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Chris Sawin

Chris Sawin

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 100% Kill Zone 2 (Saat po long 2) (2016) "With fierce action, impressive acting, and a compelling storyline, Kill Zone 2 is the first worthy Tony Jaa film to come along since The Protector. " ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2016
5/10 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "The visuals of The Neon Demon are spectacular and the score is incredible, but the film itself lacks proper direction, a coherent storyline, and a worthwhile conclusion. " ‐
Posted Jul 8, 2016
4/10 29% Warcraft (2016) "Duncan Jones has helped mold a visually attractive, one-dimensional, overstuffed, and rambling mess of a film. You're shown this fantastical world in Warcraft, but you feel and remember nothing once it's over. " ‐
Posted Jun 12, 2016
6/10 63% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) "In the same comedic vein as Death Becomes Her, Therapy for a Vampire is a lighthearted affair that frolics between the horror and comedy genres and proudly utilizes campy behavior and ridiculous humor in a way Sam Raimi would be proud of. " ‐
Posted Jun 12, 2016
10/10 100% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) "The Wailing is a soon to be discovered gem that is riveting, brilliantly written, impeccably acted, and masterfully filmed. The Wailing is without a doubt one of the year's best films. " ‐
Posted Jun 3, 2016
5/10 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "Alice Through the Looking Glass is another overblown and unnecessary multi-million dollar sequel that will make money solely because of who's involved rather than the uninspiring content it provides. " ‐
Posted May 26, 2016
5/10 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "With only thirty or so rewarding minutes, X-Men: Apocalypse is gushing with over two hours of what feels like filler for something memorable and mesmerizing that never materializes. " ‐
Posted May 26, 2016
8/10 No Score Yet Classmates (Dou kyu sei) (2016) "Doukyusei is an oddly insightful, relatable, and emotionally powerful anime with its own unique charm that is gorgeously animated. " ‐
Posted May 21, 2016
5/10 36% Bite (2016) "While Bite will make you squirm with mounds and mounds of bile-inducing horror, the film fails to offer much else as you care little about any of the characters and the story is familiar ground that has been done before with more satisfying results " ‐
Posted May 21, 2016
10/10 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "The Nice Guys has a riveting mystery wrapped around a balls-out explosive action comedy that undeniably results in one of the funniest and most entertaining films of the year. This is the first must-see film of the summer. " ‐
Posted May 20, 2016
10/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) " Captain America: Civil War is precisely crafted as one of the best comic book films of all time. It's as if Return of the Jedi stole all of the action sequences from Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. " ‐
Posted May 6, 2016
5/10 17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) "Ratchet & Clank is similar to Kung Fu Panda or Megamind if they took place in a run of the mill sci-fi universe. The animation is bland, the writing is flat, and the entire experience will be forgotten as soon as you leave the theater " ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet The Empire of Corpses (Shisha no teikoku) (2016) "The Empire of Corpses is worth seeing for its stunning animation and unique twist on zombies, but its muddled story, awkward finale, and overuse of excessive scientific jargon makes the two hour anime film feel like a bittersweet steampunk symphony " ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/10 41% Jane Got a Gun (2016) "Despite its impeccable cast and a promising vengeful concept, Jane Got a Gun will have you begging to be taken to greener pastures long before its 98-minute duration concludes. " ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
8/10 91% Green Room (2016) "Green Room launches you into this grungy world of punk music filled with Nazis and fuses it with the viciousness found in The Grey along with the dilapidated ambiance of SLC Punk for an experience that is terrifically unforgettable. " ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
7.5/10 71% Too Late (2016) "John Hawkes is immaculate as Sampson as Too Late effectively injects the viewer into a fictional reality that feels genuine and is the one place on earth where cigarette smoking sleuthing in a tattered Thunderbird is as cool as it gets. " ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
5.5/10 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "The Jungle Book is a visually impressive adventure. Idris Elba and Bill Murray are utterly tremendous in their roles, but the film drags in between Shere Khan's pursuit of Mowgli as the film's visual flair and enticing charm wears off too quickly. " ‐
Posted Apr 17, 2016
3/10 31% Criminal (2016) "Besides Kevin Costner's absurd antics, Criminal is nothing more than a forgettable thriller that consistently rolls itself into a tangled burrito of ungodly atrocities. " ‐
Posted Apr 17, 2016
7/10 71% Remember (2016) "With an incredible cast and a stumbling screenplay, Remember makes its mark as a fairly captivating thriller but doesn't have the longevity to be very memorable in the long run. " ‐
Posted Apr 4, 2016
3.5/10 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "It is astoundingly discouraging to say that Batman v Superman is sloppy, under developed, and unsatisfying as both a comic book film and an entertaining piece of cinema. But hey, at least you have Doomsday's camel toe to keep you warm at night. " ‐
Posted Mar 24, 2016
6/10 67% Rise of the Legend (Huang feihong zhi yingxiong you meng ) (2016) "Rise of the Legend has some breathtaking action sequences and can boast how strong both Eddie Peng and Sammo Hung are in their roles, but dilutes itself with overacting and long stretches of unbearably emotional theatrics. " ‐
Posted Mar 13, 2016
9/10 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "10 Cloverfield Lane is the jaw dropping and panic-inducing thriller 2016 never knew it needed yet wouldn't be as memorable without it. " ‐
Posted Mar 11, 2016
8.5/10 98% Zootopia (2016) "The film is visually spectacular with gorgeous backgrounds and intricate textures on mammals so realistic that you'll want to try and pet them while watching the film. Zootopia is vividly creative and fantastically amusing for all ages. " ‐
Posted Mar 7, 2016
10/10 89% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) "The Boy and the Beast is one of the best films I have ever seen; animated or otherwise. Mamoru Hosoda has created something truly magical and powerfully significant. " ‐
Posted Mar 7, 2016
1/10 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "Watching Gods of Egypt is like willingly heating up a giant pot filled with diarrhea until it's as hot as liquid magma and then slowly dripping that stinky, scorching fecal juice into your eye sockets one drop at a time for two hours straight. " ‐
Posted Feb 27, 2016
7/10 100% Frankenstein (2016) "Bernard Rose has constructed a refreshing take on a horror classic with a freakishly fascinating performance from Xavier Samuel. Frankenstein is tragic and sentimental underneath with a gloriously hideous exterior. " ‐
Posted Feb 25, 2016
8/10 91% The Witch (2016) "The imagery of The Witch plunges into territory many films wouldn't even have the balls to consider. This is a hellish journey that scares and captivates in a slickly subtle way that is both satisfying and memorable. " ‐
Posted Feb 20, 2016
8/10 80% Southbound (2016) "What's unique about this collection is that everything is related in some way and it's truly extraordinary how everything comes together. Southbound is bloody imaginative and horrifically linked to jaw mutilating and bone crushing results. " ‐
Posted Feb 20, 2016
8/10 96% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) "Ale Abreu's animated film feels like a child's crayon drawing that was stuck to the fridge with a magnet that was somehow brought to life, set free into the world, and stumbled onto an adventure that is unlike anything you've ever seen or heard. " ‐
Posted Feb 20, 2016
5/10 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Campy, flagrant, and overflowing with outlandish nonsense. Zoolander 2 is semi-brilliant for being so stupidly funny yet suffers from lengthy jokes going overboard, too many cameos, and a silly storyline that even the film recognizes. " ‐
Posted Feb 12, 2016
10/10 84% Deadpool (2016) "Deadpool is the bloodiest, darkest, most violent, and most hysterical comic book film to ever be released. Vulgarity hasn't been utilized this proficiently since the South Park film was released in theaters nearly two decades ago. " ‐
Posted Feb 9, 2016
2/10 55% Lazer Team (2016) "Lazer Team is as bad and as excruciating as Pixels except it manages to be even more painful without Adam Sandler around to make fun of. " ‐
Posted Jan 31, 2016
8/10 80% Ip Man 3 (2016) "Donnie Yen continues to showcase why he's the best action star working today. If this is the last we see of Donnie Yen's Ip Man, then Ip Man 3 is a gloriously rewarding way to send off the character. " ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2016
7.5/10 57% Jeruzalem (2016) "Jeruzalem is this gloriously morbid and dreadfully delicious blend of [Rec] and As Above, So Below. " ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2016
7.5/10 30% Mojave (2016) "Mojave is a devilish tale that allows the audience to take a front seat to a madman's intentions. Oscar Isaac is a scene-stealing unstable tornado of lunacy that is scary good whenever he's on screen. " ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2016
7.5/10 42% Moonwalkers (2016) "Moonwalkers is bloody, vulgar, and strangely mesmerizing with a unique cast that is essential to executing its ridiculous concept. Ron Perlman is gloriously violent and is able to showcase the best side of dry humor. " ‐
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/10 50% Mojin - The Lost Legend (2015) "Mojin: The Lost Legend is this promising yet unfulfilling fusion of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Operation Condor, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Visually underwhelming and preposterous for all of the worst reasons. " ‐
Posted Dec 19, 2015
7/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "The Force Awakens drowns in the shadows cast by the original Star Wars films. Its stunning visuals and breakout performances from the new cast can't save the identity crisis The Force Awakens suffers from. " ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2015
5/10 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "In the Heart of the Sea is a massively disappointing effort from Ron Howard that is so dull, flat, and lifeless that it feels like a missed opportunity for both the cast and the special effects. The film resorts to riding the wave of mediocrity. " ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2015
10/10 82% The Revenant (2015) "The Revenant is intensely disturbing and brutally mesmerizing with exquisite imagery and a beautifully bleak atmosphere. " ‐
Posted Dec 6, 2015
8/10 61% Legend (2015) "Legend is extraordinary because of Tom Hardy's intense, passionate, and unquestionably diverse dual performances. " ‐
Posted Nov 26, 2015
8.5/10 70% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) "The Hallow is a dark and twisted fairy tale that is a horrifying twist on the genre with spectacular special effects and vividly grotesque folklore. " ‐
Posted Nov 13, 2015
5.5/10 61% Truth (2015) "Truth is like a long-winded horror story from a wounded and aged veteran. You respect what they've done and the end result is intriguing, but the story beforehand is riddled with nonsense and self-created propaganda you could care less about. " ‐
Posted Oct 31, 2015
4/10 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "Rock the Kasbah is riddled with plot holes, drags in the middle, and fails to understand how to properly develop its own characters. Bill Murray is as fantastic as ever, but even his amusing escapades can't save this sloppy embarrassment. " ‐
Posted Oct 26, 2015
8.5/10 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Beasts of No Nation is overwhelmingly intense yet consistently riveting with its violent and destructive nature. It's as if Beasts of the Southern Wild and City of God struck each other in a nasty head on collision. " ‐
Posted Oct 18, 2015
4/10 76% Goosebumps (2015) "Goosebumps is a horror-comedy concoction with ingredients from Monster Squad, Pagemaster, and Disturbia, but the film suffers from corny dialogue, dull characters, and cramming entirely too much material into one sitting. " ‐
Posted Oct 15, 2015
8/10 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) "This is easily Ryan Reynolds best performance since Buried and Ben Mendelsohn portrays flawed and helpless individuals so incredibly well. When you take that into consideration, Mississippi Grind is as addictive as its gambling storyline. " ‐
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/10 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Goodnight Mommy is superficially appealing yet isn't able to establish its own horrifying characteristics. " ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2015
8/10 38% Gravy (2015) "This is a deranged and maniacal comedy that embraces its psychotic behavior to the fullest degree and is completely hysterical because of it. James Roday has found the golden ticket to successfully entertaining horror comedies. " ‐
Posted Oct 6, 2015
8/10 98% Finders Keepers (2015) "Finders Keepers is that horrible, disastrous, and massacre-inducing train wreck that you can't look away from. It's similar to an episode of "Jerry Springer" if it had more of a cohesive story, stronger characters, and a massive dose of heart. " ‐
Posted Oct 3, 2015
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