Chris Wasser Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Chris Wasser

Chris Wasser
Chris Wasser's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Herald (Ireland)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 38% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) The jokes are signposted from a mile away. The ham-fisted one-liners are as old as time itself. It is, I'm sorry to say, a lazy, predictable and oddly lifeless affair - and an awful waste of a good cast.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Here we have a film that is as accomplished as they come; a muscular, note-perfect, old-fashioned, cinematic event that longs to be experienced on the big screen - preferably, one with a stellar sound system.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 31% Venom (2018) It's true, Venom is a bit of a catastrophe. It is a bad, bizarre and baffling entity of a film. But do you know something? I could not take my eyes off it. We have a hilariously over-the-top Tom Hardy to thank for that.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
1/5 25% Mile 22 (2018) Honestly, it's in an awful state, altogether; a choppy, confusing, and structurally unsound thriller that struggles to make sense, let alone entertain.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Helmed by Eli Roth...this whimsical and magical feast is every bit as silly as it sounds. But listen, it all comes together rather splendidly.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) A moody, chilling and slow-burning mystery, with elements of the supernatural, this film gets right under your skin, and stays there for weeks. ‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/5 29% The King of Thieves (2018) It's a frustratingly clunky affair, and a tad uneven, tone-wise. In short, it's a wasted opportunity.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
5/5 89% American Animals (2018) This is one expertly crafted, bat-s**t crazy heist flick, and you know what else? It's up there with the best of them.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) It works brilliantly as a dark comedy; it works as a muscular, historical drama that educates as much as it entertains; it works as a thrilling cop flick. It works, basically. ‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) A bloated, confusing, and terribly bland thriller.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Hats off to the voice cast, who put the effort in, but the end result remains a surprisingly sticky presentation; slow, stagnant and mysteriously void of charm and warmth.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) There's a lot to be said for a superhero film in which the entire world isn't at stake, and where everyone isn't worrying about a skyscraper falling on their heads.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Honestly, I don't know who's bigger - the series, or its leading man. But they're a match made in heaven.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) Indeed, On Chesil Beach is the lovely, sad, awkward, tender, gorgeous, tragic, melodramatic love story you didn't know you'd been waiting for.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
1/5 63% The Delinquent Season (2018) The whole darn thing is overwritten. Everyone is on autopilot. Everyone can do better. Nobody - especially a sleepy [Cillian] Murphy - is aware of just how bad a film they're dealing with.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
2/5 65% The Cured (2018) Bitterly disappointing.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
5/5 100% Michael Inside (2017) It's no easy watch, that's for sure -- but it's an important one. Stellar Irish film-making.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/5 83% Game Night (2018) Game Night -- a slick, inventive and surprisingly efficient action/comedy -- is as solid a studio chuckle-fest as you could hope to see. Flawed, for sure, but we'll take it.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) The meanest thing we could say about Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird is that there isn't enough of it. Maybe we're being greedy. Maybe 93 minutes is the perfect running time. That way, we can be sure we'll never tire of repeat viewings.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
70% Finding Your Feet (2018) It's an unexpected joy, basically; a cosy and casual, Sunday afternoon offering, that passes the time nicely.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) On the one hand, The Shape of Water plays out like a forgotten instalment of The Twilight Zone. On the other, it makes for an attractive date movie. Seriously, who'd have thought that something so bizarre could be so romantic?‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
1/5 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It is an utter disaster; a staggeringly incompetent and woefully misjudged exercise.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
1/5 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) A film that goes out of its way to avoid entertaining anyone with a pulse.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) There is a lot going on in here, but again, a confident Coogler takes a frighteningly tall tale and somehow manages to make a clean, thrilling and largely inventive sci-fi adventure out of it.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
3/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The force is still strong with this one. It just takes the occasional wobble.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/5 84% Wonder (2017) It is unashamedly sentimental, old-fashioned and bursting to the seams with Important Life Lessons. But it's very well put-together, indeed; a smart, effective and, occasionally, funny film that surprises at every turn.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
5/5 95% It's Not Yet Dark (2017) Ruth Fitzmaurice's intimate account of a life devoted to her husband will move you to tears. This is a film about a filmmaker; a film about a man who continues to defy the odds - a film about living. Unmissable.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
1/5 53% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It is a hideous piece of work, basically; the kind of cheap and tactless blockbuster that you tend to forget about, even while watching it. ‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) Kidman firmly re-establishes her reputation as a proper screen heavyweight.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Everything goes boom, crash, oomph, peow, wallop, zing, zat and zoom for 150 minutes. It's terrifying. It physically hurts. It is so darn-near incomprehensible, I almost asked for my money back. And I didn't even pay to see it.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) So, um, that's it. Pirates 5 is grand. Better than expected. A serviceable sequel. Will there be another one? Dunno. Depends on how fast Johnny Depp spends his pay cheque.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 87% The Lobster (2016) Farrell and Weisz spark off of one another, delivering a convincing and rather touching on-screen partnership.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) For 100 minutes or so, Bone Tomahawk plays out as a clever and truly enjoyable Western... and then the film turns all kinds of nasty.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) The plot is surprisingly short on laughs and over-reliant on relentless celebrity cameos.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Bloody and violent in all the right places and outrageously funny/filthy in all the wrong ones, too.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
2/5 57% Me Before You (2016) There are plenty of 'inspirational' speeches and cloying montages, but no real depth or drama. It's also a tad offensive in its handling of the subject of euthanasia and, um, let's be honest, some of the dialogue is unintentionally hilarious.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) An incoherent and surprisingly underwhelming display, Alice Through the Looking Glass will probably make a fortune at the box office, but it'll leave a sour taste in your mouth.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
3/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Alas, In the Heart of the Sea is certainly ambitious, but it never quite reaches its full potential.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
5/5 94% Room (2015) A mesmerising tale of hope, survival and (if we're going to get all fancy about it) the sheer resilience of the human spirit.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
4/5 95% Creed (2015) Creed stands tall as one of the most entertaining sports films we've seen in years; a scintillating and, occasionally, moving piece with genuine heart, energy, depth and humour. Oh, and the fight scenes are brilliant.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
1/5 9% Point Break (2015) Lest we forget, the original was grand. By comparison, this rickety and hilariously misjudged effort looks like one of those migraine-inducing, adventure-themed promo clips you'd skip on YouTube.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
4/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) The magic of Linklater's detailed, conversational piece... is in the performances (brilliant and, occasionally, affectionate) and the dialogue (sharp and endlessly witty).‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
3/5 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Listen, it could have been a lot worse.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) The Jungle Book is kinda awesome.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/5 74% The Hateful Eight (2015) Bloated and hilariously self-indulgent.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
5/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens is, truly, a stunning exercise in large-scale filmmaking; a beautifully-assembled picture in which Abrams combines a magnificent cast with a marvelous flair for big-screen, sci-fi storytelling.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) Truly horrid.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) Wonderfully acted and featuring a deeply unsettling score, Eggers builds his story meticulously, presenting an eerie, slow-burning sense of dread that, eventually, gives way to a distressing finale.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
No Score Yet The Guarantee (2014) A true story, no matter how fascinating it proves to be, doesn't always ensure a memorable picture.‐ The Herald (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2014