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Chris Sawin

Chris Sawin

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10/10 81% Deadpool (2016) "Deadpool is the bloodiest, darkest, most violent, and most hysterical comic book film to ever be released. Vulgarity hasn't been utilized this proficiently since the South Park film was released in theaters nearly two decades ago. " ‐
Posted Feb 9, 2016
2/10 53% Lazer Team (2016) "Lazer Team is as bad and as excruciating as Pixels except it manages to be even more painful without Adam Sandler around to make fun of. " ‐
Posted Jan 31, 2016
8/10 79% Ip Man 3 (2016) "Donnie Yen continues to showcase why he's the best action star working today. If this is the last we see of Donnie Yen's Ip Man, then Ip Man 3 is a gloriously rewarding way to send off the character. " ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2016
7.5/10 53% Jeruzalem (2016) "Jeruzalem is this gloriously morbid and dreadfully delicious blend of [Rec] and As Above, So Below. " ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2016
7.5/10 30% Mojave (2016) "Mojave is a devilish tale that allows the audience to take a front seat to a madman's intentions. Oscar Isaac is a scene-stealing unstable tornado of lunacy that is scary good whenever he's on screen. " ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2016
7.5/10 42% Moonwalkers (2016) "Moonwalkers is bloody, vulgar, and strangely mesmerizing with a unique cast that is essential to executing its ridiculous concept. Ron Perlman is gloriously violent and is able to showcase the best side of dry humor. " ‐
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/10 50% Mojin - The Lost Legend (2015) "Mojin: The Lost Legend is this promising yet unfulfilling fusion of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Operation Condor, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Visually underwhelming and preposterous for all of the worst reasons. " ‐
Posted Dec 19, 2015
7/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "The Force Awakens drowns in the shadows cast by the original Star Wars films. Its stunning visuals and breakout performances from the new cast can't save the identity crisis The Force Awakens suffers from. " ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2015
5/10 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "In the Heart of the Sea is a massively disappointing effort from Ron Howard that is so dull, flat, and lifeless that it feels like a missed opportunity for both the cast and the special effects. The film resorts to riding the wave of mediocrity. " ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2015
10/10 82% The Revenant (2015) "The Revenant is intensely disturbing and brutally mesmerizing with exquisite imagery and a beautifully bleak atmosphere. " ‐
Posted Dec 6, 2015
8/10 62% Legend (2015) "Legend is extraordinary because of Tom Hardy's intense, passionate, and unquestionably diverse dual performances. " ‐
Posted Nov 26, 2015
8.5/10 72% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) "The Hallow is a dark and twisted fairy tale that is a horrifying twist on the genre with spectacular special effects and vividly grotesque folklore. " ‐
Posted Nov 13, 2015
5.5/10 61% Truth (2015) "Truth is like a long-winded horror story from a wounded and aged veteran. You respect what they've done and the end result is intriguing, but the story beforehand is riddled with nonsense and self-created propaganda you could care less about. " ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015
4/10 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "Rock the Kasbah is riddled with plot holes, drags in the middle, and fails to understand how to properly develop its own characters. Bill Murray is as fantastic as ever, but even his amusing escapades can't save this sloppy embarrassment. " ‐
Posted Oct 26, 2015
8.5/10 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Beasts of No Nation is overwhelmingly intense yet consistently riveting with its violent and destructive nature. It's as if Beasts of the Southern Wild and City of God struck each other in a nasty head on collision. " ‐
Posted Oct 18, 2015
4/10 76% Goosebumps (2015) "Goosebumps is a horror-comedy concoction with ingredients from Monster Squad, Pagemaster, and Disturbia, but the film suffers from corny dialogue, dull characters, and cramming entirely too much material into one sitting. " ‐
Posted Oct 15, 2015
8/10 90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "This is easily Ryan Reynolds best performance since Buried and Ben Mendelsohn portrays flawed and helpless individuals so incredibly well. When you take that into consideration, Mississippi Grind is as addictive as its gambling storyline. " ‐
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/10 83% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Goodnight Mommy is superficially appealing yet isn't able to establish its own horrifying characteristics. " ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2015
8/10 38% Gravy (2015) "This is a deranged and maniacal comedy that embraces its psychotic behavior to the fullest degree and is completely hysterical because of it. James Roday has found the golden ticket to successfully entertaining horror comedies. " ‐
Posted Oct 6, 2015
8/10 98% Finders Keepers (2015) "Finders Keepers is that horrible, disastrous, and massacre-inducing train wreck that you can't look away from. It's similar to an episode of "Jerry Springer" if it had more of a cohesive story, stronger characters, and a massive dose of heart. " ‐
Posted Oct 3, 2015
1/10 No Score Yet Queen Crab (2015) "Queen Crab fails to capitalize on what made stop-motion so unique and amusing. It's just a gimmick in order to utilize a completely inadequate cast. The film aims to be King Kong, but gives its audience a handicapped version of Magilla Gorilla. " ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2015
4.5/10 No Score Yet A Plague So Pleasant (2015) "There is a lot of promise buried within A Plague So Pleasant, but even with its unique ideas and refreshing atmosphere it's held back by poor acting . The execution is mostly worthwhile until it comes to the ending, which feels rushed. " ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2015
1/10 91% Queen of Earth (2015) "Queen of Earth is one of the least recommendable films of the year. This is a film that chooses to ride a tidal wave of agitation and bitterness instead of portraying any sort of amusing or enticing qualities. " ‐
Posted Sep 26, 2015
8.5/10 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "While most are gushing over how side-splitting Trainwreck is, Sleeping with Other People is everything that film should have been and then some. This comedy is ingeniously sentimental, unbelievably empathetic, and extraordinarily comical. " ‐
Posted Sep 25, 2015
6/10 93% Sicario (2015) "Sicario is a muffled gunshot of a crime thriller that never allows itself to remove the muzzle that keeps its viciousness at bay. " ‐
Posted Sep 25, 2015
8.5/10 75% Black Mass (2015) "Black Mass has a familiar formula many have become accustomed to with crime films, but the surprisingly strong performance from Johnny Depp not only keeps matters intriguing but also allows you to appreciate the unsettling nature of the film. " ‐
Posted Sep 18, 2015
3/10 63% The Visit (2015) "The Visit is further proof that M. Night Shyamalan has completely lost whatever prodigious qualities he may have once had as a filmmaker. Any film that is sandwiched between a pile of feces-filled diapers can't be very promising. " ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/10 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "A Walk in the Woods is a redundant experience revolving around an unfunny dysfunctional duo who do nothing but make complete fools of themselves for nearly two hours. " ‐
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/10 17% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "With its overuse of slow-motion and lack of any actual performances, The Transporter Reloaded is a hilarious overblown joke that everyone is in on except for the cast and crew who take everything way too seriously. " ‐
Posted Sep 4, 2015
5.5/10 78% Blood Punch (2015) "There's an originality to Blood Punch you can only find in film every so often. Unfortunately it just doesn't get a chance to blossom into something as beautiful as you hope. " ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2015
6/10 52% Boulevard (2015) "Boulevard is a dramatic representation of it never being too late to live the life you want to live. Robin Williams sculpted this complex performance and it just so happens to be his swan song. It's a distressing, but elegant note to go out on. " ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2015
10/10 88% Turbo Kid (2015) "With its gushing gore, brilliant kills, overwhelming sentimental value, and its ability to emphasize that nobody plays a villain quite like Michael Ironside, Turbo Kid is this gruesome time capsule overflowing with bloody nostalgic greatness. " ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2015
5/10 74% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) "Unfortunately Larry's lack of effort ultimately translates into the enjoyment aspect of 7 Chinese Brothers resulting in the viewer feeling like Larry's dog Arrow: lethargic and passive to the world around them. " ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2015
5.5/10 46% No Escape (2015) "No Escape is savagely intense at times and abhorrently devastating at others, but it's only entertaining at surface level. It lacks the proper depth and variety that a memorable action thriller often has. " ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2015
8/10 60% The Editor (2015) "The Editor utilizes purposely horrendous acting, preposterously amusing gore, and downright absurd comedy and assembles every ridiculous fragment into this delightfully brilliant film that somehow works as both a tribute and an uproarious comedy. " ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2015
4.5/10 43% American Ultra (2015) "American Ultra feels like a lackadaisical rehash of every stoner comedy that came before it that crams elements from all four Bourne films into a measly hour and a half. Unsatisfying, unfunny, and underwhelming. " ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2015
1.5/10 No Score Yet Z Storm "With its micro-budget, asinine screenplay, unbearable acting, and monotonous atmosphere Z Storm feels like a cheap college film drunkenly slapped together in a messy dorm room five minutes before deadline. " ‐
Posted Aug 17, 2015
7.5/10 100% Blood Cells (2015) "Blood Cells is a bleak and depressing expedition that compels the viewer to observe Adam's melancholy existence. This film allows you to experience the world through the eyes of a person blinded by depression. " ‐
Posted Aug 17, 2015
5/10 13% Police Story: Lockdown (2015) "This is predictable crime thriller fluff that you've come to expect from a deteriorating legend. Police Story: Lockdown isn't entirely awful, but it dilutes what was otherwise a nearly flawless and action packed franchise. " ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2015
1/10 17% Pixels (2015) "If you have fond memories of playing arcade games as a kid or don't want to watch a bunch of grown men act like eight year olds, then stay far away from this force-fed, regurgitated, feces spewing, and absolutely atrocious excuse for a comedy. " ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/10 88% The Tribe (2015) "The Tribe isn't afraid to shed blood, but its stiff acting, disgusting depiction of sex, and inability to completely comprehend the film's message is crippling to the film's overall enjoyment. " ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2015
8.5/10 60% Southpaw (2015) "Southpaw is a touching jab to the drama genre with a riveting uppercut of intensity and passion. Antoine Fuqua's latest is every bit as good as Warrior. " ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/10 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Any future storytelling from Amy Schumer should distant itself from those she admires, so we can experience a true independent vision that will be an actual representation of how funny she really is. " ‐
Posted Jul 16, 2015
5/10 80% Ant-Man (2015) "While its shrunken special effects are stunning its screenplay is overloaded with melodrama and an unreasonable amount of unfunny humor. " ‐
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/10 21% Self/less (2015) "Self/less is a diluted clone of the better sci-fi films that came before it. " ‐
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2/10 No Score Yet For The Emperor "There's no effort in distinguishing one stabby action sequence from the next, performances are stiff, and Lee Hwan's story isn't worth telling. The mob has never felt so flat and For the Emperor is all the more mind-numbing because of it. " ‐
Posted Jul 6, 2015
3/10 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "There is no reward in watching Terminator: Genisys. It is a lifeless film with utterly wooden performances, a timeworn story, and generic special effects. We as a fanbase and film supporting public deserve better. " ‐
Posted Jul 1, 2015
6/10 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Ted 2 suffers from the typical film sequel sickness of recycling old gags and being a weaker film overall, but there's just enough laugh out loud humor to make it worthwhile. " ‐
Posted Jun 26, 2015
7.5/10 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is an emotional, powerful, and well written drama with a strong message, incredible writing, and powerful performances. " ‐
Posted Jun 26, 2015
5/10 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out lacks laugh out loud humor and its lazy animation is disheartening. Pixar films are known to pack an emotional punch and this doesn't have any of that. All it has to offer is a misguided heart that is visually displeasing. " ‐
Posted Jun 19, 2015
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