Chris Nashawaty


Chris Nashawaty
Chris Nashawaty's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly
Biography:
Chris Nashawaty is the film critic for Entertainment Weekly and EW.com and the author of Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story (2018) and Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses - Roger Corman: King of the B Movie (2013).
Publications: Entertainment Weekly

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 87% Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019) It's a triumph of style over substance. But what style! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
C 66% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Written and directed again by Christopher Landon, the film is just more of the same, reheated and served up over and over again until it becomes a déjà-vu endurance test. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
C+ 68% Lords of Chaos (2019) In Lords of Chaos, you never really know what these dim lost boys are rebelling against or manage to get inside of their heads... not that you'd ever want to. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
C+ 93% High Flying Bird (2019) The stakes never feel quite as high as the hyperventilating Soderbergh and McCraney think they are, especially if you've had a passing interest in professional sports any time over the past 20 years. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
B- 70% Piercing (2019) A sick-joke psychological cat-and-mouse game with just enough twists to keep you on your toes. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
B+ 73% Cold Pursuit (2019) You'd think by now, 10 years into this implausible aging-vigilante cycle, things would be getting a bit tired and rote. But you'd be wrong. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
B 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Everything is still awesome. Just a little bit less so. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
C 21% Serenity (2019) It wants to be trashy, pulpy fun that toys with your mind and your expectations. Sadly, it just ends up insulting both. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
A 99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) Now, 100 years later, the dead speak to us. And finally, we can understand...to a degree. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
B- 58% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Heartwarming, mildly funny, and occasionally thrilling without ever being anything more than just fine. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
C+ 37% Glass (2019) Put into comic-book terms, Glass takes too long to get from one panel to the next. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
B 93% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is a bleak, punishing movie and the furthest thing imaginable from an easy crowdpleaser. But Hawke juices it with an austere sense of grace. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
B- 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) In the end, there's no question that what you're watching is a masterfully-made movie, albeit one that's easier to admire from afar than up close. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
B+ 95% Blaze (2018) Dickey looks like a big, shaggy dog with a wounded paw who's been left out in the rain overnight. And he's a real revelation. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
B 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) The film is sentimental, a bit schmaltzy, but it's an affecting behind-the-curtain look at a strained showbiz marriage that fans never got a chance to see. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
C 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Most of the heartwarming power of Mark's stranger-than-fiction story is AWOL in its Tinseltown makeover. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
B+ 93% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Cold War resembles a waking dream. And a ravishingly romantic one at that. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
B+ 88% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Labaki's excellent film is tough sledding - a sucker punch that lands with the emotional force of Dickens relocated to the slums of the modern-day Middle East. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
B 70% The Mule (2018) Eastwood probably just knows that Earl's story is a great one and that he's just the man to tell it. He happens to be right on both counts. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
C- 65% Aquaman (2018) [James Wan's] conjured an intriguing world, but populated that world with dramatic cotton candy and silly characters, including a hero who's unsure if he wants to make us laugh or feel - and winds up doing neither. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
B+ 90% Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) It's both a memorial and a cautionary tale about unchecked power and ambition in America. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
B 64% Tyrel (2018) A tense social satire that speaks to its moment even if it ends with a fizzle instead of the cathartic gut-punch you're waiting for. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
C+ 27% Mortal Engines (2018) Once you begin to acclimate to the film's eye-candy junkyard wonders, it slowly starts to dawn on you that there's still another hour and a half to go - and that it's going to be a long ride indeed. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
90% The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) It's up to a pair of elves (Jingle Bells and Jangle Bells) to save the day. But first they have to get past Heat Miser and Snow Miser - the best Christmas baddies since the Grinch. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
C 59% Vox Lux (2018) Corbet tackles nothing less than the ruthless mechanics of stardom, the decline of American society, and domestic and global terrorism. But his reach exceeds his grasp. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
B+ 84% Creed II (2018) The Land director Steven J. Caple Jr. has made a rousing tale about fathers and sons, guilt and redemption, loneliness and family - just the sort of big, sledgehammer-subtle themes that have always propelled the series. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
B 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Even when Buster Scruggs isn't firing on all cylinders, it remains a warm and cheeky tribute to a genre that the brothers behind True Grit and No Country For Old Men clearly love. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B 81% Instant Family (2018) It's a surprisingly winning movie, packed with just the right combination of laughs and sniffles. Damn you, Wahlberg! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B+ 73% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
C 40% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
A 92% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
B 83% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
B 81% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
B+ 84% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- 64% Suspiria (2018) It's likely to be enjoyed more by audiences unfamiliar with the original. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B- 78% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B 70% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
B- 80% 22 July (2018) 22 July is exceptionally choreographed and tough to sit through, but it also leaves an uneasy, bitter aftertaste... - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
B+ 89% Studio 54 (2018) The stills of dancefloor abandon practically ooze with sweat, poppers, and cocaine. They capture the moment. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
A- 92% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) In The Great Buster, Bogdanovich has provided a brilliantly enthralling primer. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
A- 93% Private Life (2018) It's about perseverance, compassion, and empathy. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
B 78% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
A- 98% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo brings us one man's suicidal quest with sympathy, grace, and a ton of adrenalin. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
B+ 89% Love, Gilda (2018) For an hour and a half at least, the sorely-missed Radner feels alive again. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018