Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan
Michael Hogan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian Daily Telegraph (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 100% The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On (2019) Azhar's thesis floundered midway through, becoming circular and repetitive, but this fine film reignited in an impassioned closing sequence. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Junk Food Experiment (2019) Dietary expert Dr Michael Mosley, should have known better than to supervise this dumbed-down experiment on low-rent celebrity lab rats. It was overlong, under-thought and taught us little. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 50% Sleeping With the Far Right (2019) This was a promising premise with the wrong presenter. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Confessions of a Serial Killer With Piers Morgan (2019) That fact that the serial killer doing the confessing was Bernard Giles - who was either unable or unwilling to explain his crimes - only compounded this programme's problem. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet What Camilla Did Next (2019) She's a fine role model but this flimsy film failed to do her justice. Sorry, babes, but they mugged you off. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Ken Dodd: How Tickled We Were (2018) This was a poignant, life-affirming and frequently tattyfilarious film, rich in nostalgia, although an editor's red pen would have been welcome in places. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 100% Escape From Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess (2018) Latifa might now be detained against her will. Yet as she said: "This video means it won't be in vain. I hope some positive change comes out of this." Viewers of this grimly compelling film will hope so, too. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 80% Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014) Viewers were left similarly fulfilled by this giddy, grin-inducing romp. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet The New Wife (2018) With its manufactured scenarios and manipulative set-ups, it felt invasive and exploitative. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Inside Facebook Secrets of the Social Network (2018) This film might have been visually drab - all screen shots, talking heads and pixellated hidden camera work - but this was incisive, valuable documentary-making. Zuckerberg might mark this programme as disturbing but I click on "like". - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Good Evening Britain (2018) Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid's combative relationship and controversial interviews attract copious column inches, even if they're soundly trounced in the ratings by their BBC rivals. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Secrets of the Chocolate Factory: Inside Cadbury (2018) This documentary went behind the scenes to trace the confectionery giant's 194-year history, telling how a modest family cocoa business in Birmingham evolved into one of our most successful exports. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
3/5 67% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) As a portrait of unlikely female friendship and impassioned campaigning it did justice to little-known heroine Lacks. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 88% All the Way (2016) Just as Johnson steamrolled opposition en route to a landslide 1964 election victory, so Cranston's charisma blew everyone else clean off screen. The actor also went "all the way" and it was absorbing to watch. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
1/5 36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) So clumsy was Sharknado 3, it seemed slapped together by someone with dorsal fins rather than opposable thumbs. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
5/5 95% An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) Wonderfully written and beautifully realised, this period piece crackled with the affection of a true fan. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2014