Toddy Burton

Toddy Burton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Biography:
Austin Chronicle film critic.
Publications:
Austin Chronicle
Total Reviews:
64

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 72% Darfur Now (2007) Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 75% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) " The songs (written by a slew of artists, including Reilly, Apatow, and Kasdan) are genuine, ridiculous, and often very funny." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 21, 2007
3.5/5 93% Enchanted (2007) " The jokes rarely miss and the result is a refreshingly sardonic fairy tale." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 21, 2007
1.5/5 26% Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) " Itâ(TM)s better to just read the book." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2007
1/5 21% Fred Claus (2007) " How many laughs can one movie try to squeeze out of Vaughn being attacked by elves? Sadly, it's an awful lot." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 8, 2007
2/5 33% Martian Child (2007) " There are absolutely no surprises as the film disintegrates into its own cutesy display." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 31, 2007
4/5 96% Deep Water (2006) " The film evokes a visceral understanding of solitude at sea." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 26, 2007
3/5 63% King of California (2007) " The story is simple, sometimes to a fault, and ultimately Cahill doesn't quite pull off all of the majesty that he attempts. But, I'm excited to see what he'll come up with next." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 20, 2007
1/5 45% Why Did I Get Married? (2007) " There's such an overriding sense of soap opera that I kept expecting a commercial break." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 19, 2007
.5/5 26% The Final Season (2007) " Kind of Hoosiers: Part 2. But the storytelling is so backassward that it's impossible to care about any of the characters or really engage in the movie whatsoever." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 12, 2007
3.5/5 96% A fost sau n-a fost?, (12:08 East of Bucharest) (2007) " While 12:08 East of Bucharest could take more than one viewing to truly appreciate, it's worth the commitment." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 6, 2007
1.5/5 7% Silk (2007) " While the locations are stunning and the cinematography (by Alain Dostie) frequently pulls off compositions of breathtaking beauty, the flimsy emotional journey left me bored and frustrated -- never a good combination." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 22, 2007
0.5/5 11% Slow Burn (2000) Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 22, 2007
1.5/5 36% Sydney White (2007) " From the contrived romance to the hazy lavender eye make-up that Sydney sports in every scene, there's nothing real about this film." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 21, 2007
2/5 14% War (Rogue Assassin) (2007) " First-time feature director Atwell clearly displays skills he picked up directing videos for Eminem and 50 Cent." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 31, 2007
3/5 61% Death at a Funeral (2007) " Just when you think things can't quite get any crazier, they do." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 25, 2007
3.5/5 84% Rocket Science (2007) " Writer/director Blitz demonstrates just how intimately he absorbed the quirky teens and preteens of his prior film." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/5 90% The Simpsons Movie (2007) " Maybe the movie is just reaching out for something that saw its heyday five (or even 10) years ago. But oh, what a heyday." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 11, 2007
3/5 82% Talk to Me (2007) " Despite its earnest attempts at power drama, the joy of Talk to Me lies in the comedy and the wild performances." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 11, 2007
2/5 57% Becoming Jane (2007) " Becoming Jane attempts to please the purists and the dreamers, but only results in disappointing both." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 10, 2007
0/5 14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) " Contrived to the point of painful." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 20, 2007
3.5/5 74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007) " Ultimately, the film rests on [Cotillard's] performance. And there's no better homage to a woman who lived for every time she stepped onto stage." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 22, 2007
1/5 55% I'm Reed Fish (2007) " Perhaps in more experienced hands, this self-reflection could achieve insight, but as director Adler's first feature and Fish's first produced screenplay, this mess was better left inside the writer's head." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 8, 2007
4/5 97% Once (2007) " Once transcends even its own ambitions, becoming a complex meditation on relationships, Irish culture, and music." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2007
2/5 60% Gracie (2007) " Disintegrates into movie-of-the-week predictability." — Austin Chronicle
Posted May 31, 2007
1.5/5 70% The Valet (La Doublure) (2007) " Shot with the creative energy of a mediocre sitcom, the scenes play out predictable plot devices with minimal creativity and even less risk." — Austin Chronicle
Posted May 22, 2007
3/5 64% The TV Set (2007) " Yes, it's funny because it's true. But it's also sad for just the same reason." — Austin Chronicle
Posted May 4, 2007
4/5 69% Year of the Dog (2007) " Mike White knows awkward." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 27, 2007
2/5 66% Meet the Robinsons (2007) " The animation strives for 1950s sci-fi retro, but the result is that everyone looks like a plastic animé doll." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2007
3.5/5 85% Air Guitar Nation (2006) " The film is a lovingly hilarious portrait of a bizarre and endearing pastime." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 13, 2007
2/5 19% I Think I Love My Wife (2007) " Neither stylistically innovative nor particularly entertaining." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 31, 2007
4/5 86% The Namesake (2006) " The Namesake delivers such a tactile presence that it's difficult not to leave feeling as if you've just struggled through a New York winter, attended an Indian wedding, and returned from a Calcutta holiday." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 30, 2007
1/5 32% The Ultimate Gift (2006) " The result is a deep desire for those Hollywood execs to remember that Christian doesn't have to equal brain-dead." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 18, 2007
2/5 14% Wild Hogs (2007) " A note to screenwriters everywhere regarding characters over 50 whose inability to use the Internet results in being trapped on a porn site (see Wild Hogs and Because I Said So among others): It's not funny; please stop doing it." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 1, 2007
3/5 26% Daddy's Little Girls (2007) " I entered this moviegoing experience ready for a lot of wincing and eye-rolling. But dammit if this movie didn't make me laugh and cry." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 25, 2007
2.5/5 62% Music and Lyrics (2007) " I mean, who doesn't want some love and romance, especially if it's indulgent and totally unbelievable?" — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 13, 2007
1.5/5 5% Because I Said So (2007) " The plot is about as revelatory as a bad Hallmark card, and the lowest common denominator humor results in a moviegoing experience that's almost as appealing as having a conversation with my mother about orgasms." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 8, 2007
0/5 4% Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) " The talented comedian mugs his way through an utterly deflated film." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 20, 2007
3.5/5 65% The History Boys (2006) Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 30, 2006
1.5/5 32% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) " If you've seen the schlocky trailer for The Pursuit of Happyness, you've seen a better version of the actual film." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 14, 2006
2/5 38% The Nativity Story (2006) " The story is good, but the execution favors the safe over the challenging. Personally, I'd rather just read the Bible." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 30, 2006
1/5 54% Flicka (2006) " Ultimately, the entire endeavor seems like an effort to cash in on a predictably bankable tale." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 30, 2006
1.5/5 43% Reinas (Queens) (2006) Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 30, 2006
3.5/5 67% Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy (1984) Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 7, 2006
4/5 98% The War Tapes (2006) " As raw and disturbing as it is wry and satirical, the resulting portrait is a powerfully unique film that goes beyond commenting on Operation Iraqi Freedom to become a provocative meditation on war itself." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 30, 2006
1.5/5 25% School for Scoundrels (2006) " While it's not uncommon for Hollywood to completely defy the laws of probability, sometimes the absurdity of a misfire is so poignant as to demand attention." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 28, 2006
1/5 13% Haven (2006) " Lacking purpose or thoughtful complexity, Flowers' film is an overly ambitious mess." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 23, 2006
2.5/5 27% Trust the Man (2006) " A relationship dramedy wields little power without an emotional punch. And when the theatrical (literally) climax attempts bold emotionality, one can't help but wince." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 16, 2006
1/5 41% Beerfest (2006) " When the movie ended, I needed a drink, but not for the reasons that the movie intended." — Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 2, 2006
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