Susan Shapiro

Susan Shapiro
Susan Shapiro's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sojourner
Publications: Sojourner

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
74% Baby Boom (1987) Although the story itself is totally unbelievable, there is, finally, a tenderness between them that is rarely portrayed in film between any two females. It's too bad such a nice touch occurs within the context of a disturbing fairy tale. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
No Score Yet Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983) There are four words I almost never use in the same sentence: I loved this film. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
83% A Passage to India (1984) Certainly it is important to have films which document historical oppression. But this can - and should - be accomplished in a way that does not pit one oppressed group against another. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
No Score Yet A Love in Germany (Eine Liebe in Deutschland) (1983) Hanna Shygulla's "great passion" for her Polish prisoner-of-war lover in Nazi Germany is totally unbelievable. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
94% Choose Me (1984) With the exception of a woman who excuses the black eye her husband gives her ("at least he cared enough to do it"), I actually liked this odd little film which seemed more off-Broadway than Hollywood. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
63% Micki + Maude (1984) Another "male mommy" film, this one says it's okay to cheat on, lie to, and deceive your wife/ wives, as long as you go on a drunken binge to say you're sorry. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
No Score Yet Les Compères (1983) It takes this "new male" image to an absurd extreme, and the laughs are good for what ails you. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
71% The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) The characters have little depth, serving mostly as vehicles for odd bits of philosophy. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
No Score Yet The Buddy System (1983) The worst part of this film was seeing how many kids were in the audience. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
83% Terms of Endearment (1983) Unfortunately, a good cry is often confused with a good film, and with each sob we forgive and forget lack of plot, superficial character development, unconvincing relationships. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
No Score Yet Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) Unfortunately, it is a Whitman's sampler of every negative stereotype imaginable. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
74% Sophie's Choice (1982) Streep's performance is outstanding. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
84% Gandhi (1982) Although he may look like the real thing, Ben Kingsley begins to sound like a computer reading fortune cookies. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
90% The Verdict (1982) The acting is good, and it maintains your interest. But when it comes to the same old negative portrayal of women, The Verdict is guilty. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
No Score Yet By Design (1981) If you have designs on seeing it, do yourself a favor and stay home. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
No Score Yet Split Image (1982) Split Image portrays women and men in the same old stereotypes: women get us into trouble; men get us out of it; women have limited depth and ability; men can do almost anything if they have enough determination. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
75% The World According to Garp (1982) If the tragedy of this movie is its subliminal sexism, perhaps its hope lies in a sequel: The World According to Jenny. - Sojourner EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019