Erick Weber

Erick Weber
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
A+ 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) A spot in my top 10 of 2014 has been locked down. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
D- 50% Carrie (2013) Schlockier than a Rolox watch, this Carrie will have panphobes howling with laughter. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2013
C 96% Gravity (2013) As Cuarón spells out in his intro: "Life in space is impossible". So is forming any emotional attachment to Gravity. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2013
A- 79% Don Jon (2013) Gordon-Levitt's cracking directorial debut depicts porn/sex addiction infinitely more realistically -- and rollickingly -- than 2011's absurdly-overrated snoozefest Shame. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2013
C 71% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) The makers of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 spend the first five minutes of their subpar sequel recapping the original, a handy reminder just how inferior Flint Lockwood's second cinematic outing is to his first. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2013
D- 32% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Bravo Jim Carrey, bravo. Refusing to promote your work in Kick-Ass 2 is the wisest career move you've ever made. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2013
C+ 66% Elysium (2013) What form of British-ish accent is Foster attempting exactly? A Razzie-worthy performance. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2013
B+ 85% The Conjuring (2013) Thank God I live in newish construction. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2013
A- 72% Pacific Rim (2013) Utter awesomeness. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2013
C+ 75% Despicable Me 2 (2013) The Minions' decision to go solo next year is the smartest move since The Simpsons severed their relationship with Tracey Ullman. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2013
C- 59% The Bling Ring (2013) A stick-thin expose of a gaggle of brats obsessed with snatching Prada purses and Alexander McQueen shoes from celebs' high-up-in-the-hills chateaus. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2013
C- 66% World War Z (2013) We've seen it all before and seen it done far, far better. E.g., 28 Weeks Later, the Holy Grail of the zombie-contagion genre. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2013
C 56% Man of Steel (2013) Superman's brawl with Zod is interminable, an ungodly overload of CGI that amounts to a special effects bludgeoning. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2013
B 75% The East (2013) Marling and Batmanglij pull punches as things come to a close, opting for a more pacifist resolution than their fictional insurrectionist group would certainly espouse. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2013
B+ 83% This Is the End (2013) A rapturously-riotous, celeb-skewering raunchfest. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2013
B 35% The Internship (2013) Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's cinematic reunion renders the Google-glorifying, Revenge of the Nerds ripoff irresistibly likable -- make that +1-able. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2013
A 97% Before Midnight (2013) Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy come off as if they were conjoined for the past nine years in the gloriously-acted, hypnotically-conversational conclusion to the Before Sunrise trilogy -- the year's first legit contender for awards season love. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
A- 64% Epic (2013) Though Epic walks a woefully-worn, save-the-planet path, it manages to feel fresh, even when drawing inspiration directly from Alice in Wonderland, Avatar and The Lord of the Rings. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2013
B- 67% The Iceman (2013) Getting to see Shannon boogie to Blondie is enough to warrant a stay of execution. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2013
A- 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) A visually-stunning, theatrically-showy spectacle that's as lavishly grandiose as one of Gatsby's grotesquely over-the-top shindigs. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2013
C- 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) A movie so block-headed, so aimlessly busy, you'd think Michael Bay directed the thing. Actually, that would be an upgrade. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2013
F 46% To The Wonder (2013) Malick's profound message permeating throughout: Living in Oklahoma blows. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2013
B+ 68% Trance (2013) The film's sensory experience is too alluring to resist, Boyle salvaging his unduly swirly story with a slathering of his shimmering, sumptuous aesthetics. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2013
B 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Administers exhilaration without a Michael Bay level of enervation. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2013
B- 91% The Sapphires (2013) The most affable, innocuous outing ever set in a war zone. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2013
A- 67% Spring Breakers (2013) Korine kills it with a Britney Spears-backed montage of the pretty little gangsters protecting Franco's drug-trafficking turf. Gun-toting teens clad in string bikinis passing for high art? Indubitably. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2013
A 71% The Croods (2013) The Croods is the most entertaining film of the year thus far -- a Neolithic knockout. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2013
D 38% Admission (2013) Admission doesn't just misfire, it flatlines. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2013
B 96% West of Memphis (2012) I would have preferred Jackson's clinically-presented project display a bit more reverence for the three young lives that were brutally taken some twenty years ago. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2013
D- 37% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) If The Incredible Burt Wonderstone were a real Vegas show, its rightful home would be amongst the rubble of an imploded casino. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2013
C- 58% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) The film's CGI'd talking monkey is more alive than Franco. And it totally looks fake. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2013
B+ 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) While Cianfrance's overambitious narrative and Crash-y conclusion come perilously close to bringing the film to its knees, the electrifying first half more than compensates. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2013
C 69% Stoker (2013) Dripping with mood but deprived of dynamics, Stoker fails as an overall film yet wonders with the wizardry of the man behind the cam. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2013
B- 35% Escape From Planet Earth (2013) A surprisingly well-produced effort that fills the recent vacuum of family films without totally sucking. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2013
B- 15% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) A bombastic onslaught of smashed-up machinery and king-sized explosions that adequately sates your neanderthalic needs. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2013
C- 47% Beautiful Creatures (2013) A supernatural spell of boringness smothers it all. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2013
C- 82% Side Effects (2013) Its big twist is telegraphed so soon after its start, there's zero shock value and zero suspense as the film plods towards its pathetically pat ending. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2013
A 98% Sound City (2013) An electrifying and enthralling labor of love that acts as a defibrillator for your creative juices. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2013
A- 82% Warm Bodies (2013) It's hard to beat a brain-eating scene with John Waits' "Missing You" blaring in the background, the '80s ode to the forlorn has never sounded so grotesquely poignant. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
D 29% Broken City (2013) A tedious, needlessly-convoluted clunker. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
B 93% Amour (2012) Haneke addresses the ravaging effects of aging in a starkly intimate way but Amour oddly lacks affectivity. Something that should be overflowing with emotion is strangely as sterile as Georges and Anne's Parisian apartment. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2013
B+ 32% Gangster Squad (2013) It's the premium cast that redeems the project. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2013
A- 92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) While it's executed with the same level of meticulous precision as the raid itself, you can't help but wonder if Bigelow could have compressed things just a bit. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2013
C+ 82% The Impossible (2012) The Impossible is immersive only when it's fully immersed. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2013
A 86% Django Unchained (2012) At a shade under three hours, Django Unchained never once feels that length...a testament to the ferocity of Tarantino's fantastically unmannerly concoction. - Final Cut on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2012
A 69% Les Misérables (2012) This is filmmaking of the most opulent order -- par excellence. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2012
C- 52% This Is 40 (2012) Teetering between tepidly humorous and totally unfunny, Judd Apatow's crazy long crudefest plays like bits and pieces of a stand-up routine that would get a comedian booed off the stage. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2012
B+ 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Packed with crescendos and crap-outs, Peter Jackson's mega-bloated beginning to Bilbo Baggins' pilgrimage across Middle-earth to Lonely Mountain both awes and bores. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2012
C 73% Killing Them Softly (2012) Everything about the loaded-with-lowlives crime flick is elongated, extended to the very precipice of its expiration date. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2012
B- 60% Hitchcock (2012) Mirren's "I am woman, hear me roar" nuclear weapon-level unloading on her hubby is a contender for the strongest acting moment this year - time stops, jaws drop when she unleashes it. - NECN EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2012