Sue Pierman

Sue Pierman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 61% of the time.

Publications:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Total Reviews:
285

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 285
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
1/4 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) " Nights in Rodanthe, the latest screen adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks story, is a picture smothered in syrupy excess." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 25, 2008
1/4 41% The House Bunny (2008) " The dog days of summer have arrived, and I'm not talking about the weather." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 22, 2008
1.5/4 41% The Rocker (2008) " The cinematic equivalent of elevator music: bland, occasionally entertaining and, once it's over, utterly forgettable." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 20, 2008
2.5/4 34% Space Chimps (2008) " Space Chimps may not be top-flight entertainment, but as kid movies travel, it's unexpectedly engaging." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 17, 2008
2.5/4 14% The Love Guru (2008) " Although a bit uneven, The Love Guru scores more guffaws than clunkers, though parents should take the PG-13 rating seriously." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 19, 2008
14% Hitman (2007) " French director Xavier Gens keeps the action riveting and spectacular." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 19, 2008
1.5/4 37% You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) " Someone needs to tell Adam Sandler enough is enough." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 5, 2008
1.5/4 27% What Happens in Vegas (2008) " What Happens in Vegas is about as bubbly as flat champagne. While aiming for an intoxicating blend of high-energy comedy, the romantic comedy's predictable story, and the lack of chemistry between stars Diaz and Kutcher, don't leave it withmuch of a kick." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 9, 2008
3/4 84% Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) " Forgetting Sarah Marshall is by no means great art, but it is great fun." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 18, 2008
2.5/4 25% Drillbit Taylor (2008) " Drillbit Taylor is a guilty pleasure that's satisfying as a plate of junk food." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 21, 2008
3/4 79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) " Horton is a wonderful family outing for parents to share with their children." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 13, 2008
1/4 13% College Road Trip (2008) " When the cutest and most amusing thing in a movie is a pet pig on caffeine, you know you're in trouble." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 7, 2008
1.5/4 22% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) " Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins overstays its welcome by about 30 minutes." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 7, 2008
2.5/4 15% Over Her Dead Body (2008) " The quirky romantic comedy works largely because of good writing, and Rudd's deadpan delivery of same. That he can do so as slapstick erupts around him makes it all the funnier." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 31, 2008
1.5/4 16% Untraceable (2008) " Too bad the movie is put together by the numbers instead of being character-driven." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 24, 2008
2.5/4 27% Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) " It's all about good, clean fun, both for kids absorbed in the cuddly creatures (especially when they sing) and for their parents, unexpectedly hooked by the nostalgia they evoke." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 13, 2007
2/4 53% The Hunting Party (2007) " The magazine piece was convoluted at best, and writer-director Richard Shepard doesn't make things much clearer." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 8, 2007
2/4 21% Fred Claus (2007) " Fred Claus doesn't know if it wants to be naughty or nice." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 8, 2007
2.5/4 14% The Ten Commandments (2007) " Likable enough without being extraordinary." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 18, 2007
2.5/4 29% The Heartbreak Kid (2007) " This year's Heartbreak Kid isn't as on-target in either comedy or romance as the Farrellys and Stiller were with There's Something About Mary, but you'll find yourself laughing just the same." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 4, 2007
2/4 5% Good Luck Chuck (2007) " Alba shines brightly as the beautiful, independent klutz who steals Cook's heart. Maybe fate will see to it that appearing in this movie will guarantee her next role is a winner." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 20, 2007
2.5/4 15% The Brothers Solomon (2007) " The Brothers Solomon isn't for all tastes, but if you like your comedy a little twisted, it's a satisfying, if imperfect, swig of silliness." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 7, 2007
1.5/4 60% Arctic Tale (2007) " Arctic Tale tries to be everything to everyone but fails at all." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 25, 2007
2.5/4 61% Death at a Funeral (2007) " Writer Dean Craig creates a beautifully intricate farce, and it's how the interlocking pieces snap together that provide much of the mirth, rather than the sometimes stale gags along the way." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 25, 2007
2/4 1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) " Predictable as any TV sitcom." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 8, 2007
1/4 40% Hot Rod (2007) " At least Hot Rod proves one thing: Even with the lowest expectations, it's possible to be disappointed." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 2, 2007
2/4 14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) " I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry stumbles around like a Cher impersonator missing one red sequined pump." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 19, 2007
2.5/4 7% License to Wed (2007) " A pleasant enough diversion for anyone who likes their comedies as light and fluffy as their popcorn." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jul 3, 2007
2/4 23% Evan Almighty (2007) " There is a simple sweetness about this film when it sticks to the likable Carell, God and his family, but it's overcome by the deluge of effects that pay homage to Hollywood's sole focus of worship: the box office." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 21, 2007
3/4 69% Blades of Glory (2007) " Critics may accuse Ferrell of making a career out of insider sports comedies, with Blades hot on the heels of Talladega Nights, but it's still a funny, well-rounded package that lets the talents of other cast shine, too." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 30, 2007
2/4 53% The Last Mimzy (2007) " Mimzy has action that makes it a bit too intense for small children but too tedious for grownups." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 23, 2007
2/4 14% Wild Hogs (2007) " Wild Hogs is a formulaic road picture that hits a few potholes, thanks to an uneven script and stale comedic devices." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 2, 2007
1/4 19% The Last Sin Eater (2007) " [Actors Henry Thomas and Louise Fletcher] are hamstrung by stilted dialogue; every sentence addressed to Liberato seems to begin with 'My dear child.'" — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 8, 2007
2/4 5% Because I Said So (2007) " It could have been an enjoyable light comedy, or a dark tale of obsession, but it doesn't work." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 2, 2007
1.5/4 21% Catch and Release (2007) " Catch and Release is a puzzle missing a few critical pieces, and as a result, it never really connects." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 26, 2007
3/4 55% Alpha Dog (2007) " A frightening, tangled tapestry of youth as its worst." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 12, 2007
2.5/4 4% Happily N'ever After (2006) " Originally conceived as a 2-D picture, Happily was retooled into a 3-D computer-animated film during production. Still, it still somehow feels a bit flat." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 5, 2007
3/4 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) " The heart-wrenching ending left a preview audience -- adults included -- shamelessly blubbering." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 15, 2006
2/4 31% Unaccompanied Minors (2006) " The PG rating for Unaccompanied Minors doesn't stand for Pretty Good." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 8, 2006
1/4 6% Deck the Halls (2006) " Deck the Halls, a flabby attempt at false holiday cheer opening in theaters today, resembles an inflatable Santa after vandals have gotten to it." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 22, 2006
3/4 48% Driving Lessons (2006) " Brock creates a sensitive, personal tale of an underdog coming into his own." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 10, 2006
2.5/4 54% Flicka (2006) " Flicka proves a pleasant surprise for a family film." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 19, 2006
2.5/4 13% Love's Abiding Joy (2006) " The pacing is a bit slow, and the references to faith at first seem a little heavy-handed, but the movie comes together as you warm up to the characters." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 5, 2006
3/4 20% Employee of the Month (2006) " A sort of blue-collar Office Space that sends up the dreary world of working at a discount store." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 5, 2006
3/4 37% The Guardian (2006) " It bears a striking resemblance to An Officer and a Gentleman, which is now nearly a quarter-century old. But the new movie's visuals and direction give it an edgier, 21st-century vibe." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 29, 2006
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