Susan Wloszczyna

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For 445 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Susan Wloszczyna's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Amy
Lowest review score: 0 Nine Lives
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 445
445 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Any movie with a cast that includes such live wires as Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell and Natasha Lyonne is bound to have something going for it. But the actual stars of this film, directed by playwright/novelist Adam Rapp, turn out to be two veteran second-tier players making their feature screenwriting debut.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    The one humanizing slice of Cake that is tolerable is Claire’s relationship with her Mexican housekeeper, Silvana (the terrific Adrianna Barraza, who was Oscar-nominated for 2006’s “Babel”).
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    As a date-night viewing option for this weekend, this nearly all-sung autopsy of a failed marriage would pretty much qualify as a Valentine’s Day massacre.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Directed by action specialist Robert Schwentke (“Red,” “Flightplan”), Insurgent surges along with capable set pieces but less meaningful human interaction than in “Divergent.”
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    While Mirren unquestioningly rules this roost, one cast member’s late arrival onscreen did get the audience murmuring in recognition. Namely, Lady Grantham herself — Elizabeth McGovern — who appears as a judge during one of the key moments in the legal case. One can assume that the “Downton Abbey” star took the slim part as a favor for her husband, who happens to be the director.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Ultimately hollow as director Bertrand Bonello keeps his subject somewhat emotionally at bay, the movie is also at times quite addictive — much like Opium, the controversial name of Saint Laurent’s famous scent. As a diversion, it isn’t exactly good for you but it does provide entertainment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    As for the a capella performances, there is something a little prefab and not as organic as those in the first film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    The case itself ultimately proves less an involving puzzle for the audience than a lesson for Holmes in humility.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    One interesting fact that comes out of Gameau’s self-abusing ordeal is that even though he has been eating the same number of daily calories—a normal 2,300—as he did before, he has packed on 15 pounds mostly around his waist.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    There is one highly genuine scene that feels as if it could be an outtake from “The Grand Budapest Hotel“ that nicely underlines Birkenstock’s theme of the ephemeral nature of art when it comes authenticity and originality.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    These guys still know how to not just hold our attention but grab it, even if their current film needs them more than they need it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    The Keeping Room does exceed “The Beguiled” with its progressive gender politics and morose minimalist approach. But when it comes to presenting a more watchable story, the older film would be the one that stops you from clicking to another channel if it pops up on TV. A little bit of pulp does help the message go down.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    If a well-intentioned, occasionally funny, often moving yet nonetheless flawed "womance."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    An admirable attempt at presenting a difficult subject that suffers from an eventual pileup of melodramatic happenstances.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    In her latest film Touched With Fire, she (Holmes) delivers a beautifully understated and moving performance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot a horrible movie about a white outsider plopped in the middle of Afghanistan? No, that would be last year’s “Rock the Kasbah.” But neither does Whiskey Tango Foxtrot fulfill its assigned duty to provide evidence of Fey’s versatility.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Proves to be a kind of career rehab for Dad.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    At the very least, we should give thanks that an almighty cinematographer like Emmanuel Lubezki, who has won a record three consecutive Oscars for his work on “Gravity,” “Birdman” and “The Revenant,” exists.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Luckily, many of the plot’s maudlin pitfalls are greatly mitigated by the film’s utterly infectious leading lady. Emilia Clarke’s performance is winningly immersed in charming gawkiness and heartfelt sincerity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Whatever the flaws, The Music of Strangers does provide enough enticements to make it worth a sit, if only to see Mr. Rogers greet Ma in an old TV clip.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Still, the funny lady is better at zinging quips than defining her Socialist agenda.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Good intentions do count even if the outcome is not perfect.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    All it takes is one breathtaking shot near the conclusion of A Tale of Love and Darkness, when the aged Amos stares helplessly at his troubled mother through a pane of glass coated with teary rivulets of rain, to know Portman has an artistic vision worth sharing and developing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    I can’t say this is the best film you will see all year, but I can assure you won’t see another one like it again for a long time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    At the nasty center of the otherwise dutiful Denial is a slimy, self-aggrandizing upper-class blowhard of a bigot who believes he has every right to circulate hateful and hurtful falsehoods to his followers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Better than middling as it sidesteps the trap of simply pandering to its youthful demo with cheap laughs and silly mugging.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Trolls is a sugar-shocked “Shrek,” an aggressively auto-tuned animated fun ride for easily distracted times.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Fossilized script spoils effects.
    • USA Today

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