Christian Toto

Christian Toto
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I'm a contributing film critic/reporter for The Washington Times. I also am the mayor of Movies in Toto, the washingtontimes.com's movie blog. My main blog is WhatWouldTotoWatch.com.
Favorites:
Raising Arizona.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 88% Hustlers (2019) Jennifer Lopez sizzles, but this generic 'Goodfellas' riff is more zero calorie empowerment. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 88% Depraved (2019) The classic movie monster comes to life with a modern spin that makes him matter ... again. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/4 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) This Japanese horror-comedy might be the most original zombie film to date, but it's still overrated. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/4 68% Haunt (2019) A spare premise gives way to thrills, chills and a singular horror treat. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
2.5/4 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Pennywise returns, but the film's real star is the 'SNL' alum who makes this mediocrity shine brighter. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 50% Itsy Bitsy (2019) Ignore the film's marketing materials. This thriller has more to offer than empty calorie scares. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
2.5/4 38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Strong performances, and a killer gimmick, overpower some maddening flaws. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/4 88% Ready or Not (2019) Samara Weaving's breakout performance is just one reason to give this jet black horror comedy a try. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
1.5/4 18% Hot Air (2019) The drama, set in the world of conservative talk radio, is the Left's latest broadside against the First Amendment. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
3.5/4 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Shia LaBeouf and newcomer Zach Gottsagen make this buddy movie one for the ages. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/4 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The long-running TV show makes a successful leap to the big screen thanks to one plucky star. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Want a sophisticated romp teeming with geopolitical significance? You've come to the wrong place. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/4 99% The Farewell (2019) This indie charmer shows the 'Crazy Rich Asians' standout can do far more than steal a few scenes. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The director's ninth film is the industry love letter only he could pen. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
1/4 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Two attractive leads. Less than zero chemistry. And only a Keanu can save them. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
2.5/4 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) He still catches thieves just like flies, but this Spidey makes us miss the classic web slinger. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
1.5/4 83% Midsommar (2019) This bloated, boring exercise squanders the goodwill generated by the director's outstanding 'Hereditary.' - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
2/4 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The third film in this horror franchise is competently assembled ... and a complete bore. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3.5/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The newest 'Story' overflows with humor, heart and insights into the human condition. Not bad for analog toys. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/4 100% Emanuel (2019) A social justice detour is the only flaw in this powerful look at a community rallying after a horrific hate crime. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/4 80% Late Night (2019) It's not as painful as watching actual late night programming ... but at times it's close. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's the end of an era, and this "X" feature is content to deliver a moderately engaging tale. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
.5/4 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) This disaster epitomizes everything that's wrong with the modern Hollywood blockbuster. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2.5/4 89% Rocketman (2019) There's plenty to admire about both Taron Egerton and Hollywood's latest musical biopic. So why aren't we cheering like we should? - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/4 97% Booksmart (2019) This empowering, feminist teen comedy is a Social Justice Warrior's dream project. And it's actually funny. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The action franchise hits its "Fast & Furious"-like stride, assuming wanton killings are your style. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/4 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) From 'Deadpool' to silly kid stuff, Ryan Reynolds brings his wiseacre shtick to everything he touches. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
1.5/4 14% The Hustle (2019) This gender swap remake is short on laughs and long on groans. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 31% The Intruder (2019) Dennis Quaid embraces his inner psycho in this guilty pleasure treat. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/4 81% Long Shot (2019) The rom-com survives its Trump Derangement leanings thanks to the curious charms of Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3.5/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Earth's Mightiest Heroes get the send off they richly deserve, but with one considerable caveat. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
2.5/4 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The latest film in the "Conjuring' franchise shares the best, and worst, elements of the series. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 60% Breakthrough (2019) Grab some tissues before seeing this sharply drawn tale of a community in crisis. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/4 47% Little (2019) Young Marsai Martin is a charmer, all right. The "Black-ish" standout can't save this comedy from itself, though. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/4 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) An amazing true story gets the big-screen closeup it deserves. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 91% Shazam! (2019) It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's just a fun, frothy superhero film, and there's little wrong with that. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/4 66% The Public (2019) The Brat Pack alum cares 'til it hurts, but he ignores the golden rule of social justice storytelling. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/4 42% Unplanned (2019) The film industry's pro-choice agenda takes a hit with this thoughtful broadside against Planned Parenthood. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/4 47% Dumbo (2019) The classic Disney tale is reborn as a slick but soulless enterprise. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 56% The Highwaymen (2019) The Highwaymen isn't just a belated commentary on a classic film's moral compass. It's a sturdy character tale featuring stars more than up to the challenge. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/4 93% Us (2019) No, Get Out wasn't a fluke. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 55% Five Feet Apart (2019) This teen romance can't avoid a crush of convenient calamities before the end credits roll. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel, down to the eye-rolling musical choice of No Doubt's 'Just a Girl,' cares far more about lecturing audiences than entertaining them. And boy, does it show. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
1.5/4 60% Greta (2019) First Serenity ... and now this?? Our Worst Movies of the Year list is being written for us! - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2.5/4 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) A magical five-minute ending can't make up for a long slog of a sequel. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/4 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Even if this weak parody hit theaters during the height of the rom-com craze it would disappoint. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/4 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) The only thing scary about this franchise is the spectre of a third installment. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 89% Possum (2018) It's almost too creepy and unnerving for its own good. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/4 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) It's fun but exhausting ... and you can't help but wonder how future generations will think of films comprised mostly of meta gags and arcane pop culture references. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
1/4 No Score Yet America The Beautiful (2019) All the annoying tics of your average found footage dreck combined with pure Trump Derangement Syndrome. - HollywoodInToto.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019