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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 33% Live By Night (2017) Affleck sports plenty of snappy '20s fashions, tailored double-breasted suits, often cream-colored, and elegant Borsalino-style fedoras. He's dressed to kill for sure. Too bad his movie is so deadly dull. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 11, 2017
1.5/4 32% Monster Trucks (2017) The equivalent of a cinematic burp: gassy and inconsequential. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 10, 2017
3.5/4 84% Silence (2017) The very nature of belief itself is at the heart of "Silence." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 4, 2017
1/4 40% Why Him? (2016) What say we tiptoe quietly away and pretend this movie never happened? ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/4 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) The picture has an undeniable rough stylishness ... but in terms of coherence of storytelling it leaves the audience choking on all that swirling dust. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The action sequences, both on the ground and in space, are rousingly staged. But the losses incurred in those sequences are sobering. The stakes in the "Star Wars" rebellion are high indeed. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/4 60% Burn Country (2016) The performances are first rate, particularly Rains' work in the lead role. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 7, 2016
3/4 95% Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016) The litany of woes builds inexorably. Star Chen Gang plays the protagonist as the saddest of sad sacks, his eyes filling with hopelessness as his burdens bury him. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
1/4 11% Man Down (2016) Offering only an atmosphere of deepening gloom and a premise of utter hopelessness, "Man Down" is like movie antimatter: It repels interest. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 30, 2016
1.5/4 95% The Love Witch (2016) Is "the Love Witch" a parody? It sure feels like it. But I'm not sure Biller intended it to be one. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
0.5/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) If ever there was a movie that should never have been made, "Bad Santa 2" is that movie. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2/4 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) An old story, indifferently told here. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/4 95% Moana (2016) Moana is a joy. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3.5/4 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) The acting and script are so strong that the picture is an outstanding achievement even in the 2D version that most people will see. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 71% Bleed For This (2016) Teller is impressively bulked up, but there's a flatness in his performance. It's a dogged, rather than an inspired, portrayal. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/4 97% Aquarius (2016) "Aquarius" is about a half-hour too long for the story it tells, yet it feels like a privilege to be in the presence of such a powerful character and such a quietly commanding performance. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 8, 2016
3/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) In the matter of "Dr. Strange," two words: Big. Fun. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) With Andrew Garfield in the lead role and Mel Gibson in the director's chair for the first time in 10 years, "Hacksaw" is an incredibly powerful picture once it gets to the battle scenes. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
1.5/4 75% Trolls (2016) Kids up to maybe 5 to 6 might like it. As for Mom and Dad ... kindly keep your screams to yourselves. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Nov 1, 2016
3.5/4 100% Tower (2016) Maitland has created a documentary with a remarkable you-are-there immediacy. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/4 19% Inferno (2016) The chase, chase, chase pace is tiring, not least because it's not clear who many of these people are and what agendas they're following. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3.5/4 94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) The spell "Miss Hokusai" casts is a powerful one that lingers long after the lights go up in the theater. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 24, 2016
1.5/4 77% In a Valley of Violence (2016) Writer-director Ti West brings not an iota of originality to his handling of this material. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) It almost seems as if Cruise is slumming in this one. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 19, 2016
0.5/4 64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) The best thing about "The Greasy Strangler": that title. The worst thing about "The Greasy Strangler": everything that follows that title. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 51% The Accountant (2016) O'Connor's direction is perfectly in sync with the script's twists and turns. He makes Wolff's hunt through arcane financial records as exciting as a climactic shootout, and both scenes are riveting. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 77% London Road (2016) All in all, a brilliant piece of work. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 92% Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016) The trippiest, most visually mind-blowing motion picture since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
1.5/4 50% Phantasm: Ravager (2016) The main character, played by Bannister, is forever baffled as to what his actual reality is. His bafflement is shared by the viewer. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/4 70% Phantasm: Remastered (2016) Freshly refurbished with better sound and digitally sharpened visuals for this latest rerelease, "Phantasm" remains a pretty effective fright fest. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
1.5/4 30% Masterminds (2016) There are some genuinely funny bits but, alas, far too few. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) Directors Rob Cannan and Ross Adam have made a picture that's technically rough-edged but absorbing. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The picture's pyrotechnics are first rate, and the acting by the principals is more than serviceable. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) Filmed during three separate trips to the Auschwitz site starting in 2010, the result is a movie so intensely personal that it amounts to an extended selfie. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Count this one as a guilty pleasure. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/4 15% Mr. Church (2016) Get out your handkerchiefs, but don't expect to believe a minute of this vastly improbable tale. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 36% Blair Witch (2016) At a relatively compact 89 minutes, the picture still feels about 20 minutes too long thanks to all the repetition of familiar elements. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 61% Snowden (2016) The production values are first-rate - Stone's movies are always very good-looking - and the finely shaded performance of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role is a revelation. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 13, 2016
1/4 15% The Wild Life (2016) All things considered, this pitifully plotted Belgian-French production represents the nadir of animated movies released so far this year, a farrago of frantic action and mindless cacophony. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/4 40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) The picture is like an onion. There are layers here, and beneath them more layers. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/4 40% Morgan (2016) Nicely done, Mr. Scott, nicely done. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 30, 2016
3.5/4 45% Hands of Stone (2016) The acting in all roles is first rate, but in this one De Niro regains the title of undisputed champion. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
1.5/4 13% Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) The narrative content of "Kingsglaive" is a barely coherent muddle. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016
1.5/4 25% Ben-Hur (2016) What we have here is a B-grade rendering of the oft-filmed classic. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 66% Anthropoid (2016) Filmed in sepia tones to give it period flavor, infused with a sense of unrelieved tension and paranoia, and climaxing with a furious gunbattle, "Anthropoid" is a gripping picture. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2.5/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) In a year overloaded with comic-book movies, "Suicide Squad" just seems like more of the same. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 2, 2016
2/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) The pattern for these pictures has been set for decades, and this latest entry in the series breaks little new ground. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) A confused mishmash of plot elements featuring overwrought extraneous characters. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Though "The Infiltrator" breaks no new ground in its storytelling, it is nonetheless a riveting piece of work. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 14, 2016
4/4 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Laugh-out-loud funny one minute, achingly sad the next, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" takes the audience on a rollicking yet poignant journey through the New Zealand backcountry in the company of a pair of engagingly eccentric characters. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016