Soren Andersen

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For 263 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Soren Andersen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Moana
Lowest review score: 12 Bad Santa 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 263
263 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    Rather than using the extended running time to dig deep into these characters, director Andy Muschietti, who also directed the original, piles on the frights in a manner that builds to an ending drenched in hysteria.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    Angel Has Fallen plays out exactly as you would expect from a potboiler of this type. No surprises here, other than that it exists at all. It’s the kind of movie one expects to be released at the shank end of summer. Time to turn the page to fall.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    Very, very late in ECCO’s two-plus hour running time, answers come. It’s a long wait for clarity. From the viewer, much patience is required.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Soren Andersen
    The pacing of the picture is problematical. It’s curiously inert in the early going, with a lot of time spent in cars with the characters as they drive around and around on freeways, side streets and boulevards in Hollywood.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Soren Andersen
    The new version amplifies and deepens all that is good in the original. The key is in the visuals. Photorealistic computer-generated imagery renders its African landscapes and animals with astonishing realism.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Soren Andersen
    Horror is a fragile thing. Suspension of disbelief is key to its effectiveness. A sudden inappropriate guffaw from someone in the audience can be enough to break the spell. In Midsommar, the spell breaks at the end and the picture collapses.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Soren Andersen
    The most interesting revelations come early as Wyman, in voice-over, describes his upbringing in a rough section of London.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Soren Andersen
    All Is True is handsomely mounted, filled with shadowed interiors underscoring the darkness of its story, the darkness artfully interrupted by candlelight and firelight. The movie’s impressive appearance notwithstanding, Shakespeare’s domestic problems do not a classic make.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Soren Andersen
    Though his character bears Fails’ name and the picture is autobiographical, it’s not a documentary. Fails and co-screenwriter Rob Richert have embroidered on his experiences to create a story that melds realism with make-believe.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    What we have here is a standard-issue comedy-tinged crime thriller indifferently directed by Tim Story (the “Think Like a Man” and “Ride Along” movies). Its nothing-special plot, the product of writers Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow, features ill-defined villains and briefly touches on Islamophobia and military veteran PTSD and drug abuse — and never follows up on any of those issues.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    Phoenix goes off the rails in the second half when Kinberg piles fight scene atop CG-enhanced fight scene, backed by Hans Zimmer’s oppressive pounding score, until the picture devolves into a chaotic mess.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Soren Andersen
    The Souvenir reveals itself slowly, calmly, with great deliberation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Soren Andersen
    Egerton is commanding throughout. His performance is truly a marvel. Rocketman as well.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    Curiously though, director Michael Dougherty and his filmmaking team obscure the battle footage in darkness, smoke and downpours, making murky much of the imagery.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Soren Andersen
    It’s got a flying carpet. It’s got an enchanted lamp. It’s got a shape-shifting genie. But alas, Aladdin lacks real magic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Soren Andersen
    It’s all pretty silly, but the way “Parabellum” keeps topping itself and then topping the toppings makes the picture eminently watchable. It’s a guilty summertime-movie pleasure for sure.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    Overlong set-piece action scenes pitched in the key of chaos, full of running and screaming and a whole lot of falling down, ultimately turn “Pikachu” into a wearying slog.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Soren Andersen
    Thanks to the excellence of its two key performances, “Stockholm” an uncommonly effective thriller, one with a heart and a brain.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Soren Andersen
    The true power of “Penguins” lies in the breathtaking visuals of Antarctic scenery and overhead shots of penguins, thousands upon thousands of them, moving across ice fields, black dots on bright white background stretching to the distant horizon. When it steps back from the schmaltz, “Penguins” becomes an impressive piece of work.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Soren Andersen
    “Link” is fun as far as it goes, but from Laika we expect something with a little more depth.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Soren Andersen
    The picture’s real weakness is that the reanimated dead display a great deal more vitality than the characters in their pre-killed state.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Soren Andersen
    In the midst of that hostile physical and psychic landscape, de Clermont-Tonnerre has made a stringent tale of a struggle for redemption.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Soren Andersen
    It’s a horrifying tale, and Maras, a Greek-Australian filmmaker, does not shy away from showing the carnage.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Soren Andersen
    Burton’s command of this material and his masterful visual sense makes this Dumbo an engaging delight. Like that winsome elephant, it really does soar.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Soren Andersen
    Along the way, Hummingbird offers cogent commentary on the way unbridled avarice drives the search for even the smallest advantage in the cutthroat world of high finance.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    It’s colorful. It’s predictable. And also quickly forgettable. Genuine wonderment is in short supply in Wonder Park.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    The Wedding Guest is a thriller without thrills.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Soren Andersen
    There’s gunplay aplenty here, but nothing about “The Kid” sets it apart from the many Billy the Kid movies that have preceded it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Soren Andersen
    When greed runs up against conscience, you’ve got a story. It does in Triple Frontier, and the story of that collision is a violent and thought-provoking one.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Soren Andersen
    This is history brought to life, something absolutely unprecedented in the annals of humankind.

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