Soren Andersen

Soren Andersen
Soren Andersen'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
2.5/4 36% Glass (2019) M. Night Shyamalan has crafted a very effective creepshow with "Glass," a shotgun marriage of his 2000 horror hit "Unbreakable" and 2016's "Split," an even bigger blockbuster.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
2/4 40% The Upside (2019) Catheter humor is a big laugh-getter.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
1/4 64% Aquaman (2018) It seems director James Wan had one overarching goal in making "Aquaman." His prime directive? Crush the audience into submission.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
2/4 92% Bumblebee (2018) For his live-action debut, Knight slips into Bay boomboom mode.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
1/4 26% Mortal Engines (2018) "Mortal Engines" hasn't much in the way of originality, other than its rolling city, to distinguish it from other, better post-apocalyptic tales.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) "Into the Spider-Verse" is pure fun, nonstop from start to finish.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
3.5/4 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" is a bloody good version of "The Jungle Book." And I do mean bloody.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2.5/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) The best animated movies are those that feel timeless. "Ralph," with its right-now storyline, seems already dated, a product of thinking that's five minutes ago.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/4 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) All in all, this "Buster" is something else.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
1.5/4 81% Overlord (2018) Zombies. Nazis. Clichés. Insane violence. "Overlord" delivers a whole lot of much too much.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) It feels inert, just this side of listless.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.5/4 37% Viper Club (2018) She's walking an emotional tightrope. Sarandon walks it with no missteps. It's a remarkable performance.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/4 37% Hunter Killer (2018) The plot has a lot of moving parts, but Marsh fits them together adroitly to deliver a thriller that's consistently exciting and thoroughly preposterous.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/4 79% Halloween (2018) There's more here than graphic gore and shocks. This is also the story of the multigenerational effects of trauma.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/4 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Möller makes a whole lot out of very little: a whole lot of dramatic forcefulness out of the most simple and basic of elements, a solitary man struggling to do the right thing.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3/4 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It's a fitting send-off for a legendary Hollywood figure.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/4 88% First Man (2018) "First Man" is a most intimate epic about a most private man.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
1.5/4 28% Venom (2018) A picture in the running for the dubious distinction of being perhaps the worst Marvel-derived origin story ever. And that includes the odious 2015 "Fantastic Four."‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Audiard has made an atmospheric Western in which the four lead actors portray their characters with remarkable subtlety.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
1.5/4 28% Night School (2018) "Night School" plays like a bundle of improv sketches squashed together in a seemingly haphazard fashion.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/4 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) "Clock" feels like a movie at war with itself.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/4 60% White Boy Rick (2018) The '80s Detroit of "Rick" is a wintry moral wasteland. Despair hangs heavy in the air there.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 32% The Predator (2018) Similar to the scenario of the original picture, it's a band of grizzled soldier types who battle the alien menaces. Missing, however, is a formidable leading-man presence in the Schwarzenegger mold.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
1/4 26% The Nun (2018) It's all Aaaah! and Eeek! and on and on. It's so choppy and predictable that it becomes laughable.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet America's Musical Journey (2018) The positivity that runs through "America's Musical Journey" is wedded to an underlying celebration of the country's diversity.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3/4 60% Operation Finale (2018) A well-made spy thriller replete with scenes of secret surveillance, faked passports and hairbreadth escapes.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
1.5/4 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) In "Happytime," Jim Henson's son seeks to take Muppetry to a whole new level. Too bad that level is the sewer.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 23% Mile 22 (2018) It's an action picture that's hard-core to the core, populated entirely by killers with nary a truly sympathetic figure among them. But it does deliver.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2/4 79% Alpha (2018) Hughes' handling of the material is unfailingly serious but the picture's tendency to stray into the ridiculous robs it of the majesty the director so clearly hoped to achieve.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2.5/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Again and again, McKinnon rises above the hoopla with moments of sheer near genius.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
3/4 33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) It's an absorbing character study of a most intriguing man.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2.5/4 51% 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 88% 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 57% 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 70% 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 70% 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 84% 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 83% 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 15% 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 72% 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 44% 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 24% 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 38% 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 17% 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 89% 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 94% 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 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) I thought it would never end.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
3/4 52% 12 Strong (2018) It's a remarkable true tale of great heroism.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018