Chris Nashawaty

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For 270 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Nashawaty's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 He Named Me Malala
Lowest review score: 0 Accidental Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 270
270 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    It's Bale, and his almost biblical quest for justice, who burns his way into your soul.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    [A] harrowing documentary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Yimou’s lovely import is the kind of lump-in-your-throat drama they don’t make much anymore, at least in Hollywood. Watching Coming Home you’ll wonder why that is — and who we can write a letter to to fix it.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    As the film goes on, their rebellious thirst for freedom and independence slowly builds to a physical and psychological emancipation that Moselle never quite follows through on. Still, she’s discovered a stunning, stranger-than-fiction story and tells it with sensitivity, intimacy, and compassion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    John Wick, is not only a return to badass form for the actor, it's also one of the most excitingly visceral action flicks I've seen in ages.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    It’s obvious that Kaufman has always seen the world differently from the rest of us. And even if it takes a little time to settle into Anomalisa’s disorienting, herky-jerky groove, Kaufman ends up bewitching us with his fresh take on the oldest and most hackneyed of cinematic themes: boy meets girl…and anxiety ensues.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Most of all, it's a sobering look at a part of coastal America that will never be the same again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Directed by Holbrooke’s son, David, the film balances poignant political insight with a heartfelt narrative about a man trying to reckon with his absent father’s legacy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    The best part is getting to hear both men talk about their art in exhaustive, almost fetishistic detail. If you’re a classic movie buff, this is a must-see.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    The film's a giddily subversive space opera that runs on self-aware smart-assery.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Eric Rohmer’s sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    In the end it’s a movie about legacy, and it more than preserves the Rocky franchise’s. It reminds you why it was great in the first place.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Scott’s sci-fi adventure is the kind of film you leave the theater itching to tell your friends to see. Like Apollo 13 and Gravity, it turns science and problem solving into an edge-of-your-seat experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    Where to Invade Next is so heartfelt and sincere, it’s tempting to say that Moore’s mellowed with age. But beneath its innocent-abroad optimism, the film has a stinging truth that’s hard to ignore.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Chris Nashawaty
    A Most Violent Year isn't an explosive film. It builds slowly, simmering toward an inevitable day of reckoning. It's the kind of uncompromising movie we don't see much of anymore. And it makes you nostalgic for a time when the world was worse and the movies were better.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Bridge of Spies is like Capra with a dash of le Carré.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Despite its sharp feminist sting, Big Eyes never loses its light touch. Maybe the lesson here is that Burton should venture out of his dark, creepy comfort zone more often.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Is Kumiko simply naive, or is she mentally ill? The film’s perfect ending doesn’t try to solve that riddle, but it will make you feel as if you’ve just seen something hypnotically original.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Rogue Nation may not be the best, the tightest, or even the most logically coherent M:I flick, but there should be more movies like it: relentlessly thrilling, smart entertainments for folks who can’t tell the difference between Quicksilver and The Flash—and aren’t particularly interested in trying to learn the difference either.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Despite its terribly unimaginative title, Edge of Tomorrow is a surprisingly imaginative summer action movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Jurassic World is a blockbuster of its moment. It’s not deep. There aren’t new lessons to be learned. And the film’s flesh-and-blood actors are basically glamorized extras. But when it comes to serving up a smorgasbord of bloody dino mayhem, it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do beautifully.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Straight Outta Compton is a hugely entertaining film that works best if you don’t look at it too closely and just listen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Chris Nashawaty
    Imagine Terrence Malick directing the climax of "The Wild Bunch," and you’re on the right track.

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