Brett Michel

Brett Michel

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Herald , Boston Phoenix
Total Reviews:
214
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
0/4 1% Disaster Movie (2008) " [A] budget-less pastiche of sub-Mad-magazine parodies culled from the trailers of almost every summer movie." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 4, 2013
2/4 31% Emperor (2013) " The real criminals are the screenwriters ..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 13, 2013
0.5/4 16% The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) " One hell of a mess." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 6, 2013
2.5/4 90% A Place at the Table (2013) " Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush cover a lot of ground in their heartbreaking documentary examining the hunger experienced by nearly 50 million Americans, but at less than 90 minutes, it feels a bit overstuffed." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2.5/4 39% Dark Skies (2013) " What it lacks in originality, it almost makes up for with strong performances ..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 28, 2013
3/4 —— The Last Reef 3d: Cities Beneath The Sea " You'll be tempted to reach out and touch the hovering schools of jellyfish - just try not to get stung." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 13, 2013
0.5/4 4% Movie 43 (2013) " Don't subject yourself to this crap ..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 30, 2013
1.5/4 37% Stand Up Guys (2013) " Has Al Pacino ever looked so small?" — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 30, 2013
C- 12% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) Boston Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2013
B+ 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) Boston Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2013
B+ 71% The Future (2011) Boston Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2013
—— Sundance Shorts: Best Of 2012 " As Robert Redford's Sundance Institute turns 35, these 10 short films make good on its mission to "champion the risk-takers and pioneers whose stories reflect and shape our world."" — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 15, 2013
3/4 78% Dredd (2012) " Erase your memories of Sly's bomb with this, director Pete Travis and writer/producer Alex Garland's lean reboot." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 8, 2013
2.5/4 47% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012) " Feel free to gorge, but know that catering to every taste never produces a great meal." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 26, 2012
3.5/4 88% Django Unchained (2012) " It's as though Blazing Saddles has been remade by Monty Python, except Tarantino's voice remains clear ..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 20, 2012
1.5/4 51% This is 40 (2012) " I'm at a loss to empathize with the middle-aged plight of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann)." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 20, 2012
1/4 4% Playing for Keeps (2012) " Fox hasn't penned a script since 1993's So I Married an Axe Murderer, and he apparently hasn't left his home, either ..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 13, 2012
3.5/4 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " The closing punchline is such a knockout, you might forgive the lack of subtlety preceding it." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 6, 2012
1/4 37% The Collection (2012) " Just buckets of the same old boring gore." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/4 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " A true surprise." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 29, 2012
3.5/4 100% The Waiting Room (2012) " If people believe Mitt Romney's assertion that emergency rooms are a solution for the uninsured, this is a powerful rebuke." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 29, 2012
2/4 48% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " At a key point, coven leader Aro (Michael Sheen) lets out a spectacular laugh - which nearly drowned out my own." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 22, 2012
1.5/4 62% Hitchcock (2012) " At his lowest, Hitch refers to an early edit of Psycho as "stillborn." That description also applies to this film." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 22, 2012
3.5/4 94% Photographic Memory (2012) " Hoping to unlock not only the mysteries of his own past, but also to better understand the alienation he feels from his son, McElwee has forged another triumph in this portrait of fractured love." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 13, 2012
3/4 78% Tales of the Night (2012) " The kaleidoscopic backgrounds offer a colorful counterpoint to the simple silhouettes that form the people, animals, and mythical beasts populating the six fables, each of which end with a ironic twist." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Nov 8, 2012
1/4 5% Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) " More of the same, on a cut-rate budget, without Gans's atmospheric reverie." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 31, 2012
2/4 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " If only the Konami Code could fix this script." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 31, 2012
1.5/4 21% Taken 2 (2012) " Megaton ... could use some more lessons in directing as he bombs in his strained efforts to recreate Pierre Morel's original." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 66% Solomon Kane (2012) " Writer/director Michael J. Bassett stages the carnage under so much rain-soaked filth, you can almost smell the stench. It's a good stench." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 2, 2012
4/4 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) " Ultimately, the story presented by the former reporter for Boston's defunct Gay Community News is one of hope." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 2, 2012
3/4 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " A universal tale of growing up as an outsider." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 26, 2012
50% Vulgaria (2012) " It fails to produce any humor - or even any skin." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 26, 2012
3/4 94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) " [An] entertaining bit of hagiography ..." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 26, 2012
3/4 76% The Ambassador (2012) " Taken as satire, this isn't particularly funny - but then, the corruption he's exposing is anything but a joke." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 19, 2012
2.5/4 66% For Ellen (2012) " Mandingo's so good, it's a shame that Dano is his typically mannered self." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 19, 2012
0.5/4 31% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) " Uwe Boll gets most of the scorn, but has anyone done more to destroy hope of a decent movie being made from a video game than Paul W.S. Anderson?" — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 19, 2012
5% The Cold Light of Day (2012) " [Weaver is] the only one having any fun - and that includes the audience." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 11, 2012
0/4 26% 2016: Obama's America (2012) " [This] unsubstantiated mess isn't much of a movie or a documentary." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 4, 2012
1.5/4 55% For a Good Time, Call... (2012) " I've had more exciting conversations on the phone with my mother." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 29, 2012
2.5/4 92% The Bullet Vanishes (2012) " As far as cheap knock-offs go, Ching-Wan Lau (of Johnnie To's Life Without Principle) as newly minted National Police Officer Song is a fairly flattering imitation." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 29, 2012
4/4 98% Oslo, August 31st (2012) " As the final shots mirror the first, you reflect on how life goes on, with and without us." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 23, 2012
2/4 70% Sushi: The Global Catch (2012) " In trying to cover all these topics, Hall casts too wide a net." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 23, 2012
87% ParaNorman (2012) " Any misgivings about the plot are eased by the handcrafted visuals. Catch it in 3D if you can." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 16, 2012
3/4 95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) " Through a mix of standard talking-head interviews, animated sequences, and archival footage, Bendjelloul unlocks a mystery, painting a compelling portrait of a hidden rock icon." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 9, 2012
73% Klown (2012) " Denmark's answer to Curb Your Enthusiasm, with vestiges of Dogme 95." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 1, 2012
3.5/4 94% The Day He Arrives (2012) " Hong may be copying a template from his earlier movies about flailing directors (Like You Know It All, Woman on the Beach), but each film is unique, punctuated by occasional zooms that underline the randomness of existence." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 19, 2012
2/4 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " You've seen it all before." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 13, 2012
0.5/4 21% Madea's Witness Protection (2012) " In short, a real drag." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 3, 2012
2/4 71% Natural Selection (2012) " Harris gives it her all, despite Pickering's inability to steer a vehicle worthy of her talents." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 3, 2012
2/4 78% Brave (2012) " After the successive triumphs of the past decade, it's hard to accept anything less than transcendence from the animation studio." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 21, 2012
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