Chris Nashawaty

Chris Nashawaty

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Weekly
Total Reviews:
164

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B- 76% Get On Up (2014) " The best thing the movie has going for it is Chadwick Boseman's live-wire channeling of Brown." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 31, 2014
B- 88% Calvary (2014) " Gleeson's beautiful acting deserves a better movie." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 31, 2014
A- 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " I've been pretty mixed on Marvel movies over the years - some have dazzled me, others have left me depressed. But Guardians is the first one that feels excitingly unpredictable." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2014
B- 53% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " Breezy and funny and perfectly pleasant ..." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 18, 2014
B+ 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Surprisingly rollicking and resonant ..." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2014
D+ 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Bay has said that this film will kick off a second trilogy of Transformers movies - and I think he's serious. That means there will be (at least) two more of these things. God help us all." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 28, 2014
A 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " Snowpiercer sucks you into its strange, brave new world so completely, it leaves you with the all-too-rare sensation that you've just witnessed something you've never seen before...and need to see again." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 26, 2014
A- 97% A Summer's Tale (2014) " Originally released in 1996 in France (but never before in the U.S.), Eric Rohmer's sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 20, 2014
A- 85% Borgman (2014) " It's the hypnotic little thriller's disturbing twists that make it such a singular -- and singularly weird -- experience." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 20, 2014
C- 24% Third Person (2014) " By the time we're done taking in the sights and Haggis finally coughs up his third-act puzzle-box twist, it comes off as a big metaphysical So What." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2014
B- 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " What saves it are those nostalgic, soaring doo-wop numbers ... and Eastwood's measured doses of directorial playfulness, such as when the actors cheekily break the fourth wall and talk directly to the audience, as they did on Broadway." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2014
B- 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Hill's neurotic-motormouth act and Tatum's lovable-lunkhead shtick still shoot giddy sparks." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2014
B+ 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Despite its terribly unimaginative title, Edge of Tomorrow is a surprisingly imaginative summer action movie." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2014
B 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " [A] funny, sweet, three-hankie tearjerker ..." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2014
54% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " A fun-but-slight coming-of-age story about an awkward Maryland teenager who becomes, well, not a man exactly, but a slightly more comfortable teenager, on a family vacation during the magical summer of 1985." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " MacFarlane, who wrote the script with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, keeps the gags flying like hot lead out of a Colt .45. And for every three that don't land, one or two hit the bullseye." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 29, 2014
B 86% Cold in July (2014) " Johnson has a nice little streak going of turning seemingly disposable characters into indelible scene-stealing rascals." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 21, 2014
B+ 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Singer's return in the pretzel-logic pop fantasia X-Men: Days of Future Past is so triumphant because of how effortless he makes connecting the dots seem. It's an epic that couldn't be more Byzantine on paper but scans with ease on screen." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 21, 2014
B- 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " I'd be lying if I said the movie didn't get me a few times. But that's the thing about schmaltz: Just because you can see it coming doesn't mean you can resist it." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 14, 2014
B- 73% Godzilla (2014) " Edwards does know how to fashion some serious monster mayhem." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 12, 2014
B+ 73% Neighbors (2014) " It's a frat-house flick with more on its mind than beer, bongs, and beer bongs. It's also a razor-sharp commentary on desperately trying to remain carefree after the burdens of adulthood have taken over." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 7, 2014
B+ 83% Belle (2014) " Amma Asante's Belle is like a Jane Austen novel spiked with an extra shot of social conscience." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 30, 2014
B 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " It's a Marvel spectacle that manages to deftly balance razzle-dazzle, feel-it-in-your-gut slingshot moments of flight and believable human relationships. There's psychological weight to go with all of the gravity-defying, webslinging weightlessness." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 30, 2014
B- 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " A retro possession story that will wind up being best remembered for its groovy '70s setting (lots of mutton-chop sideburns and T. Rex and Slade songs on the soundtrack) and a deliciously sinister performance from Jared Harris." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 25, 2014
B 74% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " Even if Isabelle's inner motives remain enigmatic, at least Ozon is interested in posing questions about rebellion and female desire that few male directors even bother to consider." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2014
A 89% Locke (2014) " I can't think of anyone I'd rather see white-knuckled behind the wheel than Hardy, who with his bravura performance here has turned me into a true believer." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2014
C 19% Transcendence (2014) " The script by first-time screenwriter Jack Paglen is so full of half-explained cyber-nonsense and wheezy, kneejerk man-vs.-technology clichés, it borders on the ludicrous." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 18, 2014
B 62% Draft Day (2014) " Thanks to Costner's sly, dry-aged charisma, it marches down the field and scores." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 11, 2014
B 86% Joe (2014) " They may be all too rare these days, but there are still occasions when Nicolas Cage can surprise us, flashing hints of his old acting-without-a-net self." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 9, 2014
B 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " It's always a thrill to see what an artist as singular as Jarmusch will do next. I just wish that his foray into the world of the undead had a little more to sink its beautiful fangs into." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 9, 2014
B- 88% Alan Partridge (2014) " Steve Coogan's hilariously acidic creation, the buffoonish radio host Alan Partridge, is finally back. And like so many reunions, this one starts off all smiles and quickly grows tiresome." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B 76% Anita (2014) " Hill, now a professor at Brandeis, looks back on the events of 1991 with courage and grace." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B+ 81% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " A stranger-than-fiction gem." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B 54% Breathe In (2014) " Buoyed by some nicely nuanced performances (especially by Pearce and Amy Ryan as his dream-dashing wife), Breathe In never quite rises above its predictable potboiler premise." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 4, 2014
A- 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " More connect-the-dots detective thriller than traditional doc, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel's revelatory riddle of a film unmasks a brilliant photographer who hid in plain sight for decades" — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 4, 2014
C+ 77% Noah (2014) " Noah is a movie about big ideas (environmentalism, heavenly obedience versus earthly love) and even bigger directorial ambitions (how to tell a personal story on the grandest of grand scales). But, in the end, it's also a disappointment." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 28, 2014
B+ 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " You'll either dial right into the film's feverish frequency or head for the concession stand. But if it's more that you're after, then The Raid 2 will make you feel like Christmas came nine months early." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2014
B 80% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " The songs are infectious, but the rest (despite turns by Tina Fey and Ty Burrell) lacks some of the gang's usual feel-good joy." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 21, 2014
B 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " [A] shock-value thriller." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 21, 2014
A 99% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " If you enjoy sci-fi, cult cinema, or messianic quests by quixotic lunatics, you will love this movie." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 21, 2014
D 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " It's both exhausting and laughable in its eagerness to shock. That's the bad news. The worse news is that Volume II comes out next month." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 19, 2014
C+ 16% The Single Moms' Club (2014) " Just wondering, but if these sisters are indeed capable of doing it for themselves as the film insists, why can't at least one of them do it without a man?" — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 14, 2014
B 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " There's so much crimson gore flying off the screen you feel as if you should be wearing a tarp like the folks in the front row of a Gallagher show." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 5, 2014
A- 91% Kids for Cash (2014) " [A] harrowing documentary." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 27, 2014
B 60% Non-Stop (2014) " At a certain point either you'll fasten your seat belt and go with Non-Stop's absurd, Looney Tunes logic or you won't. Against my better judgment, I went with it." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2014
B- 47% Stalingrad (2014) " Yes, the film is gorgeous - assuming you want to see rubble and soot and frostbite rendered as eye candy." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2014
B 41% In Secret (2014) " [A] wicked, The Postman Always Rings Twice-style riff on the 19th-century bodice ripper Thérèse Raquin." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 20, 2014
A- 91% Omar (2014) " A harrowing, humane Arabic-language import about life under occupation that's part Romeo-and-Juliet love story and part twisty chess-pawn thriller." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 19, 2014
C 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " You may find yourself either stifling a sniffle by the film's end credits or rolling your eyes and groaning. There isn't much middle ground." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 12, 2014
B 91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) " Documentary filmmaker Lotfy Nathan explores the outlaw appeal of an inner-city Baltimore dirt-bike gang through the eyes of a 13-year-old wannabe member named Pug." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 10, 2014
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