Diane Werts

Diane Werts
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% High School Musical 2 (2007) [High School Musical 2] succeeds as what it's designed to be - a good-enough-for-the-kids, clean-enough-for-the-parents, profitable-enough-for-Disney product. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
No Score Yet Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (2015) [Rosie] O'Donnell still knows how to make us laugh out loud. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3.5/4 92% Spielberg (2017) Lacy has mined everything, it seems, except perhaps too little naysaying. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
A- No Score Yet The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (2016) Nothing fancy or poetic. Just sincere, direct, resolute. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
B 50% Big Driver (2014) Solid star turn, eerie production values, even a killer ending. Nice symmetry, Steve. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
A- 43% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) Lizzie Borden takes an ax to many assumptions -- including the one that Lifetime movies aren't worth watching. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2014
A 29% Ghost Shark (2013) Sharknado was just a concept. Ghost Shark is a sustained delight. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2013
A- 90% Scott Turow's Innocent (2011) Great to see masterful mystery-making again. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
B 56% Treasure Island (2012) Hardly a treasure, but a lively island of adventure. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
B+ 100% Birders: The Central Park Effect (2013) Birders makes a wealth of species even more readily available, and close-up. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2013
A- 100% Gloria: In Her Own Words (2011) This evocative hour doesn't lionize Steinem, but simply lays out what happened. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2012
B+ 67% Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2012) Method makes a solid case for Lewis as underappreciated auteur. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2012