Susan Wloszczyna

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For 493 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 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Susan Wloszczyna's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Men in Black
Lowest review score: 0 Nine Lives
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 493
493 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    If I wanted to read my way through a film that features words dancing around the screen as if they were waltzing Post-Its, I would have sat through a foreign movie with subtitles instead.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Soapdish is forever blowing comic bubbles. Most burst in mid-flight. But a few, thanks to the talents of stars Sally Field and Kevin Kline, work up into a laughable lather. [31 May 1991, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Lane, still an incandescent knockout at 52, continues to pull off expressing sensuality and sexiness better than most actresses of any age.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    High-grade B flick about illegal street racing among gangs in Los Angeles applies the brakes only for the bare minimum of plot injection.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Director John Carpenter (Halloween) draws the best out of a Topper-esque script that's surprisingly sophisticated. [28 Feb 1992, p.8D]
    • USA Today
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    So much water. Such a dramatic washout.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    The musical score is a dud, and the film is one firebomb too long. But GoldenEye's vision is 20/20 when it comes to reviving a legend. [17Nov1995 Pg.01.D]
    • USA Today
    • 63 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.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Who knew such a seamy swim in the misogynistic swill of life could be so entertaining?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Still, the funny lady is better at zinging quips than defining her Socialist agenda.
    • 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Isn't all that romantic and is only half as funny as it thinks it is.
    • USA Today
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    If Sunlight Jr. does anything, it is to shine a light on the fact that the American dream is a dormant notion for far too many.
    • 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.

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