Susan Granger

Susan Granger
Tomatometer-approved critic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/10 9% Replicas (2019) Predictably preposterous, pushing the campy 'mad scientist' concept over-the-edge...‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
7/10 93% Stan & Ollie (2018) Bittersweet character study, recalling classic slapstick comedy long before Abbot & Costello and Martin & Lewis.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
7/10 40% The Upside (2019) Despite its obvious faults, it's a crowd-pleasing, feel-good film.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
7/10 71% On the Basis of Sex (2019) An admiring,if soberly simplified historical biography that doesn't do RBG justice.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
6/10 83% The Vanishing (2019) Speculative psychological thriller, coming to an enigmatic conclusion.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
7/10 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Coen brothers' cynical, savvy anthology, consisting of six existential, bleakly humorous vignettes.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
7/10 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Sprawling, skewed, revisionist Western from a French director.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
4/10 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Robert Zemeckis' creepy PTSD fantasy-land that's too full of campy artifice to be effective.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
8/10 64% Bird Box (2018) Sandra Bullock stars in this intense, enigmatic thriller - about the psychological struggles of parenthood.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
6/10 63% Vice (2018) Searing and surreal, it emerges as a incendiary, yet insubstantial satire.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
6/10 73% Destroyer (2018) Nicole Kidman delivers a powerhouse performance in this pulpy noir thriller.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
7/10 92% Bumblebee (2018) A bittersweet origin story becomes sci-fi with heart!‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
6/10 64% Aquaman (2018) Exciting, visually stunning underwater lore...‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
6/10 84% Dumplin' (2018) This is a sassy, bittersweet rom-com, fostering female camaraderie. It features Dolly Parton songs - but not the country singer herself.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
7/10 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Barry Jenkins continues his cinematic exploration of the Afro-American experience in 20th century America with this anguished adaptation of James Baldwin's 1974 novel.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
6/10 79% Ben is Back (2018) Excellent performances heighten interest in Peter Hedges' superficially insightful 'troubled teen' saga.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
8/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Splashy, psychedelic animated adventure for comic-book fans of all ages but appealing particularly to those well versed in Spider-Man lore. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
6/10 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Gritty and edgy, this hybrid live-action/digitized version is an exciting adventure for older children and tweens.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
6/10 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) This spectacularly photographed but slogging, revisionist interpretation is redeemed only by Saoirse Ronan's impassioned performance. ‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
7/10 66% The Mule (2018) Aptly named for the stubborn swindler it depicts, it's a suspenseful crime drama‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
4/10 59% Vox Lux (2018) This flashy, deeply flawed mess of a musical melodrama is pretentious poppycock.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
10/10 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Enchanting, utterly delightful Disney sequel - one of the best family films of the year.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
6/10 82% Instant Family (2018) Sean Anders' endearing, inspirational dramedy about a couple who fostered, then adopted three children.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/10 0% London Fields (2018) Perhaps the most bizarre cinematic disaster of 2018.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
6/10 94% The Favourite (2018) Sensual, yet nasty and sardonic, Yorgos Lanthimos' opulent costume drama is a bizarre historical farce.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
7/10 81% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Julian Schnabel's meditative musing - with a miraculous performance by Willem Dafoe.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
7/10 80% Boy Erased (2018) Thoughtful and sensitive, aimed particularly at parents/families with LGBTQ children.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
10/10 96% Roma (2018) Alfonso Cuaron's poignant, neo-realist masterpiece that's best viewed in theaters.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
9/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Incisive, inventive satire, filled with humor, heart and meta moments...‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
7/10 83% Creed II (2018) Totally satisfying sequel, packing a powerful wallop...‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
8/10 81% Green Book (2018) A heartfelt drama that's inspiring and uplifting - with Oscar-caliber performances.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
5/10 59% The Front Runner (2018) Fast-paced, yet frustrating chronicle of the downfall of a promising politician.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
7/10 89% A Private War (2018) Timely tale of an intrepid British war correspondent who was determined to bear witness to places torn by chaos, destruction and death.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
5/10 58% The Grinch (2018) If you've seen the original, don't bother with this remake.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
8/10 90% Widows (2018) Women steal the show in this compelling, empowering crime caper that has more twists and turns than a corkscrew!‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
6/10 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The characters are confusing and the plot unnecessarily convoluted. As a result, it's ominous and cumbersome, as chaos reigns.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
5/10 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Unfocused and far-fetched, spinning a forgettable espionage-thriller...‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
6/10 67% Beautiful Boy (2018) Cautionary, straightforward saga about a frantic father dealing with his son's Meth addiction.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
8/10 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa McCarthy might just win an Oscar in this poignant, engrossing crime caper, along with Richard E. Grant.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
5/10 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Dizzying adaptation that flounders in incoherent excess.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
7/10 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Sinuous Rami Malek's magnificent performance should be high on the list for an Oscar nomination.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
6/10 77% Mid90s (2018) Actor-turned-writer/director Jonah Hill has created an Insightful, edgy coming-of-age saga.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
7/10 79% 22 July (2018) A suspenseful, hard-hitting drama, a political warning that's all-too-relevant.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/10 35% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Stilted, unimaginative, tiresome and utterly predictable - the quality of this comedic franchise is doing decidedly downhill.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
6/10 88% What They Had (2018) Courtesy of a star-studded cast, this is a sensitive, yet all-to--familiar, ultimately soapy family drama... ‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
5/10 37% Hunter Killer (2018) A fretful submarine saga, appealing primarily to those who enjoy watching imaginary military maneuvers.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
8/10 98% Free Solo (2018) Awesome and intense, it's particularly appealing to extreme sports enthusiasts.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
8/10 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Powerful and emotionally evocative - with timely political/cultural relevancy‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
5/10 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) This sequel to the horror comedy fright-fest pales in comparison with its predecessor.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
6/10 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Seedy, slogging, self-conscious - yet suspenseful - concluding with Quentin Tarantino-inspired bloodshed and violence.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018