Soren Anderson

Soren Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Soren Anderson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Seattle Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 90% Turbo Kid (2015) "The whole thing looks like it cost its writer-directors, Fran├žois Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, oh, maybe $1.98. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Efron is excellent in the central role, sensitive and confident, with his movie-star good looks shown to best advantage in his moments of repose. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "The picture is quite clever and light on its feet. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
1/4 26% Dark Places (2015) "Welcome to "Dark Places," where you can spend nearly two hours in the presence of some of the most unpleasant people you'll ever have the misfortune to encounter at the movies. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 6, 2015
1.5/4 8% Fantastic Four (2015) "Thus does the summer of the superhero movie stumble to an end with a whimper and a wheeze. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/4 80% A Hard Day (2015) "It's hard to feel sympathy for such a miserable miscreant. Impossible, in fact. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/4 60% Southpaw (2015) ""Southpaw," a boxing movie with a theme of redemption, is redeemed by the performances of its two main actors, Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/4 38% Lila & Eve (2015) "Davis' portrayal of a mother's pain, moving from hopelessness and despair to revenge and regret, gives the picture its impressive power. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "When your most memorable character turns out to be Thomas the Tank Engine, featured in two hilarious scenes, you know your picture about a tiny superhero has big, big problems. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/4 54% Minions (2015) "Two words: mild chuckles. Two more words: needs Gru. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
1.5/4 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Plenty of noisy cyborg-on-cyborg CG violence with lots of clangy metallic head-butt action is part of the mix. Sound and fury, signifying it's past time to put this franchise out to pasture. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "In the midst of comedy, seriousness. The combination feels forced. A more disciplined and smarter director might have been able to successfully blend the two elements, but crude dude MacFarlane hasn't the skill to bring it off. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/4 88% Dope (2015) "Moore, who's done some TV work and is also a singer and dancer, emerges as a genuine movie star in "Dope." He's very good looking and has charisma to burn, and he controls the screen in every scene he's in. Which is practically every scene. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/4 82% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) "Laughing at the apocalypse is hard work. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 74% The Connection (2015) "It starts with gunshots - a Mercedes and its driver are riddled by motorcycle-riding assassins in broad daylight - and the pace of "The Connection" is bang-bang brisk most of the rest of the way. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
1.5/4 32% Entourage (2015) "It's merely a continuation and not an expansion of what has gone before. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3.5/4 75% Good Kill (2015) "Thoughtful and immensely gripping ... " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 21, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) ""Fury's" pace is delirious, the stunts are incredible - such crashes, such explosions, such a lot of flying bodies - Hardy's performance is a marvel of subdued conviction and Theron brings an impressive gravity to her work as Furiosa. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 14, 2015
2.5/4 54% Maggie (2015) "An art film. About zombies. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 7, 2015
2/4 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Clearly, the idea here was to follow in the flatfootsteps of "The Heat": Funny ladies do funny cop-movie business. But with all the overacting and downright YELLING, comedy crumbles under the sonic assault. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "The feature directorial debut of Russell Crowe, who also stars, it tells a compelling tale of loss and reconciliation, and does so with evenhanded sympathy for the adversaries on both sides of the conflict. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) ""Ex Machina" is an exquisite puzzle box of a picture. It baffles. It unsettles. It intrigues. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2.5/4 94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "Monkeys. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "Carolina settings, star-crossed lovers, elements of tragedy: Sparks' formula works. Get out your handkerchiefs, and rest assured that there will be uplift at the end. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/4 45% Home (2015) "It works moderately well thanks largely to the voice talents of Jim Parsons and, to a lesser extent, Steve Martin. Two droll dudes who put a fair share of funny into this animated picture. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2.5/4 17% The Gunman (2015) "Yes, there are plot holes aplenty, but the action is tautly staged by Morel and that makes "The Gunman" a satisfactory time-passer. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/4 30% Insurgent (2015) ""Will someone please tell me what's going on?" Tris cries at one point, and she could be speaking for the audience as the plot becomes ever more muddled. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "Though Neeson, as usual, gives an effective performance, maybe it's time for him to lighten up and climb out of his rut. "Run All Night" feels like he's run into a career dead end. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1.5/4 30% Chappie (2015) "A giant step backward for this once promising filmmaker, a big, dumb blockbuster that's indistinguishable from so many others that roll off the Hollywood assembly line. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
1.5/4 13% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "You've seen it all before. The only question is: Why haven't they? " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "A cleverly constructed homage to the Bond pictures, particularly the early ones starring Sean Connery, before everything got so deadly serious in the Daniel Craig era. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/4 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "This megadose of Spongeyness is laugh-out-loud funny. A lot. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "This movie is worse than bad. Let's try "epically awful" on for size. "Insanely bloated"; that works. Me, I'll settle for "just plain silly." " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2.5/4 34% Project Almanac (2015) "Step back a step from "Almanac," and the whole thing seems beyond absurd. But while it's playing, you can kind of buy what it's selling. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3.5/4 72% American Sniper (2015) "The movie reality created by Eastwood is powerful and intense, and "American Sniper" is arguably his best picture since "Unforgiven." " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3.5/4 84% Predestination (2015) "Despite its low budget and its lack of big stars, it's a pretty amazing piece of work. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
1.5/4 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "The picture is all over the map. Nothing coheres. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
3.5/4 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "What is unexpected is the depth of emotion of many of the situations ... " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 18, 2014
1.5/4 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Its grandiose set pieces feel empty and imitative (Scott pulled off this kind of thing much more successfully in "Gladiator"), and the whole picture feels glitzy and hollow at the core. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/4 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "Penguin power! Submit to it. Resistance is futile. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 25, 2014
3/4 77% Rosewater (2014) "A finely wrought, powerful drama that tells the true story of an Iranian-born journalist's imprisonment and torture by the Islamic regime in Iran. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
1/4 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "The whole thing feels like a product of desperation and creative exhaustion. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3.5/4 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Clever, colorful, fast on its feet, frequently very funny and sweet (but not excessively so), "Big Hero 6" mixes its myriad influences into a final product that, while in no way original, is immensely entertaining. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 6, 2014
2.5/4 85% John Wick (2014) "Keanu unleashed. Gunbattles without end. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 23, 2014
2/4 77% Fury (2014) "Depictions of war, as portrayed in Hollywood movies, can stray into the realm of the trite. Case in point: "Fury." " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/4 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "A gripping, thoughtful picture. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2.5/4 38% The Liberator (2014) "Arvelo, a Venezuelan like Bolivar, touches many of the essential bases in Bolivar's story. But, perhaps inevitably, he is only able to achieve little more than mere touches. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/4 61% The Equalizer (2014) "The line separating the bad guys from the good is almost nonexistent. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 25, 2014
1.5/4 58% Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering (2014) "Sometimes a movie featuring a man sitting on a chair talking to the camera is exactly as uncompelling as that sounds. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 63% The Maze Runner (2014) "Rare is the movie based on a best-seller that is vastly superior to the book that inspired it. "The Maze Runner" is just such a rarity. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
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