Susan Tavernetti

Susan Tavernetti

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Palo Alto Weekly
Total Reviews:
456
Total QuickRatings:
27

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 35% New York, I Love You (2009) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2009
2.5/4 11% Couples Retreat (2009) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2009
3/4 57% Paper Heart (2009) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 14, 2009
2/4 52% Easy Virtue (2009) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 22, 2009
2.5/4 64% Duplicity (2009) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 20, 2009
4/4 92% Frost/Nixon (2008) " Engrossing emotionally and intellectually, this showdown shouldn't be missed." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 25, 2008
3.5/4 72% Under the Same Moon (2008) " Patricia Riggen's feature debut proves that the terms crowd-pleaser and social-issue movie can apply to the same film." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 70% Definitely, Maybe (2008) " Modern romance may be more realistic in Definitely, Maybe, but it's also less satisfying than the illusions that classic romantic movies create about amore." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 82% Charlie Wilson's War (2007) " The movie never addresses the pressing questions raised in Crile's nonfiction page-turner. It also never encourages the viewer to consider that a solitary congressman appropriated more than $40 million of taxpayer money for his cause." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 79% Standard Operating Procedure (2008) " Haunting photographs and video seemingly point a finger at the low-ranking indicted soldiers. Equally haunting is the notion that journalists and the public assumed they had seen everything." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1.5/4 50% Then She Found Me (2007) " Trying to establish a serio-comic tone is a task best suited for seasoned directors. Given that a boom microphone drops into the film frame at least twice, Hunt has more basic production elements to master." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/4 79% How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2008) " Stylistically, the film takes risks before veering into an odd sort of studied artiness." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 96% Persepolis (2007) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1.5/4 38% Swing Vote (2008) " Depictions of the spineless presidential hopefuls (Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper) and their campaign managers (Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane, respectively) offer standard-issue political satire." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 61% The Express (2008) " Quaid delivers one of the most stirring half-time speeches in movie history." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 95% Belle de Jour (1968) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 51% Get Smart (2008) " You'll have a better time if you don't expect this re-imagined work to resemble the original. The phone shoe does fit Carell, and he wears it well." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/4 46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) " Although all the performances are remarkable, the actors can't break free from the too neat-and-tidy script." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/4 50% Smart People (2008) " Award-winning commercial director Noam Murro helms a fine cast playing all-too-familiar roles." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 63% Traitor (2008) " As an espionage thriller, Traitor delivers. But the movie does so in a realistic way." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 62% Hamlet 2 (2008) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 22, 2008
4/4 96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 15, 2008
3/4 51% What Just Happened? (2008) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jan 19, 2008
2.5/4 51% Bee Movie (2007) " The weak storyline hovers over a scene while foraging for material and then flits off to a new situation. Without a strong narrative, the movie tends to drone on." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2007
3/4 64% Dan in Real Life (2007) " Steve Carell is the new Tom Hanks." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 3, 2007
2/4 57% We Own the Night (2007) " Everything old doesn't necessarily feel new again." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 20, 2007
1/4 35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) " Breasts heave and the sea storms as historical music swells in Shekhar Kapur's overwrought follow-up to Elizabeth." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 20, 2007
3/4 74% Outsourced (2007) " An indie charmer that may become the sleeper of Seattle." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2007
3.5/4 51% The Kingdom (2007) " A tense, thinking person's thriller." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 6, 2007
4/4 73% In the Valley of Elah (2007) " Walking a razor-wire fence, [Writer/Director Paul] Haggis honors Americans serving their country while lacerating the military mindset that got them there." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 29, 2007
1.5/4 25% El Cantante (2007) " LLittle more than a string of music videos in search of a script." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 22, 2007
2/4 43% The Brave One (2007) " Masterwork of craft, manipulating viewer emotions to elicit unthinking responses and unabashed bloodlust." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 22, 2007
2/4 50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " Taking aim at self-absorbed filmmakers, amateur and professional, emerges as another strong thematic target. If only the comedy produced as many laughs as things to say." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 1, 2007
4/4 61% Death at a Funeral (2007) " The comedy doesn't have much to say, but its humor is killer." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 25, 2007
2.5/4 90% Rescue Dawn (2007) " Without a semblance of Herzog's signature mysticism or an ounce of insightfulness, the film becomes an unremarkable retelling of a remarkable true-life story." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 4, 2007
2.5/4 41% No Reservations (2007) " Although all the performances are good, Kate's character often rings false." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 4, 2007
4/4 91% Hairspray (2007) " Campy and sweet-natured, Hairspray will shake away any summertime blues." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2007
3/4 62% Joshua (2007) " Father and mother no longer know best." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2007
3/4 96% Ratatouille (2007) " In food-critic speak, Ratatouille is highly seasoned and layered with complex flavors and has considerable sweetness on the finish." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2007
4/4 92% Sicko (2007) " Like Al Gore's documentary hit, Moore cleverly prods us to consider and act upon some inconvenient truths." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2007
4/4 72% Fracture (2007) " If you like your thrillers served chilled, Fracture won't disappoint." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2007
1.5/4 50% Nancy Drew (2007) Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 23, 2007
2.5/4 60% Gracie (2007) " Despite flaws, though, this stirring independent production is remarkable for its honest portrayal of a family grappling with grief and a female taking the penalty kick to score points for gender equity." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 9, 2007
3/4 94% Away from Her (2007) " Away From Her offers a moving, thoughtful drama for adults who have felt abandoned by the movie industry. " — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 19, 2007
2/4 70% The Valet (La Doublure) (2007) " Instead of provoking hearty laughter, this slight French confection may coax only a few smiles." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 5, 2007
3/4 92% Up for Grabs (2005) " Up for Grabs isn't just about a ball. It's about America." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 1, 2007
2.5/4 83% Grindhouse (2007) " Packaging a three-hour-plus program may be daring, but pairing a long running time with junk-food cinema is enough to make you sick." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Apr 14, 2007
1/4 19% I Think I Love My Wife (2007) " The plot is one big tease." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 18, 2007
2/4 14% Wild Hogs (2007) " Rediscovering one's inner manhood and earning everyone's respect boils down to fighting the bad boys. Another measure of manliness involves repeatedly making fun of a gay highway patrolman (John C. McGinley) and tossing in plenty of homophobic jokes." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 10, 2007
2/4 57% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) " This drama won't fly for anyone who considers Charles Farmer's mission a self-indulgent obsession that places a family of five at risk." — Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2007
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