Sonny Bunch

Sonny Bunch

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Washington Times
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
159

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) " There's nothing new or original about it, but it's entertaining enough, and one can't help but respect the craft that went into making something catchy out of component parts stolen from others." — Washington Times
Posted Dec 16, 2013
2/4 42% Red 2 (2013) " Red 2 is a modestly entertaining action romp. But it's a hollow endeavor with few lasting images or moments, the cotton candy of the multiplex." — Washington Times
Posted Jul 18, 2013
2.5/4 53% Green Zone (2010) " Fake WMD and super-shaky cam: It's The Paul Greengrass Experience." — Washington Times
Posted Mar 12, 2010
2.5/4 71% The Crazies (2010) " As far as utterly pointless, unnecessary retreads go, The Crazies isn't all that bad." — Washington Times
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2/4 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) " If The Ghost Writer has a fatal flaw, it resides not with the cast but with the truly hideous ending. ... It's laugh-out-loud, groan-worthy bad." — Washington Times
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2.5/4 69% Shutter Island (2010) " Even lesser Scorsese is better than 85% of what you'll find at the multiplex on any given weekend. Still, it's hard not to be disappointed that such promise went unfulfilled." — Washington Times
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2/4 34% The Wolfman (2010) " The Wolfman more closely resembles a slasher flick with an A-list cast than the Universal horror cycle that it derives from." — Washington Times
Posted Feb 12, 2010
2.5/4 49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) " Not without bright moments ... but the story is centered around a trio of young actors who simply aren't operating at the same skill level as their older costars." — Washington Times
Posted Feb 12, 2010
2.5/4 37% From Paris with Love (2010) " Unfortunately, From Paris with Love is unable to keep up the pace of Morel's previous Gallic adventures." — Washington Times
Posted Feb 5, 2010
2.5/4 74% Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (District 13: Ultimatum) (2009) " The film doesn't drag, exactly - it's hard for a 90 minute film that focuses on a trio of extended martial arts setpieces to ever truly bog down - but it does lose momentum occasionally." — Washington Times
Posted Feb 5, 2010
1/4 20% Legion (2010) " Legion is USDA Prime Fail." — Washington Times
Posted Jan 22, 2010
1.5/4 18% The Tooth Fairy (2010) " You can see all the gags coming a mile away. You could probably write half of the movie now, at your computer, waiting for your lunch hour to roll around." — Washington Times
Posted Jan 22, 2010
2/4 28% Extraordinary Measures (2010) " Shouldn't this be playing Sunday night at 8 p.m. on CBS 9 instead of five times a day at the cineplex?" — Washington Times
Posted Jan 22, 2010
2.5/4 48% The Book of Eli (2010) " think of this as The Road if re-imagined by the Wachowski Brothers. The landscape is all grays and browns, punctuated only by the occasional flash of a muzzle." — Washington Times
Posted Jan 15, 2010
2.5/4 67% Daybreakers (2010) " The action sequences are well-executed ... and the concept is just interesting enough to carry the flimsy plot through its 98 minute running time." — Washington Times
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2.5/4 64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) " Mr. Gilliam hasn't made a masterpiece here, but it's a fascinating tale with luscious visuals" — Washington Times
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2/4 66% Youth in Revolt (2010) " More of the same from Cera, and not terribly funny to boot." — Washington Times
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2/4 12% Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) " Did You Hear About the Morgans? is about as stereotypical as a stereotypical romantic comedy can get" — Washington Times
Posted Dec 18, 2009
2.5/4 83% Avatar (2009) " It's impossible to fully consider James Cameron's long-in-the-making eco-opus Avatar without examining the film's technological wonders and storytelling blunders separately." — Washington Times
Posted Dec 18, 2009
2/4 85% Me and Orson Welles (2009) " Not quite a coming-of-age movie and not quite an examination of the early work of Orson Welles, it's an odd melange of the two that never quite comes together in a satisfying way." — Washington Times
Posted Dec 11, 2009
3/4 35% The Slammin' Salmon (2009) " Although it's a little slow at the outset and occasionally a trifle predictable, The Slammin' Salmon is still a rollickin' time at the theater." — Washington Times
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2.5/4 76% Invictus (2009) " Invictus isn't a bad movie, but it's not nearly the rousing success it could have been." — Washington Times
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2/4 63% Brothers (2009) " In its attempt to examine the war on terror through the lens of family struggles, Brothers occasionally works. Ultimately, however, it fails in two respects." — Washington Times
Posted Dec 4, 2009
3.5/4 91% Up in the Air (2009) " Mr. Clooney is perfect in the role of Ryan: aloof without seeming uncaring, roguish without being threatening, lost but with a veneer of control." — Washington Times
Posted Dec 4, 2009
1/4 5% Old Dogs (2009) " Incredibly dull and generic." — Washington Times
Posted Nov 25, 2009
3/4 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) " The texture of the puppets and the imperfect nature of the medium give it a real-life heft that computer-generated technological marvels simply can't match." — Washington Times
Posted Nov 25, 2009
1.5/4 21% Planet 51 (2009) " Children won't understand the '50s-based humor or the references to the creature features that dominated the era, while adults will muster little more than the occasional chuckle" — Washington Times
Posted Nov 20, 2009
2/4 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) " There's little in the way of forward momentum until the final 30 minutes; stretching out this picture to longer than two hours was indefensible." — Washington Times
Posted Nov 20, 2009
2.5/4 66% The Blind Side (2009) " A feel-good sports drama about the intersection of race and athletics, with solid if unremarkable performances that strains just a little too hard for social relevance" — Washington Times
Posted Nov 20, 2009
3/4 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) " Harrowing and sometimes hard to watch, Precious is a tale of unrelenting misery that suggests just enough of a silver lining to keep audiences from spiraling into total depression." — Washington Times
Posted Nov 13, 2009
3/4 90% The Messenger (2009) " The Messenger is a successful examination of the harsh realities of war that too often are put in the back of people's minds." — Washington Times
Posted Nov 13, 2009
1.5/4 39% 2012 (2009) " 160 minutes of this nonsense is at least 90 minutes of back story too many." — Washington Times
Posted Nov 13, 2009
2/4 51% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) " The Men Who Stare at Goats meanders aimlessly without ever reaching a satisfying conclusion." — Washington Times
Posted Nov 8, 2009
2/4 19% Gentlemen Broncos (2009) " It feels almost mean-spirited to laugh at Benjamin's travails. He has done nothing to provoke them and seems incapable of fending for himself." — Washington Times
Posted Nov 8, 2009
2/4 54% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) " Robert Zemeckis seeks to answer the one question still remaining about the Dickens classic: What would the story look like if it were cast with figures from Madame Tussauds?" — Washington Times
Posted Nov 8, 2009
1.5/4 79% The Yes Men Fix the World (2009) " This is a movie that does little more than preach to the converted. It's mildly amusing at times, but ultimately pointless." — Washington Times
Posted Oct 22, 2009
2.5/4 49% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009) " Summit Entertainment has tried just a little too hard to broaden the appeal of its new computer-animated feature Astro Boy." — Washington Times
Posted Oct 22, 2009
2.5/4 38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) " Considering it's little more than a melange of Twilight, Harry Potter and Goosebumps, Cirque is far, far more entertaining a movie than it has any right to be." — Washington Times
Posted Oct 22, 2009
1/4 49% Antichrist (2009) " Antichrist feels less like an art house film than a parody of one." — Washington Times
Posted Oct 22, 2009
1.5/4 25% Law Abiding Citizen (2009) " Not so much a whodunit as a howdhedoit that will frustrate any intelligent viewer" — Washington Times
Posted Oct 16, 2009
2/4 11% Couples Retreat (2009) " It's hard to imagine that the thoroughly mediocre and paint-by-numbers romantic comedy "Couples Retreat" was written by the same guy who brought the world Swingers 15 years ago." — Washington Times
Posted Oct 11, 2009
4/4 89% A Serious Man (2009) " It's a movie that rewards repeat viewings: Go in with an open mind the first time and a more focused mind the second and reap the rewards." — Washington Times
Posted Oct 11, 2009
3/4 92% The Way We Get By (2009) " Both a moving testament to the elderly folks who meet the troops and an interesting look at the troops themselves." — Washington Times
Posted Oct 2, 2009
3/4 83% Paranormal Activity (2009) " This is a terrifying picture, one that capitalizes on the unseen horrors that litter our nightmares once the lights go out." — Washington Times
Posted Oct 2, 2009
2/4 75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) " Capitalism's aim is too scattershot. It's old hat for Moore to argue only one side of the story, but this is the first time he has so blatantly failed to focus on the issue at hand" — Washington Times
Posted Oct 2, 2009
2/4 90% Zombieland (2009) " Not as timeless as forebears like Shaun of the Dead." — Washington Times
Posted Oct 2, 2009
2/4 39% Surrogates (2009) " A twisty whodunit that is never quite believable or satisfying, especially when [Willis] tries to re-connect with the humanity he has lost by living such a sheltered life." — Washington Times
Posted Sep 25, 2009
2/4 47% The Providence Effect (2009) " The Providence Effect comes off as more a gauzy 90-minute infomercial for the school than a real examination of its methods and strategies for success." — Washington Times
Posted Sep 25, 2009
3.5/4 79% The Informant! (2009) " The Informant! is funny and delightfully full of twists, the sort of picture that constantly leaves the audience guessing about the true motivations of its characters." — Washington Times
Posted Sep 18, 2009
2/4 42% Jennifer's Body (2009) " Unfortunately, Jennifer's Body is neither laugh-out-loud funny nor cringe-inducingly frightening." — Washington Times
Posted Sep 18, 2009
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