Chris Nashawaty

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For 368 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Nashawaty's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Whiplash
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 368
368 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    DuVernay has done a great service with Selma. Not only has she made one of the most powerful films of the year, she's given us a necessary reminder of what King did for this country...and how much is left to be done.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    There’s enough slapstick and silliness to keep kids entertained.... But the film also has a bittersweet streak about the loss of innocence and the fleetingness of childhood.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Tim Skousen and Jeremy Coon’s new documentary, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, isn’t the kids’ finished film. It’s a film about the making of their film — and it’s amazing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    It’s utterly demented, slightly terrifying, and most of all hilarious. It’s also one of the giddiest and most stinging political satires since Thomas Nast took on Tammany Hall.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Easily one of the most personal and most powerful films of the year.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Affleck has never had a role that matches his minimal, anti-charisma style like this one. His tendency to be mumbly and awkward and withholding fits his character perfectly. And Hedges, as a temperamental teenager working through loss in his own authentically teenage way, is a real discovery. Michelle Williams, as Lee’s ex-wife, doesn’t get many scenes, but she cracks your heart open in the ones she has.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Douglas Tirola’s doc about the satirical bible’s rise and fall is fascinating, funny, smart, juvenile, tragic, and likely to offend just about everyone. It’s a must-see for anyone who cares about comedy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    If you can appreciate the sight of two totally dialed-in performers simmering until they boil over, that's enough. And P.S., that's pretty much the definition of jazz.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    With a taut and timely screenplay by Taylor Sheridan, Sicario is a brilliant action thriller with the smarts of a message movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Anyone who loved Gone Girl the book will walk out of Gone Girl the movie with a sick grin on their face. You can stop being nervous.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Visually dazzling and morally devastating.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    In the end, cancer may have cruelly taken Roger Ebert's voice, but it couldn't silence his greatest gift: his ability to speak to his audience directly, honestly, and with empathy. Thumbs up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Yes, Locke is a bit of a storytelling stunt: For the entirety of the movie, Ivan is the only character on screen. But even with nothing to cut away to and no flashbacks to offer context, the film manages to stay as tight as a vise.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Davis Guggenheim’s latest documentary is a forceful and exquisitely made piece of advocacy journalism.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Hell or High Water isn’t a flashy movie, but it has an undeniably resonant sense of small-scale justice, not to mention an authentic sense of place that will remind you of other Texas-set masterpieces like John Sayles’ "Lone Star" and the Coen brothers’ "No Country for Old Men." See it, and then spread the word.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Room is more than the title of one of the year’s most powerful movies — it’s a state of mind that’s unbearably tense and as claustrophobic as a straitjacket
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    I suppose you could call The Big Short a comedy. It’s very, very funny. But it’s also a tragedy. Behind every easy drive-by laugh is a sincere holler of outrage.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    If you’re willing to surrender to his singular vision, you might just walk out of the theater seeing the world in a new way — which is probably more than you can expect from the new Kevin Hart comedy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    It proves that Morgen isn’t interested in hagiography. He wants to show us the real Kurt Cobain, warts and all.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Tautly directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor), the film hums as a tense shoe-leather procedural and a heartbreaking morality play that handles personal stories respectfully without losing sight of the bigger, more damning picture.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Snowpiercer sucks you into its strange, brave new world so completely, it leaves you with the all-too-rare sensation that you've just witnessed something you've never seen before...and need to see again.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    It’s the rarest kind of moviegoing experience: an absolute masterpiece.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    It’s stunningly ambitious and thrillingly alive the way the best movies are.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    Thanks to Gabe Polsky's enthralling new documentary, we finally get to see these athletes for who they really were—it humanizes a group of men who were cast by history in the role of villains.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Nashawaty
    It taps into every parent's worst nightmare — the horror of being unable to protect an out-of-control child.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    With the exception of Waleed F. Zuaiter, who does a remarkable good-cop act as an Israeli agent, the cast is composed of first-time actors who bring realism to a tragic story. It manages to punch you in the gut and break your heart at the same time.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Like "Far From Heaven," Carol mines society’s narrow-mindedness and the dangers of living a double life. But what was true more than a half century ago remains true now: The heart wants what it wants, society and propriety be damned.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    A dizzyingly tense and creepy workout.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    A sobering look at the bureaucratic trials and life-and-death decisions rookie doctors face on their daily rounds.

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