Knight at the Movies

Knight at the Movies is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Richard Knight
Rating Title/Year Author
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Richard Knight An exhilarating delight-a tongue-in-cheek, big-budget sci-fi blockbuster that could easily be this generation's Star Wars. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
ParaNorman (2012) Richard Knight [A] darkly charming, at times forlorn, snarky little movie that both kids and their wised-up parents will love. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Richard Knight A joyless, bitter epic without a hint of exhilaration. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2012
The Invisible War (2011) Richard Knight Kirby Dick has again shown great restraint in presenting such inflammatory material, betting a clear-eyed approach will have an inflammatory effect on his audience -- and it does. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Magic Mike (2012) Richard Knight Certainly delivers on its promise to titillate but doesn't offer anything much different than the 1981 TV movie For Ladies Only -- audiences apparently still craving the same old song and lapdance. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Brave (2012) Richard Knight A charming and vibrant new member of the Disney/Pixar stable. And the heroine's flaming red hair is at last something that makes the fuss over 3D worthwhile. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Rock of Ages (2012) Richard Knight Would have been more honestly titled Rock for Ages -- because that's how long this headbangers ball seems to go on. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Prometheus (2012) Richard Knight Scott has indeed created another sci-fi classic -- brilliant mess that it is. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Nate & Margaret (2012) Richard Knight A lovely surprise -- it's endearing rather than sticky-sweet; truly charming rather than forced; and is enriched by its two leading performances as well as several memorable supporting turns. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
In the Family (2011) Richard Knight Wang's unforced, contemplative approach seems like the perfect way to underline his message. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Bully (2011) Richard Knight Hirsch's portrait imbues his everyday heroes with a dignity and grace that their tormenters obviously are too short-sighted to see and which shines in every frame of the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Conversation Piece (1975) Richard Knight Flawed and misshapen as the movie remains, it's also clearly the work of a master of the camera-albeit one in his autumn years. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991) Richard Knight In presenting an "honest," unvarnished portrait of herself, Madonna gives her one great performance in a movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
The Deep Blue Sea (2011) Richard Knight A triumph of style and substance - a rare distinction that Davies has managed time and again. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
The Hunger Games (2012) Richard Knight While a great ride of a movie, it is also one wrapped around an oddly disquieting message. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
21 Jump Street (2012) Richard Knight Interchangeable with dozens of other "dude" comedies that have come before it. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
I Killed My Mother (2009) Richard Knight For Dorval's acting alone, the film is a must-see. Add to that Dolan's own petulant performance, knowing eye for character detail, offbeat camera set-ups and assured direction, and the movie becomes a blissful character study. It's fabulous. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
John Carter (2012) Richard Knight It's one of those big-screen enterprises that doesn't leave much residue (not to mention pleasure) once its moved on to conquer its next audience. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
The Innkeepers (2011) Richard Knight Diverting and certainly worthy of examination; given all these pluses, I'd like to have seen more of West's compelling backstory threaded into his narrative. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Tomboy (2011) Richard Knight The director's low-key approach to such a seemingly complex topic really illuminates the subject in both very basic and rather profound ways. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Albert Nobbs (2011) Richard Knight Close's performance is no less sensational than Heath Ledger's as the close mouthed Ennis in Brokeback Mountain. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2012
Joyful Noise (2012) Richard Knight A crowd pleaser that really pleases. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Pariah (2011) Richard Knight Rees has crafted a moving and powerful first effort that is a welcome edition to the lesbian film canon. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Angels Crest (2011) Richard Knight Nothing sticks for long in this strangely muted, depressing drama that blows from one scene to the next without any particular rhythm like one of the pretty snow drifts in the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
The Iron Lady (2011) Richard Knight The only reason to see the movie is Meryl Streep's performance-and then, only if you have yearned for Queen Meryl, Our Lady of the Accents. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Richard Knight Perhaps the best match-up to the acrid yet compelling talents of Fincher since 2007's Zodiac or maybe even his breakthrough feature, 1995's Seven. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Richard Knight What begins as a bracing adventure yarn for kids of all ages descends into a charmless, increasingly chaotic last half that leaves you feeling pummeled rather than energized. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
The Artist (2011) Richard Knight A movie that is so old-fashioned from beginning to end that it's literally a breath of fresh air. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Richard Knight Densely plotted and edited with the assumption that fickle, easily distracted audiences will keep up and not lag behind. And woe be to the moviegoer who answers the call of nature. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Richard Knight The whole movie, chock full of queer undertone, is one long sly smile-and deliciously so. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
We Were Here (2011) Richard Knight Cathartic and bittersweet with moments of joy and humor. Weissman's movie is a rare gift. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Arthur Christmas (2011) Richard Knight The movie's idea that Santa and his elves have turned the distribution of presents every Dec. 24 into a major military operation makes me more than a tad uneasy. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
My Week With Marilyn (2011) Richard Knight It is Michelle Williams who really sets the movie apart. She eerily recalls the ethereal Monroe and her subtle shifts in mood really get at the heart of the often somnambulant girl-woman. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
The Descendants (2011) Richard Knight Although it's not quite a black comedy, it's still filled with the patented Payne quirky characters and I love Clooney in roles like this. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
3 (2011) Richard Knight The movie's too sleek and chilly and doesn't exactly call to mind a warm, romantic comedy. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2010) Richard Knight Less a portrait of its ostensible subject than that of his times, and the film suffers from yet another examination of the disco era. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
J. Edgar (2011) Richard Knight You keep wondering why anyone would bother with this spotty history lesson viewed through the distorted lens of such a despotic character and, much worse for dramatic purposes, apparently such a boring one. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Anonymous (2011) Richard Knight Bombastic claptrap. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Richard Knight Hypnotic and profoundly disturbing. I think this psychological thriller is one of the year's best films. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
The Skin I Live In (2011) Richard Knight Almodovar has delivered another transformative work that finds his queer sensibility in high, thrilling gear. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Footloose (2011) Richard Knight You either go all the way with it or simply roll your eyes when confronted by its terrible, cynical crassness. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
The Ides of March (2011) Richard Knight Ironically, one ends up feeling both skeptical and cynical about this movie that wants to have it both ways but, instead, ends up just as deeply cynical and flawed as its characters and the system it seeks to expose. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Puncture (2011) Richard Knight Although Evans is spectacular, the elements of this lopsided conspiracy thriller never quite jell. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
Weekend (2011) Richard Knight A stunningly simple, nearly perfect example of a romance movie whose burgeoning couple just happens to be gay. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2012
I Don't Know How She Does It (2011) Richard Knight Tepid. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2011
Gun Hill Road (2011) Richard Knight Though the story follows a familiar trajectory, Gun Hill Road offers a lot of fresh insight into the day-to-day transgender experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2011
Circumstance (2011) Richard Knight An emotionally dense lesbian love story. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2011
Contagion (2011) Richard Knight No one becomes a zombie as in 28 Days Later but the trajectory here is about the same and 10 times more frightening because of its true-to-life, very probable scenario. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2011
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) Richard Knight With the exception of the opening segment this remake can't hold a candle to its chintzy but decidedly more satisfying forebear. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2011
The Debt (2010) Richard Knight As political thrillers go, The Debt pays off. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2011