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Michael Ordoña

Michael Ordoña

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Michael Ordoña's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 89% The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2010) "The rough-edged film gets major points for originality. But its ending utterly flames out, as if the filmmakers suddenly found they had nowhere to land, so hit the self-destruct button. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 24, 2010
4/5 74% Splice (2010) "Splice is a hybrid that works. It's a smart, slickly paced, well-acted science-fiction cautionary tale-horror movie-psychological drama. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 3, 2010
2.5/5 29% Survival of the Dead (2010) "Romero is using better actors than in the past, which helps. But they are hobbled by a sometimes nonsensical script with logical lapses even genre fans will find hard to swallow. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 27, 2010
2.5/5 43% Mercy (2010) "Mercy is a romantic drama with some good qualities -- among them earnestness and strong performances -- but not enough to completely overcome the strain of its clichés. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 6, 2010
0/5 49% The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010) "There are terrible movies and there are loathsome movies. And then there's that rare breed so idiotic, exploitative and sickening one wishes they could be scrubbed from memory. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 6, 2010
3.5/5 63% The Joneses (2010) "The Joneses is a list of grievances nailed to the door of the Church of Materialism, but the hammer never hits the audience's fingers. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2.5/5 86% The Square (2010) "The angles don't quite meet in the key relationship between Ray and Carla. We're not sure what's between them -- love, lust, both or neither. That may be the filmmaker's intent, but it lowers the stakes. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2010
3/5 26% Why Did I Get Married Too (2010) "Not only is Perry in tune with his audience as always, he's unquestionably growing as a cinematic artist. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 5, 2010
2.5/5 20% The Last Song (2010) "For those wondering if the continuing popularity of such exercises might make this one worth the ticket price, the same effect might be achieved by writing names and obstacles (make some tragic) on index cards and tossing them in the air. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 31, 2010
2.5/5 67% Daybreakers (2010) "It can't be a good sign for a vampire movie when its most memorable trait is how desperate Chrysler's product placement appears. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 7, 2010
2/5 31% Bitch Slap (2010) "The target audience must be that awfully precise niche that never tires of women punching each other. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 7, 2010
1/5 22% Looking for Palladin (2008) "Looking for Palladin meanders around Antigua (Guatemala) at a leisurely gait and enjoys the presence of Ben Gazzara in its central role. That's about all there is to find, however. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 5, 2009
32% Adventures of Power (2009) "Gold places his fond comedy in the '80s with all the cinematic skill of early MTV. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 16, 2009
89% Zombieland (2009) "There are even a few poignant moments in the movie, but they don't get in the way of the funny, violent, zombie-killing good time. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 2, 2009
3/5 29% The Open Road (2009) "The Open Road is no Grand Prix winner, but it's no six-car pileup either. It's a low-key road movie that doesn't stray far from the very, very beaten path. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 3, 2009
2/5 74% I Sell the Dead (2008) "The worst fault visually, probably intended as a charm against the spell of low-budget-itis, is relentless darkness. Pervasive shadows in most shots do not evoke atmosphere, but eye strain. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2009
4/5 68% Grace (2009) "It's a horrifying meditation on the unbreakable union of mother and child. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2009
2.5/5 30% The Collector (2009) "Critiquing the filmic technique of this blatant horror franchise-bait is akin to quibbling with the shade of lipstick on a slaughtered pig. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 31, 2009
4/5 94% In the Loop (2009) "A very effective, verbally blood-stained portrait of how a little brazen scheming on one side, coupled with selfishness and failure of nerve on the other, can actually change the world. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 24, 2009
4/5 86% 500 Days of Summer (2009) "(500) Days of Summer is something seldom seen: an original romantic comedy. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 17, 2009
1/5 22% Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) "Often-unwatchably dim. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 10, 2009
4/5 78% Dai-Nipponjin (Big Man Japan) (2009) "You've probably never seen anything like Big Man Japan. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 15, 2009
2.5/5 18% Mutant Chronicles (2008) "It's photogenic people killing mutants before green screens; what more could you ask? " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 29, 2009
3/5 63% Lymelife (2008) "Despite the familiar themes, the movie maintains its originality through its specificity. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 17, 2009
4/5 33% Delhi 6 (2009) "Anchored by a fascinating score from Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, naturalistic performances and a wide cinematic palette, Delhi-6 is a fair introduction to Indian cinema for outsiders -- who will have no clue at times why the audience is laughing. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 27, 2009
2/5 20% Passengers (2008) "It's a long ride to a familiar destination. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 30, 2008
3/4 52% Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert (2008) "It has the potential to be culturally bridging in its way, and that makes looking for Muslim comedy in the Western world worthwhile. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3.5/5 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) "It is a teen romantic comedy that largely fits the familiar template but is also fleshed out with atmosphere, a nice blend of broad goofiness and sophistication, and two appealing leads who bring it to life. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 2, 2008
40% Callback: The Unmaking of Bloodstain (2008) "A mockumentary-thriller-broad-comedy-psychological-drama-sex-farce-insider-Hollywood satire that . . . wait for it . . . could use some focus. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2008
29% Forever Strong (2008) "The movie is well shot and edited, the rugby scenes are enjoyable (if likely puzzling to the uninitiated) and Strong's earnestness excuses at least some of its predictability. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 26, 2008
1.5/5 14% My Best Friend's Girl (2008) "Ultimately, its most unforgivable sin is that it's simply not funny. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2008
3/5 89% Tinker Bell (2008) "To its target audience, it will be another self-empowerment fable with loads of imagination and colorful, painterly images (and a keen marketing blast for Disney fairies). " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2/5 9% Bangkok Dangerous (2008) "There's a charming restaurant scene, some nifty hand-to-hand combat and the cast is great looking. But pretty much all the things that made the original so original are filtered out of this un-original. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 8, 2008
2/5 6% Babylon A.D. (2008) "Babylon feels like an almost random pastiche of good and bad. There may be a deadly virus, or genetic engineering, or a virgin birth, or some combination of all, it's not clear. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 2, 2008
1% Disaster Movie (2008) "Perhaps they'll eventually make one called Spoof Movie, which would brilliantly parody the genre by being consistently funny. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 2, 2008
4/5 43% What We Do Is Secret (2007) "First-time writer-director Rodger Grossman bangs out a visceral, energized biopic that captures the vibrant idiocy of punked-out youth and a tortured soul gaining his wish of cult status. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3/5 42% The House Bunny (2008) "Factory made, nothing new... and really funny. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 22, 2008
64% Sixty Six (2006) "Sixty Six may find a niche audience, but instead of depicting a boy's first steps toward manhood -- ceremony aside -- it turns into an uninvolving portrait of self-absorption. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 6, 2008
2/5 48% Bottle Shock (2008) "The soul of the grape, that thing that elevates a wine to greatness, proves here as elusive on screen as in the bottle. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 6, 2008
4/5 79% Baghead (2008) "Delightfully unpredictable. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 25, 2008
3/5 69% American Teen (2008) "The kids' mistakes make you cringe -- often with laughs of recognition -- and, during the film's most involving moments, makes you long to comfort them through their trials and cheer on their triumphs. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 25, 2008
2/5 34% Space Chimps (2008) "There's probably not enough fuel beyond cute chimps in Candyland to achieve orbit for the kids. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 18, 2008
1.5/5 17% Homo Erectus (National Lampoon's The Stoned Age) (2007) "Thanks to natural selection, without the script, direction or comedic chops to survive, Homo Erectus will be extinct from theaters soon enough. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 11, 2008
3/5 100% Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008) "As obvious as the film's uncredited sources are, it's a pleasant-enough diversion with a notable song score. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 3, 2008
3.5/5 79% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) "It appeals to kids while evoking genuine emotion without excessive sentimentality. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 20, 2008
3/5 64% Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) "A heaping helping of political incorrectness gleefully spiced to offend just about every sentient being. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 13, 2008
2/5 No Score Yet Polar Opposites (2008) "More disastrous than disaster movie. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 6, 2008
2/5 No Score Yet Solar Flare (2008) "The film tries to be a cautionary tale against corporate interference in both the environment and technology, but it really serves as a warning beacon against enervated staging and ineffectual dialogue. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 6, 2008
4/5 91% Shotgun Stories (2007) "Shotgun Stories is a cautionary tale about revenge, but more than that, it is a beautiful, authentic-feeling portrait of a family and a place. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 25, 2008
4/5 39% Zombie Strippers (2008) "Zombie Strippers is a B-movie whose ideas and wit set it well above the great unwashed of the genre. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 18, 2008
2/5 60% Look (2007) "With its emphasis on its interweaving stories, the movie offers no commentary on the phenomenon of increasingly pried-apart privacy, positive or negative. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 14, 2007
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