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 Klaus (2019) Susan Granger An engaging revisionist tale, destined to become another Christmas classic. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
6/10 I Lost My Body (2019) Susan Granger In French with English subtitles, it's an inventive, non-linear, urban fairy tale about destiny and resilience. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
6/10 Dolittle (2020) Susan Granger Sweetly eccentric, it's aimed at family viewing. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
4/10 Like a Boss (2020) Susan Granger Misogynistic female-led buddy comedy, filled with reprehensible stereotypes. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
2/10 Underwater (2020) Susan Granger Incoherent and unintelligible sci-fi action/thriller goes glub-glub... EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
7/10 A Hidden Life (2019) Susan Granger Slow, somber and visually sumptuous, it's a timely meditation on faith and conscience. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
1/10 Cats (2019) Susan Granger Inscrutable and ignominious - a veritable cat-astrophe! EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
5/10 Little Women (2019) Susan Granger Rather than relate it chronologically, Greta Gerwig shuffles, subverts and skips pivotal scenes. Her chaotic, non-linear interpretation causes not only confusion but consternation for those not familiar with the plot & characters. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2019
7/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Susan Granger Sprawling and satisfying, as nostalgic memories of flying on the Millennium Falcon continue...and, at least at Disneyworld, The Force will always be with you. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2019
5/10 Uncut Gems (2019) Susan Granger The vivid vulgarity is so repetitive that it ceases to be shocking, the chaotic plot is predictable and Adam Sandler's character is a totally self-indulgent, utterly contemptible scumbag. Spending two hours in his company is sheer agony. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
7/10 Bombshell (2019) Susan Granger Sensationalistic docudrama about sexual harassment - yet this timely topic could have been so much more dynamic & effective. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
6/10 Richard Jewell (2019) Susan Granger It's inexcusably sexist, perpetuating a misleading, misogynistic depiction of female journalists - which is a shame because it trivializes a thought-provoking concept. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2019
7/10 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Susan Granger Another perilous, body-swapping adventure - with a new twist. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2019
6/10 Waves (2019) Susan Granger Overwrought and anguished, it's a domestic melodrama, reflecting parent-child pressures. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
9/10 1917 (2019) Susan Granger Compelling and immersive, an audacious cinematic adventure. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
7/10 The Aeronauts (2019) Susan Granger Visually splendid - saluting a brave woman who was happiest in the clouds. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
4/10 21 Bridges (2019) Susan Granger Fast-paced and confusing - it's a waste of time and talent! EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
5/10 Dark Waters (2019) Susan Granger This all-too-conventional 'whistleblower' saga, revolving around a sincere social activist, gets bogged down in dull procedural trivia. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
8/10 The Two Popes (2019) Susan Granger A holy alliance that's intriguing and entertaining - with superb performances by Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
9/10 The Irishman (2019) Susan Granger Coldly credible and captivating, showing cinematic masters at the top of their game EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
8/10 Knives Out (2019) Susan Granger Nefariously enjoyable, a comedic whodunit that will keep you guessing until the very end. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
7/10 Frozen II (2019) Susan Granger Dazzling animation as the sisters' story - and this lucrative franchise - continues... EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
7/10 Marriage Story (2019) Susan Granger Featuring gutsy, no-holds-barred performances by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, writer/director Noah Baumbach unloads his emotional baggage from his contentious divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
10/10 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Susan Granger Seemingly effortlessly, Tom Hanks embodies Fred Rogers' deep humility, authentic affection and unconditional acceptance. Never has kindness been more relevant. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/10 Charlie's Angels (2019) Susan Granger Feminist fiasco, frivolously named 'Charlie's Gayngels' in the LGBTQ community. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
6/10 The Good Liar (2019) Susan Granger Slyly sophisticated crime caper, revolving around sociopathic vengeance. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
8/10 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Susan Granger Thanks to Christian Bale, Matt Damon and director James Mangold, this exciting motor racing saga hits on all cylinders. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
9/10 Parasite (2019) Susan Granger Bong Joon-ho's suspenseful, timely thriller that's perhaps one of the best movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
8/10 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Susan Granger Edgy and intriguing, reminding younger generations what happened more than 70 years ago. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
6/10 Midway (2019) Susan Granger While the tense aerial dogfights and bombing raids look superb, the screenplay is filled with superficial characters uttering conventional cliches. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2019
5/10 The King (2019) Susan Granger Gloomy, generic saga about waging endless war. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
7/10 Harriet (2019) Susan Granger Inspirational biopic, hampered only by its simplified, conventional story-telling. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Susan Granger A turgid, miserable, homoerotic dirge... EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
7/10 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Susan Granger Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are back in this action-packed, sci-fi spectacle. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
7/10 Dolor y gloria (2019) Susan Granger Structured, sublimely stylized conclusion to his trilogy, cinematically summarizing Pedro Almodovar's life and work. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
5/10 The Current War (2017) Susan Granger Despite the star-studded cast, this is flaccid film-making, lacking tension and energy. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2019
6/10 The Laundromat (2019) Susan Granger Steven Soderbergh's stylized, sardonic expose of financial corruption, preaching "The meek are screwed." EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
7/10 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Susan Granger Sumptuous fantasy sequel... EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2019
8/10 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Susan Granger Incisive and informative if you're trying to understand today's amoral political landscape... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
4/10 The Addams Family (2019) Susan Granger Formulaic and family-friendly, yet frighteningly forgettable - it's aimed at 8 to 12 year-olds. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
4/10 Joker (2019) Susan Granger Brutally nihilistic and morally irresponsible, glamorizing and glorifying a nasty, maniacal villain, leaving one to wonder if a reel threat could inspire a real threat. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
7/10 Gemini Man (2019) Susan Granger Uncanny and eye-catching - as Ang Lee once again breaks cutting-edge cinematic boundaries. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
6/10 Abominable (2019) Susan Granger Sweetly simplistic and serviceable, introducing a fuzzy friend that's adorable, not abominable... EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
8/10 Judy (2019) Susan Granger Erratic, yet empathetic, marking the 50th anniversary of Garland's death with a charismatic, Oscar-caliber performance by Renee Zellweger. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
6/10 Official Secrets (2019) Susan Granger With a current American whistleblower dominating the headlines, this political thriller about a steely British intelligence specialist has added resonance, examining the essence of heroism. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
7/10 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Susan Granger Particularly timely music documentary because Linda Ronstadt has been chosen as one of the 2019 Kennedy Center honorees. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/10 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Susan Granger Mercifully, it only runs 89 minutes. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
8/10 Ad Astra (2019) Susan Granger Exquisite, existential science-fiction, boldly challenging the tone and rhythm of outer-space exploration. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
3/10 Corporate Animals (2019) Susan Granger Inconsequential and tiresome,. it's a sub-standard, if subversive satire.... EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
8/10 Downton Abbey (2019) Susan Granger Elegant and endearing, totally satisfying for those who have embraced this charming set of characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019