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Erik Davis

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2010
96% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2010
57% Douchebag (2010) It definitely packs a punch and creeps into those personal places you might not want it to explore.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
40% HappyThankYouMorePlease (2011) Extremely accessible and relatable with its cute, hip New York vibe and believable, well-written dialogue that doesn't force out stupid MySpace/Twitter/Facebook jokes in order to remind young audiences of how relevant it is.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
95% Mary and Max (2009) Although a tad sappy and heavy-handed at times, Mary and Max fidgets and wiggles its way into our good spirits by the time it reaches its endearing conclusion.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
80% Catfish (2010) Overwhelmingly sad, honest, creepy and ultimately hopeful.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
93% Lovers of Hate (2011) Lovers of Hate does a superb job of tapping into a lot of our worst nightmares with some dark, intelligent comedy, and then completely screws us over by making it relatable and believable.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2010
100% Which Way Home (2009) A riveting documentary that taps into the same concept and themes of Sin Nombre, except it's all real and it's all heartbreaking to watch.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2010
63% Peter and Vandy (2009) Whenever a romance flick aspires to be more than stupid sex gags and over-the-top waterworks, then that's when I'll advise you to stand in line for a ticket.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2009
65% Youth in Revolt (2010) As a huge fan of the source material, I have to say this is as good of a big-screen adaptation as you're going to get from Youth in Revolt.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2009
94% Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) One of the best documentaries I have ever watched in my entire life.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/5 19% Righteous Kill (2008) This isn't the De Niro and Pacino of old ... it is, unfortunately, the older De Niro and Pacino.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2008
3/5 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) If Star Wars: The Clone Wars were a simple board game stacked up in a toy store aisle, the side of the box would read: "Ages 7 through Check Your Star Wars Ego at the Door."‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2008
4/5 96% WALL-E (2008) A beautiful sci-fi tale complete with all the feel-good vibes and fantastic, cutting-edge visuals we've come to expect from a film wearing the Pixar name.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2008
2/5 40% Finding Amanda (2008) ... they should've renamed this one Finding the Right Tone.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted May 15, 2008
69% The Wackness (2008) Finally, a film for kids of the 90's!‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted May 12, 2008
4/5 71% Bart Got a Room (2009) It's alive, it's colorful, it's got well-written characters and more than a handful of memorable scenes‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted May 9, 2008
20% Ball Don't Lie (2008) Had Ball Don't Lie gone the straight linear route and changed the story so that our main character was actually working toward a concrete goal, perhaps the film would've shined.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted May 1, 2008
3.5/5 53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) The HIGHly-anticipated sequel to 2004's Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle comes just how you'd expect it: raunchy, wild, disgusting and completely absurd.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2008
3.5/5 89% Nights and Weekends (2008) Nights and Weekends marks writer-director Joe Swanberg's fourth consecutive film at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and it's quite possibly his strongest work yet.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2008
4/5 83% A Necessary Death (2008) As much as it doesn't seem like you're watching an intricate plot unfold, there's actually so much going on -- all of it layered; structured brilliantly.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2008
63% Super High Me (2007) Super High Me is nowhere near the smartest or most thought-provoking documentary you will ever see, but it certainly delivers enough humor to keep even the non-stoners chuckling for an hour and a half.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2008
3.5/5 87% Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) Is Polanski a great filmmaker who made a mistake, or a perverted coward who ran from the law instead of facing the music?‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008
4/5 56% A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2008) Sexual Failures is edited well, the score is great and while certain scenes feel a bit staged, Waitt is immediately likable and a ball to watch on the big screen.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008
3/5 23% Incendiary (2009) Williams is magnificent in her role -- though they beat the living hell out of her, to a point where it almost becomes ridiculous.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008
4/5 54% Choke (2008) Ultimately, Choke is really a film for the Palahniuk fans who've have been waiting years to see this book come to life.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008
3/5 17% Downloading Nancy (2008) Downloading Nancy is a sick and twisted rollercoaster ride that climbs fast and drops slowly ... leaving you plenty of time to absorb its raw insanity along the way.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008
3/5 67% The Yellow Handkerchief (2010) Yellow Handkerchief is just another quiet character piece that may make its way to theaters in limited release, but won't cause any waves.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008
3.5/5 51% Bee Movie (2007) Here's the biggest problem most folks will have with Bee Movie: It's not Ratatouille.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2007
4/5 88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) At 83 years-old, Lumet still manages to deliver this film in a captivating, edge-of-your-seat fashion.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2007
4/5 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) It doesn't appear to have enough juice to land a best picture Oscar nod, but it definitely has enough taste to linger in your mouth, heart and mind for a long time to come.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2007
4/5 69% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) The first thing my friend said to me as the credits began to roll: "Loved it ... but the film won't make a dime at the box office."‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2007
2/5 15% The Brothers Solomon (2007) In real life, if you met John (Arnett) and Dean Solomon (Will Forte), you'd probably walk away thinking they were either suffering from some mental disorder or serial killers in training.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2007
4/5 88% Superbad (2007) Jonah Hill and Michael Cera displayed some of the best on-screen chemistry I've seen all year, and newcomer Christopher Mintz-Plasse squeezed his shtick in there at just the right moments.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2007
2/5 18% Rush Hour 3 (2007) As it is now, it's just a messy plate of leftovers fancied up to include the number three in the title.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2007
3.5/5 84% Rocket Science (2007) It's fun to watch an outsider try to succeed in a world full of outsiders, and for that reason alone, Rocket Science is worth the price of admission.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2007
4.5/5 88% The Simpsons Movie (2007) If you don't have the urge to stand up and cheer as the end credits begin to roll, then you are not who this movie was created for.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2007
2/5 14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) While it might be enough to make you laugh -- like with the majority of his films -- it's far from memorable.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2007
3.5/5 52% Introducing the Dwights (2007) It's sweet, quirky, sincere, and provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of those big-budgeted extravaganzas currently invading your local theater.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2007
1.5/5 7% License to Wed (2007) Do they have what it takes to keep it cool and stay together long enough to get hitched? Trust me, you won't care.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2007
3/5 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Welcome to the new millennium John McClane, where the portions are huge but the quality isn't what it used to be.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2007
4.5/5 90% Knocked Up (2007) We often feel like our hopes and dreams are over once a child enters the equation, but it's movies like this that help remind us it's only the beginning.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2007
3/5 56% Charlie Bartlett (2007) Here's a film that carries a heavy message about the mis-use of prescription medication amongst today's teens, but does so in a very clever (and fun) way.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2007
3.5/5 41% Shrek the Third (2007) Vibrant colors and finely-crafted backdrops pave the way for characters who, believe it or not, felt more alive in this world than they did back in those old books or cartoons.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2007
3/5 37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) It's PG-rated summer popcorn fluff at its best, and while the new additions might irritate the hardcore FF fanatics, those simply looking for a check-your-brain-at-the-door night out at the movies will certainly surf away satisfied.‐ Cinematical
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2007