Collin Souter

Collin Souter
"Say hi to Allison and the twins" "Triplets" "Triplets...Gosh, how time flies." --Brazil "You love me? You odn't got the right." --5 Corners "My father says that everyone is asleep, everyone you talk to, everyone you meet...he says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant, total amazement." --Joe Versus the Volcano " " --City Lights "Someone, tell a joke" --Moonstruck "Is that what you wanna do for the rest of your life? Get drunk and call Morocco at 2 o'clock in the morning?"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Collin Souter's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet

Contra Todos (Up Against Them All) (2003)

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Posted Apr 3, 2011
2/5 53%

I'm Still Here (2010)

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Posted Sep 12, 2010
3/4 77%

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

"When Spielberg makes an Indiana Jones movie, you can tell he still loves it. I guess I do, too. For the most part, anyway." ‐
Posted May 20, 2008
3.5/4 93%

U2 3D (2007)

"An elegant, dazzling and graceful concert film that captures the true spirit of a U2 show." ‐
Posted Jan 27, 2008
4/4 91%

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

"Like the orginal Airplane! or an early Mel Brooks film, it's destined to be quoted, revisited and cherished for years to come." ‐
Posted Nov 2, 2006
2.5/4 20%

The Marine (2006)

"A big, hilarious, stupid meathead of a movie, destined to be a huge hit on The Violence Channel." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2006
1.5/4 5%

Broken Bridges (2006)

"It feels about as sincere and insightful as a Schlitz-induced rendition of Achy-Breaky Heart." ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2006
3/4 63%

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

"The jackass films were made for the sole purpose of getting a crowd of drunken lunkheads together for a night of brainless hilarity. Nothing more, nothing less." ‐
Posted Sep 21, 2006
3.5/4 61%

Crank (2006)

"At times, Crank's everything-including-the-kitchen-sink-and-then-some approach feels more like a cartoon than anything else." ‐
Posted Sep 3, 2006
3.5/4 74%

Idiocracy (2006)

"Most of these cartoon-like characters could only come from a mind like Mike Judge, who hasn't lost his ability to make stupidity both alarming and endearing. " ‐
Posted Sep 3, 2006
3/4 48%

Idlewild (2006)

"There will probably never be a marriage between a great movie and a great album, but I'm glad they keep trying." ‐
Posted Aug 30, 2006
2/4 69%

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

"After a while we're stuck with a one-joke concept that got old months before the movie came out and gets older still as the movie wears on." ‐
Posted Aug 17, 2006
3.5/4 72%

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

"Most comedies these days try too hard to be funny. Talladega Nights simply tries to be funny without being obvious." ‐
Posted Aug 17, 2006
4/4 74%

Monster House (2006)

"So fresh, innovative and fun, you can't believe it wasn't written by Brad Bird and directed by Robert Zemeckis." ‐
Posted Aug 17, 2006
1.5/4 47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"Were it not for its title, this plodding, tiresome mess would have never seen the light of day." ‐
Posted Aug 17, 2006
2.5/4 68%

World Trade Center (2006)

"I look at the screen and I don't see John McLaughlin. I see Nicolas Cage with a moustache and an awkward New York accent." ‐
Posted Aug 17, 2006
3/4 54%

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

"Almost the exact same review as the first: A lot of fun, but could use some trimming." ‐
Posted Jul 11, 2006
3/4 76%

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

"The storyline sets itself up for plenty of phony pay-offs, but thankfully doesn't deliver on them. It actually knows better." ‐
Posted Jul 11, 2006
3.5/4 35%

The Lake House (2006)

"It refreshingly becomes less about time travel and more about the choices we make and the chances we miss." ‐
Posted Jul 11, 2006
2.5/4 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"The plane taking off, flying and nearly crashing into the earth almost serves as a metaphor for the entire Superman Returns experience." ‐
Posted Jul 11, 2006
3/5 37%

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

"I found myself responding to its fenderheaded foolishness... and I suspect that those of you with a healthy taste for the absurd may find themselves reacting in the same way." ‐
Posted Jun 30, 2006
2/4 33%

The Break-Up (2006)

"The behavior of the two main charactres exists solely to be "cute," while giving us no reason to believe these two people should be together in the first place." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2006
1.5/4 25%

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

"Some protesters believe that if you see this film, you'll go to Hell. They got it backwards. I think if you go to Hell, you'll probably see this film while you're there." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2006
3/4 33%

Poseidon (2006)

"Short, sweet, tight, to-the-point and able to fully satisfy anyone craving a silly disaster film." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2006
3.5/4 41%

American Dreamz (2006)

"It has the good sense to hold up a mirror to ourselves, only instead of making us feel guilty and stupid, it makes us feel inclusive and in on the big joke." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2006
1.5/4 44%

Take the Lead (2006)

"The poster says 'Never follow', while the movie itslef follows every cliche in the book." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2006
3/4 88%

Coachella (2006)

"A well-made, if insignificant, film about a well-managed, significant music festival." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2006
4/4 90%

Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

"Demme continues to make concert films not because he's a fan, but because the concerts are inherantly cinematic and make perfect sense." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2006
4/4 91%

United 93 (2006)

"This is a great movie for many reasons, but its greatness is almost beside the point." ‐
Posted Apr 27, 2006
3.5/4 73%

V for Vendetta (2006)

"A refreshing piece of Hollywood entertainment that is more interested in ideas than in just being 'cool'." ‐
Posted Mar 16, 2006
3.5/4 92%

Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)

"LIke Wattstax and Festival Express before it, Chappelle and Gondry's movie makes you feel as though you're at a party when, in fact, you're just sitting in a darkened theater." ‐
Posted Mar 14, 2006
4/5 71%

Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

"We all claim to 'eat, sleep and breathe' our passion and, of course, we want to impress the higher-ups who sign our paychecks, but how much is enough?" ‐
Posted Feb 10, 2006
4/5 72%

Friends With Money (2006)

"Writer-director Nicole Holofcener has become one of the most interesting, observant and insightful filmmakers working today." ‐
Posted Feb 2, 2006
4/5 51%

Flannel Pajamas (2006)

"Lipsky's screenplay clearly comes from a real place, one of experience and true heartbreak." ‐
Posted Feb 2, 2006
4/4 69%

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006)

"A moving and celebratory rock-doc that proves itself worthy of its subject." ‐
Posted Jan 27, 2006
4/5 83%

Ciudad de Acero (2007)

"Writer-director-editor Brian Jun doesn't let all of his characters off easy, but he clearly has affection for every one of them." ‐
Posted Jan 27, 2006
4/5 83%

Come Early Morning (2006)

"We've met characters like Lucy before and we've seen movies like Come Early Morning before, but doesn't automatically make Joey Lauren Adams' directorial debut less than a good movie." ‐
Posted Jan 27, 2006
4/4 71%

The Science of Sleep (2006)

"Like Eternal Sunshine and Gilliam's Brazil, it demands to be seen more than once and is impossible to sum up in one review." ‐
Posted Jan 24, 2006
4/4 62%

The New World (2005)

"The New World carries the sense of discovery that comes with seeing a densely layered work of art for the first time, a work that speaks personally to one's heart and mind." ‐
Posted Jan 18, 2006
3/4 87%

Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2004)

"By the end, I felt neither happy nor sad for Rodney. I enjoyed being in his presence for 90 minutes, but I can't exactly agree that he has a magnetic personality." ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2006
4/4 71%

The Great Yokai War (2005)

"It's like a live-action Hayao Miyazaki film. It's an indescribable, hilarious and insane piece of work that also has a refreshingly old-school feel to it." ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2006
3/4 50%

The Producers (2005)

"Not great, but still funnier than most other comedies released in 2005." ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2006
4/4 84%

King Kong (2005)

"Again, Jackson proves himself an unbeatable showman with the soul of a poet. He crafts and composes his action sequences like symphonies, with the most eye-popping crescendos." ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2006
2.5/4 72%

Syriana (2005)

"A well-meaning, yet meandering and confusing political thriller." ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2006
1.5/4 46%

Rent (2005)

"It comes off like a sequel to the ever-annoying Fame where the kids never moved out of New York or learned anything from Debbie Allen." ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2006
4/5 57%

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

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Posted Dec 30, 2005
3.5/4 88%

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

"Cuaron's film still ranks as the best...but not by much." ‐
Posted Nov 17, 2005
2.5/4 43%

Bee Season (2005)

"A well-intended movie that unfortunately comes off as cold and distant as the characters are to each other." ‐
Posted Nov 10, 2005
2/4 16%

Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

"It exists only to support the already over-marketed and calculated "legend" that he was indeed shot nine times." ‐
Posted Nov 10, 2005
2.5/4 36%

Chicken Little (2005)

"The 3-D screenings add little to the experience and feel more like an afterthought than a technological innovation." ‐
Posted Nov 8, 2005
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