Mike McCahill

Mike McCahill

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Mike McCahill's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 0% Search Party "The bromance lingers on in Hollywood thinking, like a fart in a sex dungeon. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 68% The Connection (2015) "If its shape and trajectory are quickly mapped out, Jimenez hauls in punchy story and character beats ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 13% Sword Of Vengeance (2015) "As opportunistic Game of Thrones cash-ins go, this perversely watchable low-budget quickie at least improves upon its producers' risible Hammer of the Gods. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 68% The Dead Lands (2015) "This tale of a young warrior's blooding resembles Apocalypto in Maori instead of Mayan, although the comparison does it few favours. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 11% Return to Sender "Weaponising those dark-pool eyes, Pike remains a preternatural beauty, but she deserves a vehicle that doesn't encourage us to suspect or loathe her for it. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 27, 2015
3/5 87% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "Gradually, the simplicity yields an idiosyncratic charm. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 27, 2015
3/5 32% Poltergeist (2015) "The remake has been engineered in broadly the right carnival spirit. It should shift a lot of popcorn, if nothing else. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 27, 2015
4/5 88% Spring (2015) "It's a monster movie with a heart and soul to go alongside its tentacles. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Dino Time (2012) "Displays early flickers of wit in zapping squabbling kids back to their hometown as it was in the Cretaceous era, before a drab quest narrative kicks in, cueing more plodding than any 70-minute should. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 83% Piku (2015) "Given the bloated junk currently clogging both Hindi and American mainstreams, such human-sensitive fare provides its own restorative, oddly pleasurable form of release. It slips down nicely. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 18, 2015
2/5 80% A Royal Night Out "It's a thin, trickledown sort of fun, broadly comparable to spending the afternoon in a mocked-up Lyons Corner House: the barrel is dutifully rolled out, but its contents prove no more intoxicating than ginger beer. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 91% The Tribe (2015) "Some films are made to leave you speechless; for some experiences, there can be no words. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted May 14, 2015
2/5 80% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) "Proceeds with more energy than inspiration, liberally splashing ketchup over genre cliches. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 81% The Canal (2014) "Writer-director Ivan Kavanagh and cinematographer Piers McGrail fashion something properly cinematic from their watery, nondescript locations: an overcast, portal-like towpath, and a dilapidated public loo ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 20% Ooops! Noah is Gone... (Two by Two) "Ready the bargain bins. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 62% We Are Monster "It plays like clumsily opened-out fringe theatre. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 41% In the Blood (2014) "Fine actors (Alison Steadman, Phil Davis) nudge our boy forward, yet the rehabilitation and race-against-time narratives prove fundamentally at odds: we're left watching two films cancelling each other out. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 63% Samba (2015) "It hasn't its predecessor's razzle-dazzle, but Samba is the surer-footed endeavour: for once in popular cinema, the problems of the First World come in second behind those of the Third. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 33% The Informant (Gibraltar) "This tale of shady dealings in late-80s Gibraltar seems underpowered. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 28, 2015
4/5 82% The Falling "Carol Morley's potently suggestive follow-up to 2011's Dreams of a Life ... " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 50% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) "You'll watch this supremely entertaining danse macabre with the broadest of connoisseurial smiles. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 88% The Good Lie (2014) "The rougher edges of the likes of In This World or The Golden Dream were perhaps beyond its multiplex-oriented remit, but Falardeau works in surprising levels of funny, winning, stirring detail. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "This isn't much more than a fly's fart of a film, the most microscopically tiny of afterthoughts. " ‐ Observer [UK]
Posted Apr 19, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Amar Akbar & Tony "Sunny location work helps west London's dual carriageways appear more appealing; elsewhere, the relentless bants and tail-chasing suggest Malhotra is none too ambitiously pursuing the post-pub Dapper Laughs crowd. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (RurĂ´ni Kenshin: Densetsu no saigo-hen) "Handsome choreography, but it's mostly been a demonstration of the modern movie business's absurd gigantism: seven hours of set-trashing for a story that needed two tops. They'll probably reboot it in a decade, too. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "LaGravenese's direction remains appreciably intimate, ensuring this project ends up close to where it began: not one for the ages, perhaps, but a pretty good night out nevertheless. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 89% Glassland "In its rage and its pain, in the wire-brush scrub it gives to the movies' woozily romantic notions of alcoholism, Glassland feels wholly honest and true. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 75% Good Kill (2015) "This smart and serious thinkpiece never loses sight of the overheads: the steep personal price paid by Egan, and the collateral damage incurred. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/5 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "The relentless spitballing yields sporadic snorts, but with women reduced to walk-on titparts between stale knob gags, it absolutely feels like the bromance's final, desperate throbs ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Superior set pieces continue to sustain this most dumbly enjoyable of franchises ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Katherine of Alexandria "A foolhardy attempt to revive the Roman epic in Cyprus on a budget that Xena: Warrior Princess might have snarled at. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "Take beer goggles. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 100% The Dark Horse "Robertson gives himself and his actors time to ponder the board and build convincing relationships and tensions: he's especially deft around his younger performers, allowing them to register as distinct, often defiant personalities - pawns with a purpose. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Apr 2, 2015
58% Robot Overlords (2015) "It's brisk enough, and Wright's fondness for types sustains it: there are well-judged contributions from Ben Kingsley as a snippy collaborator, and Tamer Hassan as the guvnor of a pub in permanent lockdown. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 12% Seventh Son (2015) "It's lively and daft, and you find yourself wondering: all this expertise, and the best anybody could think to do with it was this? " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 46% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "The Face of an Angel turns circles without really getting anywhere, the work of a filmmaker getting bogged down first in the vagaries of the modern media and the Italian criminal court system, then in his own personal and professional difficulties. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 96% Wild Tales (2015) "While it's boiling over, it's satisfyingly snippy fun - the movie equivalent of cutting three inches off a cheating ex's trousers. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "Lush, hand-painted images offer plentiful consolation, but its beauty forms a gilded cage: until the undeniably moving final movements, it just feels several shades too constrained to fully honour its heroine's restless, questing spirit. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 27% Wild Card (2015) "It emerges, alas, as a compromise, hedging its bets between cheery, characterful Ocean's-ish caper and brute-force beat-'em-up; we're offered helpings of both, but not enough of either to satisfy. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "Strange as it sounds - and is - Kumiko comprises a lingering display of empathy for its heroine, marching stridently on through her own peculiar headspace. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 47% Home (2015) "Animation has become a crowded field, and perhaps we shouldn't always expect something out of this world, but this underdeveloped offering barely lifts itself off the drawing board. It's very, very...oh. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 45% En chance til "A contrived story of stolen child threatens to make fools of its audience. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 72% Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) "Everything in this extraordinary evocation of island life is seasonal; these folk, their affections and fortunes, shift with the winds and tides. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/5 60% Run All Night (2015) "Liam Neeson's global punching roadshow rolls on. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
91% Amour Fou (2015) "It's a strange one, all right, but I guarantee you'll be dissecting it in your head for days. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Mar 10, 2015
2/5 60% High Tide "Capably performed, but the emotional punch of last week's Hinterland is some distance beyond it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2/5 11% Unfinished Business (2015) "No better or worse than indifferent, although its targeting of the German capital for fratboy profiteering suggests some renegotiation of the Marshall Plan may now be necessary. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Not since 2003's Shattered Glass has the journalistic pursuit of truth been presented on screen as such a mortally serious matter of honour. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 100% Dreamcatcher (2015) "Longinotto and editor Ollie Huddleston stitch it, with lightness and dexterity, into a wholly edifying, often stirring tapestry of survivors' stories. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "It's Akhavan's presence that elevates it above a crowded field. Her film's a little bit different from the norm, and that - for now - is promising enough. " ‐ Daily Telegraph
Posted Mar 5, 2015
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