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 Motorcycle Diaries
Lowest review score: 0 Crossroads
Score distribution:
698 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    A non-stop cinematic funhouse impossible to resist.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    True-blue Incredibles is a super tribute to the power of family and the might of imagination.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Kaltenbach
    In a stroke of voice-casting genius, the voices of Marjane and her mother are provided by real-life mother and daughter Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve, respectively, both of whom bring heft and measured emotion to the characters.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Kaltenbach
    A quiet, heartfelt story of love and loss.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    The true heartbreak of Maria Full of Grace is that it never comes.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Bracingly honest and ceaselessly compelling documentary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    There's an element of the nature film to Grizzly Man, and those passages are truly stunning, offering an up-close look at these magnificent animals.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    Offers a welcome continuation of what has proven a fascinating journey both for the film's 11 subjects (three of the 14 opted out of the project this go-round) and its audience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    It's every bit as thrilling and engrossing as the best spy thriller or cop flick.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    A thoughtful, bittersweet film biography of the Cuban writer that captures both his irrepressible spirit and his sometimes overwhelming melancholy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    All about mood, and not one bit about action - which explains why it's at once both the most passionate film of the year so far, and the most determinedly inert.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Kaltenbach
    The story line meanders and too many scenes drone on; Knocked Up is in serious need of a good editor. But the laughs are plentiful, and it's the rare movie these days where one doesn't feel guilty about finding the whole thing funny.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    Spring, Summer values life, beauty and even human fallibility, ascribing to humanity a nobility we neglect at our own peril.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    This is Mitchell's show, and his performance lives up to his triple billing as writer, director and star.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 67 Chris Kaltenbach
    As great as the film looks, the story, adapted from a novel by P.D. James, never quite comes into focus.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    It's a frustrating film in that its characters resolutely defy convention, and its story offers no epiphany, no one moment when everything becomes clear.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    There's a good heart beating at the core of Victor Vargas, one that belies its R-rating.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Kaltenbach
    Alien, even with some scene tinkering that has left this "director's cut" one minute shorter than its original release, is still one of the creepiest, scariest, most shocking films ever.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Kaltenbach
    In the end, this is a movie that doesn't respect its own power. Less of a stacked deck would have left Vera Drake to play a far more effective hand.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Chris Kaltenbach
    Like the particular brand of music Dewey espouses, this is a movie more concerned with exploiting rock than understanding it.