Christian Toto

Christian Toto
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I'm a contributing film critic/reporter for The Washington Times. I also am the mayor of Movies in Toto, the washingtontimes.com's movie blog. My main blog is WhatWouldTotoWatch.com.
Favorites:
Raising Arizona.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The action franchise hits its "Fast & Furious"-like stride, assuming wanton killings are your style. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 65% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) From 'Deadpool' to silly kid stuff, Ryan Reynolds brings his wiseacre shtick to everything he touches. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
1.5/4 15% The Hustle (2019) This gender swap remake is short on laughs and long on groans. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 29% The Intruder (2019) Dennis Quaid embraces his inner psycho in this guilty pleasure treat. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/4 81% Long Shot (2019) The rom-com survives its Trump Derangement leanings thanks to the curious charms of Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3.5/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Earth's Mightiest Heroes get the send off they richly deserve, but with one considerable caveat. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
2.5/4 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The latest film in the "Conjuring' franchise shares the best, and worst, elements of the series. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 61% Breakthrough (2019) Grab some tissues before seeing this sharply drawn tale of a community in crisis. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/4 45% Little (2019) Young Marsai Martin is a charmer, all right. The "Black-ish" standout can't save this comedy from itself, though. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/4 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) An amazing true story gets the big-screen closeup it deserves. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 90% Shazam! (2019) It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's just a fun, frothy superhero film, and there's little wrong with that. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/4 60% The Public (2019) The Brat Pack alum cares 'til it hurts, but he ignores the golden rule of social justice storytelling. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/4 48% Unplanned (2019) The film industry's pro-choice agenda takes a hit with this thoughtful broadside against Planned Parenthood. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/4 47% Dumbo (2019) The classic Disney tale is reborn as a slick but soulless enterprise. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 57% The Highwaymen (2019) The Highwaymen isn't just a belated commentary on a classic film's moral compass. It's a sturdy character tale featuring stars more than up to the challenge. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/4 94% Us (2019) No, Get Out wasn't a fluke. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 54% Five Feet Apart (2019) This teen romance can't avoid a crush of convenient calamities before the end credits roll. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel, down to the eye-rolling musical choice of No Doubt's 'Just a Girl,' cares far more about lecturing audiences than entertaining them. And boy, does it show. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
1.5/4 59% Greta (2019) First Serenity ... and now this?? Our Worst Movies of the Year list is being written for us! - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2.5/4 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) A magical five-minute ending can't make up for a long slog of a sequel. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/4 69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Even if this weak parody hit theaters during the height of the rom-com craze it would disappoint. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/4 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) The only thing scary about this franchise is the spectre of a third installment. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 88% Possum (2018) It's almost too creepy and unnerving for its own good. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/4 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) It's fun but exhausting ... and you can't help but wonder how future generations will think of films comprised mostly of meta gags and arcane pop culture references. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
1/4 No Score Yet America The Beautiful (2019) All the annoying tics of your average found footage dreck combined with pure Trump Derangement Syndrome. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/4 22% Miss Bala (2019) It's an action movie sans action ... and a character study sans texture. Gulp! - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
1/4 19% Serenity (2019) You half expect Leslie Nielsen to stumble onto the screen and yell, "What happened to Nordberg?" Yes, Serenity is THAT close to a full-on parody. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/4 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Smart, funny and sweet ... plus some old fashioned values to sweeten the story. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
2/4 38% Glass (2019) 'It's better than The Last Airbender!' is not the praise you wanted to hear about the hotly anticipated Glass. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
2/4 14% An Acceptable Loss (2019) You'll laugh when you're not rolling your eyes. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/4 40% The Upside (2019) You might look at Kevin Hart in an entirely new light after seeing The Upside. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/4 80% Intensive Care (2018) The film's lively star helps you forgive the story's considerable flaws. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/4 88% Rust Creek (2019) See, you can make a feminist movie without the lectures. Rust Creek proves it. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
2/4 67% Vice (2018) Vice has all the depth of a lukewarm Twitter take. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
2/4 65% Aquaman (2018) You lift, Dude Bro? Cuz this ship is sinking... - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 63% Bird Box (2018) Bird Box blends smart sci-fi with grindhouse goofiness. The former eventually wins the day. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/4 92% Bumblebee (2018) It's even better than a formal apology for Transformers: The Last Knight. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
3.5/4 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returns is as close to supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as a modern sequel could be. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
2.5/4 26% Mortal Engines (2018) It's like nothing we've seen before (save the woke elements and 'Star Wars' call outs. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 73% Monster Party (2018) A brainless gore-fest like Monster Party doesn't need so many steroid-enhanced flourishes. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2.5/4 84% Creed II (2018) You'll cheer, no doubt. Creed II still disappoints, especially in one critical reunion we didn't know we needed to see. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 69% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Snake Plissken as ol' St. Nick? It works far better than you imagine. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
3/4 82% Instant Family (2018) Very few movies can literally move the needle on public opinion. Instant Family just might regarding foster care kids. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 91% Widows (2018) If only more genre films respected their audience like Widows does. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 59% The Front Runner (2018) It's a story so good it can't be messed up. So why does The Front Runner keep telling us how to process it? - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 81% Overlord (2018) Nazi zombies? What could go wrong? Plenty, including making us wait forever for the star attraction. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/4 58% The Grinch (2018) A kinder, gentler Grinch. What's next, Oscar the Somewhat Surly But Pretty Agreeable Grouch? - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 89% Bodied (2018) It's the PC culture takedown we need now ... more ... than ... ever. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3/4 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Here's how Rami Malek crushes the film's by-the-numbers plotting and vapid first act. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/4 36% Hunter Killer (2018) When Gerard Butler sets his jaw in an action movie, it doesn't get un-set, mister. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018