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Tony Wong
Tony Wong'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
3/4 96% The Lunchbox (2014) A romantic comedy based on the most trifling and sentimental of conceits, while deftly avoiding a descent into schmaltz. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 20, 2014
0.5/4 23% Need For Speed (2014) Need For Speed fails spectacularly on so many levels, it almost begs you to bring back the hyperactive, overacting Nicolas Cage for Drive Angry 2. Almost. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3.5/4 87% Tabu (2012) The reward is a stunning photographic narrative - a love story told as sweeping parable. But to get there takes an investment by the viewer. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Sep 20, 2012
2.5/4 3% The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) If you get past the retro Nancy Drew title, this is a worthwhile effort. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 3, 2008
3/4 65% Made in Jamaica (2006) A worthy look at a music born though turmoil with a vision that still resonates globally. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 31, 2008
2/4 58% Quarantine (2008) Quarantine is based on the 2007 Spanish thriller [REC]. Like any imitation, the quality's not as good, but this is about cheap thrills, of which there are not enough. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Oct 13, 2008
1.5/4 9% Bangkok Dangerous (2008) Awatchable, but dull action flick with not enough body count to satisfy the average mixed martial arts fanboy. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Sep 8, 2008
3/4 No Score Yet Greg and Gentillon (2006) The triumph of the largely improvised film is that the characters, with all their naive optimism, are surprisingly nuanced. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/4 51% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) Bean seems to lament how some filmmakers have forgotten that film is foremost a medium of mass entertainment. The great sadness is that without uttering much of anything, is a few jokes short of making a very good point. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 24, 2007
2.5/4 40% Hot Rod (2007) Imagine a Stand by Me on wheels, with dialogue spoken by 20-something actors instead of 12-year-olds, and you have the essence of the script. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 3, 2007
1.5/4 9% Bratz: The Movie (2007) Bratz is a disappointment because the characters come off less as the girly superheroes they should be, and more as, well, brats. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Aug 3, 2007
1/4 9% Captivity (2007) The real horror here is how anyone, especially a two-time Oscar nominated director, could be this hard up for work. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jul 16, 2007
3/4 87% The Motel (2005) Funny and real. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted May 6, 2006
2/4 46% Hoodwinked (2005) A warped, but mildly amusing twist on the childhood favourite. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jan 13, 2006
2.5/4 61% Hostel (2006) Roth doesn't know when to leave well enough alone. Piling the gore on without benefit of artful tension, the film ends up approaching parody. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Jan 6, 2006
3.5/4 53% Wolf Creek (2005) Australian writer and director McLean produces what is likely the most riveting horror movie you will see this year. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 24, 2005
1.5/4 6% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) Sequels tend to be stupider by the dozen, and part two is perhaps overshadowed only by the banality and pointlessness of say, Leprechaun 6. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 21, 2005
2/4 14% In the Mix (2005) The failure is with a script as ungainly as it is and an oversimplified conception of American-Italian and black cultures. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 2, 2005
3/4 No Score Yet Cake (2003) Cake is under-baked and underwhelming. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Dec 2, 2005
2/4 42% Just Friends (2005) Just Friends is part Farrelly Brothers and part Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, all wrapped together to deliver gross-out gags in bizarrely random and rapid-fire fashion, with zero intent to develop sustainable plot or character. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 28, 2005
3/4 95% The Grace Lee Project (2005) A clever look at the weight of cultural expectations and the crisis of identity, told with poignant wit. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 18, 2005
2/4 No Score Yet Dodging the Clock (2005) Trogi's binding theme that males are cavemen at heart is woven throughout the movie. But it's a tired and unoriginal symbol. ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Nov 18, 2005