Susan Granger

Susan Granger
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 53% 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 62% 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 60% 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 61% 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 77% 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 81% 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 82% 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 57% 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 41% 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 68% 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 76% 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 34% 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
6/10 76% Smallfoot (2018) Slyly subversive, encouraging children to question authority and learn to think for themselves.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
6/10 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The film is sluggish and melancholy, yet Redford, a master at his craft, steals the show...‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
8/10 88% First Man (2018) While Ryan Gosling gives an admirably restrained performance. Damien Chazelle's biopic is weighted down with measured astrophysical detail, audaciously delineating what the stakes really were.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
7/10 87% Colette (2018) Sensuously subversive...‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/10 29% Venom (2018) Weakly scripted as a Jekyll & Hyde-type origin story, it's clumsily directed and dreadfully disappointing. Yet, as the box-office shows, never underestimate the appeal of comic-book movies.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
10/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) An exhilarating, bittersweet romance...‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
7/10 88% Love, Gilda (2018) Bittersweet documentary - superficial yet satisfying.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/10 33% Little Women (2018) Artificial, stiltedly foolish update of Louise Mae Alcott's 150 year-old classic.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
5/10 60% White Boy Rick (2018) Despite its intriguing premise, it's a superficial drug-dusting of the American Dream.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
7/10 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Incendiary agitprop, a savvy ploy to encourage more women, more young people, and more people of color to vote in the upcoming November elections.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
7/10 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Sinister, shivery, supernatural fun for the whole family.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
4/10 66% Lizzie (2018) Chloe Sevigny views Lizzie Borden as a feminist outlaw in this sketchily written, heavy-handed, highbrow horror movie.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
5/10 13% Life Itself (2018) Capricious and existentially contrived, it revolves around fate's frustrating unpredictability.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2018
2/10 33% The Predator (2018) Profanity-filled, tedious addition to the sci-fi/horror franchise...Where 's Arnold Schwarzenegger when you really need him?‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
7/10 85% A Simple Favor (2018) A slyly seductive, suspenseful, suburban neo-noir...‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
4/10 11% Peppermint (2018) A forgettable mediocrity, flavored with trite revenge cliches.‐ SSG Syndicate
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018