Michael Roffman

Michael Roffman
Michael Roffman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Consequence of Sound
Publications: Consequence of Sound

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A- 82% The Lodge (2019) The Lodge is cruel and ugly, but with a darkness that's both tactile and tragic. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
C 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Dark Phoenix really is the last stand for the franchise, only the film feels less like a triumphant battle and more like a violent skirmish waged by those who haven't been told the war is over. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
76% The Ranger (2018) The Ranger is the type of Friday night rental you're stoked to have found by Saturday morning. Pulpy, sensational, stylish, and merciless, Jenn Wexler shows a ton of promise as a filmmaker, and may even have a potential muse in Chloe Levine. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
B 93% Little Monsters (2019) Nyong'o is downright charming, to the point that you wonder how many more genres she can tackle in the years to come. Her comedic timing is on-point and her knack for action is sublime. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
D+ 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) This is a series that continues to drastically lower the bar with each entry, and The Curse of La Llorona finds the universe close to six feet under. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
B- 73% Teen Spirit (2019) Simply put, Elle Fanning is Teen Spirit. This is a performance piece, nothing more and nothing less, and those invested in seeing Fanning soar in her career have every reason to watch. She's become the most formidable actress of her generation. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
A- 77% Adopt a Highway (2019) Rather wisely, Marshall-Green simply follows Hawke as he curiously interacts with the world around him, observing its range of quirks, novelties, and many walks of life. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
A- 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot is a major win for Levine, Rogen, and Theron, who defied the odds to deliver an instantly re-watchable hit. It's sexy, it's funny, it's smart, it's topical, and, above all, it's exactly what some people need right now. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
A 95% This Is Spinal Tap (1984) This is Spinal Tap is hilarious to everyone who's not a musician. Because as ridiculous and perverse as Rob Reiner's heavy metal mockumentary gets, the slim, 82-minute comedy gnaws at more truths than any other rock 'n' roll biopic put to celluloid. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
C- 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Had he gone Full Argento as opposed to Made For TV Craven, Velvet Buzzsaw might have at least passed for an enjoyable genre ride. Instead, it's about as unnerving and horrifying as Cruel Intentions assumes its scandalous and explicit. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
D 37% Glass (2019) It's all so antiquated, grooving by with the swagger of Billy Madison sidling up to Generation Xers in an REO Speedwagon shirt. Glass is not just late on arrival, but dead on arrival, and the collateral damage is two solid films and one comeback. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
B- 66% Vice (2018) Vice works best when it's having fun, and only starts to unravel when you get the sense that McKay is trying to appease those that may walk away saying, "Dude, there's nothing funny about 9/11 and what Haliburton has done to this world." - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
C- 61% Vox Lux (2018) Director and writer Brady Corbet can't stay focused for more than five minutes, oscillating between social issues with the precision of an outraged tween on Twitter. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
A 57% The House That Jack Built (2018) The House That Jack Built is one of the funniest films of 2018. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
B- 84% Creed II (2018) Creed 2 is a commendable chapter in the franchise, thriving from a strong commitment to character, mostly thanks to Stallone's reverence to his own legacy and the new one being created for Jordan. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
D+ 81% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family is too cute or too stupid or too predictable to be anything more than a middling Hallmark card stretched out to a feature film that belongs at a Christmas party sleepover in Connecticut. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
A 96% Halloween (1978) Halloween is the ensuing American nightmare. It's the national boogeyman. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
C+ 71% Hold the Dark (2018) It's the Big Swing every director attempts at some point in their career; Saulnier simply felt he could stand up to the plate. Swing and miss, sadly, but what a swing it is. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
B- 32% The Predator (2018) This is the most Shane Black movie Shane Black has ever made. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
D 26% The Nun (2018) Corin Hardy's lame Conjuring spinoff is as frightening as a Walgreens Halloween display. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
C 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Juliet, Naked could have been great. Hawke and Byrne do have a chemistry, but they're always on a separate bill, to crib from the musical theme. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B+ 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) In Fallout, Tom Cruise literally falls from space down to Earth, a visual metaphor that is hardly coincidental, because if there's one takeaway from this chapter, it's that Cruise, or rather Ethan Hunt, is human after all. Kind of. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
C+ 32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) The movie is about as hollow as a prop book. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
A- 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo: A Star Wars Story is the best damn Star Wars film released under the Mouse House. Better yet, it's the most fun anyone has had in this far, far away galaxy since the Reagan era. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B 69% Damsel (2018) Damsel fiddles around with the Western to mixed results. Narratively, the Zellners are always looking to zag, and while that leads to some surprising passages, not all of them are safe. Instead, they often spill into dead ends. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B- 93% Revenge (2018) Fargeat spares no expense with the gore, sending the film's heroes and villains through the ringer, from gutsy shotgun blasts to gaping foot injuries that would send Bruce Campbell to the infirmary in tears. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B 85% Game Night (2018) What you get here is a battlefield of comedy and action, one that's self-aware enough to eek by despite trying to look so cool and snazzy. It's a popcorn movie, a Friday night rental, a game night. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
B 67% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) There's a musicality to Wain's direction that's addicting, and the emotional punch in the final five minutes proves there's a future for the filmmaker that goes way beyond the yucks. In that respect, A Futile and Stupid Gesture is anything but that. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) For all its strengths, The Last Jedi is a very manic film, fueled by excellent ideas that could have been parsed out in smarter ways. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
C 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is a treacly slog that's regretfully forgettable. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B 100% Creep 2 (2017) With Creep 2, you're never truly convinced the narrative is going the way you think it's going, and while that may be frustrating to some, it's enchanting for those looking for one good scare. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
A- 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) With plenty of nostalgic music by the one and only Randy Newman, it's easy to get the sense that The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is also a love letter to a past that's disappearing by the day. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
B+ 86% It (2017) The whole movie is so affecting that Pennywise doesn't even matter. In a way, he's more of a McGuffin to the real horrors at hand, from parental abuse to violent bullying to the unnerving revelation that life has only just begun. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
A- 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming is an enchanting reminder why we ever hid comic books under our bed in the first place. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
C+ 44% Rough Night (2017) Rough Night isn't the sharpest movie, but that doesn't mean it isn't a blast. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
C- 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) After a long, storied career of engaging, thought-provoking films, Ridley Scott has succumbed to the gutless predictability that Pauline Kael initially envisioned, and Alien: Covenant is precisely the carnival fare she saw in the 1979 original. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
A- 43% Hot Summer Nights (2018) Elijah Bynum's directorial debut, Hot Summer Nights, is a brazen anti-coming-of-age thriller that oozes with all the right confidence, chutzpah, and passion. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
B 63% Small Crimes (2017) Small Crimes offers big thrills, and they're not always cheap; in fact, they're pretty cold-hearted and that's exactly the point. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
B- 84% The Transfiguration (2017) The Transfiguration is a curious horror film that uses the vampire medium to the best of its abilities, sinking its teeth in all the right places. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
B 100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) A very effective story that works as a love letter to both a life and a city in transition. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
B 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Anyone who grew up watching Michael Mann's Miami Vice will be on cloud nine reveling at how the New Wave classics turn the film's feverish action into something of a cotton candy dream - sugary, weightless, creative, and beautiful. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
B+ 84% Win It All (2017) It's a dense character study that rests on the shoulders of Jake Johnson, who delivers his strongest performance to date, casually handling every scene with a magnetism that recalls the likes of '70s era De Niro and Caan. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
A 93% Baby Driver (2017) This is the La La Land of car chase movies, a jaw-shattering spectacle of sight and sound that sets the bar through the roof for any filmmakers currently cutting their teeth in music videos. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
A 93% Logan (2017) Logan is a total anomaly. James Mangold turns the key on the tawdry, predictable superhero formula, delivering both his best film to date and one of the most game-changing comic book adaptations to ever leave the pages. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
B- 73% American Fable (2017) While American Fable isn't without its share of flaws, it's the type of inventive production that hints of happier endings to come. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
C+ 24% The Comedian (2017) Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann's time together is weirdly charming, recalling the tit-for-tat banter between Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino in Garry Marshall's Frankie and Johnny. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
C+ 82% The Founder (2017) Robert D. Siegel delivers a meat-and-potatoes screenplay that offers very little nuance and chows down on banner statements that move the story along at a pace akin to an average McDonald's counter. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
C+ 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The Force should have been stronger with this one. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
F 22% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Some stories actually end. Some characters don't deserve another go-around. Some tales are best left untold ... simply because they never needed to be told in the first place. It only takes a whopping three minutes of Bad Santa 2 to realize this. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
B 100% Operator (2016) Operator is sleek, stylish, and downright honest. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016