For 136 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eddie Cockrell's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Festival Express
Lowest review score: 10 Fascination
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 136
  2. Negative: 5 out of 136
136 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Confronts an incendiary topic head-on with grace, style, compassion and exquisitely practical wit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    As engaging and stimulating as the man himself.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Arresting and fascinating.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    This triumph of historical verisimilitude in the service of solid storytelling requires no detailed knowledge of the period to be appreciated as the moving story of a son's unconditional love for his mother.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Todeschini has the most physically demanding role, with a gaunt face and ravaged body that utterly convinces of the brutality of the ailment.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Dryly funny and benevolently shrewd.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Timely and entertaining concert documentary.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    A quasi-docu about the formative years of the African National Congress that relies heavily on handsomely-mounted dramatic recreations to tell its story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Although the outcome is public record, picture is undeniably gripping as it reveals a distressing degree of voter complacency.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    An uncommonly resonant sports drama in which a talented yet troubled gymnast comes to terms with a turbulent past.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    This unaffected charmer treats a hot-button contempo issue with old-fashioned grace and benevolent wit, rendering it a sure-fire word-of-mouth crowd-pleaser.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Though treading a firm, clear-eyed line between education and exploitation, the well-acted and technically proficient drama -- too chaste to scandalize, too dark for general audiences -- works as a mobilizing tool for its cause.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    A taut police procedural that craftily blends ripped-from-the-headlines genetic issues with foreboding Icelandic stoicism, Jar City reps a supremely confident stride into mass-appeal genre fare for Icelandic hyphenate Baltasar Kormakur.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Thesping is pitch-perfect across the board.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Prolific helmer Kari Skogland draws a fiery performance from vet Burstyn and a beguiling one from Christine Horne as the young Hagar. Yet the book's sheer "Giant"-like scope necessitates generational cross-cutting that's both rushed and cluttered; pic would have have been better served as a more leisurely miniseries.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Longtime fans of Walker's warm, sepulchral baritone, startlingly evocative songwriting and lushly imaginative instrumentation will rejoice at this revealing documentary.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    A beautifully atmospheric vessel that will seem infinitely deep to some and chafingly dry to others.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    What elevates the picture above the norm is a series of remarkably candid and eerily prescient interviews.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    A cumulative feeling of urgency and you-are-there world-beating are key to the picture's seductive appeal, though lack of informed dissenting opinions reps an unfortunate editorial choice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    An entertaining profile of the self-avowed participatory journalist and his tumultuous life and times.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Not so much harrowing as achingly reflective.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    Stands reasonably well on its own as an urgent, updated genre meditation on nurture vs. nature.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    Picture's cliched underlying story of restless youth plays as too naive for an older audience and too provocative for teens.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    A natural crowd-pleaser.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    It doesn't make for involving drama, unless the audience is already invested in the subjects' fortunes. Thus, 49 Up will have more appeal for long-time followers than newcomers.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    Self-consciously mannered yet fitfully interesting, Around the Bend gets the most mileage it can from the eccentric, low-key charisma of Christopher Walken.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    Washington reveals himself to be a filmmaker with a clean, uncluttered storytelling style. Too often, overtly inspirational material such as this can become strident or mawkish.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    A sibling survivor story of uncommon personal and political breadth.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    "It's the ultimate Dogme movie, before the birth of Dogme," is how 79-year-old Lithuanian-born independent mainstay Jonas Mekas describes peaceful, enthralling assemblage encompassing home movie footage from last three decades of his life.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    Results are solid, if stylistically unspectacular.