Michael McNay

Michael McNay
Michael McNay's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian
Publications: Guardian

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet The Great Battle (1973) Yuri Ozerov, the director... may not deal very much in little human truths, but he knows a tank from a handsaw. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
81% Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) Balefully brilliant. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
71% Big Jake (1971) A mildly entertaining story of kidnap and ransom foiled by Big John that sags hopelessly when it comes to the big shoot-out. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
77% Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) It is efficiently directed by Don Taylor and sanely scripted by Paul Dehn. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
75% Bed & Board (Domicile Conjugal) (1970) Afte rL'Enfant Sauvage it comes as a disappointment. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
89% Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime (1968) With Je t'Aime Je t'Aime Resnais combines lucidity and chop logic ; he deploys a brilliance of surface that can be as baffling as depth, and in the process has lost none of his poetry. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
No Score Yet One P.M. (1969) Godard has gone beyond the point where he can expect any popular or much critical interest, but he is still the major artist working in the medium, he still has ideas which will be given a gloss by other directors. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
82% Bananas (1971) Woody Allen is funny by reason of being Woody Allen, but that is becoming a decreasingly cashable asset. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
100% Taking Off (1971) Forman's, in short, is a talent in a thousand. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
17% Friends (1971) The music by Elton John and Bernie Taupin for Lewis Gilbert's Friends, on the other hand, is rather better than the picture deserves. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
20% Scandalous John (1971) Without having seen every western ever made... I can confidently put forward the Walt Disney production Scandalous John as the most boring. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
79% Daughters of Darkness (Les lèvres rouges) (1971) The film is shot in a confusion of surrealistic perspectives. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
40% Quest for Love (1971) It is based on a story by John Wyndham, but after that spurt from the starting blocks it falls flat on its face. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
No Score Yet Artur Rubinstein The Love of Life (1969) It is a moving and endearing portrait of an emotional, wise, lovable, and immensely talented musician. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
No Score Yet Revenge (1971) A thoroughly nasty bit of work. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
20% The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970) Not even Petula Clark gets a decent line in her title song. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
No Score Yet Beyond The Law (1968) Reassuringly old-fashioned. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
95% Andrei Rublev (1973) Tarkovsky makes his film one of the most convincing portrayals in art of an artist; he succeeds by concentrating on the man's humanity. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2013