Chris Klimek appears in the following:
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The film depicting the origin story of Lara Croft's raider of lost tombs "isn't awful," says critic Chris Klimek, "but its invasive, thudding mediocrity will make you wish it were."
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Though it traffics in broad stereotypes, several funny performances nearly salvage this satiric tale of a faked kidnapping, greedy executives and dim-bulb criminals.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
A skilled director of visceral, real-world horrors, Bigelow dramatizes a 1967 incident that left 3 young black men dead at the hands of the police. The result is unflinching and effective.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Christopher Nolan's taut, suspenseful film tells three interwoven stories of a massive troop evacuation during World War II.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The latter-day Apes prequel trilogy concludes quietly, without cinematic chest-thumping. Critic Chris Klimek says the result is "suspenseful, mournful, grand and sensitively performed."
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming may be the sixth big-screen, big-budget Spider-Man movie of the 21st century, but a charming lead and a respect for the character's youth could give the franchise new, um, legs.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
"This is a squealing-tires symphony that owes more to Jacques Tati ... than to Justin Lin or Michael Bay," says critic Chris Klimek.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
As Wonder Woman makes her triumphant big-screen debut this weekend, she brings something that's been missing from years of superhero films: a memorable cue.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
The new Hulu documentary Becoming Bond is all about the man who was only James Bond once: George Lazenby.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is almost definitely the best fourth sequel ever made to a movie based on a 50-year-old theme park ride.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
While Alien: Covenant is better than Prometheus, the last franchise entry, it still lacks the basic elements that made Alien and Aliens so widely admired.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer star in Snatched, which has plenty of flaws, but at least offers a chance to see two very funny women with lively chemistry.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Critic Chris Klimek says Philippe Falardeau's film about the fall and rise of Chuck "The Bayonne Bleeder" Wepner, starring Liev Schreiber, suffers from a prosaic, just-the-facts approach.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
This "agreeably amoral comic thriller" about a weapons deal gone wrong might be, according to critic Chris Klimek, "the most realistic movie gun battle ever."
Thursday, April 13, 2017
This "bloated and listless" installment of the Furious franchise stays true to the series' "chop-shop aesthetic, in the sense that its flashiest parts are all stolen," says critic Chris Klimek.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
In space, no one can hear you yawn: Technically impressive but dramatically airless, this monster flick set on the International Space Station is powered by "space-movie cliches old and new."
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman and Samuel L. Jackson help ensure that this mediocre creature feature is "no chore to sit through," says critic Chris Klimek.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Critic Chris Klimek says this small-scale, sun-blasted tale of an aging Wolverine's efforts to protect a young mutant "plays like the King Lear of the X-saga."
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The actor, who died last weekend, enjoyed a long and storied career that involved some of the most memorable onscreen deaths in cinema history.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Comedian Jordan Peele's debut feature as writer/director is a blisteringly smart horror film buoyed by the "shimmering, righteous anger" of its take on race, says critic Chris Klimek.