Susan Wloszczyna

Susan Wloszczyna

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Publications:
RogerEbert.com , USA Today
Total Reviews:
319
Total QuickRatings:
3

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 77% The Book of Life (2014) " This Mexican fiesta of animated splendor is packed with visual delights far more sunny than sinister as they burst forth as if flung from an over-packed piñata. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/4 8% The Best Of Me (2014) " At a certain point ... the coincidences and tragic incidents start to pile up at a startling rate and nothing can be taken seriously. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2.5/4 47% The Judge (2014) " The material showcases the lead actors' strengths. Downey's is hyper-verbal glibness with a black sheep's injured sadness in his eyes. Duvall's is grizzled authority undercut by the infirmities of age. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/4 85% The Good Lie (2014) " You heard of a feel-good movie? This is a feel-right movie. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/4 33% The Song (2014) " A faith-based parable that draws from the Bible as much as it does from every perils-of-showbiz cliché in the book. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3/4 62% The Equalizer (2014) " Denzel, at the ripe age of 59, is still dependable as a man who gets the job done when the meanies run amok, and who still draws a crowd at theaters when he does so. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 25, 2014
2/4 43% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " Gripe, gripe, gripe and snipe, snipe, snipe, all served family style with a bare minimum of relatability. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 88% The Drop (2014) " "The Drop" is just how I like my Tom Hardy -- in nearly every scene. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/4 62% Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014) " It is likely to test the patience of many viewers. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
1.5/4 7% Are You Here (2014) " A comedy with no laughs. A drama disconnected from any known reality. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2/4 18% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) " Most often in its early stages, the melodrama onscreen edges precipitously close to dissolving into a puddle of platitudinous pabulum served in the manner of a rote Sunday school lesson. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/4 71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) " "Dinosaur 13" is "Kramer vs. Kramer" for paleontologists ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2.5/4 69% What If (2014) " A glorified sitcom, with outbreaks of awkward slapstick complete with bodily injuries, in the mode of TV's "New Girl" with its constant riff-happy repartee but three times as long. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1.5/4 14% Louder Than Words (2014) " "Louder Than Words" goes out of its way, and almost takes pride in, eschewing actual heartfelt emotions-so much so that, by the end, it is hard to even care. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2.5/4 78% Happy Christmas (2014) " Swanberg is smart enough to let female interaction be the driving force behind "Happy Christmas." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1.5/4 19% Very Good Girls (2014) " Will any film this year feature a moment more pretentious than David asking Lily to read a few lines of Sylvia Plath's poetry before their first kiss? That guy deserves a smack to the kisser all right. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2.5/4 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " Surprise, surprise. This "Planes" quickly grounds itself with a story that at least offers an emotional hook (if not ladder) that most adults and even kids can appreciate. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2.5/4 43% Honour (2014) " Whatever impact the film gains from its startling subject is all but dissipated ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/4 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Imitation should be flattering, not flattening. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 2, 2014
3/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " From a dramatic standpoint, the film is equally effective in the way that it includes the expected pulpy thrills and weirdo humor but also some unexpectedly affecting dramatic moments. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3/4 82% Begin Again (2014) " "Begin Again" makes for easy-breezy entertainment. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/4 24% Third Person (2014) " The gimmick overwhelms the telling, causing us to expend too much energy into figuring out the connections between the characters instead of simply being drawn into their predicaments and empathizing with them. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3.5/4 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " The unusual second chapter that hits new heights in almost every way. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/4 32% Anna (2014) " It's as messy as a teen's bedroom and packed with all manner of distracting clutter that needlessly burdens a plot. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/4 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " There is a gaping hole where "Million Dollar Arm"'s heart should be that widens to crater-size in the second half. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 16, 2014
1/4 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) " This is one of those movies that parents will have to ask themselves if they love their child enough to sit through it. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 9, 2014
3/4 88% Chef (2014) " If the Food Network ever decided to add a soap opera to its lineup, it could do worse than borrow from Favreau's stripped-down yet satisfying recipe. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 9, 2014
2.5/4 73% Neighbors (2014) " I miss the days when comedy scripts were lovingly honed, with dialogue that sang not stuttered. But at least Stoller manages to avoid many of the clichés of the raunchy bromance genre. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 9, 2014
3.5/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Saulnier makes some interesting choices that reveal he has more on his mind than just indulging in mindless mayhem with spurts of dark comedy. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/4 19% Tasting Menu (2014) " Nothing truly creates any emotional waves, and little seems at stake, no matter what potential disaster might seem to be in the offing. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2.5/4 51% Cuban Fury (2014) " I don't know about you, but anything done with an English accent usually seems all the more tolerable for it. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/4 48% Rio 2 (2014) " "Rio 2" ends up being not so much about the birds as mostly for the birds. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Like most of Jarmusch's films, the emphasis is not on action but interaction-especially the verbal kind. And atmosphere. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
1/4 13% Locker 13 (2014) " While the finale at least puts the notion of an evil locker to some practical use, it might have been better if the filmmakers simply stored all the copies of "Locker 13" inside the haunted contraption and threw away the key. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/4 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " You don't have to be a fan of the band to be touched by these disparate souls. It does help if you have endured or been either version of these brothers-black sheep or golden child. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/4 65% The French Minister (2014) " Maybe the problem is that Tavernier has made a French comedy-but not a very universal one. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3.5/4 89% Le Week-End (2014) " When Michell is on his game, as he definitely is with "Le Week-End", he unearths small, invaluable and even profound truths about the human condition that are often as inspiring as they are devastating. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
1.5/4 80% The Den (2014) " There are almost no real shocks or scares to rattle you out of the stupor that inevitably develops from observing someone else fiddle with their laptop for much of the running time. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3/4 77% Grand Piano (2014) " "Grand Piano" is a tidy and tension-filled exercise in terror that takes stage fright to literal extremes. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2/4 41% The Face of Love (2014) " If Nancy Meyers ever decided to dabble in gothic romance, it probably would turn out to be something like "The Face of Love". " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2.5/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Ridiculously entertaining in spite of its occasional lapses in real-world logic. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2/4 15% Barefoot (2014) " Scott Speedman and Evan Rachel Wood would have been better off doing a YouTube video together where they simply make goo-goo eyes at one another than co-starring in a featherweight trifle like "Barefoot". " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2.5/4 58% The Returned (2014) " Carballo offsets the lack of surprise with such efficient suspense builders as propulsive music, ambient noise, realistic lighting and judicious handheld camerawork while efficiently explaining the science and politics behind what is happening. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2/4 54% Adult World (2014) " Never quite fully delivers much more than yet another oh-poor-me take on post-collegiate struggles in the cold, cruel 21st Century. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2/4 67% Love & Air Sex (2014) " Both David-Stahl and Bell are appealing actors but unfortunately their easy-to-relate-to storyline is pretty much upstaged by the rowdy air-sex scenes. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4/4 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " It still might be a 100-minute commercial, but at least it's a highly entertaining and, most surprisingly, a thoughtful one with in-jokes that snap, crackle and zoom by at warp speed. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2/4 58% At Middleton (2014) " Garcia and Farmiga, as good as they can be in the right roles, aren't doing themselves or their careers any favors with this sort of C-level effort. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 31, 2014
2/4 23% That Awkward Moment (2014) " If comedy is in the details, that is where "That Awkward Moment" falls short, with its plethora of plot holes and lapses in logic. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 31, 2014
4/4 99% Gloria (2014) " Gloria, "Gloria"-hallelujah! Your truth has marched its way into my heart. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/4 82% Maidentrip (2014) " What a relief it is to spend quality movie time with an adolescent girl who isn't pining for a boy or obsessed with social media. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
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