Chris Klimek

Chris Klimek appears in the following:

'Suspiria': A Cult-Horror Remake Dances To A Confusing Beat

Friday, October 26, 2018

Director Luca Guadagnino follows up last year's Call Me By Your Name with a "punishing" and "confounding" remake of Dario Argento's beloved horror film about a dance troupe of witches.


Tom Hardy Gets His Teeth Into 'Venom,' Though The Film Lacks Bite

Friday, October 05, 2018

Tom Hardy fully commits to this "limp-but-not-enervatingly-awful" anti-(super)hero horror-comedy that doesn't make a lick of sense.


After A Promising Start, 'The Predator' Loses The Scent

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Director/co-writer Shane Black's attempt to infuse snappy dialogue and dark humor into the alien-hunter franchise works until it, suddenly, doesn't. Blame a mess of a script and cheap-looking effects.


'Peppermint': A Revenge Thriller That's Neither Cool Nor Refreshing

Friday, September 07, 2018

The director of Taken tries out the formula with Jennifer Garner, but the result is a "desultory drag" of cliched emotional stakes and dark, muddy action scenes.


Muddled Action Thriller 'Mile 22' Should Have Pulled Off At Mile 3 Or So

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mark Wahlberg plays a CIA operative trying to extricate a mysterious informant (Iko Uwais) from a fictional country in this disjointed film that underuses Uwais and overuses Wahlberg.


Shark, Weak: Toothless 'The Meg' Snatches Mediocrity From The Jaws Of Defeat

Thursday, August 09, 2018

It's a "somewhat self-aware, mildly sci-fi tinged, numbingly unimaginative watering down ... of a genre landmark, relocated to Asia and aimed squarely at the world's largest movie market: China."


'The Spy Who Dumped Me': Man, They Could Have Done This Better

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Kate McKinnon is dependably great, but this overlong and shaggily plotted action-comedy never generates enough laughs or surprises to make it anything more than an "August time-waster."


Spectacular Real-World Stunts Make 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' A Blast

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie returns to the M:I franchise with jaw-dropping stunts and set pieces, ensuring that "Fallout's sky-high thrill quotient obliterates that of all competitors."


Denzel Has No Fury Like 'The Equalizer 2'

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Despite the lazy cliché that triggers its plot, The Equalizer 2 is a "reasonably well-written and (of course) beautifully acted serving of geriatric-virility violence porn." If that's your thing.


'Sicario: Day Of The Soldado' Is A Scattershot Sequel

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The lackluster sequel to 2015's moody and violent Sicario is missing that film's director (Denis Villeneuve), its stars (Emily Blunt and Daniel Kaluuya) and its artfulness.


Dino Vs. The Volcano: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Generates Intermittent Heat

Thursday, June 21, 2018

In this derivative but fitfully inventive fifth installment of the Jurassic franchise, our heroes try to rescue Isla Nublar's dinosaurs from extinction-by-lava, only to get their ash handed to them.


Wildly Uneven 'Superfly' Strives To Take The Anti- Out Of Its Antihero

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The revamp of the classic low-budget 1972 flick Super Fly softens that film's main character and careens between tones "like a Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado that's had its brake lines cut."


London Calling (Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft): 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties'

Thursday, May 17, 2018

John Cameron Mitchell's "sweet, slight comic fantasy" explores what happens when a young man (Alex Sharp) in 1977 London meet-cutes a young woman (Elle Fanning) who's from ... out of town.


'Rampage' Lowers The Bar On Razing A City

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

"There's something weirdly serene about a film that doesn't try any harder than it must," says critic Chris Klimek.


The Fast And The Furry Us: Wes Anderson's Masterful 'Isle Of Dogs'

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Anderson imbues this stop-motion-animated film about loyal dogs exiled to a lonely island with his signature formalism, but there's real emotion in those pups' wet, soulful eyes.


'Tomb Raider,' Franchise Nadir

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."


In Harrowing 'Detroit,' Kathryn Bigelow Mixes Brutal Facts With Fiction

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.


Wartime Terror And Valor Thread Together In Nolan's Gripping 'Dunkirk'

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christopher Nolan's taut, suspenseful film tells three interwoven stories of a massive troop evacuation during World War II.


'War For The Planet Of The Apes' Employs Small-Scale Gorilla Tactics

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."


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Finds Its Footing With A Less Confident Spidey

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.