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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
B 73% Patti Cake$ (2017) It's like déja-vu with a breakbeat. The most remarkable thing about the film is how little you'll actually mind by the end.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Essentially a red-state Ocean's Eleven - a fizzy, twisty Southern-fried heist flick that's more enjoyable the less you try to dissect it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 67% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The set-up is promising, and it offers some decent early jump scares. But eventually the thinness of the material becomes overwhelmingly obvious.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
A- 69% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) You can feel the Middle Eastern country's impending wave of frustration, corruption, and paranoia simmering underneath every scene in the film like white noise in the background.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 98% Columbus (2017) Columbus is a charming and beautiful indie debut.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
B+ 77% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore is a little grayer and a little thicker around the midsection, but he's still tirelessly speaking truth to power on behalf of our ailing planet in his folksy Tennessee twang.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
B 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) A slight, handcrafted indie that's sweet, skewed, and feels a bit like a skit stretched out to feature length.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is simply an exercise in style. But what style!‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A 93% Dunkirk (2017) This is visceral, big-budget filmmaking that can be called Art. It's also, hands down, the best motion picture of the year so far.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
C+ 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Those expecting another date with Banquo, Macduff, and the gang are sure to be disappointed.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
C- 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) As the story went on, it came into sharper and sharper focus: Valerian is an epic mess.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
A- 99% City of Ghosts (2017) As the world slowly wrestles with how to fight ISIS, here's a story of a handful of intrepid individuals who don't have the luxury of waiting.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
C 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Maddening, inscrutable, and alienating.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B 86% Okja (2017) On its surface, Okja is a sweet, heartwarming fable about a young girl and her pet pig. But don't let that thumbnail synopsis fool you, we're galaxies away from the kid-friendly entertainments of Babe and Charlotte's Web here.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
B+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Like Caesar and company, the films seem to be getting more intelligent and human as they evolve.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
B- 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) It more or less gets the job done (especially if you're handing out bonus points for a title that traffics in the metric system).‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C+ 83% Megan Leavey (2017) If you're looking for a good cry, Megan Leavey gets the job done, I suppose. But it's a bit like a wet kiss from a puppy.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B 88% It Comes At Night (2017) I kept wanting Shults' film to add up to a little more in the end. Still, his chops behind the camera are undeniable. I can't wait to see what he does next.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B- 16% The Mummy (2017) I'm not sure that this aimless, lukewarm, but occasionally rollicking take on The Mummy is how the studio dreamed that its Dark Universe would kick off. But it's just good enough to keep you curious about what comes next.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
B- 64% Dean (2017) A likable, slightly lightweight comedy about loss, grief, love, and the unbreakable bonds between fathers and sons.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
A- 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is smart, slick, and satisfying in all of the ways superhero films ought to be.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
B 75% Wakefield (2017) Cranston is utterly hypnotic as a certain kind of American male on the verge of a nervous breakdown.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
C 74% Berlin Syndrome (2017) A nasty piece of business tarted up with a stylish, high-gloss veneer.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
B+ 54% War Machine (2017) It's broad (sometimes cartoonishly so) and a bit all over the place, but it still manages to occasionally sting and leave a welt.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
C 19% Baywatch (2017) The rare movie that even the Teflon-coated, thousand-watt charisma of Dwayne Johnson can't save.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
B 82% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2017) The Woman Who Left may not be a movie for everyone, but if you allow yourself to settle into its leisurely tempo and marinate in its heroine's journey, it can be a richly rewarding experience.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
B- 69% The Wall (2017) Strip away all of the camo and sand, and it could be a page out of a Jack London adventure yarn.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
C 71% Manifesto (2017) Ph.D.s in art theory will chuckle knowingly as everyone else eyes the exit.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
C 51% The Dinner (2017) The Dinner has all the ingredients for what should be a four-star feast. But from the opening course, it's clear that something has gone wrong in the kitchen.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
C- 17% The Circle (2017) It's so cartoony and ham-fisted it sabotages its own argument.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
C+ 82% 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- 82% 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 89% 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 46% Going in Style (2017) A lazy hash of cheap geezer gags and spoon-fed sentiment.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C 70% 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+ 67% 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+ 46% 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- 44% 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- 90% 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 90% 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- 21% 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 23% 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