Liz Braun

Liz Braun

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90% 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 7% The Forger (2015) " The movie is miscast and predictable, but it's not entirely without merit. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 23, 2015
1/5 53% 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 47% 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 29% 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 82% 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 23% 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 37% 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 88% 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
3.5/5 78% 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 3% 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 63% 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 71% 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 24% 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
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