Erin Free

Erin Free

Agrees with the Tomatometer 61% of the time.

Erin Free'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
98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "This action pioneer throws down the gauntlet to his much younger peers, and lets them know that when it comes to crunching metal, shredded tyres, terrifying villains, and flawed anti-heroes, he is the king. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2015
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "It's an extraordinary cinematic portrait of a deeply complex man. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 7, 2015
No Score Yet One Eyed Girl "A film of big ideas and rich themes that nevertheless grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the credits have rolled. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 30, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Avengers: Age Of Ultron is a big, bold, funny, thrilling, absorbing triumph, and continues Marvel Studios' seeming push for world cinematic domination. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 21, 2015
16% The Gunman (2015) "...a thoughtful, provocative thriller replete with richly crafted characters, gripping set pieces, and an underlying moral drive about the very nature and consequences of violence. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 14, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "Though many scratched their heads when Aussie filmmaker, James Wan, was tapped to replace the departing Justin Lin in the director's chair, he proves to be a perfect fit. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 10, 2015
82% The Homesman (2014) "The Homesman is a strange, challenging western that confounds expectations at every turn. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2015
97% '71 (2015) "If you're looking for the top big screen debuts of the year, you'll find two straight off the bat in the nail-grinding thriller, '71. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2015
25% Manny Lewis "Manny Lewis is a bittersweet, utterly charming romantic comedy, and Carl Barron is a delight. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2015
91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) "Beautifully adapted from the stories of boxing expert F. X. Toole, Million Dollar Baby initially looks like a classic sports-movie-rags-to-riches deal, but it's when Eastwood digs deeper that the film really takes flight. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 27, 2015
25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "You can literally feel the sloppy, all-encompassing and not always rational love that its creators have for the material, and their desire to offer up something new is deeply engaging. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2015
93% Birdman (2014) "Admirably daring and filled with wonderfully vivid performances, Birdman also feels at times more like an exercise in style than a genuine emotional experience. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 2, 2015
73% American Sniper (2015) "Bravely refusing any form of hagiography, Eastwood triumphs with a measured, morally complex, and utterly gripping snapshot of what war can do to the men who fight it. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 29, 2015
9% Taken 3 (2015) "In this third installment, it's the audience that gets taken...for its time, money, and intelligence. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 7, 2015
51% Unbroken (2014) "A big film with a big heart, Unbroken is a deeply moving masterclass on resilience, self-belief, and fighting rebel spirit. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 24, 2014
No Score Yet Turkey Shoot "Cheap and fun, Turkey Shoot is an entertaining slab of nouveau Ozploitation. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 4, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) "Unpredictable, richly crafted, and beautifully written, The Drop is like the best liquor from the top shelf: it goes down hard and harsh, but it hangs on and gets its hooks right into you. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 13, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "Fun? Hardly. Forgettable? Absolutely not. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Fun and fresh, Guardians Of The Galaxy is another winner from Marvel, and further proof of a very old dictum: you've got to gamble big to win big. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 30, 2014
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "While it might not feel as complete and well-rounded as the first movie, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is a worthily prurient follow-up that offers up a whole bundle of new cinematic tricks, and a rogue's gallery of exciting new characters. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 19, 2014
50% The Reckoning (2014) "Stylishly and crisply shot by Jason Thomas -- who reimagines Perth as a bleak, nighttime world of blurry lights and rolling freeways -- The Reckoning unfolds slowly but with great control. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 15, 2014
33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "For fans of the series, and of the action genre in general, the big, bustling, wildly entertaining The Expendables 3 hits all the right notes...and it hits them very hard. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 12, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is a textbook example of how to get a blockbuster right: you can have all the mind-blowing action set pieces that you want, but they must be populated with characters that you actually care about. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 9, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "Bold and ambitious, X-Men: Days Of Future Past is an admirably controlled thrill-ride tempered with perfectly shaded moments of arcing darkness. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 20, 2014
74% Godzilla (2014) "Godzilla is just another big budget slab of sound-and-fury where things like characterisation, logic, and good storytelling get quickly and effectively trampled. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 14, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "A satisfying follow-up to a film that cannily balanced its thrills-and-spills with teen angst, down-to-earth dramatic beats, and relatable family relationships. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 22, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "Perfect paced, ingeniously scripted, and constantly compelling, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is, first and foremost, a top-tier thriller...which just happens to have a superhero in the middle of the action. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 30, 2014
77% Noah (2014) "It's an often strange mix, but one that has an ultimately hypnotic quality, as Aronofsky digs not only into the richly freaky psychology of the tale, but also into its crammed hull of visual possibilities. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 26, 2014
53% Out of the Furnace (2013) "Out Of The Furnace is an all too rarely seen type of film: a big-feeling drama that proves that ambition doesn't have to be solely connected to the size of a film's budget and the number of special effects shots that it has. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 28, 2014
49% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) "Mclean remains true to genre expectations with Wolf Creek 2, though he departs from the norm by actually turning out a strong, bone-grinding follow up that doesn't smear the legend of the first film. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 21, 2014
42% Closed Circuit (2013) "Layered with strongly crafted characters, and snaking thriller plot, the results are compelling, thought provoking, and highly entertaining. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) "The story of Nelson Mandela is a truly extraordinary one, and while Justin Chadwick's biopic never stoops to hagiography and always entertains, it sometimes feels like the weight of the narrative is too heavy for one movie. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
49% RoboCop (2014) "Remake or not, Robocop's many, many problems are all brand new, and have little to do with the cruelty of comparison. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 6, 2014
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) "...an unhinged and highly quotable near-instant-classic, which constantly and ingeniously mines laughs from the most despicable and debauched behaviour imaginable " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2014
80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "Though about one of the most undeniably commercial movie companies in history, there's something enjoyably strange about Saving Mr. Banks, and its gallery of unusual characters. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 5, 2014
93% American Hustle (2013) "Director David O. Russell delivers once again with this wonderfully performed, wildly entertaining dissection of The American Dream. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 11, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) "Francis Lawrence has crafted a gripping, richly textured sci-fi thriller with reams of underlying dystopian subtext. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 18, 2013
34% The Counselor (2013) "Ridley Scott's latest film is occasionally a little too willfully obscure for its own good, but it still rates as a top-notch and highly original crime thriller. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 11, 2013
89% Rush (2013) "Rush is Howard's most exciting, compelling, and utterly entertaining film in years, and feels like a movie made by a much, much younger filmmaker. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 30, 2013
13% R.I.P.D. (2013) "The brilliant Jeff Bridges is pretty much the whole show in this lazily enjoyable tale of afterlife cops doing battle with ghostly ghouls. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 10, 2013
59% Riddick (2013) "an acceptable sci-fi actioner, though after all this time, it ultimately rates as a safe return for the title character, rather than one that really grabs the audience by the throat and goes in for the kill. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 10, 2013
30% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "In the end, Kick-Ass 2 just kicks the audience's arse too much, and with too much unnecessary force... " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 20, 2013
47% We're The Millers (2013) "By mixing raunchy laughs with genuine warmth, this pot-dealing comedy sparks up as a gag-filled surprise about the need for familial connection. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 14, 2013
89% The World's End (2013) "In an ironic twist, this time it's the everyday that proves more involving and amusing than the film's shaky detour into the extraordinary. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 30, 2013
69% The Wolverine (2013) "At its best when keeping its action and characters grounded, this is a leaner, less-explosion-heavy comic book flick than most recent efforts, and thankfully absolves the sins of its much-maligned predecessor. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 23, 2013
72% Pacific Rim (2013) "Pacific Rim proves that when the pilot of the film is a smart, switched-on filmmaker, even a loopy blockbuster about robots fighting monsters can have heart, brains and charm. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 9, 2013
31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "It's like Dumb & Dumber out on the range, but without the laughs. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 4, 2013
56% Man of Steel (2013) "Snyder largely succeeds in creating an epic piece of blockbuster filmmaking that still understands the value of smaller, intimate moments. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 26, 2013
69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) "Sure, these films are hardly of the blue ribbon variety (and they don't pretend to be), but you actually do care about what is going to happen to the characters, which makes you gladly go along for the ride. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 3, 2013
19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "Breaking the mould is usually a brave and admirable cinematic act, but when it crashes the party here, it proves to be the ultimate big screen buzz-kill. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 21, 2013
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