Soren Anderson

Soren Anderson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 50%

Phoenix Incident (2016)

""The Phoenix Incident" is an indigestible mess." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/4 48%

One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016)

"[A] bitingly perceptive family drama ..." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 53%

Demolition (2016)

"Thanks to Gyllenhaal's performance, "Demolition" stands out as a powerful meditation on the unhinging effects of deep grief." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/4 87%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"Though it's a super accurate rendering of the time period it portrays, the picture is also universal in its appeal." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 6, 2016
1.5/4 25%

Kill Your Friends (2016)

"A more disagreeable collection of cynical, backstabbing, self-aggrandizing, shallow, vicious and vile specimens of humanity gathered together in a single motion picture would be difficult to conceive of." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/4 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"The picture is a long tease, artfully constructed. Mood is all-important, and it's a mood designed to keep the audience off balance and on edge until the very end." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 30, 2016
2/4 71%

Remember (2016)

"A shaky premise meets a shaky protagonist in "Remember."" ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3/4 98%

Aferim! (2016)

"Shot in stark black and white, the picture's sense of place and time is strong - pungently so." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/4 5%

Get a Job (2016)

"It's hard work finding work these days, is it not? Not according to "Get a Job."" ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1/4 40%

They're Watching (2016)

"What we have here is a horror movie with all the expected trimmings: Rumors of witchcraft. An isolated house way out in the middle of spooky woods where no one can hear you ... well, you know how that goes." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1.5/4 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"A joyless slog." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 23, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Beaver Trilogy Part IV (2015)

"A shaggy-dog documentary made on a shoestring, the ironically titled "Beaver Trilogy Part IV" examines how seductive and destructive can be the desire for fame." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/4 62%

Creative Control (2016)

""Creative Control" is a hypnotic voyage into a society where technology addiction comes to rule and ruin those who fall under its seductive spell." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/4 91%

The Confirmation (2016)

"A low-key gem." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
1.5/4 13%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"A picture that crams elements of eugenics and dystopian fantasizing into a turgid sci-fi movie full of howling mobs, seemingly endless shoot-'em-up episodes, clunky-looking special effects and unconvincing relationships." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 16, 2016
1.5/4 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"Rather than something truly wild and way, way off the wall, "10 Cloverfield Lane" is a variation on the "don't go down into the basement" school of scary moviemaking, only this time with a 180-degree twist." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 98%

Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016)

"Throughout, the fragility of the native cultures and of the rain-forest environment that is their home is underscored by Guerra in this fascinating, melancholy movie." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
1/4 No Score Yet

Medusa (2014)

"Yes, this is one of those horror movies where the people in it seem never to have seen a horror movie." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/4 98%

Zootopia (2016)

"Combining a surprisingly sophisticated conspiracy subplot ... with unexpected plot twists, insightful character studies, energetic pacing and even a very funny riff on "The Godfather," "Zootopia" has plenty to appeal to both kids and adults." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 2, 2016
2/4 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"Strange movie. And despite the presence of Tina Fey playing its lead character, a cable-TV reporter named Kim Baker, it's not a funny one." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 2, 2016
2/4 26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"The action is pumped up. The destruction is extreme. The whole thing is absurd." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 2, 2016
3/4 93%

The Last Man On The Moon (2016)

"Craig charts the flight path of Cernan's life from his years as a naval aviator flying off aircraft carriers in the late 1950s to his selection as an astronaut in 1963 and his trips into space." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
1/4 16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"See it if you dare." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/4 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"[Hillcoat is] an expert in creating and sustaining gut-twisting tension. Good qualities all, but used here in the service of a story that is truly unappetizing." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Snowtime! (2016)

""Snowtime!" is by turns ribald (there's a flatulent dog), boisterous (there's charging through the snow with wooden swords wildly waved), tender (there's a boy grieving quietly for a father killed in a real war) and, yes, tragic." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/4 52%

Risen (2016)

"Fiennes is superb, portraying a man slowly transformed by events that shake his beliefs about the world and his place in it to their core." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/4 61%

Race (2016)

"Directed by Stephen Hopkins from a screenplay by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, "Race" is a well-made biopic about Owens at the Berlin Games and the events leading up to his extraordinary accomplishment." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3.5/4 91%

The Witch (2016)

"Eggers' depiction of the family's psychological decay and his relentless piling up of deeply disturbing imagery make "The Witch" an unnerving and fresh-feeling horror masterwork." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/4 96%

Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015)

"Abreu handcrafted his images, and the imagination from which those images spring is astonishingly fertile." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 100%

National Parks Adventure (2016)

""National Parks Adventure" is truly a sight to see." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 81%

Southbound (2016)

""Southbound" packs a punch." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"As with any Michael Moore movie, attention must be paid." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/4 84%

Deadpool (2016)

"Maximally cheeky. Perversely potty-mouthed. Riotously funny. Insanely violent. Uneven as all get out. And fun, fun, fun." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 10, 2016
4/4 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"An appalling, overwhelming descent into the heart of the Holocaust." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 42%

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

"New horizons in clichédom! Perhaps. But, on the whole, done rather well." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Feb 3, 2016
3.5/4 87%

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

"It's gloriously colorful, very funny and, better yet, unexpectedly substantive and genuinely moving." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
1.5/4 56%

Lazer Team (2016)

"It's all been seen before. And given that the ending leaves the door wide open for a sequel, it may be seen again. But it shouldn't." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2.5/4 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"The storm effects are first-rate, immersive all the way. The tale-telling ability of director Craig Gillespie is frustratingly inconsistent." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 27, 2016
2.5/4 80%

Ip Man 3 (2016)

"There have been all kinds of Ip Man movies. "The Grandmaster," which played in Seattle in 2013, has exquisitely lovely visuals. "Ip Man 3" has Mike Tyson." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2.5/4 61%

Monster Hunt (2016)

"Director Raman Hui mixes martial-arts fights and slapstick comedy (lots of mugging by Jing) into a whimsical, fast-paced monster mash." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1.5/4 16%

The 5th Wave (2016)

"This picture stands as the best argument yet that the YA dystopia cycle has passed its sell-by date." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3.5/4 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Kaufman, the mind behind "Being John Malkovich" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," possesses an artistic sensibility unlike any other filmmaker working today. That sensibility informs every word and frame of "Anomalisa" ..." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
1.5/4 8%

Norm of the North (2016)

"No. No. Just no. No child should be exposed to this." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/4 51%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"It marries visceral Hollywood-style filmmaking (a Bay trademark) with sober subject matter in a manner that doesn't trivialize the seriousness of the story it's telling." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 13, 2016
3/4 53%

Noma: My Perfect Storm (2015)

"The end result is a revealing portrait of an artist wholly dedicated to his art." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 79%

Flowers (Loreak) (2015)

"Beautifully filmed, it operates from the premise, voiced by one of the characters, that "people don't die until we forget them."" ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 31, 2015
1.5/4 9%

Point Break (2015)

"A remake that ought not to have been made." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2/4 31%

Daddy's Home (2015)

""Daddy's Home" is a movie with a one-joke premise: Will Ferrell, he's a pincushion of punishment. Make him screech. Watch him squirm." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3.5/4 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"See the movie. It's a treat. And educational, too." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/4 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"Yep, we're in Tarantino territory for sure: way too self-indulgently long, and way, way overboard with that N-word." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Dec 20, 2015