HollywoodInToto.com

HollywoodInToto.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Christian Toto
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Christian Toto The newest 'Story' overflows with humor, heart and insights into the human condition. Not bad for analog toys. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/4 Emanuel (2019) Christian Toto A social justice detour is the only flaw in this powerful look at a community rallying after a horrific hate crime. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/4 Late Night (2019) Christian Toto It's not as painful as watching actual late night programming ... but at times it's close. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/5 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Barry Wurst if viewed with both a critical eye to the flaws and a newfound appreciation for the film's wild ambition and thought provoking concepts, its easily the most interesting of the 1980s "Trek" films. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Barry Wurst Driven by two superb lead performances, a robust score by Roque Banos, an unpredictable story and grand widescreen cinematogrpahy, Gilliam's latest has lots going for it. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
0.5/5 Domino (2019) Barry Wurst It is, with very few unworthy contenders, the least in De Palma's filmography but, just by itself, a work so laughable and hideous, it makes recent turkeys like "Replicas" and "Serenity" seem tight and competent in comparison. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Barry Wurst Once Ford and Connery take the wheel for the entire second act and make this a two-hander, we're in movie heaven. This is Spielberg's best comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Christian Toto It's the end of an era, and this "X" feature is content to deliver a moderately engaging tale. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
.5/4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Christian Toto This disaster epitomizes everything that's wrong with the modern Hollywood blockbuster. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2.5/4 Rocketman (2019) Christian Toto There's plenty to admire about both Taron Egerton and Hollywood's latest musical biopic. So why aren't we cheering like we should? EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/4 Booksmart (2019) Christian Toto This empowering, feminist teen comedy is a Social Justice Warrior's dream project. And it's actually funny. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/5 Trial by Fire (2018) Barry Wurst It takes over 20-minutes to set up the scenario. Thankfully, Dern shows up 48-minutes in and kicks the film in gear with a luminous performance. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
3/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Christian Toto The action franchise hits its "Fast & Furious"-like stride, assuming wanton killings are your style. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 Charlie Says (2018) Barry Wurst "Charlie Says" is disturbing but straight forward, devoid of any psychedelic imagery and no overused 60's tunes, either. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
2.5/4 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Christian Toto From 'Deadpool' to silly kid stuff, Ryan Reynolds brings his wiseacre shtick to everything he touches. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
1.5/4 The Hustle (2019) Christian Toto This gender swap remake is short on laughs and long on groans. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
1/5 Caddyshack II (1988) Barry Wurst Director Allan Arkush's zany, cartoonish approach to comedy greatly served his wonderful "Rock and Roll High School" but doesn't work here. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 The Intruder (2019) Christian Toto Dennis Quaid embraces his inner psycho in this guilty pleasure treat. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/4 Long Shot (2019) Christian Toto The rom-com survives its Trump Derangement leanings thanks to the curious charms of Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3.5/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Christian Toto Earth's Mightiest Heroes get the send off they richly deserve, but with one considerable caveat. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
2.5/4 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Christian Toto The latest film in the "Conjuring' franchise shares the best, and worst, elements of the series. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 Breakthrough (2019) Christian Toto Grab some tissues before seeing this sharply drawn tale of a community in crisis. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/4 Little (2019) Christian Toto Young Marsai Martin is a charmer, all right. The "Black-ish" standout can't save this comedy from itself, though. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/4 The Best of Enemies (2019) Christian Toto An amazing true story gets the big-screen closeup it deserves. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 Shazam! (2019) Christian Toto It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's just a fun, frothy superhero film, and there's little wrong with that. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/4 The Public (2018) Christian Toto The Brat Pack alum cares 'til it hurts, but he ignores the golden rule of social justice storytelling. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 Office Space (1999) Barry Wurst "Office Space" is still funny and painfully true. Judge recognizes the faces and voices of this world with total clarity. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
3/4 Unplanned (2019) Christian Toto The film industry's pro-choice agenda takes a hit with this thoughtful broadside against Planned Parenthood. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/4 Dumbo (2019) Christian Toto The classic Disney tale is reborn as a slick but soulless enterprise. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 The Highwaymen (2019) Christian Toto The Highwaymen isn't just a belated commentary on a classic film's moral compass. It's a sturdy character tale featuring stars more than up to the challenge. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/4 Us (2019) Christian Toto No, Get Out wasn't a fluke. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 Five Feet Apart (2019) Christian Toto This teen romance can't avoid a crush of convenient calamities before the end credits roll. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Christian Toto Captain Marvel, down to the eye-rolling musical choice of No Doubt's 'Just a Girl,' cares far more about lecturing audiences than entertaining them. And boy, does it show. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
1.5/4 Greta (2018) Christian Toto First Serenity ... and now this?? Our Worst Movies of the Year list is being written for us! EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
2.5/4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Christian Toto A magical five-minute ending can't make up for a long slog of a sequel. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/4 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Christian Toto Even if this weak parody hit theaters during the height of the rom-com craze it would disappoint. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/4 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Christian Toto The only thing scary about this franchise is the spectre of a third installment. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 Possum (2018) Christian Toto It's almost too creepy and unnerving for its own good. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Christian Toto It's fun but exhausting ... and you can't help but wonder how future generations will think of films comprised mostly of meta gags and arcane pop culture references. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
1/4 America The Beautiful (2019) Christian Toto All the annoying tics of your average found footage dreck combined with pure Trump Derangement Syndrome. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/4 Miss Bala (2019) Christian Toto It's an action movie sans action ... and a character study sans texture. Gulp! EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
1/4 Serenity (2019) Christian Toto You half expect Leslie Nielsen to stumble onto the screen and yell, "What happened to Nordberg?" Yes, Serenity is THAT close to a full-on parody. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/4 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Christian Toto Smart, funny and sweet ... plus some old fashioned values to sweeten the story. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/5 Carlito's Way (1993) Barry Wurst "Scarface" is the more iconic, influential movie but "Carlito's Way" is better. Pacino and De Palma's encore into the world of crime and moral compromise is the much stronger, more emotionally stirring work. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 The Gingerbread Man (1998) Barry Wurst "The Gingerbread Man" is offbeat and intriguing in a ways that ultimately make it Altman-esque. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 True Romance (1993) Barry Wurst Like the rollercoaster ride Scott captures at the mid-point, some will thrill to the brazen exhilaration, while others will try not to throw up. At its best, "True Romance" merits Alabama's concluding declaration that, "You are so cool." EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 John Dies at the End (2012) Barry Wurst However you whittle it down (and really, it can't be summed up neatly, which is a part of its design), this is Coscarelli's masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
2/4 Glass (2019) Christian Toto 'It's better than The Last Airbender!' is not the praise you wanted to hear about the hotly anticipated Glass. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
2/4 An Acceptable Loss (2018) Christian Toto You'll laugh when you're not rolling your eyes. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/4 The Upside (2018) Christian Toto You might look at Kevin Hart in an entirely new light after seeing The Upside. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019