Toddy Burton

Toddy Burton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Toddy Burton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 73%

Darfur Now (2007)

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Posted Oct 17, 2008
3/4 74%

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

"The songs (written by a slew of artists, including Reilly, Apatow, and Kasdan) are genuine, ridiculous, and often very funny." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 21, 2007
3.5/5 93%

Enchanted (2007)

"The jokes rarely miss and the result is a refreshingly sardonic fairy tale." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 21, 2007
1.5/5 26%

Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

"Itâ(TM)s better to just read the book." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2007
1/5 21%

Fred Claus (2007)

"How many laughs can one movie try to squeeze out of Vaughn being attacked by elves? Sadly, it's an awful lot." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 8, 2007
2/5 33%

Martian Child (2007)

"There are absolutely no surprises as the film disintegrates into its own cutesy display." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 31, 2007
4/5 96%

Deep Water (2006)

"The film evokes a visceral understanding of solitude at sea." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 26, 2007
3/5 63%

King of California (2007)

"The story is simple, sometimes to a fault, and ultimately Cahill doesn't quite pull off all of the majesty that he attempts. But, I'm excited to see what he'll come up with next." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 19, 2007
1/5 46%

Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

"There's such an overriding sense of soap opera that I kept expecting a commercial break." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 19, 2007
.5/5 26%

The Final Season (2007)

"Kind of Hoosiers: Part 2. But the storytelling is so backassward that it's impossible to care about any of the characters or really engage in the movie whatsoever." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 12, 2007
3.5/5 96%

A fost sau n-a fost?, (12:08 East of Bucharest) (2007)

"While 12:08 East of Bucharest could take more than one viewing to truly appreciate, it's worth the commitment." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 5, 2007
1.5/5 7%

Silk (2007)

"While the locations are stunning and the cinematography (by Alain Dostie) frequently pulls off compositions of breathtaking beauty, the flimsy emotional journey left me bored and frustrated -- never a good combination." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 21, 2007
0.5/5 11%

Slow Burn (2000)

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Posted Sep 21, 2007
1.5/5 37%

Sydney White (2007)

"From the contrived romance to the hazy lavender eye make-up that Sydney sports in every scene, there's nothing real about this film." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 21, 2007
2/5 14%

War (Rogue Assassin) (2007)

"First-time feature director Atwell clearly displays skills he picked up directing videos for Eminem and 50 Cent." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 31, 2007
3/5 60%

Death at a Funeral (2007)

"Just when you think things can't quite get any crazier, they do." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3.5/5 84%

Rocket Science (2007)

"Writer/director Blitz demonstrates just how intimately he absorbed the quirky teens and preteens of his prior film." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/5 88%

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

"Maybe the movie is just reaching out for something that saw its heyday five (or even 10) years ago. But oh, what a heyday." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 10, 2007
3/5 82%

Talk to Me (2007)

"Despite its earnest attempts at power drama, the joy of Talk to Me lies in the comedy and the wild performances." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 10, 2007
2/5 57%

Becoming Jane (2007)

"Becoming Jane attempts to please the purists and the dreamers, but only results in disappointing both." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Aug 10, 2007
0/5 14%

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

"Contrived to the point of painful." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jul 20, 2007
3.5/5 74%

La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007)

"Ultimately, the film rests on [Cotillard's] performance. And there's no better homage to a woman who lived for every time she stepped onto stage." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 22, 2007
1/5 55%

I'm Reed Fish (2007)

"Perhaps in more experienced hands, this self-reflection could achieve insight, but as director Adler's first feature and Fish's first produced screenplay, this mess was better left inside the writer's head." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 8, 2007
4/5 97%

Once (2007)

"Once transcends even its own ambitions, becoming a complex meditation on relationships, Irish culture, and music." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2007
2/5 60%

Gracie (2007)

"Disintegrates into movie-of-the-week predictability." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 31, 2007
1.5/5 70%

The Valet (2007)

"Shot with the creative energy of a mediocre sitcom, the scenes play out predictable plot devices with minimal creativity and even less risk." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 22, 2007
3/5 64%

The TV Set (2007)

"Yes, it's funny because it's true. But it's also sad for just the same reason." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted May 4, 2007
4/5 70%

Year of the Dog (2007)

"Mike White knows awkward." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 27, 2007
2/5 66%

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

"The animation strives for 1950s sci-fi retro, but the result is that everyone looks like a plastic animé doll." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 13, 2007
3.5/5 85%

Air Guitar Nation (2006)

"The film is a lovingly hilarious portrait of a bizarre and endearing pastime." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Apr 13, 2007
2/5 18%

I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

"Neither stylistically innovative nor particularly entertaining." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 30, 2007
4/5 87%

The Namesake (2006)

"The Namesake delivers such a tactile presence that it's difficult not to leave feeling as if you've just struggled through a New York winter, attended an Indian wedding, and returned from a Calcutta holiday." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 30, 2007
1/5 32%

The Ultimate Gift (2006)

"The result is a deep desire for those Hollywood execs to remember that Christian doesn't have to equal brain-dead." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 17, 2007
2/5 14%

Wild Hogs (2007)

"A note to screenwriters everywhere regarding characters over 50 whose inability to use the Internet results in being trapped on a porn site (see Wild Hogs and Because I Said So among others): It's not funny; please stop doing it." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Mar 1, 2007
3/5 26%

Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

"I entered this moviegoing experience ready for a lot of wincing and eye-rolling. But dammit if this movie didn't make me laugh and cry." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 24, 2007
2.5/5 62%

Music and Lyrics (2007)

"I mean, who doesn't want some love and romance, especially if it's indulgent and totally unbelievable?" ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 13, 2007
1.5/5 4%

Because I Said So (2007)

"The plot is about as revelatory as a bad Hallmark card, and the lowest common denominator humor results in a moviegoing experience that's almost as appealing as having a conversation with my mother about orgasms." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Feb 8, 2007
0/5 4%

Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

"The talented comedian mugs his way through an utterly deflated film." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Jan 19, 2007
3.5/5 65%

The History Boys (2006)

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Posted Dec 29, 2006
1.5/5 32%

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

Quote not available.Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 29, 2006
2/5 67%

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

"If you've seen the schlocky trailer for The Pursuit of Happyness, you've seen a better version of the actual film." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Dec 14, 2006
2/5 38%

The Nativity Story (2006)

"The story is good, but the execution favors the safe over the challenging. Personally, I'd rather just read the Bible." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Nov 30, 2006
1/5 54%

Flicka (2006)

"Ultimately, the entire endeavor seems like an effort to cash in on a predictably bankable tale." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 29, 2006
1.5/5 43%

Reinas (Queens) (2006)

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Posted Oct 29, 2006
3.5/5 67%

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy (1984)

Quote not available.Austin Chronicle
Posted Oct 6, 2006
4/5 98%

The War Tapes (2006)

"As raw and disturbing as it is wry and satirical, the resulting portrait is a powerfully unique film that goes beyond commenting on Operation Iraqi Freedom to become a provocative meditation on war itself." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 29, 2006
1.5/5 25%

School for Scoundrels (2006)

"While it's not uncommon for Hollywood to completely defy the laws of probability, sometimes the absurdity of a misfire is so poignant as to demand attention." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 28, 2006
1/5 13%

Haven (2006)

"Lacking purpose or thoughtful complexity, Flowers' film is an overly ambitious mess." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 22, 2006
2.5/5 27%

Trust the Man (2006)

"A relationship dramedy wields little power without an emotional punch. And when the theatrical (literally) climax attempts bold emotionality, one can't help but wince." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 15, 2006
1/5 41%

Beerfest (2006)

"When the movie ended, I needed a drink, but not for the reasons that the movie intended." ‐ Austin Chronicle
Posted Sep 1, 2006
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