Jeffrey M. Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Favorites:
The Passion of Joan of Arc Sherlock Jr. Chimes at Midnight Rio Bravo The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Cat People Dead Ringers Modern Times Life and Nothing More Eyes Wide Shut Late Spring Detour
Publications:
Cinematical , Combustible Celluloid , Common Sense Media , Inside Bay Area , Las Vegas Weekly , MetroActive , San Francisco Examiner , SPLICEDWire
Critics' Group:
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
5925
Total QuickRatings:
276
Location:
San Francisco

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 5925
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 21% The Protector 2 (2014) " Completely ridiculous -- as well as agonizingly dumb. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 3, 2014
3/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " [This] version of Peter Parker, again played by Andrew Garfield, is incapable of suppressing his feelings. He's by turns jubilant, heartbroken, cocksure and tormented, and he's never boring." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 3, 2014
3/5 67% American Psycho (2000) " A bloody, gruesome black comedy that's not for kids." — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 29, 2014
3/5 51% The World Is Not Enough (1999) " So-so Bond entry is racy but also fun." — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 29, 2014
2/5 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " Unfortunately, as things often do, the whole thing sounded better in French. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 25, 2014
1/5 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " Mostly, the movie is seriously dumb and just a little depressing." — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 20, 2014
2/4 19% Transcendence (2014) " The whole of "Transcendence" feels more in tune with computers than it does with people. It has some intelligence of the artificial kind, but it could have used some heart." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2.5/4 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " [A] crucial couple of minutes... reduced the entirety of Nymphomaniac to something less than art and more like an experiment to test the audience's mettle. It's as if nothing that came before it mattered." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Jude Law gives perhaps his best-ever performance here... He's an absolutely rotten person, and perhaps even unredeemable, but his high moments inspire giddy laughter, and his low moments earn real sympathy." — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2.5/4 77% Noah (2014) " Add Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" to the list of Bible-themed film epics ranging from magnificent to stuffy to silly." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Chris Evans has grown significantly in his role since The Avengers, and he's far more appealing here, going for the same kind of charming, simple quality that Christopher Reeve had in the Superman movies. " — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/4 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " The movie illustrates that baffling conundrum of the difference between great works of art and an artist with a seriously flawed character." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " It's quite good, it sticks in the memory, and there's very little out there that I would trade it for. But I don't think it's quite a masterpiece, and I'd hesitate to call it one of my favorites." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/5 52% Cuban Fury (2014) " Though it's all very familiar, the movie also has plenty of warm, tingly energy and many genuine laughs, not to mention some great, exciting dance sequences. It seems like a sure bet for a good date movie." — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 74% Oculus (2014) " Oculus' real weapon is its flashbacks, which aren't specifically used as flashbacks but rather as illusions and nightmares forced upon the characters by the mirror's evil. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 11, 2014
1/5 12% 47 Ronin (2013) " At the helm, Rinsch turns in a movie that's deadly serious yet entirely lifeless. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 4, 2014
93% Gates of Heaven (1980) " Technically, it's a movie about pet cemeteries, but specifically it's a movie about life and death and everything in-between." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/5 19% Texas Chainsaw (2013) " Characters usually suffer their terrible fates through blatant stupidity." — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3.5/4 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " It could be the most humane film that von Trier has made in some time." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " The movie is so funny and so in the moment that it may seem like a throwaway, but there's something magical about the Muppets that makes even the 35 year-old original movie still seem fresh. " — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2/4 41% Divergent (2014) " I can't help comparing the movie studios that crank out these young adult fantasies to the evil organizations in the movies themselves, the ones that seek to control young minds and prevent them from thinking freely. " — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 78% Veronica Mars (2014) " The Veronica Mars movie isn't the groundbreaker or the life-changer that you may have hoped, but like the show it's highly enjoyable, and probably more of a cult favorite than a blockbuster. " — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Mar 14, 2014
64% Bad Words (2014) " Bad Santa and Bad Grandpa... seem to understand the balance between naughty and nice better than Bad Words does." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4/5 74% Enemy (2014) " Like a David Lynch film, with clues, emotions, images, ideas, and sensations coming together for one unique experience, with a bizarre, unforgettable ending." — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4/5 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Even though the movie is a fairly routine popcorn entertainment with typical twists, romances, heroes and villains, it feels old-fashioned, organic, and exciting. It's based on a video game, but you'd never know it." — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/5 66% Live and Let Die (1973) " So-so '70s Bond entry has sex, drugs, action violence." — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/5 73% You Only Live Twice (1967) " Sluggish Bond entry has cartoonish violence, stereotyping." — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/5 41% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Green can't do much with this one-dimensional role, but she's by far the best thing in the movie. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) " On a pure gut level, "Non-Stop" cooks up some terrific, swift suspense, and it's all rooted in that appealing, hangdog face of Neeson's. " — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3.5/4 100% A Throw of Dice (1930) " [An] amazingly fluid silent-era Indian feature, with a breathtaking use of open air, space and lots of extras." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/4 89% The Wind Rises (2014) " It's tempting to proclaim this final work as something career-capping, but in reality it's a disappointingly minor effort." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/5 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Once again writer and producer Luc Besson has cranked out another second-tier, unpretentious action entertainment with a minimum of fuss. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/5 23% Violet & Daisy (2013) " Though it can't keep up that kind of energy throughout, especially as it's set mostly in one room, it's charming enough -- and short enough -- that there are no hard feelings." — Common Sense Media
Posted Feb 18, 2014
2.5/4 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " The... cast sort of glides by on their charm, but it is considerable charm, and it's easy to watch." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3.5/4 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " "The Lego Movie" easily could have been a corporate commercial full of enticements for kids to buy toys, but it's not. Free-flowing and energetic, it's as fun as actual play." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3.5/4 100% Shen nu, (The Goddess) " Ruan's performance is so heartrendingly pure that the film is almost unbearable to watch." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Jan 29, 2014
4/5 98% Blackfish (2013) " Powerful, heartbreaking, disturbing doc about captive orcas." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 21, 2014
2.5/4 60% Zabriskie Point (1970) " As a fan of Antonioni's other works, I'd have to say that, of the ones I've seen, Zabriskie Point ranks near the bottom. " — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Jan 20, 2014
2.5/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " [The] moments of inspiration are too few. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" feels like it should have applied for a desk job." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 18, 2014
—— 7 Women (Seven Women) (1966) " Those that have seen it consider it one of Ford's finest achievements, but it's still a relatively unknown film." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Jan 10, 2014
.5/4 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " It was clearly aimed at the intellect of the typical 13 year-old male movie viewer -- as are most movies these days -- but this one missed. It comes closer to the intellect of a patch of fungus." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Jan 9, 2014
4/4 95% Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) (1978) " A simple but extremely powerful and focused drama." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3.5/4 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) " Unique and brilliant." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 3, 2014
3/4 92% Philomena (2013) " Very nicely balanced and unexpectedly moving." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Dec 27, 2013
4/4 94% Her (2013) " Very simply a masterpiece, a profoundly openhearted exploration of emotional connection." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Dec 27, 2013
29% Grudge Match (2013) " It's surprising how funny the movie is. It's also surprising how good the performances are, and how strong the characters are. " — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Dec 27, 2013
4/5 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " The movie is purely visceral, generating adrenaline, alarm, and even tears. Berg manages to avoid high-minded seriousness while still respecting the material. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 27, 2013
2/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Fiennes seems intent on preserving factual details, but the resulting story probably could have used some embellishment. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3.5/4 76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Most impressive for its reckless, monstrous motion, fueled by energy exciting and rotten." — San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 27, 2013
2/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) " At the end, I was glad to get out of this County." — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Dec 27, 2013
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " More or less the opposite of the original story's irony. Stiller's movie is irony-free, but it's sweet and affecting nonetheless. " — Combustible Celluloid
Posted Dec 27, 2013
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