Soren Andersen

Soren Andersen
Soren Andersen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Seattle Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 71% All Is True (2019) The movie's impressive appearance notwithstanding, Shakespeare's domestic problems do not a classic make. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
4/4 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The acting by the two principals is impeccable, their portrait of male friendship is deeply felt. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
2/4 31% Shaft (2019) Its nothing-special plot, the product of writers Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow, features ill-defined villains and briefly touches on Islamophobia and military veteran PTSD and drug abuse - and never follows up on any of those issues. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) "Phoenix" is a joyless addition to the long-running "X-Men" franchise - 12 movies over 18 years - and one is left with the impression that the series has been too long at the fair. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/4 89% Rocketman (2019) Egerton is commanding throughout. His performance is truly a marvel. "Rocketman" as well. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 90% The Souvenir (2019) "The Souvenir" reveals itself slowly, calmly, with great deliberation. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
2/4 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Is the picture any good? Uhhh. It's a Godzilla movie. So I'm going to say, "not really." - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
1.5/4 57% Aladdin (2019) It's got a flying carpet. It's got an enchanted lamp. It's got a shape-shifting genie. But alas, "Aladdin" lacks real magic. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) It's all pretty silly, but the way "Parabellum" keeps topping itself and then topping the toppings makes the picture eminently watchable. It's a guilty summertime-movie pleasure for sure. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2/4 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Overlong set-piece action scenes pitched in the key of chaos, full of running and screaming and a whole lot of falling down, ultimately turn "Pikachu" into a wearying slog. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/4 68% Stockholm (2019) Thanks to the excellence of its two key performances, "Stockholm" is an uncommonly effective thriller, one with a heart and a brain. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
2.5/4 92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Cute is king here. Which figures. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
2.5/4 89% Missing Link (2019) "Link" is fun as far as it goes, but from Laika we expect something with a little more depth. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
1.5/4 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Should have left well enough alone. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3.5/4 94% The Mustang (2019) A stringent tale of a struggle for redemption. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/4 47% Dumbo (2019) Burton's command of this material and his masterful visual sense makes this "Dumbo" an engaging delight. Like that winsome elephant, it really does soar. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/4 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) "Hotel Mumbai" is a road map of atrocity. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/4 57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) It's a lot to pack into a movie of less than two hours of running time. To Nguyen's credit, he balances the elements of his screenplay with such skill that the audience doesn't get too lost in the weeds. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2/4 34% Wonder Park (2019) It's colorful. It's predictable. And also quickly forgettable. Genuine wonderment is in short supply in "Wonder Park." - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/4 41% The Wedding Guest (2019) "The Wedding Guest" is a thriller without thrills. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
2/4 46% The Kid (2019) There's gunplay aplenty, but nothing about "The Kid" sets it apart from the many Billy movies that have preceded it. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/4 72% Triple Frontier (2019) When greed runs up against conscience, you've got a story. It does in "Triple Frontier," and the story of that collision is a violent and thought-provoking one. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/4 98% Apollo 11 (2019) Even 50 years later, this is history that never gets old. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3.5/4 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The wide-eyed wonder reflected in the eyes of Hiccup and Astrid will be matched in the eyes of the audience. This really is amazing stuff. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
4/4 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) "Capernaum" is a searing, unforgettable work. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
2.5/4 37% Glass (2019) M. Night Shyamalan has crafted a very effective creepshow with "Glass," a shotgun marriage of his 2000 horror hit "Unbreakable" and 2016's "Split," an even bigger blockbuster. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
2/4 40% The Upside (2019) Catheter humor is a big laugh-getter. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
1/4 65% Aquaman (2018) It seems director James Wan had one overarching goal in making "Aquaman." His prime directive? Crush the audience into submission. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
2/4 93% Bumblebee (2018) For his live-action debut, Knight slips into Bay boomboom mode. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
1/4 27% Mortal Engines (2018) "Mortal Engines" hasn't much in the way of originality, other than its rolling city, to distinguish it from other, better post-apocalyptic tales. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) "Into the Spider-Verse" is pure fun, nonstop from start to finish. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
3.5/4 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" is a bloody good version of "The Jungle Book." And I do mean bloody. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2.5/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) The best animated movies are those that feel timeless. "Ralph," with its right-now storyline, seems already dated, a product of thinking that's five minutes ago. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/4 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) All in all, this "Buster" is something else. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
1.5/4 81% Overlord (2018) Zombies. Nazis. Clichés. Insane violence. "Overlord" delivers a whole lot of much too much. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) It feels inert, just this side of listless. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.5/4 36% Viper Club (2018) She's walking an emotional tightrope. Sarandon walks it with no missteps. It's a remarkable performance. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/4 36% Hunter Killer (2018) The plot has a lot of moving parts, but Marsh fits them together adroitly to deliver a thriller that's consistently exciting and thoroughly preposterous. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/4 79% Halloween (2018) There's more here than graphic gore and shocks. This is also the story of the multigenerational effects of trauma. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/4 98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Möller makes a whole lot out of very little: a whole lot of dramatic forcefulness out of the most simple and basic of elements, a solitary man struggling to do the right thing. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3/4 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It's a fitting send-off for a legendary Hollywood figure. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/4 87% First Man (2018) "First Man" is a most intimate epic about a most private man. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
1.5/4 29% Venom (2018) A picture in the running for the dubious distinction of being perhaps the worst Marvel-derived origin story ever. And that includes the odious 2015 "Fantastic Four." - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/4 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Audiard has made an atmospheric Western in which the four lead actors portray their characters with remarkable subtlety. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
1.5/4 27% Night School (2018) "Night School" plays like a bundle of improv sketches squashed together in a seemingly haphazard fashion. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/4 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) "Clock" feels like a movie at war with itself. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/4 58% White Boy Rick (2018) The '80s Detroit of "Rick" is a wintry moral wasteland. Despair hangs heavy in the air there. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 32% The Predator (2018) Similar to the scenario of the original picture, it's a band of grizzled soldier types who battle the alien menaces. Missing, however, is a formidable leading-man presence in the Schwarzenegger mold. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
1/4 26% The Nun (2018) It's all Aaaah! and Eeek! and on and on. It's so choppy and predictable that it becomes laughable. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet America's Musical Journey (2018) The positivity that runs through "America's Musical Journey" is wedded to an underlying celebration of the country's diversity. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018