Punch Drunk Critics

Punch Drunk Critics is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mae Abdulbaki, Roxana Hadadi, Travis Hopson
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Travis Hopson I kinda want these movies to continue. Is that crazy? EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/5 Ready or Not (2019) Travis Hopson Ready or Not rolls the dice on being a satisfying kill-or-be-killed dark comedy, not especially ambitious or complex. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 Good Boys (2019) Travis Hopson Think of Good Boys as the pre-middle school Superbad, imparting many of the same pearls of wisdom about growing up, only with a lot more dildos, drugs, and sex dolls. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Travis Hopson I'm not sure if Blinded by the Light would have the same crossover appeal on its own, but there's no denying the effect Bruce Springsteen can have. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
3.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Travis Hopson ...it's the film's charismatic newcomer Zack Gottsagen who emerges as a champion. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Travis Hopson Easy for the family to enjoy together, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is sweet, spirited, and a little bit odd just like its thrill-seeking heroine. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 Brian Banks (2018) Travis Hopson Brian Banks should portray his story as unique because he is unique, even if the unfairness he faced sadly isn't. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 The Kitchen (2019) Travis Hopson It's a crime drama with balls and that's more than can be said for others that aspire to be the don. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 The Nightingale (2018) Travis Hopson The Nightingale, much like many other historical drama with depictions of slavery, genocide, and rape, isn't a movie you enjoy. You hope to survive the experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 Luce (2019) Travis Hopson There's nothing easy about Luce, and it's an altogether better movie for being that way. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Travis Hopson This gigantic summer spectacle is powered by the excess testosterone and charisma of its two stars. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
4.5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Travis Hopson A callback to an era he clearly loves, it's also a walkthrough of the many genres he's tackled throughout his career. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 Sword of Trust (2019) Travis Hopson ...driven by a quartet of instantly-likable, flawed, funny characters played by an ensemble capable of mining a madcap premise for all it's worth. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
3/5 Stuber (2019) Travis Hopson The best thing about Stuber? It's not that damn serious. Just sit back and enjoy the rideshare. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 The Lion King (2019) Travis Hopson You can love this version of The Lion King and its predecessor in equal measure. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Travis Hopson A sequel that is an amazing, spectacular thrill from start to finish that is such a welcome change from Endgame's gloomy finale. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 Yesterday (2019) Travis Hopson A light, harmless charmer with a wonderfully eccentric premise and incredible soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Travis Hopson While the genuine frights are familiar, they share equal footing with enough dark humor to make it worth having Annabelle bust out of her holy glass shell. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
2/5 Anna (2019) Travis Hopson The same as numerous hot chick assassin movies Besson has done in an attempt to recapture what he found with 1990's iconic La Femme Nikita EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2019
4/5 Wild Rose (2018) Travis Hopson A firecracker of an underdog drama that acts as a spirited alternative to the recent spate of musical biopics and remakes, EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
4/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Travis Hopson We may have boxed up the old toys but for them and for us, the story is never really over. It just changes. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Travis Hopson Neither biting commentary or effective social satire, The Dead Don't Die exists somewhere in-between, never as alive as it should've been. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 Rocketman (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 The Souvenir (2019) Travis Hopson A coming-of-age drama that's more like picking at an old scab, The Souvenir eventually finds hopefulness out of the agony. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
3.5/5 Booksmart (2019) Travis Hopson The genius of Olivia Wilde's raucous, inspired teen comedy Booksmart is that it doesn't attempt to reinvent the wheel. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
2.5/5 Brightburn (2019) Travis Hopson But whatever promise is held in the premise proves to be Kryptonite to creative storytelling, leaving us with a very familiar "bad seed" antagonist. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Travis Hopson Disney has "never had a friend" like Will Smith whose boisterous, bountiful performance is more magical than any lamp or flying carpet. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
2.5/5 Photograph (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
2.5/5 The Hustle (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2019
2/5 Poms (2019) Travis Hopson Poms has spirit and enthusiasm to spare. It just doesn't have a lot of laughs. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
3/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Travis Hopson The Pokémon are truly the stars of their own story, while the humans are the invited guests. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3.5/5 Shadow (2018) Travis Hopson The story he has laid out requires a lot of patience, but Shadow rewards with layered character work and stunning action sequences. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 Knock Down the House (2019) Travis Hopson An invigorating call to arms for anyone who feels the system has worked only for the wealthy and special interests. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3.5/5 Long Shot (2019) Travis Hopson ...a film more than worthy of your vote. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
3.5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Travis Hopson Marvel has built up an incredible amount of emotional currency and Endgame is a very satisfying payoff EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
2.5/5 High Life (2018) Travis Hopson Denis' grim perspective reaps few rewards. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
2.5/5 Fast Color (2018) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
4.5/5 Missing Link (2019) Roxana Hadadi With its nuanced narrative and astonishing visuals, Missing Link -- meticulously detailed and thematically dense -- is another delightful offering from Laika. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
2.5/5 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 Mary Magdalene (2018) Travis Hopson About as sincere an effort to appeal to everyone as possible, which proves to be both a curse and a blessing. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 Hellboy (2019) Travis Hopson ...doesn't so much change the Hellboy formula as leave it drowning in a pool of blood. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/5 The Wind (2018) Travis Hopson While Tammi's technical skills are beyond reproach, dramatically the film stumbles along like a dusty old tumbleweed. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/5 The Mustang (2019) Travis Hopson There's power simmering just underneath the surface that The Mustang never fully taps into. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 Dumbo (2019) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019