For 698 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Kaltenbach's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Lowest review score: 0 Crossroads
Score distribution:
698 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Black and white has never looked more stark.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Thanks to the wonderful performances from both Korzun and Considine, there isn't a forced or dishonest moment on-screen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Well-acted, lovingly put together and heartbreakingly honest.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    A terrifically engrossing war film in which not a single shot is fired, a movie about shaping events rather than being shaped by them.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    It's a startling physical transformation, as Noland goes from flabby desk jockey to lean, mean fishing machine. But even more remarkable is the mental transformation Hanks effects.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    A crackerjack thriller, laced with labyrinthine mysteries, moral quandaries and unspeakable evil.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    A non-stop cinematic funhouse impossible to resist.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Rififi, with its stark visuals, dark humor and constrained performances, earned Dassin the Best Director nod at the Cannes Film Festival and a secure place in film history.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Rarely has combat been portrayed as beautifully as in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Taiwanese director Ang Lee's thoughtful meditation on menace, mortality and the martial arts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    A celebration of movie-studio ohana that should warm the hearts of moviegoers everywhere.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    "His eye is incredibly sharp and amazing, in regard to visceral cinema," says Uma Thurman, who has worked with Tarantino on both Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. "He's a great storyteller. He's very seductive as a filmmaker."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    A chilling reminder of the precipice the world stands on nowadays, from a man who looked over the edge more than once.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    If Kill Bill Vol. 1 was bloody exhilarating, Vol. 2 is bloody great. And, as a bonus, not nearly so bloody.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Baadasssss is about feeling pain and frustration, about having a sense of purpose that overwhelms everything else, about great cost and great risk, the pain of isolation and the intoxicating effect of fighting against the odds.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    The real attraction is watching all these guys and gals on the train, so young, so dedicated to their music, so unconcerned about almost everything else.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Hero is a movie that lives up to all the nobility of its title, a gift to movie audiences who cherish the opportunity to be transported to a heretofore unimagined world and absorbed totally into what happens there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Lovely, heartfelt and unforced.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    A film that celebrates the intricacies of life in ways both splendid and mundane, revealing it all with unflinching honesty.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    True-blue Incredibles is a super tribute to the power of family and the might of imagination.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Bracingly honest and ceaselessly compelling documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    In less accomplished hands, Black Book could have been a hopeless mishmash. But Verhoeven proves a sure-handed storyteller, which might come as a surprise, as well as a terrific visual stylist, which shouldn't.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    It is, at once, among the most riveting and hard-to-watch documentaries of recent years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    As the film opens with, predictably, "Vertigo" and its "Hello, Hello" refrain, it's his steady presence and unforced charisma that anchors each performance, allowing Bono to emote for all he's worth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Nothing is as it seems in State of Play, a crackerjack political thriller in which no individual, profession or institution gets away clean.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Kaltenbach
    Thanks to a combination of fluid camerawork and careful pacing, the Belgian writer-directors have produced a compelling narrative that sounds, if not a cautionary note, a worried one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Kaltenbach
    The film stays true to its characters and keeps the laughs coming in what may be the closest thing in spirit to the old Warner Bros. Looney Tunes to hit the screen in years. And when it comes to animation designed primarily for laughs, praise doesn't come any higher than that.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Kaltenbach
    Russian Dolls never resorts to sitcom moments as it explores the transformation of friendship into love. All the characters here are believably appealing and refreshingly three-dimensional, and the situations they find themselves in have the ring of truth. You leave this film wanting to know these people, wanting the best for them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Kaltenbach
    Much of the film's virtue lies in its straight-ahead narrative and uncomplicated morality. That and the undeniable charisma and virtuosity of its star.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Kaltenbach
    It's not hard to imagine these characters in a straight-faced Hollywood blockbuster. And that's the source of Hot Fuzz's genius, pointing out the thin line that separates convention from farce when Hollywood starts throwing its special effects around.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Kaltenbach
    There's not a false moment within the film's 88-minute running time, nor many that could be done any better.