Eric Deggans

Eric Deggans
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
93% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' (2019) So even while I was impressed by the scope of ABC's revival, I was also a bit disappointed. Is the future of network television really going to be so focused on re-creating its past? Still, there were amazing moments. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) [Gibney] shows how Holmes and her supporters pushed the limits of Silicon Valley's culture of risk-taking and overpromising until they created a house of cards that collapsed under close scrutiny. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
100% Icebox (2018) Swedish director Daniel Sawka has created a film as authentic and direct as a news report. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
83% My Dinner with Hervé (2018) It's a compelling story made more poignant by the fact that it's told by Dinklage, a performer who seems to be the exact opposite of Villechaize. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
99% The Tale (2018) Ultimately, "The Tale" is a wrenching, heartfelt success. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
89% The Problem with Apu (2017) The Problem with Apu often unfolds like a movie-length Daily Show segment -- and that's a compliment -- deftly outlining the stereotypes South Asian people still struggle with in media depictions. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
69% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) It has deeply affecting moments, but they don't quite knit together into a consistently powerful film. But it does succeed by showcasing Winfrey in one of her best roles yet. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
91% The Wiz Live! (2015) At a time when the country is reeling... there is no better time to experience a soothing, expertly executed celebration of family, friendship and black culture. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) The real sign that Sharknado 3 is beating a dead horse - or shark - into a fine paste is the fact that none of this feels fresh, new or remotely funny anymore. - NPR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2015
A- 86% Django Unchained (2012) Thanks, QT, for the best Christmas present this fan of racially conscious films and blockbuster action movies could ever imagine. - Tampa Bay Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2012