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 No Score Yet Risttuules (2015) The main characters, Heldur (Tarmo Song) and Erna (Laura Peterson) have such expression in their faces that you cannot turn away. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
4/5 100% The Hidden Life of Trees (Das geheime Leben der Bäume) (2021) You will come away from this film with a new way to view trees and forests. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
2/5 42% The Ice Road (2021) All in all, The Cold Run gives the audience Liam Neeson, big rig trucks doing dangerous things and only a few months to wait until the next Liam Neeson film. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
3/5 59% F9 (2021) Have extra concession food handy. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
3.5/5 68% New Order (Nuevo orden) (2021) The three stories are heart-wrenching. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
2/5 19% The Virtuoso (2021) The pace of the film is that of a stage play, and as such, my attention started to wane halfway through. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
3/5 60% Queen Marie (2019) The weight of the film is on Rosana Lupu and she does it well. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
2.5/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Get ready for action and violence, which is what these movies are about. Storyline, well, it is there somewhere in between sword fights. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
3/5 60% Beate (2018) The humor in Beate comes from unusual places. Facial expressions, quips, and situations. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
3/4 No Score Yet The Misadventures of Mistress Maneater (2020) In Mistress Maneater, body language does the acting. Whether it be face or biceps, it tells a story. Ava can do a page of dialogue with just her face, and this is matched with Shannon Brown and Mickey O'Sullivan. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
3/5 35% Six Minutes to Midnight (2021) Music, acting and cinematography mix to form a story of wartime and bravery. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3/5 86% The Courier (2020) For Cumberbatch fans, you will not be disappointed. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
4/5 97% Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois) (2020) Night of the Kings is an interesting variation of an old story, and one that captures the imagination. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
2.5/5 98% Minari (2020) The film moves at a leisurely pace and each new episode is like the scene in a play, though sometimes disjointed. The audience can predict what is going to happen next. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
4/5 94% Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words (2019) Ruth - Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words is well-organized and gives the audience a look into the life of a woman who changes history. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
4/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) I liked the performances of Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Davis uses her eyes to good effect, while Boseman uses his hands. Body language has its own story too tell. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
4/5 55% The Prom (2020) Everyone seems to be having so much fun. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
3/5 98% The Dissident (2020) The Dissident refers to the journalist, but most of the story is about what happened around the journalist. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
3.5/5 90% Effigy, Poison and The City (2020) I liked the leisurely pace of the film. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) The cinematography by Martin Ruhe is very good and brings the audience into the coldness and aloneness of this devastation. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 99% Driveways (2020) For one of his last films, Brian Dennehy has a small gem here. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
1/5 No Score Yet Free Lunch Express (2020) I was counting the minutes. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
4/5 100% 76 Days (2020) A strong film about fighting a war against an unseen enemy. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Curse of Hobbes House (2020) The pace of the film is just right. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 45% Fatman (2020) Humor is tossed in the air and lands on a sharp edge. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
3/5 69% The Last Vermeer (2020) Guy Pearce takes his scenes with gusto. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
3.5/5 57% Recon (2020) Just when you chuckle over someone's comment, there is an unusual sound to disturb the moment. The audience begins to get the feel of being alone, really alone. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/5 84% Let Him Go (2020) The acting in Let Him Go is quite good. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
2.5/5 39% Honest Thief (2020) There is enough action in this Neeson film to please his fans. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 44% Made in Italy (2020) If you can't travel to Italy this year, Made In Italy can be your stay-at-home choice. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 63% Radioactive (2020) Radioactive gives us a hard-fought battle and one that women are still fighting today no matter the field of endeavor. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 100% God of the Piano (2020) The first few minutes of this film are startling. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 100% River City Drumbeat (2020) The band's precision is exquisite. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/5 29% The War with Grandpa (2020) Though it is amusing to try to guess what Ed or Peter will try next, it also gets bland, and a Robert De Niro film should not be bland. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
2.5/5 70% Tenet (2020) A film that wends its way around time, backward and forward, needs some space, and filling it with more intricacy doesn't always work. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
50% Feel the Beat (2020) All in all, this is an energetic cast with an energetic soundtrack. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 92% Relic (2020) The three actors do well together and you can believe them as a family. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
80% The Old Guard (2020) [The] soundtrack by Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O'Halloran is well-placed and cinematography by Tami Reiker and Barry Ackroyd, very good. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 71% The High Note (2020) First of all, the music in The High Note is quite good. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 89% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) This Dalai Lama is a gracious and friendly person, with a sense of humor. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3.5/5 100% Turnover (2019) Be prepared for just about anything to happen in "Turnover," and though the story line may wander a bit, it does so with heart. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
3.5/5 47% Silent Panic (2019) The many directions of the script caught me. Just when you think something is going to happen by a hair's breadth, it doesn't, and something else occurs. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
2.5/5 56% Love is Not Love (2020) It takes the first third of the film to figure out what is going on... The narrator hinders the audience and does not help. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
3/5 64% Union (2019) In the end, "Union" tells an unusual story of trying to live peacefully within a war climate, where love is a luxury to be hidden and always being on guard becomes a way of life. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
3.5/5 91% Uncut Gems (2019) I was pleasantly surprised at the choice of material for Adam Sandler and how well he does in the role of Howard. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) Each scene is like a Thomas Kinkade painting come to life. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/5 50% A Patient Man (2020) All of this adds up to a film that, when ending, leaves one with a gasp... - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
2.5/5 68% Bombshell (2019) I had hoped more of the stories could have been explored, but they were not. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out does go on a bit longer and there are one too many running down corridors and driving from one place to another, but as a whole the film pays off with humor, mayhem, and shows us families to whom "entitlement" is their middle name. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
3.5/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) This film is a satisfying conclusion. And so, faithful film fans, enjoy this last installment of the Star Wars films as we have known them. - Phantom Tollbooth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020