Chris Sawin

Chris Sawin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/10 —— K Missing Kings (2014) " K Missing Kings is a confusing anime feature for anyone unfamiliar with its source material. If you go in blind, K Missing Kings seems like very vivid eye candy with no purpose or meaning." —
Posted Jul 23, 2014
5/10 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " Frank Grillo is as remarkable as humanly possible, but The Purge: Anarchy mostly flops thanks to its boring direction and failure to follow through with what the human brain anticipates during one eventful night with no rules." —
Posted Jul 18, 2014
8/10 99% Boyhood (2014) " As genuine as Boyhood feels, it falls short of really flooring you with greatness. So many life lessons seem to fall on deaf ears without more conflict or bad luck being thrown in along the way." —
Posted Jul 18, 2014
4/10 82% Witching and Bitching (2014) " Witching & Bitching is an overly bizarre film that does fit Alex de la Iglesia's repertoire, but at the same time pushes the boundaries of fun and outrageous which results in a ludicrous atmosphere." —
Posted Jul 18, 2014
7.5/10 40% Wish I Was Here (2014) " The bewildering Wish I Was Here falters in between its moments of pure excellence. A well-made film by a talented individual settles for being a compelling adventure that falls short of crossing that finish line into absolute greatness." —
Posted Jul 18, 2014
9.5/10 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " In a perfect world, all summer blockbusters would be as sensational, as gripping, and as visually and audibly fulfilling as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is." —
Posted Jul 10, 2014
8/10 60% Hellion (2014) " With gorgeous cinematography and an exceptional cast, including a breakout performance from Josh Wiggins, Hellion allows its audience to travel the downward spiral of a broken family and is absolutely gripping thanks to its authentic feel." —
Posted Jul 4, 2014
8/10 30% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " Deliver Us from Evil is dirty and grungy like Seven and eerie and nerve-racking like Sinister. At its peak, Deliver Us from Evil is a macabre, supernatural odyssey." —
Posted Jul 3, 2014
8.5/10 94% Snowpiercer (2014) " The concept of Snowpiercer isn't entirely unique as it does feel familiar, but its enthralling presentation surrounds the film with fascinating characters and exquisite performances." —
Posted Jul 2, 2014
1/10 17% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Transformers: Age of Extinction oversimplifies and stupefies what was already a dumbed down formula for a successful summer action blockbuster." —
Posted Jun 27, 2014
5/10 59% 13 Sins (2014) " 13 Sins throws its audience into an obstacle course it's already completed several times before. Redundant and predictable, 13 Sins fails at igniting much interest within the viewer." —
Posted Jun 21, 2014
10/10 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " With its stunning visuals, majestic score, compelling perspectives, its massive yet impressive sense of scope, and its breathtaking camera angles, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is undeniably phenomenal and the undisputed animated film of the summer. " —
Posted Jun 14, 2014
5/10 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " A Million Ways to Die in the West spends more time trying to push the buttons of its audience rather than entertaining it. It's amusing in small doses, but as a whole it's about three horseshoes away from being an atrocity to the comedy genre." —
Posted Jun 10, 2014
3/10 49% Maleficent (2014) " With Aurora's aunts being female versions of The Three Stooges and a welcomed twist that becomes bittersweet in less than five minutes, Maleficent is a failed attempt at reconstructing one of the most evil animated characters of all time." —
Posted Jun 9, 2014
4/10 —— Pi Fu (An Inaccurate Memoir) (2014) " You hope for something along the lines of The Good, the Bad, the Weird or even The Thieves, but Eastern Bandits wanders so aimlessly it leaves you scratching your head and wondering just what in the hell it hoped to accomplish." —
Posted Jun 8, 2014
9.5/10 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Edge of Tomorrow contains intense, pulse-racing action that takes your breath away. This is the best science fiction film to come along since District 9 and is what Battle: Los Angeles only dreamed of being." —
Posted Jun 6, 2014
9/10 92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Even with its massive cast and its constant transitions between the past and the present, X-Men: Days of Future Past is able to deliver a cohesively brilliant film that is sure to be entertaining for both comic book and movie fans. " —
Posted May 23, 2014
3/10 44% Special ID (2014) " With tender moments coming off like they were ripped straight from the Lifetime network, and nearly every action scene featuring enough wire work to look ridiculous, Special ID is a huge step back for the extremely talented Donnie Yen. " —
Posted May 20, 2014
5/10 66% The German Doctor (2014) " The German Doctor has the elements of a gripping thriller yet is never able to fully capitalize on piecing it all together into a worthwhile film." —
Posted May 16, 2014
5/10 48% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) " John Jarratt is as magnificent as ever as the disgustingly gruesome Mick Taylor, but Wolf Creek 2 is mostly very predictable and a disappointing sequel to what was otherwise an incredibly daring original film." —
Posted May 16, 2014
10/10 74% Godzilla (2014) " Godzilla is dangerously amazing, humanity endangering, city-destroying perfection. Chisel this in stone and write it down in the record books that the king has finally returned." —
Posted May 15, 2014
7/10 89% Locke (2014) " Locke wastes little time accelerating into exceptional territory, but it slows down and makes a sharp turn onto an under construction detour that slows the film down bringing it to an abrupt halt." —
Posted May 9, 2014
8/10 73% Neighbors (2014) " Neighbors is exactly what you'd expect from Seth Rogen; a stoner comedy that makes your lungs ache and your cheeks sore from laughing so much." —
Posted May 8, 2014
6/10 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Nymphomaniac Vol. I strips sex of its romance and its intimacy and overloads the act with nothing but pure lust." —
Posted May 2, 2014
6/10 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Nymphomaniac Vol. II illustrates the misshapen side of sex and throws one insatiable woman into the spotlight as the poster child for freakish, shameless, ravenous, raw, and animalistic coitus." —
Posted May 2, 2014
6.5/10 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Blue Ruin is an extremely polished revenge thriller, but it's been buffed so much that it begins to dull in the areas that should be more striking." —
Posted May 2, 2014
6/10 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers from trying to cram too much fanfare into one pudgy film, which can't be saved by its overflowing surge of spectacular special effects." —
Posted May 2, 2014
2/10 57% Proxy (2014) " Proxy only seems to illustrate that stupid, insane behavior is spread by proxy and everyone suffers, including the film's audience, because of it." —
Posted Apr 26, 2014
4/10 42% The Face of Love (2014) " While Ed Harris and Annette Bening do share decent on-screen chemistry, their illogical behavior and almost humorous conclusion leave you feeling disappointed and unsatisfied." —
Posted Apr 25, 2014
8/10 66% The Railway Man (2014) " The Railway Man is a shell-shocked, war induced, hallucinogenic fever dream driven by life altering torture and the emotional powerhouse performance of Colin Firth." —
Posted Apr 25, 2014
5.5/10 84% Last Passenger (2014) " While Last Passenger is in the same vein as films such as Unstoppable, Speed, Joy Ride, and Premium Rush, it lacks a proper resolution and its empty thrills don't make up for its inadequate amount of substance. " —
Posted Apr 25, 2014
6/10 —— Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da (Confession of Murder) (2014) " With dark, compelling components similar to that of The Chaser and Memories of Murder, Confession of Murder feels like a great film wrapped inside of a dreadful one that suffers from disastrous editing and shoddy writing." —
Posted Apr 21, 2014
8/10 —— Short Peace (2014) " With its beautiful animation and exquisite storytelling, Short Peace is a rare animated film that taps into reflective and sentimental territory." —
Posted Apr 18, 2014
5/10 19% Transcendence (2014) " Transcendence has some astounding cinematography, but it lacks a heartfelt performance from anyone in the cast. It's like a chunky puree of The Lawnmower Man, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and the ending to The World's End." —
Posted Apr 18, 2014
6/10 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Jude Law is undeniably mesmerizing as the venom spewing, short fused, alcohol dependent Dom Hemingway. Unfortunately the story finds itself running in circles and nothing feels resolved. " —
Posted Apr 18, 2014
5/10 74% Oculus (2014) " It deserves credit for seamlessly blending timelines and perspectives, but its mind games just fail to deliver proper scares. Oculus aimed to be the next Insidious, but it is actually nothing more than a reflective mess. " —
Posted Apr 11, 2014
9.5/10 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " The Raid 2: Berandal is a rapid fire machine gun to the face kind of action film that never lets up. Gareth Evans has discovered the perfect formula for martial arts bliss as The Raid 2: Berandal is even more intense than the first film." —
Posted Apr 11, 2014
9.5/10 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a mesmerizing superhero film that satisfies on every level. When that last snake head is chopped off, you still find yourself wanting more after 136-minutes of pure comic book superhero cinematic nirvana." —
Posted Apr 5, 2014
8/10 74% Enemy (2014) " Enemy is deliberately enigmatic as it coils itself around your brain and does not let go. Whether you love or hate ambiguous cinema, Enemy will have you talking and the mindboggling film will mull around in your noggin for days to come. " —
Posted Apr 5, 2014
10/10 97% Ernest & CĂ©lestine (2014) " Ernest & Celestine is a magnificent, creative, and visionary piece of work that is heartwarming, magical, and just a fantastic cinematic journey that will be forever timeless." —
Posted Apr 5, 2014
3/10 89% Le Week-End (2014) " Le Week-End is aiming for authenticity between two people who have known each other for a very long time, but the end result is more like 90-minutes full of two hoary geese honking at each other that is practically excruciating to endure." —
Posted Apr 5, 2014
8/10 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " Cheap Thrills takes pride in being the devil's advocate to human desires and playing its pawns like the sweet antique ivory keys of a piano." —
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/10 41% Divergent (2014) " Divergent isn't ambitious enough to be good and it isn't outlandish enough to be bad. "Divergent" feels like nothing more than a lite version of The Hunger Games." —
Posted Mar 21, 2014
7/10 —— Tiger & Bunny: The Rising (2014) " Tiger & Bunny: The Rising is like a mixture of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Iron Man, and G-Force. If you're a fan of big superhero blockbusters, then you'll likely have a blast with Tiger & Bunny: The Rising." —
Posted Mar 14, 2014
6/10 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Even with its time period well established and most characters donning really impressive mustaches, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a disappointing yet mildly satisfying Wes Anderson film." —
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4/10 86% In Fear (2014) " There are traces of films such as The Hitcher, House of 1000 Corpses, Joy Ride, and Hush wrapped up in the DNA of In Fear, but unfortunately that DNA is more of a clone than its own identity. " —
Posted Mar 7, 2014
4/10 41% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Abs jiggle, computerized gore is overdone, speeches lifted straight out of Braveheart nearly put you to sleep and push the definition of redundancy, and the acting makes you cringe in a contender for one of the worst films of the year." —
Posted Mar 7, 2014
4/10 60% Non-Stop (2014) " When crashing the plane is the only answer to a hijacked plane, when piling all of your luggage onto a bomb is the only solution, and when a heart condition is used to explain why someone likes the window seat, then Non-Stop is the answer." —
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/10 44% Almost Human (2014) " While Almost Human pays homage to some truly great horror and sci-fi films of the past, it fails to really personify its own identity and it crumbles under the weight of paying too much homage without building its own foundation." —
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/10 53% Adult World (2014) " Adult World may have meaning, but you have to trudge through waist deep piles of unfiltered, prepubescent, overdramatic whimpering just to get to it." —
Posted Feb 27, 2014
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