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Susan Tavernetti

Susan Tavernetti
Susan Tavernetti's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Palo Alto Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 73%

He Named Me Malala (2015)

"The many faces of Malala emerge: smart, wise beyond her years, loving, playful, funny, fearless and a fighter. At the same time, it's clear she's also an ordinary girl who has risen to accomplish the extraordinary." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2015
3/4 63%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"The art of the deal gives way to matters of the heart, giving viewers a game changer both charming and uplifting." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 10, 2015
3/4 80%

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2011)

"If you're looking for a popcorn movie, producer-director Tsui has crafted an absurdist fantasy that might cure -- or spontaneously combust -- the summertime blues. But even escapist entertainment can have interesting angles." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 10, 2015
3.5/4 99%

Leviathan (2014)

"Cinematographer Mikhail Krichman's stunning images complement the narrative. The cool gray dawns and barren landscapes express Kolya's despair and isolation." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2015
2/4 44%

Irrational Man (2015)

"Sometimes the 79-year-old filmmaker's practice of churning out a film every year results in a miss." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2015
2.5/4 36%

New York, I Love You (2009)

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Posted Oct 16, 2009
2.5/4 11%

Couples Retreat (2009)

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Posted Oct 9, 2009
3/4 58%

Paper Heart (2009)

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Posted Aug 14, 2009
2/4 51%

Easy Virtue (2009)

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Posted May 22, 2009
2.5/4 65%

Duplicity (2009)

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Posted Mar 20, 2009
4/4 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

"Engrossing emotionally and intellectually, this showdown shouldn't be missed." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 25, 2008
3.5/4 73%

Under the Same Moon (2008)

"Patricia Riggen's feature debut proves that the terms crowd-pleaser and social-issue movie can apply to the same film." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 71%

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

"Modern romance may be more realistic in Definitely, Maybe, but it's also less satisfying than the illusions that classic romantic movies create about amore." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 82%

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

"The movie never addresses the pressing questions raised in Crile's nonfiction page-turner. It also never encourages the viewer to consider that a solitary congressman appropriated more than $40 million of taxpayer money for his cause." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 78%

Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

"Haunting photographs and video seemingly point a finger at the low-ranking indicted soldiers. Equally haunting is the notion that journalists and the public assumed they had seen everything." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1.5/4 50%

Then She Found Me (2007)

"Trying to establish a serio-comic tone is a task best suited for seasoned directors. Given that a boom microphone drops into the film frame at least twice, Hunt has more basic production elements to master." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/4 79%

How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2008)

"Stylistically, the film takes risks before veering into an odd sort of studied artiness." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 96%

Persepolis (2007)

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Posted Oct 18, 2008
1.5/4 38%

Swing Vote (2008)

"Depictions of the spineless presidential hopefuls (Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper) and their campaign managers (Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane, respectively) offer standard-issue political satire." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 61%

The Express (2008)

"Quaid delivers one of the most stirring half-time speeches in movie history." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 95%

Belle de Jour (1968)

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Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 51%

Get Smart (2008)

"You'll have a better time if you don't expect this re-imagined work to resemble the original. The phone shoe does fit Carell, and he wears it well." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/4 46%

Cassandra's Dream (2007)

"Although all the performances are remarkable, the actors can't break free from the too neat-and-tidy script." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/4 49%

Smart People (2008)

"Award-winning commercial director Noam Murro helms a fine cast playing all-too-familiar roles." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 64%

Traitor (2008)

"As an espionage thriller, Traitor delivers. But the movie does so in a realistic way." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 62%

Hamlet 2 (2008)

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Posted Aug 22, 2008
4/4 96%

Waltz with Bashir (2008)

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Posted May 15, 2008
3/4 51%

What Just Happened? (2008)

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Posted Jan 19, 2008
2.5/4 51%

Bee Movie (2007)

"The weak storyline hovers over a scene while foraging for material and then flits off to a new situation. Without a strong narrative, the movie tends to drone on." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2007
3/4 64%

Dan in Real Life (2007)

"Steve Carell is the new Tom Hanks." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 3, 2007
2/4 56%

We Own the Night (2007)

"Everything old doesn't necessarily feel new again." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 20, 2007
1/4 35%

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

"Breasts heave and the sea storms as historical music swells in Shekhar Kapur's overwrought follow-up to Elizabeth." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 20, 2007
3/4 76%

Outsourced (2007)

"An indie charmer that may become the sleeper of Seattle." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2007
3.5/4 51%

The Kingdom (2007)

"A tense, thinking person's thriller." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 6, 2007
4/4 73%

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

"Walking a razor-wire fence, [Writer/Director Paul] Haggis honors Americans serving their country while lacerating the military mindset that got them there." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 29, 2007
1.5/4 25%

El Cantante (2007)

"LLittle more than a string of music videos in search of a script." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 22, 2007
2/4 43%

The Brave One (2007)

"Masterwork of craft, manipulating viewer emotions to elicit unthinking responses and unabashed bloodlust." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 22, 2007
2/4 51%

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

"Taking aim at self-absorbed filmmakers, amateur and professional, emerges as another strong thematic target. If only the comedy produced as many laughs as things to say." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 1, 2007
4/4 60%

Death at a Funeral (2007)

"The comedy doesn't have much to say, but its humor is killer." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 25, 2007
2.5/4 91%

Rescue Dawn (2007)

"Without a semblance of Herzog's signature mysticism or an ounce of insightfulness, the film becomes an unremarkable retelling of a remarkable true-life story." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 4, 2007
2.5/4 42%

No Reservations (2007)

"Although all the performances are good, Kate's character often rings false." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 4, 2007
4/4 91%

Hairspray (2007)

"Campy and sweet-natured, Hairspray will shake away any summertime blues." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2007
3/4 62%

Joshua (2007)

"Father and mother no longer know best." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2007
3/4 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"In food-critic speak, Ratatouille is highly seasoned and layered with complex flavors and has considerable sweetness on the finish." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2007
4/4 91%

Sicko (2007)

"Like Al Gore's documentary hit, Moore cleverly prods us to consider and act upon some inconvenient truths." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 7, 2007
4/4 71%

Fracture (2007)

"If you like your thrillers served chilled, Fracture won't disappoint." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 30, 2007
1.5/4 50%

Nancy Drew (2007)

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Posted Jun 23, 2007
2.5/4 60%

Gracie (2007)

"Despite flaws, though, this stirring independent production is remarkable for its honest portrayal of a family grappling with grief and a female taking the penalty kick to score points for gender equity." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 9, 2007
3/4 94%

Away From Her (2007)

"Away From Her offers a moving, thoughtful drama for adults who have felt abandoned by the movie industry. " Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 19, 2007
2/4 70%

The Valet (2007)

"Instead of provoking hearty laughter, this slight French confection may coax only a few smiles." Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 5, 2007
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