Michael Hardy

Michael Hardy
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

T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 40% Another Gay Movie (2006) - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 83% The Singing Revolution (2007) - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
3/4 84% Beyond the Gates (2005) - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 11% The Architect (2006) - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2009
3/4 43% Chandni Chowk To China (2009) Chandni Chowk to China is Bollywood's all-singing, all-dancing, all-Hindi bid to conquer America. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2009
.5/4 57% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2008
4/4 62% Beautiful Losers (2008) One of the year's best documentaries. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2008
2/4 9% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2008
11% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2007
2/4 77% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2006
4% Material Girls (2006) It succeeds on its own terms. These days, even pre teens live in a material world. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2006
2/4 60% Lower City (Cidade Baixa) (2006) Everyone involved in the film seems better than the material. - Boston Globe EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2006
1.5/4 64% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2005
2/4 47% Dark Water (2005) Salles seems too uncomfortable with the fantastic to get full value from the creeps and jumps his camerawork delivers. - Houston Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2005
1/4 14% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2005