Chris Nashawaty

Chris Nashawaty

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 72%

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 49%

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 30, 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 18, 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 18, 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- 84%

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 7, 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- 19%

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 24, 2016
C- 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"The most impressive thing about Triple 9 is that it somehow manages to be both predictable and incoherent at the same time. Well, that and the fact that it manages to make half a dozen good actors look really lost." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 23, 2016
A- 91%

The Witch (2016)

"What makes this chillingly creepy little black-magic folk tale work so beautifully is its evocative sense of time and place ... Well, that and composer Mark Korven's unsettling soundtrack full of screechy, dissonant strings." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 16, 2016
A- 98%

Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016)

"While its strange rhythms may not be for everyone, it does provide something unusual in today's movies: a truly original experience for the mind and the soul." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 16, 2016
C- 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"Zoolander No. 2 is embarrassing, lazy, and aggressively unfunny. The only good news is that at the pace the franchise is moving, we won't get Zoolander 3 until 2030." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 9, 2016

Southside With You (2016)

"A classic meet-cute with a twist." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 2, 2016
C 40%

Jane Got a Gun (2016)

"Jane Got a Gun is a slow fuse of a film that burns to a whimper instead of an explosion." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 29, 2016
C+ 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"While its first-act romance has a sweetly nostalgic, Andy Hardy glow, and its high-seas action sequences are mildly thrilling, The Finest Hours ultimately feels too harmless and predictable to fully surrender to." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2016
B- 71%

A Perfect Day (2016)

"Del Toro's low-key resignation gives the film what power it has, but the female characters (played by Mélanie Thierry and Olga Kurylenko) are disappointingly thin." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2016
A 97%

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

"Thanks to an astonishingly crisp restoration, Orson Welles' 1965 Shakespearean masterpiece can now be appreciated by anyone who thought his best days behind the camera ended with Touch of Evil." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2016
C- 24%

The Benefactor (2016)

"Gere, an actor capable of great nuance, hams it up so mightily you'd think the film was sponsored by Boar's Head." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2016
A- 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Anomalisa is a staggeringly inventive Trojan horse of a film. It dazzles our senses with a shock of the new." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 22, 2015
B+ 92%

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

"When The Force Awakens ends, it feels bittersweet simply because you so badly want to get to the next chapter. So, yes, the wait is over. But now a new waiting game begins..." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2015
C+ 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"As someone who's loved almost all of Tarantino's films, I felt-for the first time-something close to disappointment." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2015
A 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"It's impossible to be a lover of cinema without having been down this road before in films like Schindler's List and The Pianist. But Nemes is telling his story in a revolutionary new way-and it's devastating." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 15, 2015
A 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"McKay deserves a lot of credit for making it, and he also deserves to be taken seriously now as a filmmaker. Because with The Big Short, he's graduated from wiseass to wise man." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 7, 2015
B- 43%

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

"Howard's film, for all of its storytelling skill, technical polish, and rousing high-seas sequences, never quite casts the spell it should." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B 82%

The Revenant (2015)

"Iñárritu and Lubezki are taking chances with their camera -- chances, no doubt, made even more difficult by working with only natural light in frigid conditions. But it pays off, giving the film a singularly strange and haunting beauty." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B- 73%

Youth (2015)

"It's hard to imagine a universe in which Caine and Keitel are best friends, yet they have a frisky, undeniable chemistry. Their scenes are magic." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
B 80%

Macbeth (2015)

"Manages to be faithful to Shakespeare's gloriously evocative language while taking the play in a new visual direction, toward deep-red fire, brimstone, and Grand Guignol gore and savagery." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 3, 2015
A- 95%

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

"It's a terrific primer on an important slice of film history." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 1, 2015
A- 94%

Creed (2015)

"With apologies to Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago, Ryan Coogler's rousingly emotional new film is the best installment since the 1976 original." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 18, 2015
C 26%

Heist (2015)

"The heist in Heist is pretty pedestrian, and the film turns into Die Hard-on-a-bus with a couple of so-so twists and serviceable spasms of action. If that's what you're looking for, rent Speed instead." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2015
B 91%

James White (2015)

"Was he always this way? Or is it just a reaction to so much sickness and death? The film doesn't say." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2015
B 81%

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)

"It's a great making-of tale about a very mediocre movie." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2015
A- 94%

Carol (2015)

"A gorgeous time capsule capturing the manners and mores of America at the start of the conservative Eisenhower era, bristling with a pair of lead performances that stand among the year's best." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 12, 2015
C 41%

Shelter (2015)

"Its intentions are noble. Its gaze is harshly realistic. But it's also overly melodramatic. Bettany has the makings of better director than screenwriter." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 11, 2015
B+ 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"Although Brooklyn is technically a love story, it's unfair to stop there. It's about discovering who you are regardless of where you find yourself." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 5, 2015
B 97%

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)

"The real beating heart of the film is its collection of wild war tales told by the company's former employees, who regarded Tower as more than just a paycheck gig or a commercial proposition." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 5, 2015
A 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"The film hums as a tense shoe-leather procedural and a heartbreaking morality play that handles personal stories respectfully without losing sight of the bigger, more damning picture." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B- 65%

Spectre (2015)

"Like all of Craig's turns in the tux, Spectre is a blast of bespoke escapism, full of globetrotting action and thousand-thread-count opulence." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 3, 2015
C 35%

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"For a movie about political messaging, Our Brand Is Crisis doesn't know what it's selling besides Sandra Bullock's lusciously buttery dye job." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 28, 2015
C+ 29%

Burnt (2015)

"Is there anything more insufferable than the badass persona of the rock-star chef?" ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 28, 2015