Michael Elliott

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Biography:
Since 1998, Michael Elliott has been reviewing films from a unique perspective. Using a combination of spiritual insight and film appreciation, Mr. Elliott's reviews not only critique the artistic elements of a film, they also use that film as an illustration of the eternal truths which God has made known to us through His Word. Graduating from college with a theater arts degree, he has continued to follow the movie industry as this exciting art form progressed from trend to trend. In the early 1990?s, he began what was to evolve into a passion for biblical research. From his steadfast belief that the Bible, as the Will of God in written form, can and should be applied to our daily living, Movie Parables was devised. Mr. Elliott's reviews have been published or quoted by organizations or publications such as The Baptist Messenger, The Minneapolis Christian Chronicle, Crosswalk.com, Christianity Today, and The Canyon News among others. His reviews have also been accepted within the secular film community. He is a member of The Online Film Critics Society and his reviews often appear alongside secular reviewers at Rotten Tomatoes, and The Movie Review Query Engine. Mr. Elliott lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife. You may contact him by writing to the following address: Movie Parables 722 E Amelia St Orlando, FL 32803 or via e-mail:ccritic@bellsouth.net
Publications:
Christian Spotlight on the Movies , Movie Parables
Total Reviews:
1445
Total QuickRatings:
21
Location:
Orlando, FL

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1445
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
48% Parkland (2013) " An intelligent treatment of an epochal moment in U.S. history." — Movie Parables
Posted Dec 29, 2013
68% Elysium (2013) " The plot holes are plentiful and the two-dimensional characterizations have a tendency to fall into them." — Movie Parables
Posted Dec 29, 2013
64% 2 Guns (2013) " When all is said and done, this is really a two- character film and it helps that the two characters are themselves played by two very accomplished actors." — Movie Parables
Posted Nov 25, 2013
67% Turbo (2013) " While it may not be original in tone or matter, [it] is certainly not without charm." — Movie Parables
Posted Nov 18, 2013
42% Red 2 (2013) " The sense of fun and quirky humor of the original film stays intact." — Movie Parables
Posted Nov 17, 2013
70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " Keanu Reeves has often been criticized for his wooden acting skills and in Tiger Hu Chen he has found a protégé to mold in his image. " — Movie Parables
Posted Nov 11, 2013
65% The Heat (2013) " Bullock and McCarthy are fully committed to their characters and, to their credit, manage to elicit genuine warmth despite the shock humor and crudity of the characters." — Movie Parables
Posted Nov 3, 2013
50% White House Down (2013) " Emmerich keeps the energy high, the banter light, the explosions huge and the logic immaterial. This is popcorn entertainment and it doesn't disappoint. " — Movie Parables
Posted Oct 28, 2013
11% After Earth (2013) " After Earth does allow for an opportunity to discuss fear in some detail from a spiritual perspective. " — Movie Parables
Posted Oct 28, 2013
55% Man of Steel (2013) " Director Zack Snyder has thrown a lot of frenetic action upon the screen and has made some different choices that manage to put an unexpected spin on a familiar tale. " — Movie Parables
Posted Oct 25, 2013
83% This Is the End (2013) " The Apocalypse is no joke. That is, unless, you're looking at it through the eyes of today's most popular comedic actors." — Movie Parables
Posted Oct 15, 2013
85% The Way Way Back (2013) " Those who stay with it will find themselves connecting with the story and characters in a real and rewarding way. " — Movie Parables
Posted Oct 13, 2013
72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Del Toro somehow makes this homage to the cheesy monster movies of a past era seem fresh and relevant." — Movie Parables
Posted Oct 8, 2013
70% The Croods (2013) " it makes for passable entertainment for a rainy afternoon." — Movie Parables
Posted Oct 4, 2013
67% World War Z (2013) " Director Marc Forster keeps the tension high while reducing the amount of gore being splashed on the screen." — Movie Parables
Posted Oct 1, 2013
70% C.O.G. (2013) " This sad and meandering film ends rather abruptly and disappointedly" — Movie Parables
Posted Sep 28, 2013
64% Epic (2013) " Instead of using the film as a platform for environmental reforms or warnings, director Chris Wedge simply tells an adventure story that may appeal to the young or young at heart." — Movie Parables
Posted Sep 23, 2013
74% Love Is All You Need (2013) " Love Is All You Need straddles that fine line between comedy and drama. It succeeds because it stays honest to both. " — Movie Parables
Posted Sep 22, 2013
—— Refuge From The Storm (2013) " For these characters, the fight between good and evil is not philosophical or theoretical. It is real and it has real consequences." — Movie Parables
Posted Sep 15, 2013
49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Money does not make the man but many a man has been unmade by the temptations that come with having money." — Movie Parables
Posted Sep 13, 2013
78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " While there is plenty of CGI-candy to make the franchise purists happy... the real story is in keeping with the flesh and blood characters." — Movie Parables
Posted Sep 11, 2013
74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " The film speeds by with plenty of action and humor to delight the target audience." — Movie Parables
Posted Sep 10, 2013
50% Now You See Me (2013) " The film, implausible as it may be, is immensely enjoyable to watch because of the work of its actors." — Movie Parables
Posted Sep 9, 2013
50% Pain & Gain (2013) " I totally understand the Pain part. After all, I watched the film all the way through to its end. It's the Gain that I don't quite understand." — Movie Parables
Posted Sep 6, 2013
43% The Call (2013) " The tension is palpable and Halle Berry plays her character perfectly throughout most of the film." — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 31, 2013
50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " No trouble here. This one is a solid hit." — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 28, 2013
45% And While We Were Here (2013) " It is so hard to make melancholy dramatically interesting." — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 25, 2013
81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " The Place Beyond the Pines is one-third of a great movie. Unfortunately its greatness is all contained in the first act." — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 25, 2013
48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Olympus Has Fallen. Your own expectations of this film should quickly follow suit." — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 20, 2013
55% The Company You Keep (2013) " a great cast and director, interesting storyline and premise, more than a hint of mystery, and intelligent characters that we can care about. " — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 19, 2013
94% Hugo (2011) " A sweet and simple tale, told by an experienced storyteller, containing spectacular visuals and a likable cast." — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 17, 2013
57% Safe (2012) " gun blazing, neck-cracking, mass killing action." — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 16, 2013
92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " The Avengers is everything one might want in a big budget, high profile, special effects extravaganza." — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 12, 2013
98% Mud (2013) " McConaughey shines as Mud" — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 11, 2013
54% Oblivion (2013) " Oblivion is handsomely shot, overly long, and oddly familiar (not in a good way.)" — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 10, 2013
28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " A G.I. Joe action figure never actually did anything on its own. The same can be said of this newest film that bears its name." — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 5, 2013
18% Parental Guidance (2012) " a simple and sweet movie that is tailor made for [grandparents.]" — Movie Parables
Posted Aug 3, 2013
88% Django Unchained (2012) " to tell a story where the line between good and evil is so blurred that the two become indistinguishable is leading an audience down a slippery slope." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 30, 2013
91% The Sapphires (2013) " Each of the others have their own issues to work through but perhaps it is Kaye's back story that provides us with a lesson to take to heart. " — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 28, 2013
75% Zathura (2005) " There's not a lot of plot and few surprises" — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 24, 2013
49% We Are Marshall (2006) " screenwriter Jamie Linden simply didn't put enough dramatic meat on the bones that history provided." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 24, 2013
81% The Impossible (2012) " both inspiring and emotionally rewarding." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 24, 2013
37% The Great Raid (2005) " This is an old-fashioned war tale that feels like it easily could have been made some forty years ago." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 24, 2013
87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Star Trek has taught us that it doesn't matter who is sitting in the captain's chair onscreen as long as there is a competent hand at the helm offscreen. " — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013
71% Something's Gotta Give (2003) " What's age got to do with it?" — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013
96% Sideways (2004) " Sideways does contain some witty lines and poignant observations about life and relationships but once again Payne utilizes flawed and weak characters that are difficult to embrace. " — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013
82% Serenity (2005) " it is the rousing adventure we wanted Lucas to continue making." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013
36% Reservation Road (2007) " Negative emotions are never profitable in the long term." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013
79% Quartet (2013) " The film tells a simple tale but tells it so sweetly and with such respect and admiration for its subjects that it completely wins us over" — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013
59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " a family friendly film that doesn't come anywhere close to reaching classic status but, like its main character, offers a mild and harmless diversion that we can use to amuse ourselves for an hour or two." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
78% Monsters University (2013) " MU may lack the wow factor of Pixar's best but it is serviceable entertainment with a heart and a lesson worth sharing." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
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