Christopher Stuckmann (born April 15, 1988) is an American film critic, filmmaker, author, and YouTuber. As of April 2019[update], Stuckmann has 1.4 million subscribers and over 410 million views on YouTube. He is currently a Tomatometer-approved critic on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. He published his first book, The Film Buff’s Bucket List: The 50 Movies of the 2000s to See Before You Die, in 2016. A year later, he directed and wrote the short film Auditorium 6. In April 2018, Stuckmann published his second book titled Anime Impact: The Movies and Shows that Changed the World of Japanese Animation.
Stuckmann at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2015
April 15, 1988
|Residence||Akron, Ohio, U.S.|
Sam Liz (m. 2014)
|Total views||410 million|
|Updated May 6, 2019|
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."
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. 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".
In 2018, Stuckmann expressed interest in becoming a film director full time, and no longer pursuing his career in film criticism.
|2017||Auditorium 6||Director, writer, editor, producer||Short film|
|2019||Notes from Melanie|
|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!”|
- 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)
- Rich Heldenfels (8 April 2016). "Need more movie-watching ideas? Local critic's "Bucket List" has some". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
- "Film lover shares 50 movies to watch". WKYC.com. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
- "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.
- "ChrisStuckmann – About". Retrieved May 6, 2019 – via YouTube.
- Natalie Jarvey (10 November 2015). "Defy Media to Launch ScreenJunkies Subscription Service". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
- Chris Stuckmann (January 15, 2015), Live Reactions to the Oscar Nominations, retrieved May 18, 2018
- "Chris Stuckmann". www.facebook.com. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
- Kayla Layne Crawford (9 April 2016). "There's Still A Blockbuster Video In Indiana And This Guy Went There". Uproxx. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
- 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.
- "chrisstuckmann YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics". SocialBlade. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
- "Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews & Previews". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
- "Chris Stuckmann". Critics' Choice Awards. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
- Auditorium 6 (2017), retrieved May 18, 2018
- "About Me". Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
- "Chris Stuckmann". YouTube. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chris Stuckmann, It's a Wonderful Life - Movie Review, retrieved 2018-12-23