Michael Medved

Michael Medved
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 78% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) A few of the many, many gags do delivery laughs and undeniable sympathy for the two goofball main characters. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/4 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) As a work of cinema, it's undeniably effective--thanks to an utterly brilliant performance by Daniel Kaluuya--and fiercely fascinating. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/4 75% Palmer (2021) It's predictable and sentimental...but the material comes alive due to superior performances, particularly by the outstanding Justin Timberlake. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
3/4 60% Gun and a Hotel Bible (2019) Wildly original and impossible to forget...Bradley Gosnell and Daniel Floren (who also wrote the play that inspired the film) are both superb on screen. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
1.5/4 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) 2017's WONDER WOMAN was thrilling and touching, but WW84 turns the franchise into #BlunderWoman... It's not the worst movie of the year, but it may be the most disappointing. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
2.5/4 48% Black Beauty (2020) This new adaptation is consistently gorgeous to look at, but far more manipulative than magnificent. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/4 77% The Croods: A New Age (2020) With its sturdy family-first theme, this one is even better than the first. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/4 88% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) A welcome surprise with a small budget but big heart. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/4 89% The Nest (2020) THE NEST is an unforgettable cinematic experience and perhaps the best performance of Jude Law's career. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
2/4 70% Kindred (2020) Well acted, beautifully shot and pointlessly disturbing--the audience seems as much a victim of sadism as the main character held prisoner in a creepy, creaky country home. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
1.5/4 83% Freaky (2020) Vince Vaughn is occasionally funny, but the high school characterizations are tired stereotypes with no hint of humanity. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
2.5/4 94% Faith Based (2020) Occasionally hilarious...occasionally as clumsy as the film-within-a-film that the goofball main characters are creating. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
1.5/4 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) An intriguing collection of stars come together in a nightmarish film about the way religious faith warps the lives of countless residents of the American heartland...the anti-Christian bias is unmistakable. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) Cynthia Erivo is outstanding in this role... and director/co-writer Kasi Lemmons should get Oscar consideration for an exceptional achievement. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/4 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Much better than the last 3 films in the series, but not nearly as good as the first two. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 81% Judy (2019) Though it's not a great film, Renée Zellweger brings this sad material to electrifying light. She even does a credible job singing the songs that Garland made famous. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/4 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Sumptuous and seductive....Even those who never reveled in the television series will find it impossible to resist this handsome film's multi-layered charms. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3 out of 4 42% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) The movie, about family bonds and unshakeable determination, packs an undeniable emotional impact. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/ 4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) For Tarantino fans, it's a feast; for Tarantino skeptics, it's vastly more entertaining and impressive, for all its indulgences, than you would expect. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
out of 4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) With its irresistibly charismatic bickering buddies (Johnson & Statham) and the formidable addition of Vanessa Kirby and Idris Elba, the film remains ridiculously entertaining, even in its most preposterous moments. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3 out of 4 52% The Lion King (2019) You can't argue with the visual grandeur of this film, which is just dazzling...it's a little weird to see animals looking like a nature documentary suddenly start talking to each other and singing... - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
3 out of 4 98% The Farewell (2019) Great characterizations with brilliant writing and an astonishingly accomplished ensemble cast. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/4 63% Yesterday (2019) Funny, thought provoking...and undeniably enjoyable. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
2.5/4 23% Men in Black International (2019) The plot is silly, of course, but the sense of humor, solid special effects and appealing characters make this a mostly agreeable film. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 80% Late Night (2019) As a mildly diverting pastime, you probably will manage to stay awake for LATE NIGHT. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/4 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) Those who enjoyed the previous films will sorely miss the moments of light and humor that generally made them watchable... it's not just dark, it's dreary. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
1/4 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) This is one of the most incoherent movies I have ever seen...and the most aurally assaultive I can remember. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/4 57% Aladdin (2019) Naomi Scott... is particularly effective as Princess Jasmine and the special effects are consistently watchable. Will Smith seems to be having a good time, but he won't make anyone forget about Robin Williams. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) More tedious than terrific...there are no surprises in the plot, no characterizations, and no real reasons to invest your time or money in seeing more of the same. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
2/4 13% The Hustle (2019) Rebel Wilson relies far too much on gross-out humor and tiresome fat jokes and Anne Hathaway's elegant hauteur is largely wasted on this mercilessly mediocre film. Don't be scammed by THE HUSTLE. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 89% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Molly Shannon brings life, spark and humor to the portrayal of Emily Dickinson...If you loved the poet, you'll be intrigued by the film. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
1.5/4 46% Little (2019) The pacing is poky and the nearly 2-hour runtime feels padded. And unlike the original BIG, the main character learns absolutely nothing from the time she spends inside a 13-year-old body. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/4 90% Shazam! (2019) Despite elements that are both corny and confusing, SHAZAM! has real heart with likable characters experiencing real teenage problems--even in the body of a superhero. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/4 46% Dumbo (2019) The movie is visually spectacular and the computer generated beasts--particularly Dumbo--are unforgettably endearing. DUMBO is nearly 2 hours of surprisingly effective enchantment. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/4 93% Us (2019) What starts out as creepy and spell-binding deteriorates into a silly, generic zombie movie before it's partially redeemed by an unforgettably shocking ending. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3.5/4 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Entirely compelling...Julianne Moore is a real contender for another Oscar nomination. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
2/4 79% Captain Marvel (2019) It's hard to see that anyone will think this is one of the better entries into the Marvel universe. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
3/4 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) It's gorgeous to look at with rich, imaginative and captivating animation. If the stories and characters are confusing and superficial, it's still great fun to watch. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2.5/4 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) You know it's not very good-and it isn't-but it's relentlessly adequate and surprisingly entertaining. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 84% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The animation isn't quite as crisp or imaginative, and the plot is just about impossible to follow, but there are so many clever references and so many dazzling stars, how can you not enjoy it? - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/4 99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) I don't think we'll ever come closer to understanding and experiencing what ordinary fighting men went through in this global conflict. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
1.5/4 20% Serenity (2019) The only mystery about this misbegotten mess is how writer/director Steven Knight got so many distinguished actors to participate in it. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
0/4 37% Glass (2019) Though it's intended as a follow-up to UNBREAKABLE, this one has earned the title 'Unbearable' - deserving of the coveted, rarely awarded distinction of Zero Stars. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 42% The Upside (2019) The emotional manipulation is sometimes heavy-handed...but the interaction between the two leads will appeal to a very broad audience. The film's not a classic, but you'll probably feel better when you leave the theater than when you came in. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/4 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) A pale reflection of the original. - The Michael Medved Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
2/4 13% Town & Country (2000) People we're supposed to care about come across like Marxist cartoons of the idle rich. - Medvedia EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2001