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Christian Holub

Christian Holub
Christian Holub's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) It's a proud piece of family entertainment with a good heart, an eye for inventive action, and a delightfully wacky sense of humor.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
B 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2 makes a valiant effort to live up to its predecessor, but can't escape its shadow.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
C+ 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Lucy in the Sky has plenty of arresting cosmic visuals, and on the other hand tries to portray a human drama about an overachiever pushed to her breaking point. But those two halves never cohere into a whole.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B 81% Abominable (2019) Abominable's themes and arc are familiar kids' movie fare, with only one real plot twist. But its reverent attitude toward nature and wonder is a welcome addition to the cartoon canon.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
C- 16% The Fanatic (2019) The Fanatic has contempt for both its characters and audience.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
95% Louis C.K.: 2017 (2017) The change of clothing and role hasn't led to C.K. going soft.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
C+ 63% Child's Play (2019) By giving Chucky a reason to kill, the new movie's arc can't help but dilute his menace a bit.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
B 85% Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros) (2018) Tito and the Birds combines different art styles in a way that demonstrates the radical possibilities of animated storytelling.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
C 32% Zoe (2018) This is a movie that casts Christina Aguilera as a robot and yet still manages to be boring.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
B 96% Zama (2018) As it goes, Zama ponders the unanswerable question of what kind of life, exactly, is worth living.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
B- 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Sherlock Gnomes doesn't quite have the originality and spark to make it a pop-culture phenomenon. Yet it's still an enjoyable family adventure with a solid message.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B- 79% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The Man Who Invented Christmas is mostly a story about overcoming writer's block. That sounds boring, and it surely would be unbearable if anyone but Stevens was in the role.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B+ 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Thank You For Service is ... successful at capturing the Iraq War's effects on American lives.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
B 65% The Foreigner (2017) I'm not sure anyone has plans to turn this into a franchise, but I certainly want to see more from this Chan-aissance.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
C 4% Flatliners (2017) We live in an age of unnecessary remakes - but the new Flatliners movie, by Danish director Niels Arden Oplev, has the distinction of being perhaps the most unnecessary of them all.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
C+ 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) This mini-franchise may be running out of steam.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
C+ 8% Rings (2017) Rings embodies a common problem of attempted franchise revivals: indecision about its intentions.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
C No Score Yet Becoming Warren Buffett (2017) A great documentary needs some tension -- whether between the subjects, or between the subject and the director, or something else. Unfortunately, it's lacking here.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
C+ 32% Monster Trucks (2017) After a long gestation period, Monster Trucks has finally hatched. And the final result is... rather unspectacular.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
B- 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) It just so happens that a film of people acting awful to each other feels extra real in our chaotic, insane times.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
C 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Ouija: Origin of Evil is an interesting exercise in watching filmmakers try to mint a franchise out of basically nothing.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
B 34% Masterminds (2016) What Masterminds lacks in sharp one-liners it more than makes up for in ridiculous slapstick.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
C+ 0% The Disappointments Room (2016) There simply aren't enough scares to build tension throughout. Most of the film is just Beckinsale walking around looking worried.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
B+ 88% Don't Breathe (2016) Alvarez appears to have consciously toned down the gore from his blood-saturated Evil Dead remake, trusting unnerving visuals and foreshadowing what terrors are about to unfold.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
C+ 12% Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) Instead of trying to adapt the video game experience into a film format, Kingsglaive transforms the movie-going experience into something familiar to video game fans. It's essentially a really long cutscene.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
B- 76% Lights Out (2016) Like the most enjoyable horror movies, Lights Out is almost a physical experience, carrying viewers from stress and terror to even some tension-breaking hilarity.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
B- 9% The Do-Over (2016) The plot threads can be a little hard to follow ... but Sandler and Spade's partnership gives the whole enterprise enough emotional grounding to make up for it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
B+ 90% A Bigger Splash (2016) This reworking of the 1969 erotic thriller La Piscine beautifully explores the difficulties of communication.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
B 52% Holidays (2016) Some of the films are haunting, some of them more macabre, but all of them play with holiday symbolism in way that will make viewers rethink a lot of their favorite celebrations.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
C 2% Nina (2016) Nina is a by-the-numbers musical biopic riddled with every conceivable cliché about "the tortured artist."‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
C- 47% The Young Messiah (2016) The Young Messiah struggles to hold its audience's attention.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
B+ 35% The Other Side of the Door (2016) Like all the best horror, The Other Side of the Door is concerned not just with what freaks us out on a gut level, but the deeply-repressed anxieties that truly terrify us.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
C- 27% London Has Fallen (2016) By casting its villain as a suspiciously ISIS-like Middle Eastern terrorist network, London Has Fallen makes itself into a political movie-but its politics are heinous.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B- 53% Risen (2016) Risen is more entertaining than Bible-adjacent stories are usually allowed to be.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
B 62% Race (2016) The title is on-the-nose but rather fitting for the story of Jesse Owens, the black track-and-field athlete who stunned the world by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Adolf Hitler's Berlin ...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
C+ 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) Wayans is ... incapable of limiting himself to parodying one movie at a time, tossing in riffs on Whiplash, Magic Mike, and Zero Dark Thirty to varying degrees of success.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2016
B 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Just complicated enough to reward steady viewers and just simple enough for parent escorts to enjoy without much prior knowledge.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
C 30% The Boy (2016) [It] aims to set itself squarely in the fictional canon of Chucky and its brethren, but it ends up trying to do so much that it forgets to scare us.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2016
C+ 10% The Forest (2016) Ambiguity is good in a horror movie, but with this many plot elements elbowing each other for room, none of them achieve enough clarity to be properly terrifying.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
A- 82% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) Fehling gives a commanding physical performance as he transitions from ambition to despair to, finally, resolve.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
B 89% Meru (2015) In lieu of Oscar-grabby performances, there are climbers talking, raw and intense, about the tragedies they've weathered on their way to accomplishing something no one else has.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
C- 76% Welcome To New York (2015) Spends too much time bogged down in its more decadent scenes to spark any new insights.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2015