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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- 16% The Circle (2017) It's so cartoony and ham-fisted it sabotages its own argument.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
C+ 88% Casting JonBenét (2017) Alas, here we are two decades later, still enthralled by a media circus that refuses to leave town.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B- 87% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's still a good Marvel movie (at times, a very good one), but it's a come down from the dizzying highs of the first installment. The laughs are still there, but they're less involuntary.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
B 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) For the most part, that willingness to scale down and not go for the big, dramatic knockout ends up being refreshing. But it also occasionally results in a lack of dramatic urgency.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B- 26% Unforgettable (2017) What the film offers is guilty pleasure familiarity - it's the kind of loopy audience-participation movie that's made to be both laughed at and with.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B+ 67% Free Fire (2017) Just imagine what an Itchy and Scratchy short directed by Sam Peckinpah would look like. That's Free Fire.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B 90% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) A pretty good movie featuring a very good turn from Gere.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C 44% Going in Style (2017) A lazy hash of cheap geezer gags and spoon-fed sentiment.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C 64% Gifted (2017) Schmaltzy as all get out.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
C+ 43% The Discovery (2017) McDowell, who co-wrote the script with Justin Lader, had an intriguing what-if idea. But it feels like they never figured out what to do with it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
B- 73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) It's an atmospheric slow-burn that's heavy on moody insinuation and light on overt gotcha scares.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
B+ 68% Life (2017) If you lower your sights a few pegs and go in looking for a solid, tight B-movie that builds right until the final shot, there's a lot to like.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
C 47% Bokeh (2017) Unimaginative and unconvincing ...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
C+ 40% Wilson (2017) You get the feeling there must be a far better version of it on the floor of some editing room in L.A.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
B- 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Set your expectations low enough and you might just be entertained.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The film's four lead actors all slip seamlessly back into their onscreen alter egos as if they've been keeping tabs on them all these years.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
A- 88% Frantz (2017) Shot in black and white, the movie occasionally blossoms into color at moments that make perfect sense, when monochromatic mourning is replaced by something like hope.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
B 91% Raw (2017) Think of it as Carrie meets Animal House meets Dawn of the Dead, with subtitles.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
C- 19% The Shack (2017) It's one of those movies where you'll either decide to give in right away and sob for two hours straight or opt to fight it while your resentment slowly simmers to a rolling boil.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
B- 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) With her doe eyes, sunny smile, and the smattering of freckles across the bridge of her nose, Watson is a made-to-order Disney heroine. There is an innocence and intelligence to her that fits the character perfectly. She also, it turns out, can sing.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
C 22% Table 19 (2017) Slight even by the wafer-thin standards of the wedding rom-com genre, writer-director Jeffrey Blitz's Table 19 offers a couple of mild chuckles, six actors who've all been far better elsewhere, and a mercifully brief running time.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
B- 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) We didn't come to Kong: Skull Island for the characters (well-developed or otherwise), we came for the damn dirty ape. And director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Industrial Light and Magic's Kong is a CGI showstopper.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
B+ 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) It's a film for people who thought they never needed to sit through another zombie flick. It's also quite likely the strangest entry that will ever appear on Glenn Close's IMDB page.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
B 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out manages to walk the tight rope between being laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely scary at times.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
B- 92% Logan (2017) It's both the most violent film in the series and the most sentimental one. When it's not showering you in blood, it's trying to make you spill tears.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
C- 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Narratively preposterous and probably an hour too long, it's the year's first big howler.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
B+ 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The LEGO Batman Movie avoids the trap of being just another cynical, watered-down retread.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B+ 91% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The biggest compliment I can think to pay John Wick: Chapter 2 is that I lost track of the body count within the first 15 minutes.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
C 17% The Space Between Us (2017) The Space Between Us attempts to take young love to literally new heights before crash-landing into an earthbound hash of schmaltzy clichés and romantic absurdities.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
A- 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) As Peck cuts from archival scenes of police brutality in the South in the '60s to recent footage from Ferguson, Mo., it's impossible not to think: The more things change, the more they stay the same. It's enough to make you weep.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
A- 93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
A- 95% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
B- 86% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
A- 93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
D+ 31% Passengers (2016) Essentially amounts to a risable two-hour exhibit of sci-fi Stockholm Syndrome.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
B- 66% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
C- 75% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
B 97% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
A- 94% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
A 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Lonergan has given us a masterpiece.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
B 90% Elle (2016) Is there a better living actress than Isabelle Huppert?‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016