Sue Pierman

Sue Pierman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 61% of the time.

Publications:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Total Reviews:
280

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 33% 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 30% 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 44% 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
2.5/4 33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) " Co-produced by Adam Sandler, Mall Cop has an innate sweetness that's reminiscent of Sandler's 1998 romantic comedy The Wedding Singer, although the laughs don't quite reach those levels." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 15, 2009
2.5/4 45% Yes Man (2008) " Deschanel and Carrey have surprising chemistry. She can match him shtick for shtick, while Carrey draws from his Serious Actor skills to add warmth to the romance part of the story." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 19, 2008
2/4 46% Sex Drive (2008) " The overall result is uneven, with the truly funny stuff undermined by the cheap laughs." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 17, 2008
2/4 41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) " A live-action movie with a boatload of cute pooches that, despite bewitching effects and a charming voice cast, buries its sentiment in a too-tangled tale." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 3, 2008
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