Michael Booth

Michael Booth

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Michael Booth's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Denver Post

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 72% American Hardcore (2006) "What's irritating about the movie is how much time it spends on empty nostalgia -- shouldn't real punks scorn reminiscing? -- and how little time it spends truly exploring the roots of America's punk prime in the early 1980s. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Nov 3, 2006
3/4 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) "I highly recommend Borat to anyone like myself with zero emotional I.Q., those with a thick skin for when former friends decide you're a moron by association, and the wise people who believe that Jackass was shafted for the 2002 Oscar. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Nov 3, 2006
3/4 74% Princesas (Princesses) (2005) "Aranoa sketches a melancholy based on accurate human observation. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 27, 2006
3/4 76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) "Though A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is not a great movie, I prefer its street-grit version of adolescent desperation to the arch, mannered tone of Running With Scissors. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 27, 2006
3.5/4 76% Catch a Fire (2006) "The remarkable South African story Catch a Fire is more than capable of raising and exploring resonant political questions in a Western world obsessed with terrorism. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 27, 2006
4/4 97% The Queen (2006) "This imperial mix of wit, humor and compassion manages to humanize at once the prickly worlds of royalty, politics and popular culture. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 20, 2006
3.5/4 76% The Prestige (2006) "Christopher Nolan's directing skills are in evidence with The Prestige, which follows the long feud of Victorian-era illusionists. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 20, 2006
2/4 55% Marie Antoinette (2006) "The result is a silly piece of costume jewelry called Marie Antoinette, and no, the soldering of a new-wave-revival soundtrack with 18th-century Versailles is not interesting enough to save this bauble. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 20, 2006
3/4 66% Shortbus (2006) "I kid you not, 'heartwarming' is the best word to describe it. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 13, 2006
2.5/4 71% Paper Dolls (2006) "The transsexuals muddle through, finding their way on the planet in a manner that can only provoke awe, no matter how silly their lifestyle will look to some. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 13, 2006
3/4 73% Infamous (2006) "Infamous is one of the funniest sad movies in recent memory. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 13, 2006
3/4 87% The Last King of Scotland (2006) "By the end of this remarkable, uneven film, we believe that through Whitaker we have come to understand the very nature of power and corruption. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Oct 6, 2006
3.5/4 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) "This determinedly nonlinear filmmaking tells the story more accurately than cinéma vérité ever could. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 29, 2006
3/4 77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) "Works by reminding us of Lennon's best qualities: His impish, imperturbable sense of humor, his quick intelligence, his successful bantering with a hostile crush of world press mercenaries. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 29, 2006
3/4 25% School for Scoundrels (2006) "Guys are guys in Todd Phillips movies, for better or worse, but almost always for the purposes of arriving somewhere in the same ZIP code as the truth. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 29, 2006
3/4 78% House of Sand (2006) "It is a wondrous place, almost of another planet, and more than compensation for the effort to get there. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 22, 2006
1/4 33% Flyboys (2006) "If the current legroom in economy class doesn't make you resent the birth of the Wright Brothers, Flyboys certainly will. Like a flight from New York to Los Angeles, it's bad and it's long. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 22, 2006
3/4 55% Duane Hopwood (2005) "[A] remarkably accomplished indie movie ... " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 19, 2006
3/4 75% Gabrielle (2006) "Chereau matches Conrad's insistence on psychological accuracy, burrowing through the protective layers of self-delusion that hold so many human relationships together. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 15, 2006
3/4 90% Half Nelson (2006) "The tone is even and thorough, the performances restrained and believable, the implied future bleak yet somehow satisfying. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 15, 2006
2/4 55% Journey into Buddhism: Vajra Sky Over Tibet (2006) "The film simply takes too long to deliver its message. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 15, 2006
2/4 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) "The zoot suits and fedoras look great, but without a script or hard-eyed private detective in sight, it's merely a production designer's exercise. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 15, 2006
2.5/4 50% The Dogwalker (2002) "Though Thelemaque's creation is not exactly an undiscovered gem, it boasts a gritty realism that makes you want him to finish more movies. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 8, 2006
1/4 22% The Oh in Ohio (2006) "A vibrator may put the buzz back in the solo sex life, but it tends to suck the life out of any movie not rated with three Xs. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 8, 2006
2/4 54% The Protector (Tom yum goong) (Warrior King) (2005) "Jaa is energetic and inventive as he climbs walls and performs backflips; Pinkaew directs like a video game creator, and together the two of them couldn't care less about plot. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 8, 2006
3/4 74% The Illusionist (2006) "A pleasant diversion serious enough to offer a little soul. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 1, 2006
0/4 21% The Quiet (2006) "Sometimes a movie is so repulsive and devoid of redeeming material that afterward, you're certain it doesn't deserve to exist. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Sep 1, 2006
2.5/4 60% Boynton Beach Club (2006) "Not a very good movie, but it somehow manages to be enjoyable. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Aug 25, 2006
2/4 71% Invincible (2006) "The most remarkable accomplishment of Invincible is to make a mid-'70s musical soundtrack sound spectacular. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Aug 25, 2006
68% Snakes on a Plane (2006) "Whether Snakes on a Plane means to be bad, or is just bad by being its own bad self, the truth is it's so bad that it's pretty good. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Aug 18, 2006
1.5/4 26% John Tucker Must Die (2006) "[A] tart-tongued mediocrity. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jul 28, 2006
3.5/5 86% The Heart of the Game (2005) "An exhausting and thoroughly entertaining tale of race, fair play, loyalty, pregnancy and the true spirit of amateur athletics. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jul 21, 2006
2/4 63% Clerks II (2006) "Clerks II repeats all the charms and flaws of the original with a far less forgivable outcome, since Smith is now in a position to do far better. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jul 21, 2006
1.5/4 24% Lady in the Water (2006) "M. Night Shyamalan doesn't have an ego problem. He's just a humble screenwriter and director who makes himself a star of his own movie -- as a character who is a writer, whose words will save the world from despair and destruction. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jul 21, 2006
2.5/4 87% The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2006) "Any film that raises this many interesting questions is worth seeing, though Beauty Academy never goes quite deep enough to become essential. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jul 14, 2006
2.5/4 69% A Scanner Darkly (2006) "The artiness gets in the way of thrilling plot twists; we're still trying to sort out images when we should be sorting out facts. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jul 14, 2006
1.5/4 50% Fall to Grace (2006) "Feels like a movie you'd find late at night on a film-festival program, sincere and worthy, yet not quite watchable. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jul 7, 2006
2.5/4 56% The King (2006) "A showcase for big ideas that winds up feeling empty. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jul 7, 2006
2.5/4 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) "The second Pirates of the Caribbean movie is a sweet umbrella drink leaving no hangover, two hours and 20 minutes of escapism that once again makes the movies safe for guilt-free fun. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jul 7, 2006
2/4 67% Stolen (2006) "That it never quite reaches an 'Aha!' moment is the movie's chief flaw, as we have been set up to expect answers. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 30, 2006
3/4 76% Superman Returns (2006) "The main point of Superman Returns is that Singer spends 2 1/2 hours avoiding a franchise-size fumble. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 28, 2006
4/4 95% Wordplay (2006) "A film so crammed with characters and quirks that you'll smile all the way home. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 23, 2006
1/4 32% Click (2006) "Click is a 95-minute illustration of the difference between 'funny' and 'laughable.' " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 23, 2006
2.5/4 48% Coastlines (2006) "Proves that while Ulee's Gold was an exceptional movie, it wasn't a fluke. Nuñez just needs to search past the Panhandle for fresh material. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 16, 2006
2/4 40% Nacho Libre (2006) "High concept still fails without writers filling in the blank spots, and 'Jack Black in wrestling tights' is funny for about as long as the trailer you've already seen. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 16, 2006
3/4 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006) "Will likely make you admire Al Gore a little more than you already do, worry about the planet a lot more than you already do, and finally, leave you with as many questions as when you started. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 9, 2006
3/4 37% Keeping Up With The Steins (2006) "By the time the Fiedlers are getting serious about their arguments and their hugs, we've grown to like them. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 9, 2006
2.5/4 27% The Omen (2006) "The update is serviceable but fairly bland. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 6, 2006
3/4 52% Down in the Valley (2006) "Norton sells it, as far as all of this can possibly go. Even if you doubt some of the action, you never doubt the existence of Harlan, a man out of time and out of options. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 2, 2006
3.5/4 81% Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006) "Genius is complicated. But it's also simple, and director Sydney Pollack bounces us back and forth between those indisputable truths with intelligence and flair. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted Jun 2, 2006
2/4 25% The Lost City (2005) "A pretty bauble, a trinket offered when the stakes of barter were life and death. " ‐ Denver Post
Posted May 26, 2006
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