Chris Nashawaty

Chris Nashawaty

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Weekly
Total Reviews:
137

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B 63% 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 84% 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 86% 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- 87% 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 77% 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+ 73% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " A stranger-than-fiction gem." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B 56% 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+ 80% 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 79% 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 84% Cheap Thrills (2014) " [A] shock-value thriller." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 21, 2014
A 98% 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 77% 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+ 17% 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- 48% 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 45% 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- 89% 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
D —— Tomorrow Night " The movie has diarrhea jokes, a randy granny, and a weirdo who sits in a big bowl of ice cream while pleasuring himself. Laughing yet?" — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2014
B- 80% Maidentrip (2014) " Maidentrip is full of sunsets and dolphins but short on introspection and drama." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2014
B+ 99% Gloria (2014) " The leads give subtle, poignant performances that stick with you." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2014
C+ 18% Ride Along (2014) " Will it be enough to make Hart a household name? Maybe. But both he and his fans deserve better." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2014
B- 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " Berg has made a powerful film and an important reminder of what really happens when we send men and women off to war. It's just too bad that subtlety isn't a stronger weapon in his arsenal." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 8, 2014
B+ 74% You're Next (2013) " Given its title, you can be forgiven for assuming that Adam Wingard's home-invasion thriller will be just another blood-soaked body-count flick. But You're Next is better than that. A lot better." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 30, 2013
B+ 89% The World's End (2013) " As in their previous comedies, Pegg and Frost play men who refuse to stop acting like boys. But these pint-swilling Peter Pans also know how to work the heart and the brain for belly laughs." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 30, 2013
B- 49% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " While stunning sequences show him skateboarding away from an erupting volcano and fighting off a great white shark, the character never becomes more than a fuzzy conceit." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B+ 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Scorsese has pulled off something tricky with Wolf: He's given us a thrilling cautionary tale about a guy who never for a second seems the slightest bit sorry for what he's done. If anything, he just had the bad luck to get caught." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2013
B 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Of course, the plot is pretty much beside the point in a film like this one. What we want are jokes that are as comforting and familiar as the laugh track on a sitcom rerun." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 18, 2013
B 94% Her (2014) " Jonze's satiric, brave-new-world premise is undeniably clever, but it's also a bit icy emotionally." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 12, 2013
B+ 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " There's something a little incestuous about a studio making a movie about one of its greatest box office triumphs. But Disney's backstage drama about how its whimsical 1964 kids' classic Mary Poppins came to be is a delight." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 12, 2013
A- 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " It's Bale, and his almost biblical quest for justice, who burns his way into your soul." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2013
C 49% Black Nativity (2013) " Kasi Lemmons' Black Nativity is a lot like a glazed holiday ham: sticky, sweet, and all too easy to mess up." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 26, 2013
A- 92% Philomena (2013) " Dench and Coogan's chemistry is undeniably great." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2013
C 38% Delivery Man (2013) " A limp-noodle story about an unlikable guy who manages to grow up and become a marginally less unlikable guy." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2013
B+ 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " It's a fascinating film that points the finger at a charismatic master of deception - as well as our willingness to buy his deceit." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 6, 2013
C+ 60% Ender's Game (2013) " By the time the movie finally manages to get interesting, audiences may be too numb and their retinas too fried to win back." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 1, 2013
B 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " If there was any doubt that McConaughey is more than just a tawny-chested rom-com stud, there should be no question anymore." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2013
D+ 34% The Counselor (2013) " Considering the deep bench of A-list talent involved, Ridley Scott's new Southwestern noir, The Counselor, is a jaw-dropping misfire." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 24, 2013
B- 83% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) " While it's a loving homage to movies like Dario Argento's Suspiria and is crafted with tons of style, it leaves out one key ingredient: being even remotely scary." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2013
B+ 86% Shepard & Dark (2013) " Both good times and bad bubble back up to the surface, giving the film an unguarded honesty." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 27, 2013
C- 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " The problem is, Wan is reaching into the same old grab bag of shock scares, creaky-door sound effects, and ominous baby monitor voices he used in the far better original Insidious." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 12, 2013
A- 96% Enough Said (2013) " It shows us how rare love is - and how we need to grab it and not let it go." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 12, 2013
C 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " This tone-deaf misfire can't decide whether it wants to be a broad comedy doling out raunchy slapstick laughs or a serious drama about our porn-saturated age of sensory overload." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 12, 2013
B 89% Rush (2013) " Rush hits a few potholes, but in the end it reveals the psyches of two men who only feel alive when they're cheating death." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 11, 2013
C 41% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013) " Here's a case where the backstory is more interesting than the movie." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 4, 2013
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