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
B- 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jarmusch loads his genre-tweaking experiment with so many of his A-list friends that it's a gas just hanging out in their company. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
A- 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) The Rolling Thunder Revue was Dylan's personal magical mystery tour - and in Scorsese's hands, there's no shortage of magic or mystery. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
C+ 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The smile on your face in the first act starts to feel more like an obligatory plastered-on grin by the third. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
C- 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is not a good movie. In fact, it's a pretty terrible one. Don't shoot the messenger, Kaiju fans. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
B 81% Avengement (2019) If you like watching an endless string of prison brawls and pub fights connected by the thinnest of narrative threads, then you'll be in heaven. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
B 73% The Perfection (2019) Some folks may laugh when director Richard Shepard wants their jaws to drop. But it delivers. The Perfection is a pure hit of twisted, absurd camp catnip. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C+ 57% Brightburn (2019) The movie is more or less all premise. The rest is just an occasionally suspenseful, occasionally gory sci-fi riff on any number of earthbound creepy-kid thrillers. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C+ 57% Aladdin (2019) What's old is new again - but not quite as good as you remembered it. Aladdin is...fine, but it has no real reason for being beyond, you know, capitalism. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B 71% All Is True (2019) Branagh's easy-on-the-eyes (and the ears) drama... offers enough small, detail-rich pleasures to make it worth checking out. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
A- 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) I don't mean to give the impression that John Wick 3 is anything grander than a gorgeously choreographed, gratuitously violent action movie. But as gorgeously choreographed, gratuitously violent action movies go, it's high art. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
C+ 66% Wine Country (2019) There's plenty of drinking, bonding, and bickering. But none of the jokes feel as barbed-wire sharp as the material you know these brilliant comic actresses could have come up with if they tossed out the script and just ad-libbed. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
B 95% What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019) Fuqua's stirring new documentary almost exclusively uses archival footage of the loquacious icon talking, boasting, shouting, and jiving to trace the arc of his one-of-a-kind career which was so incident-packed that it's broken into two parts. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
B 90% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) It's always a treat to hear Herzog's grave Teutonic accent, and for the most part he turns out to be a fairly thoughtful interviewer even if he fails to so much as bring up the name "Putin." - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
B 51% Tolkien (2019) Hoult brings a quiet, romantic intensity to the young Tolkien, Lily Collins does a lot with a little as his first love Edith, and the Hobbit horde will gobble up all of the easter-egg references peppered throughout the movie. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
C+ 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) The main problem is that the film's gumball-mayhem plot is so frenetic that it's impossible to determine if it makes a lick of sense. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
B 81% Long Shot (2019) You'd never buy them together outside of the King of Queens-verse. Fortunately, Rogen and Theron's chemistry is as fizzy as a Red Bull-and-Champagne cocktail. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
B+ 88% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) Assayas' sharp, sly new film is almost old-fashioned in its narrative straightforwardness. It's an unexpected and not entirely unwelcome change of pace from the director. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
C- 64% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) It takes a promising premise loaded with white-knuckle, things-go-bump-in-the-night possibilities and proceeds to do surprisingly little with them over the course of its slim 87-minute running time. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
B 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) No matter how shaggy and self-indulgent it is, or how anticlimactic its big so-what of an ending ends up being, I was never bored. More than that, I kind of dug its sheer swing-for-the-fences insanity. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
B- 83% Dogman (2019) Marcello may remain a mystery, but the thing that makes Dogman worth checking out is the actor who portrays him. It's a performance that never barks too loudly, but leaves you with an unmistakable bite. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
C 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Don Quixote turns out to be a pretty typical Gilliam film: whimsically daffy, frantically overstuffed, and art-directed to within in an inch of its life. It's often transporting, but even more often exhausting. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
B- 81% The Wind (2019) The Wind flirts with some interesting themes about postpartum depression, female jealousy, hallucinatory paranoia, and hellfire possession, all goosed by a feminist twist in what's typically a masculine genre. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
B- 83% High Life (2019) High Life is, at turns, gorgeous, ridiculous, and confounding. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
B+ 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Directing duo Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer get everything absolutely right in their bone-chillingly effective new remake. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
B+ 84% The Brink (2019) Whether you love or loathe the toxic, race-baiting political strategist, chances are you'll walk out as firm in your beliefs as you were going in. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
C 43% The Chaperone (2019) It's little more than a handsome snooze that even the Masterpiece Theatre crowd may find a bit too snoozy. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
D+ 55% The Beach Bum (2019) It was fun while it lasted. Still, it might be time to start wondering if the McConaissance is finally over. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
B- 47% Dumbo (2019) As a faithful update of a cherished classic, the new Dumbo will get the job done for restless kids on a rainy Saturday afternoon. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
B 90% Shazam! (2019) Whenever Levi is on screen, wowed by his new grown-up physique (his muscles seem to have muscles) and shocked by his newly discovered powers, the movie soars. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
A- 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) You never get the sense that Zahler's endorsing his ugly characters' brutal behavior so much as acknowledging that it exists and is worth looking at even if you have to avert your gaze. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
B 39% The Dirt (2019) This movie won't win any awards. Nor should it. But for two hours it's a nostalgic blast to sit back and revel in the idiocy of these glorious, big-haired jackasses. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
B- 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) It's well-made and, at times, excruciatingly tense, even if you wonder why anyone would want to sit through it. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
C+ 27% The Aftermath (2019) The Aftermath shows that even the most foolproof ideas wither in the face of turgid, overripe melodrama. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
B 57% The Highwaymen (2019) It won't reinvent cinema the way that Bonnie and Clyde once did. But it's a ride worth taking nonetheless. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
B- 55% Yardie (2019) Yardie is a sprawling drug-world saga, but whatever narrative flaws it has are helped out by an infectious selection of dub-heavy reggae tracks and an authentically gritty sense of period and place. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
B- 54% Five Feet Apart (2019) It's just another three-hankie teen weepie, albeit one with the saving grace of another excellent Haley Lu Richardson performance that gooses the film just past serviceable into the realm of slightly better than average. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
A 99% Apollo 11 (2019) The NASA mission at the heart of the must-see documentary Apollo 11 reminds you what it feels to be truly awestruck. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
B 72% Triple Frontier (2019) There may be no honor among thieves, but Triple Frontier certainly makes watching them pretty entertaining. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
B+ 94% Transit (2019) In Transit, the past is prologue... and it's devastating. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
C- 70% Climax (2019) Noé comes off like the naughtiest and most attention-starved pupil in the Lars von Trier school of cinematic outrage. But the act is becoming more and more tiresome with each new project that pinballs out of his id. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
A- 89% Paddleton (2019) Thanks to two pitch-perfect performances, Paddleton is bittersweet and poignant beyond words. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
B- 80% 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 70% 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+ 74% 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+ 92% 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- 72% 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+ 70% 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 20% 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 100% 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