Michael Black

Michael Black

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% of the time.

Michael Black'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
3/5 60% Real Steel (2011) "Surprisingly Entertaining " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Oct 13, 2011
2.5/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) "The best part of the movie is the detailed and believable graphics. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Aug 8, 2011
3.5/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "A satisfying roller coaster ride that Harry Potter fans have been waiting for since the beginning. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jul 16, 2011
2.5/5 35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) "Motion Sickness Nightmare " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jul 9, 2011
3/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "It's evident how much detail and time the CG team has invested into making the audience believe what they see is real. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jun 5, 2011
3/5 78% Fast Five (2011) "Even with the over-the-top acting of Dwayne Johnson and mind-numbing action sequences the film is actually watchable. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted May 5, 2011
1.5/5 10% Red Riding Hood (2011) "What big clichés you have! " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Mar 18, 2011
1/5 29% The Warrior's Way (2010) "Simple video game-style action sequences with bad dialogue. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jan 22, 2011
1/5 43% The Green Hornet (2011) "They cast Seth Rogan in the lead role. Big mistake! " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jan 22, 2011
2.5/5 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) "The magic is lost on the very young because of the films' even darker tone. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Dec 21, 2010
2/5 64% Predators (2010) "A sad attempt at rebooting an already used up storyline. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jul 11, 2010
1/5 15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) "Complete lack of imagination. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted May 7, 2010
2/5 28% Clash of the Titans (2010) "A poor remake with little 3D value. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Apr 5, 2010
3.5/5 90% Zombieland (2009) "Zombieland will earn its place right next to Shawn of the Dead as a good comedy. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Oct 21, 2009
2.5/5 83% Paranormal Activity (2009) "A bit disappointing to hard-core fright fans, but to new fans of this genre it might get their pulse racing. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Oct 21, 2009
.5/5 14% I Love You Beth Cooper (2009) "Most of the characters are one-sided and boring and the actors who play them are so bad the movie suffers for it. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Aug 2, 2009
2/5 75% $9.99 (2008) "A bit boring and too long " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jul 15, 2009
2/5 40% Imagine That (2009) "About the only bright note in Imagine That is Yara Shahidi, who is impressive in her film debut - she keeps up with her co-stars comedic antics. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jun 17, 2009
2.5/5 33% Terminator Salvation (2009) "A futile popcorn flick that fails to live up to the franchise standards. Dedicated Terminator fans continually crave to see humans and machines slug it out. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted May 25, 2009
2.5/5 37% Angels & Demons (2009) "The basic plot is another chapter of The Da Vinci Code, but Ron Howard's direction is more even in this sequel. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted May 17, 2009
4/5 95% Star Trek (2009) "It's disheartening that Deforest Kelly, James Doohan, and series creator Gene Roddenberry won't be able to see their legacy "beam" back to life and continue at warp speed. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted May 8, 2009
2/5 12% Pink Panther 2 (2009) "Has a few chuckles that would make a younger audience laugh but to experienced movie veterans, laughs are lacking. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Feb 8, 2009
.5/5 21% The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) "The Day the Earth Stood Still falls flat due to the underused and boring computer graphics and ultra dumb and uninteresting characters. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Dec 18, 2008
3/5 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) "The movie is not as good as its predecessor and somewhat hard to follow due to the fast-paced dialogue. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Nov 30, 2008
2/5 43% Death Race (2008) "To a seasoned moviegoer who saw the original film, this version offers nothing new but updated armored cars. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Sep 6, 2008
2/5 51% Get Smart (2008) " Get Smart might be funny to a 10-year-old but adults need smarter humor. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jun 19, 2008
2.5/5 48% Run Fatboy Run (2007) "For his debut directing role, Schwimmers steers a safe "PG-13" date movie that roots for the underdog and has a good overall message. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Mar 28, 2008
.5/5 16% Jumper (2008) "Jumper is riddled with plot holes and useless action sequences in a wasted attempt to fill time. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Feb 15, 2008
1/5 21% Fred Claus (2007) "Fred Claus is a large lump of coal in your pre-holiday stocking sure to give you a stomach ache after eating too much turkey. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Nov 12, 2007
2/5 29% The Heartbreak Kid (2007) "Compared to past Farrelly movies, I found the jokes raunchy and cruel rather than funny. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Oct 14, 2007
3.5/5 89% The Simpsons Movie (2007) "The plot isn't the main reason to see this movie; it's the constant jokes and gags churned out from start to finish. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Aug 4, 2007
2.5/5 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) "Despite having a storyline scattering in too many directions, Spider-Man 3 is a visually stunning and entertaining movie that upholds the immensely popular series. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted May 7, 2007
3/5 69% Blades of Glory (2007) "The plot is extremely thin but a spoof of ice skating was inevitable, and I'm glad Ferrell is the one to do it. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Apr 2, 2007
3.5/5 66% Black Snake Moan (2007) "In Black Snake Moan Brewer balances race, religion, and sexuality in a strange yet intriguing storyline that exposes the human soul and how some people deal with emotional pain. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Mar 3, 2007
2/5 12% The Messengers (2007) "The Messengers falls flat with its tedious plot, clichéd storyline and unsurprising twist. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Feb 4, 2007
1/5 21% The Hitcher (2007) "The Hitcher uses every slasher film cliché, is frustrating to watch, and ultimately I didn't care about the predictable ending. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jan 24, 2007
1/5 55% Alpha Dog (2007) "Despite some rather surprisingly good acting by some of the most unlikely of cast members, the film's directing and editing style ultimately ruin Alpha Dog. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jan 15, 2007
3/5 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) "The acting is superb, and Baquero steals the movie. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jan 15, 2007
3.5/5 63% Clerks II (2006) "Most of the dialogue is geared towards young teenagers who mindlessly argue about things that really don't matter in real life. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jul 26, 2006
2.5/5 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) "Brett Ratner delivers the action but the punch doesn't stand up to the previous two films. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted May 29, 2006
4/5 86% Thank You for Smoking (2006) "Intelligent and witty from start to finish and by far the best satire comedy of the year. " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Mar 29, 2006
3.5/5 73% V for Vendetta (2006) "Never lags for a second " ‐ ReviewExpress.com
Posted Mar 23, 2006
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