Erik Davis

Erik Davis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Erik Davis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cinematical,

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88%

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)

"This year's most hilariously unique disaster movie." ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2016
3/5 47%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Even if it feels a little too muddled and busy in its execution, there's enough here to inspire a more thoughtful and educated approach to telling a soldier's story." ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2016

Sleight (2017)

"Sleight is a film that may not feel as fresh as, say, Chronicle, but its low-budget genre sensibilities mixed with more urban undertones speak directly to the sort of entertainment audiences are craving these days." ‐
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Its structure is messy & its storytelling is incoherent at times, but it looks good, sounds great and pushes the genre forward in some neat ways." ‐
Posted Aug 2, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones masterfully navigate their way around a ghost-fueled movie that fully embraces their brand of comedy ..." ‐
Posted Jul 10, 2016
3/5 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"Ultimately it satisfies fan cravings to see two of the world's most popular superheroes throw down." ‐
Posted Mar 22, 2016
4/5 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"...a psychological cinematic chess game stuffed with thrills, chills and a neat little premise that keeps you guessing till the very last shot" ‐
Posted Mar 8, 2016
4/5 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is exactly the movie you want it to be." ‐
Posted Dec 15, 2015
4/5 87%

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

"The fact that Charlie Brown isn't on Snapchat is one of the reasons why I loved 'The Peanuts Movie.'" ‐
Posted Nov 4, 2015
5/5 97%

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"This isn't just one of the best action movies of the year -- it may eventually go down as one of the best action movies ever made." ‐
Posted May 11, 2015
4.5/5 96%

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

"If you're fan of vampires and vampire lore, there's no doubt you'll dig this. If these guys represent the voice for spoof movies moving forward, we're in a really good place. " ‐
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4.5/5 74%

Inherent Vice (2015)

"a hilariously complex stoner noir that weaves around its massive web of characters utilizing a tone that's at times overtly slapstick, yet also deeply spiritual and romantic." ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2014

Laggies (2014)

"An adorable and accessible romantic comedy about discovering yourself through someone else's family." ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2014
4/5 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

"A surefire Oscar contender that should secure multiple nominations (especially for its performances), Foxcatcher is, at its core, about the risks, rewards and consequences of wanting to be great." ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 90%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"The Imitation Game is a surprisingly brainy war picture about some of the more unexpected heroes behind the scenes." ‐
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/5 78%

St. Vincent (2014)

"What starts out as a dirty, foul-mouthed dark comedy with a bit of Uncle Buck-ishness to it slowly softens into a really sweet story about finding your second wind in life." ‐
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/5 89%

The Drop (2014)

"With The Drop it's more about atmosphere than story -- more crime and character than mystery and suspense" ‐
Posted Sep 11, 2014

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"Men, Women & Children may not be as strong as Up in the Air, or as memorable as Juno, but it'll start a conversation and may even convince you to unplug for awhile." ‐
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

" has everything you want in a movie: thrills, chills, humor, heartbreak, romance, betrayal and really cool action sequences" ‐
Posted Jul 30, 2014
5/5 98%

Boyhood (2014)

" the end you'll feel like this massive time capsule was just injected into your soul." ‐
Posted Jul 10, 2014

Balls Out (2015)

"Everyone is clearly having a ball here." ‐
Posted Jun 3, 2014
4/5 91%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Edge of Tomorrow leaps onto the summer-movie playing field with ferocious tenacity, expertly balancing large-scale action with humor, tension, courage and the kind of flawed heroes you really grow to invest in." ‐
Posted May 28, 2014
4/5 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"...behind its filth is this refreshing comedy that plays like gangbusters to both the bro crowd and the married crowd " ‐
Posted May 6, 2014
3.5/5 86%

Chef (2014)

"Favreau's Chef is a personal, feel-good palate cleanser from a writer-director who's pretty obviously searching for the fresh start his main character so desperately needs." ‐
Posted May 6, 2014
3.5/5 52%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"Guts, charisma and inventiveness. That's what The Amazing Spider-Man 2 does better than other superhero movies." ‐
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3/5 83%

Gabriel (2015)

"Rory Culkin delivers the best performance of his career in Gabriel" ‐
Posted Apr 17, 2014
4/5 94%

Whiplash (2014)

"Whiplash delivers an energy you're lucky to feel once or twice on the big screen each year" ‐
Posted Jan 19, 2014
4/5 44%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"Ten years after Garden State, Zach Braff returns to directing with this funny and heartwarming take on fatherhood." ‐
Posted Jan 19, 2014
4/5 90%

The Guest (2014)

"A hilariously badass '80s throwback that continually shifts gears and keeps you guessing to the very end" ‐
Posted Jan 18, 2014
4/5 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"David O. Russell's American Hustle is at times both deliciously sexy and hilariously unsexy in its attempt to portray the awful, scheming hustlers we all pretend not to be." ‐
Posted Dec 4, 2013
4/5 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"It's like an awesome episode of Survivor All-Stars, except the stakes are so much bigger. " ‐
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3.5/5 66%

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

"Thor: The Dark World adds spoonfuls of sci-fi/fantasy eye candy for a big-screen Marvel fan base that needs it and most certainly wants it." ‐
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3.5/5 79%

The Dirties (2013)

"This might just be one of the most accurate portrayals of school violence you'll ever see" ‐
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/5 81%

Don Jon (2013)

"Don Jon humanizes the Jersey Shore type by burying itself beneath the muscles and hair gel with a story about learning how to connect with another human being." ‐
Posted Sep 27, 2013
2.5/5 28%

Machete Kills (2013)

"It's sexy, goofy, absurd, and full of bonkers performances" ‐
Posted Sep 22, 2013
5/5 96%

Gravity (2013)

"Gravity is unlike anything you've experienced in a movie theater this year" ‐
Posted Sep 16, 2013
4/5 93%

The Spectacular Now (2013)

"The Spectacular Now marks the return of the great coming-of-age movie" ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2013
4/5 85%

Under the Skin (2014)

"...a creepy little sci-fi thinker that burrows itself underneath your skin and tests the way you perceive sexuality." ‐
Posted Sep 11, 2013
3/5 71%

What If (2014)

"The film has some genuine things to say about where you draw the line between loving someone and falling in love with someone" ‐
Posted Sep 8, 2013
3/5 83%

Begin Again (2014)

"A lovely story that's sweet, funny and heartfelt -- and man does it sound good." ‐
Posted Sep 8, 2013
5/5 96%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"This might just be one of the most powerful films you ever watch" ‐
Posted Sep 7, 2013
4/5 81%

Prisoners (2013)

"It's an emotionally intense edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that won't let go of your mind, body and soul until the title card appears in the end credits." ‐
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 71%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"'Pacific Rim' is outrageously badass" ‐
Posted Jul 8, 2013
4/5 55%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Where Man of Steel really succeeds is in its power to connect, emotionally and spiritually, with its audience. " ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"Remember, this is the summer movie season, where spectacle trumps all, and boy does this movie know how to show off its more spectacular moments. Trust me, you'll have a good time." ‐
Posted May 13, 2013

The Kings of Summer (2013)

"A hilarious, over-the-top coming-of-age comedy." ‐
Posted Jan 23, 2013

The Lie (2011)

"An under-the-radar gem that may hit you in ways you never expected long after the credits roll." ‐ Cinematical
Posted Nov 14, 2011

Like Crazy (2011)

"It's a film about how it feels to be in love; how beautiful, intense, addictive and debilitating love can be, but how necessary it is for us to experience as we get older and start sorting out our lives." ‐ Cinematical
Posted May 23, 2011

True Grit (2010)

"A tight, concise Western that pays more homage than it does re-invent the genre, True Grit isn't quite the masterpiece some were expecting, but it's so much fun to watch that many will leave the theater thirsting for more." ‐ Cinematical
Posted Dec 2, 2010

The Social Network (2010)

"With a lot of help from Sorkin's (potentially Oscar-worthy) script, David Fincher has crafted his most humorous film since Fight Club." ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 21, 2010
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