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Michael C. Walsh

Michael C. Walsh
Michael C. Walsh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Phoenix

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 94% Knuckleball! (2012) For a film that's centered around such a silly-looking pitch, Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg's documentary is packed with considerable drama. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 19, 2012
3/4 38% Lockout (2012) It's Pearce's film, and he chews and spits the one-liners like a hardened wise-ass. Han Solo would be proud. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2.5/4 38% Detention (2012) Sort of like The Breakfast Club meets Donnie Darko, except without a hint of subtlety. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 13, 2012
3/4 97% Rapt (2011) Belvaux, who wrote the script, defies genre expectations at every turn while still providing apt doses of tension and depravity. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 13, 2011
1.5/4 22% Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011) A daft plot seemingly jacked from the most brainless of Saturday morning cartoons. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 24, 2011
3/4 97% Queen Of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? (2011) Instead of going all Al Gore and casting stones from his soap box, Siegel takes an evenhanded approach in getting both sides of the story... ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 16, 2011
1.5/4 47% Yellowbrickroad (2011) We arrive at something resembling a mid-'90s Marilyn Manson music video. Just bizarre. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 2, 2011
1.5/4 0% A Beautiful Life (2009) Unfortunately, Lau throws in one too many wrinkles, squandering our empathy by forcing us through a long-winded relationship involving betrayal and illness. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 19, 2011
3/4 82% The Double Hour (2011) The knockout climax comes about two-thirds of the way through the film, rendering the tail end a punch-drunk afterthought, but that doesn't detract from the clinic in critical suspense that Capotondi gives in the film's first hour. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 28, 2011
3/4 93% Nine Nation Animation (2010) Each would be headache-inducing if any longer than 10 minutes, but they work here, tying their eclectic but masterful exercises in the medium to pointed messages. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Apr 13, 2011
40% HappyThankYouMorePlease (2011) What will they do? And, more important, why should we care about their trivial hipster quandaries? ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 31, 2011
3/4 29% The Virginity Hit (2010) There's no suave dork or sensitive jock. Rather, the high-school kids act like high-school kids -- relentlessly immature and all the better for it. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 18, 2010
1.5/4 57% Bran Nue Dae (2010) Bran Nue Dae isn't just hurting in the spelling department -- it's also lacking the feel-good story that musicals rely on to support their ethos in the absurdist environment of spontaneous song and dance. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 9, 2010
0.5/4 27% Charlie St. Cloud (2010) Zac Efron should consider a new agent. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 5, 2010
3/4 63% Breaking Upwards (2010) Wein's debut feature is kind of a mess: he withholds and warps the emotions of the main characters till there's little sympathy to be had. But though this tactic is usually enough to derail a film, it works here... ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 14, 2010
2.5/4 38% Don McKay (2010) The plot unfolds like a numbed-down neo-noir, and the actors treat it as such, using overwrought dramatic turns as a springboard for delightfully hammy performances. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 31, 2010
2/4 81% City Island (2010) De Felitta knows how to depict family dysfunction, but he lards his film with asinine quips and too many headache-inducing dinner-table shouting matches, and the humor is so contrived, Garcia's Bronx accent sounds channeled through Fred Flintstone. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 31, 2010
1/4 13% Our Family Wedding (2010) Yikes. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 17, 2010