Chris Packham

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For 124 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Packham's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Match
Lowest review score: 0 Freedom
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 124
  2. Negative: 36 out of 124
124 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Packham
    But the directors elevate the picture to a level of emotional genius by filming the children's play as a full-on cinematic adaptation, shot and edited with seriousness and polish.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Packham
    Writer-director Stephen Belber's inspiriting, generous Match is so good that it's like some kind of trick.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Chris Packham
    Through photos and family lore, but mostly through Dayton's own eloquence, Mitchell assembles a biographical portrait that's inspiring in the best possible way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Chris Packham
    Despite the high stakes, Command and Control is morbidly fun to watch, in the manner of good suspense thrillers and disaster films.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Chris Packham
    Brian Knappenberger's The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz connects the dots of Swartz's past, assembling a vivid portrait of a sensitive genius with a strong moral sense.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    The film's sweetness, its story line, and the script's cartoony characters recall Raising Arizona, though Gone Doggy Gone isn't as tightly structured. But, being looser, it has a little more room to breathe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    Director Nabil Ayouch depicts the sprawling, ramshackle Sidi Moumen slums with fluid camera movements... He finds the humanity and the hopelessness in its narrow streets, its fields of rubble, monstrous trash dumps, and grim marketplaces.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    Famous for his war photography, McCullin's gift is his sensitivity, a capacity to feel the pain of other people that informs both the images he produced and the ones he refused to take.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    Jones presents a stark picture of a bifurcated economic system: the real one, in which ordinary citizens struggle; and the financial economy, in which the livelihoods of citizens are leveraged by the wealthy for speculative bets.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    The film quietly reveals these four small stories as epically heroic and timeless journeys.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    Finnigan wisely seizes on the gentle strength and charisma of Hawking's first wife, Jane Wilde. She imprints on the film as fully as her former husband.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    Martemucci intertwines these stories gracefully, and with the charm and charisma of her cast, makes clever banter and script contrivances seem completely natural and unaffected.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    Burton scales his finale down to the size of a tourist boardwalk for an unexpectedly gripping crowd-pleaser of an action scene.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    With its interrogations of gender, feminism, and marriage, Shakespeare's comedy is an apt vehicle for Whedon's own storytelling agenda.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    [A] small, gentle coming-of-age story, exceedingly well-cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Packham
    Sincere and unexpectedly good.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    [A] quiet, somber film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    The director's native warmth and sympathy are extended here to the store and the personalities that made it a billion-dollar, globe-bestriding colossus.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    The narrative hinges at every turn on moments of human connection, scary confrontations other films would resolve with violence finding unexpected (and probably unlikely) detours into humor and empathy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Fed Up is a workmanlike documentary, as undistinguished in style as a PowerPoint slide show. It nonetheless finds traction in its depiction of the food industry's Montgomery Burns–like practices.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Writer-director Josh Boone populates Stuck in Love with smart characters breaking from emotional holding patterns of varying contours.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Though not as funny as Moore's earliest work, Jon Whelan's Stink! is way more emotionally affecting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Wilson is a charismatic and underused actor, perfect here as a guy with a talent for convincing others of his virtue. Headey, as Sam's wife, creates a surprisingly complex portrait of a woman shattered by her husband but hungry for higher social position.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Allie and Harper are basically unlikable, but played with a light touch and just enough distance from their own unthinking cruelty to remain funny.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Love Hunter probably counts as a musical, the film's a sad, gentle valediction for a young artist’s dream.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    The story of espionage and duplicity that financial adviser Martin Armstrong relates in Marcus Vetter's documentary The Forecaster is as serpentine and fascinating as a John le Carré novel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Co-director and narrator Ben Knight interviews activists, officials, social jammers, and scientists, approaching the subject not with outrage, but with humor and optimism.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Mannered and often very funny.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Sometimes academically clinical, and including infomercial-like narration by Jane Seymour, the film has a bright core of real emotion.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Chris Packham
    Quaid has a genius for broadcasting conflicting impulses. His body language twists uncomfortably away from his intentions, and his smile is built on the chassis of a cringe.

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