SSG Syndicate

SSG Syndicate is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Susan Granger
Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Pájaros de verano (2018) Susan Granger Ethnographic epic, its vivid images relentlessly rich in social context. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
7/10 Everybody Knows (2018) Susan Granger In this whodunit melodrama, Ashgar Farhadi claims, "Everything you see within the frame helps you envisions what exists out of it." EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/10 Captive State (2019) Susan Granger This incoherent, tediously tiresome sci-fi feature is a totally unsatisfying waste-of-time. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
5/10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Susan Granger Frustrating sci-fi fantasy, saddled with chaotic action and undeniably creepy motion-capture. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
6/10 Fighting With My Family (2019) Susan Granger Simplistic, yet solid - a scrappy smackdown... EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
6/10 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Susan Granger Silly and satirical. it's nevertheless subtly subversive. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
6/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Susan Granger Perhaps because it's too action-packed, this is an underwhelming origin story, introducing MCU's first female superhero. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 Apollo 11 (2019) Susan Granger An immersive, awe-inspiring cinematic achievement, marking its 50th anniversary.... EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
6/10 The Golem (2018) Susan Granger Suspenseful and supernatural, it's a terror tale of revenge and redemption...heralding a new genre: Jewish Horror. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
5/10 Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Susan Granger As usual, slapstick reigns supreme, peppered with sentiment, stilted melodrama and social commentary. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2019
6/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Susan Granger Despite its plasticky shine, everything isn't exactly awesome anymore. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
8/10 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Susan Granger An enchanting, endearing, coming-of-age conclusion to Dean DeBlois' animated fantasy trilogy. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
7/10 Arctic (2018) Susan Granger Stark, shivering survival story, set in an icy wilderness. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
6/10 The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Susan Granger A salvaged, chaotic cinematic curiosity - for avid film buffs. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
6/10 Cold Pursuit (2019) Susan Granger Stony and somber, it's not exactly 'Taken' with a snowplow. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
5/10 What Men Want (2019) Susan Granger Flimsy sex farce, despite Taraji P. Henson's exuberant performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
3/10 Serenity (2019) Susan Granger Sleazy, sweaty and unsatisfying - a waterlogged potboiler. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
5/10 Cold War (2018) Susan Granger Since the subtitles are few, fragmented and far-between, for non-linguists, it's frigid and forlorn, evoking a bleak melancholy. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
7/10 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Susan Granger A witty, charming sword 'n' sorcery fantasy/adventure for the whole family. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/10 King of Thieves (2018) Susan Granger Although this infamous crime caper has a terrific cast, it's uneven and forgettable, EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/10 Glass (2019) Susan Granger Contrived and absurdly fragmented, it emerges as far too ambiguous to be satisfying. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/10 Replicas (2018) Susan Granger Predictably preposterous, pushing the campy 'mad scientist' concept over-the-edge... EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
7/10 Stan & Ollie (2018) Susan Granger Bittersweet character study, recalling classic slapstick comedy long before Abbot & Costello and Martin & Lewis. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
7/10 The Upside (2018) Susan Granger Despite its obvious faults, it's a crowd-pleasing, feel-good film. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
7/10 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Susan Granger An admiring,if soberly simplified historical biography that doesn't do RBG justice. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
6/10 The Vanishing (2018) Susan Granger Speculative psychological thriller, coming to an enigmatic conclusion. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
7/10 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Susan Granger The Coen brothers' cynical, savvy anthology, consisting of six existential, bleakly humorous vignettes. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2019
7/10 The Sisters Brothers (2018) Susan Granger Sprawling, skewed, revisionist Western from a French director. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2019
4/10 Welcome to Marwen (2018) Susan Granger Robert Zemeckis' creepy PTSD fantasy-land that's too full of campy artifice to be effective. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
8/10 Bird Box (2018) Susan Granger Sandra Bullock stars in this intense, enigmatic thriller - about the psychological struggles of parenthood. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
6/10 Vice (2018) Susan Granger Searing and surreal, it emerges as a incendiary, yet insubstantial satire. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
6/10 Destroyer (2018) Susan Granger Nicole Kidman delivers a powerhouse performance in this pulpy noir thriller. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
7/10 Bumblebee (2018) Susan Granger A bittersweet origin story becomes sci-fi with heart! EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2018
6/10 Aquaman (2018) Susan Granger Exciting, visually stunning underwater lore... EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2018
6/10 Dumplin' (2018) Susan Granger This is a sassy, bittersweet rom-com, fostering female camaraderie. It features Dolly Parton songs - but not the country singer herself. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
7/10 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Susan Granger Barry Jenkins continues his cinematic exploration of the Afro-American experience in 20th century America with this anguished adaptation of James Baldwin's 1974 novel. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
6/10 Ben Is Back (2018) Susan Granger Excellent performances heighten interest in Peter Hedges' superficially insightful 'troubled teen' saga. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
8/10 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Susan Granger Splashy, psychedelic animated adventure for comic-book fans of all ages but appealing particularly to those well versed in Spider-Man lore. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
6/10 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Susan Granger Gritty and edgy, this hybrid live-action/digitized version is an exciting adventure for older children and tweens. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
6/10 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Susan Granger This spectacularly photographed but slogging, revisionist interpretation is redeemed only by Saoirse Ronan's impassioned performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
7/10 The Mule (2018) Susan Granger Aptly named for the stubborn swindler it depicts, it's a suspenseful crime drama EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2018
4/10 Vox Lux (2018) Susan Granger This flashy, deeply flawed mess of a musical melodrama is pretentious poppycock. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2018
10/10 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Susan Granger Enchanting, utterly delightful Disney sequel - one of the best family films of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2018
6/10 Instant Family (2018) Susan Granger Sean Anders' endearing, inspirational dramedy about a couple who fostered, then adopted three children. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/10 London Fields (2015) Susan Granger Perhaps the most bizarre cinematic disaster of 2018. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
6/10 The Favourite (2018) Susan Granger Sensual, yet nasty and sardonic, Yorgos Lanthimos' opulent costume drama is a bizarre historical farce. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2018
7/10 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Susan Granger Julian Schnabel's meditative musing - with a miraculous performance by Willem Dafoe. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2018
7/10 Boy Erased (2018) Susan Granger Thoughtful and sensitive, aimed particularly at parents/families with LGBTQ children. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
10/10 Roma (2018) Susan Granger Alfonso Cuaron's poignant, neo-realist masterpiece that's best viewed in theaters. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
9/10 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Susan Granger Incisive, inventive satire, filled with humor, heart and meta moments... EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018