Sue Pierman

Sue Pierman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 61% of the time.

Publications:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Total Reviews:
284

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " Ultimately, the movie begins to fall apart as clich├ęs and contrivances start piling up faster than the bodies." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/4 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " "22 Jump Street" is preposterous in the best possible way." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/4 14% Blended (2014) " Might have been more aptly named "Recycled."" — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 22, 2014
3/4 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) " Directors Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre create an animated musical rooted in the classic tale with wonderful, colorful and detailed settings, and a story that is gentle and sweet." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 8, 2014
1/4 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Not every pop-culture touchstone is meant to be translated onto film, even if Hollywood insists on clinging to the familiar." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2.5/4 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Costner makes the movie, if not believable, at least entertaining." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2/4 15% Endless Love (2014) " Unlike Zeffirelli's film, the new remake has little that will make it memorable even a year from now." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2.5/4 29% Grudge Match (2013) " The script by Tim Kelleher and Rodney Rothman does manage to surprise and satisfy when it explores the boxers' familial relationships and their regrets over what might have been." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3.5/4 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) " The eye-popping, energetic "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" really is a three-ring circus." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 7, 2012
2.5/4 43% American Reunion (2012) " Those who have grown up with these characters, now fixtures in pop culture, likely will find it reassuring to know that some things never change." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 5, 2012
2.5/4 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) " Unlike its semi-serious inspiration, the new "Jump Street" is a rowdy mix of comedy, satire and sass." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 15, 2012
3/4 84% Puss in Boots (2011) " As the voice of Puss, Banderas still displays heroic charisma. And even in animated form, he and Hayek make sparks as they dance, fight, flirt and face adventure together." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 27, 2011
2/4 60% Real Steel (2011) " A Frankenstein-like compendium of fight movies haphazardly bolted together in the hope that something will spark to life." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2/4 22% The Smurfs (2011) " It turns out that getting Smurfed isn't all it's cracked up to be." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/4 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " Bateman, Day and Sudeikis have a natural camaraderie on-screen, and it's fun to ride this runaway train as events careen forward." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 7, 2011
1/4 45% Bad Teacher (2011) " It's not often a movie features a cast of characters with absolutely no redeeming qualities, but "Bad Teacher" really hits that one out of the park." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 23, 2011
2.5/4 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " The action is fast, the gags are plentiful - and many actually are funny if you check your squeamishness at the door." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 25, 2011
3.5/4 72% Rio (2011) " Even with the 3-D effects and rap music, "Rio" has a retro feel, thanks to its bright, colorful characters and brave heroine." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 14, 2011
2/4 26% Arthur (2011) " There are a few things wrong with this second go-round - not the least of which is that, in 2011, hopeless drunks are rarely seen as funny." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 7, 2011
3/4 84% Jane Eyre (2011) " Fukunaga's interpretation takes great pains to accurately capture the period in its language and costumes." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 31, 2011
3/4 53% The Mechanic (2011) " The 2011 film, by comparison, is a tightly wound, more stylish creature." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 29, 2011
1/4 24% The Dilemma (2011) " Ron Howard has made some great films. "The Dilemma" is not one of them." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 13, 2011
1.5/4 10% Little Fockers (2010) " One ho-hum scene follows another as the audience waits for something - anything - to happen." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 22, 2010
2.5/4 13% Yogi Bear (2010) " Compared to some kid flicks, "Yogi Bear" is rather sweet." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 16, 2010
2.5/4 40% Due Date (2010) " Directed by Todd Phillips ("The Hangover"), this movie has the same absurdist feel and dark humor, but not the comedic snap." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 4, 2010
2/4 28% Life as We Know It (2010) " The premise is the most interesting thing about it. From there, it's just bland." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 7, 2010
3/4 17% You Again (2010) " Fickman has a deft touch with romantic comedy, serving up deliciously combative scenes that are occasionally interspersed with bits of cheese." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 23, 2010
1.5/4 53% Going the Distance (2010) " The novelty of seeing Barrymore and Long onscreen together wears off quickly, and then the picture has to work on its own merits -- which, unfortunately, are few." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 2, 2010
2.5/4 79% The Other Guys (2010) " Per usual, Ferrell unleashed is a force of nature, a guy who is not going to quit until you either walk out or break down and laugh. Me? I laughed." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 6, 2010
2.5/4 14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) " Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore may be in 3-D, but it's the satirical vibe that makes the live-action kids comedy pop." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 29, 2010
2.5/4 53% Knight & Day (2010) " Knight and Day, his latest tilt in that direction, has its flaws, but at least it gives audiences a good time." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 23, 2010
2/4 73% Get Him to the Greek (2010) " Making Brand's character the center of this project results in a flick with a split personality: half gross-out comedy and half depressing biopic of a star besieged by drugs, drink and dysfunction. It's far more sad than funny." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 3, 2010
2/4 8% Furry Vengeance (2010) " It's silly stuff, riddled with the predictable bodily function humor and humiliation of adults that kids seem to love." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 29, 2010
2/4 63% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) " Hot Tub Time Machine proves that just because you have the power and money to make a movie, it doesn't mean you should." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 25, 2010
2/4 13% The Bounty Hunter (2010) " The story, like the movie, is pretty uninteresting and easily forgotten." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 18, 2010
2/4 18% Valentine's Day (2010) " Garry Marshall's new movie is like a luscious-looking Valentine's treat that turns out to be disappointingly bland." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 11, 2010
2/4 28% Extraordinary Measures (2010) " Unfortunately, director Tom Vaughan appears determined to deliver every minute detail of the Crowleys' story." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 21, 2010
2.5/4 21% Leap Year (2010) " Leap Year is a chaste little picture reminiscent of screwball comedies of the 1930s -- and a pleasant change from films that are all sex and no romance." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 7, 2010
2.5/4 38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) " The movie has its moments, but director Paul Weitz paces things a bit like a cheesy carnival ride." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 22, 2009
2/4 11% Couples Retreat (2009) " Billingsley does a good job on selling the beauty of the island, but only a serviceable one in telling this story. Then again, there isn't all that much to tell." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 8, 2009
2.5/4 25% Fame (2009) " Seems a bit lackluster next to the original, 1980 Oscar winner." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 24, 2009
1.5/4 45% Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock (2009) " Some family films strike just the right balance, engaging for viewers of any age. Shorts is not one of those movies." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 21, 2009
2.5/4 14% I Love You Beth Cooper (2009) " Director Chris Columbus returns to his comic roots with a teen romp reminiscent of the '80s." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 9, 2009
1.5/4 14% Year One (2009) " The problem with Year One is that all the best jokes have been used in the promos." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 18, 2009
2/4 26% The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) " Overall, Ghosts offers a couple quick laughs in passing, but the movie never seems to generate sparks. All in all, it's a bit like kissing your sister." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 30, 2009
1/4 51% Observe and Report (2009) " Not only is the movie itself upsetting, but there's the thought that Paul Blart has turned out to be the funny mall cop movie." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 9, 2009
2.5/4 43% Race to Witch Mountain (2009) " It's all fairly enjoyable, but also predictable and occasionally corny." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 12, 2009
2.5/4 12% Pink Panther 2 (2009) " Despite all the supporting star power, it's Martin's physical comedy that makes the movie." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 5, 2009
2.5/4 29% New In Town (2009) " It's all predictable yet comfy. If you're looking for lighthearted entertainment, you'll find it here." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 29, 2009
1.5/4 39% Inkheart (2009) " Despite his name, [director] Softley plays it with a heavy hand, distracting viewers with lots of action, hideous makeup and garish costumes, but the effect is more perplexing than enlightening." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 22, 2009
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