Marie Asner

Marie Asner
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
film critic for 21 years
Favorites:
The Godfather Trilogy
Publications: Phantom Tollbooth
Location: Kansas City
Official Websites: phantomtollbooth.org

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 96% Roma (2018) There is sadness and some humor in Roma. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Chasing the Win (2018) Chasing The Win is a good documentary with heart and shows the life of a champion race horse and what happens after the glory days are past. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3.5/5 94% RBG (2018) No matter what side of the fence you are on, politically, this documentary gives a view into the workings of the Supreme Court and what it takes to make it to the top. Perseverance and a sense of humor. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 46% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) The film is atmospheric and don't expect rich togas, this is plain homespun here. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2.5/5 27% Breaking In (2018) You began to wonder just how many times Shaun would think of an idea only to have a crook come up with another idea. Like playing tic-tac-toe. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 82% Beirut (2018) Beirut debuted well at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. will tell, but this one holds up well. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 71% Hostiles (2018) Hostiles is not your usual gunslinger/wagon train/outlaw Western. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3.5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) [Daniel Day-Lewisis on] another plane than everyone else. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/5 88% The Post (2018) What you expect they will do... they do. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3.5/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Director Craig Gillespie has put together quite a film. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Daisy Ridley is always in motion. Her role of a young warrior is intense, but her moments with Adam Driver, comparing good and evil, are good, indeed. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3.5/5 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The local diner, pick-up trucks everywhere, beautiful sunsets on a lonely countryside and you sense that if something wasn't done to stir things up, the town and its secrets would slide into nothingness. If only the billboards could speak. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/5 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Bring hankie to this film. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/5 59% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) All in all, this cast does make a team, but I think Pfeiffer steals her scenes with an enigmatic look. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) This movie is a top-notch production and my guess is that it will appear in movie theaters as a special each year, or at least, on television as a favorite. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Fans won't be disappointed in Thor: Ragnorak. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) Josh Brolin does a very good job as the conflicted Eric, who lives for his job and doesn't seem to notice much else, even his wife. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 72% Viceroy's House (2017) It is always enjoyable to sit back and watch the actors do their work. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Victor (2017) The impossible is sometimes just within a hand's grasp. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) Wind River is one of the best films of the year so far. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2.5/5 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) [I] wanted to reach up to the screen and switch Bratt off. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 75% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) There is a sadness in everything [Christopher Plummer] speaks. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
89% Maudie (2017) The scenery of Nova Scotia is beautifully [filmed] by cinematographer Guy Timmins. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) A film about a poet takes a special touch from a director, and here, Terence Davies got it right. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 68% The Fate of the Furious (2017) My favorite scene? Deckard and his Mom. This could be a film by itself. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Toni Erdmann is 40 minutes too long, period. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/5 96% Argo (2012) This is better than any horror movie. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
84% Julieta (2016) The cinematography... is, at times, almost an actor in the film. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) Paterson left me with a feeling of hope. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) It is Jamie, as played by Lucas Jade Zumann, who gets your attention. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 85% Lion (2016) Director Gareth Davis has pulled it together for a tale of two countries, two cities and two lives twenty years apart. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
4/5 92% Fences (2016) Fences will surely garner Oscar nominations for the screenplay and actor performances. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
2.5/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The lighting is dim and you can't tell what the groups are doing. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/5 91% La La Land (2016) Longing for an old Hollywood musical?... Look no further, movie fan. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kenneth Lonergan has written quite a script. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) The Eagle Huntress is a look into another world. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/5 83% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Fans will be happy. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) What is effective is that the camera rests on the actor's faces, rather than all the ruckus going on around them. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/5 86% Sully (2016) Tom Hanks seems comfortable in the role, moustache and all. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) I kept looking at my watch, even though the film is just over two hours long. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
53% Dough (2016) Dough is a little gem in this year's independent films. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
3/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) There are humorous moments and moments of poignancy. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
2.5/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) I actually looked at my watch a few times. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
2.5/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Why remake a classic? - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3.5/5 96% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Bring a hanky. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.5/5 85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) There is never a dull moment. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) You don't have to be a surfer to appreciate the action. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
3.5/5 96% Dark Horse (2016) Dark Horse has humor, a look at racing society from the ground up, life in a small Welsh town, and the love of animals. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
2.5/5 30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) This critic enjoyed it for the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink storyline. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
2.5/5 28% Warcraft (2016) This is summer escapism. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016