Michael Ordoña

Michael Ordoña
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 77% Guava Island (2019) Glover's short film mixes music, mild violence. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Of course, nothing in it is as endearing as the birds themselves. The mere sight of their fat bodies waddling across the ice gets the warmest response of all. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
57% The Highwaymen (2019) "Highwaymen" is a decidedly grown-up meditation on the price of lives and the thoughtlessness of idol worship. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Superpower Dogs (2019) Kids will be "Awww"-ing at the dogs' shows of affection toward their humans. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Cliffs of Freedom (2019) The dialogue is often stiff, the action and plotting unlikely, making the romance hard to swallow. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Some language, lots of pro wrestling in funny biopic. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 36% Patrick (2019) Mild British comedy should have had more dog, less human. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Family-friendly threequel has peril, bloodless battles. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 44% The Prodigy (2019) Graphic violence, language in "bad seed" horror movie. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
1/5 13% Berlin, I Love You (2019) Limp anthology has brief nudity, language, adult themes. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/5 38% Untogether (2019) Romantic drama has nudity, sexual content, language. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Supernatural violence, sex in art satire/horror hybrid. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/5 22% Miss Bala (2019) Female-driven crime action has violence, swearing, drugs. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Brief nudity, language in romantic, mature Polish drama. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Canal Street (2019) Flawed melodrama has teen partying, mild violence. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
4/5 89% Who Will Write Our History (2019) Powerful Holocaust docu has disturbing images, stories. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
2/5 13% I Hate Kids (2019) Sexual theme, some swearing in tepid comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3/5 80% Perfectos Desconocidos (2019) Spanish-language dramedy deals with lots of adult topics. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 49% Escape Room (2019) Constant peril, limited bloodshed in trap scare-fest. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Underwater origin story has lots of comic book action. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 57% The House That Jack Built (2018) Extreme violence, nudity, language in serial killer story. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Powerful, gritty Lebanese drama shows kids in danger. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
1/5 65% Tyrel (2018) Lots of swearing, partying in aimless indie dramedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Head Full of Honey (2018) Alzheimer's dramedy has language, unrealistic behavior. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
2/5 75% The Mercy (2018) True-life sailing misadventure is mild in every way. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet American Street Kid (2016) Unflinching docu has strong language, drug use, more. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2/4 15% Robin Hood (2018) The delight taken in throwing film references in the blender with a shot of social consciousness can take a familiar tale only so far. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 84% Creed II (2018) Strong sequel has boxing violence, some language. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 82% Instant Family (2018) Heartwarming family dramedy has some mature moments. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Above-average crime drama has language, violence, sex. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 65% Jonathan (2018) Psychological drama has mild language, sensuality. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
1/5 22% River Runs Red (2018) Bloody violence, strong language in weak revenge thriller. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 76% The Long Dumb Road (2018) Swearing, drinking, pot in offbeat buddy road comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
1/4 81% Overlord (2018) Overlord leaves a wealth of possibilities unmined. One imagines it was more compelling as pitch than finished product. - San Francisco Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 89% A Private War (2018) War violence, language, nudity in mature biopic. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 89% Bodied (2018) Edgy comedy attacks stereotypes; strong language, drinking. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 36% Viper Club (2018) Mom tries to save journalist son; some language, violence. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Wry, painful fact-based comedy has language, drinking. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 51% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Offbeat noir comedy has strong language, some sexuality. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) Satisfying horror sequel has tons of blood, strong language. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 80% Mid90s (2018) Edgy coming-of-age comedy has language, drinking, violence. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
59% Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) It's the excruciating wait for anything to happen that makes "Jack Brooks" so frustrating. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
57% Quarantine (2008) Shame on the filmmakers for reducing one of the main characters to an incessantly whimpering, hyperventilating embodiment of fingernails on a chalkboard for what feels like the final third of the film. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2/5 20% Bigger (2018) Overly sanitized biopic tackles bigotry; mild violence. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 71% The Happy Prince (2018) Sex, language in drama about Oscar Wilde's last days. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 62% The Oath (2018) Dark comedy about political divide has violence, language. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 32% Loving Pablo (2018) Brutal violence, strong language in Escobar biopic. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Trico Tri: Happy Halloween (2018) Mild sexuality, language in low-budget family ghost comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/5 85% Monsters and Men (2018) Superb race-relations drama has language, tension. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 61% Summer '03 (2018) Sexual themes, teen partying in coming-of-age comedy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018