Michael Rechtshaffen

Michael Rechtshaffen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Hollywood Reporter
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
726

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 726
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
12% Tanner Hall (2011) " There are some dedicated performances, but this unfocused drama adds nothing new to the girls' boarding school film curriculum." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2011
22% The Smurfs (2011) " For all the digitally enhanced Smurfness, the results are remarkably mirthless." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 28, 2011
70% Friends With Benefits (2011) " Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis make for engaging leads in this unexpectedly fresh R-rated comedy." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 18, 2011
74% La belle endormie (The Sleeping Beauty) (2011) " After a beguiling once-upon-a-time beginning... the charm begins wearing off as the film gets bogged down in more contemporary, uninteresting notions of identity and sexual empowerment, leading to a shoulder-shrugging ending." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2011
34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " What happens in Bangkok isn't as much fun as when it happened in Vegas, but it's still worth the trip." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2011
77% In A Better World (2011) " A stirring treatise on the nature of violence from the Danish director of After the Wedding." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 28, 2011
54% Brotherhood (2011) " Viewers get paddled into submission in this strident frat-house thriller." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2011
78% Mooz-lum (2011) " Sensitive performances smooth out the dramatic rough spots of this well-intentioned, racially-charged drama." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 14, 2011
80% Barney's Version (2011) " Highly entertaining and arguably the most satisfying Richler screen adaptation to date." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 11, 2011
55% Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) " Despite the novel approach to Shakespeare's oft-told tale of doomed love, this 3D animated garden gnome variation never fully comes to life." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 9, 2011
64% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) " An undeniably engaging musical portrait that delivers major bangs for the buck." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 9, 2011
79% Small Town Murder Songs (2011) " An effective ensemble backed by a bracingly haunting soundtrack strike a compelling chord in this rural Canadian crime drama." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 8, 2011
—— Poison: Nothing But a Good Time! Unauthorized (2003) Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 7, 2011
30% Sanctum (2011) " Soggy theatrics render this gorgeously-shot underwater 3D excursion more shrill than thrilling." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 2, 2011
—— All That I Love (Wszystko, co kocham) (2010) Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 15, 2011
—— Dos Hermanos Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 14, 2011
43% The Green Hornet (2011) " Despite some entertaining moments, this long-in-gestation crime-fighter feature never reaches top speed." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 12, 2011
89% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) " A darkly mischievous, bracingly original and thoroughly captivating Yuletide import." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 13, 2010
64% Jackass 3 (2010) " Despite the added dimension, Knoxville and company end up falling flat on their aspirations." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 14, 2010
36% Hatchet II (2010) " More funhouse than grindhouse, this unrated horror-comedy has its D-grade charms thanks to its killer cast." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 30, 2010
52% Devil (2010) " There's an old belief in TV series production circles that if you're doing a stuck-in-an-elevator episode before Season 4, it's a telltale sign you've run fresh out of ideas." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 24, 2010
41% Little White Lies (2012) " Canet has difficulty maintaining the film's finely calibrated tragic-comedic balance in the heavily maudlin third act, much to its detriment." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 22, 2010
69% Beautiful Boy (2011) " A spare, unflinching examination of a married couple coping with the tragic death of their 18-year-old son." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 21, 2010
74% The Whistleblower (2011) " Although the Canada-Germany co-production from first-time feature director Larysa Kondracki isn't as gripping as it could have been, that's no fault of Weisz's: She gives a bracing, wholly connected performance." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 20, 2010
49% The Bang Bang Club (2011) " When all is said and done, their Pulitzer-winning photographs prove more potent than this well-intended but frustratingly generic picture." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 16, 2010
4% Virginia (2012) " Presumably a glib attack on sanctimonious small-town religious hypocrisy informed by Black's own strict Mormon upbringing, the film is tonally all over the place, eventually settling in a rut that comes a lot closer to resembling bad camp than edgy satire" — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2010
38% Casino Jack (2010) " Spacey's splendid in this brisk and engaging portrait of the disgraced Washington lobbyist." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2010
88% Let Me In (2010) " This unsettling, effective American remake really gets under the skin as one of the year's most powerful thrillers." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2010
58% It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) " A dramatically inert, lethargic dramedy that isn't nearly as quirky and poignant is it perceives itself." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2010
49% Super (2011) " A giddily over-the-top, super-entertaining goof on the Everyman crimefighter flick written and directed with evident relish by James Gunn." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2010
88% Etienne! (2010) " This peculiar little road movie is full of tiny, irresistible surprises." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 3, 2010
72% The Last Exorcism (2010) " Self-possessed performances elevate this creepy but half-cocked faux-doc." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 23, 2010
73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " A bloody entertaining blast of a flesh-eating fish-out-of-water story." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 19, 2010
40% Middle Men (2010) " A colorful supporting cast gives this uneven Internet porn saga a potent boost." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 4, 2010
46% Step Up 3 (2010) " Clumsy dramatics aside, this gimmicky sequel delivers on the dance floor." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 4, 2010
79% The Other Guys (2010) " Just when it seemed like the once-robust buddy-cop action-comedy was going to require a do-not-resuscitate order, along comes Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to show 'em how it's done." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 2, 2010
70% Ramona and Beezus (2010) " The cinematic adventures of Beverly Cleary's pint-sized big dreamer comes up short on scope and imagination." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 19, 2010
64% Predators (2010) " More is not necessarily scarier in this often lively but scattered reboot." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 8, 2010
71% Monsters (2010) " Makes its own distinct impression thanks to a finely tuned attention to atmospheric detail over broad sci-fi sensationalism." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2010
60% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2010) " A revealing portrait of the freedom-fighting man beneath the silk pajamas." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2010
10% Grown Ups (2010) " While it's nice to see they all got along so swell, it would have been nicer if we could have shared in all the frivolity." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 24, 2010
70% Ondine (2010) " A lyrical, if slight, breeze of an Irish fable." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 18, 2010
12% Jonah Hex (2010) " Although Josh Brolin rises to the occasion, much of this comic book adaptation appears to have been abandoned on the cutting-room floor." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2010
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " Woody, Buzz and playmates make a thoroughly engaging, emotionally satisfying return." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 8, 2010
73% Get Him to the Greek (2010) " A giddy Diddy turn aside, this wildly uneven comedy doesn't travel very far." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 1, 2010
45% Just Wright (2010) " Just trite." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 10, 2010
15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) " Good luck staying awake." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 29, 2010
51% Chloe (2010) " The cleverly constructed film manages the neat feat of containing all ingredients of a potential hit while remaining true to Egoyan's body of work." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 23, 2010
22% Repo Men (2010) " Let the 2010 Razzies race begin!" — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2010
91% Easier with Practice (2009) " An unexpectedly stirring first feature by Kyle Patrick Alvarez about the challenges of making human connections in the weird and wired 21st century." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 11, 2010
68% Defendor (2009) " Saving the day is Harrelson's low-key, rooted performance, adding an unexpected layer of poignancy when things take a decidedly darker turn." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2010
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