Susan Wloszczyna

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For 465 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 45 Years
Lowest review score: 0 Nine Lives
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 78 out of 465
465 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    A certain sloppiness prevents The To Do List from entering the female coming-of-age pantheon of "Sixteen Candles," "Clueless" and "Mean Girls."
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Is Wheeler filled with twangy clichés? Yes, but this attempt at pseudo cinema verite basically rests on Dorff’s slim, plaid-shirted shoulders—and dang if he doesn’t make this simple yet sincere saga hit more than a few high notes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    From morning traffic jams to passive-aggressive bosses who justify their existence by making yours miserable, Space gets it right. [19 Feb 1999]
    • USA Today
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Another one of those high-gloss treatments of domestic strife that want to have it both ways. Sitcom-slick, melodrama-edgy.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    But there is a satisfying, old-fashioned "Moonstruck" sensibility at work, one that will be appreciated by folks who like their beef corned and their movies cornier.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Neither as funny and scary as the first, nor as campy and breathless as the second, Alien 3 can only settle for third best. Considering the state of sci-fi movies, that may be enough. [22 May 1992, p.12D]
    • USA Today
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    The film ultimately lets Mirabelle down and leaves the viewer dissatisfied. A "Lost in Translation" drained of its wryly observed humor, Shopgirl is worth a browse. But it isn't always easy to buy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    One glance at the static camerawork that plagues the entirety of Happy Christmas and you might also discern that this is a minimalist mumblecore production, a kitchen-sink-style indie genre that apparently outlaws long shots or close-ups.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Heisserer doesn't get everything right, but he sure knows how to milk a taut ending, including a miraculous final shot, one that would have drawn tears even if Walker were still around. For those who wish to see the actor at his best, Hours is worth the time.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    It is less of a horror flick and more of a suspense thriller with sci-fi elements that possesses both brains–some sacrificed in messy fashion, of course–and a heart, as it makes a statement about an imaginary social issue that reflects those conflicts facing our country today.
    • 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.

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