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Susan Walker

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 41%

Everyone's Hero (2006)

"... feels more like a 1950s cartoon." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Sep 15, 2006
2.5/4 45%

The Last Kiss (2006)

"It's easy to see from the above that The Last Kiss is a movie scripted from a male point of view to capture that elusive young male demographic." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Sep 15, 2006
3/4 68%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"The interplay between hard facts and the dreams that are the currency of movie actors, agents and producers that gives Hollywoodland both its glitter and its grit." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Sep 8, 2006
1.5/4 21%

The Quiet (2006)

"The exposition is so heavy-handed, the producers might just as well distribute a printed handout to hapless ticket buyers." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Sep 1, 2006
2.5/4 59%

How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

"This is a story that could have gone way too far in the direction of the touching tale illustrating how kids overcome their fear of being ridiculed -- but instead maintains a buoyant irreverence." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Aug 25, 2006
2.5/4 10%

Pulse (2006)

"Pulse is most cunning in its overarching theme: What Americans have to fear most are hidden dangers in their midst." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Aug 14, 2006
3.5/4 88%

Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) (2005)

"Funny, absurd, often mocking itself and always quoting cultural history." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Jun 30, 2006
2/4 35%

The Lake House (2006)

"There's only one answer to this epistolary screen romance: Return to Sender." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Jun 16, 2006
3/4 73%

Twelve and Holding (2006)

"Cuesta entices extraordinary performances out of his young actors." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Jun 9, 2006
1.5/4 0%

Fetching Cody (2005)

"Ray's script shambles off in all directions and succeeds only in reinforcing our disbelief." ‐Toronto Star
Posted May 26, 2006
2/4 67%

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy (1984)

"Long before the two-hour mark, Coleman's documentary begins to more resemble a photographic tour through a museum than an exploration of a living religion." ‐Toronto Star
Posted May 19, 2006
3/4 63%

Little Jerusalem (2006)

"It is a story told in small moments, the camera close-up on a look, the stroke of a hand, the way a blonde thread is revealed in a husband's jacket." ‐Toronto Star
Posted May 19, 2006
2/4 26%

Hoot (2006)

"Endangered as they are, burrowing owls will be disappointed to learn that their cause has been hitched to a movie with little entertainment value, let alone credible strategies to save their environment." ‐Toronto Star
Posted May 5, 2006
2/4 84%

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

"The latest spelling bee movie is a Starbucks Entertainment product, and it has a made-to-order feel about it, kind of like a compilation album." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Apr 28, 2006
3/4 80%

Brick (2006)

"It is possible to leave Brick without fully appreciating how all the pieces fit together, but still satisfied by a well-crafted tale undertaken by a director who pays homage to a film tradition in a truly original way." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Apr 7, 2006
2.5/4 36%

Niagara Motel (2006)

"Too many characters and so much plot that no single scenario ever develops into an absorbing drama." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Mar 24, 2006
2.5/4 43%

She's the Man (2006)

"More often than not it's the slapstick elements, predictably occasioned by gender confusion, that get the laughs." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Mar 17, 2006
2.5/4 26%

The Shaggy Dog (2006)

"This is a classic family fun fare, likely destined for sequelhood." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2/4 17%

Spymate (2004)

"It's a half-baked movie that looks strangely dated (it was actually made in 2003), underfinanced and simplistic next to films with the same theme, like the Spy Kids series." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Feb 24, 2006
2.5/4 69%

Through the Fire (2006)

"Even if the outcome is already known by those who follow basketball, Through the Fire makes for a suspenseful movie with an emotional climax that exceeds any fictional screen treatment of sports heroism." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Feb 17, 2006
1/4 43%

Final Destination 3 (2006)

"As a horror flick, Final Destination 3 is literally laughable." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Feb 10, 2006
2/4 70%

Heading South (2006)

"Cantet never finds the keys to his characters in Heading South and fails to give them life beyond the politicized representations imposed on them by Laferrière." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Feb 3, 2006
2.5/4 73%

Nanny McPhee (2006)

"Nanny McPhee has its own enduring charm, a mix of witty dialogue, pie-throwing slapstick and eccentric family portrait." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Jan 27, 2006
1.5/4 36%

Guy X (2005)

"A movie that doesn't know whether it is slapstick comedy, satire, mystery or a schlock horror flick. Whatever it is, it is highly derivative, and of little consequence." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Jan 20, 2006
2.5/4 50%

The White Countess (2005)

"Political intrigue, the thriving jazz-era nightclub scene and the breakdown of the class system within a city in turmoil should have yielded more engaging scenarios." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Jan 14, 2006
2/4 55%

Glory Road (2006)

"Lacking the gritty reality of the 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams, this Jerry Bruckheimer film, directed by newcomer James Gartner, converts a year in the life of a basketball team into a very conventional triumph of the underdogs." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Jan 13, 2006
2/4 20%

Rumor Has It (2005)

"A scantily clad premise that would at best have been a light-hearted farce goes in search of a heart-tugging denouement and doesn't find it." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Dec 27, 2005
3/5 57%

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

"A cunningly crafted fairytale ..." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Dec 24, 2005
3/4 52%

The Family Stone (2005)

"The Family Stone is a lot slyer than you might expect." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Dec 16, 2005
3/4 91%

Ballets Russes (2005)

"Geller and Goldfine orchestrate a ballet movie that is every bit as entertaining, gossipy and relevant as it is historically accurate." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Dec 10, 2005
3/5 66%

Pride and Prejudice (2003)

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Posted Dec 9, 2005
3/4 88%

Touch The Sound (2004)

"Riedelsheimer gives the viewer not only Glennie's music, but her own experience of it." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Nov 28, 2005
2.5/4 46%

The Ice Harvest (2005)

"... a thriller that's not very thrilling but is as violent as the best of them." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Nov 28, 2005
2.5/4 46%

Rent (2005)

"Director Chris Columbus has done what any smart filmmaker would do with a musical and let the songs dictate his movie." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Nov 23, 2005
2.5/4 89%

Paradise Now (2005)

"Viewers of all persuasions can find a human perspective on an aspect of terrorism that, no matter how often it occurs, is beyond imagining for most of us." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Nov 18, 2005
3.5/4 85%

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

"Like the classic novel itself, the movie brings a certain sadness when the end has come and there is no more to watch." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Nov 11, 2005
4/4 91%

Water (2005)

"Mehta has concocted a potent mix of politics, historical conflict, religion and philosophical questioning." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Nov 4, 2005
1/4 No Score Yet

The River King (2005)

"One possible outcome after another is broadly telegraphed as the movie plods along, but most lines of inquiry are never to be resolved." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Oct 29, 2005
2.5/4 85%

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

"[A] movie-lover's movie." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Oct 29, 2005
2/4 60%

Manners of Dying (2004)

"Calculated, in the sense of contrived, the plot of Manners of Dying is like a story within a story, re-wound over and over again, each time with a slight variation." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2/4 26%

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

"The CG-effects to replicate crowds and buildings, the fake scenery, the flimsy plot and the cheap dialogue all spell a budget-conscious production." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2.5/4 36%

Saw II (2005)

"Quite possibly Saw II sheds enough blood to satisfy horror aficionados." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2/4 27%

Stay (2005)

"Sometimes artful doesn't make up for annoying." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Oct 21, 2005
3/4 58%

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

"For once, a true story gets no romanticizing or needless embellishment to become a captivating movie." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Oct 14, 2005
3.5/4 100%

C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

"The subject matter may be deep and the family conflicts serious, but Vallée leavens his story with gentle satire and outright humour." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Oct 14, 2005
2.5/4 69%

The Edukators (2005)

"What is interesting to watch are the unexpected turns that occur when a jilted lover, a kidnapped rich capitalist and a pair of new lovers are cooped up in an isolated chalet." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Oct 7, 2005
3/4 45%

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

"Reiser, a famous face from the long-running TV series Mad About You, here proves himself to be a skilful writer and actor for the big screen." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Sep 30, 2005
2.5/4 63%

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

"As sports movies go, it doesn't get more exciting than this." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Sep 30, 2005
2.5/4 38%

Lie with Me (2005)

"Director Clement Virgo, working with his partner Tamara Faith Berger's short, snappy novel, Lie With Me, strives to get beyond titillation and largely succeeds." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Sep 24, 2005
2/4 14%

Lucid (2005)

"Lucid tries one's patience, more maddening than it is elucidating." ‐Toronto Star
Posted Sep 24, 2005
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