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 5.5 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Continuing the late-career renaissance of historically urgent, politically engaged fiction filmmaking that began with 1999's "The Legend of Rita" and 2004's "The Ninth Day" German vet Volker Schloendorff stumbles slightly, but doesn't fall, with Poland-set Solidarity saga Strike.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    An uncommonly resonant sports drama in which a talented yet troubled gymnast comes to terms with a turbulent past.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    A natural for kidfests, pic is a fine example of old-fashioned story-telling and also will dance wherever detailed character development and leisurely-paced drama are appreciated.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Anchored by a fearless, commanding lead perf by newcomer Jonas Ball as deranged assassin Mark David Chapman, The Killing of John Lennon is a harrowing, impressionistic, widescreen tour-de-force that unfolds with the propulsive urgency of a scrapbook thrown into a howling wind.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    The moral quandary of Nazi complicity is revisited in taut drama The Counterfeiters, which tells the true story of a disparate group of imprisoned artists, financiers and swindlers secretly assembled in a concentration camp to forge millions of pound and dollar notes to support the German war effort.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Though it may feel undernourished to the faithful, Winnipeg is an easily digestible meal, for the uninitiated and fans alike.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    A successful novelist whose films bear the expansive plotting and telling character detail of the page, Doerrie never seems in any particular hurry to tell her tales, preferring the journey to the destination.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    TV scribe Kundo Koyama's first bigscreen script peppers the proceedings with rich character detail and near-screwball interludes that shouldn't fit but somehow do.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Joyously funky documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Eddie Cockrell
    Anchored by another marvelously quirky yet deadly serious performance from John Malkovich, and likely to be relished by the fan base of J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel, this is a strong, perceptive, old-school arthouse picture.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    Results are solid, if stylistically unspectacular.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    A cut above the average Aussie crazy-clan comedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    Stands reasonably well on its own as an urgent, updated genre meditation on nurture vs. nature.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    Links narrative fiction filmmaking to avant-garde with vision and authority.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Eddie Cockrell
    Explores another courageous, little-known chapter in the saga of resistance and heroics during World War II.