Soren Anderson

Soren Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Seattle Times
Total Reviews:
126

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 84% 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 80% 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 54% 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 22% 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 23% 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 78% 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 24% 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 —— 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 88% 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 60% 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 47% 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 23% 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 56% 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 76% 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 30% 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 piñata 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
1.5/4 38% Delivery Man (2013) " With its laughs few and far between, "Delivery Man" is simply, sadly, not that funny. Or original." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3.5/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " This second installment of the "Hunger Games" trilogy is a significant improvement on the movie that launched the franchise last year." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/4 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " The actors play their characters with such depth of feeling that they make even the most clichéd and hokum-drenched situations resonate with unexpected levels of emotional authenticity." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " The picture is a mess. But it's kind of a fun mess." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/4 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Butterfield, with piercing gaze and singular intensity, brings novelist Orson Scott Card's signature child hero to full and vivid life in filmmaker Gavin Hood's epic adaptation of Card's sci-fi classic, "Ender's Game."" — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2.5/4 49% Escape Plan (2013) " This latest pairing of the two aging macho superstars actually has a functioning intelligence. And a sense of humor. Oh, and don't worry. Its violence quotient is everything fans of muscle-bound cinema could ask for." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/4 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " Verona, we have a problem. And thy name is Juliet." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 10, 2013
1/4 29% Machete Kills (2013) " "Machete Kills" is just plain bad in a way that is in no way good." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/4 63% The Summit (2013) " At once visually impressive and narratively unfocused." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2/4 35% Passion (2013) " What we have here is a tale of lust, deception, manipulation and murder. Quintessential De Palma, in other words." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/4 89% Rush (2013) " Mostly a lot of noise and nonsense, a garish enterprise that almost - though not quite - trivializes the tale." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/4 14% Baggage Claim (2013) " [A] clichéd romantic comedy by writer-director David E. Talbert." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 26, 2013
3/4 35% Salinger (2013) " What emerges is a portrait of an enigma." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 23, 2013
2/4 65% Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013) " Soap opera, set-bound and unexceptionally written and directed." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3.5/4 86% The Patience Stone (2013) " The bare room where the husband lies helpless becomes a confessional where Farahani pours out the woman's life story in a performance that grabs you with its quiet yet searing power." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 19, 2013
1.5/4 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " Been there, seen that." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 12, 2013
2/4 58% Riddick (2013) " As a creature feature, Riddick isn't half bad, though it's far from truly good." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 5, 2013
3.5/4 75% The Grandmaster (2013) " Writer-director Wong Kar-wai has made a martial-arts movie that is truly a work of art. His "The Grandmaster" is a picture of staggering beauty." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 29, 2013
1.5/4 2% Getaway (2013) " The movie equivalent of a continuous closed loop." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 29, 2013
1.5/4 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " I miss Nicolas Cage." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/4 68% Elysium (2013) " Few mainstream moviemakers have painted as sprawling and densely detailed a portrait of humanity in extremis as Blomkamp does here." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 8, 2013
2/4 64% 2 Guns (2013) " Despite its A-list stars, "2 Guns" is a subpar B-movie shoot-'em-up that's lackadaisical, cynical and slow." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 1, 2013
3.5/4 69% The Wolverine (2013) " "The Wolverine" just might be the best comic-book-based superhero epic since Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises."" — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/4 42% Red 2 (2013) " "Red 2" does have its share of surprises, and the biggest of these is how funny the picture is and how very much fun the actors in it seem to be having. " — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/4 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Godzilla, eat your heart out. " — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 11, 2013
2.5/4 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) " [It's] fun. It's cheerful. It's lollipop colorful. Best of all, it features lots of minion mischief, which guarantees plenty of laughs. But what it doesn't have is an edge." — Seattle Times
Posted Jul 2, 2013
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