Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd
Tomatometer-approved critic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 92% Reds (1981) Despite its impeccable credentials, Reds is an overlong, often boring epic that can't decide where to focus the story.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 59% The Mule (2018) A cross between a Faustian tragedy and a Greatest Generation road trip comedy, The Mule plays like a fantasy safari for Trump voters. ‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) The tale of two female monarchs, cousins who called each other sisters but often fought as enemies, would make for a frightfully interesting film. I'm still waiting to see it.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) This parable looks at a teen girl who suffered a terrible tragedy and parlayed that into pop superstardom so she could become a person you don't want to watch a movie about.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse takes a Cuisinart to the hero's mythology, cutting everything up into bits and reassembling the pieces into other configurations.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4.5/5 94% The Favourite (2018) Featuring a trio of the best performances of the year, The Favourite is a roiling tale of deception, sex, twisted friendship and power.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 96% Roma (2018) Roma is the sort of movie filmmakers and critics love, and audiences have to endure. Alfonso Cuarón's semi-autobiographical effort plays like a home movie that runs on and on, seemingly without organization or end.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 81% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Lovely and insightful, At Eternity's Gate celebrates the art of Vincent van Gogh without trying to obscure the madness and genius of the man behind it.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 89% Maria By Callas (2018) An atypical, often compelling documentary that lets the famed opera diva tell her life story in exactly her own words.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) A searing look at the moment when mainstream and tabloid media melded, The Front Runner is an ambitious, contemplative movie that asks hard questions without offering easy answers.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3.5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) A fun, colorful and action-packed sequel that doesn't quite pass the 'Does this movie need to exist?' test.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
5/5 82% Green Book (2018) Few films move me to real tears; this one did, and not just once.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
1.5/5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) With the main character such a drip amidst a raging storm of nonsensical subplots and CGI eye candy, it's no surprise that mumble-mouthed Newt gets lost in his own story.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 94% Wildlife (2018) Wildlife features some truly wonderful actors plying their craft at the highest of levels. And I didn't believe a one of them for a cold minute.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 68% The Happy Prince (2018) Rupert Everett wrote, directed and stars in this charismatic portrait of Oscar Wilde during his bitter last years.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 81% Boy Erased (2018) Though it suffers from a case of Very Important Movie-itis, Boy Erased is still an effective, well-acted drama about the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 68% Torn Curtain (1966) Dismissed by many as part of Hitchcock's regrettable declining years, Torn Curtain turns out to be a surprisingly tense and intimate spy thriller.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/4 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) A colorful, creative spin on the classic story that uses the famous ballet as a mere jumping-off point.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4.5/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) An exuberant celebration of not just Freddie Mercury, but the band Queen and the volatile nature of creativity.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa McCarthy convincingly transforms into a woman with all rough edges in this comedy about a literary forger that's black as pitch.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Certainly very entertaining, but it doesn't have the polish or style of its predecessor. Superheroes as sitcom.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) A well-acted, well-intentioned drama about drug addiction that delivers everything you expected, and nothing you didn't.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Flynn (1996) Guy Pearce is a breezy, assured presence as screen legend Errol Flynn in this poorly conceived and executed look at his life pre-stardom.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) It's impossible to take this franchise seriously any longer. It's been rebooted and remade and retconned to hell and back again.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 98% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo takes us into the mind of the world's foremost ropeless mountain climber and finds... not much there.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Part anti-Western, part existentialist rumination on manhood, The Sisters Brothers feels like a bunch of eclectic pieces that work well together, for awhile.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
4/5 86% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Frederick Wiseman's portrait of the quintessential small Indiana town is documentary filmmaking in its purest form: observation without intrusion.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/5 70% Dirty Dancing (1987) Dirty Dancing may just be one of the most seminal garbage movies ever. But, garbage it is.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4.5/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Leave No Trace is a heartfelt road picture in which the road is both the lure and the prison.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 78% The King (2018) A compelling portrait of Elvis Presley that contemplates what he meant to America and its ever-evolving dream.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Like a lot of Spike Lee's better films, BlacKkKlansman mixes comedic satire with barely suppressed rage.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4.5/5 84% The Wife (2018) This is a career watershed for Glenn Close. As Joan, she plays a woman who has chosen to live a life of deception, which has with the passing of time become self-deceit.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favor is not a particularly good film, but it is an interesting one. Sometimes it's better to to be mediocre and interesting than decently unoriginal.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/5 66% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie is at times compelling and other times listless, a look back at a grisly bit of history that has become a gag, and tries to flesh out the human lives involved.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) A middling bit of animation, Smallfoot is built for small children to love and parents to endure.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
1.5/5 29% Night School (2018) Night School is a complete waste of time of the people who made it and the people who are unlucky enough to watch it.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3.5/5 87% Colette (2018) The film struggles with folding the messy, chaotic ends of a real life into a 1 3/4-hour movie. The result is an engaging biopic that loses steam.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 93% Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Jason and the Argonauts exists now mostly as a fine piece of nostalgia. Viewed clearly, it's a poorly-made collection of fantastical tropes. Through rose-colored glasses, though, it's a vibrant, colorful masterpiece of cheese.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 95% Blaze (2018) This film is Ethan Hawke's attempt to resurrect Blaze's ghost and give us a haunting portrait of a legend that never was.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It won't stand among Robert Redford's most memorable films - of which there are too many to name - but this movie left this critic smiling wide.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) First Man is more concerned with the space between Neil Armstrong's ears than the dark matter that lay between him and the moon. But for those who favor films that portray real people realistically, this one shoots for the stars.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born invites inside the rarest of bubbles and helps us grasp the intense pressure that comes with having to perform. The biggest names often hide the most vulnerable souls.‐ The Film Yap
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
90% Siddharth (2014) Joyous, heartrending and illuminating, Siddharth is a film that's more about how the daunting journey changes a family than where it takes them.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
No Score Yet Ventilator (2016) Movies are largely an emotional experience, and I was surprised how big a helping I got from Ventilator even without the words.‐ NUVO Newsweekly
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
4.5/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) In reinventing an old tale in a smart and engaging way, it's a thoroughly entertaining and often riveting way to spend two hours.‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
4.5/5 94% The Gatekeepers (2013) A powerful cautionary tale about the concept of security, and how illusory it really is.‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
4/5 44% On the Road (2012) A booze-soaked, drug-riddled, sex-filled escapade with no real point about young people casting off whatever yokes chain them and seeing what's out there. It captures the pure exhilaration of freedom for its own sake.‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
1.5/5 4% 6 Souls (2013) A wretchedly unwatchable train wreck of a film that sorely misuses its talented cast.‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
4/5 83% The Enchanted Cottage (1945) Might have been just another run-of-the-mill midcentury romance, except for the bold way it depicts the debilitating effects of World War II on the very face and body of its male star.‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
1/5 60% Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) A prime example of low-budget mid-century cheese, more valuable now as an artifact of that era than for any supposed entertainment value it might have possessed in 1960. It can only be enjoyed ironically.‐ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013