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
3.5/4 No Score Yet Bastards' Road (2020) This impeccably shot, gut-wrenching doc lays bare the enduring legacy of PTSD. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
2/4 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Third film in the saga starts strong, but an incoherent third act haunts this sequel. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2021
2.5/4 58% 12 Mighty Orphans (2021) Flaws abound in this fact-based drama, but so does the power of self worth. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2021
3/4 96% In the Heights (2021) Lin-Manuel Miranda's vision offers charisma, culture and some clunky woke detours. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2021
2.5/4 79% Benny Loves You (2021) The third act loses its dark whimsy, but this no-budget romp can't be contained. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
2/4 36% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) A miscast Chris Rock heads scare-free shocker that can't even get the woke right. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2.5/4 84% Tiny Tim: King for a Day (2021) The falsetto-powered crooner's life is more fascinating than this cursory glance. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
2.5/4 83% Boys from County Hell (2020) Irish indie has wit and soul, but it never realizes its full, bloody potential. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
3/4 84% Jakob's Wife (2021) A new breed of feminist vampire movie offers laughs and plenty to think about. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
2.5/4 26% The Unholy (2021) Slick production values and a respect for faith, Small Town USA keep film grounded. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
2/4 84% Nobody (2021) The hyper-violent romp tries, and fails, to make us care about this reluctant hero. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
3/4 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) It's no 'Avengers,' but the four-hour extravaganza puts Whedon's version to shame. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
2.5/4 37% Cherry (2021) The 'Spider-Man' standout shines in a bloated drama searching for its purpose. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
1.5/4 49% Coming 2 America (2021) Eddie Murphy's strained sequel squanders a great cast and fine comic legacy. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
1.5/4 17% The Canyonlands (2021) Low-budget shocker leaves genre tropes behind for stupefying finale. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
1.5/4 64% Wrong Turn (2021) The shlock series had its perks, but the reboot offers only name recognition. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
2.5/4 38% No Man's Land (2021) The indie film's sluggish pace douses its richer context, even-handed approach. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
1/4 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Even the glorious Gal Gadot can't save this shameful superhero sequel. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
2.5/4 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) The thriller overwhelms us with feminist talking points until a finale for the ages. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
2.5/4 No Score Yet Free Lunch Express (2020) The sporadically spot-on satire shreds socialist superstar Bernie Sanders. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
1.5/4 33% Half Brothers (2020) Clunky road trip comedy has little to recommend it beyond some gorgeous scenery. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
1.5/4 29% Come Away (2020) 'Peter Pan,' 'Alice in Wonderland' return in ways that smack of crass consumerism. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 84% Freaky (2020) Laughs, and plenty of gore, await in this sorta-kinda woke slasher film. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
1/4 45% Fatman (2020) Mel Gibson's gritty Santa is no match for a witless, mean-spirited screenplay. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
2.5/4 84% Let Him Go (2020) Kevin Costner, Diane Lane connect as grieving parents until the film's farcical finish. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
3.5/4 No Score Yet What Killed Michael Brown? (2020) Powerhouse doc digs deep into the unrest sparked by death, false headlines. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
2.5/4 57% Come Play (2020) Fine performances, and a disturbing finale, elevate this generic shocker. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2020
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Plot Against The President (2020) Director Amanda Milius escapes father's shadow in mesmerizing doc debut. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
1.5/4 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Sacha Baron Cohen unwisely attempts a sequel to a modern comedy classic. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet America's Forgotten (2020) Harrowing documentary details border atrocities the media refuses to share. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
2/4 86% On The Rocks (2020) Sofia Coppola's latest demands every ounce of Bill Murray's signature wit. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton (2020) Father Patrick Peyton's miraculous mission, and successes, seem surreal today. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
2/4 64% The Wall of Mexico (2020) It's yet another plea for open borders, but one done in by a sluggish story. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
1.5/4 29% Antebellum (2020) Janelle Monae does what she can to hold this cinematic turkey together. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 42% Run Hide Fight (2020) It's not for everyone, but this indie thriller delivers smart, arresting action. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
2/4 70% Tenet (2020) Christopher Nolan's latest dazzles the senses while making no sense at all. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
1.5/4 83% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) This sad, superfluous sequel makes us question our faith in the '80s slackers. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
3/4 59% Fatima (2020) Fact-based drama gives Christian cinema a timely shot in the arm. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 90% Stars and Strife (2020) This thoughtful documentary pretends Fake News doesn't hurt the body politic. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2/4 63% The Owners (2020) The droll indie shocker squanders a ripe, zeitgeist-clutching premise. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
3/4 89% Robin's Wish (2020) The final, tragic days of Robin Williams get a heartfelt, if incomplete, closeup. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
1.5/4 53% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) The thrilling 2016 zombie romp gets a grim, pointless sequel. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
3/4 94% Boys State (2020) The documentary leans left, but that doesn't distract from the big, alarming picture. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
3/4 88% Sputnik (2020) The smart indie isn't afraid to make Communism the scariest monster of all. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
3.5/4 100% Reel Redemption (2020) Hollywood's complicated faith journey gets the documentary treatment it deserves. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
2.5/4 67% The Swamp (2020) The documentary starts in a fair and balanced fashion before the bias kicks in. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
2/4 77% Summerland (2020) Gemma Arterton is sensational in an otherwise by-the-book melodrama. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
3/4 69% Most Wanted (2020) A trio of impressive performances powers this tale of Canadian cops gone wild. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/4 30% Dirt Music (2019) The Aussie romance lacks mass appeal, but its textures demand your respect. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
3.5/4 100% Ask No Questions (2020) The haunting film showcases repressive Chinese policies ... and much worse. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020