Ryan Porter

Ryan Porter
Ryan Porter's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Toronto Star
Publications: Toronto Star

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 63% Yesterday (2019) Patel's performance does nothing to suggest Jack deserves to be a global superstar, best songs of all time or not. There is a job for gifted writers with tremulous voices; they're called songwriters. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2.5/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Check your grounded Harrison Ford-era action ideals at the door: this is the biggest and most bonkers John Wick yet. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/4 86% The Gospel According to André (2018) A rags-to-custom-caftans story that holds universal appeal, whether you know your Badgley Mischka from your Mischa Barton or not. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2/4 39% Gringo (2018) Though each of these great actors are somewhere on the spectrum of being funny, no one feels completely in their element. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
1.5/4 24% Forever My Girl (2018) Rothe was a standout in last year's horror comedy Happy Death Day, but the Denver-born actor's performance here as Josie is as coolly bland as overnight oats. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
1/4 31% Leatherface (2017) The best horror movies leave the most frightening elements to an audience's imagination. Leatherface is not one of those movies. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 71% Happy Death Day (2017) What makes Death Day feel so fresh is that this is all played with a whopper of a wink, pulled off by the considerable comedic talents of star Jessica Rothe, who successfully juggles the horror/comedy mash-up. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/4 48% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Most of the film feels like an exercise in creating enough plot to hit the 90-minute mark. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
1.5/4 4% Flatliners (2017) This would be boring if it wasn't so unintentionally funny. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) Muschietti's It strikes a nice balance between sleepover-ready gross-outs (tiptoeing through raw sewage, for example) and tender coming-of-age storytelling. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet The Space Between (2017) Amy Jo Johnson reaches for big laughs and deep feels that prove beyond her grasp in her feature directorial debut. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/4 96% Step (2017) What the film lacks in actual music and performance (only a snippet of Beyoncé's "Formation"?), it makes up for in intimate interviews with the Lethal Ladies and their mothers, who are doing their best to give their daughters a better life. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
1.5/4 8% The Black Prince (2017) The Black Prince may follow the formula of a prestige pic, but this messy film just shows why those truly stirring historical dramas deserve the awards season glory they get. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2.5/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Perhaps worst of all are the limited expectations Coppola has for her own heroine. It's hard to love a movie where a woman finds herself from the passenger seat. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2.5/4 84% The Lovers (2017) Jacobs has delivered a two-handed character study and, in this mission, he is handily assisted by his two powerful leads. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 84% Disneynature: Born In China (2017) While the footage is breathtaking, these animal tales get wobblier every year at walking the line between educational fun and hard-to-swallow stories of animals acting out human narratives. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
1/4 50% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) You can picture the pitch: if you sort-of liked Power Rangers when it was half recycled footage, wait until you see a version that costs over a hundred million dollars! - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/4 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) When Hollywood casts a dog as the lead in a movie, it's pretty much always because there is a sappily inspirational tale to be told. And that, as they say, is A Dog's Purpose. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2.5/4 77% Split (2017) Like the villain of Split, Shyamalan's worst enemy just might be himself. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) While teenage tropes are dutifully checked off - the love triangle, the makeover, the party gone wrong - there's originality to Nadine's lonely quest to find her place, only to ultimately learn she's not alone in being all alone. - Toronto Star EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016