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
9/10 93% 1917 (2019) Compelling and immersive, an audacious cinematic adventure. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
7/10 71% The Aeronauts (2019) Visually splendid - saluting a brave woman who was happiest in the clouds. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4/10 50% 21 Bridges (2019) Fast-paced and confusing - it's a waste of time and talent! - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
5/10 91% Dark Waters (2019) This all-too-conventional 'whistleblower' saga, revolving around a sincere social activist, gets bogged down in dull procedural trivia. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
8/10 87% The Two Popes (2019) A holy alliance that's intriguing and entertaining - with superb performances by Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
9/10 96% The Irishman (2019) Coldly credible and captivating, showing cinematic masters at the top of their game - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
8/10 97% Knives Out (2019) Nefariously enjoyable, a comedic whodunit that will keep you guessing until the very end. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
7/10 77% Frozen II (2019) Dazzling animation as the sisters' story - and this lucrative franchise - continues... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
7/10 96% Marriage Story (2019) Featuring gutsy, no-holds-barred performances by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, writer/director Noah Baumbach unloads his emotional baggage from his contentious divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
10/10 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Seemingly effortlessly, Tom Hanks embodies Fred Rogers' deep humility, authentic affection and unconditional acceptance. Never has kindness been more relevant. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/10 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Feminist fiasco, frivolously named 'Charlie's Gayngels' in the LGBTQ community. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
6/10 65% The Good Liar (2019) Slyly sophisticated crime caper, revolving around sociopathic vengeance. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
8/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Thanks to Christian Bale, Matt Damon and director James Mangold, this exciting motor racing saga hits on all cylinders. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
9/10 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong Joon-ho's suspenseful, timely thriller that's perhaps one of the best movies of the year. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
8/10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Edgy and intriguing, reminding younger generations what happened more than 70 years ago. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
6/10 43% Midway (2019) While the tense aerial dogfights and bombing raids look superb, the screenplay is filled with superficial characters uttering conventional cliches. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
5/10 70% The King (2019) Gloomy, generic saga about waging endless war. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
7/10 73% Harriet (2019) Inspirational biopic, hampered only by its simplified, conventional story-telling. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/10 91% The Lighthouse (2019) A turgid, miserable, homoerotic dirge... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
7/10 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are back in this action-packed, sci-fi spectacle. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
7/10 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Structured, sublimely stylized conclusion to his trilogy, cinematically summarizing Pedro Almodovar's life and work. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
5/10 60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Despite the star-studded cast, this is flaccid film-making, lacking tension and energy. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
6/10 41% The Laundromat (2019) Steven Soderbergh's stylized, sardonic expose of financial corruption, preaching "The meek are screwed." - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
7/10 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Sumptuous fantasy sequel... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
8/10 86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Incisive and informative if you're trying to understand today's amoral political landscape... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
4/10 43% The Addams Family (2019) Formulaic and family-friendly, yet frighteningly forgettable - it's aimed at 8 to 12 year-olds. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
4/10 69% 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 26% 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 80% 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 83% 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 88% 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 27% 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 84% 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 94% 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 90% Luce (2019) Simmering, secretive and somber, stumbling only on its sometimes inexplicable ambiguity... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
7/10 89% 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 44% 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 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Inspiring, feel-good film. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
6/10 80% 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 41% 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 89% 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 78% 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