tammi's technical skills are beyond reproach, dramatically the film stumbles along like a dusty old tumbleweed. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/5 94% The Mustang (2019) There's power simmering just underneath the surface that The Mustang never fully taps into. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 47% Dumbo (2019) With gorgeous production design, a simple but timeless story about overcoming labels, and a hero whose courage is as big as his ears, Dumbo is poised to fly into a lot of people's hearts. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/5 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Hotel Mumbai... is not a movie to be enjoyed. It is a movie to be endured. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) With heart and imagination to spare, Shazam is the real deal and you shouldn't miss it. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3.5/5 73% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) You won't feel good about anything you're seeing, but it's so damn good you won't be able to turn away, either. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
2.5/5 67% Triple Threat (2019) It is disappointing, to put it mildly, to have so much talent wasted in an actioner so pedestrian it could've starred anybody else and been just as mediocre. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
2.5/5 57% The Highwaymen (2019) ...a film with quite a history behind it, attempts to set the record straight about Hamer and Gault in the least exciting way possible. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
2/5 57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) If you want to watch Eisenberg and a balding Skarsgard stand around and watch construction workers dig holes, then The Hummingbird Project is for you. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/5 94% Us (2019) ...again Peele is back exploring humanity's ills through the lens of horror, specifically the divide between us that will surely lead to our downfall. Or it's just a home invasion movie with a twist. Take your pick. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/5 34% Wonder Park (2019) ...colorful and heavy in lessons for kids to follow, but lacking in the imagination it aims to inspire. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3.5/5 92% Gloria Bell (2019) Practically a shot-for-shot remake, Lelio's film has only one thing going for it to justify its existence, and that, of course, is Julianne Moore. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2.5/5 31% Mapplethorpe (2019) It's a waste of a terrifically seductive performance by Smith, who captures Mapplethorpe's enigmatic presence and arrogance. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) In short, Captain Marvel is a blast. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/5 60% Greta (2019) Huppert's unhinged performance in Neil Jordan's Fatal Attraction-esque thriller is so much fun it nearly overshadows how generic everything else is. Nearly. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
3.5/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) You won't want to say goodbye to these characters we've loved for so long, but you'll be happy with where they are headed. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/5 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) The pieces don't all come together as they should, despite a game cast led by husband and wife duo of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
3.5/5 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Happy Death Day 2Uisn't really a horror movie, it's pretty much anything and everything. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/5 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) It's just odd for Akerlund, a former member of Swedish Black Metal band Bathory, to put so little focus on Mayhem's value musically. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) But what's charming about the feel-good rom-com Isn't It Romantic is how the genre is satirized in a way that is fun and respectful to those who still want a good old-fashioned love story. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 74% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot is not the movie you're expecting. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) While everything may not be awesome you're still likely to come away with a new upbeat track stuck in your head. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3.5/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The battles are unrestrained and eye-popping, looking more like an episode ofDragonball Zthan the live-action movie ever did. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3.5/5 71% Piercing (2019) What unfolds in Pesce's brisk nail-biter is a psycho-sexual power play in which the roles of victim and hunter constantly shift. - Punch Drunk Critics EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019