Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 36% Glass (2019) A nerdy deep-dive into the filmmaker's ideas about superhero movies... Nutty, self-aware, periodically thrilling. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
B 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) A grand but accessible historical biopic full of palace intrigue and political skulduggery.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
D 10% Replicas (2019) Never leans into any of the possibilities in favor of remaining a dumb, middle-of-the-road non-entity without purpose.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
D 39% The Upside (2019) A blob of unflavored Jell-O that you're supposed to find delicious just because it went through the motions.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
B- 56% A Dog's Way Home (2019) The plot is harebrained, but once it gets to the dog's-eye-view of a perilous journey home, it's quality comfort food.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
B+ 71% Destroyer (2018) Intriguing details pile up quickly in this grimy, darkly comic neo-noir.... Kidman is exhilarating. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
B- 54% Escape Room (2019) A diet version of the Saw franchise: PG-13, modestly inventive, fun rather than gruesome, with a few characters who are even likable.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
B+ 93% Stan & Ollie (2018) A loving biopic with affectionate impersonations... Charming and funny, a sweet story about friendship and collaboration. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
B 59% Vox Lux (2018) Corbet's style is frequently ponderous, even "slow," but generally compelling as he explores the factory-like process of turning Celeste into a star.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
D+ 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) The film occupies the uncomfortable space between being very serious and being completely absurd.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
B 71% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Above-average for a historical drama, with compelling legal maneuverings at its core.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2018
C+ 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) Fitfully amusing, but insufficiently funny or clever (or cleverly stupid). ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
B- 64% Vice (2018) Often hilarious and inventive, but McKay has no point beyond 'Wow, what a load this guy was, eh?' ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
B 92% Bumblebee (2018) If the other Transformers movies had been like this, they, too, might have been enjoyable fantasy adventures.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
B- 64% Aquaman (2018) Like the title character, the movie is nice to look but does itself a disservice by speaking.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
B 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) If there had to be a sequel (which, again, there did not), this one is about as good as you could reasonably expect it to be.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
C 26% Mortal Engines (2018) Like the rolling city of London, the movie is a gigantic, lumbering waste of resources populated by nobody interesting.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
C 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Fans of Vincent van Gogh who have been clamoring for a lifeless, inert biopic, your prayers are answered! ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
A- 97% The Rider (2018) Authentic... Beautiful and understated... Full of heartbreak and humanity. ‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
A- 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Smart, funny, and mature... Focused on creating high-flying comic-book adventures that lead to surprisingly tender emotions.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
C+ 67% The Mule (2018) Unfussy direction, efficient but unhurried, moderately entertaining but nothing special... A weird, mediocre movie. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
B 94% Wildlife (2018) The emotions are sometimes raw, but there are no hysterics, no melodrama, and the performances are measured and honest.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
C+ 66% Tyrel (2018) Tyrel is Get Out if you removed the horror, most of the comedy, and the point. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
A 93% The Favourite (2018) Immensely entertaining... With all of its cutthroat machinations, pathetic figureheads, and behind-closed-doors absurdity, you'd be forgiven for assuming it came from the minds behind HBO's Veep.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
B- 72% Clara's Ghost (2018) The family dynamics are funny and gently odd, and the film has the sort of quirky humor you'd expect from something with Chris Elliott's DNA in it. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
B- 81% Green Book (2018) A pleasant, humorous movie, affable but extremely shallow. A well-intentioned but rather clueless feel-good effort.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
C 17% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Doesn't do anything with it that you haven't seen before ... or that you won't see again in a few weeks, when the next movie exactly like this one comes out.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
B+ 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Has a merry old time with the juxtaposition of Christmas and horror... This plucky and funny holiday treat shouldn't be ignored.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
B 64% Suspiria (2018) Moody, nightmarish... The goal is to unnerve and fascinate us... A bit overstuffed, but often transfixing in its dreamy weirdness and macabre possibilities.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
C 16% Robin Hood (2018) A dumbly anachronistic action-adventure that you will never believe was not directed by Guy Ritchie and written by 12-year-olds.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
B- 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) It's approximately as funny and endearing as the first one (which is to say it's a good time, but nothing special).‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
B- 83% Creed II (2018) It's a step down from its predecessor, but hey, aren't we all? It works well enough as yet another Rocky sequel.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
B+ 82% Instant Family (2018) Funny and relatable.... The happy tears and good feelings it produces are well earned, not forced. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
B 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) Gives Steve Carell the opportunity to do some fine dramatic work as a loving father experiencing the multiple heartbreaks of parenthood.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B+ 91% Widows (2018) More fleshed-out, more real-world weighty than your standard popcorn caper, and it's a rush seeing these women take matters into their own felonious hands.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B 80% Boy Erased (2018) Like the similarly themed Love, Simon, it's a good movie that does a great thing. To be on the receiving end of a movie's empathy machine is a gift.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
C- 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The story lumbers along without urgency, Yates and Rowling believing they've earned the audience's loyalty just by using the Harry Potter font in the titles‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
B- 59% The Front Runner (2018) Never anything more than a standard political biopic with a little zip to it.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
C 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) An ordinary, mundane tech thriller whose only distinction is that it's connected to a previous movie. It's the very definition of a sequel nobody wanted.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B- 58% The Grinch (2018) Fitfully amusing, harmless, and negligible. It neither detracts from Dr. Seuss' legacy nor enhances it.‐ EricDSnider.com
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
2.5/4 81% Overlord (2018) Shallow comic-book carnage with no subtext, but it successfully walks the line between serious and ludicrous without tipping over into campy.‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
C 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The sort of watered-down pablum that should be embarrassed to show its face in a world where Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story exists.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
A- 88% Bodied (2018) Structured like a sports movie, culminating in an electrifying showdown... An explosively, devastatingly funny snapshot of American culture in 2018.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C- 24% Nobody's Fool (2018) It eventually dissolves into the usual Perry morass, where nobody onscreen is behaving like a real person and you spend the last half-hour tapping your foot impatiently while making the "move it along" motion with your hand.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B 77% Mid90s (2018) Predictable or not, it boasts endearing performances, a spot-on soundtrack, and smooth direction by Hill.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
C 36% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Atkinson's gift for physical comedy remains superb - but Johnny English is the film's only funny character. Everyone else is written and played straight.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- 61% The Oath (2018) The dynamic is familiar and funny... The second half isn't nearly as satisfying, but the film still works as caustic social satire. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
B- 37% Hunter Killer (2018) A submarine movie for dads... Just simple-headed enough to hit the spot, not quite so ludicrous that it pulls me out of it. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
B- 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Often didactic and two-dimensional, coming across like a Black Lives Matter "Afterschool Special," albeit an especially heartfelt one.... Amandla Stenberg is a winning lead.‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
B 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Conveys most of the book's darkly comic charm while presenting a minor spin on the Western formula... A diverting lark. ‐ Crooked Marquee
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018