Soren Anderson

Soren Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Seattle Times
Total Reviews:
152

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
2.5/4 50% The Pirates (2014) " "Pirates" is fun, though with a running time of more than two hours, it's overlong. And too many of its battle scenes are too dimly lit." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2.5/4 43% Falcon Rising (2014) " It's a straightforward vengeance tale with no other ambition than to entertain. That said, it has something." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/4 100% No No: A Dockumentary (2014) " Unfailingly entertaining and occasionally even mind-blowing." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/4 —— Road To Ninja: Naruto The Movie (2014) " All the slam-bang aside, this is a story with a poignant core." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3.5/4 78% Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014) " [A] sweeping, visually elegant picture ..." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/4 79% Land Ho! (2014) " Eenhoorn brings an understated wry quality to his performance that nicely counterbalances Nelson's unflagging bonhomie." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/4 46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " This new "Sin City" features the signature characteristics and many of the original's characters but seems less adventurous. It feels a little flabby and self-satisfied. The element of surprise is gone." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/4 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " If you've seen the first two "Expendables," you know exactly what you'll be getting with the third: a testosterone burger, heavy on the ketchup with a hefty helping of hot lead on the side." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
1/4 19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " If ever there was a movie that should not have been made, this is that movie." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " It's the snarking and sniping among the principals that gives the picture its spark." — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 29, 2014
3.5/4 50% Cannibal (2014) " Unhurried in its pacing, exquisitely photographed and very sparing in its presentation of bloodshed and violence, "Cannibal" observes but does not comment." — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2.5/4 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" isn't half bad. Kids should enjoy it and their parents won't be bored." — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/4 58% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " A small improvement over its predecessor." — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Reeves directs with great dynamism, and his scenes of masses of apes swinging through treetops and swarming through San Francisco streets are rousingly staged." — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " The train, and the picture, barrel along to an apocalyptic climax that will leave you shaken and chilled." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/4 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Hello, police? I'd like to report an assault." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/4 23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " There's an overly familiar feel to all of it. We have been here before." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/4 55% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " A friendly puppy of a movie. It's clumsy and bumbling but disarmingly sweet in spirit." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/4 64% For No Good Reason (2014) " Meet Ralph Steadman and his nightmare visions of a world in pain, revealed in a mesmerizing documentary." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
1/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " What's to hate? Let me count the ways. The laziness of the writing. The numbing overreliance on poop and pee jokes. The long, arid stretches between anything resembling a joke." — Seattle Times
Posted May 29, 2014
3.5/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Once it reaches takeoff velocity, "Days of Future Past" becomes one of the best installments in the "X-Men" series." — Seattle Times
Posted May 22, 2014
3/4 73% Godzilla (2014) " As cities are reduced to dusty ruins and fleeing survivors jam highways, echoes of Sept. 11 resonate unmistakably, and that significantly dilutes the fun factor." — Seattle Times
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Blair, an unheralded actor, carries the whole picture. He's in practically every scene, and his performance is fascinating because in his eyes you can see the character struggling desperately with himself." — Seattle Times
Posted May 8, 2014
4/4 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " Jodorowsky is a mesmerizing presence in director Frank Pavich's engrossing picture. He was 84 when much of it was shot." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 86% Joe (2014) " A small-scale, expertly acted character study in which Cage plays an ex-con trying to make a quiet living in a backwater Texas town and trying, above all, to keep certain troublesome character tendencies in check." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/4 19% Transcendence (2014) " "Transcendence" traffics in a lot of interesting ideas, but does so in unoriginal ways." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/4 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " For those of us who believe the prime directive of action pictures is that such movies ought to, by gawd, move , Gareth Evans is our new patron saint." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2.5/4 51% Cuban Fury (2014) " [It] has its laugh-out-loud moments. Most, unfortunately, come fairly late in the picture." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3.5/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " In his third outing as the Captain, Evans seems totally comfortable in the role. He manages to convey his character's goodness without making him seem like a self-righteous stiff." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 —— D-day: Normandy 1944 (2014) " The use of 3-D and other up-to-the-minute techniques to tell this often-told story make this "D-Day" a riveting and informative film experience." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 30, 2014
1.5/4 19% Sabotage (2014) " Anybody got a bar of soap? Hand it over. I've got a movie here that needs its mouth washed out." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
1.5/4 23% Shirin In Love (2014) " Too bad you must endure dialogue that's sappy and a story that's drippy." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1/4 22% Need For Speed (2014) " Note to director Scott Waugh and writer George Gatins: You do your movie no favors by constantly reminding the audience of the much better pictures that inspired your own." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2.5/4 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Frantically paced by director Rob Minkoff ("The Lion King") and making very effective use of 3D - Hey! Get that sword out of my face! - the movie will surely appeal to kids." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/4 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " "Rise of an Empire" is not great by any stretch of the imagination, but it's very impressive in its single-minded dedication to creating a moviegoing experience designed to totally engulf its audience." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/4 29% Pompeii (2014) " All elements of the ancient catastrophe are rendered with the most up-to-the-minute CG technology. So the special effects are first rate. The story they serve, not so much." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3.5/4 48% RoboCop (2014) " There are plenty of high-tech gunbattles in this "Robo," which make it a real pulse-pounder. But it's the intelligence behind the gunplay that makes it distinctive." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/4 92% Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (2014) " A lovely, gently resonant documentary that charts the journey of modern-day pilgrims as they take a 500-mile trek across the north of Spain." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/4 87% A Field in England (2014) " Prepare to be mesmerized by "A Field in England," a movie of singular originality." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2.5/4 58% Jobriath A.D. (2014) " In unexceptional fashion, Turner uses a parade of talking heads and multiple montages of grainy film clips and archival stills to paint a picture of the artist-as-chameleon." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
0.5/4 44% Raze (2014) " The performances and plotting are so impoverished that the picture deserves to be called "The From Hunger Games," and then promptly forgotten." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/4 22% Gimme Shelter (2014) " Cogently written and powerfully acted, it's a story about an outcast pregnant teen desperately seeking to survive in a world from which she feels all hope has fled." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/4 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is an origin story that gets the late Tom Clancy's signature superspy right." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3/4 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Not since 2001's "Black Hawk Down" has the bloody chaos of war been so graphically portrayed in a Hollywood feature." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
2/4 29% Grudge Match (2013) " The picture itself isn't awful. It's just listless and lackluster with lots of dead air between the laughs." — Seattle Times
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " It's a piƱata at which Ferrell & Co. swing away wildly. They often miss their mark, but when they connect, out fall the laughs in great big bunches." — Seattle Times
Posted Dec 18, 2013
2/4 42% Homefront (2013) " A picture that could more tellingly be titled "More of the Same."" — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2.5/4 42% Oldboy (2013) " The picture is a blood-soaked farrago of physical and psychological torture, though it's not nearly as extreme as the Korean version." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 26, 2013
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