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Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 22% Birth of the Dragon (2017) Dully mediocre. Even those who just want to see some sweet martial-arts action will be left wanting more.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
B+ 87% Wind River (2017) It's a familiar plot with familiar details, executed with sober brutality and surprising compassion and punctuated by sequences of ghastly tension.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
B+ 95% Step (2017) A tight, inspiring, 84-minute package sure to lift even the heaviest spirits of even the most dance-disinterested.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
B+ 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) There are more layers to both of these women than expected, raising the film from slim comedy to something more profound (albeit still very funny).‐
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
C+ 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The poster is more clever than anything in the movie, which is sporadically funny but completely devoid of personality.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
B+ 92% 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. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C+ 69% 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.‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
C+ 84% 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.‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
B+ 77% 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).‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
F 9% The Emoji Movie (2017) Hating The Emoji Movie is easy, not to mention fun, necessary, and appropriate.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
B- 90% Girls Trip (2017) The interpersonal dramas are labored, but the movie earns laughs whenever it goes for them.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
B- 49% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
B+ 92% Dunkirk (2017) An intense, carefully calibrated mini-epic about surviving war.... Packs the punch of something far more graphic.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
C 17% Wish Upon (2017) The kind of good-natured dumb silliness that's hard to stay mad at, like an idiotic puppy.‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B 89% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
C+ 18% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B+ 86% Band Aid (2017) A very funny - and then deeply emotional - comedy... Even single people and non-musical couples are bound to find it entertaining.‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
C 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Weakly amiable and perfunctorily pleasant, like an old episode of 'Full House' (OK, it's not that dumb).‐
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
B 78% The Beguiled (2017) Coppola vividly captures the Southern Gothic aesthetic... Tension underscores every scene.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
B+ 93% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
D 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The film quickly devolves into undifferentiated shooting, yelling, and exploding. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
D 45% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
D 21% The Book of Henry (2017) Such a mushy, misguided disaster that even its irrelevant subplots are inexplicable. ‐
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! ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C- 16% The Mummy (2017) Glib, charmless, written-by-committee piffle with no character. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B+ 88% It Comes At Night (2017) An intense psychological thriller, slow-boiling and unsettling.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
D 18% Baywatch (2017) You know you're sunk when even the outtakes of a comedy aren't funny.‐
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. ‐
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
C- 30% 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. ‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
C+ 46% 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.‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
B+ 85% The Lovers (2017) A sunny farce, albeit one with three-dimensional characters.... Performances with impeccable finesse. ‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
C 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Has intriguing ideas that are swallowed up in the formulaic rehashing of past Alien imagery. ‐
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
B 29% 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.‐
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B 36% Snatched (2017) The laughs are plentiful, amplified by the funny supporting characters who wander in and out.‐
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B- 83% 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.‐
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
C- 26% Unforgettable (2017) The dithering and gaslighting and poor communication make me impatient.‐
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.‐
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.‐
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?‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
D+ 49% 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.‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
B 52% The Boss Baby (2017) The humor is easygoing and inoffensive, aimed at kids but sharp enough not to seem mindless to adults. ‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
C 61% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B- 17% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017