CHUD

CHUD is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Devin Faraci, Johnny Butane, Nick Nunziata
Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Gone Girl (2014) Nick Nunziata It's a cheeseburger treated like a filet and it's a film that'll stick with you thanks to clever sleight of hand and a few moments that beg for a revisit. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/5 Thor: The Dark World (2013) Nick Nunziata See it with your kids. See it with your friends. See it with your parents. There are few surer bets at the multiplex. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2013
Riddick (2013) Nick Nunziata It's Twohy and Diesel having fun and when it's great through fun dialogue or a great kill it builds a lot of mileage for the lesser moments. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2013
Stoker (2013) Devin Faraci A movie that feels elegantly transgressive and viscerally exciting. A wonderful, menacing and sexy thriller. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2013
3/5 Phantom (2013) Nick Nunziata Here's the big ugly secret about Phantom. It's good. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2013
1/5 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012) Nick Nunziata There's probably a really fresh and fun movie a rewrite or edit away. It's just not here. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2013
3/5 The Last Stand (2013) Nick Nunziata The Last Stand is fun. And that's enough. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2013
2/5 Broken City (2013) Nick Nunziata Not meaty enough or unique enough to register as anything other than a couple of hours of unspectacular cinema. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2013
2/5 Promised Land (2012) Nick Nunziata Promised Land is harmless but not compelling enough to warrant major attention. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2013
2/5 John Dies at the End (2012) Nick Nunziata Trained eyes will see the great movie a few million bucks away from reality EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2013
3/5 The Impossible (2012) Nick Nunziata The tsunami is easily more effective than anything to come out of a Roland Emmerich disaster sequence. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2013
3/5 Gangster Squad (2013) Nick Nunziata Sean Penn's performance alone makes the film worth seeing. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2013
1/5 Texas Chainsaw (2013) Nick Nunziata Leatherface is a loser. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Devin Faraci This is a movie created completely on its own terms, forged by the belief that audiences can pay attention, that audiences don't need everything spoonfed, that truth is just as exciting as fiction when presented well. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2012
4/5 Skyfall (2012) Nick Nunziata Though there are a few hiccups Skyfall is a beautiful and mature 007 film. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2012
8/10 The Master (2012) Nick Nunziata A difficult, interesting, odd, frustrating, and oftentimes majestic experience. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2012
The Bourne Legacy (2012) Devin Faraci The film, while echoing The Bourne Identity, is adequate enough (not the highest praise, I know) and creates enough space for itself to warrant further adventures. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2012
1/5 Total Recall (2012) Nick Nunziata The amount of lens flares in this movie is awe inspiring. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2012
2/5 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Nick Nunziata A messy collection of ideas. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2012
2/5 The Hunger Games (2012) Nick Nunziata The Hunger Games is a mess. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2012
3/5 Rampart (2011) Nick Nunziata Rampart is the Shame of police movies. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2012
Young Adult (2011) Devin Faraci Wickedly funny, the kind of semi-dark comedy that really gets right up to the line of mean-spiritedness. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2011
The Muppets (2011) Devin Faraci I don't know why The Muppets faded away over the last couple of decades, but [this film] proves that they still have plenty of heart and smart-assness to give to a new generation and beyond. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2011
2/5 The Thing (2011) Nick Nunziata It's not a prequel as much as it is a lamprey, trying its best to nuzzle up to greatness. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2011
4/5 Moneyball (2011) Nick Nunziata Moneyball secretly injects the magic of baseball by way of laughs, tension, and really great dialogue. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2011
1/5 Conan the Barbarian (2011) Nick Nunziata It's not a legit pulp movie. It's not a legit genre movie. It's not even a guilty pleasure. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2011
3.5/5 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Nick Nunziata The production design is fantastic, the period setting works, and there's enough charm to allow the film to feel unique enough to justify its existence. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Devin Faraci It's completely satisfying on the level of an FX-driven summer blockbuster. But most importantly it's satisfying on the level of a great drama. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2011
9/10 Horrible Bosses (2011) Nick Nunziata Add Horrible Bosses to the list of absolutely great comedies we've been given in the past ten years. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2011
Horrible Bosses (2011) Devin Faraci It could almost be argued that Horrible Bosses' general middle of the road, vanilla, just-good-enough nature is actually on purpose, a reflection of the lead characters' own qualities. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2011
Bad Teacher (2011) Devin Faraci It feels like Bad Teacher is crossing a line, and not just by a toe but hurdling all the way across. Good for everybody involved. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) Devin Faraci Pirates 4 is the epitome of lazy filmmaking, a movie without a single clever moment, without the least bit of inspiration. It's a paint by numbers film, charmless and witless. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2011
Bridesmaids (2011) Devin Faraci Is this the female version of The Hangover? No - Bridesmaids is much funnier and way more heartfelt and human than that film. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2011
Thor (2011) Devin Faraci As great as Hemsworth and Hiddleston are, they cannot overcome the film's flaws. All they can do is drag THOR up from awful to fairly tolerable. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2011
Fast Five (2011) Devin Faraci This is what a summer movie should be - knowingly silly, fun, light, thrilling, packed with real stunts and not-so-subtle gayness. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2011
3.5/5 Fast Five (2011) Nick Nunziata It's the PG-13 Bad Boys 2. Coming from me that's a big compliment. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2011
Scream 4 (2011) Devin Faraci If you ask someone 'What's your favorite scary movie?' and they answer Scream 4, they are a ****ing ***hole. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2011
Hanna (2011) Devin Faraci HANNA is the sort of movie that gives you faith in action films as not just ass-kicking or fun rides but as actual cinema EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2011
Insidious (2010) Devin Faraci Mixing POLTERGEIST with Disney's Haunted Mansion ride, a staggeringly disappointing and silly second half mars INSIDIOUS' strong, scary first half. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2011
Sucker Punch (2011) Devin Faraci The action in the film is thrilling and next level, the design of the world is incredible and gorgeous and the themes are deep, dark and haunting; an incredibly flawed piece of ambitious art that dazzles and excites. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) Devin Faraci There's nothing that gets you more juiced than a good story well told, with strong characters well acted, and that's what The Lincoln Lawyer offers up. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2011
Paul (2011) Devin Faraci Paul's a road movie where the joy of hanging out with the characters is half the point, and these are characters that would be fun to revisit again and again. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2011
3/5 Limitless (2011) Nick Nunziata It's well made, filled with interesting ideas, and just odd enough so that it'll once again prevent Neil Burger from becoming a Hollywood darling. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2011
Rango (2011) Devin Faraci Rango is the most beautiful animated film since the golden age of hand-drawn cartoons. Shame that the movie has no heart beneath all that beauty, though. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2011
Hall Pass (2011) Devin Faraci The directors who once pushed boundaries with KINGPIN and THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY now defend them in HALL PASS. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2011
Drive Angry (2011) Devin Faraci There's a lot of balls in Drive Angry, and even some brains, but no heart EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2011
3.5/5 Drive Angry (2011) Nick Nunziata Bats--- insanity is a virtue in the case of this movie EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2011
Unknown (2011) Devin Faraci Sometimes Unknown's tongue is so firmly in cheek that the audience doesn't even realize there's a joke happening. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2011
The Eagle (2011) Devin Faraci THE EAGLE is a movie that should be better, that has a chance to be something unique and awesome, but ultimately stumbles. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2011
Sanctum (2011) Devin Faraci SANCTUM is a soggy, shouty bit of fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2011