Chris Nashawaty
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For 188 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Nashawaty's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Red Army
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 188
188 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Eric Rohmer’s sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    Ida
    With her brassy, determined aunt, Ida sets off to find answers and discovers life beyond the convent walls in this leisurely but satisfying journey.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    Her
    Jonze's satiric, brave-new-world premise is undeniably clever, but it's also a bit icy emotionally.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    With her wide, sad eyes and quiet air of embarrassment tinged with pride, Cotillard's Sandra is asking a question not only of her colleagues but of the audience, too: Are we willing to put aside our own self-interest for the sake of empathy? Are we cowardly or brave? Cotillard's exquisite performance makes you feel every ounce of the weight of that dilemma.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    When you get past Miller’s orgy of loco action sequences—and they’re so good, you may not need to—the story is pretty thin.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    As a coming-of-age story, the film is a bit uneventful. But the girls’ rebellious, fist-in-the-air spirit and the warmth of their friendship are undeniable.
    • 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
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    It's the rare kind of moviegoing experience that will haunt you long after you leave the theater and lead to some very awkward conversations with your spouse.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    In an age when horror movies have mostly become lazy and toothless, here's one with ambition and bite.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Tough to watch, but essential.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    It's been 20 years since Tom Hanks put a movie star's face on the AIDS crisis in "Philadelphia." Since then, Hollywood has largely ignored one of the most tragic chapters of the 20th century. Considering that track record, even a movie as imperfect as Dallas Buyers Club is something worth celebrating.
    • 84 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    With this heartbreaking yet hopeful new documentary about his life’s work, Salgado shares the stories behind these split-second black-and-white moments, giving them even more dimension.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    A dizzyingly tense and creepy workout.
    • 82 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    As brilliantly funny as Chris Rock is, he's never been able to replicate the high-voltage danger and electricity of his stand-up act on the big screen. But in his latest film, the sharply satirical Top Five, he not only makes a case for why he should be a bona fide movie star, he also proves he's a writer-director to be reckoned with.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Chris Nashawaty
    The most haunting thing in Bennett Miller's latest film, Foxcatcher, is Steve Carell. That's right, the same rubber-faced comedian who gave us the dim-witted meteorologist of "Anchorman" and the oblivious corner-office boob of "The Office."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Chris Nashawaty
    Shot in inky black and white, Ana Lily Amirpour's fractured Farsi fright flick has a spooky, otherworldly quality. It's like an early Jim Jarmusch indie set in Little Tehran at 4 a.m.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Chris Nashawaty
    Anderson's film is something to be experienced, like a psychedelic drug trip where the journey trumps the destination. Unfortunately, his journey just didn't do it for me.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    Like Eric Bana's menacingly raw breakout in 2000's "Chopper" or Tom Hardy's in 2008's "Bronson," O'Connell bristles with terrifying hair-trigger unpredictability. Watching him, you feel like you're witnessing the arrival of a new movie star.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Chris Nashawaty
    Although the film does hint at Apfel’s creeping sense of mortality as she donates her clothes for posterity, it never gets deep enough under her skin.

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