Glenn Sumi

Glenn Sumi

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Glenn Sumi's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): NOW Toronto

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 17%

American Pastoral (2016)

"Not one frame feels authentic, from terribly Photoshopped images of the young Swede (McGregor as a football hero? Right!) to laughable old-age makeup in the later years." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Dempsey and Firth contrast beautifully, and each has a different kind of chemistry with Zellweger." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016)

"Ma's ambitious feature debut will tie your stomach in knots and make you question everything from moral responsibility to individualism in the new China." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Burn Your Maps (2016)

"The set-up is quirky and charming, but director Roberts has problems with tone" ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 83%

Burn Country (2016)

"Sitaru effortlessly balances the demands of the thriller genre with careful characterizations and a sympathetic, never-judgmental look at poverty and crime." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 93%

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)

"Rosi captures it all with balance and dignity, allowing a bit of humour in an impromptu game of soccer among the refugees and letting the immensity of the sea and sky at times dwarf the human experience." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"Fede Alvarez's follow-up to his splatterific Evil Dead remake is further proof that he's one of the most brilliant genre directors around." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 31, 2016
2/5 39%

Morgan (2016)

"Labour Day weekend is considered a dumping ground for unpromising films, and pointless sci-fi thriller Morgan fits right in." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/5 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"The real joy of the film is in watching Bridges and Birmingham play out their affectionate working dynamic like two characters in an Elmore Leonard novel." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/5 33%

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016)

"Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe is billing itself as "the most controversial film in America." You might also call it the most unbalanced." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 28, 2016
5/5 94%

Life, Animated (2016)

"Life, Animated is a moving testament to the power of film." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 20, 2016
4/5 89%

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016)

"The result is an affectionate, suspenseful and moving look at ingenuity, fandom and friendship." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jun 15, 2016
2/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Unless the sight of a bad Marilyn Manson impersonator, toys that suddenly move or -- ooo! -- TVs that magically change the channel give you the willies, it's best to avoid The Conjuring 2." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/5 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"This adaptation of Jojo Moyes's bestseller isn't great filmmaking, but it does capture most of what made the book so affecting." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jun 2, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Fire Song (2015)

"The final half-hour, energized by Martin's tightly wound performance, is emotionally involving and unpredictable." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

The Rainbow Kid (2015)

"Paputts runs into some problems with tone as the situations grow darker. But Harman's relaxed, naturalistic performance acts as a balm, and Christine Bougie's original music gives a touch of magic to the proceedings. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 84%

Francofonia (2016)

"Much more than just a Louvre gift shop souvenir, Alexander Sokurov's latest art-related film is a dense, visually inventive essay about the legendary Paris museum." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 6, 2016
2/5 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"The screen equivalent of Red Bull: all energy, little substance." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 81%

Glassland (2016)

"The dialogue is sparse, and a certain plot point is so vague as to be positively confusing. But the actors accomplish a lot with a hooded look, a weary sigh and a guilty sip of wine." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 9, 2016
3/5 100%

Song Of Lahore (2015)

"The first third of the film is cluttered with too many people and lots of information without much to look at. But when East meets West in the concert hall and produces glorious music, none of that matters." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 2, 2016
2/5 23%

Crazy About Tiffany's (2016)

"Matthew Miele's Crazy About Tiffany's is a bit more compelling than his fatuous 2013 doc Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's. But it's still essentially a feature-length commercial for a luxury brand." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Feb 17, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Magicarena (2015)

"Through all the human and technical drama, Verdi's glorious music shines through. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jan 28, 2016
1/5 29%

Love, Rosie (2015)

"The two leads have absolutely no chemistry. Claflin (The Hunger Games) has Hugh Grant's chiselled jaw but none of his comic flair, while Collins comes across as yet another doe-eyed English rose." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
2/5 40%

Black or White (2015)

"Only Costner's salty, unselfconscious turn as a cranky codger makes the film almost bearable." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
5/5 88%

Winter Sleep (2014)

"There's no melodrama in this film, only beautifully observed moments worthy of Chekhov and Bergman." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/5 86%

Ballet 422 (2015)

"Since dance is so difficult to describe, there are some great expressions. My favourite is when Justin tells a performer a sequence is "not crispy enough." Thing is, you get what he means." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet

Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)

"So few Gallic films get a theatrical run in Toronto, it's a farce that this offensive, unfunny comedy should be one of them." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
4/5 89%

A Borrowed Identity (2015)

"This intriguing coming-of-ager follows Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom), a gifted, soft-spoken Arab-Israeli kid (Razi Gabareen plays him as a boy) who follows his activist father's dreams and gets into a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/5 65%

The Riot Club (Posh) (2015)

"If you think the English class system is a thing of the past, this savage indictment the country's privileged will set you straight." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/5 100%

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)

"The result is an oddly effective hybrid of music and medical doc." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/5 36%

Beyond The Reach (2015)

"Things go way off track at the end, but the always game Douglas gleefully chews up the scenery and has a riot delivering some jaw-droppingly bad lines. This is a film you need to see with a big, lusty audience so you can yell at the screen at the end." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/5 7%

The Forger (2015)

"The Forger is a moderately entertaining, low-key combination heist film, crime picture and family drama." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet

Mangiacake (2015)

"The writers and director fall back on cheap jokes instead of mining anything resembling genuine emotion." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/5 89%

Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016)

"This is an entertaining, hot-blooded look at personal and artistic independence. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 16, 2015
1/5 6%

Extraction (2015)

"There are a couple of passable fight scenes, including one in a biker bar. But the plot is ridiculous, the bad guys are uninteresting, and the script is so dull you'll want to check your emails during the screening." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 80%

Macbeth (2015)

"This is a visceral, down-and-dirty Macbeth, filmed on rugged Scottish highlands and heaths you can practically feel and smell, and featuring ruddy-faced actors trudging through mud." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 60%

Paul Taylor Creative Domain (2015)

"Contemporary dance lovers will eat up this fly-on-the-wall look at the creation of a new piece by one of the legends of the field." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 100%

Al Purdy Was Here (2015)

"Let's hope Brian D. Johnson's excellent documentary sparks a poetry revival in this country." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 2, 2015
2/5 79%

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

"The final, bridging movie between George Lucas's two epic Star Wars trilogies ends not with a bang but with plenty of artistic whimpering." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 90%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"First-rate performances and an irresistibly exciting and moving story help this drama rise above the traditional biopic." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 9, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Off The Menu: Asian America (2015)

"This segment about how food heals a community is poignant and powerful, and makes the hour-long doc feel less like something you'd find on the Food Network." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 4, 2015
4/5 85%

Meet The Patels (2015)

"There's a touch of vanity project about the enterprise, but Ravi makes an entertaining narrator, imaginative use is made of animation, and the film sheds light on timeless themes like love, family and honesty." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Sleepless in New York (2015)

"People recovering from recent breakups reveal all to the camera, and in one case submit to medical experiments to show the effect of the experience on their brain chemistry." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 7, 2015
4/5 88%

Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

"The actor himself, still handsome in his 80s, is refreshingly candid about everything from his mother's mental illness to his 30-plus-year relationship with producer Allan Glaser." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 29, 2015
2/5 89%

The Devil's Candy (2015)

"The needlessly complex and convoluted plot and the vague antagonist will make you scratch your head, not hide your eyes from fear." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 17, 2015
5/5 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Anomalisa, a stop-motion picture co-directed by award-winning writer and director Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, is a masterpiece, but the less you know about it the better." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 91%

James White (2015)

"The script is lean, cliché-free and enigmatic, especially an extended, poetic scene set in an Upper West Side bathroom that will terrify you, then break your heart." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 15, 2015
2/5 69%

Miss You Already (2015)

"Fans of Hardwicke's groundbreaking Thirteen will be disappointed by this cheesy, pandering weepie about two lifelong friends living in England." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 15, 2015
4/5 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"Acclaimed Greek auteur Lanthimos's English language debut is a smart, funny and disturbing allegory about the absurdity of rigid societal norms." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 69%

The Danish Girl (2015)

"The revelation is Vikander, who delivers a performance of remarkable range and depth as she adjusts to the situation and finally agrees to support Lili on her courageous journey." ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 14, 2015
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