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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 62% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
C+ 35% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) The movie is about as hollow as a prop book.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
A- 71% 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
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B 73% 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
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B- 92% 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
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B 83% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
B 63% 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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
C 77% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is a treacly slog that's regretfully forgettable.‐ Consequence of Sound
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
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
A- 92% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
B+ 85% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
A- 42% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
B 64% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
B 77% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
B+ 88% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
B- 71% 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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
C+ 83% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
C+ 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The Force should have been stronger with this one.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
F 23% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
B 100% Operator (2016) Operator is sleek, stylish, and downright honest.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
C 70% Bleed For This (2016) Bleed for This never registers as anything more than a boilerplate boxing drama, which is a shame because the material is all there, it's just hamstrung by a flimsy screenplay that refuses to let its characters exist on their own.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
D+ 52% The Accountant (2016) This 128-minute slog from Warner Bros. is not only as boring and forgettable as its yawn-worthy title suggests, it's as messy and uneven as the studio's recent slate of blockbusters.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
B+ 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) This isn't a rollercoaster, it's more like an assault. Berg's so unflinching with his direction, refusing to let go from the melting destruction and glass-riddled body horror, that it's impossible to dig into the popcorn with wild eyes and baited breath.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
D 35% Blair Witch (2016) Gone is any realism, washed away by a camera-friendly cast who wrestle with the piss-poor melodrama when they're not mugging the cameras capturing the prized footage, which must have been plopped down on the porch of whoever used to edit MTV's Fear.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
C 55% Jason Bourne (2016) The much ballyhooed return of Greengrass and Damon has surprisingly warranted a disappointing sequel, an unnecessary chapter that feels written at gunpoint, and the story's curiously transparent about this‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
B+ 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Elle Fanning is downright stunning here, delivering a mature and nuanced performance as disturbing as it is thrilling.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
D+ 79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The Conjuring 2 is slick and stylish to the point of distraction; this isn't horror, this is exaggerated carnival fare.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
B+ 90% Demon (2016) Demon is a smarter, more elegant brand of horror, one that wrestles with complicated, festering cultural conflicts that, in turn, advance the matters at hand.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
B+ 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) In an age of branded films, it's such a relief to stumble upon a film like Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Filmmaking this fresh, this vibrant, and this affecting for all ages is rare these days.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
B+ 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys spends two hours treating Crowe and Gosling like a pair of piñatas, beating them mercilessly and unapologetically, and it's watching them crawl out from underneath and towards some form of redemption that makes the film a genuine smash.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
C+ 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse huffs and puffs a little, appearing less mutant and more human, but it's still damn fun.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
C- 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Somebody stop Zack Snyder. Somebody save the world.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
B+ 82% Sausage Party (2016) Try to imagine the most disgusting, foul-mouthed, and disturbing Pixar film ever put to celluloid, and you'll probably land somewhere near Sausage Party. But not too close. It's unlike anything else.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
C- 17% The Good Neighbor (2016) Screenwriters Mark Bianculli and Jeff Richard are too obsessed with driving their freshman thesis home, to the point that they fracture their own storytelling by overstuffing the narrative.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
B 80% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) Pee-wee's Big Holiday is a spirited blast from the past that doesn't lose focus on what made Reubens such an enigma years ago. It's not exactly the repeat masterpiece of yesteryear, but that was never going to happen.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
A 95% Sing Street (2016) Few films are ever as enjoyable and endearing as Sing Street. From its five-star cast to its unforgettable soundtrack, Carney's latest musical masterpiece dances around with a jovial charm that's addicting and innocent enough to revisit again and again.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
B- 82% My Blind Brother (2016) Sophie Goodhart's My Blind Brother has clear eyes on full hearts.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
A- 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) Born to Be Blue serves as an honest and heartfelt ode to not only Chet Baker, but those who revel in the occasional highs and neverending lows that overwhelm the pursuit of art.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
C+ 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) A lot of it's funny - for instance, any scenes involving Powell's admittedly charming Finnegan or Hoechlin's testy McReynolds - but hanging out with these guys eventually becomes a chore.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
99% Under The Shadow (2016) A spooky ghost story that singes the nerves as much as it coddles the mind.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016