Eric Henderson

Eric Henderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Eric Henderson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 96% I Am Divine (2013) "Though it may boil down to your average procession-of-talking-heads template, it's still enlivened by the raucous words from the band of outsiders who supported and launched Divine into the limelight. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2013
1/4 48% Carrie (2013) "In focusing on predominately kid-gloves portrayals of her teen players, Kimberly Peirce never properly addresses the machinery behind their doom, which is why the film is relentlessly lifeless when it's not literally ripping off De Palma shot-for-shot. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3.5/4 97% Gravity (2013) "Alfonso Cuarón's triumph is an invigoratingly clean, elegant display of action choreography, a La Région Centrale you can still take grandma to see. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2013
2/4 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) "This sequel strenuously works to form a total inversion of the first movie's relationship with food. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2013
4/4 92% Le Joli Mai (1963) "As he does in his best works, Chris Marker constantly scans the fluctuations of human behavior with the clarity of a poet. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2013
61% The Blob (1988) "Isolationism and false security are as much the targets of the '88 model blob as hobos and horny jocks. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Aug 1, 2013
17% The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) "It also doesn't hurt, of course, that she seems to have a dash of Sabrina the Teenage Witch about her. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jul 27, 2013
1.5/4 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) "The film devotes far more energy to concept than execution, leaving most of the promising aspects high and dry. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 19, 2013
18% Poltergeist III (2010) "At its worst, well, it's just another soulless, hacky-tacky horror sequel. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 7, 2013
89% Consuming Spirits (2012) "Akin to the Disney version of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu. Consuming Spirits has moonshine on its rotten breath, but its images are never less than intoxicating. " ‐ WCCO.com
Posted Feb 8, 2013
2.5/4 No Score Yet San Diego Surf "Here, the glamorous and the infantile cohabitate on a casual level, and frivolity remains the Factory's default mode. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2013
.5/4 3% Playing for Keeps (2012) "Gabriele Muccino's film is knee-deep in "don't hate the player, hate the game" territory. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2012
4/4 99% Rosemary's Baby (1968) "So long as there are men in power who are still fuzzy on the definition of rape, Rosemary's Baby will endure as a cautionary tale. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2012
2.5/4 No Score Yet Dear Mandela (2012) "A devout political documentary that insists that community, dignity, and solidarity are sustaining, but not the baseline by which one should settle. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2012
2/4 57% Sparkle (2012) "Whitney Houston's death is just about the only thing that gives the film real, albeit mostly unintentional, life. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2012
2/4 17% This Time (2012) "Documentary director Victor Magnatti is more comfortable with loud and proud, and perhaps a tad suspicious of insinuation and circumspection. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "Dark Knight channeled the nervous energy of a larger cultural movement. Rises swaggers as though it is the larger movement. Whether or not that's a good thing depends on how highly you rank being a Batman fan among your life goals. " ‐ WCCO.com
Posted Jul 19, 2012
30% Creepshow 2 (1987) "Aims to recapture the original's seamless pastiche (it's an imitation of an imitation) and fails. But it has an easily digestible, junky sense of humor about it. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jul 17, 2012
69% Men in Black III (2012) "It's summer movie smack, and it leaves you hungry only for more of the same. " ‐ WCCO.com
Posted Jul 17, 2012
73% Prometheus (2012) "In space, everyone can hear you try too hard. " ‐ WCCO.com
Posted Jul 17, 2012
80% Magic Mike (2012) "Gah, bare flesh pecs on screen drool cup need quick!! " ‐ WCCO.com
Posted Jul 17, 2012
72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "The directive given to the filmmakers behind The Amazing Spider-Man was undoubtedly: strut that teen angst. " ‐ WCCO.com
Posted Jul 17, 2012
97% Limelight (1952) Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2011
3.5/4 95% Weekend (2011) "The longer you spend inside Weekend, the more its fictions seem apparent. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2011
2/4 67% Limelight (2011) "Limelight, like the club it's named after, doesn't do much to break the mold of sex-drugs-and-star****ers sameness afflicting this particular subgenre. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2011
2/4 57% House Of Boys (2011) "Heteros get their Crazy, Stupid, Love. this weekend, and I guess gay New Yorkers, fresh off their immensely satisfying we-have-arrived nuptials, get their own Crazy, Stupid, Tragedy. as counterprogramming. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 26, 2011
1.5/4 26% The Best and the Brightest (2011) "Dimly plays out like a waking daymare Alexander Payne thought up while sitting disinterestedly through last fall's disinteresting Waiting for Superman. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2011
2/4 No Score Yet The Colors of the Prism, The Mechanics of Time "Electronica is the next progression, and Jacqueline Caux caps her otherwise rarified musical program with a rave anthem from Plastikman to drive the point home. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 14, 2011
No Score Yet Florent Pagny: l'Integrale du Spectale (2007) Slant Magazine
Posted May 21, 2011
2.5/4 83% Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market (2011) "David Sigal's documentary may not quite manage to canonize the diner, at least not to flyover country, but it sure makes it sound like a good meal and a great time. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 20, 2011
67% Kitten with a Whip (1964) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
No Score Yet Domani torno a casa (Back Home Tomorrow) (2008) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
3/4 100% The Leopard (1963) "The Leopard is more than a tad too pleased by its own spots, but in this case the source material and its director's intentions were almost accidentally an appropriate match. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2010
36% Burlesque (2010) "Is it too much to ask for one wig to get snatched? " ‐ WCCO.com
Posted Nov 24, 2010
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) "Hallows: Part 1 isn't a film at all. It's a placeholder. And its makers are making fans pay for the privilege of remaining caught up. " ‐ WCCO.com
Posted Nov 19, 2010
2.5/4 90% Disco and Atomic War (Disko ja tuumasoda) (2010) "Kilmi and Aarma's look back is both affectionate and skeptical. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2010
2/4 85% Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2010) "Ultimately, Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont's portrait of Gould is bloodless and conservative in execution. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2010
2.5/4 84% Stonewall Uprising (2010) "Stonewall Uprising deploys familiar PSA-cum-hate-crimes like the infamous "Boys Beware" with very little restraint in order to truly establish Stonewall's prehistory as a No M2M's Land. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2010
3/4 100% Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (1992) "The gift of time and perspective has added a few kinks to what seems a mostly pedestrian experience. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2010
2/4 92% Howards End (1992) "Say "Merchant-Ivory" to most cinephiles and watch their eyelids sag. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2009
2.5/4 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) "Given just how much material Kenny Ortega and his editors plowed through to whittle together a two-hour scrapbook and they still could only just barely come up with the presentable material here isn't exactly a vindication. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2009
2/4 98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) "It is Snow White's afterbirth that merits both canonization and destruction. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2009
2/4 87% M*A*S*H (1970) "A good dint lower than its reputation, more so if you look at it not as one of the seminal 1970s films but instead as the first chapter from the finest filmmaking career spent examining the American mystique. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2009
3/4 86% Kagemusha (Shadow Warrior) (The Double) (1980) "Kagemusha, much like the similarly overblown but handsomely mounted Lawrence of Arabia, is an epic with a cipher in its point position. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2009
4/4 100% Playtime (Play Time) (1967) "Sure, Tati's script may have been small, but there's such depth of content in each setup. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2009
3.5/4 97% Ghostbusters (1984) "The movie's tongue-in-cheek (and pre-subprime) satire of surging capitalist hubris is scarcely mitigated by the necessary fairy-tale ending. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2009
3/4 95% Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes) (2008) "As insistently wry as it is haunting. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2009
2.5/4 67% Rebirth of a Nation (2009) "Birth of a Nation itself is a set of cinematic training wheels. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2009
4/4 95% L'année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) (1961) "The recurring attitude throughout most interpretations of Marienbad is that of sheer interpretation fatigue. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2009
4/4 92% Do the Right Thing (1989) "Like Rear Window to Alfred Hitchcock, like Nashville to Robert Altman, like Playtime to Jacques Tati, Lee's Do the Right Thing is an undiluted representation of its creator's artistic command. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2009
3.5/4 99% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) "Dr. Strangelove's status as the movie that confirmed both Stanley Kubrick's reputation and the arrival of beat-sick irreverence can no longer be retracted. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2009
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