Susan Wloszczyna

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For 562 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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Susan Wloszczyna's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Shaun the Sheep Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Nine Lives
Score distribution:
562 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    Documentaries that rely on a steady stream of talking heads—interspersed here with fleeting film clips—usually are not my favorite. However, when those heads belong to talented and perceptive women who rarely get a chance to speak their minds let alone get hired to make a movie, I can definitely make an exception.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    The film desperately tries to be wild and out of control, but it ends up as more of a slapdash portrait of cartoony desperation than any sort of realistic depiction of millennial angst when it comes to current-day female lifestyle choices.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Susan Wloszczyna
    Misguided effort to once more stage the fateful stormy summer night at Lord Byron’s Lake Geneva villa in 1816 that would give birth to a tale that continues to spark our imaginations today.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    This fairly laugh-packed comedy aims to address the desire for intimate companionship in older adults, an increasingly topical issue as more Americans live into their nineties.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    This vertiginous valentine to high-altitude sport attempts to portray, in the most poetic of terms, why mankind feels the need to defy gravity by painstakingly clawing its way into the upper reaches of the atmosphere while risking life and limb.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Susan Wloszczyna
    As movie-going experiences go, there is nothing worse than to sit through what purports to be a comedy and never have a reason to engage your laugh reflex. Exhibit A: The gender-switch remake of the 1987 screwball farce, "Overboard."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    It might not always gracefully connect its plot dots, but “Tomorrow” is almost always watchable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Kodachrome, alas, too often travels a well-worn and predictable highway, one that was traversed to near-perfection not too long ago by Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska.”
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    Much like the way that Stubby was often underestimated before he found his calling, I came into this film not expecting how much I would appreciate a more thoughtful use of animation to tell an engaging story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    Clarke, who has skillfully brought other complex and compromised males to life in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Mudbound,” is wholly convincing both physically and vocally as the surviving Kennedy brother. One wishes that the movie itself allowed him more performing room than it does.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    Finding Your Feet finds its own footing by putting its trust in its sturdy performers and avoiding many of the usual tea-time clichés as it allows its British cast to be defined by their relatable human circumstances more than quaint Anglo quirks.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Wood, whose whippet-thin appearance in this dank noir-ish drama semi-draped in mystery could be described as Kristen Stewart lite, fully dedicates herself to embodying a rather unpleasant and contradictory character as she attracts her prey and then goes about abusing them physically and emotionally.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    This is one of the most relaxing experiences I have had watching a movie in a long time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Susan Wloszczyna
    After sitting through this rather unpolished production as it lightheartedly bumbles its way around a serious subject, I mostly wished that I could un-see it. To say that Half Magic, in which Graham also stars, is half-baked would be kind.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    Any movie that can bring to mind a Joni Mitchell song as the credits roll — “Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone” — has earned its keep.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Clearly there is a severe case of “Paddington” envy here and a hunger for yet another animated franchise. But easy chuckles are no substitute for genuine charm.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Susan Wloszczyna
    Still, there is more pleasure to be had in the dwindling returns of CMT's “Nashville” than in this country soap-opera.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    The plot alone of this elegantly shot black-and-white import shares the Woodman’s affection for variations on lusty middle-age man who beds — and tutors — an adoring decades-younger nubile conquest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    What elevates Hamoud’s screenplay beyond typical Tinseltown fare, however, is what is at stake by rebelling against cultural norms and choosing a liberal lifestyle—namely, bringing shame to your loved ones and being ostracized by your community.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    It is somewhat refreshing to witness a May-December romance from an older female perspective and both leads pour their hearts into their roles.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    What is truly amazing about this film is how thoughtfully Ferdinand questions male gender expectations.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Susan Wloszczyna
    My most basic litmus test for whether a comedy is working is whether it makes me laugh. I groaned, maybe, but no chuckles emanated from me or from my lone fellow patron.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    The Dancer clearly needed a better task master behind the camera. There are too many scenes of Fuller physically and mentally suffering for her art as she questions if what she does actually qualifies as dance.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    A feature debut that might have its heart in the right place but can’t quite manage to smoothly blend the spiritual with the silly without a few Biblical hitches here and there.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    Branagh, the actor, comes through unscathed. Branagh, the director, not so much.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Susan Wloszczyna
    It is also one of the better solo directing debuts by an actor in recent memory. Hardly a false step is taken by Greta Gerwig in her semi-autobiographical script that centers on Lady Bird’s final year at her rather progressive Catholic high school.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    What could have been a salute to the power of imagination to heal damaged souls and broken relationships instead opts to focus on tragic events.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Susan Wloszczyna
    A high-altitude soap opera, woozy with overly telegraphed peril and determined to make the audience root for a couple who clearly aren’t meant for each other and played by actors who deserve a generous C-minus in chemistry.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Susan Wloszczyna
    The hormonal surges in Our Souls at Night aren’t quite the rollercoaster ride they are in those adolescent affairs. But this steady-as-it-goes approach to a senior snuggling has its ups and downs, too.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Susan Wloszczyna
    If you are hungry for dazzling eye candy and don’t mind a less-than-meaty narrative, this might please your palate.

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