Liz Braun

Liz Braun

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Jam! Movies , Toronto Sun
Critics' Group:
Toronto Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1676
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Nymphomaniac is a cruel curiosity, and not much more." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3.5/5 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " For devotees of the much loved series, this long-awaited Veronica Mars feature film is a five-star proposition. For everyone else, Veronica Mars is a pleasant diversion." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2.5/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " An experience that will let you imagine yourself to be in the middle of a chaotic video game." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 24, 2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " There's no question that Lawrence accounts for the lion's share of the franchise's appeal, and a cliffhanger ending can only help build the frenzy of anticipation for Mockingjay Part I next year. Bring it on." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 20, 2013
3/5 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " Your kids might like 95 minutes worth of malicious cartoon food, terrible puns and a lesson in the importance of friendship. You'll be done at the 45 minute mark, moms and dads, but they didn't make this movie for you." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3.5/5 62% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " A briskly-paced, humorous and endearing journey that mixes concert footage and behind-the-scenes material on the boy band whose global reach is a testament to their fans and to social media." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3.5/5 89% The World's End (2013) " It's too long, and the ending is curious, but the overall combo of serious themes and ridiculous situations is a joy to witness." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 22, 2013
2/5 27% Jobs (2013) " Jobs is a dull movie about a snarky s.o.b." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/5 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " You can see what director Lee Daniels was after here, but the material overwhelms the storytelling." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/5 54% Lovelace (2013) " Amanda Seyfried is adept at showing the character's innocent side, but you'll leave the theatre not knowing much more about Lovelace than you knew going in." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 9, 2013
2/5 23% The Canyons (2013) " Weird and creepy is pretty much what's on offer in The Canyons, but not so much of either that it gets interesting." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 1, 2013
3.5/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) " It's going to take more than one film to offset the extreme suckage of this summer's movies, but the crime caper 2 Guns is a good start." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 1, 2013
2/5 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) " Smurfs 2 seems aimed at the six or seven-year-old in your life." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 31, 2013
5/5 83% This Is the End (2013) " This Is The End is quite unlike anything else out there." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 10, 2013
11% No Holds Barred (1989) " Maybe we should mention that the gruesome violence in the movie was enough to make this adult wince." — Toronto Sun
Posted May 29, 2013
2.5/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Saddled with the same slender story that made previous adaptations so bland, Luhrmann has opted for a sort of visual razzle-dazzle that eventually leaves a viewer feeling assaulted." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 9, 2013
1/5 7% The Big Wedding (2013) " Imagine a terrible TV sitcom stretched, horribly and inexplicably, to 90 minutes, and you've got the general idea of The Big Wedding." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 26, 2013
3.5/5 45% To The Wonder (2013) " To The Wonder is a meditation on love -- physical, spiritual, emotional -- and regret, and the story seems to belong to the past and to sorrow." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/5 71% My Awkward Sexual Adventure (2013) " A low-budget Canadian sex farce about an accountant and a stripper is full of surprises, all of them good." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 18, 2013
1/5 4% Scary Movie 5 (2013) " You must have a better way to spend that $13." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 12, 2013
3/5 78% 42 (2013) " You don't have to love baseball to love the film 42, but it couldn't hurt." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 12, 2013
4/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " It's a masterpiece, this thing, but it's exhausting to take in." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 12, 2013
1/5 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " The movie has a couple of visually interesting sequences outlining the sad, frenetic, barf-flecked reality of spring break. Otherwise, Spring Breakers is boring." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 28, 2013
3/5 70% The Croods (2013) " An animated adventure kids will love." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3.5/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Not all the effects are brilliant, but the fighting and attack scenes are filmed with Fuqua's eye for spectacle and beauty, so the movie is always engaging to look at." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2013
3/5 38% Admission (2013) " There's a good movie in here. It just takes a bit of patience to find it." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2013
43% The Call (2013) " It goes off the rails and turns into a vigilante drama, but the end of the movie isn't enough to wipe out all the good material that came before it." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 14, 2013
3.5/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " If it's spectacle you're after, you'll want to see Oz The Great and Powerful, a visual delight for which 3D makes perfect sense." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 7, 2013
3/5 56% Snitch (2013) " Snitch is a decent little crime thriller that pokes into some of the uglier nooks and crannies of the mandatory minimum laws for drug offences." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2.5/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " No matter how many genres you mix and match to come up with this thing, it's still not very good." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 13, 2013
3/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " As James Bonomo, Stallone is refreshingly brutal, bullheaded and politically incorrect; he kills people who need killing, takes his paycheque and goes home." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 1, 2013
5/5 95% West of Memphis (2012) " A frankly extraordinary document about the three innocent children who were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas and the three innocent teenagers who spent 18 years in prison for the crime." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 31, 2013
2.5/5 10% A Haunted House (2013) " A Haunted House is just what you'd expect of a spoof aimed squarely at adolescent males." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 25, 2013
2.5/5 38% The Guilt Trip (2012) " It will never be mistaken for a great movie." — Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2012
3.5/5 34% Deadfall (2012) " Deadfall is soaked in creepy, larded with violence and filled with people in pain. Cue the dread." — Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3.5/5 63% Anna Karenina (2012) " Presents Tolstoy's creation as a passionate love story with great costumes." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 29, 2012
3.5/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " Hitchcock may be taking liberties in its ideas about the director's psyche, but it's a genuinely entertaining movie." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 23, 2012
3.5/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " The film is just as clumsy about psychological issues as Hollywood movies generally are, but Jennifer Lawrence's performance makes all that moot." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 20, 2012
3/5 49% The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) " A combo of kung fu choreography and Hollywood gore carefully held together with cheese. " — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 4, 2012
1.5/5 5% Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) " There's a bright young director behind Silent Hill: Revelation and a very strong cast to bring the story to life, but the movie is still terrible." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 26, 2012
5/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " It's exhilarating, in a violent sort of way. It's witty. And it's completely engaging. " — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 24, 2012
4/5 96% Argo (2012) " Argo is funny, scary and completely enthralling. And it's smart." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 12, 2012
3/5 38% Here Comes the Boom (2012) " A crowd pleaser about a biology teacher who gets into mixed martial arts fighting." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 12, 2012
3/5 10% House at the End of the Street (2012) " Though The House at the End of the Street is smarter than most films of the genre, it still has some fairly predictable plot turns." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 21, 2012
4/5 85% End of Watch (2012) " So completely does filmmaker David Ayer get you to invest in these characters that you'll watch half the film with your hands over your face." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3/5 19% Inescapable (2013) " The film is shaped as a political thriller, but the emotion of a desperate father looking for his child makes Inescapable accessible; the stakes are personal." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 14, 2012
3/5 22% The Words (2012) " It's a noble attempt, but there's too much going on and the various story lines fail to come together." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 7, 2012
4/5 67% Lawless (2012) " Lawless is steeped in testosterone, a story full of wild characters and wilder events, and it's a very satisfying two hours at the movies." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 31, 2012
4/5 55% For a Good Time, Call... (2012) " A terrific comedy about female friendship." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 76% Premium Rush (2012) " Premium Rush is little more than a 90-minute chase scene, but it's an often exhilarating ride thanks to adrenalin-triggering visuals." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 24, 2012
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