Liz Braun

Liz Braun

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Jam! Movies , Toronto Sun
Critics' Group:
Toronto Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1684
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 53% 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 18% 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
66% 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 84% 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 61% 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 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 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 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 79% 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 80% 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 33% 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
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