Chris Nashawaty

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For 502 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Nashawaty's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Snowpiercer
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 502
502 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    It’s the kind of pure, straight-no-chaser pop fun that not only keeps taking your breath away over and over again, it restores your occasionally shaky faith in summer blockbusters.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Eighth Grade is an absolute delight that stings with truth. It’s heartbreaking, heartwarming, and a total charmer.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Chris Nashawaty
    The harmless high jinks all go down easily enough without being particularly memorable or pushing the art form past the expected.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Chris Nashawaty
    No one churns out big-budget action mediocrity these days as regularly as Dwayne Johnson. So now, just three months after his giant gorilla-a-go-go Rampage, we have Skyscraper — a film that suggests what would happen if you took The Towering Inferno and Die Hard and stripped them of the qualities that made both work.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Chris Nashawaty
    After about 10 minutes, The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter feels borderline promising. After 80, it feels like a blown opportunity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Exploding with infectious originality, Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You may be the most wonderfully bizarre film of 2018.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    The best documentaries reveal the ways in which truth can be stranger (and wilder and weirder) than fiction. And director Tim Wardle’s stunning and tragic Sundance sensation, Three Identical Strangers, is stranger (and wilder and weirder) than most.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Chris Nashawaty
    You more or less know what this soft-drink-sponsored movie is going to be as soon as the lights start to dim. What makes it worth recommending is that it ends up being just slightly more than that by the time the lights come back on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    It’s a slower (at times probably too slow) and more contemplative movie than its predecessor, but it’s no less haunting, thanks to unshakable performances from Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Chris Nashawaty
    Sadly, it isn’t a great movie. It’s a disappointingly mild period thriller that’s light on thrills. Even Paul Rudd, one of the most likable actors in Hollywood, can’t rescue it.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Chris Nashawaty
    The problem with the film’s buckshot “this-happened-and-then-that-happened” storyline is that Connolly keeps hurtling ahead from scene to scene trying to touch every base in Gotti’s life of crime without every letting any one moment breathe long enough for it to resonate.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Tag
    It’s a ridiculously raunchy and very, very sweet comedy about staying connected to the most important people in your life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Chris Nashawaty
    Neither as satisfying as the remake of "Shaft" nor as objectionable as the remake of "Death Wish," the second coming of Superfly wants to tap into that same ’70s grindhouse allure and put a similarly slick modern gloss on it. The results are pretty mixed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Hereditary doesn’t reinvent horror cinema so much as polish the cobwebs off of its classics, strip them for parts, and refashion them into something that feels terrifyingly fresh and new.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    It’s like a security blanket for our troubled times.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Howard, thankfully, gets more to do than the last go round (and in combat boots, no less!), Pratt busts out his Indiana Jones cocktail of can-do heroism and deadpan jokiness, and Bayona and his screenwriters (Trevorrow and Derek Connolly) test the laws of incredulity with varying degrees of success. At least, until the final half hour when forehead-slapping absurdity finally win out. Up until then, Fallen Kingdom is exactly the kind of escapist summer behemoth you want it to be.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Chris Nashawaty
    Even the stunts – the whole raison d’etre of a movie like this – seem tame and staged. It cheaps out on the good stuff. And for a movie with so little going for it besides the threat of danger, there’s no excuse for Action Point to play it this safe.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    It’s all done expertly and with an unexpectedly deft sleight-of-hand twist in the homestretch that proves once again that Kormakur is the kind of overachieving director that one pigeonholes at their own risk. He has a knack for making the familiar feel more surprising than it is.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Chris Nashawaty
    More than anything, the film feels a bit like a trial balloon for the relative star power of Jacobs, who’s been promoted from best friend to headliner here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Whether he’s washing the feet of prisoners in America, visiting sick children in Africa, or praying with hurricane victims in Asia, Pope Francis doesn’t merely preach empathy, responsibility, and accountability, he lives it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    Speaking of Glover, it’s no spoiler to say that the Atlanta star is easily the best thing in this good-not-great movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Pearce takes his time laying out his sleeping-with-the-enemy tale, but his stinginess with plot lends the film an vice-tightening air of mystery that suits it.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 42 Chris Nashawaty
    This stylish-but-grating pastiche of far better crime flicks is as soft-boiled as they come.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Chris Nashawaty
    Still, there are enough glimpses of the old master peeking through that it’s hard not to have a bit of a good time. It turns out that even second-rate (okay, third-rate) Woo has its moments.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Chris Nashawaty
    It feels like Smigel and Sandler just shot the first draft of their script without fine-tuning or polishing any of the jokes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    What saves Infinity War from being just another bloated supergroup tour – and what will end up being the thing that blows fans’ minds to dust – is the film’s final stretch.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Chris Nashawaty
    Michel Hazanavicius’ new film, Godard Mon Amour, tackles that period in Godard’s life on and off the screen — and does it in a dismissively light-hearted way that I’m sure the auteur himself loathes.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Chris Nashawaty
    Isn’t aggressively terrible or outrageously offensive. It’s just harmless, pointless, and meh. You’d think with 17 years at their disposal these guys would be able to come up with some jokes that weren’t so half-baked and dumb. Alas, this is low-hanging fruit all the way.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Chris Nashawaty
    Pretty light on scares and only hangs together with the thinnest (and hokiest) of narrative threads.

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