Erik Davis

Erik Davis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Cinematical , Movies.com
Total Reviews:
71

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 —— Gabriel " Rory Culkin delivers the best performance of his career in Gabriel" — Movies.com
Posted Apr 17, 2014
4/5 94% Whiplash " Whiplash delivers an energy you're lucky to feel once or twice on the big screen each year" — Movies.com
Posted Jan 19, 2014
3.5/5 43% Cooties " Cooties has a lot of fun exploiting the absurdity of the situation while delivering a rare zombie movie that doesn't feel like its regurgitating old clich├ęs." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 19, 2014
4/5 36% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Ten years after Garden State, Zach Braff returns to directing with this funny and heartwarming take on fatherhood." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 19, 2014
4/5 100% The Guest " A hilariously badass '80s throwback that continually shifts gears and keeps you guessing to the very end" — Movies.com
Posted Jan 18, 2014
4/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " David O. Russell's American Hustle is at times both deliciously sexy and hilariously unsexy in its attempt to portray the awful, scheming hustlers we all pretend not to be." — Movies.com
Posted Dec 4, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " It's like an awesome episode of Survivor All-Stars, except the stakes are so much bigger. " — Movies.com
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3.5/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Thor: The Dark World adds spoonfuls of sci-fi/fantasy eye candy for a big-screen Marvel fan base that needs it and most certainly wants it." — Movies.com
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3.5/5 78% The Dirties (2013) " This might just be one of the most accurate portrayals of school violence you'll ever see" — Movies.com
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3.5/5 81% Don Jon (2013) " Don Jon humanizes the Jersey Shore type by burying itself beneath the muscles and hair gel with a story about learning how to connect with another human being." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 27, 2013
2.5/5 29% Machete Kills (2013) " It's sexy, goofy, absurd, and full of bonkers performances" — Movies.com
Posted Sep 23, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " Gravity is unlike anything you've experienced in a movie theater this year" — Movies.com
Posted Sep 16, 2013
4/5 92% The Spectacular Now (2013) " The Spectacular Now marks the return of the great coming-of-age movie" — Movies.com
Posted Sep 12, 2013
4/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) " ...a creepy little sci-fi thinker that burrows itself underneath your skin and tests the way you perceive sexuality." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3/5 86% What If (The F Word) (2014) " The film has some genuine things to say about where you draw the line between loving someone and falling in love with someone" — Movies.com
Posted Sep 8, 2013
3/5 73% Begin Again (2014) " A lovely story that's sweet, funny and heartfelt -- and man does it sound good." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 8, 2013
5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " This might just be one of the most powerful films you ever watch" — Movies.com
Posted Sep 7, 2013
4/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " It's an emotionally intense edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that won't let go of your mind, body and soul until the title card appears in the end credits." — Movies.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " 'Pacific Rim' is outrageously badass" — Movies.com
Posted Jul 8, 2013
4/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Where Man of Steel really succeeds is in its power to connect, emotionally and spiritually, with its audience. " — Movies.com
Posted Jun 11, 2013
87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Remember, this is the summer movie season, where spectacle trumps all, and boy does this movie know how to show off its more spectacular moments. Trust me, you'll have a good time." — Movies.com
Posted May 13, 2013
76% The Kings of Summer (2013) " A hilarious, over-the-top coming-of-age comedy." — Movies.com
Posted Jan 23, 2013
74% The Lie (2011) " An under-the-radar gem that may hit you in ways you never expected long after the credits roll." — Cinematical
Posted Nov 14, 2011
73% Like Crazy (2011) " It's a film about how it feels to be in love; how beautiful, intense, addictive and debilitating love can be, but how necessary it is for us to experience as we get older and start sorting out our lives." — Cinematical
Posted May 23, 2011
96% True Grit (2010) " A tight, concise Western that pays more homage than it does re-invent the genre, True Grit isn't quite the masterpiece some were expecting, but it's so much fun to watch that many will leave the theater thirsting for more." — Cinematical
Posted Dec 2, 2010
96% The Social Network (2010) " With a lot of help from Sorkin's (potentially Oscar-worthy) script, David Fincher has crafted his most humorous film since Fight Club." — Cinematical
Posted Sep 21, 2010
57% Douchebag (2010) " It definitely packs a punch and creeps into those personal places you might not want it to explore." — Cinematical
Posted Jul 7, 2010
41% HappyThankYouMorePlease (2011) " Extremely accessible and relatable with its cute, hip New York vibe and believable, well-written dialogue that doesn't force out stupid MySpace/Twitter/Facebook jokes in order to remind young audiences of how relevant it is." — Cinematical
Posted Jul 7, 2010
95% Mary and Max (2009) " Although a tad sappy and heavy-handed at times, Mary and Max fidgets and wiggles its way into our good spirits by the time it reaches its endearing conclusion." — Cinematical
Posted Jul 6, 2010
80% Catfish (2010) " Overwhelmingly sad, honest, creepy and ultimately hopeful." — Cinematical
Posted Jul 6, 2010
92% Lovers of Hate (2011) " Lovers of Hate does a superb job of tapping into a lot of our worst nightmares with some dark, intelligent comedy, and then completely screws us over by making it relatable and believable." — Cinematical
Posted Jun 29, 2010
100% Which Way Home (2009) " A riveting documentary that taps into the same concept and themes of Sin Nombre, except it's all real and it's all heartbreaking to watch." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 2, 2010
63% Peter and Vandy (2009) " Whenever a romance flick aspires to be more than stupid sex gags and over-the-top waterworks, then that's when I'll advise you to stand in line for a ticket." — Cinematical
Posted Oct 12, 2009
66% Youth in Revolt (2010) " As a huge fan of the source material, I have to say this is as good of a big-screen adaptation as you're going to get from Youth in Revolt." — Cinematical
Posted Sep 16, 2009
94% Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) " One of the best documentaries I have ever watched in my entire life." — Cinematical
Posted Oct 18, 2008
58% Trucker (2009) " It's still a performance you don't want a miss. Michelle Monaghan is memorable." — Cinematical
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/5 19% Righteous Kill (2008) " This isn't the De Niro and Pacino of old ... it is, unfortunately, the older De Niro and Pacino." — Cinematical
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3/5 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) " If Star Wars: The Clone Wars were a simple board game stacked up in a toy store aisle, the side of the box would read: "Ages 7 through Check Your Star Wars Ego at the Door."" — Cinematical
Posted Aug 15, 2008
4/5 96% WALL-E (2008) " A beautiful sci-fi tale complete with all the feel-good vibes and fantastic, cutting-edge visuals we've come to expect from a film wearing the Pixar name." — Cinematical
Posted Jun 26, 2008
2/5 39% Finding Amanda (2008) " ... they should've renamed this one Finding the Right Tone." — Cinematical
Posted May 15, 2008
69% The Wackness (2008) " Finally, a film for kids of the 90's!" — Cinematical
Posted May 12, 2008
4/5 70% Bart Got a Room (2009) " It's alive, it's colorful, it's got well-written characters and more than a handful of memorable scenes" — Cinematical
Posted May 9, 2008
20% Ball Don't Lie (2008) " Had Ball Don't Lie gone the straight linear route and changed the story so that our main character was actually working toward a concrete goal, perhaps the film would've shined." — Cinematical
Posted May 1, 2008
3.5/5 53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) " The HIGHly-anticipated sequel to 2004's Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle comes just how you'd expect it: raunchy, wild, disgusting and completely absurd." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 9, 2008
3.5/5 84% Nights and Weekends (2008) " Nights and Weekends marks writer-director Joe Swanberg's fourth consecutive film at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and it's quite possibly his strongest work yet." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 9, 2008
4/5 83% A Necessary Death (2012) " As much as it doesn't seem like you're watching an intricate plot unfold, there's actually so much going on -- all of it layered; structured brilliantly." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 9, 2008
63% Super High Me (2007) " Super High Me is nowhere near the smartest or most thought-provoking documentary you will ever see, but it certainly delivers enough humor to keep even the non-stoners chuckling for an hour and a half." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 8, 2008
3.5/5 87% Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) " Is Polanski a great filmmaker who made a mistake, or a perverted coward who ran from the law instead of facing the music?" — Cinematical
Posted Feb 1, 2008
4/5 56% A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2010) " Sexual Failures is edited well, the score is great and while certain scenes feel a bit staged, Waitt is immediately likable and a ball to watch on the big screen." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 1, 2008
3/5 23% Incendiary (2009) " Williams is magnificent in her role -- though they beat the living hell out of her, to a point where it almost becomes ridiculous." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 1, 2008
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