Mike D'Angelo

Mike D'Angelo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Mike D'Angelo's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, The Dissolve, Time Out, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "A simplistic tale of dawning empowerment, featuring a heroine who's easy to root for, but not complex enough to take seriously. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 27, 2015
C+ 80% Z For Zachariah (2015) "As a director, Zobel has built his career on taking bold chances, but signing on to helm an aggressively re-conceived, dramatically tepid take on a beloved novel wasn't his savviest move. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 27, 2015
B+ 83% The Mend (2015) "A hugely promising introduction to a director who's just getting started. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 20, 2015
C+ 67% Digging For Fire (2015) "Mostly, the film seems like an excuse for Swanberg to provide every actor he knows with a meaningless bit part ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 20, 2015
C 76% People Places Things (2015) "Rampant cutesiness, improbable spontaneous decisions, indie-movie clichés, and the occasional decent one-liner. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 13, 2015
B- 91% Meru (2015) "How one responds to Meru will largely depend on whether its three subjects come across as heroically courageous or suicidally reckless. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 13, 2015
B- 83% Call Me Lucky (2015) "If it accomplishes nothing else, the new documentary Call Me Lucky should bring some welcome attention to a man who's been under the radar for the past few decades, mostly by his own design. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 6, 2015
B 78% Cop Car (2015) "Watts demonstrates a sadistic patience that's refreshing, especially compared to the usual blockbuster breathlessness. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 6, 2015
A 91% Metropolitan (1990) "Metropolitan has always felt like a movie that exists in a strange, insular little bubble of its own, utterly divorced from the personal experience of virtually anyone who watches it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 6, 2015
C 67% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "What is weird, and ultimately destructive, is the way that The Kindergarten Teacher conceptualizes its child prodigy. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 30, 2015
D- 5% Home Sweet Hell (2015) "[A] noxious piece of crud. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 28, 2015
B- 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "If the raw audio from any celebrity's in-depth Playboy interview were illustrated with still photos, home-movie footage, and talk-show appearances, it would look more or less like this movie. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 28, 2015
C+ 76% Five Star (2015) "There's just not enough meat on these bones, and what meat there is has been thoroughly chewed over. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 23, 2015
C+ 67% Unexpected (2015) "Not that these things don't matter, but they don't exactly make for riveting cinema. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 23, 2015
B- 84% Alleluia (2015) "Du Welz is also one of the only filmmakers who makes good use of Lucas, an actor with a tendency to coast on his looks and charm when he's not being challenged; he's well paired here with Dueñas ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 16, 2015
B+ 100% Court (2015) "For the most part, Tamhane improbably succeeds in creating a damning courtroom drama that derives much of its power from observing the cogs in the machinery when the machine is switched off. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 15, 2015
B 73% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) "What We Did On Our Holiday sets up a sturdy comic scenario and then proceeds to head in another direction altogether-one that's nearly impossible to anticipate, making the film much more of a goofy delight than would have seemed likely at the outset. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 9, 2015
C 50% Boulevard (2015) "Boulevard is a movie that feels at least a decade past its sell-by date, if not two. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 9, 2015
1.5/5 23% In Stereo (2015) "The film isn't remotely funny or insightful enough to justify spending an hour and a half in such intensely disagreeable company. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 62% Jackie & Ryan (2015) "It's refreshing to see a romance-even a slightly tepid one-that acknowledges and even embraces its transient nature. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B 94% Cartel Land (2015) "All vigilante groups are not created equal; here, the nuances sometimes get lost. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 2, 2015
C+ 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Footloose set in 1930s Ireland, basically, with jazz in lieu of Kenny Loggins. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 62% The Princess Of France (2015) "The Princess Of France ambles from one low-key encounter to another, rarely engaging directly with the Bard, and never elevating its heart rate beyond the resting level. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 1, 2015
B- 60% The Little Death (2015) "The Little Death never feels remotely of a piece, and is likely to find its proper audience months from now when the individual sketches show up on YouTube. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 25, 2015
B- 52% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "One hour of tedious expository flashback followed by one hour of solidly exciting present-tense thriller action. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 79% Advantageous (2015) "Advantageous makes a superb showcase for Kim, a hugely underrated and underutilized talent. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 24, 2015
B 86% Gabriel (2015) "Gabriel, the first feature written and directed by Lou Howe, gives Culkin an opportunity to demonstrate serious range, and he takes full advantage; if this film doesn't ignite his career, it'll only be because too few people see it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2015
C+ 49% Manglehorn (2015) "As the film goes along ... it starts getting goofier, and not in a good way. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3.5/5 100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) "3 1/2 Minutes employs an unusually artful style of advocacy. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3.5/5 82% The Overnight (2015) " It's an unusual but effective mix of outrageousness and sincerity, in which the four anxious revelers function both as broad caricatures and as real, complex human beings. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2.5/5 49% Live From New York! (2015) "Live From New York! takes a sweeping but dully corporate view of the comedy institution, yielding almost nothing in the way of revelation or insight. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2.5/5 0% The 11th Hour (2015) "Ultimately, The 11th Hour doesn't succeed in being much more than the sum of its eccentricities. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 17, 2015
B- 82% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) "The Yes Men Are Revolting becomes the rare film to tackle how exhausting and dispiriting activism can be, no matter how fervently one believes in the causes one supports. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 11, 2015
C+ 43% Madame Bovary (2015) "Unafraid to make Emma decidedly unsympathetic, Wasikowska tries hard to convey the character's sense of feeling stifled by her era, but the movie still can't quite capture her shallow depth. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 11, 2015
C 93% An Open Secret (2015) "Such an important subject deserves a serious, thoughtful film. Instead, it got Berg, who's prone to all manner of cheesy manipulation. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B 70% The Nightmare (2015) "It's one thing to be tormented. It's another thing to face the grim reality that you're tormenting yourself. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 91% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence is very much in the same mold as its two predecessors, which is part of the problem. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 2, 2015
2/5 61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "It's a slow-motion horror movie founded on utter nonsense. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jun 2, 2015
4/5 100% Tu Dors Nicole (2015) "Nothing happens, but everything thrums. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 28, 2015
B+ 85% Heaven Knows What (2015) "One junkie story tends to be much like another, so give brothers Josh and Benny Safdie credit for crafting one that's genuinely distinctive. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 28, 2015
C+ 74% The Connection (2015) "Jimenez, making his second feature, fails to provide the regular jolts of electricity this material needs. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 14, 2015
B- 91% Slow West (2015) "Maclean has something worthwhile to say about the true brutality of the old West, especially as it relates to immigration, but he hasn't quite found a compelling context for those musings, and he sprays ideas like buckshot. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 14, 2015
2.5/5 31% Echoes of War (2015) "Most of Echoes Of War amounts to Hints Of Aggression, with the film struggling to find enough incident to reach feature length. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 13, 2015
2.5/5 48% The Film Critic (2015) "Guerschuny never manages to make The Film Critic much more than mildly cute. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 13, 2015
3.5/5 52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "These characters are so richly drawn, and inhabit such a precise milieu, that they deserved a less perfunctory, anticlimactic fate. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 7, 2015
2.5/5 51% Saint Laurent (2015) "Bonello still fails to crack the toughest biopic nut of them all: how to shape a human life into a compelling narrative. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted May 7, 2015
B- 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "The 100-Year-Old Man surely won't conquer the U.S. box office, but it's a nice change of pace to see a foreign film that isn't deadly serious. We could use more subtitled belly laughs. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 7, 2015
B- 52% 5 Flights Up (2015) "If 5 Flights Up is worth seeing, it's primarily for the pleasure of Keaton and Freeman's company, plus maybe for some tips on buying and selling an apartment. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 7, 2015
B- 44% The D Train (2015) "It's a mess, but it's a commendable mess. Bonus points for ambition and nerve. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 7, 2015
3.5/5 79% Far from Men (2015) " It's refreshing to see a sincere paean to nobility, honor, and courage, especially one that periodically elevates the pulse with expertly mounted standoffs. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 30, 2015
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