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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Ingrid Goes West has fun with some social media tropes and Southern California tendencies, but it feels less like a satire than a cautionary tale, for both the envious and the envied.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
88% Girls Trip (2017) I can't wait to see this film again (and again), and to watch Haddish in whatever she does next.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
71% To the Bone (2017) Without judging or romanticizing, Noxon presents a heartfelt and heartbreaking portrait of a 20-year-old girl trying to cope with the challenges of growing up by obsessively restricting calories.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) The performances are engrossing, particularly Kidman's: She disappears into the distant primness of Ms. Farnsworth. The costumes are exquisite and the Southern setting atmospheric and beautiful.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) Creative parents' hearts are sure to be warmed when the school arts program is reinstated, and anyone who's ever been a kid can appreciate the fourth graders' mission to "make school fun again."‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
72% Sleight (2017) Sleight succeeds with its creation of a modern quasi-superhero in Bo and the launching of an electric new leading man in Latimore.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The action satisfies, even if the lines veer past campy into full-on cheese territory and the story is hazier than the smoke from a broken tailpipe.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
15% CHIPS (2017) Reimagined by writer, director, producer and star Dax Shepard, the big-screen CHIPS is a tawdry, testosterone-fueled tale built around penis jokes and endless evaluation of women's appearances.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Rather than romanticizing their drug-fueled youth, T2 is about accepting that reality and finding value in it.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Logan is a family drama, an action thriller and an epic superhero story. If this is indeed Jackman's last Wolverine film, he's going out in heartfelt, high-class style.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
27% Fist Fight (2017) Sometimes silly comedies actually have something to say. Fist Fight is not one of them.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 25% The Comedian (2017) Interesting character study and heartfelt love letter to New York City and the camaraderie among its comedians.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
6% Mother's Day (2016) Even if stars Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson are mom's all-time favorites, don't subject her to this cloying, plotless dose of saccharine unless she's done you wrong.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
88% A Monster Calls (2017) If you're not crying by the third act of A Monster Calls, you may want to have your humanity checked.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
13% Collateral Beauty (2016) With its cast of Oscar-caliber actors and pervasive theme of loss, Collateral Beauty should have been a deeply moving tear-jerker. Instead, it comes off as a melodramatic contrivance.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
14% Man Down (2016) Man Down carries a poignant message about American veterans' mental health needs, but you may give up on the movie before it gets there.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
89% Doctor Strange (2016) No affinity for superheroes or familiarity with Marvel mythology is required to enjoy the visual spectacle that is Doctor Strange. Being open to mysticism and the possibility of parallel dimensions might help, though.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
93% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
37% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) The predictable twist hampers the story's suspense, and the film doesn't dip beyond the superficial.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
25% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/4 74% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
68% Swiss Army Man (2016) Swiss Army Man hints at something deeper that it doesn't quite reach.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
28% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
98% 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
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
68% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
90% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
97% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
12% The Choice (2016) Some will eagerly dig in, while others are likely to find it too sticky and overly rich.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
14% Ride Along 2 (2016) If you thought the first one was fun, taking another spin won't disappoint.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
94% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015
60% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2015
74% Youth (2015) Original and unpredictable, Youth trusts its audience's curiosity and powers of perception.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
65% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
3/4 86% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
73% Trumbo (2015) You don't have to know a thing about Trumbo, Hollywood or communism to enjoy watching Trumbo.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
29% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
50% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2015
91% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
94% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
40% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
8% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2015
2.5/4 92% The Gift (2015) A satisfying directorial debut from writer, producer and actor Joel Edgerton.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
16% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) The story and performances are so sincere that Polar Bear doesn't suffer much from its loose ends.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
33% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2015
1/4 49% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2015
80% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015