Sandy Cohen

Sandy Cohen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Sandy Cohen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Associated Press

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set Queen of Katwe apart from other underdog chess movies." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 24, 2016

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"With Smulders and Yarosh on camera almost as much as Cruise, Never Go Back doubles the number of key women from the 2012 film. If only the story was as good." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 21, 2016

Morgan (2016)

"The predictable twist hampers the story's suspense, and the film doesn't dip beyond the superficial." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 2, 2016

Ben-Hur (2016)

"In the age of the Hunger Games and ever-present CGI, massive scale just doesn't have the impact it once did." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/4 75%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"It's fun to imagine what mischief pets could get into when their human's aren't home, and "Pets" does a great job of taking that idea to an extreme." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 5, 2016

Life, Animated (2016)

"An absorbing and ultimately exhilarating documentary." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 30, 2016

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"Swiss Army Man hints at something deeper that it doesn't quite reach." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 23, 2016

Warcraft (2016)

"There's just no way to become as invested during a two-hour movie as a gamer who's spent years, maybe even decades, immersed in the rituals and traditions of the worlds of Warcraft." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"The film is fun in its own right with its grand scope and great special effects, and it doesn't require a viewer's knowledge of its predecessors to be enjoyed, even if those who already know the characters get an even bigger payoff." ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 24, 2016

Love & Friendship (2016)

"The wit comes so quickly, the film demands a second viewing. The heartlessness of the central character, though, makes that option unappealing." ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 12, 2016

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"The film offers a fresh look at the adrenaline-laced lifestyle of war correspondents and a timely criticism of TV news. And it delivers some laughs, too." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 29, 2016

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

"Director Malcolm D. Lee and writers Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver develop each of these characters enough to deliver a winning ensemble comedy with multiple story lines and just the right dose of realistic drama." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 13, 2016

The Dark Horse (2016)

"Gen is such a big-hearted character that his story is more than just a portrait of overcoming mental illness or a tale of a loving mentor taking his rag-tag team to the top." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 29, 2016

The Choice (2016)

"Some will eagerly dig in, while others are likely to find it too sticky and overly rich." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 4, 2016

Ride Along 2 (2016)

"If you thought the first one was fun, taking another spin won't disappoint." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 14, 2016

Room (2015)

"Arresting and heartbreaking, wrought with extremes of tension and love, Room is as evocative and unforgettable on screen as in the bestselling novel that inspired it." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 30, 2015

Joy (2015)

"Despite the convoluted family dynamics and less-than-successful use of the show-within-a-show trope, Lawrence makes Joy easy to believe and easy to root for, no matter what she's selling." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 23, 2015

Youth (2015)

"Original and unpredictable, Youth trusts its audience's curiosity and powers of perception." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 3, 2015

The Night Before (2015)

"The Night Before is a millennial coming-of-age story cloaked in a cloud of smoke. It's a druggie comedy, to be sure, but a sweetness about vulnerability, honesty, friends and family cuts through the haze." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 17, 2015
3/4 87%

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

"Relying on 50 years of character development, the Peanuts gang stays true to their original selves -- there's no new edge or post-modern snark in the mix." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 3, 2015

Trumbo (2015)

"You don't have to know a thing about Trumbo, Hollywood or communism to enjoy watching Trumbo." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 3, 2015

Burnt (2015)

"Unless you also want a tremendous side of ego and hearty helping of yelling, Burnt may be a dish to skip." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 29, 2015

Tomorrowland (2015)

"It's hard to say exactly who the audience is for this packed-to-the-brim, sci-fi/action-adventure/family romp." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 3, 2015

The Martian (2015)

"With Damon's charm center stage, Scott has crafted an exciting, hopeful story about humanity at its best: The brightest minds working together for a common goal that bridges international borders and forges a feeling of unity." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 30, 2015

Sicario (2015)

"Villeneuve has crafted a compelling, unflinching look at the deadly and complicated war on drugs, one that will challenge the attitudes of even the most straight-edged and law-abiding viewers." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 24, 2015

We Are Your Friends (2015)

"Director Joseph captures the vital energy and druggie haze of EDM parties, providing a peek into a world not often seen on the big screen." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 28, 2015

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

"Unfortunately, Hitman: Agent 47 leans on another familiar Hollywood convention, this one painfully outdated: the damsel in distress. It's always disheartening to see this tired trope employed, but especially here." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 19, 2015
2.5/4 93%

The Gift (2015)

"A satisfying directorial debut from writer, producer and actor Joel Edgerton." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 4, 2015

Pixels (2015)

"Part of the problem is that it's unclear who the filmmakers think their audience is. This is a big-budget spectacle about 1980s nostalgia aimed at kids who have no emotional connection to the decade. Pixels is also insanely sexist." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 22, 2015

Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)

"The story and performances are so sincere that Polar Bear doesn't suffer much from its loose ends." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 17, 2015

Entourage (2015)

"All the familiar characters are there, along with ostentatious mansions, convertible Ferraris, Los Angeles landmarks and those topless women. It's a celebration of idealized consumption, presented without criticism." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 2, 2015
1/4 48%

The D Train (2015)

"The issue is the story. It's not just uneven, it's often unfunny: tinged with homophobia and centered on a wholly unlikeable, self-absorbed man." ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 7, 2015
2.5/4 29%

The Longest Ride (2015)

"The film is likely to satisfy Sparks fans. And it brings something new to the romance genre: bull riding." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 7, 2015

Furious 7 (2015)

"Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make Furious 7 a campy, crowd-pleasing escape." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 1, 2015

Get Hard (2015)

"It's tricky territory to tread, and Get Hard doesn't always get it right, but in a nation where racial and economic divides are growing issues, it deserves credit for trying." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/4 83%

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

"An unforgiving, unflattering portrait of a fallen athlete and inspiration." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 4, 2013

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

"Insidious: Chapter 2 picks up where the first story ended, but the sequel has enough scares, laughs and a story of its own to stand alone." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 12, 2013
2.5/4 27%

Jobs (2013)

"The history of a company isn't as compelling as the history of a person, especially one as complex, innovative and influential as Steve Jobs." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 15, 2013