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Chris Nashawaty

Chris Nashawaty
Chris Nashawaty's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 0% The Book Of Love (2017) Cloyingly sentimental and annoyingly whimsical, director Bill Purple's The Book of Love is one of those movies that all-too-neatly tries to turn grief into personal growth at the audience's expense. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 13, 2017
A- 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Loach's film isn't as stridently political as it probably sounds. These are just proud people who want to be treated with respect. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 5, 2017
A- 96% Paterson (2016) There's a hushed beauty to Paterson and Paterson that celebrates the way in which even the most ordinary, prosaic lives can be full of poetry. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 27, 2016
B- 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) You could do a lot worse than this effective little chiller from the director of the 2010 Norwegian cult cheapie, Trollhunter. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 23, 2016
A- 95% Fences (2016) Washington and Davis' performances... invite us in to an intimate place that's messy and painful and hard to shake. It's as good as screen acting gets. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 20, 2016
D+ 31% Passengers (2016) Essentially amounts to a risable two-hour exhibit of sci-fi Stockholm Syndrome. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2016
B+ 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) This is a whole new stable of characters operating on the fringes of the world we know by heart. When you think about it, that's pretty exciting. And it opens up a world of cinematic possibilities moving forward. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 13, 2016
A 93% La La Land (2016) It's stunningly ambitious and thrillingly alive the way the best movies are. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 7, 2016
B- 65% Frank & Lola (2016) It's Shannon whose wildcard intensity turns Frank & Lola into something more than the script's collection of hardboiled implausibilities. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 7, 2016
C- 77% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Pesce's beautifully photographed but aggressively unpleasant art-house horror film will no doubt have its champions, but it won't find one here. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 1, 2016
B- 91% Always Shine (2016) FitzGerald and Davis are both excellent, convincingly turning the smallest, most seemingly harmless discussions into highly charged cat-and-mouse workouts. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 95% The Love Witch (2016) It's like a Bewitched episode stretched out to two hours. But boy, is it gorgeous to look at. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 28, 2016
A- 93% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016) A love letter to the theater-and a deeply poignant one at that-Lonny Price's sentimental documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... is a bittersweet gem. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 28, 2016
B+ 61% Allied (2016) It's the sort of twisty, romantic, smart-but-not-too-smart espionage film that Hollywood has all but given up on in recent years as it shamelessly chases after millennial hearts and minds. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 21, 2016
A 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Lonergan has given us a masterpiece. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2016
B- 71% Bleed For This (2016) With his bulked-up physique, wispy mustache, and reckless masochism, Teller turns what could have been a goombah cartoon into a real person. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 16, 2016
B- 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rowling, who also wrote the script, nimbly lays out her world, but that world isn't nearly as rich as the world of Hogwarts. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2016
B 88% Elle (2016) Is there a better living actress than Isabelle Huppert? ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2016
C 0% The True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) If Netflix is serious about becoming a major player in the original-movies game, they're going to have to do better than True Memoirs of an International Assassin. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2016
B 89% Loving (2016) Nichols' marriage-equality drama is beautifully observed and quietly restrained. Maybe a bit too restrained. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 3, 2016
A- 79% By Sidney Lumet (2016) Makes the case for Lumet not only as one of the Hollywood greats, but also one of its rare filmmakers of conscience-a passionate storyteller whose films wrestle with dilemmas of decency, justice, and fairness. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 28, 2016
B+ 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange is thrilling in the way a lot of other Marvel movies are. But what makes it unique is that it's also heady in a way most Marvel movies don't dare to be. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 24, 2016
A 98% Moonlight (2016) Easily one of the most personal and most powerful films of the year. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 20, 2016
C 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Here it is: the sequel no one asked for to the movie that no one quite remembers. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2016
C+ 90% Certain Women (2016) It's detailed, delicate, and frankly, kind of an aimless drag. It isn't until the last third that the film finally comes to heartbreaking life. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 17, 2016
B- 60% Desierto (2016) [An] overly simplistic but effectively tense nail-biter. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2016
C 92% Demon (2016) It's also so weighted down with mysticism and metaphor it forgets to quicken your pulse or whiten your knuckles. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2016
B- 100% Transpecos (2016) The performances are all solid, especially Luna. And Kwedar's sense of place feels so authentic that you can taste the dust in the back of your throat when the end credits roll. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2016
B 87% Other People (2016) Kelly's someone who knows that the biggest laughs are often the hardest to earn-the ones that come when the punchlines are delivered without a safety net. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2016
B 85% Sully (2016) It's an effectively thrilling story of quietly unassuming, can-do American heroism-the kind, sadly, we don't get to witness much these days. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 3, 2016
B 40% Morgan (2016) Scott's low-key sci-fi thriller zips along with a sense of creeping dread-at least until it sputters to a third-act twist that anyone who's semiconscious will see coming down Broadway. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 30, 2016
C- 28% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) I was really looking forward to Mechanic: Resurrection. Shame on me. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 26, 2016
C+ 45% Hands of Stone (2016) It ... falls victim to too many trite boxing-movie clichés and is in way too much of a rush to cover too much narrative ground. It sometimes feels like you're watching it with a finger on the fast-forward button. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 25, 2016
B+ 89% Morris from America (2016) Morris From America isn't a coming-of-age comedy of the kind that John Hughes once specialized in. It wears its heart much too openly on its sleeve for that. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2016
A 98% Hell or High Water (2016) You might have to go back to 1967's Bonnie and Clyde to find a film about bank robbers that feels as of its time as David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B 89% Blood Father (2016) A violent, grungy, Peckinpah-lite action thriller that's worth checking out just to be reminded how powerful an actor Mel Gibson continues to be-even if the parts aren't coming like they once were. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) The Mouse House has skillfully rummaged through its mothballed back catalog and given a 21st-century makeover to one of its lesser, goofier titles, with magical results. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B- 26% Suicide Squad (2016) For DC, which blew it with Batman v Superman last spring, Suicide Squad is a small step forward. But it could have been a giant leap. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2016
A- 59% Bad Moms (2016) Beneath all of its hard-R partying, rebellious debauchery, and profanity, it taps into something very real and insidious in the zeitgeist. It's one of the funniest movies of the year-and one of the most necessary. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 70% Café Society (2016) It isn't a particularly great Woody Allen movie. Nor is it a particularly disappointing one. It falls into the vast middle ground on his resume -- the movies you enjoy sitting through, but quickly forget once the lights come up. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 18, 2016
C+ 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Ultimately, Beyond is a movie about characters - and character. But that's half the battle. The other half of the battle is... battle. And Lin, who has such a strong track record with vehicular mayhem, doesn't bring his "A" game. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 15, 2016
C+ 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Is the new Ghostbusters funny? The answer is: Kind of, but not nearly to the degree it should be considering the talent involved. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 10, 2016
B- 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Like a dog that endlessly chases its tail in circles, Pets is amusing for a while, then it just tires itself out. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2016
C+ 9% Cell (2016) Takes an intriguing satirical premise and dilutes whatever potency it had on the page. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2016
B 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) Writer-director James DeMonaco's third chapter in the thrill-kill vigilante franchise is the best and pulpiest Purge yet. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2016
F 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Disposable and shockingly inept. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 24, 2016
C+ 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) A hot, strange mess that never quite comes together the way it should. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 23, 2016
D 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) It's a plotless slog with one of the most childishly "outrageous" endings I've ever sat through. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 75% The BFG (2016) Lanky, long-limbed, and five stories tall, this gentle behemoth with jug-ears and a vocabulary of gibberish malapropisms is the main reason to see this sweet kiddie fantasia. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Dennison juggles foulmouthed brattiness and sweet sincerity well enough, and Neill soars as a gruff outdoorsman hiding a soft, chewy center. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 23, 2016