Germain Lussier

Germain Lussier
Germain Lussier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slashfilm io9.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
42% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) By trying to be something simpler, important, and different, Spiral loses much of what made the Saw movies unique and memorable. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
21% Thunder Force (2021) The film is basically a flat line. A sputtering heartbeat of an idea that tries to bounce to life only to die and stay dead for most of its runtime. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2021
26% Voyagers (2021) This rehash of narratives and themes we've seen so many times undercuts solid performances and lots of wasted potential. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
96% Alien on Stage (2020) The filmmakers give full credit for everything to the passionate cast and crew of the Alien stage production and the documentary makes them the stars. It's the right choice for the movie, and a selfless one - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
83% Gaia (2021) From the design of creatures down to the costumes, effects, and more, Gaia certainly has its roots in many other films. But even so, it's rarely predictable. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
82% The Spine of Night (2021) One of the sickest, coolest, most mind-bending animated films we've seen in years. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon is just a well-made, enjoyable movie across the board. Not every animated film leaves you thinking about it after the fact. Raya does. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
81% The Wanting Mare (2020) Ashe Bateman clearly has a vision, but the execution doesn't convey what that is or leave a lasting impression needed to jump-start this world. The performances from top to bottom are cold and calculated as if we purposefully aren't supposed to be let in. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
69% How It Ends (2021) Each performance is vulnerable, sweet, and funny on its own, but together, they're simply magic-like two sisters who know each other so well it's hard to tell them apart. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
76% Eight for Silver (2021) At the end, you'll probably have wanted a bit more from Eight For Silver because it never quite coalesces into the grand film it wants to be. But the blueprints of that are there. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
75% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Prisoners of the Ghostland is just a hodgepodge of random ideas that never come together. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
88% Censor (2021) In the end, the best and worst things about Censor are exactly the same. It's that all of its most fascinating ideas and concepts are on its margins-rarely does it make anything explicit or obvious. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Wonder Woman 1984 is an enjoyable, engrossing (sometimes to a fault) experience that will leave a smile on your face, partially because of the circumstances, but mostly because of the movie, flaws and all. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) Each scene has very specific, intense stakes involved, which makes them that much more dramatic. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
63% Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical) (1996) What's also undeniable about the film is its charm. Everyone involved is so game to try things and so earnest with their performances. There's a sincerity to it. A warmness. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
83% Freaky (2020) The film is clever, funny, gross, all the things you could want in a piece of entertainment: it's also a tad disposable and obvious. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
41% Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Expectations or not, it's just not very good. No wonder Michael Myers came back. At least that vapid presence was scary. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
80% Synchronic (2020) What's important about the film is, while you may not be blown away, it'll leave you thinking and wanting to see more from these filmmakers. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
32% 2067 (2020) Basically, the film plays out like this: Act One, I'm interested. Act Two, What the heck is going on? Act Three, Oh, that's it? - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
89% Save Yourselves! (2020) Though it starts with a seemingly simple sci-fi premise, Save Yourselves is actually so much more. This is a film that's funny and surprising but also smart, layered, and subtly thought-provoking. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
76% Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) There are moments in Zathura of pure delight and wonder. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
70% Tenet (2020) That's Tenet in a nutshell. A movie obviously built on interesting, complex ideas, but with no clue how to put them into practice. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) It is most triumphant, with only a sprinkle of heinous. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
95% Palm Springs (2020) There are heavy themes in Palm Springs but thanks to Samberg and Milioti, they rarely feel that way. Each is so charming, vulnerable, and hilarious, the story moves like a rocketship fueled by adorable awkwardness. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
29% Hook (1991) While Hook successfully transitions between tones, and the Neverland sequences are gorgeous, the movie gets a bit bloated in its second act. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
3.5/10 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) The result is like watching a fireworks display. It's an okay way to pass an hour or so, but you'll forget about it minutes later. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
63% Dick Tracy (1990) The whole thing is very surface and frequently boring. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
30% Bloodshot (2020) While Bloodshot can be cheesy and a little frustrating, it's much more entertaining and surprising. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
88% Onward (2020) It's got heart, it's got laughs, it's filled with inconsequential little touches you are sure to miss on first viewing. Yes, it's a little bit familiar, but familiar works more often than not. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
67% The Wave (2020) Though Klabin provides a suitable amount of exciting visuals, Long is fun to watch, and the third act is good, The Wave is barely a ride worth taking. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
14% Dolittle (2020) Just when I thought Dolittle couldn't get any less funny or idiotic, Robert Downey Jr. sticks his arms up a dragon's a-----e. And I do mean that literally. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A densely packed highlight reel fails to tell a story that's narratively interesting, thematically cohesive, or that builds any impactful stakes...Designed to tantalize and delight in the hope those things cover up its many shortcomings. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
72% Vivarium (2020) Finnegan has a winner with Vivarium. It might be a little full of itself but it's so mysterious, odd, and well-made that it's worth it. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
78% Frozen II (2019) The sequel is not only better than the 2013 original, but it also improves the original film by adding to its mythology and shining a light on the events of that story in a whole new way. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Minor knocks aside, Doctor Sleep tells a complex, interesting story, filled with even more dynamic characters, set in a rich world that surprises as much as it strokes your nostalgia. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Zombieland: Double Tap does all the same things the original did. And that's pretty much it. The result is a suitably entertaining follow-up that's fun but forgettable. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Instead of double the Wills making the movie double the fun, it's almost like they cancel each other out, resulting in a complete zero. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
78% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2020) And while the direction by Martin Krejcí keeps the movie alive and bright, it's the story structure and characters written by Olivia Dufault that elevate the material beyond the familiar. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
44% Little Monsters (1989) It pained me to watch such an impressive group of talent (the movie was written by the guys who made Aladdin, for crying out loud) shit the bed so massively, especially when my nostalgia reserves were so primed and ready to go. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It'll make you smile, it'll make you sad, and it'll make you believe in the best of us. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
95% Sweetheart (2019) A mysterious, exciting, engrossing movie that proves popcorn movies come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes several contradicting shapes and sizes at the same time. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
92% The Vast of Night (2020) The feature debut of director Andrew Patterson, blends elements of The Twilight Zone and Orson Welles' War of the Worlds in a taut, captivating alien invasion film told in real-time. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
36% In the Tall Grass (2019) Without a strong investment in the characters, In the Tall Grass is nothing but a cool, gross, weird, horror movie. And there's nothing wrong with that. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
58% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) An excellent blend of sci-fi, drama, and action. On almost every level, it's one of Netflix's best original movies to date. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
81% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) If you're a fan of Alien or science fiction at all, you may not want it to end. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) The purest joy it provides is watching two stellar actors engaging in psychological warfare for the duration of the film. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
70% Butt Boy (2020) Butt Boy is a wholly entertaining and engaging film that dashes expectations at every single step. By the end, you may even shed a tear--and absolutely won't judge a movie by its title ever again. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
83% Ad Astra (2019) It tells a seemingly simple story set in a realistic future with twists and turns that feel completely fresh, while never losing sight of its lead character or lofty themes. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Joker is a solid, well-made film that, ultimately, has a bit of an identity crisis. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Without its own identity, without an interesting hook or resonant emotional through-line, most of the movie feels rather shallow-like it's trying to impress us instead of engage us. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019