Let's Not Listen

Let's Not Listen is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Tricia Olszewski
Rating Title/Year Author
Nobel Son (2007) Tricia Olszewski An undignified mess that should embarrass Rickman and everyone else involved. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2008
Choke (2008) Tricia Olszewski This being a Palahniuk story, Victor is not his peccadillos. That's the (loose) moral that serves as redemption in a film with situations so seedy and humor so dark you'll feel a little ashamed after laughing. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2008
The Duchess (2008) Tricia Olszewski Georgiana seems to get dumber as the years go on instead of learning how to play the game. Blame the hats and rent Atonement. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2008
Trouble the Water (2008) Tricia Olszewski The Roberts family, constantly helping others, maintains both a realistic and positive perspective on their situation, with Kimberly in particular showing remarkable resilience. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2008
A Girl Cut in Two (2007) Tricia Olszewski Chabrol's fluid camera and less-is-more storytelling is thrillingly Hitchcockian, and his lack of judgment regarding the sexuality of his characters is refreshingly French. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2008
Towelhead (2007) Tricia Olszewski Apparently, characters are supposed to be so racist, controlling, and narrow-minded, it's funny. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2008
Battle in Seattle (2007) Tricia Olszewski An unremarkable and often dull writing and directorial debut. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2008
I Served the King of England (2006) Tricia Olszewski Barnev gives a deftly Chaplinesque performance...but Díte never really finds any meaning or lessons in the choices he made, and neither will the audience. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2008
Le fils de l'épicier (2007) Tricia Olszewski Ignore the boorish main character, and The Grocer's Son is salvageable as a celebration of rustic pleasures. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2008
A Jihad for Love (2007) Tricia Olszewski With each familiar story, you wish Sharma dug a little deeper into the issue. Still, his message conveys. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2008
Traitor (2008) Tricia Olszewski Even viewers burned out on talk about politics and war will be queasily engrossed by conversations inside Samir's cell. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2008
In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007) Tricia Olszewski With a different cast -- and fewer saccharine-cutting jokes -- the film might be completely dismissible. But all the actors have a charm. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2008
Frozen River (2008) Tricia Olszewski You shouldn't want to cheer when a criminal uses dirty money to save the family flat-screen from repo. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2008
What We Do Is Secret (2007) Tricia Olszewski High School Musical with needles and dye jobs. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2008
The Rocker (2008) Tricia Olszewski When the humor doesn't involve sweaty armpits or vomit, it's alternately dry, silly, and profane -- a mixed bag that will serve as a nice antidote to viewers maxed out on Apatow blue. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2008
Hamlet 2 (2008) Tricia Olszewski Hamlet 2's laughs and inventiveness are as spotty as the ability of its drama teacher to recognize brilliance. But the music is a knockout, and Coogan is consistently the best part of the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2008
Baghead (2008) Tricia Olszewski Compared to films such as Tropic Thunder and The Blair Witch Project, Baghead's poke at the film industry and attempt at verite horror are a little like making vroom-vroom noises next to a Porsche. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2008
Henry Poole Is Here (2008) Tricia Olszewski You can feel the filmmakers' manipulation at every turn, yet there's a melancholy and life-is-a-gift spirit that still conveys. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2008
Tropic Thunder (2008) Tricia Olszewski Downey's racial transformation is a mere launching point for a performance so brilliant, it's fair to regard Lazaurs as August's Joker. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2008
The Counterfeiters (2007) Tricia Olszewski What would you do if your only chance of survival involved aiding the Nazi regime? EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2008
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Tricia Olszewski Breaking up is hard to do when you're wearing nothing but a pout and were just regaling your soon-to-be-ex with a celebratory wang-flapping to welcome her home. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2008
In the Family (2008) Tricia Olszewski Rudnick maintains a deft balance between personal journal and objective examination of the issue. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2008
I.O.U.S.A. (2008) Tricia Olszewski Creadon's managed to turn dry material into engaging cinema before with the nerderiffic Wordplay, and though I.O.U.S.A. lacks that film's narrative tension -- this time, we know who loses -- it still sugars its medicine. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2008
Under Our Skin (2008) Tricia Olszewski You might want to cancel that camping trip after watching Andy Abrahams Wilson's candid and frightening look at Lyme disease. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2008
Boy A (2007) Tricia Olszewski The film Gus Van Sant wanted Paranoid Park to be. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2008
Hell Ride (2008) Tricia Olszewski The Zombie Strippers of biker movies. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2008
Pineapple Express (2008) Tricia Olszewski The rapport between Rogen and Franco is immediately charming...more important, it's pretty funny when they're high together. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2008
Water Lilies (2007) Tricia Olszewski It'd all be tres dull if it weren't for the magnificent faces of Pauline Acquart and Adele Haenel. Actually, it still gets dull, even if at times the film skirts kiddie-porn territory. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2008
American Teen (2008) Tricia Olszewski You feel the students' relief when they graduate -- and breathe easier remembering that that chapter of your life is over as well. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2008
Swing Vote (2008) Tricia Olszewski Does anyone really want to sit through the campaigning, scheming, and dissecting of fictional candidates when we're drowning in the minutiae of real ones? Especially with Costner? EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2008
Step Brothers (2008) Tricia Olszewski Step Brothers immediately dirties its sitcom-ready path with humor that's largely filthy and occasionally flat-out weird. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2008
Chris & Don: A Love Story (2007) Tricia Olszewski Regardless of whether you recognize the names of Christopher Isherwood or Don Bachardy, this masterful documentary draws you into the men's lives like a star-studded bedtime tale. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2008
CSNY: Deja Vu (2008) Tricia Olszewski Even if the opening riff of "Teach Your Children" makes you want to stab an incense stick in your eardrum, there are enough detours to make the doc surprisingly compelling to anyone with an interest in the state of the union. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2008
The Dark Knight (2008) Tricia Olszewski Walking out to your own city's streets afterward, you'll likely have a "Hey, this isn't Gotham!" moment. It's a level of transportation that no cackling, Kool Aid-colored villain could achieve, but it's what every comic book fan truly wants. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2008
Mamma Mia! (2008) Tricia Olszewski You could listen to a greatest-hits CD with nearly the same result. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2008
The Last Mistress (2007) Tricia Olszewski Damned if it doesn't suck you in like a late-night rerun of Rock of Love. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2008
The Wackness (2008) Tricia Olszewski The Wackness is a nostalgia piece, but ultimately explores the more universal question of how to deal. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2008
The Stone Angel (2007) Tricia Olszewski Overacted, underwritten, and with flashback cues so lazy the characters may as well just say, "I remember when...," the film feels like The Notebook II. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2008
Encounters at the End of the World (2007) Tricia Olszewski The film is most absorbing when Herzog stays out of the way. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2008
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) Tricia Olszewski A dense but enthralling biography that manages to keep its focus on the Rolling Stone journalist while exploring Gibney's political obsession at the same time. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2008
Aleksandra (2007) Tricia Olszewski Alexandra washes over you like a gentle slice-of-life movie rather than polemic, with Vishnevskaya demanding your attention every moment she's onscreen. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2008
Hancock (2008) Tricia Olszewski This antihero merely spreads his suckage filmwide. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2008
WALL-E (2008) Tricia Olszewski Another Pixar triumph in storytelling...you'll recognize in the wee machine a version of yourself. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2008
Finding Amanda (2008) Tricia Olszewski The interplay between Broderick and Snow ultimately make Finding Amanda more enjoyable than it should be. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2008
War, Inc. (2008) Tricia Olszewski An Iraq satire being released past the point when discussing the occupation has become wearying and parodying it a slow-target yawn. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2008
Song Sung Blue (2008) Tricia Olszewski Eventually, you stop snickering at the Sardinas' trailer-trashiness and empathize with the humanity beneath their glitter. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2008
Man on Wire (2008) Tricia Olszewski Even if what the very idea of such a stunt gives you is a knot in your stomach rather than a lump in your throat, Man on Wire is pure delight. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2008
The Incredible Hulk (2008) Tricia Olszewski Marvel's second production leaves you with an unmistakable impression: The geeks have finally inherited their universe, and they're going to have as much fun with it as superhumanly possible. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2008
Savage Grace (2007) Tricia Olszewski It's easier to appreciate the craftsmanship of Savage Grace than enjoy it as entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2008
Mother of Tears (2007) Tricia Olszewski Feels quite different than Suspiria and Inferno, like a more stylish and sorcerous take on torture porn that you might expect from Eli Roth after an extended European vacation. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2008