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Soren Anderson

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
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
2/4 79% Unlocking the Cage (2016) The picture is essentially a brief for Wise's case. And as such, it's as dry and uncinematic as a dusty legal document. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3.5/4 91% Zero Days (2016) It's a detective story. It's a spy thriller. It's a cautionary tale. And it's true. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3.5/4 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Sometimes hilarious, ultimately poignant, "Swiss Army Man" is a picture like no other. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "Legend" is not a bad picture, as Tarzan movies go. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
1.5/4 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Refn ("Drive") is a visual stylist, first and foremost, and he never lets the audience forget it. "Demon" is a monument to his self-regard ... ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 83% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) It's a classic tale of temptation and tragedy, of innocence lost and evil triumphant. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
1.5/4 40% Honeyglue (2016) Sticky with sentimentality. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
1/4 28% Warcraft (2016) Paula Patton, playing a half-orc, half-human female warrior, is the most sympathetic character and actually gives something approaching a fully fledged performance, but for the rest of it ... ugliness as far as the eye can see. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1.5/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Hey! It's Great Moments in Haunted House Movies, collected in a double album set called "The Conjuring 2." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Better title: "When Really Ugly CG Creatures Fight." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3.5/4 71% The Final Master (2016) A Chinese martial-arts movie of rich visual beauty and intricate narrative complexity. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1.5/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer are all alums of "Saturday Night Live." Sketch comedy is their strength, but unfortunately that strength isn't sufficient to sustain a full-length feature. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2.5/4 22% Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) "Pelé" is hagiography. But appealing hagiography. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 26, 2016
1/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) It took five writers to come up with this. The mind reels. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 60% Mad Tiger (2016) Combining rowdy concert footage and revealing offstage interactions of the band members, "Mad Tiger" is a well-executed portrait of a band coming apart at the seams. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Who emerges as the winner of this "Civil War"? The audience. The picture delivers in a big, big way. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 5, 2016
1/4 17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) It's a story set in space. Where all you can hear is the screaming. And screeching. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 100% A Beautiful Planet (2016) There is fragility in the beauty we see. The picture drives home the need to safeguard it. It is, after all, our home. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Time Renegades (Siganitalja) (2016) The picture's time shifts are smoothly handled by Kwak. But eventually confusion sets in ... ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 90% Green Room (2016) "Green Room" is one nasty piece of work. And I mean that in a good way. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 93% A Space Program (2016) A disarmingly delightful out-of-this-world trip. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1.5/4 30% Criminal (2016) "Criminal" is as by-the-numbers as thrillers come. But a payday is a payday, I guess. Bank those bucks, people, and go on to something better. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1/4 50% Phoenix Incident (2016) "The Phoenix Incident" is an indigestible mess. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/4 50% 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 52% 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 7, 2016
4/4 86% 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 31, 2016
3.5/4 83% 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 31, 2016
2/4 71% Remember (2016) A shaky premise meets a shaky protagonist in "Remember." ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 31, 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 12% 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 17, 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 97% 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 3, 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 3, 2016
2/4 25% London Has Fallen (2016) The action is pumped up. The destruction is extreme. The whole thing is absurd. ‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 3, 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 53% 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 51% 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 18, 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 18, 2016