Susan Granger

Susan Granger
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Susan Granger is a product of Hollywood. Her natural father, S. Sylvan Simon, headed production at Columbia Pictures; her adoptive father, Armand Deutsch, produced at MGM. As a child, she appeared in movies with Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Margaret O'Brien, and Lassie. She attended Mills College, studying journalism with Pierre Salinger, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. For more than 25 years, Susan has been on radio and television either as an anchorwoman and internationally syndicated movie/drama critic. Her celebrity interviews and articles are published in newspapers and magazines around the world including Redbook, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Working Woman, and The New York Times, as well as Paris Match, Cinema Magazine (France), Ici Paris, Tele Sept Jour, L'Officel Homme, Gala (Germany), Set (Brazil), Petra (Germany), Gente (Italy), Eve (Hong Kong), News Limited Newspapers (Australia) and other international publications.
Location: USA
Official Websites: susangranger.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/10 68% Joker (2019) Brutally nihilistic and morally irresponsible, glamorizing and glorifying a nasty, maniacal villain, leaving one to wonder if a reel threat could inspire a real threat. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
7/10 25% Gemini Man (2019) Uncanny and eye-catching - as Ang Lee once again breaks cutting-edge cinematic boundaries. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
6/10 83% Abominable (2019) Sweetly simplistic and serviceable, introducing a fuzzy friend that's adorable, not abominable... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
8/10 83% Judy (2019) Erratic, yet empathetic, marking the 50th anniversary of Garland's death with a charismatic, Oscar-caliber performance by Renee Zellweger. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
6/10 82% Official Secrets (2019) With a current American whistleblower dominating the headlines, this political thriller about a steely British intelligence specialist has added resonance, examining the essence of heroism. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
7/10 87% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Particularly timely music documentary because Linda Ronstadt has been chosen as one of the 2019 Kennedy Center honorees. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/10 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Mercifully, it only runs 89 minutes. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
8/10 84% Ad Astra (2019) Exquisite, existential science-fiction, boldly challenging the tone and rhythm of outer-space exploration. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
3/10 28% Corporate Animals (2019) Inconsequential and tiresome,. it's a sub-standard, if subversive satire.... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
8/10 85% Downton Abbey (2019) Elegant and endearing, totally satisfying for those who have embraced this charming set of characters. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
7/10 88% Hustlers (2019) Charismatic J Lo dazzles in this spiky-sly stripper scam... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
7/10 93% Sea of Shadows (2019) Suspenseful documentary, chronicling an ecological crisis in the Sea of Cortez. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
7/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Savage, scary sequel that's overly long and better suited for a TV mini-series. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
6/10 92% Luce (2019) Simmering, secretive and somber, stumbling only on its sometimes inexplicable ambiguity... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
7/10 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Actress Jillian Bell shines in this showcase in this true-life saga about turning your life around. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
5/10 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Foolish, featherweight, formulaic family fun but not worth a trip to the theater. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
5/10 43% After the Wedding (2019) Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams are versatile, talented actresses which is why it's a shame that they're saddled with this moody, highly improbably melodrama. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
5/10 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Forgettable franchise installment - except for its Eisenhower-era warning about America's never-ending wars and reliance on mercenaries...i.e.: the military/industrial complex. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
8/10 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Inspiring, feel-good film. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
6/10 79% Good Boys (2019) Shocking, smutty sweet - filled with sticky, R-rated misadventures and a poignant epilogue. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
3/10 42% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Implausible sharksploitation thriller that depends on jump scares, slow-motion and claustrophobia. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
5/10 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Richard Linklater's adaptation of Maria Semple's 2012 best-seller about a woman who submerges her identity with that of her family is anticlimactic, floundering, not unlike its heroine. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
8/10 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) A jubilant tribute to the way pop songs can ignite our lives. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
7/10 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Squirmy and insidious, encouraging youngsters to face their fears and learn from them. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
6/10 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) It's overly melodramatic - soapy and sentimental - resulting in a soggy handkerchief. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
6/10 59% Brian Banks (2019) Solid and sincere, perhaps provoking discussion about sexual misconduct. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
4/10 22% The Kitchen (2019) With its humorless, thinly drawn characters, absurdly discordant tone and chaotic transitions, it's a frustrating attempt at female empowerment. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
7/10 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Endearing and nostalgic, filled with fresh fun for the entire family. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
7/10 30% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) Chris Evans stars in Gideon Raff's oversimplified yet suspenseful action-thriller - and the end credits feature real-life footage of those involved in the rescue. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
6/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Silly and shallow, it spins its wheels for an exhausting 135 minutes - concluding with a set-up for a sequel. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
8/10 99% The Farewell (2019) Compassionate, endearing comic drama about inter-generational bonding. Its cinematic success proves that diversity is good business. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
6/10 59% Astronaut (2019) Sentimental-but-sluggish tale that's enhanced by Richard Dreyfuss' subtle performance. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
8/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Evocatively fractured fable - elegantly eviscerating the soft, sleazy underbelly of Tinseltown. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
8/10 98% Maiden (2019) Rousing, real-life, empowering feminist adventure... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
9/10 53% The Lion King (2019) Vivid and nostalgic, the astonishing photo-animation makes the classic fable look as if it's live-action, an eye-popping continuation of 'The Circle of Life.' - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
6/10 42% Stuber (2019) It's silly, slapstick fun... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
7/10 82% Crawl (2019) Scary & squirming, becoming a truly terrifying thrill-ride... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
6/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Sadistic and all-too-derivative of Robin Hardy's 'The Wicker Man,' this pastoral/pagan horror film is filled with sinister, nightmarish rituals. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
8/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Exuberant and entertaining web-slinging adventure...Tom Holland is so disarming that Marvel may churn out more movies just for him. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
6/10 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) As 'The Conjuring' franchise continues, spooky Annabelle terrorizes the Warrens' 10 year-old daughter and two teenagers. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
7/10 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Poetic and subtly poignant tale about abandoning the past and moving on... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
8/10 62% Yesterday (2019) Engaging and enjoyable rom-com/dramedy...'Let It Be.' - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
4/10 73% Ghost Light (2019) Too talky and tedious...it becomes a feeble and forgettable flick. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/10 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) This fatalistic zombie comedy with an environmental message is filled with deadpan dummies. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
6/10 59% Ophelia (2019) While the production design is sumptuous, Steven Price's loud, pretentious score drowns out much of the dialogue. So the novelty of this slick, yet silly feminist folly wears off. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
7/10 79% Free Trip to Egypt (2019) This documentary recalls Mark Twain's observation: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
6/10 64% Child's Play (2019) A stylized slasher, as the savage saga of the sociopathic doll continues,,, - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
8/10 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) Idealized yet inspiring documentary, an ode to the natural rhythms of life, death and regeneration. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
8/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Pixar keeps coming up with lovable characters inhabiting relatable stories, culminating in a bittersweet conclusion. It's wholesome, enjoyable entertainment for the entire family. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
6/10 94% Echo In the Canyon (2019) A star-studded, nostalgic blast-from-the-past. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019