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
6/10 Good Boys (2019) Susan Granger Shocking, smutty sweet - filled with sticky, R-rated misadventures and a poignant epilogue. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
3/10 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Susan Granger Implausible sharksploitation thriller that depends on jump scares, slow-motion and claustrophobia. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
5/10 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Susan Granger Richard Linklater's adaptation of Maria Semple's 2012 best-seller about a woman who submerges her identity with that of her family is anticlimactic, floundering, not unlike its heroine. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2019
8/10 Blinded by the Light (2019) Susan Granger A jubilant tribute to the way pop songs can ignite our lives. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
7/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Susan Granger Squirmy and insidious, encouraging youngsters to face their fears and learn from them. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
6/10 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Susan Granger It's overly melodramatic - soapy and sentimental - resulting in a soggy handkerchief. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
6/10 Brian Banks (2018) Susan Granger Solid and sincere, perhaps provoking discussion about sexual misconduct. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
4/10 The Kitchen (2019) Susan Granger With its humorless, thinly drawn characters, absurdly discordant tone and chaotic transitions, it's a frustrating attempt at female empowerment. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
7/10 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Susan Granger Endearing and nostalgic, filled with fresh fun for the entire family. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
7/10 The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Susan Granger Chris Evans stars in Gideon Raff's oversimplified yet suspenseful action-thriller - and the end credits feature real-life footage of those involved in the rescue. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
6/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Susan Granger Silly and shallow, it spins its wheels for an exhausting 135 minutes - concluding with a set-up for a sequel. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
8/10 The Farewell (2019) Susan Granger Compassionate, endearing comic drama about inter-generational bonding. Its cinematic success proves that diversity is good business. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
6/10 Astronaut (2019) Susan Granger Sentimental-but-sluggish tale that's enhanced by Richard Dreyfuss' subtle performance. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
8/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Susan Granger Evocatively fractured fable - elegantly eviscerating the soft, sleazy underbelly of Tinseltown. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
8/10 Maiden (2018) Susan Granger Rousing, real-life, empowering feminist adventure... EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
9/10 The Lion King (2019) Susan Granger Vivid and nostalgic, the astonishing photo-animation makes the classic fable look as if it's live-action, an eye-popping continuation of 'The Circle of Life.' EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
6/10 Stuber (2019) Susan Granger It's silly, slapstick fun... EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
7/10 Crawl (2019) Susan Granger Scary & squirming, becoming a truly terrifying thrill-ride... EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
6/10 Midsommar (2019) Susan Granger Sadistic and all-too-derivative of Robin Hardy's 'The Wicker Man,' this pastoral/pagan horror film is filled with sinister, nightmarish rituals. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
8/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Susan Granger Exuberant and entertaining web-slinging adventure...Tom Holland is so disarming that Marvel may churn out more movies just for him. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
6/10 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Susan Granger As 'The Conjuring' franchise continues, spooky Annabelle terrorizes the Warrens' 10 year-old daughter and two teenagers. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2019
7/10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Susan Granger Poetic and subtly poignant tale about abandoning the past and moving on... EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2019
8/10 Yesterday (2019) Susan Granger Engaging and enjoyable rom-com/dramedy...'Let It Be.' EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2019
4/10 Ghost Light (2018) Susan Granger Too talky and becomes a feeble and forgettable flick. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Susan Granger This fatalistic zombie comedy with an environmental message is filled with deadpan dummies. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
6/10 Ophelia (2018) Susan Granger While the production design is sumptuous, Steven Price's loud, pretentious score drowns out much of the dialogue. So the novelty of this slick, yet silly feminist folly wears off. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
7/10 Free Trip to Egypt (2018) Susan Granger This documentary recalls Mark Twain's observation: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
6/10 Child's Play (2019) Susan Granger A stylized slasher, as the savage saga of the sociopathic doll continues,,, EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
8/10 The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Susan Granger Idealized yet inspiring documentary, an ode to the natural rhythms of life, death and regeneration. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2019
8/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Susan Granger Pixar keeps coming up with lovable characters inhabiting relatable stories, culminating in a bittersweet conclusion. It's wholesome, enjoyable entertainment for the entire family. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
6/10 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Susan Granger A star-studded, nostalgic blast-from-the-past. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
6/10 Plus One (2019) Susan Granger Snappy, yet engagingly sweet - celebrating the return of the rom-com... EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
4/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Susan Granger Traveling to London, Paris & Marrakech, it goes's frantic, floundering pop culture sci-fi... EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
8/10 Late Night (2019) Susan Granger Entertaining and empowering - it's seriously funny, it's not your conventional comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/10 Domino (2019) Susan Granger Dull and disappointing - undoubtedly the worst in De Palma's distinguished filmography. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/10 Ma (2019) Susan Granger Sheer, sadistic malevolence... EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
5/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Susan Granger The frazzled franchise comes to a substandard halt with this disappointing Jean Grey saga. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
7/10 The Tomorrow Man (2019) Susan Granger Idiosyncratic dramedy about a quirky romance between two eccentric senior citizens - aimed an an AARP audience. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
4/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Susan Granger It's MonsterVerse franchise fodder, heading toward Godzilla's confrontation with Skull Island's giant gorilla King Kong. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
6/10 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Susan Granger Sweetly silly slapstick, aimed at toddlers and pre-schoolers. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
7/10 Photograph (2019) Susan Granger Slow-paced and sweetly discreet, proving that patience pays off. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
8/10 Rocketman (2019) Susan Granger Extravagant and excessive, it's sparkly fun! EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/10 Brightburn (2019) Susan Granger After a promising premise, the Gunns deliver a warped, formulaic screenplay, focusing on grisly gore, never delving into the creepy concept of an evil superhero, capable of mass destruction. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
7/10 Booksmart (2019) Susan Granger Savvy and surreal - this raunchy coming-of-age comedy, ultimately, turns out to be quite satisfying on the subject of female friendship. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
7/10 Aladdin (2019) Susan Granger Refreshing and splendidly shimmering - not Disney's best but an entertaining interlude, destined to become a new Adventureland ride. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
5/10 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Susan Granger Angst-filled Carl Sagan would say: "Deus Ex Machina." EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
6/10 A Dog's Journey (2019) Susan Granger Shamelessly sentimental, this sequel again chronicles canine reincarnation. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
7/10 The Serengeti Rules (2018) Susan Granger Stunning documentary, revealing how various species are essential in the way they interact with one another. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
6/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Susan Granger An exaggerated, escapist, super-macho threequel - filled with ultra-violent action... EDIT
Posted May 19, 2019
7/10 The White Crow (2018) Susan Granger This sinewy biopic skips the balletomane frenzy of 'Black Swan' and 'The Red Shoes' to examine the early years of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev - until his 1961 defection to the West. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019