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Erik Lundegaard

Erik Lundegaard
Erik Lundegaard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate, Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 74% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) Schwartzman is great at making Harry both sharply intelligent and not nearly as clever as he thinks he is. You also sense, in some lost look in his eye, a faint realization that life is passing him by. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/4 43% American Ultra (2015) The tenderness in some of the early scenes took me by surprise. But then gore and general cartoonishness took over. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
0/4 41% Tusk (2014) The most disgusting and pointless movie I've seen. Emphasis on pointless. I spent half the movie sick to my stomach. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1.5/4 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) The original "Dolphin Tale" was so anodyne it felt like a 1950s TV series: episodic problems resolved in an ultrasafe atmosphere, often by parental, generally fatherly, advice. This is more of the same. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
1.5/4 46% The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014) I found a few lines and images in the second half intellectually stimulating, but it wasn't enough. "Strange Color" exploited little but my patience. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 4, 2014
1.5/4 17% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) The movie raises religious and philosophical questions about whether what we put out in the world is returned to us, but it sticks with the ultimate American answer: There is no problem so great that winning a football game won't solve it. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3.5/4 97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000) Hank Greenberg is an unabashed paean and just a joy to watch. It should be required viewing for all modern athletes who disregard their role-model status. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 28, 2011
4/4 97% Alien (1979) The most startling thing watching Alien again is its pacing. For the first 45 minutes, little happens. It's all slow, exquisite build-up, which makes the second half seem all the more horrific. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 28, 2011
3/4 No Score Yet On a Tightrope (2006) Lom, and the children, find balance and hope. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 19, 2007
4/4 88% Tell Them Who You Are (2005) A hilarious, poignant documentary from Mark Wexler, son of famous cinematographer Haskell Wexler, about his irascible, politically headstrong father. ‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Apr 14, 2005
2/4 65% Coach Carter (2005) Must decency be dull? ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 14, 2005
0.5/4 10% Elektra (2005) It's opaque where it should be clear (motivations; fight scenes). It's clear where it should be opaque (what happens next). ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 14, 2005
3/4 94% 6ixtynin9 (2000) It's Ratanaruang's stylish direction that recommends the movie. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 2004
1/4 68% The Manson Family (2004) A nauseating mélange. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 17, 2004
2/4 25% Blade: Trinity (2004) Our obsession with style over substance is becoming pathological. When are we going to get sick of this stuff? ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 8, 2004
3/4 78% Overnight (2004) Overnight is a pungent documentary that details the awful, groping evanescence of Hollywood buzz. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 3, 2004
1.5/4 59% Go Further (2004) You want to yell 'Focus!' not at the projectionist in the booth but at the activists on the screen. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 12, 2004
3/4 95% End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2004) A satisfying, straightforward documentary with great archive footage and interviews with band members ... and those they influenced. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 29, 2004
4/4 100% Modern Times (1936) Good physical comedy will always be funny, and Chaplin was a master. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 22, 2004
7% Surviving Christmas (2004) There's a lot to not buy in Surviving Christmas. I recommend not buying. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 22, 2004
1.5/4 80% Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2004) Tsai is hugely popular with film critics, I believe, in part because film critics actually have something to do while watching his films. While the girl is limping down the hallway, we can take notes. Regular theatergoers? They can only watch helplessly. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 15, 2004
1/4 37% The Final Cut (2004) The lack of imagination, given the initial premise, is astounding. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 15, 2004
2/4 28% Around the Bend (2004) The movie, sadly, wants us to be all warm and cozy. It wants to tuck us into bed. Try not to fall asleep. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 15, 2004
2.5/4 45% Nicotina (2004) It feels lightweight and forgettable. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 8, 2004
11% Thérèse (2004) It deals with profound questions of death and separation but with the slow, satisfied air of those who have all the answers. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 1, 2004
1.5/4 29% Moog (2004) The doc focuses exclusively on Robert Moog, and Robert Moog is, well, kind of boring. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 24, 2004
1.5/4 53% Faster (2004) A bland, straightforward documentary about an insane sport. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 24, 2004
0/4 0% National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2004) Don't waste your money. Please. Spare our culture some last semblance of dignity by ignoring National Lampoon's Gold Diggers altogether. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 17, 2004
2.5/4 80% Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) The battle scenes are gripping and horrific, the special effects amazing, and the sentimentality overwhelming. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 3, 2004
2/4 63% Time of the Wolf (2004) The questions the film raises are more interesting than the film itself. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 3, 2004
1/4 78% Jigoku kôshien (Battlefield Baseball) (2003) It's purposely, triumphantly stupid. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 20, 2004
2/4 21% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) AVP will probably satisfy its fans' most basic desires. But, like most sugar rushes, it won't satisfy them for long. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 16, 2004
2/4 50% Code 46 (2004) It's a distinct, fully realized and fascinating world; it's the story Winterbottom places in the foreground that's unfulfilling. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 13, 2004
3.5/4 99% The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei) (2004) A small, respectful corrective. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 23, 2004
3/4 74% The Hunting of the President (2004) As faulty as its titular subject, but it raises important questions and will probably get your blood boiling. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 23, 2004
3/4 40% The Road to Love (2001) Sensual and sweet. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 8, 2004
0/4 15% White Chicks (2004) An early candidate for worst movie of the year. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 23, 2004
2.5/4 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) Did that movie just wink at me? I think it did. But I'm not quite sure. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 18, 2004
3/4 31% Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Properly silly and slapsticky. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 16, 2004
1.5/4 29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) Diesel makes a fine action star, and some of the fight scenes are cool, but resistance is recommended. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 11, 2004
1.5/4 26% A Slipping-Down Life (1999) Independent films like to equate smallness with authenticity, but sometimes, unfortunately, they're just small. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 28, 2004
2/4 65% Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) There are few things more boring than cool. Cool keeps to itself; cool doesn't reveal itself. For cool to be cool, it has to be part of a larger story. Here it's not. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 21, 2004
0.5/4 34% What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004) Here's the mystery for me. How did questions that started out so vast and existential swirl down into something so small and loopy and pathetic? ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 20, 2004
3/4 86% Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2004) Unexpected plot twists keep us interested. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 7, 2004
2.5/4 58% Sacred Planet (2004) Left me craving a little messy diversity. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 22, 2004
1/4 4% The Whole Ten Yards (2003) The Whole Nine Yards was only about a yard short of being a worthwhile comedy back in 2000, but its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards, doesn't even manage to get onto the playing field. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 9, 2004
2/4 36% The Gospel of John (2003) It's a straightforward, unimaginative narrative, and thus not very memorable. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 2, 2004
2.5/4 91% Coral Reef Adventure (2004) The panoramic views of various island locations are, of course, gorgeous, and inspire a kind of giddy vertigo. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 26, 2004
2/4 21% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) The movie's almost good enough to wash the bad taste of the first Scooby-Doo movie from our mouths. Almost. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 26, 2004
2.5/4 61% NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (2004) Its rampant corporate sponsorship is messy and distracting, and the athleticism necessary to triumph is still less intriguing (perhaps because it's less visible) than the athleticism necessary to triumph in, say, baseball. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 12, 2004