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 The Nest (2020) Susan Granger Sinister and somber - it's yet another dysfunctional family drama. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
8/10 News of the World (2020) Susan Granger Tom Hanks stars in this elegiac, episodic Western/road movie, leisurely directed by Paul Greengrass. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
6/10 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Susan Granger The film is bleak and bizarre but Vanessa Kirby delivers an amazingly animalistic performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
6/10 I'm Your Woman (2020) Susan Granger Subtle and surprisingly unpredictable - a real change-of-pace for Rachel Brosnahan... EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
8/10 One Night in Miami (2020) Susan Granger Regina King may just have directed the right film and the right time... EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2021
5/10 Tenet (2020) Susan Granger Visually dazzling but absolutely incomprehensible and impenetrable... EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2021
6/10 The War With Grandpa (2020) Susan Granger You can find this frivolous, if forgettable family comedy - filled with childish, slapstick pranks - at Redbox now... EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2020
6/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Susan Granger Gal Gadot does her best to overcome ludicrous foes and the tortuous. overstuffed plotting and choppy editing. Such a shame! EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
7/10 Promising Young Woman (2020) Susan Granger Slick, snarky and subversive, it's a shocker! EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
3/10 Fatale (2020) Susan Granger Tacky and tawdry - more sleazy than slick... EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
4/10 The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020) Susan Granger A sad, disappointing self-parody... EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
5/10 Parallel (2018) Susan Granger Despite its clever premise, the execution of this cautionary tale is faulty and flawed, even for those who relish esoteric sci-fi/horror. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
7/10 Some Kind of Heaven (2020) Susan Granger Lance Oppenheim's look at The Villages, a huge retirement community in central Florida, is sadly surreal - a fascinating place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
7/10 The Midnight Sky (2020) Susan Granger While it's desolate and dystopian, the resounding desire for human connection is particularly relevant during this pandemic. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
5/10 The Prom (2020) Susan Granger Except for Meryl Streep & Nicole Kidman's performances, it's feather-weight, flawed and forgettable - proving it's possible to be brazenly bland. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
5/10 Let Them All Talk (2020) Susan Granger Fragmented scenes and improvised dialogue hampers Steven Soderbergh's bittersweet ship of fools. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
8/10 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Susan Granger Chadwick Boseman is electrifying and Viola Davis is magnificent in this empowering drama, based on August Wilson's play. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
7/10 First Cow (2019) Susan Granger Kelly Reichardt's spare, sublimely subtle tale of genuine friendship in the 19th century Pacific Northwest. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
6/10 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Susan Granger Scrappy and stylized, it's a memorial celebration of loss and love - since 2020 marks the 150th year since the death of Charles Dickens. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
6/10 Antebellum (2020) Susan Granger Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz make their writing/directing debut with this strange, shallow, allegorical social thriller. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
10/10 Nomadland (2020) Susan Granger Chloe Zhao's timely migrant drama paints a subtle portrait of a resilient woman determined to survive - despite devastating loss. Frances McDormand is magnificent! EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
5/10 Happiest Season (2020) Susan Granger This frosty, formulaic, lesbian update on "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" doesn't have a shred of believability. Dan Levy of "Schitt's Creek" is its only saving grace. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
7/10 The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Susan Granger Sweetly sentimental fantasy that's more engaging than the original, teaching the life-lesson that Christmas is more about who you're with, rather than where you celebrate. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
6/10 Run (2020) Susan Granger With this sadistic, insidious portrayal, Sarah Paulson has become TV's malevolent angel-of-mercy - and newcomer Kiera Allen is a revelation. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2020
9/10 Mank (2020) Susan Granger Aimed at cinephiles, it's a bitterly caustic yet immersive footnote to cinematic history. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
6/10 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Susan Granger Silly, satirical and subversive, it's guaranteed to offend almost everyone. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
5/10 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Susan Granger Country-fried family drama, a resonant slice of rural Americana, filled with sociopathic characters in search of a story. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
8/10 The Life Ahead (2020) Susan Granger Authentic and empathetic, it's seductively powerful for its indelible performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
7/10 The Artist's Wife (2019) Susan Granger Coping with a pulpy plot about a submissive wife, Lena Olin and Bruce Dern - nevertheless - deliver memorable performances. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2020
4/10 The Devil All the Time (2020) Susan Granger Grimly futile and voyeuristic - not worth your time. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
5/10 Infidel (2020) Susan Granger The faith-based story of an arrogant Christian blogger - who deliberately insults Muslims on Cairo TV - preaches to the choir. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
8/10 Togo (2019) Susan Granger It's a treacherous, true tale, correcting an error in the history books. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
6/10 The One and Only Ivan (2020) Susan Granger Reminiscent of "Charlotte's Web," it's a touching, tender tale for tiny tots... EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2020
8/10 Mulan (2020) Susan Granger Exciting, action-packed live-action remake EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
8/10 The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) Susan Granger An intriguing, compelling caper, exploring the concept of art and authenticity. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
6/10 The Vanished (2020) Susan Granger Sinister and suspenseful - there's a harrowing revelation, reminiscent of an M. Night Shyamalan script. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
5/10 Unhinged (2020) Susan Granger Menacing Russell Crowe stars in this road-rage rampage that's certainly not worth risking a trip to the theater; wait for it on VOD. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
4/10 The Pale Door (2020) Susan Granger One Dalton gang member perfectly sums up my reaction to this inane, inept horror/Western: "I've had enough of this strange shit." EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
6/10 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019) Susan Granger Despite some intriguing performances, it's a sinister, heavy-handed allegory that leaves no doubt about who the brutal barbarians really are. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
3/10 You Should Have Left (2020) Susan Granger You should have left this direct-to-DVD disappointment in the Red Box - or never have rented it on VOD. Just don't bother... EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
7/10 Made in Italy (2020) Susan Granger Sincerely captivating father-son drama, filled with the scenic splendor of the idyllic Tuscan countryside... EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
3/10 The Rental (2020) Susan Granger Dave Franco's exasperating horror/thriller, burdened by a disturbing, frustrating conclusion. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2020
7/10 Palm Springs (2020) Susan Granger Skittish, existential sci-fi - perfectly timed for quarantine viewing. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/10 The Painted Bird (2019) Susan Granger Barbaric, stomach-churning adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski's grim, gruesome novel - under no circumstances would i recommend it. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2020
6/10 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Susan Granger Will Ferrell's absurdly campy comedy, filled with silly Nordic kitsch EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
5/10 Blood and Money (2020) Susan Granger A frigid 'survival' thriller, chronicling the familiar futility of B-movie crime EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
6/10 Greyhound (2020) Susan Granger Seriously stressful, profiling stoic resilience under pressure EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
7/10 The Old Guard (2020) Susan Granger Edgy and exciting, filled with intense, action-packed skirmishes. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2020
7/10 Fisherman's Friends (2019) Susan Granger A charming, uplifting rom-com with a surprising emotional wallop...a salty, gentle gem that's filled with engaging sea shanties. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
10/10 Hamilton (2020) Susan Granger An innovative, vivacious, culturally significant musical that's now available with the original principal Broadway cast. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020