Chris Nashawaty
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For 116 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Nashawaty's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Locke
Lowest review score: 25 Nymphomaniac: Volume I
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 116
  2. Negative: 2 out of 116
116 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    The film's a giddily subversive space opera that runs on self-aware smart-assery.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    It's Bale, and his almost biblical quest for justice, who burns his way into your soul.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    It shows us how rare love is — and how we need to grab it and not let it go.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Dench and Coogan's chemistry is undeniably great. In the end, he manages to give her the answers she seeks and she manages to give him a heart.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Birdman is a scalpel-sharp dissection of Hollywood, Broadway, and fame in the 21st century. But more than that, it's a testament to Keaton's enduring charisma and power as an actor. He soars.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    While this sequel lacks the novelty of the first course, it's just as soulful and silly.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    [A] harrowing documentary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    More connect-the-dots detective thriller than traditional doc, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s revelatory riddle of a film unmasks a brilliant photographer who hid in plain sight for decades working as an eccentric French nanny.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Eric Rohmer’s sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Tough to watch, but essential.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Not surprisingly, the best thing about Days of Future Past is that it's heavier on the days past than future.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    A sequel that easily tops its 2011 predecessor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    As in their previous comedies, Pegg and Frost play men who refuse to stop acting like boys. But these pint-swilling Peter Pans also know how to work the heart and the brain for belly laughs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    2 Guns is a much-needed reminder that the best summer surprises can come when you least expect them.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    It's so deliciously twisted, it will make you walk out of the theater feeling like you just endured a grueling, giddy workout.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Despite its terribly unimaginative title, Edge of Tomorrow is a surprisingly imaginative summer action movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Saving Mr. Banks is a wholesomely square film about a wholesomely square film. But damned if its sugar doesn't go down like honey.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    The feverishly paced film is hell-bent on making the audience feel like they just snorted a Belushian mountain of blow. You can practically feel your teeth grinding to dust. As with any high, though, it also doesn't know when to stop.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Nebraska isn't a perfect movie. It's often hard to tell whether Payne, an Omaha native, is paying heartfelt tribute to his vast stable of Cornhusker characters or slyly mocking them as simpleminded yokels.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Like "Downton Abbey" but with corsets, culottes, and tricorn hats, Belle subtly skewers the absurd rules and hypocrisies of class. But the real takeaway is Mbatha-Raw. She makes a case for why she ought to be a star.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Speaking in her native Aussie twang, Byrne shows that she's a deadpan comic ace. And thanks to her chemistry with Rogen, Neighbors proves that just because you grow up doesn't mean you have to be a grown-up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    It's a fascinating film that points the finger at a charismatic master of deception — as well as our willingness to buy his deceit.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Both actors still manage to show something we rarely see on screen: the heartache and happiness that come with love late in life.