Michael Hardy

Michael Hardy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Michael Hardy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 No Score Yet

Another Gay Movie (2006)

Quote not available.Boston Globe
Posted Nov 23, 2011
2/4 84%

The Singing Revolution (2007)

Quote not available.Boston Globe
Posted Nov 23, 2011
3/4 84%

Beyond the Gates (2005)

Quote not available.Boston Globe
Posted Nov 23, 2011
2/4 11%

The Architect (2006)

Quote not available.Boston Globe
Posted Nov 23, 2011
1/4 6%

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

"This is a movie for the overcaffeinated, undereducated teenager in all of us." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 2, 2009
3/4 44%

Chandni Chowk To China (2009)

"Chandni Chowk to China is Bollywood's all-singing, all-dancing, all-Hindi bid to conquer America." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 16, 2009
.5/4 58%

Quarantine (2008)

"I have seen many execrable films -- Plan 9 From Outer Space, Disaster Movie, Batman & Robin -- but never has a movie made me so physically ill." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 13, 2008
3.5/4 96%

The Pool (2008)

"Many directors claim to value local color, but few have gone as far, or achieved such impressive results, as has Chris Smith in The Pool." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 3, 2008
0.5/4 40%

Fireproof (2008)

"With the production values of a straight-to-video cheapie and the script of a mediocre soap opera, Fireproof is good for just about one thing: dousing whatever flames might be left in your marriage." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 29, 2008
4/4 64%

Beautiful Losers (2008)

"One of the year's best documentaries." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 26, 2008
3/4 7%

Red Roses and Petrol (2008)

"Because Petrol is so grim, its few moments of repentance and reconciliation don't feel as contrived as they might otherwise; if any film has earned the right to be sentimental, it's this one." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 12, 2008
.5/4 1%

Disaster Movie (2008)

"No one spoofed in the film -- yes, including Jessica Simpson -- is more worthy of derision than the people responsible for making it." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 2, 2008
3/4 78%

A Jihad for Love (2008)

"Makes an invaluable contribution by recording the names, faces, and stories of gay men and women struggling to reconcile their religion with their sexuality." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 27, 2008
2/4 56%

Bab'Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Own Soul (2008)

"Perhaps inevitably, the story and characters in Bab'Aziz never rival the interest of its photography." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 25, 2008
2/4 7%

Shutter (2008)

"If Shutter is any indication, the reputation of professional photographers is still on the wane. Not only are photographs creepy, the film suggests, but so are photographers." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 24, 2008

Blood and Chocolate (2007)

"The city ends up being more interesting than the story or characters. Too bad we can barely see it." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 3, 2007
2/4 78%

The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de pages) (2006)

"The stakes in this story seem too low to justify its audience's attention. If The Page Turner were a novel, it would hardly be a page turner. Why should we hold films to a lower standard?" ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 20, 2007
1.5/4 12%

The Aryan Couple, (The Couple) (2005)

"Mainly notable for its inappropriate, blithe sentimentality. In another film this would be the usual Hollywood hokum. In a film about the most serious subject imaginable, it amounts to moral idiocy." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 6, 2006

Material Girls (2006)

"It succeeds on its own terms. These days, even pre teens live in a material world." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 21, 2006
2/4 60%

Lower City (Cidade Baixa) (2006)

"Everyone involved in the film seems better than the material." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 12, 2006
1.5/4 63%

Saint Ralph (2005)

"It's hard to dislike schmaltz as mild as Saint Ralph, but let's try: The film is as bland as a communion wafer, sentimental as a Christmas homily, and predictable as the liturgy." ‐ Houston Chronicle
Posted Aug 5, 2005
2/4 46%

Dark Water (2005)

"Salles seems too uncomfortable with the fantastic to get full value from the creeps and jumps his camerawork delivers." ‐ Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 8, 2005
1/4 13%

Rebound (2005)

"Rebound's reiteration of the Mighty Ducks paradigm of kiddie sports movies often feels tediously academic as it scrambles to touch all the generic bases." ‐ Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 1, 2005