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Glenn Sumi

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90% Lean on Pete (2018) Like Haigh's other absorbing dramas, this is a movie that will take root in your imagination and stay there for a while. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/5 90% Itzhak (2018) What makes the doc watchable, of course, are the musical sequences, whether he's playing Tchaikovsky, Bach or Williams.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Wizard Mode (2016) The film doesn't have much of an ending, but Gagno's engaging personality shines through, and it's clear he's getting ready to play the next ball life gives him.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
2/5 20% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) No one was crying out for this sequel; let's hope the creators don't cannibalize any other literary properties.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One should make fans of 80s movies, music and video games geek out, but it - and the convoluted way the story's unveiled - might alienate others.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Robinson's Simon is a revelation, his hooded eyes suggesting they see a lot more than they let on, while the charismatic Shipp steals all of her scenes as a student with her own demons. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Drawer Boy (2017) Ehman's wide-eyed naïveté feels authentic, while Hughes brings off his character's transformation without a trace of sentimentality.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/5 37% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) There's nothing original about the film, the performances are merely competent and the overall effect is as numbing and banal as the overuse of pop hits like Total Eclipse Of The Heart on the soundtrack. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (2018) It's a long show, but Andrews does great work with the actors to create explosive drama that translates nicely to the screen.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 81% Tom of Finland (2017) Some solid performances and the fierce originality of its subject make this biopic about the eponymous Finnish-born gay male erotic artist worthwhile viewing. Too bad the film itself is all over the map. ‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The film is still entertaining. Its best sections are the music sequences, contemporary pop anthems with great hooks that are choreographed to communicate much better than the clunky script.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 85% Big Time (2017) Design nerds will geek out over this glimpse at one of the world's fastest-rising architects.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 85% Wonder (2017) It's really Tremblay's picture, and even though he's covered in prosthetics, he still delivers a layered, honest performance that, despite the film's flaws, will break your cynical heart by the end.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Deftly directed by Stephen Frears, the film is funnier than you might expect. The opening sequence alone is a mini masterpiece of pacing. And Dench gets to show enormous range.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 40% Beyond Words (2017) Antoniak's compositions are as studied and elegant as her protagonist, but the dialogue is a little too on the nose for a film that otherwise is suffused with mystery and ambiguity.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari (Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari) (2017) Clear-eyed and never sentimental, and featuring naturalistic performances by several non-professionals, this fascinating film carries the stamp of authenticity.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The film's heart is found not with the two leads but in a gut-wrenching monologue by Michael Stuhlburg as Elio's father.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Like most horror spinoff sequels, Annabelle: Creation is a silly, cheap attempt to cash in on a gimmick.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Integral Man (2016) Concert footage of musicians like Measha Bruggergosman and Blake Pouliot is fine, but this short doc resembles a sedate offering on HGTV.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
1/5 18% The House (2017) The House is one of the worst, unfunniest movies of the year.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 45% Awakening the Zodiac (2017) Wright builds lots of suspense in the early scenes, but the dark and muddy cinematography makes it hard to see what's going on. And the climax just isn't very exciting. But the actors, especially Craven, commit to the silly script.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 94% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) Score: A Film Music Documentary is fine as a primer on the history of film scores, but as a doc it's merely adequate.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
4/5 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) This is no typical rom-com, however. There's genuine heartbreak and despair beneath the surface, and Koler is an extraordinary actor, letting emotions wash over her face in a completely authentic way.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 36% Snatched (2017) The picture, diversely cast and refreshingly frank about sex, body image and relationships (kudos for not dwelling on Linda's husband!) belongs to the two leads, who commit to every gag, muddy stunt and tender confession.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 45% The Dinner (2017) The Dinner is a curiously bland adaptation of Herman Koch's bestseller about two couples dining out at an outrageously expensive restaurant while discussing some nasty business done by their children.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
4/5 100% Strangers on the Earth (2018) The result is enlightening, poignant and even occasionally funny.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/5 89% Maudie (2017) Hawkins, capturing the real-life Maud's mischievous spark, invests herself wholly in the role, and Hawke's choices never feel easy or manipulative. Bring kleenex.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) An entertaining adaptation of Fredrik Backman's bestselling novel.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
4/5 88% Dancer (2016) There have been at least half a dozen good ballet documentaries in the last few years, but none with as riveting a subject as Sergei Polunin.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4/5 94% Strike a Pose (2017) A must-see for Madonna fans or anyone obsessed with Where Are They Now? featurettes.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3/5 24% The Comedian (2017) What's most surprising about The Comedian is how funny Robert De Niro is -- and not in a corny Meet The Parents sort of way.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 94% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016) Youthful dreams crash up against harsh reality in this fascinating look at the disastrous Broadway premiere of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1981 musical, Merrily We Roll Along.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/5 94% Fences (2016) Dialogue that might work onstage feels artificial on film, and Wilson's symbols come across as clunky and obvious, especially when there's not much to look at.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3/5 71% Reset (Relève: Histoire d'une création) (2017) Dance aficionados will watch Reset to discover why Benjamin Millepied's time as director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet was so brief.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3/5 86% Lion (2016) The final reel, of course, is deeply affecting. But you knew that going in, didn't you?‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
1/5 22% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 95% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Burn Your Maps (2017) The set-up is quirky and charming, but director Roberts has problems with tone‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 60% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 94% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 88% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
2/5 37% Morgan (2016) Labour Day weekend is considered a dumping ground for unpromising films, and pointless sci-fi thriller Morgan fits right in.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/5 97% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/5 38% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
5/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) Life, Animated is a moving testament to the power of film.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
4/5 90% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
2/5 79% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/5 56% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
4/5 80% Fire Song (2015) The final half-hour, energized by Martin's tightly wound performance, is emotionally involving and unpredictable.‐ NOW Toronto
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016