About Chris Sawin

Chris Sawin is a Tomatometer-approved film critic who has been writing about film for over a decade. Chris has an unabashed admiration for weird and eccentric cinema, the nastiest of horror films, and particularly loves animation when it's done right. Check him out on Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/critics/chris-sawin/movies

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(Front): Noa (played by Owen Teague) in 20th Century Studios' KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.
May 13, 2024
A perfect film from a visual standpoint, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes disappoints when it comes to providing entertainment value.
Don Lee as Detective Ma Seok-do in the South Korean action crime film The Roundup: Punishment. Image property of Capelight Pictures and Blue Fox Entertainment.
May 8, 2024
With swift action, decent story, and entertaining characters, The Roundup: Punishment is a solid entry in a mostly unknown action film series.
Ryan Gosling is Colt Seavers in THE FALL GUY, directed by David Leitch. Image property of Universal Pictures.
May 6, 2024
With the rambling dialogue of Anchorman and the behind-the-scenes mayhem of Tropic Thunder, The Fall Guy tries to be the biggest action film imaginable.
Bill Skarsgård in Boy Kills World courtesy of Roadside Attractions.
April 26, 2024
Repetitiveness, whooshing action, and juvenile comedy that doesn’t work, Boy Kills World is a punch-drunk lobotomy to the action genre.
April 24, 2024
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person borrows from other films in the genre without ever managing to reach their heights.
Abigail-swan lake in a guilded cage
April 23, 2024
Review: A secret Universal vampire movie, Abigail tries to be a comedy but overplays its hand and falls flat at being funny.
Nicolas Cage as Paul in Arcadian (2024),RLJE Films
April 15, 2024
With some wonky camera work, fascinating creature designs, and a few surprises in its writing, Arcadian is a decent action horror film.
Kirsten Dunst as Lee Smith, Wagner Moura as Joel, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Sammy, and Nelson Lee as Tony in Civil War, (2024), A24
April 15, 2024
A realistically terrifying and haunting story, the scariest aspect of Civil War is that it feels like it isn’t far off from happening.
Nell Tiger Free as Margaret in 20th Century Studios' THE FIRST OMEN. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.
April 10, 2024
A sinfully crafted and stupendously acted horror surprise, The First Omen embraces the best tendencies of The Omen and expands on it.
Dev Patel dons the monkey mask as Kid in Monkey Man (2024), Bron Studios
April 8, 2024
Loaded with brutal, animalistic, bloody carnage, Monkey Man delivers on the action and is a solid debut for Dev Patel as a director.