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Walter Chaw

Walter Chaw
Walter Chaw's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 88%

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2016)

"fitfully-fascinating" Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 17, 2016
4/4 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"I've wondered often since seeing Manchester by the Sea how Lee is doing. Well, I hope." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 17, 2016
2/4 89%

Into the Inferno (2016)

"He's an old softie, now. That's incredibly boring." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 17, 2016
2/4 82%

Una (2016)

"These two have a genuine fission in their interplay that makes it all feel dangerous. " Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 17, 2016
2/4 85%

Sully (2016)

"An elderly film by an elderly filmmaker for an elderly audience" Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 17, 2016
3/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"Moonlight is always in tension with itself. Sometimes it wins and turns into something absolutely, rapturously lovely. Sometimes it loses." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 6, 2016
1/4 97%

La La Land (2016)

"Step Up 6: Awards Season" Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 6, 2016
4/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"It's the fulfillment of what great fiction can do, particularly genre fiction." Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 6, 2016
0/4 75%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"Brutally bad" Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/4 97%

In a Lonely Place (1950)

"It's a deeply Freudian film that happens to understand Freud--testament to its enduring, unshakable nature." Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/4 91%

No Way Out (1987)

"No Way Out is a secret noir." Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/4 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"You can find fault, and easily, with its prose, but when it's right, it's right in exactly the right way." Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3.5/4 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"Bridging the gap between Charlie Kaufman movies" Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2/4 57%

The Dark Half (1993)

"another variation on the Monkey Shines conceit of Jungian shadows and Freudian id manifestations" Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 11, 2016
1.5/4 50%

Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988)

" a lot of awful performances in the service of a lousy script." Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 11, 2016
1.5/4 75%

Knightriders (1981)

"feels less "spartan" on purpose than "affectless" by accident." Film Freak Central
Posted Jul 11, 2016
0/4 11%

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

"There are many ways you could go in attacking something like Dirty Grandpa. " Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
1.5/4 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"bland, empty, crowd-pleasing, middlebrow gruel for the sedate appreciation of people who are almost dead." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
1/4 35%

Ghost Story (1981)

"The Shining is about decay. Ghost Story talks about decay. " Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
4/4 91%

The Witch (2016)

"I can't wait to see it again, but I'm afraid to." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
3.5/4 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"the cinema of delight" Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
4/4 46%

Knight of Cups (2016)

"Writing about Malick now inspires flights of poesy." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
4/4 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"the Coens at their most and least cynical. Amen and hallelujah. - " Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
2/4 84%

Deadpool (2016)

"The primogenitor of Deadpool is Dennis Miller's '90s standup: sneering, smarmy, arch, and peppered with pop-culture references" Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
4/4 96%

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

"says something wonderful about who we are when we're at our best. " Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
3/4 60%

Jack's Back (1988)

"A quintessential dirty '80s thriller" Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
0.5/4 13%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"two full hours of things happening solely because they're the next thing " Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
3/4 98%

Zootopia (2016)

"The illness in our society comes from the artificial stratification, and defensive denial, of original difference. " Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 26, 2016
2/4 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"It'll make you feel like s***." Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 23, 2016
2/4 65%

Krampus (2015)

"It's the kind of thing that only really worked when it was Gremlins." Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 12%

Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood (1996)

"In the history of active sabotage, this one's right up there." Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 37%

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)

"Lightning in a bottle." Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 94%

Creed (2015)

"I love this movie. I do." Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"the last hour of Hunger Games 3.2 is good enough that deeper readings of this text would actually hold water in a way that previous attempts to politicize it have failed." Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 65%

Spectre (2015)

"plotting is convoluted, maybe even tortured, though I do wonder if all its conspiracies and turns don't constitute a MacGuffin. " Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1.5/4 61%

Lord of Illusions (1995)

"Clive Barker is the Douglas Sirk of splatter." Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2/4 36%

Nightbreed (1990)

"Clive Barker is the Douglas Sirk of splatter." Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/4 82%

Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973)

"the gift that keeps on giving." Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 71%

Crimson Peak (2015)

"There's a point at which someone who is an expert in something can go from teacher to pedant. " Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"highly-polished garbage from almost the beginning, with no relief from its elderly ministrations all the way through to the end." Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/4 27%

Pan (2015)

"It reminds me most of Sylvain Chomet's The Triplets of Belleville. It's great." Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 10, 2015
1/4 94%

Room (2015)

"I think Abrahamson understands that Jack is more than a little f*****-up. If that's true, Room has betrayed him terribly, too. " Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
3/4 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"If anything, Spotlight suggests that it knew better than to get in the way of its story, and, you know, I'll take it. " Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
4/4 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"The pain in Anomalisa is tactile. Its loneliness is immense. " Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2.5/4 92%

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

"The problem is that I felt bad for Agu, but I never felt empathy for him. " Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
3.5/4 96%

Rams (HrĂștar) (2016)

"It's an elegant film full incongruously of low humour." Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
1.5/4 72%

The Ones Below (2016)

"while the technical craft of it is fine, its influences are worn too proudly on its sleeve. " Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2.5/4 88%

Downriver (2015)

"Downriver is at the end a lovely frustration." Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2/4 92%

The Martian (2015)

"Bloated, dry as a soda cracker, and 100% safe for awards-season consumption." Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
0/4 63%

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

"Diablo Cody on steroids" Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
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