Eddie Cockrell Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Eddie Cockrell

Eddie Cockrell
Eddie Cockrell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% I Am Patrick Swayze (2019) Director Adrian Buitenhuis made the revealing documentary I Am Heath Ledger two years ago, and he brings the same meticulous research to this project. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
88% Hearts and Bones (2019) The intuitive selection of the four leads, and their complex, perceptive playing of the material, is a credit to Lawrence's deft direction of both veteran and non-professional talent.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
89% Emu Runner (2018) Thomas has made a deep, rich meditation on family, community, country and racial tensions that strides well beyond its girl-meets-bird logline. Flightless the Dromaius novaehollandiae may be, but "Emu Runner" soars.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
46% Palm Beach (2019) This isn't so much a movie as a Venn diagram of working talent, cashing in their chips to have a good time together creating accessible entertainment.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
52% Stuck (2019) A modest achievement that benefits from a lot of heart and not being like anything else out there.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
82% Jirga (2019) Unfortunately cryptic but nonetheless fascinating...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
57% The Second (2018) "The Second" is a sexy and satisfying thriller that toys with time, memory and the provocative side of storytelling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
92% Brothers' Nest (2018) Though brimming with pitch-black comedy, "Brothers' Nest" actually plays like more of an absurdist tragedy as it pits good brother against good-brother-gone-bad in a cautionary tale of longing and desperation that packs a surprisingly affecting punch.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
53% Australia Day (2017) It holds a mirror up to contemporary Australian society and offers those unfamiliar with its tensions a relatively factual dramatic experience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
86% Ellipsis (2017) An accidental encounter in Sydney leads to a night of whimsical discovery in this multicultural pastiche.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
75% The Forest of the Lost Souls (A Floresta das Almas Perdidas) (2018) A nasty and impressive little thriller that goes about its business with ruthless cinematic efficiency.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
83% We Don't Need a Map (2017) The film manages to achieve that unique tone of Australian self-deprecation tempered by frustration but resolutely remaining positive about the future.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
44% For Here Or To Go? (2017) Bhilawadikar's too-busy script nevertheless scores legitimate points ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
100% Pork Pie (2017) Hello, "Pork Pie."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) As an original Boys Own adventure, the film succeeds in painting a vividly nostalgic, if necessarily episodic, picture of an old-fashioned European Australian outback experience of sturdy men in a hard land.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
88% Hounds of Love (2017) Australian director Ben Young's debut offers a bold new spin on the serial-killer genre.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
45% Red Christmas (2017) An energetic, candy-colored romp through genre tropes that manages to take its subject matter seriously while poking fun at itself at the same time.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
90% Women He's Undressed (2016) The film overstays its welcome by punctuating his story with ill-advised dramatic fantasy sequences that are meant to illustrate the anguish of a gay man in mid-century America, but come across as heavy-handed and mean-spirited.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
81% Girl Asleep (2016) A strange, savvy, big-hearted teen adventure that feels perfectly pitched to its target audience as well as those of all ages in search of something unquestionably unique.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
No Score Yet Thank You For Bombing (2015) Affecting and well-made ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
76% Goldstone (2018) [A] socially conscious, supremely accomplished procedural thriller.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
15% The 5th Wave (2016) An effectively decent post-apocalyptic, young-adult, world-in-the-balance survival thriller.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
77% The Daughter (2017) Theater director Simon Stone delivers a powerful, low-key yet achingly intense reimagining of Ibsen's 'The Wild Duck.'‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
4/5 32% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Should Kick-Ass 2 represent the end of the line for this polarising, guilty pleasure-defining franchise, it sure was fun while it lasted.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
4/5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) The Dano sequences also benefit enormously from the dense sound collages created by composer Atticus Ross and utilised by director Bill Pohlad to dramatise Wilson's inner turmoil.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
89% Last Cab To Darwin (2016) It's not so much the destination but the physical and emotional journey embarked on in this thoughtful, culturally authentic road trip.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2015
95% Charlie's Country (2015) The tangled tale of Aboriginal relations in Australia is rendered richly personal in director Rolf de Heer's 14th dramatic feature, Charlie's Country.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
67% Champs (2015) [A] clearly sincere but achingly cliched look at what's good and bad about the sport and the society that sanctions it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
No Score Yet Tender (2014) A compassionate, gently funny look at life and mortality through the prism of an Australian local government.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2015
4/5 81% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) The single most kinetic, over-the-top and refreshingly low-budget (in spirit, if not execution) horror exercise in recent Australian industry memory.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 12% Mortdecai (2015) Look past the vicious reviews and the film reveals itself to be squarely in the genial, proudly silly spirit of everything from The Pink Panther to Austin Powers.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 96% Ida (2014) A film about history and identity that will long linger in the mind.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
61% The Water Diviner (2015) An often capriciously mixed cocktail of war film and cross-cultural family melodrama, "The Water Diviner" marks an ambitious if emotionally manipulative directing debut for Russell Crowe.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2014
4/5 30% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Scott's film never drags. Credit the committed acting of Bale and Edgerton, the former taking all the time necessary to connect with his inner Hebrew, and the latter finding his arrogance giving way to a touching mixture of bluster and grief.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
1/5 16% Serena (2015) Some novels just shouldn't be adapted for film. Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. These two truisms come to mind in the wake of Serena.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 72% Interstellar (2014) Dramatically awkward and visually ravishing -- often within the same sequence -- Interstellar is director Christopher Nolan's ninth and most ambitious film to date.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2014
75% Canopy (2014) To the suddenly white-hot adventure subgenre of one or two souls alone against nature... add the more modestly scaled but no less absorbing wartime survival adventure "Canopy."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 43% Words And Pictures (2014) The performances are first-rate.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 89% Venus in Fur (2014) What plays out is roller-coaster ride of shifting identity and sexual brinkmanship...Mischievous and sadistic by turns, it becomes a deadly serious battle of the sexes.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 51% Jersey Boys (2014) The combination of... [Woody Allen & Clint Eastwood] has resulted in a Broadway adaptation that hums with vigour, sings with the capricious unpredictability of fate and fame, and does firm and lasting justice to the legacy of that vintage studio logo.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2014
4/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) Perhaps the ultimate take-away from Tim's Vermeer is the unquenchable curiosity of certain people, albeit those with the money to finance that inquisitiveness, to get to the bottom of history's mysteries. In that respect, Jenison is an artist.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2014
3.5/5 94% The Last Impresario (2014) Warm-hearted, respectful and somewhat melancholic.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) There has been a puzzling yet distinctive tonal shift in this new edition. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2014
2.5/5 79% Rising From Ashes (2013) So while the subjects explored in Rising from Ashes are worthy of contemplation, the methodology of doing so puts the brakes on the film's ability to inspire and persuade.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2014
3.5/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Those who made [this film] know the kids who adored the original have grown since the [first one] and they're trying mightily to grow with them. That counts for something in today's popular culture universe, even if they seem to be trying awfully hard.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2014
4/5 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) Two styles combine to create a world at once impressionistic and lived in, infused with the kind of warm glow which emanates from a cosy fireplace.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2014
3.5/5 88% Gabrielle (2014) As a thought-provoking valentine to tolerance, acceptance and the yearning for love, Gabrielle wears its heart comfortably, and proudly, on its sleeve.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2014
3.5/5 94% Good Vibrations (2012) The team behind Good Vibrations have made a film that is determined to live up to its title, and does so.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/5 14% Blended (2014) It has become something of a tradition to dismiss the latest Adam Sandler movie outright or, if one is feeling particularly generous, damn it with faint praise. Blended is no exception to this strategy.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 90% Omar (2014) Bakri gives a richly detailed performance, often allowing his stoicism to slip and reveal the confused and angry young man within.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2014