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:
1431
Total QuickRatings:
21
Location:
Orlando, FL

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1431
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
49% 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
51% 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
70% Les Misérables (2012) " Hooper has chosen to focus on the emotional life of the characters singing rather than the clarity of the voices. The results are, at times, heart wrenching." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007) " the artistry of Cotillard keeps us connected to the story." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
94% Juno (2007) " Cody's greatest achievement is avoiding the stereotype while simultaneously acknowledging the stereotypical profile." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
78% 42 (2013) " It is a tall order for any man or woman to accept abuse, verbal or physical, without retaliating in defense or in like manner. " — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
36% Accepted (2006) " If you ever wondered what Ferris Bueller might have been like in college... look no further." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
84% Akeelah and the Bee (2006) " This delightful film succeeds on so many levels it is difficult to know what to praise first. " — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
96% Argo (2012) " Affleck...has done a masterful job handling his multiple responsibilities, genuinely creating high tension and excitement from a film that has a relatively limited amount of action." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
90% Capote (2005) " Hoffman breathes life into Capote, thoroughly climbing into the skin of his character and making it his own." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
75% Crash (2004) " It has been said that the only thing wrong with this world are the people living in it. Unfortunately, in Crash, that statement has the ring of truth to it." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
55% Déjà Vu (2006) " We may not have seen it before... but it sure feels like we have." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " Affleck handles the material with such confident maturity, it's easy to forget that this is his first time at the helm of a picture." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
90% Hotel Rwanda (2004) " We see so many "heroes" depicted in the movies that when a real one comes along, the accolades usually used to describe them seem insufficient." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
52% Ice Princess (2005) " Young girls around the world dream of gliding on the ice, leaping into the air and spinning around in a dazzling display of athleticism and grace. It is for them that Ice Princess was made." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " The story and action/humor brings to mind the feel good aura of the 1987 film The Princess Bride." — Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
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