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 The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Lowest review score: 0 Crossroads
Score distribution:
698 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Manages to pretty much ignore all the strengths of the earlier film while exacerbating all its faults.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    There's way too much blarney in Evelyn.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Kaltenbach
    The animals in Road Trip are pretty hilarious; as a five-minute short on cable TV's "Animal Planet," this film would be a stitch.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Whatever spark the newer Precinct 13 has comes from its supporting players.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Kaltenbach
    This is a movie for genre fans only; there's not an aspect to it that should appeal to the rest of the world. It's neither original nor inventive, and while its young cast works hard, there's not even a standout performance worth recommending.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Kaltenbach
    Kids will get antsy, wondering why their favorite characters disappear for long stretches of the film, while adults will wonder just when this scattershot approach to storytelling will congeal into something resembling coherence.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Kaltenbach
    A pastiche of sadistic horror-movie cliches with minor traces of wit but major overflows of perversity.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    The residents of Beauty Shop never quite gel. Instead of camaraderie, the feeling is one of bare tolerance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Look, I love dogs. But this film tried my patience almost beyond endurance.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    As each male-female relationship works itself out in ways either contrived or predictable, here's betting you wind up more disappointed than enlightened.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Heaven knows what the suits at Disney were thinking, for what they ended up with was a bland Jackie Chan movie and a lifeless travelogue.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Lackluster in narrative and in no way original or innovative, the movie is pretty much generic Disney, a film about universal brotherhood stitched together from parts that worked better in other films.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Kaltenbach
    A misfire in almost every direction.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    17 Again errs not only by covering such well-trod ground, but also by doing so through a main character - played by a game but ill-served Zac Efron - who's about as dense as they come.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    As shallow and manipulative a movie as any that come to mind.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Misfires on nearly every possible level.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Two of the most insistently unlikable movie creations to afflict audiences in some time, a pair of self-obsessed anti-romanticists who spend some two decades doing stupid things at each other's behest. They also whine a lot.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Kaltenbach
    Most of the humor is both determinedly puerile and unfunny, performed by a generic cast.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    A film that really has no idea what it wants to be, so it tries a little of everything, and does nothing very well.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Regrettably, Bones is what passes for horror these days: Throw a lot of graphic, gore-filled, darkly lit stuff on the screen, and see what sticks. Discerning moviegoers should pass on the opportunity.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Kaltenbach
    Must be among the most blatantly manipulative movies ever made. It's cold, calculated and treats its audience like its robotic central character.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    What it is not is funny.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    A hollow, relentless mess.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Kaltenbach
    About as clunky as a movie gets. It lurches from scene to scene with no sense of narrative grace, gives its roster of prominent actors nothing to work with and screeches to a halt with all the grace of a sprinter whose shoelaces have been tied together.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    It's hard to go wrong with a movie full of talking dogs. But the makers of Beverly Hills Chihuahua sure try.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Chris Kaltenbach
    If John Witherspoon is among the funniest men in America, as many of his fellow comics say, why is he so painful to watch here?
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Movie lite, a clueless, formulaic paint-by-numbers comedy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Torque isn't a movie, it's an 81-minute soda commercial.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    Meet the Fockers? Avoid them would be a better suggestion.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Chris Kaltenbach
    To be fair, Friedkin does amp up the tension when called for. If only it were all for some purpose, or in service to a story that actually went somewhere.