Chris Nashawaty Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Chris Nashawaty

Chris Nashawaty
Chris Nashawaty's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 73% Instant Family (2018) It's a surprisingly winning movie, packed with just the right combination of laughs and sniffles. Damn you, Wahlberg!‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B+ 79% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) Ortega has a real eye for flashy, chaotic set pieces and a real ear for excellent Latin rock needle drops on the film's killer Scorsese-inspired soundtrack.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
B+ 80% Overlord (2018) A surprisingly well-made mash-up of old-fashion war movie tropes and proudly disgusting horror-flick shocks. It's a ton of fun.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
C 42% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) With its palette of chilly slate grays and smattering of unremarkable action sequences, Spider's Web will likely be a letdown for fans who once embraced Salander's bold queerness and bleak nihilism. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
A 91% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) It's at turns playful and sad. But even in its melancholy, it's also inspiring.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
B 80% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) We'll never know if the movie they came up with is one that Welles would have approved of, but it certainly feels like he might be smiling from above.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
B 84% Boy Erased (2018) If there is even one confused kid - or mother or father - who sees Boy Erased and gains an extra ounce of understanding as a result, then it will have done a real service.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
B- 38% Viper Club (2018) It's capital-I important and timely. But without its star's passionate, nuanced performance, it would run the risk of being a bit generic and forgettable.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B+ 93% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Few filmmakers can turn a mundane town council meeting about a library bench into a meditation on patriotism and civic responsibility the way Wiseman can.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- 62% Suspiria (2018) It's likely to be enjoyed more by audiences unfamiliar with the original.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- 88% What They Had (2018) If it's a good cry you're after, What They Had will more than do the trick. I just wish that this particular tearjerker jerked its tears with something subtler than a crowbar.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
A- 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) It turns its cramped, claustrophobic confines not only into a virtue, but its biggest white-knuckle strength.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
A 97% Boyhood (2014) Like Michael Apted in his Seven Up! documentary series, Linklater makes you feel as if you're watching a photograph as it develops in the darkroom.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B- 80% Apostle (2018) Feels like a mash-up of 2015's arthouse chiller The Witch and 1973's original The Wicker Man, without being as engagingly creepy as either one of those movies.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B 68% The Happy Prince (2018) It's possible to see the flaws in The Happy Prince and still be deeply moved by Everett's immersive, full-bodied portrayal of the writer.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
B- 79% 22 July (2018) 22 July is exceptionally choreographed and tough to sit through, but it also leaves an uneasy, bitter aftertaste...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
C+ 29% Venom (2018) It never rises above bombastic and busy - which is something I never thought I'd say about a movie starring three aces like Hardy, Ahmed, and Williams.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
B+ 90% Studio 54 (2018) The stills of dancefloor abandon practically ooze with sweat, poppers, and cocaine. They capture the moment.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
A- 90% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) In The Great Buster, Bogdanovich has provided a brilliantly enthralling primer.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
A- 95% Private Life (2018) It's about perseverance, compassion, and empathy.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
B 76% Black '47 (2018) Despite its Irish setting, Black '47 feels more than anything like an American Western, what with its shades-of-grey morality and almost Biblical quest for payback.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
A- 99% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo brings us one man's suicidal quest with sympathy, grace, and a ton of adrenalin.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
B+ 88% Love, Gilda (2018) For an hour and a half at least, the sorely-missed Radner feels alive again.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
B- 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The taboo-flouting director of the torture-porn Hostel movies has tapped into his inner Hufflepuff for what has to be one of the oddest career change-ups in Hollywood memory. Odder still, it kind of works.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
B 58% White Boy Rick (2018) What sets it a notch or two above rote familiarity is its cast, featuring a charismatic, white trash-with-a-heart-of-gold turn from a mulletted Matthew McConaughey and a naturalistically low-key performance from newcomer Richie Merritt.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
C 64% Lizzie (2018) As lurid as the tale is, sitting through Macneill's somber movie version is like watching ye olde paint dry.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
C- 33% The Predator (2018) Not only is it utterly unnecessary, it's also surprisingly bad.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
A- 92% Mandy (2018) It's the kind of extreme moviegoing experience made for midnight-movie cult worship.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
B 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) There's no denying that Bisbee '17 has some moments of deep elegiac power or, for that matter, that Greene's ambition is boundless.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
A 95% The Favourite (2018) I suspect that some scholars on the Royals will take issue ... But Colman's performance is so volcanically great, they may shrug and find themselves giving in to the daffy, fiery vulnerability of her portrayal. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
C+ 62% The Front Runner (2018) The strong and sprawling supporting cast gives the movie its snap, crackle, and pop, and its sharpest observations. But too often even that snap, crackle, and pop feels like it's been sitting in a bowl of milk too long. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
A 99% Roma (2018) Roma may only span a year or so, but somehow in that year is the entirety of life itself - its small, fleeting moments of joy and longer, more poignant stretches of heartbreak.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
A- 88% First Man (2018) Chazelle and Gosling have achieved something remarkable with First Man, even if that first man is the last man we feel we truly know.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
B+ 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford... has left movie lovers with one last gift that will put a smile to your face.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
C+ 65% The Little Stranger (2018) The Little Stranger is too airless and derivative, with too many stretches of dullness, to resurrect the dormant genre. Only a few interesting performances occasionally jolt it back to life.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
F 30% Kin (2018) Kin is a movie about a child with an all-powerful firearm that makes him feel important and special and powerful. On a one-to-ten scale of moral fecklessness, this ranks about a thousand.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
C+ 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Mostly it feels like a promising idea poorly executed.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
B+ 59% Operation Finale (2018) The reason the movie works as well as it does is its two stars: Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
C 53% Papillon (2018) It wisely doubles down on high adventure, but it's still as lifeless as its predecessor. Just in different ways.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
A- 100% Minding the Gap (2018) It's heartbreaking, raw, and true. But it never veers into exploitation or becomes oppressively maudlin.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B 96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) To All the Boys... is strictly Disney Channel stuff, but it's got more substance then you expect.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
C+ 23% Mile 22 (2018) I'm still not sure what it's trying to say. It's both a bit confusing and a bit confused. Fortunately, it's also loaded with some of the crunchiest action scenes since the John Wick movies thanks to Indonesian martial-arts maestro Iko Uwais.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
C+ 30% The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018) The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, like so many other Netflix movies, feels like a first draft that still could use some more punching up and focus.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
B- 45% The Meg (2018) Ridiculous, cheesy popcorn fun.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
B+ 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Its fiery message couldn't be more timely - and its rage more justified.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
C- 76% Never Goin' Back (2018) The two leads have chemistry and a rebellious sort of charisma. Too bad they're given such wheezy clichés to work with.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
C- 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) A mirthless, dead-on-arrival dud.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
B+ 89% Far From the Tree (2018) All of the families in Far From the Tree are compelling - their trials unimaginable and their spirits indomitable. You'll want to have a box of Kleenex handy.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
B 93% Blindspotting (2018) A timely meditation on what it means to be black and presumed guilty in America.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
C 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) It's hard to argue with McCall's mission, or his brutally crunchy methods. So why does it all feel so unoriginal and grim and dull?‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018