Mike Sage

Mike Sage
Exercise gives you endorphines, endorphines make you happy; happy people just don't shoot their husbands! (Legally Blonde)

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

Mike Sage'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 65% Watchmen (2009) "Watchmen isn't a superhero movie, it's a pretentious turkey that thinks it's better than the genre. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Mar 12, 2009
3.5/5 25% Friday the 13th (2009) "The acting is always good, but when it's not, you can always expect that character to flash her boobs, so who's complaining? " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Feb 18, 2009
3/5 78% Doubt (2008) "More tailored for the Oscars than a Clint Eastwood war epic, Doubt features some of the best performances we've seen all year but it falls short in other departments. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 23, 2008
5/5 92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) "I don't think Boyle could film paint drying and make it dull. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 23, 2008
1.5/5 27% Seven Pounds (2008) "Smith and Dawson both look like death, so watching their romance-on-life-support is painfully dreary and tragically unsexy " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 23, 2008
2/5 64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) "Barring direct-to-DVD Disney sequels, the first Madagascar was one of the worst animated flicks of all time. The bad news is Escape 2 Africa reunites the same cast and directors that made the first DreamWorks flick such a turkey. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 2, 2008
2.5/5 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) "Quantum makes us understand the importance of a good director, which is sadly absent here. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 2, 2008
2.5/5 55% Australia (2008) "Had the team abandoned the tediously tidy final third of the film and all the awful World War II shenanigans we obviously don't care about, Australia would be a wild romp. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 2, 2008
3.5/5 68% Pineapple Express (2008) "Another winner from the Apatow factory, this is a stoner comedy that soars. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 9, 2008
1.5/5 54% Mamma Mia! (2008) "Unfortunately, Streep and her ancient co-stars create pure torture whenever on screen together. This is the Catwoman of movie musicals " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 9, 2008
3/5 42% The House Bunny (2008) "Fans of comedies like Legally Blonde and Mean Girls should get a kick out of Anna Faris' amusing starring vehicle, even if this one isn't quite as sly or slickly produced. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 9, 2008
5/5 94% The Dark Knight (2008) "a riveting piece of work that will have us all mourning Ledger's loss but smacking our lips for a third entry " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 9, 2008
3.5/5 78% Burn After Reading (2008) "Burn After Reading is a welcome escape from September's usual crop of inane thrillers starring Nicolas Cage or Julianne Moore. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 9, 2008
3.5/5 77% Cloverfield (2008) "Mixing the immediacy of documentary observation and the slam-bang pace of the modern disaster epic, Cloverfield is economic and engaging. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
4/5 83% Atonement (2007) "Director Joe Wright is quickly establishing himself as a powerhouse adapter of period romance tomes. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3/5 37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) "Luckily, Rambo's years away from war haven't dulled his ability to rip out a man's throat with his bare hands. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
2/5 91% There Will Be Blood (2007) "And the winner of the overrated Oscar front-runner award goes to... " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
2.5/5 22% Never Back Down (2008) "The acting is hammy, Djimon Hounsou shows up to give the flick a corny air of Karate Kid and there's nothing particularly original about the whole premise but somehow it works. It must be those abs. Or the kicks to them. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3/5 42% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) "With plenty of betrayal, attempted incest and beheadings crammed into this period episode of The Young and the Restless, The Other Boleyn Sister has appeal in an otherwise stiff genre. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
1.5/5 11% Fool's Gold (2008) "Never do we believe that these two might actually be capable of hooking up off-screen, and this romantic flatness kills your appetite to keep watching. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3/5 35% Vantage Point (2008) "If you thought 24's perspective on terrorism was, well, limited, get ready to groan. The meat and potatoes of Vantage Point -- the suicide bomb explosions, the bloody fisticuffs and blaring car chases -- are indeed awesome, and that's what truly matters f " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
1/5 8% 10,000 B.C. (2008) "The actors speak in fluent anachronistic English. The dialogue is prehistoric but not in the way Emmerich intended. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3.5/5 48% The Ruins (2008) "Gore hounds will definitely be pleased as The Ruins boasts some of the most sickening blood and guts this side of snuff films. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3.5/5 79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) "after the overcooked live action Grinch and nauseating Cat In The Hat, Hollywood has finally served up a tasty adaptation of Dr. Seuss. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
2.5/5 36% 21 (2008) "Too bad most of the performers can't seem to pull off the insane IQs they clearly do not have. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
2/5 51% Nim's Island (2008) "here is in fact no actual villain or conflict or tension or fun, and let's face it: we all know Jack will make it back safe and sound (sorry kids, but Wendy Or doesn't have JK Rowling's narrative cahoonas) " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 15, 2008
4/5 51% 30 Days of Night (2007) "no amount of desensitization can prepare you for David Slade's chilling vampiric bloodbath. 30 Days of Night is relentlessly brutal horror with nary a comedic wisecracker in sight. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Oct 9, 2007
3.5/5 35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) "Period films, even sequels, are limited by budget, and Kapur does a marvellous job with the money he has. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 11, 2007
4/5 91% Hairspray (2007) "Unlike Eddie Murphy's exploitively unfunny attempts at fat and female, John Travolta makes his character absolutely endearing and charming by playing it relatively low-key. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Aug 29, 2007
2/5 90% The Simpsons Movie (2007) "Doh! What a colossal disappointment. The Simpsons Movie has its funny bits but so does the average Marge-centric episode. But this is a highly anticipated 90-minute episode for which audiences have to pay. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Aug 29, 2007
3.5/5 76% Stardust (2007) "The cast is dynamite and funny%u2014particularly the cute hero Charlie Cox, the vain witch Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro playing further against type then ever before. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Aug 29, 2007
2/5 19% The Invasion (2007) "The Invasion is Nicole Kidman's latest unsuccessful summer attempt to prove she's a versatile actress. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Aug 29, 2007
3.5/5 23% Balls of Fury (2007) "the insanely corny plot should appeal heavily, especially to audiences who grew up on awful late 80s, early 90s action movies starring Jean-Claude Van Damme " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Aug 29, 2007
3/5 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) "the dialogue and one-liners of Die Hard 4 are cheeky and clever, and it proves Bruce Willis still has his game against younger, faster kung-fu maniacs like Maggie Q " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jul 4, 2007
4.5/5 57% Transformers (2007) "Transformers is in a stellar class of seamless FX films populated by genre classics like Jurassic Park, Twister and Titanic " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jul 4, 2007
4/5 90% Knocked Up (2007) "Like many films of late, Knocked Up is a little too long, but it's worth it in the end. Stone is so pathetic, we need extra time for Apatow to convince us that Alison shouldn't have an abortion " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 27, 2007
2/5 37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) "somehow Jessica Alba's acting has taken a turn for the worse, and Chris Evans has the audacity to only take his shirt off for three seconds " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 27, 2007
3/5 78% Surf's Up (2007) "basically Riding Giants meets Happy Feet: an animated penguin flick with the goofy structure of a mockumentary " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 27, 2007
2/5 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) "somewhere between the locker room ass-slapping, the bland heist plot develops, as if it really matters " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 27, 2007
5/5 96% Ratatouille (2007) "Don't be surprised if people start called Brad Bird the Spielberg of animation " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 27, 2007
3.5/5 40% Shrek the Third (2007) "Justin Timberlake as the voice of the wiumpy Artie is certainly the best new addition to the Far Far Away Kingdom " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 4, 2007
2.5/5 89% Waitress (2007) "we're left with a moral message that it's OK to cheat on your partner as long as they're boring, brainless or vegetative " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 4, 2007
4/5 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) "Needless to say, it all looks and sounds absolutely fabulous, and the return of Geoffrey Rush is simply AAHRResting " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 4, 2007
3.5/5 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) "If you ever wondered what the Power Rangers could do with a $250 Million budget, just wait for the silly climax " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted May 1, 2007
4/5 56% Vacancy (2007) "For a terror tale about snuff torture porn, Vacancy is actually rather subtle. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 20, 2007
1.5/5 8% Premonition (2007) "I had a premonition this might be a forgettable mediocrity, but I was wrong. It's actually a laughable turd. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Mar 19, 2007
3.5/5 89% Zodiac (2007) "the performances are dang-on across the board, and even though the formal protagonist shifts around a bit, the major characters played by Gyllenhaal, Downey Jr and Ruffalo have fascinating arcs. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Mar 7, 2007
4.5/5 60% 300 (2007) "300 is an erotic spectacle for men (straight and gay apparently) and this demographic should bask in the bombastic grandeur of discourse, domination and decapitations. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Mar 7, 2007
3/5 35% Reno 911!: Miami (2007) "as long as you can appreciate a good fart joke, Reno 911! Miami is worth your admission " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Feb 28, 2007
2/5 26% Ghost Rider (2007) "Outside of maybe X-men's Jubilee, I can't think of a comic character less deserving of the big-screen treatment than Ghost Rider. But what do I know? Maybe the idea of Nic Cage in unyielding biker leather sounded good on paper. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Feb 16, 2007
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