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Eric Goldman

Eric Goldman
Eric Goldman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IGN Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 34% Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Yes, it's a cheesy slasher film, but you know that going in, and this is a well-done example of the genre. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 9, 2017
9/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is a movie crammed with fan service, but when fan service is done this well, there's little to complain about and much to adore. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 13, 2016
8.8/10 95% Moana (2016) The film delivers the strong humor, well executed action, memorable music and lovable characters Disney has perfected in a delightful and lovely manner. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 15, 2016
7.7/10 90% Doctor Strange (2016) What really ends up making Doctor Strange an entertaining film are the actors and the visuals. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 23, 2016
8/10 82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) The things about Pee-wee Herman that made him funny and endearing... 30 years ago still work today and Paul Reubens and his collaborators have managed to create a clever and creative batch of characters and set pieces for him. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 18, 2016
9 98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia is a wonderful example of how Disney, at its best, can mix its past and present together in a very cool, compelling way. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 2, 2016
91% Grease: Live! (2016) If you hate musicals and hate Grease, Grease Live! sure wasn't going to change your mind all of the sudden. But for the multi-generational fanbase who admire this show, there was plenty to love about Grease Live! ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 4, 2016
8/10 97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) Hanks does a strong job with his documentary debut here, giving All Things Must Pass a lot of energy and an endearing quality. It helps that the interview subjects are so engaging and likable. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 22, 2015
8/10 85% The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (2015) The personalities involved and the stories they tell are worthwhile and offer some great insight into just what a struggle it can be when so many people try to work together to pull off a film of this scope. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 28, 2015
8 26% Vacation (2015) No, it doesn't quite equal that first movie, but it's funny throughout, filled with many commendably outrageous moments. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2015
6.3/10 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) It's certainly more entertaining than the dour, dull Terminator Salvation and I found myself at least having fun with Genisys much of the time. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 29, 2015
7.5/10 50% Tomorrowland (2015) Tomorrowland has its flaws, yet it's also a compelling movie, with a lot of cool ideas. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 21, 2015
8/10 58% Maggie (2015) The film commits fully to its tone and is grounded by great work by both Breslin and, yes, Schwarzenegger. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 7, 2015
8/10 71% Into the Woods (2014) This is a really entertaining film overall, doing justice to Stephen Sondheim's fun, skewed look at the world of fairy tales. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2014
6.3/10 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) Dumb and Dumber To sits in the "enjoyable retread of the first film" category. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 13, 2014
6/10 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Despite the strange revamp of the Turtles into huge, superpowered behemoths who seem ready to throw down with Colossus or the Thing, the film does a nice job of capturing their brotherly in-fighting, camaraderie and rapport. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 4, 2014
8/10 76% Noah (2014) The resulting film, Noah, has its flaws but ultimately is a fascinating achievement -- a continually ambitious undertaking that swings for the fences and then some. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 24, 2014
8/10 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) A fun, joyful film that once more reminds us why the Muppets are so wonderful. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 11, 2014
7/10 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) The Paranormal series has perfected the art of the sudden, shocking thing happening during a seemingly quiet moment, which continues here. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2014
8.2/10 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Catching Fire is another strong installment in this confident series. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 12, 2013
6/10 48% Carrie (2013) The story of Carrie innately works, so it's not that this movie needed to change what happens - it just feels too dependent on telling it in the exact way De Palma did. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 18, 2013
8/10 78% Monsters University (2013) I was liking Monsters University the whole way through, but it gets some extra points for its third act. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 18, 2013
5/10 22% Violet & Daisy (2013) Subverting audience expectations of an over the top "teenage girl killer" movie with a character study could have been great, but the character study in question feels paper thin. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 18, 2013
7/10 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) It's like an elaborate, expensive cosplay with big explosions and set pieces and enough of a winking sense of humor to let you know everyone is there to have a good time. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 25, 2013
5.8/10 41% Dark Skies (2013) Dark Skies falters when it moves beyond that family unit. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 22, 2013
4/10 19% Texas Chainsaw (2013) A few fun 3D-aided jump-scares aside, Texas Chainsaw 3D is a generic and laughable attempt to follow the original. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2013
5.5/10 25% Fun Size (2012) Nickelodeon goes outside their comfort zone with Fun Size, but the film is very hit or miss, with an inconsistent tone. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2013
5/10 75% Premium Rush (2012) It never gels and one of the biggest problems is the lack of a consistent tone. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 25, 2012
5/10 20% That's My Boy (2012) It's a hit or miss comedy where the misses win, percentage-wise. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 15, 2012
5/10 68% Men in Black III (2012) So much of Men in Black III just kind of sits there. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 21, 2012
9/10 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) It took nearly a half-century to make it happen onscreen, but The Avengers was worth the wait, pairing together the perfect cast and perfect writer/director. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 20, 2012
8/10 95% Best Worst Movie (2010) This is a sweet film about an unusual but notable part of "Hollywood," for a group of people who have, for the most part, barely been to Los Angeles. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2012
6/10 68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) Cho and Penn continue to be a likable pair who work well off each other and it's fun to spend time with them, even in the movie's off moments. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2012
8/10 60% Wanderlust (2012) Consistently funny and outrageous, with a large, appealing cast whose apparent good time making the film is infectious. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2012
9/10 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) The Cabin in the Woods is continually smart, funny and surprising, reflecting horror films back at themselves in new and exciting ways. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2012
8/10 84% The Hunger Games (2012) Both fans of the books and those brand new to the story of Katniss Everdeen will find The Hunger Games compelling. With the first film proving the series is in good hands, I'm excited to see the next chapters play out onscreen. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 17, 2012
9/10 96% The Muppets (2011) After too long an absence in the spotlight, this movie is a vivid reminder of how much we all could use some Muppets in our lives. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2011
7/10 84% Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011) While it's not quite a home run, there's a lot to enjoy about Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. It's got its heart in the right place, and hey, it's just nice to root for the hillbillies for once in this scenario! ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 30, 2011
7/10 89% Adventureland (2009) Adventureland is ultimately an interesting but flawed mixture of Mottolla's early indie sensibility (The Daytrippers) with some of the more mainstream teen comedy elements of Superbad. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 26, 2011
6/10 66% The Karate Kid (2010) The story worked in 1984 and it works now. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 26, 2011
7/10 62% Final Destination 5 (2011) Final Destination 5 is a much-improved installment for the series on the heels of the terrible fourth film, The Final Destination, and an example of getting what you pay for in a suitably satisfying manner. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 26, 2011
6/10 58% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) Maybe it's not one of his very best haunted house stories, but it's del Toro, so it's still entertaining. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 26, 2011
8/10 59% Scream 4 (2011) It's Craven's best film since Scream 2, back in 1997, as the veteran horror director seems to flourish (Scream 3 aside) when telling a story of this sort and balancing the comedy and horror elements. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 13, 2011
8/10 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) This is a Harry Potter film that functions as a dark, emotional character study more than a fun adventure, which will be disconcerting for some. But if you love these characters, as many of us do, you'll find a lot to admire. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 18, 2010
4/10 9% Saw 3D (2010) As a fan of the series, it was impossible not to be bothered by how little time was spent with either Jigsaw or Gordon, the characters that mean the most to the series at this point. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 28, 2010
7/10 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) It's all about the execution, and among plenty of dead on arrival teen films, Nick and Norah is legitimately funny, sweet and charming. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 30, 2010
5/10 15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) While it's visually appealing, the new Elm Street fails to sustain momentum or create much genuine tension. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 30, 2010
3.5/5 56% The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) Beyond the physical resemblance the filmmakers managed to give her, Mol gives a truly breakout performance here. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 20, 2006
1/5 11% The Benchwarmers (2006) Forced and undercooked from start to finish. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 10, 2006
3/5 68% North Country (2005) North Country centers on Theron's work, and she is truly wonderful start to finish. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2005