Walter Chaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Favorites:
The Conversation Marnie Seven Men From Now Viridiana The Evil Dead II
Publications:
Bad Movie Night , Film Freak Central , L.A. Weekly , Strange Horizons
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
2531
Total QuickRatings:
430

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1/4 92% Birdman (2014) " ...the tedious offense of idiots calling you an idiot." — Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 30, 2014
4/4 88% 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 91% 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 65% Lucy (2014) " Did I mention the dinosaur? Dinosaur." — Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 27, 2014
2/4 34% God's Pocket (2014) " pastiche verging on clich" — Film Freak Central
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5/4 73% 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 82% 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
3/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " For what it's worth, I'm looking forward to its sequel." — Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
1.5/4 50% Hateship Loveship (2014) " Boy, does it try." — Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2.5/4 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " minor hyperbole" — Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2.5/4 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " absolutely fine and entirely likeable" — Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 10, 2014
89% Le Week-End (2014) " Le Week-End is a dense relational drama indicated by tricky, wordy interplay and sharply-observed performances." — Film Freak Central
Posted Apr 9, 2014
0.5/4 81% Night of the Comet (1984) " crap that is fondly remembered and best left at that. " — Film Freak Central
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3.5/4 88% Ms. 45 (2013) " I first saw Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45 the way I suspect most men my age saw it: furtively, in my bedroom, on VHS." — Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 17, 2014
4/4 94% Her (2013) " I haven't stopped thinking about Her since I saw it. It's a gift when anything does that." — Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 7, 2014
3/4 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " for long moments, Lone Survivor is fantastic" — Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 7, 2014
1.5/4 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " movies with "Mars" in the title tend to suck" — Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 13, 2013
0/4 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Oh, I get it, haha, this is some kind of joke, right?" — Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " what it means to be an artist in a world that doesn't value them" — Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/4 81% A Perfect World (1993) " It's an American masterpiece." — Film Freak Central
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/4 85% Borgman (2014) " A film that James Whale would have made given the chance." — Film Freak Central
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/4 80% I Used To Be Darker (2013) " a celebration if you can call something this downbeat celebratory, of what film should act like and look like when you leave it alone." — Film Freak Central
Posted Nov 26, 2013
1.5/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " the type of movie you hope no one ever brings up in polite company because you don't want to look like an a******." — Film Freak Central
Posted Nov 26, 2013
1/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " doesn't suffer much thinking-about." — Film Freak Central
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/4 —— La cinquième saison " I love the effigies in the piece, constructed by the townsfolk as ideas of order in a Wallace Stevens poem." — Film Freak Central
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " The best Coen Bros. noir since they were making them." — Film Freak Central
Posted Nov 11, 2013
0.5/4 34% The Counselor (2013) " The Counselor is uniquely awful." — Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3.5/4 49% Carrie (2013) " The DePalma is about Sue and Kris, the Peirce is about Carrie herself--and therein lies all the difference." — Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 17, 2013
1/4 53% Haunter (2013) " anchored by a game performance by young Breslin, who deserves much, much better than this." — Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3/4 60% The Bling Ring (2013) " It tells of the same sickness as the rest of her work, in other words, but it aims for accessibility instead of sublimity." — Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3/4 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " If it doesn't transcend, it at least builds on the right shoulders." — Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3.5/4 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " it's about transformation and transgression, and, when all's said and done, it's about family." — Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 8, 2013
1.5/4 36% Ghost Team One (2013) " Kind of a cross between Paranormal Activity and American Pie." — Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3.5/4 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " the best kind of noir--the kind where you don't like anyone very much. " — Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 7, 2013
1/4 37% The Collection (2012) " A cheap, loose remake of Aliens that substitutes rampaging hordes of xenomorphs with a gimp-masked kung-fu master." — Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 29, 2013
3/4 92% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) " I love Siegel's sly paralleling of Ali's fight preparation with his growth as a human being" — Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 27, 2013
2.5/4 70% Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013) " It's immensely educational...and dry as a soda cracker. " — Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 27, 2013
0.5/4 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " When you make a movie this awful, with no hint of useful self-awareness, you're not proving a point--you're giving up." — Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 23, 2013
2.5/4 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Even at a fleet 79 minutes, feels a little long. For a while, though, Tim's Vermeer paints a compelling picture of inventor (fellow illusionist and 3-D designer) Tim Jenison as he indulges his peculiar obsession." — Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 14, 2013
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