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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 96% Coco (2017) Dazzling visuals along with intricately structured and deeply moving storytelling are the hallmarks of the best of the studio's animated movies. "Coco" has those in spades ...‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
1.5/4 41% Justice League (2017) People of Earth! Rejoice! The Justice League is here to save the day. Listen. Do you hear that? It's the sound of one hand clapping.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/4 74% Last Flag Flying (2017) With its well-drawn characters (a Linklater trademark) and mood of quiet restraint, "Last Flag Flying" touches the heart at a deep level.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
1/4 17% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A colossal waste of time and the moviegoer's dollars.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/4 82% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) What I daresay is the most violent samurai epic ever struck off by the hand of man.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
3.5/4 89% Only the Brave (2017) Under the direction of Joseph Kosinski, a large cast headed by Josh Brolin and Miles Teller bring great vitality and sensitivity to their performances.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
3/4 32% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Filmed in bleak green-gray hues, writer-director Peter Landesman's movie depicts D.C. as a nest of vipers, of conspiracies within conspiracies, of paranoia begetting paranoia.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
3.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) In terms of the imaginative ways it expands on the themes of the first movie, it is the rare sequel that is at least the equal of its iconic original.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
2/4 87% American Made (2017) There's something oddly joyless about the whole enterprise. Its overweening cynicism leaves a curdled aftertaste.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/4 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Adults can appreciate the verbal byplay. For the kids, there's frenzied noise, and those toys.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2.5/4 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The shock of the unexpected that made that sequence so jaw-droppingly memorable is gone from "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" as sequelitis has Vaughn in its grip.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2.5/4 34% American Assassin (2017) [Dylan] O'Brien is grimly focused as Rapp, but there isn't a lot of electricity in his performance. He gets the job done, but he's no Matt Damon or Daniel Craig. Their spy-guy shoes remain unfilled.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/4 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) Jolie draws restrained, naturalistic performances from her all-Cambodian cast, particularly young Sareum Srey Moch.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
1.5/4 85% It (2017) The more Muschietti piles on the CG terrors - heavy on the red stuff - and the more he shows of the demonic doings of the clown Pennywise, the less terrifying Pennywise becomes.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/4 76% Crown Heights (2017) Stanfield, in a performance of quiet power, fully inhabits Warner's agony at the injustice that is being done to him.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/4 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Standard stuff. But it's got more humor and zest than most movies of its kind. And that makes it pretty darn enjoyable.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/4 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) [A] gripping, somber German-language drama based on actual events ...‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
3/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) In the vast canon of King-derived movies, "Tower" belongs in the upper ranks.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/4 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) A progress report of sorts from Al Gore, the message of which, in essence, is: "I'm still here and so is the issue I've been championing all these years."‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
1/4 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Besson has built his movie around a core couple that has what amounts to negative chemistry.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Hail, Caesar. Hail, Andy Serkis. Same thing.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3.5/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) This third time's the charm in Marvel's pantheon of Spider-Man portrayers. Tobey Maguire was pretty good, Andrew Garfield was so-so, but Holland ... Well, when you've got it, you've got it.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
2.5/4 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) It's the Minions to the rescue in "Despicable Me 3."‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
1.5/4 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Punishingly overwrought in every aspect, Last Knight is a KLANK! KLANK! KLUNKER.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
2/4 21% The Book of Henry (2017) "The Book of Henry" launches itself into cloud cuckooland and never returns to Earth.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/4 67% Cars 3 (2017) Solid storytelling, a longtime strength of the best Pixar pictures, elevates "Cars 3" into the pantheon with the studio's finest.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) With all of Shults' dark-night-of-the-soul mood manipulations, the film promises more than it delivers. Its buildups are impressive, but in the end its frights are mild.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
3.5/4 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) The friendship of George and Harold is celebrated, and the cheery vocal work of Hart and Middleditch gives the picture its sprightly spirit.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
1.5/4 19% Baywatch (2017) It's all just a day at the beach, harmlessly fun and instantly forgettable.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/4 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's all "Alien Classic," only with more of everything.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
2.5/4 67% The Wall (2017) Taylor-Johnson's agonized performance holds the audience's attention, but his portrayal doesn't really take the character anywhere.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2.5/4 81% Chuck (2017) Thanks to its two central performances, "Chuck" is a solid contender.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
1.5/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's a rare misstep for the usually sure-footed folks behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
3.5/4 38% Voice from the Stone (2017) With her wonderfully expressive face, Clarke carries the picture, navigating her character's gradual transformation with grace and conviction.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) The jungle scenes, shot in the Colombian rain forest, convey an oppressive sense of an alien land where Fawcett and his teams of fellow explorers are unwelcome intruders.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/4 66% Free Fire (2017) What we have here is a down and dirty picture.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/4 31% The Assignment (2017) This is perhaps the angriest movie Hill - longtime specialist in tough-guy fare such as "The Driver," "Last Man Standing," "Red Heat" and "Bullet to the Head" - has ever made.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
2/4 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) It's somehow only fitting that with Scarlett Johansson in the lead role, "Ghost in the Shell" leaves you with the feeling that something has been lost in translation.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1/4 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Crushes all the whimsy out of Frazee's story with an avalanche of crudity.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
4/4 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) With a pulsing soundtrack and an ending scene that cleverly ties the whole thing back to the first picture, T2 is a sequel that is at least the equal of the revered original.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1.5/4 67% Life (2017) In space, everyone can hear you yawn.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Along with the kids' sorrow, Barras works uplift and lightness into the story, and there are moments of great joy.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/4 93% Logan (2017) Instead of putting the emphasis on superhero superpowers, Mangold delves deeply into these characters' human-scale vulnerabilities.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
3/4 85% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) An effective and surprisingly intelligent exercise in sustained horror.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
1/4 26% Fist Fight (2017) Ugh. What a pestilential little picture is "Fist Fight."‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2.5/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) I'll say this for "John Wick: Chapter 2": It sure does deliver the bang for the moviegoer's bucks.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
1/4 16% The Space Between Us (2017) This movie is ridiculous.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
1/4 45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" is the movie equivalent of cotton candy: all empty calories. Excessive consumption of this product is likely to give a body the queasies.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/4 35% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
1.5/4 31% Monster Trucks (2017) The equivalent of a cinematic burp: gassy and inconsequential.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017