Eric Monder

Eric Monder

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Eric Monder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% Chagall-Malevich (2015) "Chagall-Malevich stops short of the kind of inventiveness that would have made the film a true standout of its kind. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 11, 2015
100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) "There is much to like and appreciate in Rebels of a Neon God, even if the tone and subject matter are mostly repellent. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 9, 2015
70% Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2015) "Audiences looking for something offbeat-if also off-putting-should find themselves appropriately bemused. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 27, 2015
94% Hard to be a God (2015) "Hard to Be a God is hard to sit through, though easy to appreciate. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 29, 2015
No Score Yet Burroughs - The Movie (1992) "[Director Howard] Brookner does very little in the way of presenting the material with either wit or imagination. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 13, 2014
95% Pelican Dreams (2014) "Bittersweet pelican documentary is surprisingly ingratiating. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 6, 2014
74% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "Binoche and most of the cast keep the drama worthy of our attention. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2014
67% Awake: The Life Of Yogananda (2014) "Co-directors Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman honor the man with a reverential though rarely stuffy portrait. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 9, 2014
67% Gringo Trails (2014) "It isn't perfect and could have been much tougher-minded - especially about the country's "selling" of tourism - but this film should start a necessary and overdue conversation. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 3, 2014
58% Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering (2014) "Eric Merola does an admirable job of giving a platform to Ralph W. Moss...though the director fails to add many other corroborating voices. Still, Second Opinion's biggest liability might inspire concerned viewers to find out more about the drug " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 27, 2014
No Score Yet The Naked Room (2014) "Yet Nuria Ibanez's blunt little film - her second feature - fails to avoid the pitfall inherent in all such documentaries: the exploitation of its subjects. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 27, 2014
100% Level Five (2014) "Already a cult film nearly 20 years old, Level Five makes its U.S. theatrical debut, and the wait has turned the viewing experience into something even more meditative than director Chris Marker might have intended. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 18, 2014
100% Master of the Universe (2014) "Marc Bauder's quietly disturbing film is near-perfect. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2014
83% Sol LeWitt (2014) "Though not dissimilar to other documentaries about artists, Sol LeWitt somehow feels much fresher and more original than those other productions and will hopefully catch on beyond fine-art enthusiasts. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 6, 2014
No Score Yet Rumstick Road (2014) "Rumstick Road won't be for everyone, but we are fortunate it exists at all. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 1, 2014
No Score Yet Palabras mágicas (2014) "Despite its deficiencies, [the film] at least begins a dialogue about a past that should not be forgotten. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 1, 2014
27% Perfect Sisters (2014) "What should have been suspenseful, even terrifying, is tiresome thanks to mostly predictable treatment. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 11, 2014
50% Blumenthal (2014) "Though a missed opportunity, Blumenthal contains bits and pieces to savor. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 28, 2014
80% The Island Of St. Matthews (2014) "Granted, this is not an exciting or even informative film, and Everson's style is an acquired taste, but The Island of St. Matthews leaves us with sounds and images that resonate. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 5, 2014
No Score Yet Breaking The Frame (2014) "With Breaking the Frame, Nitoslawska creates her own work of art -- about a fellow filmmaker -- and makes sure we are all the better for witnessing it. Of course, those who are impatient with experimental cinema may not be appreciative of the effort. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 30, 2014
50% Divorce Corp. (2014) "Documentary tackles the divorce industry with the same zeal as the lawyers it rebukes. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 9, 2014
14% Merry Christmas (2013) "First-time feature filmmaker Anna Condo's Merry Christmas starts with an intriguing idea -- involving a murder-mystery weekend -- but never follows it through with anything especially witty or insightful. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 5, 2013
No Score Yet All God's Children (2013) "Here is a topic worth exploring, but All God's Children doesn't quite reach its destination. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 21, 2013
57% Lion Ark (2013) "Quite frankly, those who care about Lion Ark's mission may as well skip the movie (especially the tedious last section) and contribute to the cause. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 14, 2013
50% One Pm Central Standard Time (2013) "Sadly, what could have been a thoughtful, informative look back turns into a maudlin, overlong "tribute" that will satisfy no one. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 31, 2013
40% Mondays With William (2013) "Though affecting, Mondays With William should have been more illuminating. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 17, 2013
No Score Yet Walter: Lessons from the World's Oldest People (2013) "The leisurely, intimate [Walter] could have been truly touching but misses the mark. Starting with its misleading title, the film never finds a core message beyond that good, clean living will allow you to live a long time. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 14, 2013
67% The Network (2013) "Overall, The Network is uneven and unfocused, but not without merit. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 30, 2013
10% Jewtopia (2013) "Oy! Jewtopia may sound like utopia, but watching it will give you a vision of hell. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2013
40% American Made Movie (2013) "American manufacturing gets glossy, infomercial-style treatment in this tiresome documentary. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 29, 2013
86% The Patience Stone (2013) "What might have impressed on the stage-an attenuated monologue by the heroine-seems forced in the confined space of the dreary one-room bedroom set. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2013
83% The Shine of Day (2013) "German-language drama features little action but much bittersweet reflection. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 12, 2013
78% Bidder 70 (2013) "Bidder 70 is modest but revitalizing. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 17, 2013
60% American Meat (2013) "Documentary about the current state of the meat industry is straightforward yet upbeat, almost "feel-good." " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 11, 2013
59% Detour (2013) "The latest "survival in a confined space" thriller, Detour doesn't take enough of a turn from expected generic conventions. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2013
67% Porfirio (2013) "Insider view of would-be terrorist activity quietly but forcefully packs a punch. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 13, 2013
67% Nana (2013) "Tedious and slightly sickening, Valérie Massadian's debut feature focuses on a child but is hardly a children's movie. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 24, 2013
78% Hors Satan (Outside Satan) (2013) "Controversial yet meditative French drama makes inscrutability its raison d'etre. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 18, 2013
33% American Empire (2012) "When Woodrow Wilson is a villain in your movie, viewer beware! " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 14, 2012
42% Heleno (2012) "Heleno might have been stronger by better avoiding the clichés of its genre-yet there are still benefits to this stylish work. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 7, 2012
100% Ningen Johatsu (A Man Vanishes) (1967) "Even for those who have seen the kind of productions since inspired by this daring experiment, A Man Vanishes should not be missed-or forgotten. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 15, 2012
9% Festival of Lights (2012) "Interesting drama about an Indo-Guyanese teenager suffers from amateurish acting and writing. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2012
100% In My Mother's Arms (2012) "Gripping documentary about Iraqi orphans should bring attention to a neglected population. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 4, 2012
No Score Yet The Yakuza and the Mermaid (2012) ""I have become trite, predictable and pretentious," says our writer-hero in The Yakuza and the Mermaid. Sadly, so does the film in which he finds himself. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 28, 2012
No Score Yet My Life As Abraham Lincoln (2012) "Quirky, disarming movie about a woman looking for answers to her troubled life has much to recommend. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 28, 2012
50% Switch (2012) "Switch educates in the manner of a made-for-classroom film... the approach is a little too "balanced" to please anyone on any side of the issue. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2012
22% Serving Up Richard (2012) "Do we really need another cannibal movie? A minor mess, Serving Up Richard is almost indigestible. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 6, 2012
No Score Yet Blinky & Me (2012) "Blinky & Me begs the awkward question: How do you judge an artist whose life is much more compelling than his work? " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 6, 2012
92% O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) (2012) "Pensive, low-key Brazilian thriller is nearly, but not quite, great. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 24, 2012
100% Almayer's Folly (2012) "More a formal treat than a great movie, Almayer's Folly should at least engage fans of director Chantal Akerman. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2012
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