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Eddie Cockrell

Eddie Cockrell
Eddie Cockrell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety, Sydney Morning Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
72% How to Cook Your Life (2007) Tasteful in more ways than one, mischievous and charming docu How to Cook Your Life serves up a heapin' helping of Zen. ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 18, 2007
65% Holly (2007) Newcomer Thuy Nguyen, only 14 during production, holds her own with natural aplomb. ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 4, 2007
95% Mýrin (Jar City) (2006) A taut police procedural that craftily blends ripped-from-the-headlines genetic issues with foreboding Icelandic stoicism, Jar City reps a supremely confident stride into mass-appeal genre fare for Icelandic hyphenate Baltasar Kormakur. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 21, 2007
100% Empties (Vratné lahve) (2007) Under Sverak's shrewdly unforced direction, other thesps are natural and appealing. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 21, 2007
36% Walking to Werner (2006) The high-strung antics of Linas Phillips, who films his hike from Seattle to Los Angeles to meet Werner Herzog, may strike some as a noble spiritual undertaking, but others will find it an exercise in indulgent self-absorption. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2007
81% I Served the King of England (2008) Story has been shrewdly yet passionately shaped for the screen. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 14, 2007
89% White Palms (2007) An uncommonly resonant sports drama in which a talented yet troubled gymnast comes to terms with a turbulent past, White Palms proves a distinctive and absorbing third feature by Szabolcs Hajdu. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 19, 2007
94% The Counterfeiters (2007) The moral quandary of Nazi complicity is revisited in taut drama The Counterfeiters. ‐ Variety
Posted May 25, 2007
12% Slow Burn (2007) Has direct-to-video etched all over it. ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 13, 2007
73% Sunshine (2000) Well-intentioned but never entirely engaging ... ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 4, 2007
No Score Yet Iska's Journey (2007) Keenly observed drama. ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2007
86% Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006) Longtime fans of Walker's warm, sepulchral baritone, startlingly evocative songwriting and lushly imaginative instrumentation will rejoice at this revealing docu. ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2007
65% Vitus (2007) Pic is a fine example of old-fashioned story-telling and also will dance wherever detailed character development and leisurely-paced drama are appreciated. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 29, 2006
76% Absolute Wilson (2006) Overall impression is one of unrestricted access and harmonious cooperation, which certainly helps to humanize the often daunting scope and style of Wilson's work. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 24, 2006
83% Independent Lens (2007) Although the outcome is public record, pic is undeniably gripping as it reveals a distressing degree of voter complacency. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 23, 2006
57% PU-239 (2006) Imagine anticipating a Ken Loach film and being shown a Guy Ritchie movie. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 23, 2006
No Score Yet EMPz 4 Life (2006) This pic finds 76-year-old King continuing at the top of his game. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 22, 2006
87% Strike (Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig) (2007) German vet Volker Schloendorff stumbles slightly, but doesn't fall, with Poland-set Solidarity saga Strike. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 22, 2006
76% Outsourced (2007) This unaffected charmer treats a hot-button contempo issue with old-fashioned grace and benevolent wit. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 19, 2006
33% Wedding Daze (2006) There's precious little pleasure to be had among the aggregation of mannered, eccentric losers in slapstick misfire The Pleasure of Your Company. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 19, 2006
63% The Dog Problem (2007) Mildly funny yet off-puttingly mannered. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 19, 2006
No Score Yet Prague (Prag) (2006) Focusing in large part on faces, and fragments of faces, in the drama, Madsen uses the rigid countenance of Mikkelsen and the troubled beauty of Stengade -- both outstanding -- as windows to their turbulent souls. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 19, 2006
80% True North (2006) Morally resonant [and] deeply-felt. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 18, 2006
88% The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) A virtuoso marriage of image and thought. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 18, 2006
70% Amazing Grace (2007) A workmanlike costumer that distills Blighty's long battle for the abolition of slavery and the personalities behind landmark antislavery legislation into a tidy story of conscience and perseverance. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2006
58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) More than a vanity project for the currently hot actor but less than gripping cinema, either as a performance film or as a life-on-the-road tell-all. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2006
51% For Your Consideration (2006) [It] works chiefly because they continue to simultaneously embrace and condemn the cruel superficiality of their self-absorbed losers. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2006
33% Citizen Duane (2006) Wretchedly undercooked. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2006
No Score Yet POV (2005) Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela reps a strong calling card for U.S.-born helmer Thomas Allen Harris. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 7, 2006
86% Kráska v Nesnázích (Beauty in Trouble) (2006) [A] masterful multicharacter drama. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 7, 2006
95% 49 Up (2006) 49 Up follows diverse Brits first selected at age 7 as they now approach a surprisingly becalmed middle age. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 20, 2006
89% Darkon (2006) A clear-eyed and oddly touching docudocu about a gaggle of Baltimoreans who dress up in home-made medieval garb and chase each other around soccer fields and meadows. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 20, 2006
64% Quality of Life (Against The Wall) (2006) Pic's cliched underlying story of restless youth plays as too naive for an older audience and too provocative for teens. ‐ Variety
Posted May 25, 2006
4% Fascination (2005) The only magnetism generated by ersatz black-widow Fascination is that perilous urge to slow down and peek at the roadside wreck. ‐ Variety
Posted May 17, 2006
No Score Yet Fresh Air (2006) A deep breath of Kaurismakian deadpan. ‐ Variety
Posted May 14, 2006
No Score Yet Kamataki (2005) Kamataki is a film of rich, quiet pleasures... ‐ Variety
Posted May 3, 2006
No Score Yet Red Cockatoo (2006) Stylish period piece is weighed down by a too-familiar love triangle, generating nostalgia for a difficult time not nearly as successfully as clear predecessor Good Bye Lenin! ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2006
88% Requiem (2006) [A] stunningly played story of faith vs. family. ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2006
40% Slumming (2006) A provocative, finely crafted pic that becomes alarmingly disjointed in the last reels but casts enough of a spell. ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 18, 2006
36% Niagara Motel (2006) A blue chip cast is wasted in the painfully unfunny ensemble comedy Niagara Motel, about a gaggle of self-absorbed nitwits struggling to make ends meet on the Canadian side of the tourist mecca. ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 24, 2006
82% Mirage (2006) Though its downward trajectory may be obvious, the script is a marvel of clarity, economy and metaphor. ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 16, 2006
90% A Year Without Love (Un Ano sin amor) (2005) Distaff helmer Anahi Berneri alternates between long lenses and jarring, fragmentary close-up shots, creating an assured and forceful visual cocktail that serves grim quest well. ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 16, 2006
61% Find Me Guilty (2006) Character-rich pic plays like vintage Lumet, mining the grim comedy from life-and-death legal wranglings in the manner of Dog Day Afternoon, Prince of the City and The Verdict. ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 16, 2006
97% 51 Birch Street (2006) A tonal triumph of true-life storytelling told with equal measures of tension and redemption. ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2006
88% Something Like Happiness (2005) Third time's the charm for Czech helmer Bohdan Slama, whose talent for locating the dignity in the downtrodden of his native Czech Republic is on moving display. ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2006
No Score Yet Krisana (2005) Deceptively simple and defiantly slow, pic will infuriate some auds and mesmerize others. ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 6, 2005
91% Water (2005) Deftly balancing epic sociopolitical scope with intimate human emotions, all polished to a high technical gloss, Deepa Mehta's Water is a profoundly moving drama. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 4, 2005
76% Transamerica (2006) Laugh-out-loud funny, tartly off-color and ultimately touching. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 3, 2005
94% Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2005) A dignified and wistful look at the unusual life, difficult career and lasting influence of singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 20, 2005
No Score Yet The Shore (2005) The provocative story is dissipated by at least one plot strand too many. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 20, 2005