Erik Lundegaard Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Erik Lundegaard

Erik Lundegaard
Erik Lundegaard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate, Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 98% Alien (1979) The most startling thing watching Alien again is its pacing. For the first 45 minutes, little happens. It's all slow, exquisite build-up, which makes the second half seem all the more horrific.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2011
4/4 88% Tell Them Who You Are (2005) A hilarious, poignant documentary from Mark Wexler, son of famous cinematographer Haskell Wexler, about his irascible, politically headstrong father.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2005
4/4 100% Modern Times (1936) Good physical comedy will always be funny, and Chaplin was a master.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2004
4/4 94% Alien: The Director's Cut (2003) The first is still the best.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2003
3.5/4 97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000) Hank Greenberg is an unabashed paean and just a joy to watch. It should be required viewing for all modern athletes who disregard their role-model status.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2011
3.5/4 99% The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei) (2004) A small, respectful corrective.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2004
3.5/4 85% Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) (2001) If there's a love story here, it's the Redlichs' -- and the director's -- love for the stark beauty of Africa.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 28, 2003
3.5/4 84% Lilja 4-ever (2003) Stark and unblinking.‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 9, 2003
83% Love and Basketball (2000) But this is a romance movie and the main questions are: 'Did you believe in the love?' and 'Did it make you feel good?' Answers to both: Yes.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 60% The Sum of All Fears (2002) Subtract the slickness, and Sum adds up to a smart thriller.‐ Seattle Times
Posted May 31, 2002
3/4 32% Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Properly silly and slapsticky.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2004
41% The 6th Day (2000) Both good and bad news. Good: It's a solid action movie. Bad: It feels like it could have been made five or 10 years ago. It feels stale.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 16% Abandon (2002) A psychological thriller that doesn't thrill much and whose ending we can guess halfway through; but if you're a lover of smart dialogue and intelligent characters, you won't be disappointed.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2002
83% The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) The Original Kings of Comedy, with its 10 cameras and backstage footage, may be the most innovatively directed stand-up concert film ever made.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
69% Dancer in the Dark (2000) Has moments of unbelievable power and horror ... and these moments make the rest worthwhile.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994) One of the best martial-arts movies ever made.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 78% Overnight (2004) Overnight is a pungent documentary that details the awful, groping evanescence of Hollywood buzz.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2004
3/4 56% The Sea Is Watching (2003) [T]here were times when The Sea is Watching bored me. But Kumai and Kurosawa won me back with the final scenes, which are stark and beautiful, and a fitting finale for one of the world's great filmmakers.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jul 22, 2003
3/4 12% Cold Creek Manor (2003) In the end what makes Cold Creek Manor work is Figgis' pacing and attention to detail.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 19, 2003
3/4 85% Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2004) Unexpected plot twists keep us interested.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2004
3/4 95% End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2004) A satisfying, straightforward documentary with great archive footage and interviews with band members ... and those they influenced.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2004
3/4 40% The Road to Love (2001) Sensual and sweet.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2004
3/4 51% Demonlover (2003) All about modern disconnect -- hardly an original subject -- but the film gets style points, and in-your-face points.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 3, 2003
3/4 74% The Hunting of the President (2004) As faulty as its titular subject, but it raises important questions and will probably get your blood boiling.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2004
3/4 96% Promises (2002) It's sobering, particularly if anyone still thinks this conflict can be resolved easily, or soon.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2002
96% Yi Yi (2000) Full of nice small moments that add up to a deeper whole.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 19, 2001
3/4 94% 6ixtynin9 (2000) It's Ratanaruang's stylish direction that recommends the movie.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2004
3/4 76% Teacher's Pet (2004) Joy! An animated feature that parents don't have to silently groan through.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2004
3/4 82% Gigantic (2002) Tries to be as irreverent and bouncy as a song by its subject, and succeeds for the most part.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 15, 2003
3/4 77% A Housekeeper (Une femme de ménage) (2003) You could make a broad comedy from this situation, but director Claude Berri chose the small, quiet route.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 1, 2003
3/4 41% Made-Up (2004) The filmmakers do a fine job of focusing on the difficulties of aging in a youth-obsessed culture.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 20, 2003
3/4 39% Sex with Strangers (2002) Couples titillated by the possibility of swinging will probably leave the theater gripping each other's hands a little more tightly.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2002
3/4 No Score Yet On a Tightrope (2006) Lom, and the children, find balance and hope.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2007
2.5/4 58% Sacred Planet (2004) Left me craving a little messy diversity.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2004
2.5/4 60% Secondhand Lions (2003) Secondhand Lions is a movie you want to believe in -- original ideas, acclaimed actors -- but McCanlies uses too many broad strokes when subtlety and finesse would have had greater impact.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Sep 19, 2003
2.5/4 24% Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Less a movie than a testament to marketing.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2003
2.5/4 35% Radio (2003) We live in a winner-take-all culture, and Radio suggests there are more important things in life.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2003
2.5/4 68% Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) It's still funny and warm and neighborly inside Calvin's barbershop; it's just a little predictable as soon as you step outside.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2004
2.5/4 13% Catch That Kid (2004) Despite its high concept, director Bart Freundlich keeps the film grounded in reality.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2004
2.5/4 17% The Medallion (2003) As special effects reveal how super Eddie Yang is, they also reveal how ordinary Jackie Chan has become.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Aug 22, 2003
2.5/4 80% Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) The battle scenes are gripping and horrific, the special effects amazing, and the sentimentality overwhelming.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2004
2.5/4 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) Did that movie just wink at me? I think it did. But I'm not quite sure.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2004
2.5/4 86% Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003) Focuses too much on what we know and not enough on what we don't.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2003
2.5/4 91% The Weather Underground (2002) Whose side the documentarians are on is never clear -- in a muddy rather than an ambiguous way. Did anyone die from the Weathermen's bombings? We don't find out here.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Oct 17, 2003
2.5/4 72% Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times (2002) Visually, it's about as exciting as C-Span. Doesn't matter. Chomsky, at 74, is as radical as ever.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Mar 21, 2003
2.5/4 74% Blackboards (2002) Reeboir varies between a sweet smile and an angry bark, while Said attempts to wear down possible pupils through repetition. It has no affect on the Kurds, but it wore me down.‐ Seattle Times
Posted Jan 31, 2003
2.5/4 61% NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (2004) Its rampant corporate sponsorship is messy and distracting, and the athleticism necessary to triumph is still less intriguing (perhaps because it's less visible) than the athleticism necessary to triumph in, say, baseball.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2004
2.5/4 45% Nicotina (2004) It feels lightweight and forgettable.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2004
2.5/4 91% Coral Reef Adventure (2004) The panoramic views of various island locations are, of course, gorgeous, and inspire a kind of giddy vertigo.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2004
2.5/4 43% American Ultra (2015) The tenderness in some of the early scenes took me by surprise. But then gore and general cartoonishness took over.‐ Seattle Times
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015