Susan Granger

Susan Granger

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Biography:
Susan Granger is a product of Hollywood. Her natural father, S. Sylvan Simon, headed production at Columbia Pictures; her adoptive father, Armand Deutsch, produced at MGM. As a child, she appeared in movies with Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Margaret O'Brien, and Lassie. She attended Mills College, studying journalism with Pierre Salinger, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. For more than 25 years, Susan has been on radio and television either as an anchorwoman and internationally syndicated movie/drama critic. Her celebrity interviews and articles are published in newspapers and magazines around the world including Redbook, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Working Woman, and The New York Times, as well as Paris Match, Cinema Magazine (France), Ici Paris, Tele Sept Jour, L'Officel Homme, Gala (Germany), Set (Brazil), Petra (Germany), Gente (Italy), Eve (Hong Kong), News Limited Newspapers (Australia) and other international publications.
Publications:
AWFJ Women on Film , Modamag.com , rec.arts.movies.reviews , SSG Syndicate , www.susangranger.com
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
2894
Total QuickRatings:
258
Location:
USA

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 2894
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
6/10 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Subtly strange and surreal, appealing to avant-garde art-house audiences searching for something different." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 21, 2014
6/10 63% Small Time (2014) " Filled with humor and heart, it's an insightful, endearing father/son coming-of-age comedic drama, destined for well-deserved popularity on the DVD shelf. " — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 21, 2014
8/10 91% Bears (2014) " Engrossing and engaging - and the closing credits reveal behind-the-scenes glimpses of filming in the wild." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 20, 2014
2/10 19% Transcendence (2014) " Muddled, simplistic, highly derivative thriller that's filled with techno-babble and turns out to be terminally boring." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 19, 2014
7/10 46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " Sensitive, spiritual adaptation from Todd Burpo's best-selling non-fiction book, elevated by Greg Kinnear's affable Everyman performance. " — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 17, 2014
7/10 89% Le Week-End (2014) " Unsentimental and bittersweet..." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/10 17% God's Not Dead (2014) " The prostelytizing concept immediately loses credibility because no teacher at a legitimate academic institution would make that demand, augmenting it with threat of failure." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 15, 2014
6/10 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " Sadistic uber-violent mayhem - and the fact that it's subtitled doesn't much matter since the bloody, brutal brawling transcends the language barrier." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 14, 2014
7/10 76% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) " Enchanting and educational, delivering its ecological message about conservation in a most delightful way." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 13, 2014
6/10 47% Rio 2 (2014) " A frantic, family-friendly, musical adventure that's filled with familiar feathered friends." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 13, 2014
6/10 62% Draft Day (2014) " Shrewdly suspensful...not as good as 'Moneyball' or "Jerry Maguire,' but football fanatics will undoubtedly enjoy it." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 12, 2014
5/10 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Self-consciously written and directed redemption saga that's certainy not as compelling as other dramas in this British gangland genre." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4/10 20% Sabotage (2014) " Flimsy, testosterone-fueled stop on Arnold Schwarzenegger's mucho-macho comeback tour." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 6, 2014
7/10 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " A spy-centric, timely, intriguing thriller." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Apr 6, 2014
8/10 77% Noah (2014) " Incredibly unconventional, yet totally accessible spectacle." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 28, 2014
7/10 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " Subtly savory romance, providing nourishment for the soul." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 27, 2014
8/10 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Wes Anderson's delightfully original, bittersweet, slyly campy saga of murder, theft and conspiracy that becomes a whimsical, madcap romp. " — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 27, 2014
6/10 41% Divergent (2014) " Disappointing young adult sci-fi, seeming a bit stale after other dystopian escapades." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 20, 2014
7/10 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Swift-paced, smartly spoofy, family-friendly comedy, filled with mistaken identity fun." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/10 16% The Single Moms' Club (2014) " A contrived, formulaic, heavy-handed melodrama about camaraderie and the value of female solidarity." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 20, 2014
7/10 64% Bad Words (2014) " Jason Bateman's crude, rude dark comedy is surprisingly, subtly subversive." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 19, 2014
6/10 78% Veronica Mars (2014) " Sassy, snappy two-hour spin-off from the original cult favorite." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 17, 2014
6/10 21% Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) " Featherweight, subtly idiosyncratic black comedy, most memorable for its clever, slightly raunchy one-liners." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/10 23% Need For Speed (2014) " The exhilarating, high-octane speed is authentic, but the script is incoherent and the stilted acting is abysmal." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 13, 2014
6/10 41% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Filled with excessive amounts of blood splattering in slow motion, it's a stylized action fantasy, revolving around naval battles, and brimming with grisly gore." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 9, 2014
5/10 21% Son Of God (2014) " Bland, banal, faith-based biopic, aimed at a church-driven audience of true believers." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 6, 2014
8/10 59% Non-Stop (2014) " A dandy, edge-of-your-seat whodunit." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 3, 2014
7/10 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Delightfully zany and surprisingly educational - for kids and their parents." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Mar 3, 2014
4/10 28% Pompeii (2014) " With fireballs falling from the sky, it's catastrophic - in more ways than one." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 22, 2014
5/10 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " While Kevin Costner makes a believably bewildered hero, using his deadpan demeanor to farcical advantage, the result is contrived and forced, a two-hour diversion - at best." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 21, 2014
8/10 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Fine art and technology combine in this fascinating documentary about how an obsessive amateur was able to recreate an astonishingly precise replica of a Dutch masterpiece." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 18, 2014
3/10 15% Endless Love (2014) " Tepid, maudlin melodrama not worth revisiting..." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 17, 2014
7/10 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " A spiritual, surreal, stardust-sprinkled journey..." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 17, 2014
6/10 68% About Last Night (2014) " A broader, more servicable remake, transitioning from risque to raunchy." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 16, 2014
5/10 49% RoboCop (2014) " Its frenzied robo-action undermines an intriguing, ethically-challenging existential concept with mechanized mayhem." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 15, 2014
2/10 —— Down And Dangerous (2014) " Miraculously Kickstarter-subsidized for $38,000, it's illogical, incoherent and tedious." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 13, 2014
8/10 93% The Hunt (2013) " Engrossing, profoundly disturbing psychological drama - with a devastating conclusion." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 12, 2014
2/10 10% Vampire Academy (2014) " A fast-paced yet foolishly fanged fable..." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 11, 2014
8/10 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " The audacious, awesome concept cleverly snaps together, proving ordinary can be extraordinary." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 8, 2014
7/10 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " Too sketchily scripted, tonally shifting and sermonizing - it's, nevertheless, given unexpected timeliness by the recent discovery in Germany of yet another hidden art collection." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 6, 2014
6/10 33% Labor Day (2014) " Soggy, often silly romantic melodrama" — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 4, 2014
4/10 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Bawdy, crude, immature male version of the dating experience, often substituting frenetic pace for intelligent insight on the issue of commitment. " — SSG Syndicate
Posted Feb 1, 2014
2/10 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Such mind-numbing drivel - Mary Shelley must be spinning in her grave!" — SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 31, 2014
8/10 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " An elegant, existentially enigmatic meditation on opulence and decadence." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 22, 2014
8/10 94% The Past (2013) " An intense, engrossing melodrama that compassionately unravels the conplex tapestry of contemporary family life." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 21, 2014
8/10 99% Gloria (2014) " Dominated by the sexual complexity of the indomitable title character, it's intriguing and should be particularly appealing to a middle-aged, female audience." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 20, 2014
5/10 18% Ride Along (2014) " With a weak, cobbled-together script, credited to a quartet of writers, it's just another a flimsy buddy-cop comedy." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 20, 2014
4/10 11% The Nut Job (2014) " Riffing on the movie's slogan, 'No nuts, no glory,' it could have been a lot nuttier." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 19, 2014
6/10 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Efficient, escapist, mid-winter popcorn picture..." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 17, 2014
2/10 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " Tepid and tedious with acting so ludicrous that it's laughable." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 13, 2014
6/10 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " Escapist sci-fi meets horror hybrid..." — SSG Syndicate
Posted Jan 10, 2014
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