Norman Wilner Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Norman Wilner

Norman Wilner
Norman Wilner's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 64%

Miss Sloane (2016)

"Miss Sloane has Jessica Chastain goosing it to life with a fascinating performance." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 7, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Sadie's Last Days on Earth (2016)

"Sadie's Last Days On Earth gets more things right than it misses. Its pessimistic comedy is layered with genuine feeling." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 7, 2016
5/5 100%

Tampopo (1985)

"There's so much more to this movie than the storyline. Tampopo is a manic celebration of pleasure in every imaginable form, from the gustatory to the carnal." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 7, 2016
2/5 40%

Lovesick (2016)

"Shot in an appealingly undisguised Winnipeg, the romantic comedy Lovesick is a passable debut from Winnipeg writer/director Tyson Caron, even if it's utterly undistinguished in its story and its vision." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Quebec My Country Mon Pays (2016)

"John Walker looks at the history of Quebec's distinct society in a quietly personal documentary." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 100%

The Other Half (2016)

"It's an impressionistic, experiential drama, situating us with its characters in bars and clubs and rooms and beds and letting us see how they are together as they find comfort and strength in each other's broken places." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 64%

Antibirth (2016)

"Horror movies are all about tone, and Antibirth has one I'm not sure I've ever encountered before." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Theater of Life (2016)

"This is an involving process documentary that's also a deeply satisfying story of kindness -- which suits the holiday season nicely." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 83%

Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016)

"She's a terrific subject, and Zevgetis has crafted a film that is, much like Michelle herself, a lot more complex than it might initially seem." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Celtic Soul (2016)

"Riffing on the intimate two-men-in-a-car approach of The Trip and The Trip To Italy without the metafictional touches, Celtic Soul is a charming if lightweight venture -- which, honestly, we kinda need right now." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 96%

Moana (2016)

"It's a playful, self-aware delight from beginning to end, a cinematic Broadway musical from John Musker and Ron Clements, who perfected the form in The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Hercules." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 22, 2016
1/5 56%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"It breaks my heart to say so, but this is terrible." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/5 60%

Allied (2016)

"Allied is pretty decent, but it could have been so much better." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Birdwatcher (2015)

"It looks really nice and offers some solid performances. That's about the best I can say." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"Okay, so maybe Kelly Fremon Craig's The Edge Of Seventeen isn't the second coming of the teen movie. But it's well-observed and even touching, and those are never bad qualities." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/5 45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Does it work as an ordinary movie? Not really. But I'm not sure it'll work in HFR either." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 16, 2016
1/5 0%

Shut In (2016)

"This is a terrible, terrible, terrible movie." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/5 75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is to the Harry Potter franchise what The Phantom Menace was to Star Wars. And that does not bode well." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Age of Consequences (2016)

"The only thing worse than a bad movie is a bad movie that thinks it's good for you. The Age Of Consequences is one of those." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 9, 2016
5/5 89%

Do Not Resist (2016)

"This is a sad, sickening portrait of modern America -- and one of the most important docs you'll see this year." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/5 94%

The Eagle Huntress (2016)

"The Eagle Huntress takes a great story and turns it into a movie that's just okay." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2/5 43%

Lavender (2016)

"[Cornish gives] a great performance, and it's disappointing that the movie around her isn't worthy of it." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 80%

Rush: Time Stand Still (2016)

"Rockumentaries are a dime a dozen these days, but there's always going to be something special about a Rush movie." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 2, 2016
1/5 50%

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2016)

"I think Palast and Ambrose hope to appeal to attention-deficient millennials, but their reference points are decades out of date." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Doctor Strange fulfills the requirements of a Marvel origin story while feeling wonderfully unencumbered by any of the franchise maintenance that handicapped Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Ant-Man." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 1, 2016
3/5 84%

Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

"[While] Oasis: Supersonic is simply a record of a band that got really big and then broke up... director Mat Whitecross does deserve credit for digging into the truly awful domestic situation that forged the brothers' contentious personalities." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2/5 20%

Inferno (2016)

"If all you want is a chase movie punctuated by gunfire, puzzle-solving and at least one twist per character, Inferno is that. But I can't say I was ever on the edge of my seat." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 26, 2016
4/5 95%

Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016)

"If you adjust to the movie's unusual rhythms and submit to director Hara (whose credits include the similarly singular Colourful), you'll find yourself having a lovely, quietly soulful experience." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3/5 100%

The Violin Teacher (Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos) (2015)

"For most of [the first] hour, The Violin Teacher seems as obvious as its title, but then Machado reminds us we're in present-day Brazil, not a Disney movie." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 26, 2016
2/5 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Jack Reacher is a movie that's exclusively about how awesome Tom Cruise is; there's no reason for anyone else to try to shine." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/.5 86%

The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016)

"If it all feels a little familiar, that's because Labyrinth Of Lies covered much of the same ground last year, if not nearly as well." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"Keeping Up With The Joneses is smarter and funnier than it needs to be for a studio action-comedy. That's something, these days." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 97%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"It's just plain gorgeous. Don't wait for Netflix, see this on a big screen." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 75%

Yarn (2016)

"Yarn is a charming if superficial look at the state of crafting around the world, as represented by four very different artists who work in knitting and crochet." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 88%

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

"The legal machinations are less interesting than the Sung family's refusal to be scapegoated. As James follows their case through the courts, his movie turns into a crackling family drama." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 48%

Complete Unknown (2016)

"Complete Unknown may end with a sigh rather than a bang, but it's a sigh you'll still be thinking about days later." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2/5 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"It's a very silly movie that takes itself absolutely seriously, and that's sort of the problem." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 100%

Tower (2016)

"It's definitely artful but more than a little frustrating." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/5 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"I found myself wondering whether Taylor has ever seen a thriller. He certainly has no idea how they work." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

The Stairs (2016)

"Filmed over the course of five years, and letting people tell their own stories in their own words, The Stairs is a work with deep compassion for those who've made their way back from the depths of addiction." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/5 83%

Doomed: The Untold Story Of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four (2015)

"Even Marvel diehards might find their attention drifting after the first 20 minutes." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 100%

Off the Rails (2016)

"It makes for compelling viewing, but not necessarily for the reasons Irving thinks." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 83%

Imperium (2016)

"Radcliffe and Toni Collette bring their scenes to life, and co-writer/director Ragussis uses some inventive staging in the inevitable scenes where our hero has to think fast to maintain his cover. " ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 28, 2016
2/5 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"The top-billed Green is utterly wasted, given nothing to do but deliver exposition and wear ridiculous outfits. Sure, she's good at both, but what's the point?" ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/5 78%

The Lovers And The Despot (2016)

"It's a very safe way to tell a story that cries out for a more daring approach." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 28, 2016
2/5 92%

Demon (2016)

"Demon feels too crowded by half, unable to build the momentum it needs to really get under our skin." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/5 69%

Operation Avalanche (2016)

"It's a fun movie, and Johnson's comic timing is as sharp as his tech-ni-cal facility. But I really hope he does something different with his next picture." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 28, 2016
4/5 94%

Command and Control (2016)

"As Schlosser and Kenner explain, it's just dumb luck that some distracted technician hasn't accidentally triggered one of these things -- and if that doesn't keep you up at night, it damn well should." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/5 42%

The Girl King (2015)

"Stuffy and stilted right from the start." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 21, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet

Moments of Clarity (2016)

"The performances don't sync up, and the jokes don't land." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 21, 2016
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