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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
2.5/4 47% Equalizer 2 (2018) There's the old cliché that says, "so-and-so is such a great actor he could read the phone book (whatever that is; as I said, it's an old cliché) and make it interesting." That's pretty much what Washington pulls off in "EQ2."‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/4 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) There's a lot going on here, which leads to a whole lot of gassy exposition to explain it all, including two separate scenes in which two different groups of good guys are tied to chairs while villains bloviate on the intricacies of the plot.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2/4 No Score Yet The Trolley (2018) There is advocacy. And then there is propaganda. "The Trolley," with its overcooked rhetoric, falls into the latter category.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2.5/4 60% Hotel Artemis (2018) There are a lot of moving parts here, and Pearce fits them together with admirable skill.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/4 89% Hereditary (2018) This is a horror picture of uncommon effectiveness in terms of its ability to creep the audience out, and it's Collette who cranks the creep meter deep into the red zone.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
2/4 72% Adrift (2018) As a sea saga, "Adrift" is a minor-league addition to the genre.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Its flawed central performance ultimately makes "Solo" a distinct disappointment.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/4 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) No warts-and-all look at Francis' papacy, but rather emphasizes his humanity and humility. Those personal qualities and his words are sources of hope In this politically fraught and fevered age.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
2.5/4 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) The original "Deadpool" caught lightning in a bottle. The sequel sparks only intermittently.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
1.5/4 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The rules: Tell the truth or you die. Do the dare or you die. Watch this movie and you might die, of boredom.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) I've seen "Ready Player One," and now my eyeballs need a vacation.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2.5/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Monster-movie fans will certainly get their money's worth in this one.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2/4 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) The end result is likely to leave viewers scratching their heads. What the ...?‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
1/4 40% Gringo (2018) "Gringo" has no spark, no fizz. Its scenes sag like overstretched taffy. Flavorless taffy.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 18% Death Wish (2018) There was a rawness in the original, with the brutality of the attack on the hero's family being shockingly graphic. In the remake, the edges have all been smoothed off.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/4 87% Annihilation (2018) The visuals are gorgeous. The mood is unsettling from start to finish. "Annihilation" is a strong sophomore effort from a very talented filmmaker.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 93% The Cage Fighter (2018) Thanks to the extraordinary access Joe and his family granted to Unay, the pain comes through seemingly unfiltered. The anguish is so raw and the sorrow so intense that the viewer feels like a voyeur.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
1.5/4 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) I thought it would never end.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
3/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) It's a remarkable true tale of great heroism.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
1.5/4 57% The Commuter (2018) The whole story is nothing more than an elaborate MacGuffin. In the end, it's not important.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
2/4 73% Hostiles (2018) Cooper intersperses scenes of bloodshed with long scenes where characters have Very Important Things To Say about racism, vengeance and soul-corroding guilt.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
2.5/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) This Jumanji is a passable time-waster, the equivalent of comfort food dished up for the holidays.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2.5/4 71% Ferdinand (2017) The quality isn't up to Pixar standards, but Ferdinand does hit the sweet spot as far as its target audience is concerned. You know: for kids.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Last Jedi is deep. It's also rollicking. It's right up there with the very first Star Wars in terms of its enjoyability factor. It's a triumph.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/4 97% 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 40% 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 77% 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 19% 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 85% 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 87% 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 35% 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 86% 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 55% 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 52% 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 88% 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 77% 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 80% 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 59% 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 20% 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 68% 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