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 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) We didn't need a third film in this overrated franchise, but "Life" delivers big time laughs and so much more. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
2.5/4 70% Troop Zero (2020) A pint-sized powerhouse leads this Southern tale brimming with heartfelt messages. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
2.5/4 60% Buck Run (2019) This impeccably crafted indie offers a humble look at Very Small Town USA ... but little else. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/4 89% 1917 (2020) Sam Mendes delivers a spectacular look at World War I, but some unforced errors reduce its majesty and scope. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
1.5/4 51% Underwater (2020) A game Kristen Stewart does all she can to lift this generic thriller up from the bottom of the sea. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/4 68% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) The franchise reboot is gross and guileless, a romp through B-movie mayhem with zero apologies. Consider yourself warned. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
2.5/4 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Sylvester Stallone's 'other' iconic character makes a final bow in this frustrating finale. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
1.5/4 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) We waited 42 years for laughable plot twists and fan service on steroids? - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/4 68% Bombshell (2019) This partisan attack spends too much time scoring ideological points before getting to the heart of the matter. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/4 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The gang's all here, along with three fresh faces, for a sequel that delivers on the saga's silly promise. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/4 64% Little Joe (2019) This indie thriller is smart, provocative and unique. So why is it a chore to sit through? - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3.5/4 74% Richard Jewell (2019) Director Clint Eastwood's storytelling instincts have never been more accurate, or more necessary. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/4 90% Luce (2019) This smart, racially-charged drama digs into the underbelly of our woke age. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/4 77% Frozen II (2019) Disney reunites all the elements that made the 2013 original a classic. Here's why it falls short of repeating that feat. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Tom Hanks's take on the beloved kiddie show host powers a potent ode to forgiveness. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Bale and Damon supercharge this fact-based racing drama. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Irishman (2019) It may not be 'cinema,' depending where you see the Netflix original, but the auteur's latest is mostly worth the hype. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
2/4 62% The Shed (2019) This indie shocker starts strong but doesn't know how to leverage its slick premise. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.5/4 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Hollywood's latest reboot is as awkwardly woke as you'd expect. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.5/4 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Love The Shining? You may be intrigued by the sequel, Doctor Sleep, until you realize just how inferior it is. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
1.5/4 81% Greener Grass (2019) This absurdist romp offers sumptuous set design, a dedicated cast and very few laughs. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) The sixth film in the series flirts with anti-Trump sentiment but sticks to the crisp action movie beats. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/4 91% The Lighthouse (2019) The director of 'The Witch' returns, bringing us deep into the heart of pretentious art house cinema. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/4 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika Waititi's Third Reich romp is black comedy at its finest. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/4 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The gang's all here for a delayed reunion that packs laughter, shocks and some idiotic plot twists. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) The film's nagging duality has nothing to do with the star playing a younger version of himself via CGI magic. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet The Rise of Jordan Peterson (2019) Even critics of the Canadian professor may soften their stance after watching this nuanced look at his unexpected fame. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/4 69% Joker (2019) Believe the hype, ignore the naysayers and savor the year's best movie ... so far. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 47% No Safe Spaces (2019) Carolla and Prager team up for a frightening look at the First Amendment under fire. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2.5/4 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) We needed a satire on homeland security's dark side, but this intermittent romp can't seal the deal. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 81% Abominable (2019) This CGI treat lets its colorful characters shine ... how refreshing. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 83% Judy (2019) Renee Zellweger sizzles as the show biz legend, even if the film itself can't match the actress' brilliance. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) The actor's sublime turn makes this sci-fi saga a worthy addition to the genre. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 84% Downton Abbey (2019) The big-screen adaptation keeps loyal viewers in mind while embracing old-fashioned values. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
2.5/4 87% Hustlers (2019) Jennifer Lopez sizzles, but this generic 'Goodfellas' riff is more zero calorie empowerment. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 87% Depraved (2019) The classic movie monster comes to life with a modern spin that makes him matter ... again. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/4 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) This Japanese horror-comedy might be the most original zombie film to date, but it's still overrated. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/4 71% Haunt (2019) A spare premise gives way to thrills, chills and a singular horror treat. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
2.5/4 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Pennywise returns, but the film's real star is the 'SNL' alum who makes this mediocrity shine brighter. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 56% Itsy Bitsy (2019) Ignore the film's marketing materials. This thriller has more to offer than empty calorie scares. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
2.5/4 39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Strong performances, and a killer gimmick, overpower some maddening flaws. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/4 88% Ready or Not (2019) Samara Weaving's breakout performance is just one reason to give this jet black horror comedy a try. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
1.5/4 18% Hot Air (2019) The drama, set in the world of conservative talk radio, is the Left's latest broadside against the First Amendment. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Shia LaBeouf and newcomer Zach Gottsagen make this buddy movie one for the ages. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/4 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The long-running TV show makes a successful leap to the big screen thanks to one plucky star. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Want a sophisticated romp teeming with geopolitical significance? You've come to the wrong place. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/4 98% The Farewell (2019) This indie charmer shows the 'Crazy Rich Asians' standout can do far more than steal a few scenes. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The director's ninth film is the industry love letter only he could pen. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
1/4 89% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Two attractive leads. Less than zero chemistry. And only a Keanu can save them. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
2.5/4 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) He still catches thieves just like flies, but this Spidey makes us miss the classic web slinger. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019