Liz Braun

Liz Braun

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Liz Braun's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 54% Saint Laurent (2015) "Bonello makes good use of mirrors and reflective surfaces throughout the film, all very fitting for a story about a boy as beautiful and as self-absorbed as Narcissus himself. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 69% Welcome to Me (2015) "No shortage of talent here. Pity they're all underused. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 34% Poltergeist (2015) "The audience isn't invested in the characters or their fate. Bit of a problem. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted May 22, 2015
3/5 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Pitch Perfect 2 is sweet, predictable story, but it's shored up by some hilarious and absurd action on the sidelines. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 87% Spring (2015) "Even a not-so-great ending can't overturn everything that came before it. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 14, 2015
5/5 96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "You couldn't call Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief entertaining, exactly, but it is absolutely riveting. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/5 44% Adult Beginners (2015) "Adult Beginners is a darkly funny indie film about family and second chances. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Being Canadian "[A] good-natured documentary. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 53% Maggie (2015) "The performances in Maggie are strong. The camera is often right up in the characters' faces, putting Schwarzenegger's lived-in, world-weary mug to good use and telegraphing Breslin's vulnerability. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Far from the Madding Crowd is pretty to look at, even if it is a sort of SparkNotes version of Thomas Hardy's novel. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 41% Preggoland (2015) "Let's not belabour this. Preggoland is a misguided comedy about a thirtysomething woman who pretends to be pregnant on a whim. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 30, 2015
4/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "This futuristic take on age-old motivations, jealousy and betrayal among them, makes Ex Machina clever and engaging throughout. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 6% The Forger (2015) "The movie is miscast and predictable, but it's not entirely without merit. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 23, 2015
1/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "You can't really call The Age of Adaline a movie. It's more like a series of pretty pictures held together by a remarkably idiotic story. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3.5/5 49% True Story (2015) "This is chilling material, and Hill and Franco make sure the story packs a wallop. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) "For his directorial debut, Fogelman puts all the right people together, and what's more, gets a performance out of Pacino that's one of his best-ever comic turns. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/5 28% The Longest Ride (2015) "It takes a lot to bore your easily entertained correspondent but rest assured The Longest Ride has the goods. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 17% Last Knights (2015) "There isn't much in the movie that you can't see on cable TV, where the action is bloodier and more energetic, but there's something old-fashioned about Last Knights that's appealing. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 83% Queen and Country (2015) "The movie is a sweet-natured, easy-going bit of storytelling, and while Bill may be the central character, Queen and Country is really a movie about England. And it's a love letter to a particular time and place " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 22% October Gale (2015) "October Gale is a quiet thriller set in the wilds of Georgian Bay. It's an uneven movie with some odd jolts in the story, but the performances -- especially from Patricia Clarkson -- are noteworthy. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Seymour: An Introduction is a delightful film experience about the transformative power of art. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/5 48% Miss Julie (2014) "Anyone interested in spellbinding performances, however, should see Miss Julie. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 97% '71 (2015) "This is a brisk, frightening movie about recent history and it's well worth a look. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2.5/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "The real-life kidnapping had all the elements of a thriller, so how it became such a mild-mannered movie is anybody's guess. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 30% Chappie (2015) "The little-robot-who-could is a combination of Sharlto Copley's performance capture work and visual effects artistry, and the end result is remarkable.That may well be enough for Blomkamp fans, but anyone else can expect to be disappointed by Chappie. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 30% Chappie (2015) "An uneasy mix of action and philosophy, with simplistic notions of good and evil and mother love proving to be a distraction from the main event. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2.5/5 67% Elephant Song "There's an attractive air of menace hanging over the proceedings, but otherwise the movie feels stagey and stilted. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/5 26% Love, Rosie (2015) "Do you really want to expose your adolescent daughter to 100 minutes of the beautiful Lily Collins accepting second-best, over and over and over and over and over and over and over again? " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 5, 2015
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "The underside of the American Dream is on display in A Most Violent Year, a drama about an immigrant trying to make his way to the top. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 2, 2015
2/5 38% Black or White (2015) "Costner's performance really is powerful. What it all means remains a mystery. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 29, 2015
2.5/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) "The humour is puerile and idiotic, but you may laugh out loud in spite of yourself -- especially if you're familiar with the Carry On movies or the original Pink Panther. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2.5/5 49% Cake (2015) "Cake starts off like an edgy indie film and wraps up like one of the more serious episodes of Friends. Once Aniston's warts 'n' all performance has been highlighted, the movie seems to fizzle out, losing its momentum. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/5 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) "The well-written thriller is a masterpiece of tension, brought to life by strong performances, a clever plot and ... yeah, of course we're joking. It's a crap movie. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3.5/5 86% Chef (2014) "It's such a treat to see such an endearing slice o' life in the middle of this blockbuster season. There's not a single comic book character in sight. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 86% Top Five (2014) "Chris Rock's Top Five is very funny -- no surprise there -- but it's also unexpectedly romantic. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 98% Citizenfour (2014) "Filmmaker Laura Poitras paints a frankly terrifying picture of the loss of liberty involved in the widespread government gathering of the communication done by ordinary Joes on a daily basis. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) "Near the end of the movie, Cave talks about living in the 'shimmering space' where imagination and reality intersect. He's talking about words and music, but he could be talking about 20,000 Days on Earth. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 91% Locke (2014) "As you'd expect from a story that never leaves the confines of a car, Locke is intense and claustrophobic. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 90% Wild (2014) "Witherspoon et al have done justice to Strayed's story. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 5, 2015
5/5 93% Birdman (2014) "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is the sort of movie that ends up on a person's favourite-movies-of-all-time list. It's really that fresh. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 2, 2015
1/5 2% Left Behind (2014) "When you are following in the footsteps of Kirk Cameron, nothing good can come from that. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 3, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Even those who have read Gillian Flynn's novel can expect to be surprised by the jolts and jumps in David Fincher's take on events. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 29, 2014
3/5 20% Swearnet: The Movie (2014) "It just gets sort of stupid. And the movie is too long. But these are minor quibbles. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2.5/5 51% The Calling (2014) "It comes to the screen as a clumsy tale, alas, but a strong cast that includes Oscar winner Susan Sarandon elevates matters somewhat. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/5 17% Sex Tape (2014) "Even the most fervent fans of Cameron Diaz or Jason Segel will find little to like in Sex Tape, a tone deaf comedy about private life and public humiliation. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 16, 2014
65% The Rover (2014) "Of Mice and Men at the end of the world -- that's the general turf of The Rover. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) "Prepare to fall in love all over again as Schmidt and Jenko go to college. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 11, 2014
4/5 49% Maleficent (2014) "Scary, campy and eventually quite moving, Maleficent is a frankly thrilling feminist fairy tale and completely engaging throughout. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) "Luckily, a terrific cast that includes Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma, Bill Paxton, Pitobash Tripathy and Madhur Mittal holds this unwieldy thing together. (Bill Paxton, Jon Hamm or Lake Bell in the cast of any film is generally a good sign.) " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted May 16, 2014
3/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "Nymphomaniac is a cruel curiosity, and not much more. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
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