Susan Wloszczyna

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For 427 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 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: 25 Drowning Mona
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 74 out of 427
427 movie reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    A somber, meditative, almost poetic film that delivers the horrors of bondage stripped down and head-on.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    If you prefer acting prowess over “Star Wars,” you won’t do better at year’s end than observing Rampling (she of the withering stare) and Courtenay (he of the soulful gaze), two stalwarts of that wonderful wave of British talent that hit our shores in the ‘60s, as they perform a finely calibrated pas de deux.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    The first all computer-animated feature, which brings a bedroom of playthings to bouncy life, is yummy eye candy spiked with 3-D-style tactile treats.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    What remains is a great Vangelis score, astonishing production design, Hauer's career role -- and a movie that deserves its cult reputation despite an unloving heart. [11 Sept 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    A little slapstick, a little action, rich characters and a whopping serving of wit. All baked to near-perfection.
    • USA Today
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    What's most amazing is the finely nuanced performances these bits and bytes deliver.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    Director Gillian Armstrong takes the delicate snow globe that is Little Women and gives it a bold new shake. [21 Dec 1994]
    • USA Today
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    An intensely felt cinematic experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    With the astonishingly assured newcomer Jason Schwartzman to bounce off of, Murray has his best comic foil since those feisty rodents in Groundhog Day and Caddyshack. [5 February 1999, Life, p.11E]
    • USA Today
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    Amy
    This is the Amy Winehouse few of us ever got to witness, radiating cheeky self-confidence and finding joy in sharing her considerable gifts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    We are happy to report there is intelligent life in feature animation beyond planet Disney and the gaseous ball of foul language known as South Park.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    A riotous and wee bit PG-racy computer-animated family fable, is the most thoroughly enjoyable cartoon feature since "Toy Story" burst out of its box.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    A movie with this kind of haunting power comes along only once every decade or so. [20 February 1991, Life, p.11D]
    • USA Today
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    It's one of the most emotionally draining climaxes of the year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    Everything in The Lego Movie is, indeed, awesome.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    There is that feeling you get inside when a movie suddenly starts to push your every button, creating an emotional connection that goes beyond pure reason and mere emotion. It elevates your mood to such a point that you wish you could hug the screen out of sheer joy and recognition. That is what Gloria did to me.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    Babe, a live-action fable about a valiant pig who conquers prejudice like a barnyard Jackie Robinson, is in a league of its own when it comes to enchantment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    When it comes to eloquently telling it like it is, Election puts the nation's political pundits to shame.
    • USA Today
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    Retains the power to turn heads -- and stomachs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    Visual pyrotechnics and dark humor aside, Three Kings rules because it dares to dig for such truths, whether banal or significant.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    a painful though sadly humorous portrait of sisterhood deftly written by Leigh's mom, Barbara Turner, and directed with just-right spareness by Ulu Grosbard. [08 Dec 1995]
    • USA Today
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    It's a clever, multitiered affair built around the title rituals, frosted with delicious characterizations and tasty repartee. [11 March 1994, Life, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    Most filmmakers barely know how to capitalize on Dawson’s talents other than to fill up the screen with her goddess-like beauty. But Rock treats her single mom who boasts a checkered romantic past along with strong opinions as an equal sparring partner.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    Pixar might have uncovered the mysteries of our brains with “Inside Out.” But Aardman knows its way around our funny bones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    The suspense becomes so unbearable that it's easy to overlook questions about whether anyone in such circumstances would continue filming.
    • USA Today
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    If all I saw was the first half, I would have given it a shrug and left in a semi-foul mood. But the whole is greater for being two parts in this case, making me glad that I have finally lost my Hong Sang-soo virginity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    Instead of ladling on the Scorsese sauce, Robert De Niro's Bronx accent is on semisweet nostalgia. He presents a domestic drama spiced with humor about a boy torn between his working-stiff dad (De Niro in fine regular-fella mode) and Chazz Palminteri's easy-money ways. De Niro doesn't let arty camera angles sub for good storytelling. And he draws memorable performances from two amazing young, new actors. [01 Oct 1993, p. 8D]
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Isn't all that romantic and is only half as funny as it thinks it is.
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Susan Wloszczyna
    This is entertainment worth thumping your chest over. [18 June 1999, Life, p.2E]
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    Like most of Jarmusch’s films, the emphasis is not on action but interaction—especially the verbal kind. And atmosphere.

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