Collin Souter

Collin Souter

""Say hi to Allison and the twins" "Triplets" "Triplets...Gosh, how time flies." --Brazil "You love me? You odn't got the right." --5 Corners "My father says that everyone is asleep, everyone you talk to, everyone you meet...he says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant, total amazement." --Joe Versus the Volcano " " --City Lights "Someone, tell a joke" --Moonstruck "Is that what you wanna do for the rest of your life? Get drunk and call Morocco at 2 o'clock in the morning?""

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Biography:
I graduated with a Film/Video degree from Columbia College. I started writing movie reviews six years ago when I couldn't help but notice a foul odor of mediocrity eminating from the multiplexes. I just had to tell someone. And I've been writing about it ever since. But, as Richard O'Brien wrote, "There's a light in the darkness of everybody's life," and thank God that light is cinema, be it good or bad. I'm also an award-winning screenwriter (1999 Screenwriter's Showcase Awards) and documentary filmmaker.
Favorites:
Brazil, All the Real Girls, Gimme Shelter, Rashomon, City Lights, Joe Versus The Volcano, E.T., Heavenly Creatures, Sullivan's Travels, 5 Corners, Network, Sunset Blvd., Fearless, Magnolia, Near Dark, American Movie, The Three Colors Trilogy, Lord of the Rings trilogy
Publications:
eFilmCritic.com
Total Reviews:
288
Location:
12 Alton Rd.Prospect HTs. IL 60070

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 288
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 36% Chicken Little (2005) " The 3-D screenings add little to the experience and feel more like an afterthought than a technological innovation." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 8, 2005
3.5/4 61% Jarhead (2005) " A war movie that defies the genre by expressing that even without heavy combat, the war remains a part of these men forever." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 8, 2005
3/5 26% Free Zone (2006) " It's a frustrating experience." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 17, 2005
3/5 22% 7 días (2007) " It's certainly not a bad film, but one that could have benefited from some surprises to help make it stand out even more from the usual, gritty offerings of Mexican cinema." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 17, 2005
4/5 76% Transamerica (2006) eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 15, 2005
3.5/4 88% Broken Flowers (2005) " Murray does what a lot of great actors do, using film as a way of discovering more about himself." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 28, 2005
1.5/4 7% Undiscovered (2005) " An Ashlee Simpson vehicle disguised as a 2-hour episode of Fame." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 28, 2005
3.5/4 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) " Gilliam is still a visual showman, a childish tease and an artist with an imagination too big for cinema." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 28, 2005
4/4 86% Junebug (2005) " As curiously odd, profound and beautiful as its title." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 28, 2005
1.5/4 35% Must Love Dogs (2005) " There needs to be a master list out there of conventional Romantic Comedy clichés and gestures that filmmakers and writers can refer to so as not to play to them ever again." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
0/4 53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) " It's like having excrement thrown in your face at a GG Allin concert." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
3.5/4 74% War of the Worlds (2005) " Certainly a grab-bag of Spielberg's Greatest Hits, but like The Beatles, there's a reason a lot of those Hits were #1 when they came out." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
4/4 67% Buy It Now (2005) " But It Now accomplishes so much in one hour that I wouldn't be surprised if media arts teachers across the country used it as a springboard for class discussion." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
3.5/4 81% Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) " A charmingly odd movie about the adventure life has to offer, even in the form of department stores, hope chests and goldfish." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
2/4 42% Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) " It's a no-brainer that Disney would do a re-make and a no-brainer is what we got." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
4/4 85% Batman Begins (2005) " Artful, daring and wise, it's one of the best anti-summer popcorn movies ever made." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
3/4 77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) " The cast lend a great deal of credibility to the material and director Ken Kwapis knows when to cut away from a scene when it carries the potential for shmaltz." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
2/4 41% High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005) " A brilliantly made, shocking, refreshingly bloody...disappointment," — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
3.5/4 75% Crash (2004) " Crash has a lot on its mind and, unlike most movies these days, a lot of it is worth hearing." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 2, 2005
3.5/4 82% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) " Burton sticks to the text, but manages to play with it so that there's still no way of knowing which direction he is going." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2005
3/4 80% Cinderella Man (2005) " At this point in 2005, are you really going to complain about a well-made, well-acted, formulaic sports movie? Me neither." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 2, 2005
3/4 80% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D (2005) " While it does carry some of the flaws of the first two episodes, it thankfully lives up to its promise to be the darkest film in the series." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 19, 2005
1/5 10% House of D (2004) " There exists a difference between stylized dialogue and trite, hackneyed dialogue." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 2, 2005
3/4 86% Ong-Bak (Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) (2005) " It's too soon to tell if Tony Jaa has the the ability to sustain an interesting career, but he's off to a hell of a start, regardless." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2005
4/4 78% Sin City (2005) " Time will tell if Sin City is more than its moment, but at the moment, it's definitely one of the most interesting films on the planet." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2005
2.5/4 74% The Upside of Anger (2005) " While most of the movie has a welcome feel to it, the ending carries as much absurdity as anything in Diary of a Mad Black Woman." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2005
3.5/4 100% Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (2005) " Tobolowski is so skilled and effortless, he proves that while everyone has a story to tell, not everyone can tell a great story." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2005
3.5/4 95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005) " The parrots are every bit as endearing and interesting as the man looking after them." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2005
2.5/4 23% The Amityville Horror (2005) " It has the right idea to remake a movie that was bad and try to make it better. It succeeds quite a bit in that respect, but that's not saying much." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2005
4/4 100% Twist of Faith (2004) " It daringly uses the medium break down the barriers between the subject and the audience for a topic that lends itself to dark secrecy. It's almost too devastating to watch." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 25, 2005
1.5/4 16% Cursed (2005) " It's a sad day when even Wes Craven falls victim to the PG-13-ification of horror." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 25, 2005
.5/4 13% Boogeyman (2005) " Basically. it's 86 minutes of one man having a staring contest with a door." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 6, 2005
2.5/4 1% Alone in the Dark (2005) " Grab your funniest smartass friends and have a good time ripping this piece of crap to shreds. I know I did. But if you're looking for a good movie, stay away!" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 1, 2005
1/4 10% Elektra (2005) " Elektra does have some action in it, which is especially awesome if you're into bed sheets flying around." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 26, 2005
3/4 —— Battleground: 21 Days on the Empire's Edge (2004) " If you're already against the war, the movie won't waste your time by preaching. It gives new perspective to both sides while adding weight to the arguments." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 26, 2005
3.5/4 —— Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004) " Sequel? Remake? Call it whatever you will. It's still funnier than most movies out there in actual theaters and a nice gift for the fans." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 26, 2005
2.5/4 —— Tout le plaisir est pour moi (The Pleasure Is All Mine) (2004) " Occasionally funny, but it wears thin after a while and I'm sure there are plenty of porno movies out there with this exact same plot." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 24, 2005
3/4 —— Rule No. 1 " Even though it plays like your average romantic comedy, it's actually much smarter and funnier." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 24, 2005
1.5/4 —— Die Reise ins Glück (A Journey Into Bliss) (2005) " It's as though they took the lyrics to "I Am The Walrus" and figured there was a great movie to be made from them. " — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 24, 2005
3.5/4 —— Quiet as a Mouse " Dark, acidic, brutally funny and capable of dividing its audience between those who love it and those who hate it." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 24, 2005
3/4 —— Up Against Them All " It's a beautifully crafted tale of religion, crime, sex and disorder in a household that seems powerless from outside influences." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 23, 2005
4/4 81% Friday Night Lights (2004) " My favorite film of 2004." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 17, 2005
2/5 35% Racing Stripes (2005) " Charmless." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 17, 2005
3/4 78% Schizo (2004) " The beauty of coming-of-age movies such as this is that we can somehow relate to its odd protagonist in spite of his predicaments." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 15, 2005
1.5/4 33% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) " I didn't see a single fat lady in the entire thing. That must be why it never ended." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 27, 2004
2.5/4 38% Meet The Fockers (2004) " Both movies lack the real discomfort and awkwardness that comes with meeting future in-laws." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 27, 2004
4/4 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) " That rare adaptation that not only captures the spirit of the books and the author's distinct voice, but also has an identity all its own." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 27, 2004
4/4 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) " The most profoundly moving platonic love story of the year. It may be time to wheel out another batch of Career Achievement Awards for Mr. Eastwood." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 27, 2004
3.5/4 68% Closer (2004) " A wonderfully acted depiction of the ultimate male fantasy gone sour." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 8, 2004
3/4 83% Finding Neverland (2004) " Manages to win the viewer over in spite of itself while further perpetuating the myth of Peter Pan as an eternal headcase." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 8, 2004
3.5/4 56% The Polar Express (2004) " In terms of awesome spectacle, the movie delivers and should really be viewed as it was meant to be: In 3-D IMAX." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 14, 2004
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