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Gianni Truzzi

Gianni Truzzi
Gianni Truzzi's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 79% Sharkwater (2007) It may seem strange to contemplate the possibility that sharks are more victim than vicious. Yet after Stewart makes his case you may find them and their cause, as he does, all-consuming. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Nov 1, 2007
B+ 67% Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007) This delightful piece of whimsy uses its simple premise effectively to gain and keep our attention and to remind us simply that, while this world appears ordinary, it is still unbounded by reality. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Nov 1, 2007
B- 14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) Finally [Susan] Cooper's fantasy comes to the screen this weekend with The Seeker. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Oct 4, 2007
B+ 95% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) By 2020, when NASA's Orion lunar spacecraft is scheduled to launch, it's unlikely that any Apollo veterans will still be alive. Sington has done us a service in helping preserve their memories. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 20, 2007
B- 40% Dedication (2007) Crudup exhibits admirable restraint. The story would be more compelling, however, had we not seen the same thing before in As Good as It Gets. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 20, 2007
A- 93% This Is England (2007) Powerful and wrenching. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 6, 2007
B+ 64% Severance (2006) The result is a cathartic hoot, relishing its own carefully doled out carnage. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 11, 2007
C- 1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) The film exercises some restraint (by today's low standards, anyway) in its deployment of poop and fart jokes. I counted only two crotch wallops (the new pratfall) and just a single incident of projectile vomiting. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 8, 2007
B+ 82% Talk to Me (2007) There's plenty to like ... ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 26, 2007
B+ 88% The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2007) A triumph of baby boomer ideals, that work and art can and ought to coexist. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 19, 2007
A 69% L'Iceberg (2005) Words seldom intrude on the sight gags that range from elegant to acrobatic, and the collective directors exhibit the rare bravery to let a static camera linger to crank comic tension. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 12, 2007
B+ 62% Joshua (2007) Director George Ratliff plays pitch-perfect on the tautly wound strings of our innermost fears that nothing -- not love, wealth or intelligence -- can protect us from the monsters we harbor. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 12, 2007
C 88% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007) The star-struck [Dori] Berinstein squanders her opportunity to ask some tough questions about the state of, and prospects for, the American musical. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 28, 2007
C+ 78% Crazy Love (2007) [Director] Klores coyly omits key information only to wallop us with it later for a gleeful surprise. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 14, 2007
A- 84% Paprika (2006) Despite the jumble, Kon's eye-popping, surreal mastery of the Japanese dream is awakening. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 7, 2007
B 58% Zoo (2007) The film's techniques are implicit, not explicit, its soothing images of rural highways and nighttime solitude conveying the social blankness its subjects report. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 10, 2007
B 83% Madeinusa (2006) As roughly constructed as an earthenware jar, the meticulous pacing obstructs suspense, yet it offers an absorbing view of this cultural collision. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted May 4, 2007
C 71% Boy Culture (2007) These self-involved studs manage to make ready, anonymous sex look rather dull. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Apr 27, 2007
B+ 66% Meet the Robinsons (2007) Persistence pays, so says this rocketeering children's fantasy. It's a claim this delightful computer-animated film also proves. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 29, 2007
B+ 60% 300 (2007) Wholesale human slaughter never looked so pretty as in this heavily stylized rendering of the battle of Thermopylae in ancient Greece. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Mar 8, 2007
B- 75% Happy Feet (2006) Happy Feet offers the action, gags and warmth kids expect to keep them amused. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Nov 17, 2006
B+ 90% Half Nelson (2006) This unflinching clash between squandered ideals and hopeful realities rises to the head of its class. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 7, 2006
B+ 86% Quinceañera (2006) What Quinceañera does offer is charm, sensitivity and intelligence, the qualities that garnered it both Audience and Grand Jury awards at the Sundance Film Festival. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 17, 2006
B+ 95% Wordplay (2006) Finishing a crossword puzzle may be satisfying, but Patrick Creadon's absorbing documentary Wordplay proves that it's more interesting to see how one gets started. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 22, 2006
C+ 81% A Prairie Home Companion (2006) While Altman's signature spontaneity conveys the danger of a live broadcast, the puncturing irreverence that made his films from Nashville to Gosford Park so devilishly fun has been neutered by Keillor's sentimentality. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 9, 2006
B+ 51% Ellie Parker (2005) While Coffey occasionally grasps for material to build a feature-length work, it is a truthful, funny testimony to the everyday masquerade of Los Angeles' pose of bohemian cool. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Nov 10, 2005
B- 85% The Perfect Crime (El Crimen Perfecto)(Crimen ferpecto) (2005) It's dark, well-paced fun, even as it sags from the over-eager absurdities de la Iglesia layers onto the well-established formula. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 22, 2005
C 79% The Aristocrats (2005) Critics complain about one-joke movies, but this documentary about one joke -- a filthy show business chestnut that comics have told offstage since vaudeville -- keeps you laughing. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Aug 11, 2005
B+ 85% De Battre mon Coeur s'est Arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) (2005) Much more than a remake, Beat is an original vision that explores the inner conflict between a man's animal brutality and the passion to transcend. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jul 28, 2005
B+ 76% The Holy Girl (2005) Provokes a wealth of unsettling thought, even as it declines to pass any final judgments of its own. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 23, 2005
C 64% Heights (2005) Themes at the heart of Heights of despair among the beautiful people are a bore. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jun 23, 2005
C+ 44% Love Me if You Dare (2004) The dreamlike amber washes and comic visual asides stress the otherness of the pair's reality, but seem to offer a limp excuse for their deluded exemption from empathy. ‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Sep 9, 2004