Chris Sawin

Chris Sawin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
8/10 39% Tusk (2014) " Tusk is the story of a man forced to become a monster while also settling in and finding comfort in his new skin. Michael Parks and Justin Long are superb. This is the best kind of demented absurdity any horror dramedy could ever hope to be. " —
Posted Sep 19, 2014
8/10 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " With a pace that can only be described as a slow crawl to excellence and methodical storytelling, A Walk Among the Tombstones is a riveting thriller that allows its audience to unravel the mystery right along with the title character." —
Posted Sep 19, 2014
8/10 53% The Zero Theorem (2014) " With yet another captivating performance from Christoph Waltz that is undeniably heartbreaking at its core, The Zero Theorem is the perfect concoction of bizarre and extraordinary resulting in an idiosyncratic odyssey that is remarkably unique. " —
Posted Sep 19, 2014
5/10 61% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) " The characters are realistically flawed and the film tackles grief in a way that is completely believable. James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain are perfectly imperfect together. But the unpolished script slows it down and makes it feel unpleasantly erratic. " —
Posted Sep 19, 2014
1/10 54% Frontera (2014) " This is trying way too hard to be Crash in the desert. The performances are dull, the story is worn out, and the film just doesn't know when to call it quits. As far as entertainment goes, Frontera is the slowest rolling tumbleweed around. " —
Posted Sep 19, 2014
7/10 86% Borgman (2014) " Beautifully filmed and intellectually stimulating, Borgman is one of the most unique and exhilarating films of 2014 despite its lack of resolution and clarification." —
Posted Sep 9, 2014
8/10 67% The Equalizer (2014) " The Equalizer is smart, humorous at times, and riveting throughout all while giving the sensation that it could turn around and bash your face unexpectedly with a harsh sequence at any given moment." —
Posted Sep 8, 2014
7/10 30% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) " Finding the perfect balance between heartbreaking, engaging, and amusing, The Last of Robin Hood is an enchanting drama with dazzling performances from its three leads." —
Posted Sep 6, 2014
5/10 —— Road To Ninja: Naruto The Movie (2014) " Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie is an under par anime film that seems to ride the wave of reputation instead of actually delivering a fantastic animated film." —
Posted Aug 31, 2014
5.5/10 27% As Above/So Below (2014) " Relying on predictable jump scares and overused shaky camera techniques to attempt a terrifying experience, As Above/So Below mostly resorts to clichĂ© tactics when it has so much more right within its grasp." —
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/10 35% The November Man (2014) " The November Man is unable to make heads or tails of how to establish an interesting storyline. It is one of the most monumentally dull trips you could possibly have at the cinema this year. " —
Posted Aug 28, 2014
8.5/10 92% Frank (2014) " Constantly engaging with a finale that will resonate in the hearts of everyone, Frank is a fascinating and touching exploration of music and sound that only a special kind of person can tune into." —
Posted Aug 22, 2014
6/10 46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is an exhausting pedal to the metal car chase that goes in circles, collides with a brick wall, and leaves the audience as they're thrust through the windshield and cuts to black before they hit the concrete. " —
Posted Aug 22, 2014
5/10 19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is goofy and exciting enough to appeal to young ones, but its halfhearted and mindless action leaves a lot to be desired for a more sophisticated mind." —
Posted Aug 8, 2014
5/10 78% Happy Christmas (2014) " Genuine concept, realistic characters, and yet unsatisfying. It's as if Happy Christmas isn't able to blend a fictional reality with entertainment properly, which results in a film that fails to fully entice the viewer." —
Posted Aug 8, 2014
5.5/10 62% Mood Indigo (2014) " A never-ending truckload of clever ideas are slapped together confusingly and yet Mood Indigo is still able to unravel the drooping strings of your knitted wool innards in familiar yet welcome fashion." —
Posted Aug 8, 2014
10/10 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " The diverse cast of characters allows for a level of satisfying entertainment that surpasses The Avengers. Guardians of the Galaxy is an extraordinary group of A-holes everyone can cheer for. " —
Posted Jul 30, 2014
1/10 —— Dragonwolf (2014) " Dragonwolf is this really clumsy fusion of Kill Bill and The Room with a hint of Crank. It's nothing but two miserable hours of absolute torment." —
Posted Jul 29, 2014
5/10 41% Premature (2014) " Premature is all of the embarrassing humiliation people who didn't lose their virginity fast enough felt and experienced throughout their entire lives packed into an hour and a half." —
Posted Jul 25, 2014
5/10 66% Lucy (2014) " Ludicrous and atrocious in nearly every way, Lucy is absolutely brainless; which is quite ironic given the concept of the film." —
Posted Jul 25, 2014
6/10 97% Life Itself (2014) " There will never be another Roger Ebert. The man's voice will be heard for generations to come and Life Itself brings that concept to life as it shows just how influential Ebert has been to the world of cinema. " —
Posted Jul 25, 2014
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 58% 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 83% 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 44% 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 90% 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 59% 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 27% 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 95% 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 18% 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 48% 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% Live Die Repeat: 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 91% 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 73% 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 49% 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 73% 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 41% 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
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