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Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Another well-intentioned but feckless snooze. ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
C 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Plays like a farce at half-speed, setting up amusing scenarios but lacking the energy needed to really crackle. ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2016
C 28% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Not bad when it focuses on Statham's character doing what he does best.... The problem is that there's a plot surrounding those scenes. ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2016
C 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Roland Emmerich had twenty years to prepare. And THIS is what he came up with? ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2016
B+ 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Its overt absurdity keeps it at arm's length, making it an affable curiosity more than a close friend. ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2016
C+ 85% Sully (2016) It would take a far better filmmaker (and maybe an actual wizard) to wring suspense, tension, or fear out of a perilous situation whose outcome - whose happy, casualty-free outcome - has already been reported. ‐
Posted Sep 8, 2016
B+ 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Delightful... Ends up being sweet and affecting despite its characters' disdain for mushy stuff. ‐
Posted Sep 3, 2016
B+ 96% De Palma (2016) Anyone who loves the movie business will find his anecdotes, revelations, and observations both enlightening and entertaining. ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2016
A- 95% Tickled (2016) They tell the story expertly, with the right mix of humor and fascination. ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2016
C+ 40% Morgan (2016) Mediocre, but even when it clumsily telegraphs its intentions, the film does have a zippy energy that keeps it from being stagnant. ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2016
B- 91% Southside With You (2016) Though often charming and clearly well-intentioned, it feels a bit awkward. ‐
Posted Aug 30, 2016
B+ 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Satisfying, meat-and-potatoes horror that takes a simple premise, adds a couple of flourishes, makes the most of it for 85 minutes, then gets out before it can overstay its welcome. ‐
Posted Aug 25, 2016
B 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) I was amazed at the artistry involved, entertained by the story, but emotionally unmoved. I respect the heck out of it, though. ‐
Posted Aug 18, 2016
C 25% Ben-Hur (2016) This plodding remake never gives a valid reason for its own existence. ‐
Posted Aug 18, 2016
C 60% War Dogs (2016) The events really aren't outrageous enough to justify the detailed, step-by-step retelling. ‐
Posted Aug 17, 2016
B+ 98% Hell or High Water (2016) A crackling example of the New Western, mixing familiar archetypes into an entertaining genre exercise. ‐
Posted Aug 17, 2016
B 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Koreeda's restrained style and gentle pace may try some viewers' patience, but if you can roll with it, it's a lovely, poignant slice of life. ‐
Posted Aug 16, 2016
A- 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) Free of the flamboyance that marks so many kids' movies, and of the winking references to the past that plague so many remakes, Lowery's vision is wonderful and big-hearted, beautiful inside and out. ‐
Posted Aug 15, 2016
B 83% Sausage Party (2016) Consistently sophomoric, periodically hilarious, and peppered with minor stoner insights. ‐
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) A cheerful ode to the values of loyalty and determination that hopes you'll overlook (or agree with?) the dubious 'everyone gets a trophy' philosophy that it tacitly endorses. ‐
Posted Aug 10, 2016
C- 11% Nine Lives (2016) There's no way this was intended to play in theaters. ‐
Posted Aug 6, 2016
B- 70% Café Society (2016) Typical 21st-century Woody: pleasant, though not particularly funny; a bit melancholic, though not emotionally affecting; likable though not memorable. ‐
Posted Aug 4, 2016
C 47% Free State of Jones (2016) An airless history lesson whose educational value doesn't outweigh its aimlessness. ‐
Posted Aug 3, 2016
D 26% Suicide Squad (2016) The filmmaker and studio's inexplicable decision to construct a building without first laying a foundation was self-evidently a bad one. ‐
Posted Aug 3, 2016
C 56% Jason Bourne (2016) The fifth entry in the franchise, is a flat, affectless, misfire. ‐
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B- 59% Bad Moms (2016) If you want to see people drunkenly misbehave in an often funny but sloppily written raunch-com, Lucas & Moore are your guys! ‐
Posted Jul 28, 2016
C+ 66% Nerve (2016) Though it's fitfully engaging and periodically watchable, it can't overcome its inherent weakness: it's about idiots doing stupid things for no good reason. ‐
Posted Jul 27, 2016
B- 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Though the film glides merrily through its paces, it has no more urgency than a mid-season episode of a Trek TV show. ‐
Posted Jul 22, 2016
C 76% Lights Out (2016) Feels like a first draft. You can practically hear the typos. ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2016
C- 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) A dismal animated sitcom that exhausts any remaining goodwill toward the series and its bland, dopey characters. ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2016
B 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) It says something about the charm of 'Captain Fantastic' that I was able to enjoy it despite either rolling my eyes or frowning in disapproval at most of the main character's parenting choices. ‐
Posted Jul 20, 2016
B- 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Pales in comparison to the original, but it's funny and high-spirited enough to stand on its own. ‐
Posted Jul 14, 2016
B 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Director Brad Furman is smart to focus on Bob - on Cranston, really - whose skill and decency keep us invested even when the story gets murky. ‐
Posted Jul 14, 2016
B 78% The Phenom (2016) A thoughtful, introspective sports drama that suggests Noah Buschel, like Hopper, may have greatness in him. ‐
Posted Jul 11, 2016
B- 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) The buffoons are likable, even sympathetic, and the time spent with them passes like a cool Hawaiian breeze. ‐
Posted Jul 8, 2016
C- 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) A generic cartoon about talking animals having adventures in the big city, one of only three or four thousand cartoons ever made with that premise. ‐
Posted Jul 7, 2016
B 78% The Shallows (2016) A B-movie that can swim competitively with the main attractions. ‐
Posted Jul 5, 2016
C+ 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) Without anything to chew on, and with barely enough story to fill an hour (let alone 105 minutes), 'Election Year' becomes tedious and dispirited, much like the actual election year. ‐
Posted Jul 4, 2016
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+ 70% 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 3, 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 3, 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 2, 2016