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Erik Childress

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 86%

Cedar Rapids (2011)

"At 80-some minutes, the film is about the right length with a decent register of laughs. What gets lost is what I suspect is a more rounded comedy about religious hypocrisy and not judging a person's inner goodness by their outer conduct."
Posted Feb 12, 2011
0/4 18%

Just Go with It (2011)

"This film is a real piece of Devlin."
Posted Feb 11, 2011
1.5/4 14%

The Ledge (2011)

"There's no holy grail at the end of this path. Nor is there any great twist or reversal. Just a gigantic anti-climax that might prove to be Chapman's embracement of irony in the whole "this is all there is" slant towards atheism."
Posted Feb 3, 2011
3.5/4 71%

The Woman (2011)

"This is dark, challenging stuff with a dead-eye for satire and a fantastically out-of-control final act that will equally please the horror fan inside as well as the part that understands what is going on beneath the violence."
Posted Feb 3, 2011
0.5/4 No Score Yet

Vampire (2013)

"Vampire is an agonizing bore, traipsing along on the assumption that just because it is trying to be different, that does not make it special."
Posted Feb 3, 2011
1/4 56%

The Devil's Double (2011)

"Could play on a double-bill alongside Hobo With A Shotgun about iron fist dictators with a pair of psychotic sons who shoot first and laugh just as quickly. You might have trouble deciphering which is supposed to be the ironic one though."
Posted Feb 3, 2011
3/4 80%

I Saw the Devil (2011)

"Some wonderfully sadistic moments of violence and set pieces remind us that the guy pulling the strings is the same one who brought us some of the best action scenes in years with The Good, The Bad, The Weird."
Posted Feb 3, 2011
3.5/4 65%

The Music Never Stopped (2011)

"The film does manage to transcend its disease-of-the-week trappings and fall squarely between TV-movie and Oscar-baiting. A rather solid father/son tale as their relationship becomes a very moving center."
Posted Feb 3, 2011
2/4 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"A solid opening and a mayhem-laden third act cannot make up for an utter mess of a middle hour or for the utter lack of charisma by Jay Chou as Kato."
Posted Jan 16, 2011
3/4 24%

The Dilemma (2011)

"A surprisingly honest take on relationships with terrific performances by the four leads. A shame it has been mis-advertised as a wacky comedy, because it is much better than that."
Posted Jan 16, 2011
0/4 36%

Burlesque (2010)

"The movie is an affront to all things screenwriting; a package of empty envelopes at the cliche factory that actually should have every cliche filing a class action lawsuit to stop the film from using their likeness."
Posted Nov 25, 2010
2.5/4 52%

The Next Three Days (2010)

"By the end it is like watching Haggis reconsider choices made along the way and absolving himself for not knowing when a thriller just needs to be a thriller and the metaphors can be left to the real teachers."
Posted Nov 19, 2010
3.5/4 78%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"A grim landscape for our heroes...So grim, in fact, that you may feel as if Harry, Ron and Hermione are the last survivors of an apocalyptic aftermath and Part II may be all the better for it."
Posted Nov 17, 2010
2/4 56%

Morning Glory (2010)

"One of the most confused screenplays of the year makes it the morning show equivalent of Broadcast News; only with compromised standards encouraged."
Posted Nov 10, 2010
2/4 67%

Conviction (2010)

"The lack of flavor to elevate it from simple movie-of-the-week theatrics to the actual impact of cinematic convictions lessens this story focus and keeps us distracted as we look for the Lifetime logo to appear in the bottom corner. "
Posted Oct 15, 2010
1/4 71%

Red (2010)

"An excruciating bore on screen without a sense of wit, fun or action worth your attention. With Red, Schwentke earns his spot on the not-to-watch list and the Hoebers must be taken into custody and thrown into cinema jail."
Posted Oct 15, 2010
4/4 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"The manner in which Boyle stages and Franco portrays his eventual march to the first people he has seen in five days is reminiscent of George Bailey's triumphant run through Bedford Falls in It's a Wonderful Life and no less powerful."
Posted Oct 13, 2010
1/4 63%

Secretariat (2010)

"If ever a film recreated the experience of visiting an OTB – where you watch races on TV from far away, people are dressed poorly and it’s quite stinky – then Secretariat is a resounding success."
Posted Oct 8, 2010
2.5/4 88%

Let Me In (2010)

"Certainly well-made on its own, its adherence to almost being a direct copy of the beloved original with a few crucially damaging changes ultimately reveal this to be rather pointless for those already initimately familiar with it."
Posted Oct 1, 2010
4/4 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"Sorkin has stripped down the Facebook experience and presents the overlying and often unspoken commitment to its usage. How do others view us?"
Posted Oct 1, 2010
3/5 68%

Jack Goes Boating (2010)

"Audiences attuned to these kind of four-person dramas will get pretty much what they expect."
Posted Sep 24, 2010

Stone (2010)

"Stone is thrilling for what we're left to ponder afterwards more than any suspense inherit in the interaction during it." ‐Cinematical
Posted Sep 21, 2010

Hereafter (2010)

"Methodical storytelling has been an Eastwood trademark for years, but never has a film of his felt so lifelessly uncertain of its own intentions." ‐Cinematical
Posted Sep 21, 2010
2/4 85%

Easy A (2010)

"If it were not for the charming lead performance by Emma Stone anchoring this film, we would be less distracted from what a true mess it really is."
Posted Sep 17, 2010
4/5 88%

Etienne! (2010)

"Etienne never finds easy resolutions and gains an emotional closure for the audience."
Posted Sep 3, 2010
3/4 53%

Going the Distance (2010)

"As chances are dim that we may see another romantic comedy as funny and as close to honest as this all year, we should celebrate Going the Distance while we have the chance."
Posted Sep 3, 2010
3.5/4 66%

The American (2010)

"The film becomes an interesting statement about our recent government's involvement in global affairs and an intimately tense tale of a man capable of more than just the violence he causes."
Posted Sep 1, 2010
3/4 72%

The Last Exorcism (2010)

"The Last Exorcism is as much a mystery about our faith in religion (and movies) as it is trying to make us squirm in our seats."
Posted Aug 27, 2010
0/4 34%

Lottery Ticket (2010)

"A film so devoid of direction, so offensive in its storytelling and so wholly ignorant to its own philosophy, you would swear it was made by Madea Perry."
Posted Aug 20, 2010
1/4 81%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"An infuriating exercise in geek-baiting populated by unlikable characters that grows more frustrating through its 113 minutes, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is more like a feature-length adaptation of Reality Bites: The Video Game."
Posted Aug 13, 2010
1/4 46%

Step Up 3 (2010)

"You really can't say that the 3-D helps bring this series full circle. More like a straight line of cheesiness that features more covered crotch comin' at ya than a Jim Wynorski film."
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3.5/4 78%

The Other Guys (2010)

"The collaborations between Adam McKay and Will Ferrell which find a way to throw in a little bit of everything and be so consistently funny that the ease in which they do it practically spits in the face of George Bernard Shaw."
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3.5/4 85%

Get Low (2010)

"It is a genuine, often hilarious period piece with Aaron Schneider firmly in control of an impressive lineup of actors and a smoothly inviting script."
Posted Aug 6, 2010
2/4 42%

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

"Despite a promising cast and writers clearly recognizing where the original needed extensive improvement, they can't entirely get away from the Veber curse and it infects the middle hour until its almost impossible to recover."
Posted Jul 30, 2010
2/4 62%

Salt (2010)

"Because Salt takes itself with the poker face seriousness of the Bourne pictures only serves to make it more laughable."
Posted Jul 22, 2010
4/4 86%

Inception (2010)

"A masterpiece on a grand scale that is not just an ingenious work of science fiction but may be the best film since Rear Window to play along with your mind's eye on how we view movies altogether."
Posted Jul 14, 2010
2/4 64%

Predators (2010)

"It will surprise, disappoint and ultimately anger those hoping this film may have, at least, upped the stakes to give Predator the Aliens sequel it always deserved. That shot in the trailer of multiple laser sights trained on Brody is a cheat."
Posted Jul 8, 2010
3/4 93%

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"An all-American tale with award-level performances that is at its best when going for laughs rather than dramatic depths, where it comes disturbingly close to shifting the gears on its casual principles."
Posted Jul 8, 2010
2/4 81%

Despicable Me (2010)

"Inoffensive and safe without being particularly funny or exciting, Despicable Me would likely earn that description even if some villain went back in time and made sure Pixar never existed."
Posted Jul 8, 2010
2.5/4 52%

Knight & Day (2010)

"For its first hour it is a fast-moving fun lark of an action-comedy only to drop much of its good will in the second half to become a generic package with little-to-no surprises in store for its audience."
Posted Jun 23, 2010
4/4 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"A true circle of life that may end as the credits roll here but, as all good souls do, finds a way to begin again in a film that is every bit as wonderful as its predecessors."
Posted Jun 18, 2010
1.5/4 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi earned their iconic status with a poignant friendship for the ages. I doubt very strongly in 25 years if kids today will be saying the same about Dre Parker and Mr. Han."
Posted Jun 11, 2010
3/4 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"The A-Team is like a collection of mini-episodes briskly paced from one sequence to the next like a best-of marathon minus the commercials."
Posted Jun 11, 2010
3.5/4 72%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"One of the better cinematic portraits of a rock star in recent years but, unquestionably, the funniest film released so far in 2010."
Posted Jun 4, 2010
0.5/4 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"A miscalculation of feminine power so extreme that our country's threat level should immediately be raised."
Posted May 27, 2010
2/4 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"The short story by Dorothy M. Johnson should have so reminded them that 'when the legend becomes fact, print the legend.' Not the other way around."
Posted May 13, 2010
2.5/4 72%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Why get an actor like Rourke at the peak of his recent comeback and then lock him up to repair drones and type on a keyboard for the second half of the film? Hardly innovation for a film that argues against wasteful spending on hardware."
Posted May 6, 2010
0/4 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"After the incompetence exuded by Samuel Bayer here, I feel confident in saying it is time to put his feature film career to sleep for good."
Posted Apr 29, 2010
1/4 49%

The Losers (2010)

"The Roadshow nature of the casting adds another dimension to the film's title as the roles of leader, clown and big black guy appear to have been filled with leftovers from The A-Team auditions."
Posted Apr 23, 2010
2.5/4 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"The promising setup and rousing climax of Matthew Vaughn's film contradict each other and we walk away partly exhilarated but more with the nagging feeling that the questions it raises were never fully explored."
Posted Apr 15, 2010
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