Michael Agger

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2013
97% Spirited Away (2002) It's an amazing work, filled with a visual intelligence that's meticulously composed and obscenely clever. - New Yorker EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2013
83% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2013
6% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2013
75% Cars (2006) It's impossible to find more joy in the dark at the moment. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2006
82% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2006
34% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2006
57% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) X-Men: The Last Stand is an uninspired hodgepodge. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2006
70% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2006
38% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2006
33% The Butterfly Effect (2004) It's as if [Kutcher] decided that he would prove himself as a dramatic actor by trying out every clichéd serious role in the history of cinema. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2004
84% Elf (2003) It's irony-free fun for the whole family. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2003
97% Alien (1979) The scariest movie in history is actually a bit shy. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2003
69% The Rundown (2003) The Rundown, like many recent action movies, is aggressively adolescent. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2003
36% 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) 2 Fast 2 Furious is just 2 lame, 2 tame, and 2 much like a video game. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2003
84% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2003
23% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2002
39% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2002