Michael Arbeiter

Michael Arbeiter

Agrees with the Tomatometer 92% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Yes, we've all been enlightened unto the depletive hell that was the era of American slavery. But perhaps never, at least through cinema, have we been placed so vividly among the human beings who suffered through it. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 13, 2015
3/5 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Ultimately, we are welcome to marvel at A Most Wanted Man, but it'd be nearly impossible to revel in it. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " It seems to know what we've all been forgetting since 1985: science fiction can be funny, blockbusters can be kooky, and Tom Cruise can, and should, be a jackass. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A 100% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 7 " "Waterloo" is a fitting sendoff to a character who has always felt like he existed in another time... and perhaps on another planet. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
A 96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 6 " Mad Men, and this episode about would-be perfect moments, is better than perfect: it's human. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
B 87% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 5 " With such overt techniques and uncomfortably paced scenes that you can't help but wonder if what you're watching is next-level genius or a severe artistic mishap. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " In the absence of definitive work done in our heroing couple, a pair rich in fibers but relegated to broad strokes and easy quips in this turn, most of it amounts to a fairly good spy thriller, not an ace-in-the-whole neo-superhero masterpiece. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Even more impressive than what Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has to say is how it goes about saying it. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
B+ 100% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 3 " Don's morning at SC&P shows us more of Dick Whitman than we've seen since his wartime flashbacks: the fear that Don works so hard to not only hide but divide from is expertly executed in a scene that feels nauseatingly eternal... in a good way. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " From scene one, The Lego Movie is maniacal in its comic delivery. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 99% Starred Up (2014) " The power of this movie is in its lack of interest in the dramatic and its preference, instead, of the humane. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
A- 93% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 2 " With all the work done between Don and Sally in the past few seasons, this episode marking a masterful climax to the arc, I'd be satisfied if Don's final chapter is based entirely in his relationship with his daughter. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " No matter who you are, this movie will charm your dandy pants off and then some. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
A- 90% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 1 " An interesting, if not cheeky way to kick off the very last season of a show whose M.O. is the waiting game for the other shoe to drop. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
3.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Although it might lack in the flare of some of its big screen comic book competitors, Days of Future Past does have plenty of "cool stuff" in its arsenal. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4.5/5 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " Snowpiercer's ultimate victory is how palatable it makes its unbelievably weird material. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) " Its complete submission to those nothings, mediums, beautiful portraits of life's fabric is what makes Boyhood unprecedented. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4.5/5 95% Whiplash (2014) " Andrew's story breathes and moves like a song -- a jazz number, naturally -- which renders every turn, reveal, and twist of perspective a tremendous showstopper. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 6, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) " It's all very frightening, all too provocative, and all one mess of a good time. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 2, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Throughout this technical haze, Guardians carries forth with more spirit than anything Marvel has put out to date. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Sep 30, 2014
3.5/5 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) " Founding itself on the values of seizing responsibility and setting sail out into the world, the saccharine, sleepy sequel could actually be a pretty valuable experience for young viewers. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
91% To Be Takei (2014) " There is a whole lot of Takei in between the early days of Sulu and the current era of hashtagged witticisms, and that is vast middle section is chronicled in the new documentary To Be Takei. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/5 80% The One I Love (2014) " The One I Love fails to make the most of its interesting, dense concept. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Off to the side of the top-heavy bulk, these elements make up the real victory of Expendables 3: the fun is in the weird. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
0.5/5 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " The single consistent throughline Grown Ups 2 seems to have, in fact, is its bigotry. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jul 28, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) " Edwards' creature design is dazzling, his deus ex machina are riveting, and the ultimate payoff to which he treats his audience is the sort of gangbusters crowd-pleaser that your average contemporary monster movie is too afraid to consider. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted May 16, 2014
4.5/5 82% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) " Hide Your Smiling Faces gives us something touching, tremendous, and new. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Ender's Game works just fine for anyone looking to float free from the world for two hours. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Nov 19, 2013
5/5 99% Short Term 12 (2013) " From the get-go, the movie has you, anchoring you down to its sad and beautiful world and demanding that you carry with you all of the incredible thoughts and feelings it has to offer. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3.5/5 51% White House Down (2013) " White House Down is as much fun as you might want it to be. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jun 28, 2013
51% The Three Stooges (2012) " If you are a Stooge purist who is offended by the very idea of a contemporary "revival" of the act, the movie won't change your mind. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Apr 16, 2012
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