Mekeisha Madden Toby

Mekeisha Madden Toby
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Detroit News staff writer.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 100% The Thing About Harry (2020) Thankfully, The Thing About Harry gets more right than it gets wrong and will give romantics the weekend fodder they need to laugh, cry, and root for Sam and Harry on the road to love. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) [It]gradually but deliberately rewards fans who have waited 13 years to find out what happened to our favorite foul-mouthed ne'er-do-wells. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
58% Made in America (2014) Seriously, no one should sleep on the wisdom Jay-Z has to offer. This guy isn't one of the richest dudes in the music business on a fluke. He knows how to talk the talk and it is fun to watch him do it. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
86% Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic (2013) If fans want more, they'll have to read the eye-opening autobiography, "Pryor Convictions." In the meantime, consider "Omit the Logic" a very hearty and worthwhile aperitif. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
No Score Yet Low Winter Sun (2013) Detroit is a character in this murderous tale much the way Baltimore was in "The Wire" - a drama it very much resembles. With a little luck and strong ratings, "Low Winter Sun" could be the hit it has all the promise to be. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
71% Generation Startup (2016) Just keep in mind, this is a revealing but upbeat documentary about new Detroiters made by non-Detroiters. If you want a more homegrown take, you'll have to see a different movie. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
47% Whitney (2015) Either change the name of the movie to Whitney and Bobby or give viewers more than a few hits, wigs and giggles. Give us more Whitney Houston. - Essence EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
B- 71% Generation Startup (2016) Just keep in mind this is a revealing but upbeat documentary of new Detroiters made by non-Detroiters. If you want a more homegrown take you'll have to see a different movie. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
No Score Yet Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014) Despite a handful of great performances, this small-screen drama is a forgettable, overly publicized splash in the pan unworthy of the woman it earnestly but clumsily attempts to honor. What a shame. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
86% Adventures in Babysitting (2015) When it comes to small-screen choices the whole family can watch this summer, you'd be hard pressed to find anything more exciting, funnier, sweeter and more racially diverse than "Adventures in Babysitting." What a worthwhile reboot. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
14% Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016) A joke might be funny the first time, but by the fourth time you hear it, the punchline gets tired. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
27% Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014) In a crowded landscape full of pine-tree scented TV options, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever needs to be much better or much worse than it is. - TheWrap EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
4/5 88% Whitney (2018) Macdonald places some of the blame for Houston's death on fans' shoulders too. Like Brown, her brothers, her father, and mother, some of us fans are a part of the "they who killed her" equation. - Black Girl Nerds EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
70% Paterno (2018) Unfortunately, no amount of makeup or prosthetic noses can hold [Al] Pacino back for long, and his growl is so loud sometimes that it overpowers the vision of the wounded god Paterno became. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
B- 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) All in all, Long Way North is an ocularly gratifying film with a feminist message that is easy to embrace. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
C- 19% The Perfect Holiday (2007) The sparks that [Union and Chestnut] ignite onscreen cannot save the disjointed mess of a film that is The Perfect Holiday. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2007