Chris Nashawaty

Chris Nashawaty

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Chris Nashawaty's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 91% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Rogue Nation may not be the best, the tightest, or even the most logically coherent M:I flick, but there should be more movies like it: relentlessly thrilling, smart entertainments ... " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 24, 2015
C+ 59% Southpaw (2015) "Just as director Antoine Fuqua starts to close in on something interesting and unexpected, he retreats to the safety of his corner and gives us what we've seen too many times before: a predictable flurry of melodramatic jabs. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 24, 2015
C 17% The Vatican Tapes (2015) "It's been a few weeks since the last found-footage demonic-possession chiller, so it must be time for another. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
C+ 39% Irrational Man (2015) "Woody Allen has always repeated the same handful of themes in his films, but now even his repetitions are getting repetitious. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2015
A 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "The Look of Silence in some ways manages to burrow deeper into your soul...and your nightmares. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2015
B+ 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Beneath all of his bad-boy shtick, Apatow's always been a pretty conventional moralist. But Schumer gives their raunchy rom-com enough of her signature spikiness to prevent it from ever feeling predictable. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 14, 2015
B 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Reed and Rudd's film is proof that no matter how silly some ideas sound at first, good things often do come in small packages. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 8, 2015
B 53% Boulevard (2015) "Williams summons a low-simmering sadness in a bittersweet turn that makes you rue all the roles we'll never get to see him play. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 6, 2015
A 94% Cartel Land (2015) "What you're left with is the sickening realization that this cycle of violence is as hopeless as it is unstoppable. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2015
C- 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "I suppose there wasn't any reason to expect more from Genisys other than the lure of watered-down nostalgia. But it barely even succeeds at that. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
C+ 46% Ted 2 (2015) "You realize what it must be like to be trapped in detention with a bunch of 15-year-old boys who think there's nothing more hilarious than repeating the same jokes about porn, pot, and pulling your pud over and over again. It's funny, until it's not. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 24, 2015
A- 72% Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor (2015) "[Kateb] ... gives the film compassion and humanity as an Algerian doctor battling casual racism as he fights to care for his patients. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2015
B 81% The Overnight (2015) "The Overnight steers clear of predictability-even if your memories of this daffy all-night party vanish into thin air as soon as you exit the theater. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2015
A 98% Inside Out (2015) "A movie that's so smart and psychologically clever, it may leave little ones scratching their heads wondering why their parents are laughing so hard and getting so choked up. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 16, 2015
B- 48% Live From New York! (2015) "As infomercials go, the doc is funnier than a Sham-Wow! spot, but it's still an infomercial. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 13, 2015
C- 22% The Stranger (2015) "The characters are uninteresting, the mood is dour, and the big supernatural twist barely elicits a shrug. No thanks. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 13, 2015
B+ 71% Jurassic World (2015) "While the new Jurassic World pales next to the awe-inspiring spectacle of the original, it's easily the franchise's most thrilling sequel yet. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 10, 2015
B- 92% We Are Still Here (2015) "Geoghegan's directorial debut has enough decent scares to push it past pastiche. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 3, 2015
C 90% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "The film skips from one quick-hit existential rim-shot moment to the next but doesn't add up to anything nearly as deep and contemplative as its title. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 3, 2015
B- 71% The Nightmare (2015) "It's all fascinating and eerie, but also a bit repetitive. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 3, 2015
C- 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Director Bill Pohlad's schizophrenic biopic of the Beach Boys' troubled genius, Brian Wilson, is two movies in one. Unfortunately, only one of them works. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 3, 2015
B 32% Entourage (2015) "The film's twitchy ADHD pacing hardly matters since we're in such good company. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 2, 2015
B+ 95% Spy (2015) "Put the woman in any damn thing she pleases. She's that good. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 1, 2015
C- 19% Aloha (2015) "It happens. Really talented directors sometimes step into the batter's box, take a gigantic swing, and whiff. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 28, 2015
B+ 90% Sunshine Superman (2015) "[A] gripping documentary. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 28, 2015
B- 50% San Andreas (2015) "As patently preposterous, scientifically dubious, and unapologetically corny as director Brad Peyton's orgy of CGI devastation is, its popcorn prophecy of the inevitable is a blast of giddy, disposable fun. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 28, 2015
C 14% Aloft (2015) "Like a car mirror warning that objects may be closer than they appear, director Claudia Llosa's chilly New Age drama gives off a deceptive sense of depth. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 21, 2015
F 18% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "Easily the front-runner for the year's most inept and revolting movie ... " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 21, 2015
B- 76% Good Kill (2015) "Good Kill is well-intentioned, but the topic of joystick combat needs more nuanced treatment than it gets here. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
B+ 74% The Connection (2015) "Jimenez's sprawling cat-and-mouse thriller loses momentum and focus in the homestretch, but until then its '70s sun-and-sin-on-the-Côte d'Azur vibe is electric. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 15, 2015
B 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Fury Road not only captures the same Molotov-cocktail craziness of Miller's masterpiece, 1981's The Road Warrior-it's also a surprisingly hypercaffeinated film for a director in his fifth decade behind the camera. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 11, 2015
C- 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "I have no reason to doubt that all of this goes down as sweetly as a box of chocolates in Stockholm, but here, its charm is lost in translation. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 8, 2015
B+ 84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "[A] loving documentary about a puppeteer who's brightened the lives of countless children weaned on Sesame Street. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 30, 2015
B+ 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Even if you don't consider yourself an easy mark for literary bodice-rippers served with a side of sexual politics, this Madding Crowd gives you plenty of reason to swoon. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 29, 2015
C- 43% Gerontophilia (2015) "There are the makings of a poignant Harold and Maude-style drama here, but the movie is so amateurish and eager to be shocking, it just winds up feeling creepy. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 29, 2015
B 96% Iris (2015) "Daffy, brassy, inspiring, and a bit slight. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2015
C+ 6% The Forger (2015) "The art-heist plot is pretty by-the-numbers, but Travolta nearly saves it with his doomed air of paternal helplessness. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2015
B- 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "I walked out of the theater feeling like the survivor of an all-you-can-eat buffet. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2015
B- 44% Adult Beginners (2015) "It's harmless and mild and likable, but it's also a toothless comedy that should have had some bite. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2015
A 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Some Nirvana fans, who like their icons unblemished, may choose to look away. But it proves that Morgen isn't interested in hagiography. He wants to show us the real Kurt Cobain, warts and all. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
C- 24% Child 44 (2015) "It's as tedious as a bottomless bowl of borscht. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 16, 2015
C- 29% Lost River (2015) "Ryan Gosling is a tremendously talented actor, but he should really leave the storytelling to someone else. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 13, 2015
B+ 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "A haunting look at the anxieties of a profession where blurring the line between fantasy and reality is both part of the job description and a vocational hazard. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Ex Machina is beautiful and ominous and features another delicately nuanced performance from Isaac, who's quickly making a habit of them. But in the end, for all of Garland's ambition, his reach winds up exceeding his grasp. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B+ 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "The band's first managers take center stage in this fascinating time capsule of swinging '60s London: Kit Lambert was a blue blood with a dizzying musical IQ; Chris Stamp had the Carnaby Street flash. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 3, 2015
C+ 42% Effie Gray (2015) "With a script by Emma Thompson, you might expect Effie Gray to have the same period-piece poignancy as her 1995 take on Sense and Sensibility. No such luck. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 3, 2015
C 32% Cut Bank (2015) "Shakman is clearly going for a dark and bloody Fargo-style crime thriller, but the biggest crime in the film is just how derivative it all feels. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 3, 2015
B- 67% 5 to 7 (2015) "While the film has an undeniably sexy glow, it's too earnest and sappy by half. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B 81% Furious 7 (2015) "At this rate, the next chapter will have to take place in outer space. Fast & Furious: Venusian Drift. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2015
C 65% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) "For a movie about a bunch of debauched Oxford swells, The Riot Club is remarkably lacking in wit...and debauchery, for that matter. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 25, 2015
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