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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 99%

Moonlight (2016)

"Easily one of the most personal and most powerful films of the year." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 20, 2016
C 39%

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+ 92%

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- 58%

Desierto (2016)

"[An] overly simplistic but effectively tense nail-biter." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2016
C 94%

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 82%

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 2, 2016
B 39%

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- 26%

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

"I was really looking forward to Mechanic: Resurrection. Shame on me." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 26, 2016
C+ 44%

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- 60%

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 69%

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+ 72%

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- 75%

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+ 7%

Cell (2016)

"Takes an intriguing satirical premise and dilutes whatever potency it had on the page." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2016
B 55%

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+ 67%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"A hot, strange mess that never quite comes together the way it should." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 23, 2016
D 76%

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- 98%

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- 95%

Tickled (2016)

"As an exposé, 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 89%

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016)

"It's amazing." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 15, 2016
A- 96%

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 94%

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 28%

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+ 58%

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 92%

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+ 63%

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+ 43%

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 71%

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+ 17%

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- 95%

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
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