Authors

Toronto Sun

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"There is all this talent -- and so little reason for it in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Bruce Kirkland

2 11%

No Holds Barred (1989)

"Maybe we should mention that the gruesome violence in the movie was enough to make this adult wince."

Posted May 29, 2013

Liz Braun

3 57%

The Dictator (2012)

"The Dictator isn't as outrageous or screamingly funny as Borat. There are laughter-free stretches. And yet, the character of Admiral General Aladeen of the North African Republic of Wadiya, begins to grow on us."

Posted May 11, 2012

Jim Slotek

4 ——

Servitude ()

"Garcon! Servitude is a revenge-fest for waiters and food service workers everywhere."

Posted May 7, 2012

Liz Braun

5 53%

Magic City: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" Magic City is the most recent entry in TV's Mad Men-esque retro sweepstakes. "

Posted Mar 30, 2012

Bill Harris

6 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"The movie is undeniably a rich fantasy adventure, with plenty of narrative wiggle-room for the two books/movies to follow."

Posted Mar 22, 2012

Jim Slotek

7 78%

The Innkeepers (2012)

"Fans of the horror genre can expect to get all nostalgic about the 1970s feel to the action, which most certainly includes people going down the basement, all alone, in the dark, and that sort of thing."

Posted Feb 9, 2012

Liz Braun

8 89%

Dragonslayer (2011)

"Dragonslayer is an amazing window into a particular part of the culture and how we live now. You'll think about Skreech -- his father's day gift for his son, his new job at a bowling alley -- for a long time after you leave the theatre."

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Liz Braun

9 0%

What Women Want (2011)

"This waaay overlong, Mandarin-language remake seems more the result of the kind of marketing-mentality it professes to mock."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Jim Slotek

10 80%

Nothing But the Truth (2008)

"This is a meaty, thematically ambitious political potboiler."

Posted Sep 30, 2008

Kevin Williamson

11 28%

Saw III (2006)

"Saw III is gross and squirmy, but it's got a lot of brains and heart to go along with its guts. Better than Saw and Saw II combined."

Posted Oct 27, 2006

Steve Tilley

12 20%

The Marine (2006)

"A movie so dumb it may actually cause brain damage."

Posted Oct 16, 2006

Jim Slotek

13 83%

The Others (2001)

"A welcome throwback film to an era when the thriller belonged to actors and the genre was manipulated by directors, not special effects wizards."

Posted Aug 10, 2001

Bruce Kirkland

14 55%

Osmosis Jones (2001)

"Something horrible happened to the unique movie Osmosis Jones on its way to animation history: The Farrelly Bros. got involved."

Posted Aug 10, 2001

Bruce Kirkland

15 45%

Planet of the Apes (2001)

"This summer's most beautiful, most exciting and most intelligent new movie."

Posted Jul 27, 2001

Bruce Kirkland

16 31%

America's Sweethearts (2001)

"The movie is often chaotic and sometimes so silly and broad it borders on slapstick, but mostly it's just dumb fun."

Posted Jul 20, 2001

Liz Braun

17 49%

Jurassic Park III (2001)

"The latest summer dino-fest pales next to the maligned sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park."

Posted Jul 18, 2001

Jim Slotek

18 54%

Cats & Dogs (2001)

"A tale so monumentally silly that the only recourse is to sit back and laugh."

Posted Jul 5, 2001

Liz Braun

19 71%

Baby Boy (2001)

"Singleton's take on the world he creates with such verve is so penetrating, so tough-minded and so provocative that you are swept up and held spellbound."

Posted Jun 29, 2001

Bruce Kirkland

20 19%

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)

"Angelina Jolie rocks, but dull script deflates adventure film."

Posted Jun 15, 2001

Bruce Kirkland

21 43%

Evolution (2001)

"For a guy who has spent the better part of his career as the poster boy for towering intellect, David Duchovny is pretty damn funny."

Posted Jun 8, 2001

Liz Braun

22 25%

Pearl Harbor (2001)

"Pearl Harbor is superficial, melodramatic and too long -- and that's the good news."

Posted May 25, 2001

Liz Braun

23 33%

Angel Eyes (2001)

"Instead of being permitted to watch two adults find each other in some believable way, the audience is subjected to a lot of extraneous nonsense."

Posted May 18, 2001

Liz Braun

24 47%

The Mummy Returns (2001)

"A whiplash-inducing visual assault composed of magic images and human derring-do."

Posted May 4, 2001

Liz Braun

25 11%

Joe Dirt (2001)

"Too long and too stupid."

Posted Apr 11, 2001

Liz Braun

26 53%

Heartbreakers (2001)

"In the end, Heartbreakers doesn't actually have a heart."

Posted Mar 23, 2001

Bruce Kirkland

27 23%

See Spot Run (2001)

"The movie looks as if it's been written by committee and edited with a chainsaw."

Posted Mar 2, 2001

Louis B. Hobson

28 39%

Hannibal (2001)

"If you regard Hannibal as a sequel to The Silence Of The Lambs, the only possible result is disappointment."

Posted Feb 9, 2001

Liz Braun

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