Eddie Cockrell Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
73% We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012) A cumulative feeling of urgency and you-are-there world-beating are key to the pic's seductive appeal, though lack of informed dissenting opinions reps an unfortunate editorial choice.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2012
78% Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2012) Better Than Something: Jay Reatard offers an uncommonly intimate portrait of the prolific garage-punk phenom who died of a drug/alcohol cocktail in 2010.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2012
No Score Yet On Coal River (2010) A clutch of hillbilly Davids bests a corporate Goliath in keenly observed environmental docu On Coal River.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2012
89% Our School (2013) Exercising admirable restraint in its expose of ingrained racism in the Romanian educational system, absorbing docu Our School follows the sad yet resilient journey of three Roma children over four years as they grapple with prejudice and stereotyping.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2012
86% Daddy and Them (2001) Beneath its deadpan and often absurdist exterior, "Daddy and Them" feels like a very personal piece of work about how family really does come first, warts and all.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
90% Winnebago Man (2010) At once scabrously funny and uncomfortably poignant...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
89% Séraphine (2009) A naive, between-the-wars French painter is brought to vivid life in the satisfying fact-inspired drama Seraphine.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2009
75% $9.99 (2008) A deliberately coarse character style that's more Gumby than Gromit.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2009
81% Taxidermia (2006) Taxidermia sets a benchmark for body horror in the cinema.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2009
83% Disgrace (2008) A focused, absorbing meditation on race, class, history and sex.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2009
64% Evelyn (2002) A sprightly pace and a fatalistic sense of humor propel the proceedings over a generous amount of drinking jokes and other cliches of Irish life and culture.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
4.5/5 98% Let the Right One In (2008) A modern genre classic, reinterpreting a familiar story with emotional delicacy and visual force.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2009
3.5/5 61% Love the Beast (2009) Love The Beast has the mellow glow of affectionate nostalgia for the kind of solid construction and steadfast mateship increasingly hard to come by in these prefab times.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2009
2/5 58% The Secret Life of Bees (2008) Glossy yet ultimately shallow, this platitudinous, unconvincing drama makes The Colour Purple look like Mississippi Burning.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2009
3/5 59% The International (2009) As frustrating as the story's shallowness is, this shortcoming is very nearly negated by the sheer physical pleasure of the production.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2009
81% Okuribito (Departures) (2009) TV scribe Kundo Koyama's first bigscreen script peppers the proceedings with rich character detail and near-screwball interludes that shouldn't fit but somehow do.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
3/5 37% Transporter 3 (2008) Though director Olivier Megaton exhibits a good bit of that annoyingly jagged editing that's become all the rage in action films, he has the good sense to never cut away from Statham's pecs.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2009
3/5 57% My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009) Though the script is flat and the acting perhaps intentionally stilted, Lussier's trump card is a distinctive blend of new technology and old-fashioned prosthetic effects.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2009
62% Valkyrie (2008) When he is at the top of his game, as he is here, Cruise's charisma is blinding.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2009
2/5 29% Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009) The numerous action sequences, while imaginative, lack a visual cohesion that allows them to be fully appreciated.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2009
4/5 95% The Class (2008) [The film] understands that emotional authenticity is just as important as entertainment value.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2009
4.5/5 98% The Wrestler (2008) Who better than Rourke to sell the idea of a battered, yet proud pugilist in search of redemption?‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2009
1/5 10% Bride Wars (2009) There's a good deal of potential squandered in this strained comedy, which suffers from lazy writing, miscalculated acting, perfunctory directing and general bad timing.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2009
36% Igor (2008) Igor celebrates a defiantly adolescent and suitably caricatured vision of mortality with the potential to have adults and special young malcontents in stitches.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2009
3.5/5 46% Yes Man (2008) The most even-keeled, pleasant and mainstream movie Jim Carrey has made in many a moon.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2009
89% Bolt (2008) While it may lack a certain amount of bite, there's plenty of bark to recommend this winning animated adventure.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2009
4/5 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) This Bond is also a bit of a jerk, taking what he wants when he wants it and acting on an instinct that leaves little room for moral debate. Seen in this light, Craig is the perfect storm of Bondian class and mayhem.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2008
91% Shotgun Stories (2007) A precisely modulated yet cumulatively forceful story of a rural family feud turned deadly.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
63% Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) (2009) A bracingly old-fashioned, lushly visualized showbiz meller set against pre-World War II Gallic political unrest.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
41% The Stone Angel (2007) A tastefully reverent, fundamentally sincere treatment of Margaret Laurence's 1964 Manitoba-based novel, a staple for Canada's 12th graders.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
69% Delta (2009) A beautifully atmospheric vessel that will seem infinitely deep to some and chafingly dry to others.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
100% Indestructible (2008) An intimate, lacerating, absorbing visual diary of the three-year onset of terminal disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in aspiring filmmaker Ben Byer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
2% Texas Rangers (2001) Large cast is uniformly fine with tongue-twisting, pulpy dialogue, though pic presents only brief flashes of what look to be fully realized characterizations jettisoned at some point during production or post.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
77% Full Battle Rattle (2008) A so-so pic on an incendiary subject.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
36% Passchendaele (2008) Toronto fest opener crudely welds the grisly verisimilitude of Saving Private Ryan to the contempo cultural revisionism of Pearl Harbor but can't forge the disparate tones into a powerful whole.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2008
No Score Yet Warchild (2008) A resolute Bosnian mother grows determined to find the daughter taken from her and given to German foster parents a decade earlier in finely played drama Warchild.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2008
44% Get Over It (2001) The kind of movie where only some of the characters have last names, this essentially sweet-natured enterprise feels slightly rushed and distracted.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2008
83% Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2008) Pic's chief drawback is onscreen narrator Suroosh Alvi (co-helming with Eddy Moretti), whose fratboy glee at their 'crazy mission' segues to such probing questions as, 'What's the vibe now?'‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 9, 2008
No Score Yet This Joan is vulnerable, human, headstrong and, finally, empathetic in a way, say, Preminger's never was.‐ Nitrate Online
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2008
73% Julia (2009) A startling misfire.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2008
81% Kirschblüten - Hanami (Cherry Blossoms) (2008) Cast is spot-on, with craft package to match.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2008
No Score Yet A bright, snappy relationship comedy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2008
No Score Yet Eat, for This is My Body (Mange, ceci est mon corps) (2007) A quietly confident visual poem to Haiti and its turbulent history, Eat, for This Is My Body is a solid achievement in avant-garde ethnographic formalism.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2008
89% The District (Nyocker!) (2004) Fifteen credited artists labored over the distinct animated style, a jerky collage in which cutouts of actors' heads are blended with animated bodies and surroundings; result is crude yet novel.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2007
81% Giorni e Nuvole (Days and Clouds) (2007) Deliberately paced and naturally limned by all, the family's ups and downs make for a satisfying journey.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2007
91% Operation Filmmaker (2008) Meaty issues of media responsibility and individual self-determination, coupled with inside-baseball aspects of set politics and immigration policies, elevate this unintentional analogy on U.S. involvement in Iraq to a hot-button level.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2007
49% Before the Rains (2008) The emotionally charged mysteries of his breakthrough feature, The Terrorist, have given way to laborious narrative convention in Indian helmer Santosh Sivan's latest, English-lingo period meller Before the Rains.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2007
62% Diary of the Dead (2007) Gore's godfather audaciously and successfully reboots his incalculably influential zombie franchise as a lean, mean teen-survival machine.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2007
8% New York City Serenade (2007) A series of sour notes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2007
80% Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007) It's all here, from the exploding drum kit on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 to the trampling deaths at the band's 1979 Cincinnati gig.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2007