Michael Scheinfeld

Michael Scheinfeld

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Biography:
TV Guide film critic.
Publications:
Common Sense Media , TV Guide's Movie Guide
Total Reviews:
34

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 34 of 34
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 —— Cadet Kelly (2002) " Wholesome Hilary Duff movie has simple, positive messages." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 23, 2013
2/5 50% Zeus and Roxanne (1997) " Predictable and utterly unoriginal." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 —— Tom Sawyer (2000) " A song-filled family adventure." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 95% The Secret of NIMH (1982) " Fascinating. But sensitive animal-lovers beware." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
1/5 65% The Nutty Professor (1996) " A dumb, offensive movie--a good one to skip." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 85% The Jungle Book (1967) " Jaunty animation meets jazzy songs in Disney classic." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 40% The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (The Brave Little Toaster 2) (1998) " An amusing but dumbed-down kids' cartoon." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 13% That Darn Cat (1997) " Obviously designed for cynical modern teens." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 93% That Darn Cat! (1965) " Amusing but long romp for both adults and kids." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
2/5 21% Inspector Gadget (1999) " Not nearly as good as the TV show." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
5/5 72% Forrest Gump (1994) " Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 —— Annie (1999) " A tuneful, joyous musical for the family." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
3/5 57% An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) " Much juvenile humor and tongue-in-cheek." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 —— An American Tail - The Mystery of the Night Monster (2000) " A mystery with spunk, courage and heart." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/5 —— Air Bud 3 - World Pup (2001) " Wholesome and endearing dog movie." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 2, 2011
4/4 97% Cinderella (1950) " Excellent animation, marvelous color, and lovely music make Cinderella a delight all the way around." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 3, 2008
4/4 89% Lady and the Tramp (1955) " [It made] more money than any other film from the 1950s except The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 1, 2008
2.5/4 68% The Big Chill (1983) " Strong acting and a string of classic rock and soul tunes make up for a superficial script." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 5, 2008
2.5/4 71% Charly (1968) " The film's main problem is that director Ralph Nelson virtually ignores the philosophical elements of the story and emphasizes its most maudlin aspects, while throwing in a little sci-fi, romance, and spurious social commentary." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 6, 2007
4/4 97% Alien (1979) " There's nothing terribly complex or original about the movie, but it is distinguished by its clever and innovative use of B-movie staples in a hi-tech setting." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 4, 2007
2.5/4 41% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) " [A] quickie follow-up that vainly tries to imitate the look of the original on an obviously limited budget, and for the most part, eschews the philosophical, social, and racial subtext of the first film in favor of straightforward shoot-em-up." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 4, 2007
2/4 38% Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973) " Aside from Severn Darden, who relishes his lip-smacking heavy character, the cast seems disinterested; even series stalwart Roddy McDowall looks bored." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 4, 2007
3.5/4 100% Stalker (1979) " [It] has enough hauntingly beautiful images and profound ideas to linger in one's mind." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 30, 2007
4/4 94% Christmas in July (1940) " A wonderful present that's perfect for anytime of the year." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 4, 2006
3.5/4 100% Lola (1981) " It's a political fairy tale about duplicity and hypocrisy in which everything, including ethics and human flesh, is for sale, and self-esteem and worth is measured only in terms of money." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 18, 2006
3.5/4 80% Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant) (1972) " A brilliantly directed and performed psychodrama." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 18, 2006
3.5/4 100% The Young One (Island of Shame) (White Trash) (La Joven) (1960) " Zachary Scott and Bernie Hamilton star as deadly adversaries on an island hell in Luis Bunuel's The Young One, a rarely shown English-language gem about racism and pedophilia." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 31, 2006
4/4 88% Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom) (1974) " An uproarious summary of Luis Bunuel's surrealistic concerns in a collection of anecdotes starring Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Piccoli, and Monica Vitti." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 31, 2006
3.5/4 71% Husbands (1970) " Most of Cassavetes's cinema verite films as a director are invariably accused (and with some justification) of being rambling, self-indulgent, and unfocused, but it is precisely those elements that make his best work so affecting and memorable." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 30, 2006
3.5/4 82% Minnie and Moskowitz (2000) " The most accessible, and endearing example of his very exceptional art." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 30, 2006
4.5/5 97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950) " A stylish example of the doomed-lovers-on-the-run subgenre inspired by real-life outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, and one of the best B movies ever made." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 30, 2003
4.5/5 97% Yojimbo (1961) " The explosive outbursts of violence in Yojimbo are superbly choreographed, with Kurosawa's customary use of a telephoto lens creating a hallucinatory feeling." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 30, 2003
5/5 88% Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) (1951) " The film is as grim and pitiless as the relentless drill that pounds away at the mountain top." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 4, 2003
5/5 95% Belle de Jour (1968) " A delightful puzzle, and [Catherine] Deneuve's finest hour-and-a-half." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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