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Soren Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 61% 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 91% 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 93% Monkey Kingdom (2015) " Monkeys. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 29% 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 46% 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 16% 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 31% 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 61% 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 14% 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 74% 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 35% 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 73% 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 72% 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 28% 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 71% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) " Penguin power! Submit to it. Resistance is futile. " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 25, 2014
3/4 75% 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 78% 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
2.5/4 57% 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 No Score Yet 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 82% Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014) " [A] sweeping, visually elegant picture ... " ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/4 80% 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 43% Frank Miller's 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 21% 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 91% 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 57% 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 57% 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 63% 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
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