Walter Chaw

Walter Chaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Walter Chaw's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 No Score Yet Dwarves Kingdom "Dwarves Kingdom is a complex piece about intolerance and the pain of difference. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted May 8, 2015
0/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "only thing that could make Magic Mike more desirable to women is to turn him into a dog with eagle wings. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "One of the year's best, it's beautiful in its modesty, reminding me in an odd way of films of perseverance like Nights of Cabiria and Vivre sa vie. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 4, 2015
1.5/4 77% Rosewater (2014) " I was distracted by the moist sound of 1,200 eyes rolling at the same time. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/4 97% '71 (2015) " A formidable debut for TV/commercial director Demange " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3.5/4 97% Insomnia (1998) "a masterpiece of unease and illness, the more so because the terminal sickness it describes is a universal condition. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
1.5/4 52% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) "Though I'm not a huge fan of Anderson, he's never struck me as simpering. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
4/4 92% Force Majeure (2014) "essentially the droller, married version of Julia Loktev's masterpiece of relational/gender dynamics " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
3/4 72% Interstellar (2014) "It's a fairly s----y science-fiction movie, but as a metaphor for love it's kind of great. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
4/4 95% The Innocents (1961) "Having Truman Capote adapt Henry James's The Turn of the Screw (two taxonomists of beasts in the jungle of the Id), is an act of genuine inspiration. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
1/4 61% Draft Day (2014) "This is a dangerous slice of propaganda that actually has the temerity to end with a family unit walking arm-in-arm into a rosy sunset. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
1.5/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "an adaptation of a book about a teenage girl navigating the seas of her rising estral tides " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
4/4 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Anderson's great accomplishment here is that he's created a work where there's no past, no future--there only is, man. Groovy. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
1/4 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "a bad movie left to die by an exhausted filmmaker. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
3.5/4 100% Vengeance Is Mine (1979) "In a way, if we're tracking influences, Imamura probably had a little impact on the Coen Brothers' misanthropic masterpieces. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
1/4 51% Unbroken (2014) "the lingering impulse is to take sides and wish violence upon others. I like to think that that couldn't have been the intention. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
0/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) "Marshall would be a better fit for an Andrew Lloyd Webber adaptation. I can't think of anything meaner than that to say about anyone. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
3/4 76% ABCs of Death 2 (2014) "An upgrade. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3.5/4 89% Spring (2015) "I can only imagine discovering Spring as a teenager; I'm glad I discovered it at all. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 3, 2014
0.5/4 29% Everly (2015) "a leering flick: leering at violence, leering at Hayek, leering at a level of child-peril that's actually exploitative rather than suspenseful. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/4 85% Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014) "At the end of the day, this might be the closest we ever get to a fourth Evil Dead film. Groovy. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3.5/4 85% John Wick (2014) "Cool? The film sweats cool. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "the prototypical human-hating hipster model of too-smart, too-cool meta-cinema. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/4 96% It Follows (2015) "It's not about why things happen so much as it's about why those things can be frightening. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 24, 2014
2/4 94% Man from Reno (2015) "All of Man of Reno is charming. So terribly, terribly charming. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 24, 2014
3/4 98% The Babadook (2014) "I never believed that it would be a fable that ended in a moral, hard-won, rather than a fairytale with a happily ever after. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 22, 2014
4/4 No Score Yet El día trajo la oscuridad (Darkness by Day) "I was in love from the moment Virginia kills a mosquito on her arm and leaves a smear of blood there. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 22, 2014
1/4 39% Tusk (2014) "He's puerile. He can't help it. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 22, 2014
1/4 59% My Old Lady (2014) "garbage that people will patronize and excuse " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3.5/4 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "it does all the explaining it needs to--the trick is learning to listen the right way. That's what Foxcatcher's about. It's fantastic. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 1, 2014
2/4 90% Wild (2014) "Witherspoon's Wild is tame enough to maybe actually give her a second act to her career. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 31, 2014
2.5/4 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "...something I'd want my preteen children to see before they get too much more sophisticated. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 31, 2014
1/4 92% Birdman (2014) "...the tedious offense of idiots calling you an idiot. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 30, 2014
4/4 89% Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) (1951) "It's the most scabrous, uncompromised work from Billy Wilder, who never made a movie that wasn't kind of an asshole. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 27, 2014
3/4 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) "Call it Sergio Corbucci's Thermopylae. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 27, 2014
3.5/4 90% Venus in Fur (2014) "A mature film but not an elderly one " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 27, 2014
4/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "I don't think Dawn will change a goddamn thing, though I'm inspired by the attempt. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 27, 2014
1/4 66% Lucy (2014) "Did I mention the dinosaur? Dinosaur. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 27, 2014
2/4 36% God's Pocket (2014) "pastiche verging on clich " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5/4 74% Godzilla (2014) "It's great. I can't wait to see it again. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "There are obvious things that don't work about it, but Spidey 2 is rare for wanting to tackle race, gender, father issues, the shrinking middle-class, and education at all. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted May 1, 2014
3.5/4 83% Darkman (1990) "Raimi, in 1990, made the best comic-book movie there ever was... " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted May 1, 2014
4/4 89% The Wind Rises (2014) "mature, romantic, grand storytelling " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2.5/4 89% Frozen (2013) "loses points for being a not-very-good musical " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 68% Hannibal: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "The last half of "Hannibal"'s debut season is as good as anything on television. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 96% A Star Is Born (1954) "When A Star is Born works, though, it's painful for the right reasons. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "swallowed whole by the grey beast solipsism. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/4 76% La Notte (1961) "one of the truly great achievements in Modern art. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 77% Noah (2014) "a deeply insane interpretation " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3.5/4 100% The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) (1958) "For all its scale, it is at its heart a "nerd" comedy " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
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