Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Eric D. Snider's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"Squanders an excellent cast and even manages to make a shirtless Alexander Skarsgard boring." ‐
Posted Jun 30, 2016
C+ 75%

The BFG (2016)

"Doesn't have enough story to sustain itself for two hours, or any real purpose to speak of. " ‐
Posted Jun 30, 2016
B 69%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"The film is easy-going and often very funny - and when it's not funny, at least it's not irritating or stupid. (It's amazing how many comedies screw that part up.) " ‐
Posted Jun 28, 2016
B 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"It's all lovely and sweet, gentle and humane, but it doesn't rise to the creative or emotional heights of its predecessor." ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2016
D 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"Not since the cursed Hobbit trilogy have I experienced such a bad case of Who are these people and why are they fighting?" ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Covers a lot of the same ground -- but it wets a lot of the same pants, too, if you know what I mean. " ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2016
C- 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"Now that the premise has been botched twice, let's cut our losses and forget about it." ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2016
C 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"Is there anything more frustrating than a movie that wants to make you cry but fails to finish the job?" ‐
Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"Achieves the goal the franchise has been reaching for: It's made for 12-year-olds without 'made for 12-year-olds' being meant as an insult." ‐
Posted Jun 4, 2016
B+ 67%

The Wait (L'attesa) (2016)

"Messina directs the melancholic story with artful delicacy, turning sorrow and pity into something sublime, right down to the heartbreaking final shot." ‐
Posted Jun 2, 2016
B- 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"It's a Lonely Island film through and through: very funny, with slickly produced music, and it runs out of steam before it's over." ‐
Posted Jun 2, 2016
B+ 97%

Dark Horse (2016)

"Hits most of the sweet spots: colorful characters, a lovable animal, an informative but not stuffy tone, a story you probably don't already know, and a short running time." ‐
Posted Jun 1, 2016
B 71%

The Ones Below (2016)

"Covers some of the familiar fears with a cold, unsettling efficiency." ‐
Posted May 26, 2016
C+ 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"It still feels like they're setting up for whatever the real story is going to be. STILL." ‐
Posted May 26, 2016
D 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Such elaborate, soulless whimsy that the silliness soon becomes a tedious nightmare. " ‐
Posted May 26, 2016
C 23%

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

"When the movie is only 22 minutes old the first time it depicts a crowd chanting Pelé's name, be glad it showed some restraint and waited that long." ‐
Posted May 25, 2016
B+ 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"A deeply funny, hard-R-rated comedy that doesn't leave you feeling like you need a shower afterward." ‐
Posted May 19, 2016
B+ 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Plenty of general-interest slapstick, wordplay, and buffoonery, adding up to a loopy, well-assembled lark." ‐
Posted May 19, 2016
D- 43%

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"If the very idea of an Angry Birds movie feels about four years too late, know that it also has a joke about gluten." ‐
Posted May 19, 2016
B+ 84%

The Meddler (2016)

"This is a big, happy smile of a movie, written and directed with autobiographical affection and a wonderful sense of humor. " ‐
Posted May 16, 2016
2/4 4%

The Darkness (2016)

"Even at 92 minutes, this formulaic cast-off is mind-numbingly protracted, without a moment of originality (or scariness)." ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted May 13, 2016
C 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"A mildly ridiculous thriller with a bafflingly impressive pedigree." ‐
Posted May 12, 2016
B 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"It takes a while to get going, but once it does, it's a blast. " ‐
Posted May 5, 2016
A- 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"An exuberant musical ... graceful, with warm humor and a touch of bittersweet nostalgia." ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
F 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"Directed by Garry Marshall, who died 15 years ago but whose body has continued to make movies as an autonomic response." ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
D 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"This dispirited, portentous goulash of mediocrity has the aura of a movie that was very expensive but poorly thought-out." ‐
Posted Apr 26, 2016
B+ 88%

The Invitation (2016)

"It starts out tense; then it gets entertaining; and then it gets insane. " ‐
Posted Apr 21, 2016
A- 91%

Green Room (2016)

"Expertly crafted cold-sweat terror.... an intense, explosive nightmare." ‐
Posted Apr 21, 2016
B+ 76%

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

"A jaunty, silly movie about a trivial event... The casting alone is a delight." ‐
Posted Apr 20, 2016
B 82%

Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016)

"Harrowing and hopeful but always humane, with no easy solutions. " ‐
Posted Apr 20, 2016
B- 95%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"With a screenplay that actually added dimension to the familiar characters instead of just giving them more things to say, this could have been a massive achievement instead of just a good one." ‐
Posted Apr 14, 2016
B- 90%

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

"As well-meaning but insubstantial 'issues' movies go, it's a pleasant one, with a large, likable cast and a palpable respect for the community it represents. " ‐
Posted Apr 14, 2016
C+ 30%

Criminal (2016)

"Someday you'll catch it on cable and think, 'Hey, this isn't bad!'" ‐
Posted Apr 14, 2016
C 22%

The Boss (2016)

"How can someone so funny be responsible for such mediocrity?" ‐
Posted Apr 7, 2016
D 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"Hardcore Henry is a 'first-person movie,' as in, 'Let me be the first person to tell you how bad this movie is.'" ‐
Posted Apr 7, 2016
D+ 13%

Meet the Blacks (2016)

"A careless, mostly unfunny mix of slapstick, insults, racial humor, toothless satire, and semi-horror." ‐
Posted Apr 5, 2016
B- 82%

Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)

"Has its share of absurd laughs, but it never reaches the delirious heights of whimsy that it so clearly aims for. " ‐
Posted Mar 31, 2016
C- 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"It's like putting your head in a beehive for two and a half hours." ‐
Posted Mar 24, 2016
C 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"If it were a person, it would require a caretaker and would not be able to live alone, bless its heart." ‐
Posted Mar 24, 2016
B 80%

My Blind Brother (2016)

"Frequently hilarious farce, and it winds up having just enough real emotion to keep it grounded." ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 22, 2016
B 65%

War on Everyone (2016)

"If [McDonagh's] not growing much, he's sure having a great time staying where he is." ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 22, 2016

Hush (2016)

"A tense, breathless horror film full of things we've seen before but can never get enough of when they're done well." ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Mar 18, 2016

In a Valley of Violence (2016)

"A semi-satisfying revenge drama that could have been a real corker if it weren't woefully predictable and under-developed. " ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Mar 14, 2016
A- 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"A masterfully suspenseful thriller set in a doomsday bunker with some white-knuckle moments." ‐
Posted Mar 10, 2016
C 26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"The vaguely distasteful emphasis on death and carnage is still in place, now accompanied by a vaguely distasteful disregard for anything that isn't American. " ‐
Posted Mar 5, 2016
B+ 98%

Zootopia (2016)

"Kids will undoubtedly enjoy it, but this one seems meant more for adults who can appreciate its ingeniously fabricated world and its big-hearted ideals." ‐
Posted Mar 3, 2016
A- 91%

The Witch (2016)

" It has a creeping darkness, leaving you with the sense that you've taken a harrowing ride through hell and gotten some of it on you." ‐
Posted Feb 25, 2016
D 16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"Actual Egyptians should be relieved that this plague passed over them." ‐
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/4 68%

Touched With Fire (2016)

"A mediocre but largely unpretentious drama, probably of interest only to those with personal experience with its themes." ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2016
B+ 80%

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

"Despite the underdog cliches, it succeeds for the same reason the real Eddie did: optimism, good humor, and infectious, heart-on-sleeve enthusiasm. " ‐
Posted Feb 25, 2016