Susan Wloszczyna

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For 467 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Susan Wloszczyna's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Tarzan
Lowest review score: 0 Nine Lives
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 467
467 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    The Intervention is no embarrassment, and any time a woman is allowed to direct a film benefits the cause. But if DuVall’s purpose was to provide a snapshot of her generation, she should have sharpened her focus and dug a little deeper.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    The sad fact is Williams is at his best while trapped in Andrew's original sleek form. His performance is subtle, his reactions restrained. The more Robin is exposed, the more ham is served.
    • USA Today
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Too bad that the makers of The Nut Job eagerly purloined Scrat's primal motivation—food—but failed to note the charm of his minimalist approach.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Isn't smart enough to cut it as the ultimate blond joke. [25 April 1997, p. 4D]
    • USA Today
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Hits its silly stride early and never shifts into a higher gear.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    But director Jodie Foster and writer W.D.Richter aren't content to serve the usual Planes, Trains and Cliches at their Thanksgiving feast. With her keen actor's instincts, Foster piles on plenty for her terrific cast to chew on and for us to savor. [03 Nov 1995, Pg.01.D]
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    This boomer-coddling comic fantasy, in which a callous adult on the brink of 40 has a chance encounter with his pudgy, lisping 8-year-old self, is an iffier what-if.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Nothing like a trashy, all-hell-breaks-loose onslaught of blood, bullets and babes that borrows inspiration from a recycling bin stuffed with leftovers from ‘60s grindhouse films, Japanese horror, “Kill Bill,” “Saw” and splatter-fest videogames to cleanse one’s visual palate of those highbrow Oscar contenders.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    But Live From New York! is required viewing only if the network’s own 3½-hour marathon salute to four decades of skit hilarity earlier this year was not enough of a retrospective for you.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    What starts as a bright and bouncy time-waster that at least borrows from the best of its genre-defining ilk -- "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", "Clueless", "Carrie", "The Breakfast Club" -- eventually stumbles into sappy message-movie territory. [29 Jan 1999, p. 09E]
    • USA Today
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    It's instantly devoured and quickly forgotten.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Director Hugh Wilson and co-writer Peter Torokvei allow this Driving Miss Daisy with attitude to fully steep, like a cup of fine tea spiked with lemon. [11Mar1994 Pg. 01.D]
    • USA Today
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    The main problem of Monster Trucks is how content it is to take its sweet time before shifting into high-action gear.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Often, Song One feels like the timid B-side of last summer’s more satisfying music-biz saga, the much less woe-is-me and a lot more let’s-have-some-fun “Begin Again.”
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Despite Murphy's campaigning, Gentleman deserves a veto. [04 Dec 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Planes modestly succeeds. Very modestly.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    The "nonsequel" that regathers the inspired loonies who scaled the heights of giddy anarchy in 1988's "A Fish Called Wanda," is a different comic species. [24 January 1997, p. 3D]
    • USA Today
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Ultimately amounts to a visually ambitious tone poem about the none-too-surprising caprices of male adolescence.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    This joyless coming-of-age travelogue is such a downer that not even breathtaking locales can provide a lift.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Well-intentioned even as it surrenders to commercialism, G.I. Jane comes on like the ultimate battle of the sexes. But it ends up being an unfulfilling exercise in pseudo-feminism. [22 August 1997, p. 7D]
    • USA Today
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Never reaches much beyond the surface, and what lies there is all too predictable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Heckerling stoops to the obvious at times and there are two car chases too many. But Look Who's Talking never insults the intelligence of adults or babies, and that's quite a feat for any comedy. [13 Oct 1989, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Bale tends to be overwrought and self-conscious as he wrestles with his demons, here in both '60s flashbacks (the liveliest segment) and in the 1977 present, in which punk clubs and easy women represent temptation. [09 Apr 1999]
    • USA Today
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Truth is, Affleck and Paltrow flunk Chemistry 101. They aren't believable even as a fake couple.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Both David-Stahl and Bell are appealing actors but unfortunately their easy-to-relate-to storyline is pretty much upstaged by the rowdy air-sex scenes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    What ultimately should have been borrowed from Spielberg’s oeuvre but isn’t is a sense of wonder and achievement whenever characters come in contact with the unknown or overcome a great obstacle as a team. Imitation should be flattering, not flattening.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Let others recharge that tired Die Hard formula. Cameron invents a new kind of family therapy that saves your marriage and the world. [15 Jul 1994 Pg. 01.D]
    • USA Today
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    As a moviegoer, however, you do have a choice. Either weep with them–or laugh at them. Or stay far, far away.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Ryder's commitment is impressive. If her movie only had her courage.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    While the film comes to a mildly clever conclusion, it feels like a bottle of vintage champagne that never gets to pop its cork at midnight. All that fizz potential wasted. [26 Feb 1999]
    • USA Today

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