Eric D. Snider

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 82% Furious 7 (2015) "The action scenes are ridiculous and implausible, but they are undeniably entertaining. Everything else, though, is drudgery. " ‐ EricDSnider.com
Posted Apr 16, 2015
100% Night Owls "It's a thoughtful, humorous, uncomplicated film that invites us to spend time with two highly enjoyable people. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 6, 2015
A- 95% It Follows (2015) "Tense, creepy, filled with dread.... We're not afraid of what the characters are afraid of. We're just AFRAID. " ‐ EricDSnider.com
Posted Mar 31, 2015
100% Unexpected (2015) "Warm, friendly, and often very funny. " ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Mar 24, 2015
3.5/4 100% Spy (2015) "A dizzyingly funny espionage comedy, with a non-farcical, non-spoof plot that works on a straightforward level, too. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Mar 18, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "Hey, did you know that in prison, there is a lot of RAPE? " ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Mar 17, 2015
3/4 89% Ex Machina (2015) "...[Ex Machina] never stops being slick, cool, and polished, its intelligence not artificial at all. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Mar 17, 2015
71% The DUFF (2015) "Anyone not currently in high school is bound to find it derivative, albeit not unpleasant. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 20, 2015
C+ 30% Stockholm, Pennsylvania "Sincere but convoluted... The almost-campy plot mechanisms make it hard to take it very seriously. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C 77% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "Just like the real experiment, the film starts out well, then gets progressively out of control before dissolving into chaos. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
D+ 40% Knock Knock "Takes a titillating setup and turns it into hot, wet garbage that doesn't even work as exploitation, much less as psychological horror or social commentary. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B 100% The Overnight (2015) "Even as sex comedies go, this one is slight, but it's funny. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C+ 15% The Bronze (2015) "It's a so-so comedy that feels like a first draft, an opportunity wasted. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B+ 80% Cop Car "A surprisingly rich comedy, with an unexpected dash of tension and Coen Bros.-style crime fiction. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B+ 97% '71 (2015) "A tense, nerve-racking drama set primarily over the course of one night in Belfast. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B+ 71% Experimenter "Despite the alarming questions the study raised about human nature, the film is enjoyably relaxed, a humorous and upbeat account of a fascinating phenomenon. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B+ 80% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon "Whether you're familiar with the Lampoon magazine or just a fan of comedy in general, this is a thoroughly enlightening and entertaining homework assignment. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B- 73% I Am Michael "The first section meanders dully, but once Michael's spiritual side kicks in, the story is compelling, aided by Franco's sincere performance. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C 0% Strangerland "Overlong, ambiguous, and unsatisfying, yet marked by beautiful cinematography and a few terrific performances. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C 43% The D Train (2015) "Just another raunchy bromantic comedy that earns a few laughs before petering out. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Presumably the sequels will explore forbidden taboos like "character development" and "plot." " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "I had no idea how much I wanted to see Colin Firth kick butts and shoot people in the head until I saw him do it. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 13, 2015
13% Seventh Son (2015) "Everyone involved needs to sit quietly and think about what they've done. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 6, 2015
25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "It's bold, silly, and messy, but it's sincere... You get the feeling the Wachowskis don't care if it makes money, that they'll happily spin their adventure yarns for whoever will listen. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Feb 5, 2015
33% Blackhat (2015) "Unfortunately, Blackhat proves to be worthier of January's taint than of Mann's good name. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Jan 16, 2015
2/5 28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Never fully embraces its potential as a bawdy frat house comedy, seemingly content to stick with safe, easy jokes and a formulaic plot that wastes the talents of its stars. " ‐ Complex
Posted Jan 16, 2015
73% American Sniper (2015) "Never mind whether [its] superficiality makes the movie reckless, it makes the movie pointless. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Jan 16, 2015
9% Taken 3 (2015) "This intentionally superficial character and premise have been stretched out much further than they were ever meant to be stretched. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Jan 10, 2015
99% Selma (2015) "Oyelowo's performance reflects the film as a whole: graceful understated, not showy, yet deeply moving. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Jan 9, 2015
2/5 27% Annie (2014) "It was a bold choice to fill a role made famous by Carol Burnett with someone who isn't funny. " ‐ Complex
Posted Dec 19, 2014
C- 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "The meat of the story has already been told; all that's left now is the third-act battle and the tying up of threads whose beginnings we may well have forgotten. " ‐ Complex
Posted Dec 17, 2014
C- 28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "This big dud isn't blasphemous enough to be outrageous, emotional enough to be inspiring, or interesting enough to be good. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Dec 13, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "A heady action drama that minimizes the dull romantic triangle. ... Enough satisfying story movement to stand as a complete chapter. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Nov 21, 2014
2.5/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "The Farrellys let themselves wander, undisciplined, through the convoluted story, with grins on their faces but no purpose in their eyes. " ‐ Complex
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3.5/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "As gentle, reliable, and pretty to look at as the falling of the leaves. It also has approximately the same level of dramatic tension. " ‐ Complex
Posted Nov 7, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "Often fascinating, sometimes thrilling, sometimes tedious, but always strangely aloof, despite its best efforts. The movie's easy to admire, hard to love. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Nov 5, 2014
A- 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) " It's like a lost collaboration between Woody Allen and John Cassavetes, filtered through a lens of semi-ironic nostalgia. " ‐ EricDSnider.com
Posted Oct 31, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "The battle sequences are intense, sometimes brutal - an alarming recreation of the hellishness of war. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Unfolds carefully, like a journalistic mystery thriller... Directed with tense skill. " ‐ Complex
Posted Oct 10, 2014
D 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "A pointless series of wacky mishaps ... Too lazy to organize the chaos into coherent jokes. It might not even technically qualify as a 'story.' " ‐ EricDSnider.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
B- 88% Gone Girl (2014) "It's entertaining ... but it has the form, not to mention the running time, of a much deeper, more nuanced film. " ‐ EricDSnider.com
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3.5/5 29% Annabelle (2014) " It's not in the same league as The Conjuring, which was more agile in its treatment of familiar plot devices, but it's a worthy entry for a chilly October. " ‐ Complex
Posted Oct 3, 2014
85% John Wick (2014) "A lean, colorful, crowd-pleasing bloodbath. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Sep 29, 2014
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "We may have seen this movie a hundred times before, but Neeson treats it like it's brand-new, and like it's not pulp but literature. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Sep 19, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) "The power to turn a so-so script into a half-decent movie with nothing but one's own acting prowess and personal magnetism is a mighty power indeed. " ‐ GeekNation
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4.5/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "You may not be prepared for the masterful way that Miller keeps us off-balance and uneasy, or for the gnawing sense of doom that gradually builds. " ‐ Complex
Posted Sep 4, 2014
4.5/5 91% Mommy (2015) "A blast of pure cinema, an intense, intimate drama ... that vividly captures a range of exhilarating emotions from elation to despair. " ‐ Complex
Posted Sep 3, 2014
63% Madame Bovary (2015) "A handsome production that should appeal to fans of handsome costume dramas. " ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Sep 3, 2014
92% 99 Homes "A sort of morality play... intense, heartbreaking... Michael Shannon is magnetic. " ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Sep 3, 2014
4/5 93% Birdman (2014) "Manic energy and overriding sense of fun... The lunatic performances by Keaton and Norton are the highlights. " ‐ Complex
Posted Sep 2, 2014
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