Chase Whale

Chase Whale

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Chase Whale'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

Child's Play (1988)

"Chucky's back and Scream brought the mass-murdering doll back to the small screen with their Collector's Edition of CHILD'S PLAY, stuffed with all the extra features you would kill for." ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016

Nighthawks (1981)

"Criminally underseen yet solid gold. " ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016

Short Cuts (1993)

"Worth the buy for one scene: watching a young Robert Downey, Jr. elbow-punch a couch." ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Slow, then bloated, and explodes with boredom, and will probably lull you to sleep before you even get to the end. I don't know where it went wrong since the director is the one who made the X-Men franchise super popular, but we all have our bad days." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"Wildly entertaining if you can put up with the relentless farting - Paul Dano bangs out a charming performance as a desperate, maybe delusional, man trying to get off the purgatory of an island he's stuck on. " ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
A+ 98%

The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)

"THE WAILING doesn't rely on many jump scares and what makes it so horrifying is the story. It challenges Heaven and Hell, good versus evil, God, and the Devil, and faith. I'm certain this would be John Milton's favorite film if he were alive today. " ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016

Embers (2015)

"Wildly impressive, Claire Carré's science fiction indie, Embers takes visceral cinema with a small budget and colossal imagination to exciting new heights. " ‐
Posted Aug 6, 2016

Don't Think Twice (2016)

"A Sweet and Poignant Examination of Finding Solace in the Art World Hustle." ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Jul 21, 2016

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, the most endearing buddy comedy adventure you'll see this year. It has all the wit and its crafty humor will keep you laughing and entertained from beginning to end. See this movie as soon as you can. " ‐
Posted Jul 8, 2016

Don't Think Twice (2016)

"A sweet and poignant examination of finding solace in the art world hustle. Don't Think Twice is one of the best films of the year. " ‐
Posted Jul 5, 2016
10/10 98%

The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)

"A nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat wallop, The Wailing is the most frightening movie of the year. " ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Jun 6, 2016

The Revenant (2015)

"One the most transcending films you'll see in a theater in your lifetime." ‐
Posted Jan 7, 2016

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"The Hateful Eight isn't a western as wacky as Django Unchained, but it's everything you want from a Tarantino movie: unbearable tension, deft and intuitive dialogue, and sudden, grisly violence" ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Dec 25, 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"Out of this world. " ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2015
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Gridlocked (2015)

" An energetic beast packed with bullets to the head, hyper-violence and well-choreographed ass kickings." ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Sep 29, 2015

Victoria (2015)

"It's wild, it's bold, and the final act is an exhilarating force that will leave you slack-jawed. Star Laia Costa is a virtuoso of talent and her nuanced emotional range is going to make her a star." ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Black (2015)

"Dark, dirty, and dangerous. Black will do for Belgium what Gomorrah did for Italy, what City of God did for Brazil, and what pretty much every Martin Scorsese gangster picture does for America." ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Sep 9, 2015

The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015)

"Regina Casé mesmerizes. You will not see a better performance this year." ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Sep 7, 2015

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015)

"A Brave Heart is a tender and soulful movie about being confident in your own skin. Prepare to be moved and exhilarated." ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Aug 16, 2015

One & Two (2015)

"Beautiful and soul-stirring. One & Two is a magical and transcending experience about the strength of sibling love" ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Aug 8, 2015

Dark Places (2015)

"Gillian Flynn's Dark Places left me slack-jawed. Gilles Paquet-Brenner's film adaptation is gutless and misbegotten." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Aug 5, 2015

Cop Car (2015)

"Cop Car is a deftly written and directed movie with car chases, violence, mayhem, and a cold and ruthless Kevin Bacon. This movie is absolute madness." ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Aug 3, 2015

Southpaw (2015)

"Fiery, raw, and packed with Hope, Southpaw is an exuberant punch to the gut." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jul 22, 2015

I Am Chris Farley (2015)

"I Am Chris Farley is a rigorous, emotional watch, but also a tender and sterling tribute to a man who was once one of the funniest people on the planet." ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Jul 22, 2015
4/5 85%

Trainwreck (2015)

"Looney and hilarious, Trainwreck thrusts you deeper Inside Amy Schumer." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jul 15, 2015

Amy (2015)

"Amy is one of the most important, tragic and compelling documentaries I have ever seen. If you have a chance to see this in theaters, I say go, go, go." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jul 8, 2015

Terminator Genisys (2015)

"Terminator Genisys​ prospers in sublime action and special effects, but they are outweighed by too many plot holes and erroneous events in the new timeline. My soft heart for the franchise still liked it despite the plethora of flaws." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jul 1, 2015

Big Game (2015)

"Big Game is a bonanza of big fun." ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Jun 23, 2015

Inside Out (2015)

"One of the most magical films of Pete Docter's career." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jun 18, 2015

Tangerine (2015)

" A fast-paced adrenaline shot to the heart that shows the underbelly of the streets of L.A., but somehow, along the film's journey, it becomes strangely endearing and quite lovable." ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Jun 11, 2015

Jurassic World (2015)

"Jurassic World bites off more than it can chew but has enough meat to chomp on for a roaring good time." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Jun 11, 2015

Hungry Hearts (2015)

"A Woody Allen-esque movie Woody Allen would hate. " ‐ Smells Like Screen Spirit
Posted Jun 5, 2015

San Andreas (2015)

"Most natural disaster movies are dated because the effects age so badly. San Andreas is a movie with careful CGI that will still look powerful as the years go by." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted May 28, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"Buckle up tight, moviegoers - Mad Max: Fury Road is one hell of a ride." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted May 16, 2015

Maggie (2015)

"Terminator 2 will always be his best film and most memorable role, but as far as acting goes, Maggie features Arnold Schwarzenegger's finest performance of his career. He crushes it. " ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted May 8, 2015

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"I want to high five the person who cast Benning and Moore as a couple. They're scenes are the most delicious parts of the film. " ‐
Posted May 1, 2015

Blue Valentine (2010)

"BLUE VALENTINE shows us the present will never be as fun as the past." ‐
Posted May 1, 2015

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010)

"It's interesting, it's funny, it's heartfelt, it's heartbreaking, and it's dirty. Everything Rivers wants to be known for. " ‐
Posted May 1, 2015

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

"An exceptional directorial debut by Philip Seymour Hoffman, JACK GOES BOATING is a touching story about how of love is awkward, funny, and important." ‐
Posted May 1, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"Age of Ultron is a feast of visual delights, but plot wears thin. If Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), who are now taking over the Avengers series, want to keep the audience fully invested, some re-Assembly is required." ‐ Denton Record-Chronicle
Posted Apr 30, 2015

Iris (2015)

"Knowing Albert Maysles made the film already gives it instant credibility, but Iris' flamboyant personality is animated enough to make the film sweet, enchanting, and quite lovable." ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Apr 28, 2015

Adult Beginners (2015)

"Adult Beginners has a lot of missteps and it doesn't seem to know where it's going. For me, it's going in the "never watching again" pile." ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Apr 23, 2015

Just Jim (2015)

"A dark, erratic, and wacky new entry into the Coming-of-Rage sub-genre, Just Jim is just strange enough for me." ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Apr 2, 2015
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"Magical, beautiful, and soul-stirring. " ‐ Hammer to Nail
Posted Mar 19, 2015

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

"A vampire mockumentary that bites into the same vein of Spinal Tap comedy and cranks it up to eleven. " ‐
Posted Feb 26, 2015

My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (2015)

"The pulverizing My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn has given me a newfound respect for Only God Forgives. " ‐
Posted Feb 26, 2015

Maps to the Stars (2015)

"MAPS TO THE STARS forgets its initial goal and winds up being what it hates the most: a Hollywood movie. " ‐
Posted Feb 26, 2015

Adventures of Power (2009)

"Writer-director-star Ari Gold understands the diversity of humor and does a superb job balancing the absurd with the laugh out loud funny. He just gets it. " ‐
Posted Feb 22, 2015

Two Days, One Night (2014)

"Marion Cotillard Proves Herself An Undeniable Force In The Emotionally Jarring Two Days, One Night." ‐ Central Track
Posted Jan 22, 2015

A Most Violent Year (2015)

"An Exhilarating, Fresh Take On Gangster Movies Emerges In J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year." ‐ Central Track
Posted Jan 22, 2015
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