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Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The poster is more clever than anything in the movie, which is sporadically funny but completely devoid of personality.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) As sunny and implausible as an old-timer's anecdote, with a few hints at topicality that don't detract from its insouciance. It's fun for fun's sake. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C+ 67% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The trouble with derivative horror flicks that don't have any new ideas is that you get bored waiting for all hell to break loose in the last 20-30 minutes.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A melancholy love story and a rumination on the passage of time.... Has a great beauty to it, notwithstanding some patience-trying stretches.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
C+ 82% Detroit (2017) Bristles with anger but undermined by a meandering, repetitive story that doesn't come together well enough to make the arduous experience worthwhile.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B+ 98% The Big Sick (2017) A very funny and authentic film, with effective drama that gives it weight but doesn't weigh it down.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
B+ 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) A banging Cold War thriller starring Charlize Theron as an MI6 agent who could break every bone in 007's body (especially Pierce Brosnan).‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
F 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) Hating The Emoji Movie is easy, not to mention fun, necessary, and appropriate.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
B- 88% Girls Trip (2017) The interpersonal dramas are labored, but the movie earns laughs whenever it goes for them.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
B- 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Big, unabashedly geeky fun, but the dialogue is weak and Dane DeHaan is all wrong to play a swaggering, self-assured bad boy.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
B+ 93% Dunkirk (2017) An intense, carefully calibrated mini-epic about surviving war.... Packs the punch of something far more graphic.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
C 18% Wish Upon (2017) The kind of good-natured dumb silliness that's hard to stay mad at, like an idiotic puppy.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's a melancholy film but a hopeful one, with a combination of technical wizardry and soulful acting that's nothing less than extraordinary.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B 88% Maudie (2017) It's a nice, unassuming movie, such as one might take one's aged mother to, with a warmth that compensates for its lack of insight.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
C+ 17% The House (2017) Never earns more than the occasional laugh, mostly just moments, rarely an entire scene. If I didn't love these people, it would barely be tolerable.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B+ 85% Band Aid (2017) A very funny - and then deeply emotional - comedy... Even single people and non-musical couples are bound to find it entertaining.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
B+ 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Exhilarating, hilarious, fast-paced, and grounded in reality. It's the funniest chapter yet in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
C 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Weakly amiable and perfunctorily pleasant, like an old episode of 'Full House' (OK, it's not that dumb).‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
B 79% The Beguiled (2017) Coppola vividly captures the Southern Gothic aesthetic... Tension underscores every scene.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
B+ 94% Baby Driver (2017) If the use of music is a gimmick, it's a remarkably well-executed one, successfully transforming the familiar material into something buoyant and new.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
D 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The film quickly devolves into undifferentiated shooting, yelling, and exploding. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
D 48% Rough Night (2017) Instead of embracing its two-dimensional farcicality, the movie tries to pass off its stock characters as real people -- and it doesn't work.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
D 22% The Book of Henry (2017) Such a mushy, misguided disaster that even its irrelevant subplots are inexplicable. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
C- 68% Cars 3 (2017) A boring existential drama about an aging racer's fear of obsolescence. Whee! Vrooom! ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C- 16% The Mummy (2017) Glib, charmless, written-by-committee piffle with no character. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B+ 88% It Comes At Night (2017) An intense psychological thriller, slow-boiling and unsettling.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
D 19% Baywatch (2017) You know you're sunk when even the outtakes of a comedy aren't funny.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Not just one of the better origin stories but one of the most hopeful, positive superhero movies we've seen in a while. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
C- 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) A fairly charmless and wearingly frenetic sequel with a feeling of desperate obligation to it. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
D+ 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Every character is a dummy, and the film relies on the audience being too young to realize it.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
C+ 44% Everything, Everything (2017) The cop-out ending doesn't completely ruin the movie (which, mind you, would be only barely recommendable anyway), but it does damage its credibility.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B+ 86% The Lovers (2017) A sunny farce, albeit one with three-dimensional characters.... Performances with impeccable finesse. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
C 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Has intriguing ideas that are swallowed up in the formulaic rehashing of past Alien imagery. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
B 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Guy Ritchie is what you would get if Michael Bay had a sense of humor and wasn't a moron.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B 35% Snatched (2017) The laughs are plentiful, amplified by the funny supporting characters who wander in and out.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B- 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) To a large extent it's coasting on goodwill from the previous film - but the previous film established a lot of goodwill to coast on.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
C- 26% Unforgettable (2017) The dithering and gaslighting and poor communication make me impatient.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
B- 50% The Promise (2017) There's so much more to explore here, but The Promise is a worthy step in the right direction.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B+ 90% Raw (2017) The unholy offspring of John Hughes and David Cronenberg, an unforgettably morbid dramedy from a distinct new talent.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The orgies of destruction that punctuate the film are effective, but as usual they're overwhelmed by the tiresome details of the characters' personal dramas -- dramas that can be overwritten or ignored in the next sequel, so why bother?‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
D+ 46% Going in Style (2017) The only thing it has in common with the 1979 original is that they both won't be playing in theaters a month from now.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C- 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Young kids will like the movie well enough, but they'll like it just well when it's free on HBO in a year. Twelve bucks for this weak pablum? Smurf that.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
B 51% The Boss Baby (2017) The humor is easygoing and inoffensive, aimed at kids but sharp enough not to seem mindless to adults. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C+ 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Loaded with advanced technology, but it's in the service of a disappointingly basic plot with few surprises.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) One silver lining to the current political situation is that at least in a few years we'll have some new stories to tell about fighting Nazis.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B- 16% CHIPS (2017) Uneven, veering from scathing humor to patience-trying nonsense and back again, but it winds up just barely on this side of the thin blue line between good and bad.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
C 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) The film's uncomplicated plot, undemanding stunt work, unconvincing special effects, and unpolished acting are reminders of its cheesy, simple-minded roots. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2017
B 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The (relative) wisdom of middle age makes T2 a richer character study, the tragicomic junkies evolving into full-fledged human beings. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
D 53% The Belko Experiment (2017) With no subtext or style to justify it, the film is as cruelly nihilistic as its fictional experimenters are.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
C 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) It never passes the 'So why am I watching THIS version?' test.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017