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Erica Abeel

Erica Abeel
Erica Abeel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Jane Eyre (2011) Lovers of Charlotte Bronte's classic will luxuriate in the spooky Gothic atmosphere, but the film's pallid Jane fails to nail a character who changed how women view themselves.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2011
77% In A Better World (2011) ...it's refreshing to encounter a deeply involving film unafraid of raw, visceral emotion, a film that for once thinks almost too big. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2011
88% Blue Valentine (2010) Powerful, raw and fluidly shot, this history of a marriage told in shuffled time stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, two of our finest young actors.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2010
98% Inside Job (2010) A blistering, eye-opening documentary with the potential to change America.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2010
76% The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010) Soaring visuals of the mighty mount combine with a portrait of intriguing George Mallory to hit a new peak in adventure filmmaking.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2010
62% The Concert (Le concert) (2010) In this lumbering farce with maudlin top notes, a group of displaced Russian musicians attempt to reclaim their former glory.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2010
67% Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) (2010) From venerable French filmmaker Alain Resnais comes a trippy, genre-bending meditation on the vagaries of passion that widens the boundaries of cinema, but engages the intellect more than the emotions.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2010
52% Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010) Unscrolling at the intersection of high art, drama and sex, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky brings a pair of legends to vibrant life.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 25, 2010
91% The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (2010) This psychological thriller from Argentine Juan José Campanella boasts a fine cast and spiky dialogue, but thematic bloat blunts its power.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2010
94% Home (2009) This original but overlong fable about a family menaced by industrial progress captures fears about a planet out of control.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2009
36% New York, I Love You (2009) This collage of vignettes breathes life into New York's edgy lovers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2009
87% Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon) (2008) A bold, riveting tale of wartime resistance borrowing the form of a noir thriller.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 17, 2009
87% Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron) (The Flame and the Lemon) (2008) A bold, riveting tale of wartime resistance borrowing the form of a noir thriller.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2009
66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) In this brilliant and provocative chamber piece, the ever-inventive Steven Soderbergh captures the life of a high-end call girl, equating it with the entrepreneurs she services.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 13, 2009
13% The Informers (2009) Gregor Jordan and Bret Easton Ellis take no prisoners in this uncompromising, expertly crafted shocker about hedonism in early-'80s L.A.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2009
19% Reunion (2009) This reunion of old college friends gets a leaden treatment in what is effectively a one-act play posing as a film.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2009
59% The International (2009) Tom Tykwer's globe-spanning thriller about corporate malfeasance offers ideas, pace, beauty, and an aces turn from thinking-man's action hero Clive Owen.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2009
57% Defiance (2009) Recreating true events, this rousing, impeccably lensed World War II drama depicts Jewish partisans battling Nazis in the woods of Belarus, with Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber outdoing themselves as heroic fighters.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2008
72% Lust, Caution (2007) For those willing to enter its dangerous world, the rewards of this film are great.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2007
57% Interview (2007) At film's end, we happily say adieu to a pair who deserve each other more than they imagine.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2007
27% Evening (2007) Even the lineup of superlative thesps can't mask the pandering, manipulative ploys at the film's cheesy heart.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2007
92% Sicko (2007) [Moore] turns potentially dry material into a film that's funny, poignant, and a call to arms.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2007
79% A Mighty Heart (2007) Those willing to stay with this often demanding film, though, will find an unusually balanced view that celebrates not only Mariane's courage, but the Pakistanis who fought valiantly on her behalf.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2007
64% The TV Set (2007) David Duchovny as the writer delivers a turn so listless and bland, you want to goose him with a cattle prod.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2007
85% The Hoax (2007) Pacey and entertaining, it's anchored by a zesty turn from Richard Gere, and it deftly evokes, through music and news clips, the early '70s of Nixon and anti-war protests.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2007
87% The Lookout (2007) This film leaves you hoping for a project truly worthy of Gordon-Levitt's gifts.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2007
88% Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006) The film generates such visceral heat, the whole notion of genre becomes irrelevant.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2007
57% Last Days (2005) The film will likely divide viewers, striking many as a self-indulgent wallow, others as a rewarding envelope-pusher. In fact, it combines elements of both.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
76% Games of Love and Chance (L'Esquive) (2005) Viewers here can't help but respond to the raw emotions and acting ability of the largely nonprofessional cast.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
80% The Ninth Day (Der neunte Tag) (2005) This powerful film celebrates individual acts of conscience in barbarous times.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
88% Broken Flowers (2005) The auteur's unbeatable weirdness here mutates into preciosity.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
72% Friends With Money (2006) For all its Sundance cool factor, the latest from this gifted director glances off the viewer without leaving much impact.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) Montiel's first effort remains episodic and inward, failing to build a bridge to the viewer.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
80% Brick (2006) An innovative ride that carries the viewer into a world familiar from genre films and the novels of Dashiell Hammett, yet quite unlike anything we've seen before.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
88% Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) (2005) Its novelistic breadth, pitched intensity and on-the-fly shooting style pull the viewer smack-dab into the middle of these lives.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2007
66% Black Snake Moan (2007) Preachy, schematic and numbingly predictable.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2007
85% Bamako (2006) Miraculously manages to be not merely ferociously partisan, but dramatically compelling and a feast for the minds of moviegoers, not overly nourished these days.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2007
89% Red Road (2007) In a triumph of filmmaking, Arnold has endowed a tale of female rage with disquieting social resonance.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2007
74% The Painted Veil (2006) A soaring, tragic tale of transcendence and forgiveness that resonates long after the credits roll.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2006
32% The Good German (2007) Will prove more compelling as a technical study for Film Studies majors than as an entertainment for a general audience.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2006
26% A Good Year (2006) This Gallic tourist-porn feels as stale as yesterday's baguette.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2006
93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) Clooney confidently lasers away the characters' personal lives to focus on Murrow's maneuverings.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2005
72% Walk on Water (2005) A film that brilliantly works the intersection of the personal and the political.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2005
68% Closer (2004) Succeeds as an exercise for the excellent Nichols, even when its theatrical origins fight with the medium of film.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2004
83% Finding Neverland (2004) It's Depp, sporting a Scottish accent, who carries the film with his daringly underplayed portrait of a man more at home in idyllic forests and lagoons than his own drawing room.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2004
68% The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) Offers up a brave, spot-on portrait of one man pulverized by the system during the Watergate era.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2004
51% Vanity Fair (2004) This is a middling venture destined for English lit courses.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2004
56% Ned Kelly (2003) Rises above its own shortcomings through Heath Ledger's electric embodiment of Ned.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
73% Zelary (2004) This foreign import is more than just a suspenseful wartime story; there's a lack of cynicism, a willingness to embrace human possibility that's as old-fashioned as it is refreshing.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004
84% The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Should be made mandatory viewing in places low and high.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2004