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
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- 72%

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 77%

The Phenom (2016)

"A thoughtful, introspective sports drama that suggests Noah Buschel, like Hopper, may have greatness in him. " ‐
Posted Jul 11, 2016
B- 36%

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- 75%

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 77%

The Shallows (2016)

"A B-movie that can swim competitively with the main attractions. " ‐
Posted Jul 5, 2016
C+ 55%

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+ 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