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
3.5/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Travis Hopson This edgy psychological horror frays the senses as intensely as anything experienced inA Quiet Place. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 Onward (2020) Travis Hopson A mix of Harry Potter,Warcraft, andWeekend at Bernie's, Pixar has something truly weird on their hands. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
2.5/5 The Night Clerk (2020) Travis Hopson The way Hollywood presents characters with developmental disorders is getting worse, not better. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
3/5 Buffaloed (2019) Travis Hopson The blue collar comedy from director Tanya Wexler has Deutch delivering the info and the funny, not unlike The Big Short or The Other Guys EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
4/5 Ordinary Love (2019) Travis Hopson Ordinary Loveis a beautiful, funny, and deeply intimate drama about two people faced with an uncertain future, one they never imagined could be without the other. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
2.5/5 The Call of the Wild (2020) Travis Hopson But for a movie that's all about learning to embrace one's natural instincts, the decision to rely so much on computer technology was a misstep. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
3/5 The Photograph (2020) Travis Hopson The Photograph is a stunningly beautiful movie, with Rae and Stanfield always kept in tight, warm focus EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Travis Hopson Carrey's pure madness personified, and it's perfect for a movie about a talking hedgehog who can run faster than the speed of sound. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3.5/5 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Travis Hopson Every now and then you just need a film that is unabashedly happy, dopey, and romantic, in which you know everything is just going to work out nicely for everybody. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3.5/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Travis Hopson As a spinoff of Suicide Squad, there are stylistic similarities in attitude and atmosphere, but Birds of Preyembraces its crazy and leaves nothing left to chance. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
2.5/5 The Lodge (2019) Travis Hopson But for all of these red herrings, including ominous shots of a dollhouse that seems to be replicating the odd events, few prove satisfying in sustaining the mystery, as if they were thrown together at random. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Travis Hopson Femininity, seen as both a curse and a gift, is the driving force in a film rich with symbolism and foreboding atmosphere EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 The 40-Year-Old Version (2020) Travis Hopson A bit rough around the edges but not without its charms, with the greatest of them being Radha herself. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
3.5/5 Possessor (2020) Travis Hopson The gore is on another level here, but the twisted psychology at its core makes it all the more disturbing. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
1/5 The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Travis Hopson A lifeless, nonsensical mess that would bore you to death if it weren't more entertaining to watch and wonder how it all wrong. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 Charm City Kings (2020) Travis Hopson ...driven by a confident directorial hand by Angel Manuel Soto, and a pair of dynamite performances by Jahi Di'Allo Winston and rapper Meek Mill. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
3.5/5 The Nest (2019) Travis Hopson The Nest is indeed a horror, but there are no slashers in hockey masks, just the dismantling of a close-knit family unit whose happiness is merely a facade. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 Wendy (2020) Travis Hopson ...shows that Zeitlin not only still has a special hand for the invention of wildly imaginative, magical fantasy worlds, but that he needs to be hired the next time someone decides to remake a fairy tale classic. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/5 The Glorias (2020) Travis Hopson Uneven but still an absorbing ride,The Gloriasremains a testament to Gloria Steinem's endurance as leader of a movement that continues to face opposition EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
4/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Travis Hopson This is a movie that is willing to go above and beyond to be heard. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3.5/5 Shirley (2020) Travis Hopson Shirleydoesn't shy away from its subject's toxicity. It embraces everything she was, everything she needed to be, warts and all. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
4/5 Save Yourselves! (2020) Travis Hopson Easily the funniest movie I've seen at Sundance this year. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
3.5/5 Worth (2019) Travis Hopson While Feinberg's story and the victims' individual tragedies are the movie's heart, in its bones Worth is a Spotlight-esque procedural. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
3.5/5 Bad Hair (2020) Travis Hopson He's talking about things no other filmmaker is talking about, having to comb through a bit of a mess is a small price to pay. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
4/5 Black Bear (2020) Travis Hopson A sort-of Cabin in the Woods for romantic-horrors, it defies easy description and that makes it all the more fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
2.5/5 Come Away (2020) Travis Hopson ...too grim and lifeless to spark wonder in either kids or adults. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 Falling (2020) Travis Hopson It's a passionate, heartfelt debut for Mortensen, and a film many will relate to because of how tough the material is to watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/5 () Travis Hopson A timely, spirited feel-good movie that arrives when politics is really hard to feel good about. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/5 () Travis Hopson Summertime might work for those who are more forgiving of the thin observations and childish verse but others will feel like they're trapped in a bad open mic night. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 The Assistant (2019) Travis Hopson Bringing her documentarian experience toa fictionalized take on a timely issue, Green keeps the audience at a distance, at too much of a distance. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
3.5/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Travis Hopson A surprisingly exciting and funny sequel that shows there's still a lot of bullets left in the chamber. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 Bully (2011) Julian Lytle Lee Hirsch and his collaborators really made a very good and thought provoking documentary film. As cliché as that may sound it's true, it's a really well conceived rallying cry of a film. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.5/5 Planes (2013) Julian Lytle You know it's really hard to defend this film because it's so average. It's boringly average for a feature film release but it's not completely terrible. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
1.5/5 The Snow Queen (2012) Julian Lytle This movie is such a mess, and is clearly a cash grab because Frozen is coming out from Disney this winter. It's like when Transmorphers came out on DVD right when Bay's Transformers came out. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.5/5 Free Birds (2013) Julian Lytle Free Birds is a quite surprising little family movie. That concept of time-traveling turkeys to stop Thanksgiving is something you think would be deserving of a "c'mon son" greatly. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.5/5 Black Nativity (2013) Julian Lytle To wrap up, Black Nativity isn't the best holiday film we have this season and probably won't clean up at the cinema because in the end it's just a quite average movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/5 The Nut Job (2014) Julian Lytle So with The Nut Job we have a movie that in way is marketed like an Over The Hedge rip-off that never really escapes that idea at all when it's on. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/5 Life of a King (2013) Julian Lytle All in all this is a good movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4.5/5 Jodorowsky's Dune (2013) Julian Lytle This documentary is at times like taking what is one of the special features from a DVD or Blu-Ray release and just showing that instead of the movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
.5/5 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) Julian Lytle In the end when I walked out I felt like I just watched a failed Broadway musical that got turned into a failed animated movie that no one else should have to suffer through. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/5 The German Doctor (2013) Julian Lytle Overall this film is really solid and good. It's worth seeing especially if you're looking for something to see that isn't all loud, CGI-heavy, and full of cartoon characters. The German Doctor is really good, just not great. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.5/5 Axel: The Biggest Little Hero (2014) Julian Lytle In the end , while I think the story will be really interesting for younger kids to watch I feel it's going to leave everyone wanting. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 The Signal (2014) Julian Lytle Here is something new and original on the screen with fresh faces that didn't cost the GDP of a small country to make. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.5/5 Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Julian Lytle It would be nice if Planes could feel a bit like it had some more of the Disney magic and not just an extended excuse to sell more little toys and Legos. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
1.5/5 When the Game Stands Tall (2014) Julian Lytle Somewhere it's like a whole lot of people really liked this true story and tried really hard to make a movie out of it. The saddest part is that to me they totally failed at doing it and I think the real people in this story deserve way better. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 The Trip to Italy (2014) Julian Lytle It might be a bit too quiet and slow for some, and it has no real "point". For what it's worth it's pretty dope to see a film that has two men as friends, having conversations and enjoying one another's company EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) Julian Lytle This movie didn't show you any dark stuff or scandalous events or anything that would make it worthy of being Unauthorized. It was just like a long Saved by the Bell clip show episode. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 I Am Ali (2014) Julian Lytle Overall I Am Ali is a great film about a very influential person that inspired a lot of people all across the globe. I Am Ali is something that should be seen and shown to as many people as possible who don't know Muhammad Ali. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 Rudderless (2014) Julian Lytle Rudderless is a pretty good character study about grief and guilt and how it can flip those left behind upside down. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 La chambre bleue (2014) Julian Lytle The Blue Room is very engaging and concise thriller something that works great for the fall season. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020