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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 July 2019, Stuckmann has over 1.54 million subscribers and over 438 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]

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.[citation needed]
  • YouTuber
  • film critic
  • author
  • actor
  • filmmaker
Sam Liz (m. 2014)
YouTube information
Years active2011–present
Subscribers1.54 million[4]
Total views438 million[4]
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg100,000 subscribers 2014
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg1,000,000 subscribers 2017
Updated August 3, 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."[13]



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.[14][15] His reviews are generally spoiler-free.

Stuckmann has become among the most popular film critics on the website, having a following of over 1.5 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".[16]

Other projectsEdit

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.[17] In April 2018, Stuckmann published his second book titled Anime Impact: The Movies and Shows that Changed the World of Japanese Animation.



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


Year Title Role Notes
2011-present Chris Stuckmann's Movie Reviews Presenter Main role
2013-present Chris Stuckmann's Hilariocity Reviews
2013 Stuckmann’s 1st Annual Halloween Special Co-presenter Also director
2014 Movie Trivia Schmoedown Participant 3 episodes
Awesome Halloween Guilty Pleasures Co-presenter Also known as Stuckmann’s 2nd Annual Halloween Special
2015 The Nostalgia Critic Guest 3 episodes
Screen Junkies Movie Fights Co-presenter 7 episodes
Scary Movie Binge! Also known as Stuckmann’s 3rd Annual Halloween Special
2016 AMC Jedi Council Guest Episode: “Will There Be An Episode 8 Trailer Before Rogue One?”
Stuckmann’s 4th Annual Halloween Special Co-presenter
2017 Anime Abandon Guest 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. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016. 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 June 8, 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. ^ "About Me". Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "Chris Stuckmann". YouTube. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Auditorium 6 (2017), retrieved May 18, 2018

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