Michael A. Smith

Michael A. Smith
Michael A. Smith'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
5/5 74%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"Haunting. When people have asked me my opinion of "The Birth of a Nation," that is the word I've used most. The story, the images, the history..." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 32%

Masterminds (2016)

"The script has fun with the film's premise and setting, which is the late 90's where everyone in the South hangs out, robs banks and hire hitmen. " ‐MediaMikes
Posted Oct 7, 2016
5/5 83%

Sully (2016)

"Centuries from now, should movies still be being made, film historians will still be talking about Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood...if you want to introduce your little one to a true hero, introduce them to "Sully."" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
2.5/5 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Full of inconsistent time jumps and heavy handed foreshadowing, "The Light Between Oceans" starts off strong but peters out by the time the film ends...about 40 minutes too late." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 60%

War Dogs (2016)

"Based on a true story, the action keeps the film flowing smoothly without becoming preachy. As one of the last films of the summer season, "War Dogs" is definitely one to watch before you end your summer vacation." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
3.5/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"The first half-hour of "Sausage Party" is a comedy masterpiece. With great jokes and an amazing musical number, the film delivers on all cylinders. (Then) it becomes a hit or miss comedy. And a filthy one." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
3.5/5 60%

Bad Moms (2016)

"It makes sense that the film is directed and written by the writers of "The Hangover" because it shares a lot of that film's DNA. Three people, mismatched at times, decide to cut loose with alcohol and dirty talk." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
2.5/5 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"Like the best laid plans of a "Saturday Night Live" inspired film, the bits only work in small doses. Exposing the girls to 90 minutes of screen time leads to a lot of hit-and-miss jokes and outrageous situations." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The new installment is pretty damn funny and stands as tall as the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
2.5/5 75%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"...from the same studio that brought you the adorable Minions from the "Despicable Me" films, and the animation is amazing. " ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 89%

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016)

"Told with the same exuberance as the filmmakers being profiled, "RAIDERS!" shares the backstory of the production, including footage both from the film and behind the scenes." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
5/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"Based on Roald Dahl's book, in the hands of director Spielberg, "The BFG" becomes a new masterpiece that the whole family will enjoy." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 69%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"Funny as hell, with a sweet message built in, "Central Intelligence" is successful in part thanks to its genius casting, which makes Hart the Bud Abbott-like straight man while Johnson grabs the majority of the laughs." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 96%

Weiner (2016)

"A true "fly on the wall" documentary, "Weiner" gives the viewer almost unfettered access to the man and his campaign." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
3.5/5 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"It does drag on some but Samberg's performance is so infectious that you're willing to let a couple slow parts go by." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

" Outrageously funny from start to finish...The two leads play off each other perfectly." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
3/5 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"With a cast that includes three Oscar-nominees, it seems like they may have gotten bored with their roles. All do good work here, but there almost seems to be a look of relief in their eyes that they're done with the spandex for good. " ‐MediaMikes
Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 76%

Keanu (2016)

"Abbott and Costello. Laurel and Hardy. Martin and Lewis. Cheech and Chong. Just four of some of the most popular comedy teams that went on to success on the big screen. Time to add a new team to the list: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele..." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.5 76%

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

"The film moves quickly, buoyed by the performances of its stars." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.5/5 95%

The Jungle Book (2016)

" Told through the amazing use of computer generation, "The Jungle Book" is very faithful to the animated film that proceeds it" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"A bio-pic that flits around, "Born to Be Blue" takes its name from one of Baker's best known songs." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3.5/5 22%

The Boss (2016)

"A film that is both funny and works to McCarthy's strengths. It is a little over the top at times (and a little more "adult" than you might expect) but it's definitely a film that will make you laugh out loud." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3/5 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"As a big fan of both Lainie Kazan and Michael Constantine, I enjoyed most of the film." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3.5/5 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

" A word to the wise; if you go into this film looking for the monsters from J.J. Abrams film "Cloverfield" you may be disappointed. However, if you are in the mood for a small and satisfying thriller, then brave the bunker at "10 Cloverfield Lane."" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"Well-made and much more serious than it's being marketed, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" gives Tina Fey the chance to flex some acting chops you may not know she possessed" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"The action set-pieces are well performed and director Hillcoat keeps the film moving from the first frame to the last." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3.5/5 80%

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

""Eddie the Eagle" doesn't soar as high as it could have, but at least it doesn't crash." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 43%

Forsaken (2016)

"If you're a fan of the genre' you won't be disappointed by FORSAKEN." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
5/5 78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

" Fans of Moore will appreciate his ideas behind the film. Those who aren't probably won't. To them I suggest moving to Germany, where your local doctor can write you a prescription for a three-week stay at a posh spa to relieve the tension." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
2.5/5 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

" Stiller and Wilson give their all (it's obvious that they enjoy working together), but it's not enough to save this film." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4.5/5 84%

Deadpool (2016)

"A superhero film is only as good as the actor playing him and, if ever an actor was meant to play Deadpool, it is Ryan Reynolds." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 97%

45 Years (2015)

"A fine alternative if you're tired of bears, both grizzlies and pandas." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3/5 12%

The Choice (2016)

"What makes this film a notch above other cookie-cutter Sparks adaptations is a strong cast" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 40%

Two Rabbits (2 Coelhos) (2012)

"Portions of the film play like a straight-up thriller, others like a scene taken directly from the video game "Grand Theft Auto."" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3.5/5 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"Technically the film is top notch. The special effects are well done and the various period pieces take you back to a time in life when you couldn't just pick up your cell phone and check in with others." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
1/5 16%

The 5th Wave (2016)

"The following plea is for Chloe Grace Moretz: "PLEASE FIND A NEW AGENT!"" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4.5/5 51%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

""13 Hours" ranks with "Platoon" as a true depiction of what war really is." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
5/5 82%

The Revenant (2015)

"This is, in my opinion, the best film of 2015" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3/5 31%

Daddy's Home (2015)

"All in all, when the kids are disappointed that "Star Wars" is sold out, you can have a little fun with them here" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 61%

Concussion (2015)

"Built on a solid performance by Will Smith" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"Over-the-top bloody...so be prepared for an adult evening out. And an entertaining one." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
5/5 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"Make an investment in "The Big Short." It's a sure thing!" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4.5/5 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"As the most anticipated film release that I can remember in some time, "The Force Awakens" has some big shoes to fill. And fill them it does." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 94%

Creed (2015)

"I'm not afraid to say that Stallone could earn some award consideration for his work here." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3.5/5 77%

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

"From the PIXAR division of Disney, "The Good Dinosaur" is a visual treat for the eyes. " ‐MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
4/5 71%

The Looking Glass (2015)

"In his four decade career, director Hancock has always excelled in smaller, personal films. From "Bang the Drum Slowly" to the Nick Nolte prison drama "Weeds," Hancock manages to give the characters meaning, bringing them to the forefront of the story. " ‐MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
5/5 96%

Spotlight (2015)

""Spotlight" is not only gripping but a great introduction to Journalism 101, making it easily the best "newspaper" film since "All the President's Men."" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
2/8 19%

Love the Coopers (2015)

" After spending time with them you won't know whether to hang the mistletoe or yourself!" ‐MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3.5/5 44%

The 33 (2015)

"Based on true events, and well balanced, the story of "The 33" may be a surprise to many who only know the basics of the event." ‐MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
5/5 94%

Room (2015)

"Emotionally exhausting, "Room" is a film that you will continue to think of long after you've left the theatre. " ‐MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
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