Eric Henderson

Eric Henderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Eric Henderson's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

DVD Reviews Only

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Carrie (1976)

"For 40 years now, girls have been telling their real-life Carrie counterparts to plug it up. But at least we know now that Edie McClurg is contrite." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2016

Valley of the Dolls (1967)

"Something 'bout those little pills, unreal the thrills they yield until they find you ripping off Susan Hayward's wig in the ladies' room and flushing it down the toilet. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2016

Raising Cain (1992)

"This generous presentation of yet another "alternate reality" for a film already lacking solid bearings makes it impossible to ignore. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Death Becomes Her (1992)

"To have Death Becomes Her's youth restored in a new HD transfer is, like you at the L'Oréal counter, worth it. Now a warning: The lack of bonus features make this disc look cheap." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 4, 2016

Dressed to Kill (1980)

""What's wrong with that guy anyway?" "He's a transsexual." Dressed to Kill's insolence about sexual identity and mental illness would feel dated were the film not De Palma's finest comedy, albeit in genre drag." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2015

All That Heaven Allows (1955)

"Sirk's definitive statement on human nature now gets a definitive, sparkling Blu-ray release." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2014

Grey Gardens (1975)

"More than the revolutionary costume of the day, the intimacy and personal interactions of Grey Gardens changed the course of documentary filmmaking." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 11, 2013

JFK (1991)

"Historians may forever rue the day JFK hit movie screens (unless they're fond of the job security it provided), but to movie fans, it's the centerpiece for any defense of the persuasive powers of the medium." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 21, 2013

House of Wax (1953)

"No paddleball could possibly contain as many dimensions as Vincent Price's silken voice." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2013

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

"The Best Years of Our Lives may be seen as square against its postwar best picture rival It's a Wonderful Life, just as How Green Was My Valley now seems against Citizen Kane, but you'd have to be blind not to recognize its unflinching achievements." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2013

Halloween (1978)

"The 35th anniversary Blu-ray release of Halloween will do the job until the inevitable 40th, 45th, and 50th anniversary releases." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2013

Ishtar (1987)

"After a number of delays, Ishtar finally hits Blu-ray, allowing everyone interested in revisionism the chance to engaged in some truly "Dangerous Business."" ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 1, 2013
No Score Yet

The Only Game In Town (1970)

"It's going to take a whole lot more than 3,000 limited edition copies of this Blu-ray to help The Only Game in Town finally turn a profit." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2013

The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

"Uneven and amateurish, with a sense of vulgarity that's now dated enough to seem downright Victorian, The Kentucky Fried Movie proves the maxim, "comedy is in the eye of the beholder."" ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 3, 2013

The Howling (1981)

"Electrolysis is probably here to stay, but the wealth of extras attached to Scream! Factory's The Howling Blu-ray would outlast even Rob Bottin's own leg-shaving party." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2013

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

"A woman's heart is a deep lake of secrets. And dead bodies." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 27, 2013

The Burning (1981)

"Would The Burning have been a better movie without the involvement of Bob and Harvey Weinstein? Wouldn't any movie?" ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 18, 2013

Christine (1983)

"As Dorothy Zbornak demanded, "Maestro, how about something with a little octane?"" ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2013

Holy Motors (2012)

"Get your motors running. Death moves at 24 frames per second." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2013

Dick Tracy (1990)

"Though sans bonus features, the playful macho burlesque of Dick Tracy still strikes a pose. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2013

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

"Maybe because How Green Was My Valley doesn't delve as deeply into the heart of darkness as Ford did in his earlier The Grapes of Wrath, it remains one of his most curiously underrated films." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2013

Cabaret (1972)

"Imitations, bastardizations, and endless co-opting of its surface style can't dilute the supremely bitter rinse of Cabaret's horrors." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2013

Deadly Blessing (1982)

"The script may be strictly A Touch of Satan, but Wes Craven's deep-seated ambivalence with his own religious upbringing sometimes sparks the rote Jesus freakery of Deadly Blessing to life." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 31, 2013
No Score Yet

Lost Horizon (1973)

"The Mayans were wrong. When Liv Ullman sings, "The world is a circle without a beginning," that's when the world ends." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 20, 2012

Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) (1930)

"While by some measure creakier than the six Hollywood films that Von Sternberg and Dietrich collaborated on in its wake, The Blue Angel still laid down a solid template for their strange relationship." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2012

Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)

"The waltzing heartbreak of Letter from an Unknown Woman serves as the gateway to Max Ophüls's late-period string of masterpieces." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 25, 2012

Masters of the Universe (1987)

"No one is up to Frank Langella's pouting Skeletor in Masters of the Universe." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2012

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

"Rosie Grier let kids know that it's all right to cry. E.T. gave kids, adults, and aliens no choice in the matter." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2012

Annie (1982)

"Category fraud didn't begin with the Oscars. It began when the Razzies awarded Aileen Quinn worst supporting actress of 1982." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2012

Macbeth (1950)

"Macbeth may be the least successful of Welles's Shakespeare films, but Olive Films's sporadically striking transfer will make that sort of hierarchal sound and fury signify nothing, indeed." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2012

Halloween II (1981)

"Halloween II is no masterpiece, and established a framework for some of the hackiest filmmaking in horror history. But at least the world knows now to never run on hospital floors covered in fresh blood." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2012

Steel Magnolias (1989)

"If Claree's nephew meets gay men by comfirming they have track lighting in their homes, I filter my dating prospects by checking to see if they have a copy of Steel Magnolias on their shelf." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2012

The Lion King (1994)

""Hakuna Matata" would mean never having to be subjected to The Lion King ever again, much less having Simba's growing pains coming at your face in 3D." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2011

Blow Out (1981)

"Criterion continues to prefer their De Palma relatively humorless, but there's no denying Blow Out's importance in the underrated director's filmography." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2011

Daughters (1971)

"The lifeblood of marriage was all but drained by the time Slovakia's sullen vampires reached it in the early '70s." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 8, 2011

The Naked Kiss (1964)

"No one slaps the f-stop out of pimps like Constance Towers!" ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2011

Salon Kitty (Edited Version) (1976)

"Saucy without entirely giving itself over to maladaptive glory, Salon Kitty festers in that fertile field somewhere between The Night Porter and Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2010

Fantasia 2000 (2000)

"The bonus features, or lack thereof, are a bummer, but Fantasia and especially its eager-to-please stepchild Fantasia 2000 have never looked better." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 4, 2010

Fantasia (1940)

"The bonus features, or lack thereof, are a bummer, but Fantasia and especially its eager-to-please stepchild Fantasia 2000 have never looked better." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 4, 2010

Best Worst Movie (2010)

"Best Worst Movie doesn't actually build much of an argument on behalf of Troll 2 eclipsing the reputations of Mommie Dearest, Xanadu, or even The Room, but it's made with genuine affection." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2010

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

"Icey Spoon's response to Harry Powell's snakelike jeremiads about says it all for this Criterion release: "Amen, amen!"" ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2010

The Sound of Music (1965)

"I'm no longer Friedrich. I'm no longer 14. And I'm no longer a boy. So why does this movie continue to haunt my nightmares?" ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2010
No Score Yet

The Pacific (2010)

"The bonus features are lacking, but The Pacific looks and sounds as impressive as any Blu-ray you're likely to see." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2010
No Score Yet

Score (1973)

"The hardcore version of Score stands shoulder (or dick) with screenwriter Jerry Douglas's more notable recent works: Jock-a-Holics, Buckleroos: Part I, and Buckleroos: Part II." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2010

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

"Beauty and the Beast is the movie that convinced Disney they were back in the game. I'd like to send T-1000 back in time to destroy it." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2010

The Leopard (1963)

"Do not go gentle into that night, Don Visconti. Rage, rage against the dying of the "Lights, camera, action!" era." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2010

Red Desert (1964)

"Exquisitely rendered ennui. Criterion's Blu-ray edition of Blu-ray will take you there." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2010

Showgirls (1995)

"The surgically-enhanced Blu-ray edition of Showgirls is so good I can hardly thread a needle." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 14, 2010

Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) (1997)

"Thanks to a sumptuous new high-definition transfer from Kino, Happy Together is still bittersweet, but with a little more emphasis on the sweet." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2010

Paura nella città dei morti viventi (City Of The Living Dead) (The Gates of Hell) (1980)

"Lucio Fulci's zombies have a nasty habit of disappearing right when you sort of wish they'd stay a while." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 31, 2010
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