Eric Henderson

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For 91 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 19% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 78% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 19.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Henderson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 42
Highest review score: 100 L'Argent
Lowest review score: 12 Ouija
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 91
  2. Negative: 59 out of 91
91 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Henderson
    Robert Bresson's film hits with the effect not so much reflecting a cleansing of the soul, but rather a ransacking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Eric Henderson
    George Miller orchestrates the rubber-burning pandemonium with the illicit smirk of someone who knows he's giving us exactly what we want.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Eric Henderson
    Poltergeist's most canny conceit is how it takes the concept of a haunted house—up to that point a gothic, remote icon (you practically had to accept a dare and then drive halfway across the state to ever find yourself in one)—and plops it in the middle of the most mundane of all possible locations: American suburbia.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Eric Henderson
    Decolonization in Black Girl isn't only a myth, but also a myth that actually strengthens the consumerist caste systems.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Eric Henderson
    In form, it's no wham-bam VFX sizzle reel replete with sputtering, ejaculatory climaxes. It's the magnificently sustained equivalent of Ravel's "Bolero," with nuclear warheads in place of timpani rolls.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Henderson
    Freed from the burden of starting anew, the film restores the Muppets' rightful place as stars of their own show.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Henderson
    Magnoli’s professional, downright neorealistic approach to filming the concert clips almost disguises how audacious a structural conceit is the film’s climax: nearly a half-hour of musical numbers that render the solipsism of Prince’s vanity project entirely justifiable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Henderson
    You can't help but be impressed by how much it represents a natural, even defensive evolutionary step on its creator's part.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Henderson
    Viva‘s intentionally flat performances and flatter double entendres...mercilessly satirize the Playboy mindset even as the film revels in the kitschiness of it all.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Henderson
    A pop sonata of stand-up comedy routines layered with, if not vitality, then at least honest energy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Henderson
    Much like with Neighbors 2, Mike and Dave’s obvious ace in the hole is its commitment to gender parity.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Henderson
    It feels less like an cautionary adventure movie or the classy Hollywood equivalent of a Reader's Digest "Drama in Real Life" and much more like a disaster epic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Henderson
    When the trademark Shyamalan twist finally arrives, it doesn't synthesize anything other than the director's devotion to his signature gimmick.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Henderson
    It presses the case that the complexity of the human condition distracts us from the pure dignity of a noble act.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Henderson
    Its dedication to the transgressive power of frivolity remains the franchise's greatest weapon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Henderson
    With Travis Mathews's help, James Franco's persona forms a kind of symmetry: 1980's dubious homophobia against 2013's risible homophilia.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Henderson
    Tom Cruise's participation transmutes, as it always does, everything around him, turning the movie's series of false starts, dead ends, and hard lessons into a working metaphor for his own career.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    To hose down the white elephant in the room right off the bat, yes, it falls into place as a coming-of-age spin on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    It has the core of a genuine crowd-pleaser, but unfortunately something bigger and more all-consuming keeps getting into its head.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    It's a buzzkill to enter the world of Minions primed for a tidal wave of gibberish-talking lemmings to tear the roof off, only to see them once again led astray by the ordinariness of human affairs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    It's a pity that no one else involved in the making of the film had Dwayne Johnson's sly intuition.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    Once the money shots of Darren Aronofsky's version recede, it becomes ever more clear that his intention is to tackle the capriciousness of Old Testament logic. And, ultimately, to assent to it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    Unabashedly lefty sentiment colors the whole film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    Maybe it's not the worst thing in the world that Storks doesn't take many cues from Pixar's tear-jerking playbook.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    Beyond the forthright identity politics and titillating theatrical misdemeanors, one still comes away wondering about the things that remain concealed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    Steeped in De Palma's glorious violence and sinuous cinematography, but stripped of his tricky sensuality and his anarchic self-reflective wit, The Untouchables boils down to a lot of talk.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    There's much more plot floating around during the sequel, all leading up to a climax at the "KEN Conference" that suffers in comparison to Silicon Valley's mockery of the same milieu.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    There's something to be said for a summer movie that offers up Chris Colfer as an unapologetic misogynist hairdresser.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    The expansion has the unintended and unfortunate effect of doing exactly the same thing to Alexander he accused his family of doing in the first place: marginalizing him.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Henderson
    Keanu is declawed by design, but it's hard not to wonder what the cat could've dragged in.

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