Michael Agger

Michael Agger

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Michael Agger's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Bad Santa (2003)

"Once the rude shock of a profane Claus wears off, there's not really much to do except await the next outrageous remark." ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 5, 2013

Spirited Away (2001)

"It's an amazing work, filled with a visual intelligence that's meticulously composed and obscenely clever." ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 27, 2013

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

"Two down, presumably five to go, and already the franchise is entering dangerous territory: if you aren't one of the many who know their Harry Potter chapter and verse, prepare for a nap." ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 26, 2013

Gigli (2003)

"It's hard to tell who this movie was intended for: those who think that a mentally challenged boy singing dirty rap lyrics is cute and funny? Those who find Ben Affleck's brow to be ineffably mysterious? Students of Stoic philosophy looking for a test?" ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 5, 2013

Cars (2006)

"It's impossible to find more joy in the dark at the moment." ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 9, 2006

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

"By the movie's own reckoning, it's a success: a dented, mysterious item that you would find buried in a secondhand store -- a relic of the old, weird America that Keillor so loves." ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 8, 2006

The Break-Up (2006)

"There's no reason not to see The Break-Up, but there's also no reason, assuming the date is going well, not to skip it and order dessert." ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 2, 2006

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

"X-Men: The Last Stand is an uninspired hodgepodge." ‐ Slate
Posted May 25, 2006

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"For all of the movie's professional craft and lovely vertigo, the experience is like eating popcorn in a guillotine." ‐ Slate
Posted May 4, 2006

American Dreamz (2006)

"Many of us have an American Dream: to go to the movies and laugh. The new comedy American Dreamz will fulfill that fantasy for some people." ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 21, 2006

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

"It's as if [Kutcher] decided that he would prove himself as a dramatic actor by trying out every clich├ęd serious role in the history of cinema." ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 27, 2004

Elf (2003)

"It's irony-free fun for the whole family." ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 7, 2003

Alien (1979)

"The scariest movie in history is actually a bit shy." ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 1, 2003

The Rundown (2003)

"The Rundown, like many recent action movies, is aggressively adolescent." ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 27, 2003

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

"2 Fast 2 Furious is just 2 lame, 2 tame, and 2 much like a video game." ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 6, 2003

Voyage de Morvern Callar (2002)

"We are accustomed to seeing people do disturbing things in movies, but rare is the movie that convincingly presents the interior life of a cracked mind." ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 3, 2003

Sonny (2002)

"Nicolas Cage isn't the first actor to lead a group of talented friends astray, and this movie won't create a ruffle in what is already an erratic career." ‐ Slate
Posted Dec 27, 2002

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

"J. Lo will earn her share of the holiday box office pie, although this movie makes one thing perfectly clear: She's a pretty woman, but she's no working girl." ‐ Slate
Posted Dec 16, 2002