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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
C- 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Zoolander No. 2 is embarrassing, lazy, and aggressively unfunny. The only good news is that at the pace the franchise is moving, we won't get Zoolander 3 until 2030. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 10, 2016
86% Southside With You "A classic meet-cute with a twist. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 2, 2016
C 33% Jane Got a Gun (2016) "Jane Got a Gun is a slow fuse of a film that burns to a whimper instead of an explosion. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 29, 2016
C+ 58% The Finest Hours (2016) "While its first-act romance has a sweetly nostalgic, Andy Hardy glow, and its high-seas action sequences are mildly thrilling, The Finest Hours ultimately feels too harmless and predictable to fully surrender to. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2016
B- 64% A Perfect Day (2016) "Del Toro's low-key resignation gives the film what power it has, but the female characters (played by Mélanie Thierry and Olga Kurylenko) are disappointingly thin. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2016
A 97% Chimes at Midnight (1965) "Thanks to an astonishingly crisp restoration, Orson Welles' 1965 Shakespearean masterpiece can now be appreciated by anyone who thought his best days behind the camera ended with Touch of Evil. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2016
C- 30% The Benefactor (2016) "Gere, an actor capable of great nuance, hams it up so mightily you'd think the film was sponsored by Boar's Head. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2016
A- 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Anomalisa is a staggeringly inventive Trojan horse of a film. It dazzles our senses with a shock of the new. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 23, 2015
B+ 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "When The Force Awakens ends, it feels bittersweet simply because you so badly want to get to the next chapter. So, yes, the wait is over. But now a new waiting game begins... " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2015
C+ 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "As someone who's loved almost all of Tarantino's films, I felt-for the first time-something close to disappointment. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2015
A 95% Son of Saul (2015) "It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way-and it's devastating. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2015
A 88% The Big Short (2015) "McKay deserves a lot of credit for making it, and he also deserves to be taken seriously now as a filmmaker. Because with The Big Short, he's graduated from wiseass to wise man. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 7, 2015
B- 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Howard's film, for all of its storytelling skill, technical polish, and rousing high-seas sequences, never quite casts the spell it should. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2015
B 82% The Revenant (2015) "Iñárritu and Lubezki are taking chances with their camera -- chances, no doubt, made even more difficult by working with only natural light in frigid conditions. But it pays off, giving the film a singularly strange and haunting beauty. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B- 73% Youth (2015) "It's hard to imagine a universe in which Caine and Keitel are best friends, yet they have a frisky, undeniable chemistry. Their scenes are magic. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
B 80% Macbeth (2015) "Manages to be faithful to Shakespeare's gloriously evocative language while taking the play in a new visual direction, toward deep-red fire, brimstone, and Grand Guignol gore and savagery. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
A- 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "It's a terrific primer on an important slice of film history. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 1, 2015
A- 94% Creed (2015) "With apologies to Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago, Ryan Coogler's rousingly emotional new film is the best installment since the 1976 original. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 18, 2015
C 23% Heist (2015) "The heist in Heist is pretty pedestrian, and the film turns into Die Hard-on-a-bus with a couple of so-so twists and serviceable spasms of action. If that's what you're looking for, rent Speed instead. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2015
B 91% James White (2015) "Was he always this way? Or is it just a reaction to so much sickness and death? The film doesn't say. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2015
B 78% Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015) "It's a great making-of tale about a very mediocre movie. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2015
A- 93% Carol (2015) "A gorgeous time capsule capturing the manners and mores of America at the start of the conservative Eisenhower era, bristling with a pair of lead performances that stand among the year's best. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 12, 2015
C 38% Shelter (2015) "Its intentions are noble. Its gaze is harshly realistic. But it's also overly melodramatic. Bettany has the makings of better director than screenwriter. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 11, 2015
B+ 98% Brooklyn (2015) "Although Brooklyn is technically a love story, it's unfair to stop there. It's about discovering who you are regardless of where you find yourself. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 5, 2015
B 97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) "The real beating heart of the film is its collection of wild war tales told by the company's former employees, who regarded Tower as more than just a paycheck gig or a commercial proposition. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 5, 2015
A 96% Spotlight (2015) "The film hums as a tense shoe-leather procedural and a heartbreaking morality play that handles personal stories respectfully without losing sight of the bigger, more damning picture. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B- 64% Spectre (2015) "Like all of Craig's turns in the tux, Spectre is a blast of bespoke escapism, full of globetrotting action and thousand-thread-count opulence. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 3, 2015
C 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "For a movie about political messaging, Our Brand Is Crisis doesn't know what it's selling besides Sandra Bullock's lusciously buttery dye job. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 28, 2015
C+ 29% Burnt (2015) "Is there anything more insufferable than the badass persona of the rock-star chef? " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 28, 2015
B- 53% I Smile Back (2015) "If Silverman's going to bare her soul this nakedly, she deserves a better film to do it in. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2015
B 88% Bone Tomahawk (2015) "I doubt there's a huge audience for a movie like Bone Tomahawk, but those who find it may turn it into a new cult classic. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2015
B 73% Suffragette (2015) "It's a shame that, despite some excellent performances, this urgent, well-intentioned film feels so conventional and stolid. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2015
B- 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "A loving throwback to Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe movies and Hammer's gothic chillers from the '60s, Crimson Peak is a cobwebs-and-candelabras chamber piece that's so preoccupied with being visually stunning it forgets to be scary. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 14, 2015
C 32% Knock Knock (2015) "Knock Knock is a pretty flimsy erotic thriller, but thanks to Reeves' oaken obliviousness it's also got a few moments of deliciously trashy fun. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2015
C- 72% The Final Girls (2015) "As horror comedies go, this one sadly winds up somewhere between Scary Movie 4 and 5. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2015
A 96% Room (2015) "Room may not be a pleasant place to spend two hours, but it's an unsettling experience you won't forget. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 8, 2015
C 61% Truth (2015) "For a movie about the importance of objectivity, Truth feels like a biased and sanctimonious op-ed column. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 8, 2015
B+ 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "A crackling Cold War espionage thriller that thrums with suspense and fleet precision. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 6, 2015
B 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "As sharp and slick as Steve Jobs is, it ends up feeling more interested in entertainment than enlightenment. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2015
A 71% He Named Me Malala (2015) "A forceful and exquisitely made piece of advocacy journalism. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2015
A- 92% The Martian (2015) "Scott's sci-fi adventure is the kind of film you leave the theater itching to tell your friends to see. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 29, 2015
C- 53% Ashby (2015) "Folks buying a ticket to Ashby hoping to see a film about the late-great director of Being There and Harold and Maude are about to be sorely disappointed. So is everyone else. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 25, 2015
C+ 68% The Keeping Room (2015) "I'm positive there's an audience for an Old West tale about fierce, independent women. I'm equally positive it can be done better. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 25, 2015
C 34% The Green Inferno (2015) "The Green Inferno is less a riff on spaghetti splatter flicks like Cannibal Holocaust than a desperate-to-shock pastiche of guts and gore served with a wink to audiences with strong stomachs. You know who you are. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 25, 2015
A 88% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "Douglas Tirola's doc about the satirical bible's rise and fall is fascinating, funny, smart, juvenile, tragic, and likely to offend just about everyone. It's a must-see for anyone who cares about comedy. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 25, 2015
C- 43% Cooties (2015) "I honestly have no clue who this film is for. Whoever they are, they're likely to walk out of the theater wanting a refund. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 18, 2015
B 70% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "While the first half of the film is a bit too by-the-numbers, the second half is good enough to make it worth sticking it out. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 17, 2015
A 93% Sicario (2015) "With a taut and timely screenplay by Taylor Sheridan, Sicario is a brilliant action thriller with the smarts of a message movie. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 16, 2015
B 75% Black Mass (2015) "It's a very good film about a very bad man. But as well-crafted and well-acted as it is, it never rises to greatness because we've been watching this story in one way or another going back to the time of Jimmy Cagney and Edward G. Robinson. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2015
B 76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) "Gibney's built a powerful and compelling case-even if much of the ground he covers won't be news to anyone who follows Apple. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 3, 2015
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