Tony Wong

Tony Wong

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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 13, 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 5, 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 23, 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