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): Julian Lytle, Mae Abdulbaki, Roxana Hadadi, Travis Hopson
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Travis Hopson The United States vs. Billie Holiday doesn't fully live up to her sacrifice, despite a staggering, powerful breakout performance by Andra Day. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
3/5 The Father (2020) Travis Hopson Hopkins is a force of nature in The Father, playing a role that demands a full emotional and intellectual scope. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
2.5/5 Silk Road (2021) Travis Hopson There's a better, more complete movie about the Silk Road to be made, but this story of an Internet kingpin's rise and fall is still easy to get wrapped up in. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
2.5/5 Body Brokers (2021) Travis Hopson While individual aspects of Body Brokers work to expose a fraud that uses drug addicts like ATM machines, the lack of focus distracts from the righteous anger we should be feeling about that. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
4/5 To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021) Travis Hopson As To All the Boys: Always and Forever closes the book I find myself wanting her story to keep on going. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/5 Willy's Wonderland (2021) Travis Hopson Seriously, watching Cage mop up the place after a particularly ghoulish kill is strangely soothing. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
2.5/5 The Mauritanian (2021) Travis Hopson Rahim, who has been a quiet gem since debuting with 2009's A Prophet, finds humanity in Salahi's resilience in a place of utter inhumanity. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
3.5/5 Malcolm & Marie (2021) Travis Hopson There's exhilaration in the conversation, the passion, and performances by two actors at the top of their game. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
4/5 Little Fish (2020) Travis Hopson Charts its own path while feeling timely and relevant, by exploring the nature of memory and shared experience when all of it is threatened with going away. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
3/5 R#J (2021) Travis Hopson A propulsive, melodramatic effort that is stymied only by the technology itself which does much as it does in real life, which is make it hard to find a genuine connection. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4/5 The World to Come (2020) Travis Hopson A passionate, sad romance about the consequences of finding your one true love at the wrong time. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
2/5 In The Earth (2021) Travis Hopson This messy, woodland thriller set after multiple waves of a viral outbreak can't sustain itself beyond the opening moments EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
4/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Travis Hopson This is an epic tale of the hidden battles waged in the war for civil rights EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
4/5 Jockey (2021) Travis Hopson Filmed at an actual Arizona racetrack with real jockeys filling in the details, Jockey takes the winner's purse in authenticity. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
3/5 Land (2021) Travis Hopson Wright proves a capable, unshowy filmmaker who takes on difficult topics with the directness that has driven her acting career. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
2.5/5 Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Travis Hopson Gonzo American action meets bonkers Japanese martial arts cinema, and the results are predictably a muddled, if entertaining, goop of randomness. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
2.5/5 Mayday (2021) Travis Hopson Cinorre doesn't push her bold ideas far enough, despite the best efforts of a game cast led by Grace Van Patten and Mia Goth. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
3.5/5 Eight for Silver (2021) Travis Hopson A haunting, original werewolf movie with something new to say EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
3.5/5 Passing (2021) Travis Hopson A delicately-told, passionate, and complex drama about mixed-race women in 1920s Harlem EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
4/5 On the Count of Three (2021) Travis Hopson A film that plays to Carmichael's talents by mining laughs out of the gloomy subject of suicide. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
3/5 How It Ends (2021) Travis Hopson The calmest end-of-the-world catastrophe film you're likely to find EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
3/5 Cryptozoo (2021) Travis Hopson A bizarre animated action-adventure that's like Fantastic Beasts for the Adult Swim audience. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
4/5 Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Travis Hopson Questlove's Summer of Soul is a mixtape tribute to Black pride and excellence. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
3.5/5 CODA (2021) Travis Hopson CODA's one of those unassuming films, nothing particularly flashy about it, that takes you by surprise and makes you want to sing. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
3/5 Penguin Bloom (2020) Travis Hopson While it holds your hand through every emotional beat...there's earnestness and charm in this fine-feathered family story of hope and togetherness. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
2.5/5 The Little Things (2021) Travis Hopson Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto can't inject any life into this by-the-book film EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
2.5/5 Brothers by Blood (2020) Travis Hopson Brothers by Blood squanders the talent at its disposal. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
3.5/5 The White Tiger (2021) Travis Hopson A sharp, witty crime drama that's like Dickens with a little bit of Scarface. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
2/5 Locked Down (2021) Travis Hopson Locked Down wants so badly to be of this moment in time that it misses the opportunity to be that as well as entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
3.5/5 Our Friend (2019) Travis Hopson Kindness, both of the simple and the extraordinary variety, is what Our Friend is all about. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
3/5 The Marksman (2021) Travis Hopson The Marksman doesn't hit a bullseye but at least gets on the scoreboard. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
3/5 Outside the Wire (2021) Travis Hopson It's a film with a little bit of something on its mind, but not enough to prevent it from being a conventional sci-fi military thriller EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
3/5 American Skin (2019) Travis Hopson American Skin is meant to push buttons; it is meant to be over-the-top because going big is how you get attention for important issues. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
2.5/5 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Travis Hopson Shadow in the Cloud marks the one time Landis wrote a movie with any kind of female perspective and despite Liang and Moretz's best efforts it still feels that way. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 Sylvie's Love (2020) Travis Hopson A swooning, well-crafted film, Sylvie's Love spotlights people of color in a genre that has rarely been their own. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2020
3.5/5 News of the World (2020) Travis Hopson This is one of those movies, like so many in Hank's latter career, that benefit from our idea of him as basically the greatest human being in the world. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 Soul (2020) Travis Hopson A great soundtrack, plenty of heart, and a stunning depiction of a life built on music, make Soul a journey that is worth undertaking. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Travis Hopson Considering the heights of its predecessor, one can't help but wish Diana had a more cohesive story to truly display why she is the hero the world needs. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3/5 Fatale (2020) Travis Hopson Fatale is definitely a guilty pleasure, so I guess someone better cuff me. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3.5/5 Greenland (2020) Travis Hopson While Greenland may look like the typical "Gerard Butler saves the world from disaster" movie, it's definitely a cut above. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/5 Skylines (2020) Travis Hopson It's true that this franchise got off to a rocky start, but quietly these are some of the top sci-fi movies around EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
2.5/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Travis Hopson As Clooney's ambitions as a director grow, he seems to be missing the humanity and energy of his initial works EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
3.5/5 Let Them All Talk (2020) Travis Hopson Let Them All Talk may be too unhurried for some, but Soderbergh knows where he's going and steers this ship like a true captain. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
2.5/5 Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Travis Hopson Blunt barely holds together this sugary nonsense with a pot of gold's worth of swooning melodrama. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
4/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Travis Hopson That Boseman manages to shine when up against a dynamic, blazing Viola Davis as the titular blus diva Ma Rainey, is a testament to his skill that will be sorely missed. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
3/5 Wander Darkly (2020) Travis Hopson When grounded by Miller and Luna, who capture the enduring love Adrienne and Mateo have for one another and their child, Wander Darkly is a gripping romance wrapped in an enigma. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
2.5/5 Wander (2020) Travis Hopson Wander has some genuinely fun, crazy performances but any intrigue has been buried out in Area 51 somewhere. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
0.5/5 Love, Weddings & Other Disasters (2020) Travis Hopson By the time you've endured this brutal heartbreak of a rom-com you'll question whether love truly exists EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
3/5 The Prom (2020) Travis Hopson A bit of well-meaning razzle-dazzle, mawkish and imperfect though it may be. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
3/5 Luxor (2020) Travis Hopson 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020