Eddie Cockrell

Eddie Cockrell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 481
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
56% Champs (2015) " [A] clearly sincere but achingly cliched look at what's good and bad about the sport and the society that sanctions it. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 13, 2015
No Score Yet Tender " A compassionate, gently funny look at life and mortality through the prism of an Australian local government. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 11, 2015
4/5 81% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) " The single most kinetic, over-the-top and refreshingly low-budget (in spirit, if not execution) horror exercise in recent Australian industry memory. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) " Look past the vicious reviews and the film reveals itself to be squarely in the genial, proudly silly spirit of everything from The Pink Panther to Austin Powers. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 96% Ida (2014) " A film about history and identity that will long linger in the mind. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 5, 2015
61% The Water Diviner (2015) " An often capriciously mixed cocktail of war film and cross-cultural family melodrama, "The Water Diviner" marks an ambitious if emotionally manipulative directing debut for Russell Crowe. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 9, 2014
4/5 28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) " Scott's film never drags. Credit the committed acting of Bale and Edgerton, the former taking all the time necessary to connect with his inner Hebrew, and the latter finding his arrogance giving way to a touching mixture of bluster and grief. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 4, 2014
1/5 18% Serena (2015) " Some novels just shouldn't be adapted for film. Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. These two truisms come to mind in the wake of Serena. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 72% Interstellar (2014) " Dramatically awkward and visually ravishing -- often within the same sequence -- Interstellar is director Christopher Nolan's ninth and most ambitious film to date. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 31, 2014
74% Canopy (2014) " To the suddenly white-hot adventure subgenre of one or two souls alone against nature... add the more modestly scaled but no less absorbing wartime survival adventure "Canopy." " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 42% Words And Pictures (2014) " The performances are first-rate. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 91% Venus in Fur (2014) " What plays out is roller-coaster ride of shifting identity and sexual brinkmanship...Mischievous and sadistic by turns, it becomes a deadly serious battle of the sexes. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " The combination of... [Woody Allen & Clint Eastwood] has resulted in a Broadway adaptation that hums with vigour, sings with the capricious unpredictability of fate and fame, and does firm and lasting justice to the legacy of that vintage studio logo. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jul 9, 2014
4/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Perhaps the ultimate take-away from Tim's Vermeer is the unquenchable curiosity of certain people, albeit those with the money to finance that inquisitiveness, to get to the bottom of history's mysteries. In that respect, Jenison is an artist. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3.5/5 93% The Last Impresario " Warm-hearted, respectful and somewhat melancholic. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " There has been a puzzling yet distinctive tonal shift in this new edition. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2.5/5 78% Rising From Ashes (2013) " So while the subjects explored in Rising from Ashes are worthy of contemplation, the methodology of doing so puts the brakes on the film's ability to inspire and persuade. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 25, 2014
3.5/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " Those who made [this film] know the kids who adored the original have grown since the [first one] and they're trying mightily to grow with them. That counts for something in today's popular culture universe, even if they seem to be trying awfully hard. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 25, 2014
4/5 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " Two styles combine to create a world at once impressionistic and lived in, infused with the kind of warm glow which emanates from a cosy fireplace. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3.5/5 95% Gabrielle (2014) " As a thought-provoking valentine to tolerance, acceptance and the yearning for love, Gabrielle wears its heart comfortably, and proudly, on its sleeve. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3.5/5 94% Good Vibrations " The team behind Good Vibrations have made a film that is determined to live up to its title, and does so. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/5 14% Blended (2014) " It has become something of a tradition to dismiss the latest Adam Sandler movie outright or, if one is feeling particularly generous, damn it with faint praise. Blended is no exception to this strategy. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 91% Omar (2014) " Bakri gives a richly detailed performance, often allowing his stoicism to slip and reveal the confused and angry young man within. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " With his poignant, insightful narration read in French by Randal Douc, Panh tells of his vibrant life before 1975 and increasingly grim existence after that. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3.5/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues finds the pair in fine form, charging full-bore into their instantly recognisable brand of improvisational comedy that embraces elements of dada, surrealism and their specialty, scatological bons mots. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 23, 2013
92% I Am Breathing (2013) " Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon deliver an achingly reflective look at the life of a man struggling with ALS. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 17, 2013
90% Storm Surfers 3D (2013) " The twin Australian ideals of outdoor adventure and ecstatic camaraderie achieve harmonic convergence in the visceral, extreme-sport thrill-ride Storm Surfers 3D. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 18, 2013
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) " A fond look back at a groundbreaking media celebrity and man of letters. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 11, 2013
36% Family Weekend (2013) " The direction by Benjamin Epps, who has an early cameo as a jump-rope judge, shows decent comic timing, but needs to dial the histrionics way down and find a script that has some substance beneath the shenanigans. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 27, 2013
No Score Yet The Gun: From 6 to 7:30 pm (2003) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
No Score Yet Dealer (2004) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
71% Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) (2010) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
88% Tchoupitoulas (2012) " [A] provocative fusion of documentary and dramatic elements. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2012
67% Barbershop Punk (2011) " The urgency of this complex and far-reaching issue, coupled with the undeniable appeal of the Everyman story that triggered the debate, will propel "Punk" to harmonious fest exposure and tenacious afterlife. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2012
71% We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012) " A cumulative feeling of urgency and you-are-there world-beating are key to the pic's seductive appeal, though lack of informed dissenting opinions reps an unfortunate editorial choice. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2012
78% Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2012) " Better Than Something: Jay Reatard offers an uncommonly intimate portrait of the prolific garage-punk phenom who died of a drug/alcohol cocktail in 2010. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2012
No Score Yet On Coal River " A clutch of hillbilly Davids bests a corporate Goliath in keenly observed environmental docu On Coal River. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 5, 2012
89% Our School (2013) " Exercising admirable restraint in its expose of ingrained racism in the Romanian educational system, absorbing docu Our School follows the sad yet resilient journey of three Roma children over four years as they grapple with prejudice and stereotyping. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 27, 2012
90% Winnebago Man (2010) " At once scabrously funny and uncomfortably poignant... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010
89% Séraphine (2009) " A naive, between-the-wars French painter is brought to vivid life in the satisfying fact-inspired drama Seraphine. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 17, 2009
75% $9.99 (2008) " A deliberately coarse character style that's more Gumby than Gromit. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 16, 2009
No Score Yet Bored in Brno Variety
Posted Nov 6, 2009
80% Taxidermia (2006) " Taxidermia sets a benchmark for body horror in the cinema. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 14, 2009
No Score Yet Konyec Variety
Posted Jun 18, 2009
97% Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004) Variety
Posted Jun 3, 2009
No Score Yet Monday (2000) Variety
Posted May 7, 2009
40% Gasoline (2002) Variety
Posted May 1, 2009
57% Phil the Alien (2004) Variety
Posted Apr 24, 2009
83% Up and Down (Horem Pádem) (Loop the Loop) (2004) Variety
Posted Apr 24, 2009
82% Disgrace (2008) " A focused, absorbing meditation on race, class, history and sex. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 23, 2009
Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 481