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Chris Nashawaty

Chris Nashawaty

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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
B 75% CafĂ© 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+ 0% 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 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "Disposable and shockingly inept. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 24, 2016
C+ 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "A hot, strange mess that never quite comes together the way it should. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 23, 2016
D 72% 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- 73% 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- 99% 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
B- 77% The Shallows (2016) "Clocking in at a svelte 87 minutes, the film knows its audience and the limits of that audience's patience with fare like this. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 23, 2016
A- 94% Tickled (2016) "As an exposĂ©, Tickled is a compelling, stranger-than-fiction procedural. As a glimpse at the creepier corners of the internet, it's a sobering snapshot of the dark side of digital anonymity in the 21st century. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 15, 2016
A 88% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) "It's amazing. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 15, 2016
A- 95% De Palma (2016) "While his filmmaking pals have all at one time or another been household names, De Palma's never quite gotten the close-up he's deserved. Until now. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 10, 2016
B 95% Finding Dory (2016) "One of the biggest and most pleasant surprises in a film with too few of them is just how resonant Dory will be for parents of kids with learning disabilities. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 10, 2016
D 29% Warcraft (2016) "Sitting through Warcraft is like being bludgeoned on the head with a Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual for 100 minutes. The big hardcover one. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 8, 2016
B- 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "There are some solid scares (Wan is too gifted in the dark art of gotcha manipulation to not make you leap a few times), but there's nothing on par with the first film's brilliant hide-and-clap scene with Lili Taylor. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 2, 2016
B+ 59% Me Before You (2016) "It may not quite rise to the level of a classic three-hankie tearjerker, but it's proof that sometimes one or two hankies is more than enough to get the job done. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 25, 2016
A- 96% Weiner (2016) "As a chronicle of the political process (the heckling, the glad-handing, the soul-sucking fund-raising calls) and of the chum-hungry press corps that feeds on it, Weiner is fascinating. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 18, 2016
B 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Basically, it's Inherent Vice without the highbrow aspirations, or The Big Lebowski with two Dudes. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 17, 2016
C+ 62% High-Rise (2016) "There are certain movies that you really want to like based on their ambition, or their weirdness, or their ambitious weirdness, and ultimately you just can't. Ben Wheatley's High-Rise is one of those movies. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 12, 2016
A 90% The Lobster (2016) "The existential rabbit-hole plot of The Lobster couldn't be more bonkers. The premise shouldn't work at all, but it does...and beautifully. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 12, 2016
C 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Apocalypse isn't quite a dog. But it is a movie with way too much of everything except the things that should matter the most -- novelty, creativity, and fun. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 9, 2016
B- 77% Elstree 1976 (2016) "Elstree 1976 isn't an essential movie for anyone but the most obsessive fanboy or girl. It's a film about the strange hand of fate, the wages of dumb luck, and the flipside of fame-life on the D-list. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 9, 2016
B- 88% Bridgend (2016) "The main reason to see the film is Game of Thrones' Hannah Murray, who plays the new girl in town trying to fit in with and make sense of the inarticulately troubled youths who are taking their own lives. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 5, 2016
C+ 36% Bite (2016) "It seems to exist merely to spoil your appetite. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 5, 2016
A- 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Plotwise, there's a lot of ground to cover in Civil War (even at two-and-a-half hours). But the Russos juggle all of the murky motivations and shifting alliances with impressive deftness. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 26, 2016
B 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "Garrone's previous films (including 2008's harrowing Gomorrah about the Neapolitan mafia) haven't hinted at the sort of playful, mischievous whimsy found in Tale of Tales. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2016
B 69% A Hologram for the King (2016) "If it sounds like Hologram is basically about a middle-aged white guy getting his groove back in the Middle East, well, yes, it is that. But if you squint hard enough, it's also a little bit more. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2016
C+ 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "There needs to be urgency, shape, and emotional investment. In a word, a script. Otherwise, it's just a two-hour Vogue fashion shoot highlighted by Emily Blunt riding bareback on a polar bear. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 20, 2016
A- 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "It's the first talking-animal movie I've seen where CGI seamlessly bridges the uncanny gap between fantasy and reality. It's also one of the few 3-D movies that actually benefits from being in 3-D. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2016
A- 91% Green Room (2016) "What makes Green Room more than just a giddy, gory slice of gonzo B-movie mayhem ... is both its ace cast and the vise-tightening mastery of the man pulling the strings behind the camera. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2016
C+ 53% Demolition (2016) "[A] manipulative downer about a widower who deals with his icy emotional numbness by literally taking a sledgehammer to his old life. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2016
A- 88% The Invitation (2016) "Kusama ratchets the story's tension masterfully, building to a final shot that's as chilling as it is perfect. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2016
B 69% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "It's newcomer Druid whose scenes pack the most power and force. His awkward high school misfit retreats into a vibrant, soulful inner world that's convincingly confused and messy. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 8, 2016
C 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "I'm sure a lot of people will call Hardcore Henry "innovative" and "groundbreaking." And maybe it is. But it also feels more like a cool gimmick than a movie-and that gimmick gets old pretty fast. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 7, 2016
D 16% The Girl In The Photographs (2016) "Rote and borderline reprehensible ... " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 1, 2016
B+ 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Everybody Wants Some!! may be a little shambling and uneventful. But like college, it's the late aimless nights and idle afternoons that you look back on most fondly when you get older. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 31, 2016
C+ 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "It's another numbing smash-and-bash orgy of CGI mayhem with an ending that leaves the door open wide enough to justify the next 10 installments. Is it too late to demand a rematch? " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 22, 2016
B+ 97% Krisha (2016) "Shults builds a creeping sense of dread with the same anxious naturalism that the late indie auteur John Cassavetes brought to such films as A Woman Under the Influence. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 19, 2016
A- 100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) "It isn't the subtlest motif, but Farhadi's message is clear: Even the most idyllic-seeming marriage is nothing more or less than a series of landmines to be skirted with the utmost care. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 19, 2016
B- 82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) "It's like catching up with an old friend. But nostalgia gets you only so far. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 18, 2016
A- 83% Midnight Special (2016) "Nichols keeps us guessing in a way that evokes Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Midnight Special is a more modest, more enigmatic film than that one was, but it's no less gripping. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 17, 2016
B 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "It's lean, and taut, and tense, and moves with Swiss-clock precision. Still, it's not as scary as you want it to be. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 8, 2016
B+ 62% Creative Control (2016) "Granted, it isn't exactly the first film (or book or TV show) to suggest that the glitzy devices and ubiquitous smartphones that connect us are also alienating us, but it does so with a fresh sci-fi spin. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 8, 2016
B 98% Zootopia (2016) "Zootopia's message of tolerance is a noble one. But it's loopy moments ... that give this modest film its magic. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 29, 2016
B- 20% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) "While Sword of Destiny looks tremendous and the fight scenes are giddy fun, you can't help but get the sensation that something is missing. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2016
D 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "A shoddy special-effects howler that makes a hash out of both Egyptian mythology and human logic. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2016
B+ 96% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) "Although the film is a bit abstract and largely free of dialogue (what little speaking there is is a whispered babble of tongues), it has a universal simplicity-we're seeing life through the wide, innocent eyes of a naif. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2016
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