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Christopher Stuckmann (born April 15, 1988)[6][1][7] is an American film critic, filmmaker, author, and YouTuber.[8][9] As of April 2019, Stuckmann has 1.4 million subscribers and over 410 million views on YouTube.[10] He is currently a Tomatometer-approved critic on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes[11] and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.[12] He published his first book, The Film Buff’s Bucket List: The 50 Movies of the 2000s to See Before You Die, in 2016.[1][2] A year later, he directed and wrote the short film Auditorium 6.[13] In April 2018, Stuckmann published his second book titled Anime Impact: The Movies and Shows that Changed the World of Japanese Animation.

Chris Stuckmann
Chris Stuckmann 2015.jpg
Stuckmann at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2015
Personal information
BornChristopher Stuckmann
(1988-04-15) April 15, 1988 (age 31)
ResidenceAkron, Ohio, U.S.
  • YouTuber
  • film critic
  • author
  • actor
  • filmmaker
Sam Liz (m. 2014)
YouTube information
Years active2011–present
Subscribers1.4 million[4]
Total views410 million[4]
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg100,000 subscribers 2014
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg1,000,000 subscribers 2017
Updated May 6, 2019


Early lifeEdit

Stuckmann took an interest in film criticism from a young age; writing brief reviews of films as early as age fourteen. His primary inspiration among professional film critics was Roger Ebert, particularly the television program Siskel & Ebert & the Movies which Ebert co-hosted with Gene Siskel. He writes that by watching these reviews, he "discovered the idea of a debate on a film, but a respectful one."[14]

Channel historyEdit

He began publishing YouTube reviews of current films in his twenties and published his first film review in 2010. When he began publishing video reviews, there was only a small group of other video bloggers reviewing films on YouTube. He has also expanded into reviewing television shows, anime, and video games.[15][16] His reviews are generally spoiler-free.

Stuckmann has become among the most popular film critics on the website, having a following of over 1.4 million subscribers. Stewart Fletcher of Moviepilot ranked Stuckmann's YouTube channel as the number one channel that movie fans should subscribe to, writing that "it's [Stuckmann's] passion and his deep examination of every film that keeps me coming back" and that "[h]e gives coherent, well-written reviews with passionate standpoints".[17]

In 2018, Stuckmann expressed interest in becoming a film director full time, and no longer pursuing his career in film criticism.[18]



Year Title Role Notes
2017 Auditorium 6 Director, writer, editor, producer Short film
2019 Notes from Melanie
TBA Penance


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews Himself Main role
2013 Hilariocity Review Main role
Stuckmann’s 1st Annual Halloween Special Also director
2014 Movie Trivia Schmoedown 3 episodes
Awesome Halloween Guilty Pleasures Also known as Stuckmann’s 2nd Annual Halloween Special
2015 The Nostalgia Critic 3 episodes
Screen Junkies Movie Fights 7 episodes
Scary Movie Binge! Also known as Stuckmann’s 3rd Annual Halloween Special
2016 AMC Jedi Council Episode: “Will There Be An Episode 8 Trailer Before Rogue One?”
Stuckmann’s 4th Annual Halloween Special
2017 Anime Abandon Episode: “Kite: The Movie”
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst Episode: “The (NOT DREAMWORKS) Collection - 9 Movies!”
Midnight Screenings Episode: “A Christmas Story Live!”
2018 Sardonicast 2 episodes


  • The Film Buff’s Bucket List: The 50 Movies of the 2000s to See Before You Die (2016)
  • Anime Impact: The Movies and Shows that Changed the World of Japanese Animation (2018)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Rich Heldenfels (8 April 2016). "Need more movie-watching ideas? Local critic's "Bucket List" has some". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Film lover shares 50 movies to watch". 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  3. ^ "I married the most beautiful woman alive 1 year ago. She's still putting up with me! Happy anniversary @papiliodream!". Twitter. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b "ChrisStuckmann – About". Retrieved May 6, 2019 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ Natalie Jarvey (10 November 2015). "Defy Media to Launch ScreenJunkies Subscription Service". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  6. ^ Chris Stuckmann (January 15, 2015), Live Reactions to the Oscar Nominations, retrieved May 18, 2018
  7. ^ "Chris Stuckmann". Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Kayla Layne Crawford (9 April 2016). "There's Still A Blockbuster Video In Indiana And This Guy Went There". Uproxx. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  9. ^ Dustin Kemp (25 June 2016). "'The Neon Demon': Controversial Director Nicolas Winding Refn's Unique Take On Movie-Making Success". Inquisitr. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  10. ^ "chrisstuckmann YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics". SocialBlade. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews & Previews". Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "Chris Stuckmann". Critics' Choice Awards. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Auditorium 6 (2017), retrieved May 18, 2018
  14. ^ "About Me". Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "Chris Stuckmann". YouTube. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  16. ^ Fritz Gleyo (24 November 2015). "'Star Wars Battlefront' Review Roundup: 10 Reasons Why The Force Is Not Strong With This One". Tech Times. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  17. ^ Stewart Fletcher (11 November 2015). "Ten YouTube Channels Every Movie Fan Should Subscribe To". Moviepilot. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  18. ^ Chris Stuckmann, It's a Wonderful Life - Movie Review, retrieved 2018-12-23

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