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Michael Gingold

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Time Out, Birth.Movies.Death.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 11% Life Itself (2018) Overall, his movie feels like an entire season of This Is Us compressed into two frustratingly uneven hours of tearjerking and grief porn.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
1/5 10% Peppermint (2018) Star Jennifer Garner must have thought this flick would do for her career what director Pierre Morel's Taken did for Liam Neeson's, but the result is bad enough to make any actor take an alias.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/5 26% The Nun (2018) There are creepy crypts aplenty and a graveyard with bell-equipped coffins just in case anyone gets buried alive (alas, the transgressive sexuality of the era's more extreme nunsploitation flicks is off the table).‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
93% Searching (2018) Cho is fully engaging as a typical father fighting his way through the online forest of his daughter's life, which proves to be more dense and tangled than he ever suspected. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
1/5 25% Mile 22 (2018) The two times Uwais is allowed to bust out his fighting moves, the scenes are Cuisinarted into incomprehensible shreds, and the point becomes not the precision and virtuosity of his skills, but the broken bones and spurting gore that end each mano-a-mano.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Once it's over, you won't necessarily be itching for an Equalizer 3.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 7% Slender Man (2018) The movie fails to understand that it's the characters' fixation on Slender Man -- and not the phantom himself -- that should be driving the terror.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
100% The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion applies bone-crunching, blood-spurting action to the cinematic trend of super-gifted teens discovering their powers/true origins.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
No Score Yet Inuyashiki (2018) It may be more violent than your average superhero movie, but that doesn't hold Inuyashiki back from greatness. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
73% BuyBust (2018) Tthe movie makes potent points about the collateral damage wreaked by the Philippines' war on drugs, as the residents of lower-class communities like Gracia suffer and die thanks to the cop-vs.-criminal conflicts playing out in their midst.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
56% Profile (2018) The dichotomy between [the characters], as much as the bigger picture of the rabbit hole Amy goes spiraling down, is what gives Profile its suspenseful power.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) A portrait of an artist engaging and compelling enough that we want to follow him, on foot or otherwise, through to the end of his screen story.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) The culmination of [the stars'] onscreen relationship is profoundly moving... just as Eighth Grade points toward enduring careers for its writer/director and star.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
70% Damsel (2018) Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska keep this offbeat Western watchable.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2/5 55% Tag (2018) Another symptom of a long cinematic Hangover, complete with Ed Helms in the lead.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
4/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) This timely doc will resonate deeply with anyone who remembers Rogers befriending them from the small screen.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Bird first and foremost aims for a rousing, funny and touching entertainment, and delivers the goods.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
40% Mary Shelley (2018) The issue with Mary Shelley isn't that the story it tells is untrue, but that it doesn't tell enough of it.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) The sequel recaptures more than enough of the first film's impish spirit to provide a big, raucous, bloody good time.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
94% Beast (2018) There is indeed beauty to be found on the island, but Pearce's sharply made point is that beastliness can lurk in unexpected places.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
29% Mapplethorpe (2018) This biopic needed more of what made the man tick, and those he ticked off.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
75% Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh (2018) This could have resulted in spiky, morbid humor in the Eating Raoul mold, but the writing isn't sharp enough to pull it off.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
80% Jonathan (2018) Jonathan is a different kind of sci-fi, one that approaches material that could have been spun in visceral or hi-tech directions in a manner that emphasizes the smaller, less sensational human picture.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
17% Supercon (2018) Standing in line for three hours to pay $100 for an autograph is more fun thank this movie.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2/5 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Too often, the writers-stars settle for childish bad taste over real wit; there are incessant references to male genitalia but the movie is too timid to follow through when two macho guys are dared to kiss.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
No Score Yet Howard (2018) A tribute to the life and achievements of the lyricist whose musical achievements still echo powerfully to this day.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
28% Traffik (2018) Traffik is junc.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) The hook of William Friedkin's The Devil and Father Amorth is the opportunity to see an actual exorcism on screen. The surprise is that the most interesting element of this documentary is not the rite itself, but where Friedkin goes with it.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
53% Rampage (2018) Rampage offers a good amount of old-fashioned giant-monster entertainment and just enough heart to give it a spine.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
No Score Yet Top Knot Detective (2016) The illusion established by Top Knot Detective writer/directors Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce is so complete that when their saga turns serious, you're genuinely caught up in the drama.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The final act is a delirious sugar rush of city-smashing spectacle. It's generic but 'Uprising' kicks the metal ass of any of the 'Transformers' films.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2/5 44% The Hurricane Heist (2018) This one's just blowing through theaters on its way to streaming services.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) Aardman's latest is another total charmer. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) It's fitting that while the coy glossiness of Fifty Shades Freed is bringing the mildest sizzle to theaters nationwide, an alternative is also becoming available with Double Lover (L'Amant Double), the latest from French provocateur Francois Ozon.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 88% The Road Movie (2018) A study of human nature under unusual circumstances, revealing the often stoic and nonchalant nature of the Russian character.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
2/5 28% Proud Mary (2018) They got the right star for sure, but they haven't given her a proper vehicle.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game continues Sorkin's fascination with delving into and elucidating the psyches of self-made successes...It also once more showcases his skills as a wordsmith, while revealing his debuting talent for putting those words on screen.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 56% Bullet Head (2017) With too little freshness for crime-drama devotees, too many furry corpses for animal lovers and a thoroughly predictable wrap-up, Bullet Head ultimately screws the pooch‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Dean's movie is not a tract. It's a straightforwardly told, A-to-B-to-C chronicle of Lamarr's history, given richness by the many points of view offered by an impressive lineup of talking heads.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
97% Coco (2017) After spinning its wheels with Cars 3, Pixar is back in top form with Coco, a delightful and moving mix of fantasy and family concerns.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
20% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Slightly better than the first, but still pretty awful.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
38% Leap! (2017) The Weinsteins' latest animation is a faux pas de deux.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) This thriller/black comedy/racial drama sadly misses the mark on all three levels.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2/5 36% Jigsaw (2017) Despite its meticulously detailed gore, Jigsaw is rarely scary.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/5 70% Happy Death Day (2017) Director Christopher Landon and screenwriter and comics veteran Scott Lobdell maintain modest tension and humor as they deliver tried-and-true genre standbys like loud music jump-scares, an unnaturally deserted hospital and red-herring suspects.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 66% Breathe (2017) While it's a given that [Andy] Serkis can wrangle the digital side, it bodes well for his upcoming Jungle Book that he can prioritize the internal on occasion.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
2/5 4% Flatliners (2017) Somebody get a defibrillator in here, stat.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
91% Good Time (2017) The Safdies and cinematographer Sean Price Williams immerse you in the pressurized scenario with a mix of tight close-ups, handheld camerawork and overhead shots suggesting the viewpoint of a scientist watching a rat traverse a maze.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/5 38% Kidnap (2017) Kidnap may strain plausibility, but it's no more absurd than Taken, and it's a kick to watch Karla, a woman with no particular set of skills, become a capable warrior based on pure maternal ferocity.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Onscreen, The Dark Tower serves up a generic, half-baked scenario no different from a slew of better-known YA properties in which young, wide-eyed protagonists discover their connections to a hidden fantastical world.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017