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Moviebob Central is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Bob Chipman
Rating Title/Year Author
6/10 Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Bob Chipman ...starring Angelina Jolie in the rough-hewn hero with some inner demons to slay role and Aidan Gillen GAMELY stepping up to assume Gary Oldman's former position as The Bad Guy In Every Movie Like This. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
7/10 Wrath of Man (2021) Bob Chipman delivers exactly enough more than it asks to be worth the trouble and reminds everyone how Statham got to be probably the most reliable straight-faced action lead of his generation in the first place. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
5/10 Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Bob Chipman Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson bring star power and a curious lack of anything else to the latest attempt at re-starting the "SAW" franchise; in which a Jigsaw-inspired serial killer taunts a onetime police-corruption whistleblower. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
7/10 Army Of The Dead (2021) Bob Chipman For the most part it works in relative proportion to when the material best aligns with Snyder's strengths: BIG shootouts and brawls, messy violent zombie dismemberment, hyper-literal mythic and pop-culture allusions? GOOD... human drama, not so much. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
6/10 Cruella (2021) Bob Chipman Deliberately leaps into the stupidest possible version of its premise within the first 10 minutes, then makes a performance-of rebuilding itself [as] a revenge story of "Girl Boss vs Girl Boss But-Being-Performatively-Ironic-About-It" EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
3/10 Mortal Kombat (2021) Bob Chipman Say it with me now: You're not actually supposed to give a damn about 'lore' until after it happens - that's why it's called LORE! EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
7/10 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Bob Chipman Has a title, premise and dual-lead cast designed to make anyone interested say: "All I need to see is the Monkey punch the Dinosaur and I'll get my money's worth!" ...from a studio apparently ready to say "We're prepared to hold you to that!" EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2021
8/10 Nobody (2021) Bob Chipman Father's day came early this year! EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
4/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Bob Chipman [How does a studio] decide that the Amazonian Feminist Warrior-Princess Superheroine should have her ENTIRE psychological background, emotional center, raison detre and main moral conflict just be 'Chris Pine's penis?' EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2020
5/10 Mank (2020) Bob Chipman The Manky Mankfest of a film that Mankers have been waiting for! Every other movie this year might as well just go Mank themselves! EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
9/10 Soul (2020) Bob Chipman Among the year's loveliest, most poignant and moving pieces of work animated or otherwise. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
8/10 Over the Moon (2020) Bob Chipman The first "Disney-a-like" in decades that's good enough to eclipse some of the genuine articles! EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
8/10 Freaky (2020) Bob Chipman Gotta love a modest programmer that knows it has a genius hook and is determined to do everything it can with it. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
2/10 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Bob Chipman A bloated, meandering, histrionic nightmare melodrama that at least answers the question: 'What would the White People version of a Tyler Perry movie be?' EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
6/10 Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019) Bob Chipman What we're seeing isn't simply more domestic nostalgia trying to ironically justify itself - but in part a sincere view of The Global South processing the second-hand cultural flotsam exported to it by the rest of the world. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2020
4/10 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Bob Chipman ...on the other hand, every minute Woody Harrelson spent making this was a minute I was NOT closer to having to watch "Venom 2," so - thanks? EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Green Book (2018) Bob Chipman Hums along about smoothly as what boils down to 'My Cousin Vinny Teaches Carlton Banks To Get His Blackness Back' probably can." EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2018
0 Pixels (2015) Bob Chipman It is cinematic strychnine. Celluloid chlamydia. I shouldn't even be here, this isn't my jurisdiction: I'm a film critic, and Pixels isn't a movie - it's an active crime scene. And the crime is cultural vandalism. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
2.5 Inferno (2016) Bob Chipman Occasionally threatens to [become] the suburban multiplex answer to a lesser Dario Argento production. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
3 Don't Breathe (2016) Bob Chipman A seemingly limited premise is rendered utterly riveting and tense as hell. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Bob Chipman Remember when these were good? EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2018
3.5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Bob Chipman If Awakens was about The Resistance and The First Order repeating the cycle of The Rebellion and The Empire, this one is all about how they have to become their own things and what the proper way to get there is going to be - and that's exciting. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
1 12 Strong (2018) Bob Chipman An orgasmically patriotic "Vengeance For 9-11" U.S. military infomercial from Jerry Bruckheimer; the overriding theme of which is that charging headlong into a ground war in Afghanistan without much in the way of a plan was a noble and really smart idea EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
3 Early Man (2018) Bob Chipman Apart from some song choices, it's is about as charmingly old-school as a Western animated feature has been in a long time. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
3 Ready Player One (2018) Bob Chipman [It's] almost like you can feel Spielberg on autopilot, thinking about more interesting, challenging projects he'll be working on when this is done re-affirming his box-office credentials. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
3.5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Bob Chipman Short version: Very good, better than the second, not as good as the first, not as good as Guardians of The Galaxy 2 or Black Panther more recently. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
2.5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Bob Chipman Credit where due to Fallen Kingdom - it at least finally feels like they've left the story in a place they can't take back. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018