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Michael Booth

Michael Booth
Michael Booth's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Denver Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) For a movie based on the stunted mental development and perfect action timing of American crime-fighting pics, Hot Fuzz has surprisingly little idea of how to get to its point, or when.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2007
2/4 56% Vacancy (2007) A quick and dirty job, a mean little movie ripping off the atmosphere and decorations of Psycho and a half-dozen other horror-thriller classics.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2007
100% My Life as a Dog (Mitt Liv som Hund) (1987) A series of emotionally wrenching moments that made My Life as a Dog a transatlantic hit when it arrived in 1985.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2007
1.5/4 11% Pathfinder (2007) Here's hoping Pathfinder II is a straight-to-video- game release.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2007
1.5/4 48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007) Fans of Aqua Teen who couldn't wait for the next TV season? You'll likely love it. The uninitiated? It would be a lot cheaper to watch five minutes of the Cartoon Network. Save your money for some higher-quality, nonanimated fast food.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2007
3/4 69% Disturbia (2007) Disturbia will have young people on the edge of their seat, cringing and thinking at the same time.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2007
88% Sounder (1972) Director Martin Ritt soaks us in the heat, the beauty, the racism and the buzzing cicadas of Louisiana.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2007
40% The Champ (1979) A three-alarm, three-hanky movie of the highest order, perfect for your kids who don't get to see many truly sad films.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2007
2/4 66% Meet the Robinsons (2007) A year of disappointment in American animation leads me to this advice: Write a simple story. Read your dialogue out loud and hear if it rings true. Draw nice pictures to tell it.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2007
No Score Yet Yesterday (Gabrielle) (Scoring) (The Victory) (This Time Forever) (1981) [An] engaging film.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
3.5/4 82% Days of Glory (2007) A solidly-constructed window onto an era and a culture clash many Americans never knew existed.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
3/4 45% Pride (2007) Pride has a sly, sexy way of overcoming inherent filmmaking clichés and winning over its audience.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
2.5/4 48% Shooter (2007) Shooter boasts a likable hero and the possibility of a sequel, and Hollywood rarely asks for a more storybook ending than that.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
92% An Unreasonable Man (2007) An Unreasonable Man pays true homage to a man of vehemently held ideas by forcing us to engage our brains at the same high level of consciousness.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2007
2/4 85% Hurricane on the Bayou (2006) Katrina will end up changing the entire South, from Houston to Florida, for decades to come, yet Bayou still insists on its upbeat gospel ending.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2007
2.5/4 66% Miss Potter (2007) Miss Potter is as seamless, comfortable and tidy as a Peter Rabbit story, all scones and biscuits, quietly punctuated by tolerable naughtiness.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2007
2/4 73% Climates (Iklimler) (The Climate) (2006) [The] main character spends an inordinate amount of time brooding and staring off into the distance, alternating with scenes of that character's girlfriend brooding and staring off into the distance.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2007
2.5/4 93% The Host (2007) The Host is at best a well-made entertainment mixing drama with humor, with enough populist touches to endear itself to audiences.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2007
91% The Italian (2007) Director Andrei Kravchuk infuses his story with a Dickensian mix of benevolence and indifference. The pacing is assured, and his cameras peek through the Russian mist as if watching a fairy tale, uncertain of a happy or cruel ending.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2007
2/4 34% Breaking and Entering (2007) Despite its arty construction and clever dialogue, Breaking and Entering leaves us too chilly to care.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2007
1.5/4 70% Amazing Grace (2007) I'm sure [director] Apted meant well, but Amazing Grace comes across as a surprisingly graceless biopic narrowed down to one white man's uncomfortable burden.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2007
2.5/4 57% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) It tries to be more than an amusing Disney sitcom about crazy dad and his big rocket. But it's somewhat less than a deep exploration of character and responsibility.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2007
3.5/4 84% Breach (2007) It's not just that Breach looks terrific compared with the dreck Hollywood has thrown on screen so far this year, though there is that. No, Breach has the early-season intelligence and intriguing casting of last year's Inside Man.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2007
3/4 75% Hair High (2004) Rarely is filmmaking of any kind this exuberant, this inventive or this entertaining.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2007
1.5/4 15% Hannibal Rising (2007) There's a certain stylishness from director Peter Webber (Girl With a Pearl Earring), but not enough good acting to make it stick.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2007
88% Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Kramer vs. Kramer is definitely a movie to watch together -- your kids may well seek shelter under your arm, glad to know their own families enjoy more peace.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2007
1/4 4% Because I Said So (2007) I am about to issue a declaration that amounts to blasphemy among many film critics, fashionistas and women of a certain age: I am so over Diane Keaton.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2007
3.5/4 89% Venus (2006) Venus succeeds because there is no hint of smugness in sight.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2007
2.5/4 75% Sherrybaby (2006) It's the movie for you if you liked the pessimistic street view of Half Nelson.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2007
1.5/4 21% Catch and Release (2007) A romantic comedy-drama with little comedy, no drama and less romance than your average YouTube video.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2007
2/4 32% The Good German (2007) We get no heroes, not even flawed ones. Clooney, our marquee man, chases through numbing plot contortions only because of his lust for Lena. By the time The Good German ended, I had barely a clue if the good ones had lived or died.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2007
2.5/4 96% Romántico (2006) Romántico is a quiet, admirable slice-of-life documentary, giving us insight into the human condition without claiming universal knowledge of larger questions involving immigration or family responsibility.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2007
0/4 55% Alpha Dog (2007) I truly doubt Hollywood will produce anything this year that bottoms Alpha Dog for offensively bad filmmaking.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2007
4/4 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) The writers and the actors have just enough sympathy for their characters to keep Notes from deteriorating into a comedy of horrible manners.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2007
3.5/4 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) Robert De Niro sat at the feet of Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, and learned his lessons well.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2006
3/4 43% Night at the Museum (2006) Though far less ambitious than Jurassic Park, Night at the Museum is also far less terrifying than Jumanji. It is happy where it is, and the audience I saw it with seemed to appreciate that.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2006
2/4 65% The History Boys (2006) There are no spontaneous moments on screen: The characters aren't reacting to each other; they're waiting for the cut to deliver a line they've had memorized since [the play] played the London National.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2006
2.5/4 11% The Architect (2006) Too many "big" moments are happening to too many people for the movie to feel plausible, and Tauber tries to tie many of those plots together in a way that seems contrived.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2006
2/4 16% Eragon (2006) There are lots of recycled movie lines, as ageless and hard to kill as a dragon: You are brave, but foolish ... Murder them all, but the boy is mine ... Most dragon riders take years to learn what you know by instinct. Etc., etc.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2006
3/4 94% American Experience (2006) Jonestown is not an easy movie to watch. But it's a solid presentation of an important chapter in American and religious history. Haunting is the only word that truly fits.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2006
1.5/4 65% Apocalypto (2006) Apocalypto wants us to believe there is an overpowering darkness in the land, while I can't quite get past a suspicion of overpowering darkness in the filmmaker.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2006
3/4 38% The Nativity Story (2006) The movie itself is not a miracle. But it's working with pretty good material.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2006
3/4 51% For Your Consideration (2006) Inside the awfully good comedy For Your Consideration is a purely awful drama, dying to break out.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2006
2/4 51% The Fountain (2006) The Fountain is either innovative science fiction or overwrought melodrama; I can't quite pinpoint which. I realize I'm charged with reaching an opinion here, but it's not easy.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2006
3.5/4 88% Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing (2006) The filmmakers give us a good taste of what took the Chicks to such great heights‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2006
2/4 50% Fast Food Nation (2006) Too many story threads are consistently ignored or dropped altogether.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2006
2/4 84% This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) Winds up feeling shallow, padded and unrevealing.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2006
2/4 26% A Good Year (2006) Full of pretentious grape-droppings on how wine is like life, only tastier and with a bolder finish, A Good Year is at best elusive to the palate. At worst, it's a bad pressing of a vintage that has no reisling to exist.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2006
3.5/4 69% Babel (2006) Babel is the masterful third installment in this trilogy of truth and consequence.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2006
2/4 72% American Hardcore (2006) What's irritating about the movie is how much time it spends on empty nostalgia -- shouldn't real punks scorn reminiscing? -- and how little time it spends truly exploring the roots of America's punk prime in the early 1980s.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2006