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Michael Smith

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "That combination of action and humor is enough to make "Star Trek Beyond" a cosmic summer blast of fun of which -- despite a couple of illogical moves -- the late Anton Yelchin, our new Chekov, and Leonard Nimoy, would have been proud. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 62% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "It really is Absolutely Fabulous to see the girls again, even if we won't remember anything about the movie by the next morning. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "he surprise is that this film has so many more laughs from start to finish, perfectly complementing its potent combination of girl-power and sweet-natured sentiment. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 68% The Infiltrator (2016) "The Infiltrator is solid entertainment made even better by Cranston. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/4 73% The BFG (2016) "It's more of a bedtime story for young and old alike, and a sweet tale of the healing power of friendship. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/4 39% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates succeeds with gags, but it fails to build a lasting comedy relationship with its audience, meaning we'll only remember bits and pieces of this party. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "Swiss Army Man is a gas, but I realize that this creative comedy won't pass everyone's smell test. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "Old-school adventure meets modern technology to great effect in The Legend of Tarzan, the latest film version of the ape-man story filled with gorgeous cinematography and even prettier stars. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2.5/4 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "There's a good history lesson here, along with the hero turn, and thankfully it's not totally covered up by the Hollywoodization of the subject matter. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jun 29, 2016
1.5/4 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "If you must go see the lazy cash-grab sequel Independence Day: Resurgence at the movies, leave your brain in the car. You won't remember what happened, and that's for the best. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3.5/4 95% Finding Dory (2016) "The gorgeous, thoughtful, funny Finding Dory is made by the Pixar family for everyone to share with someone they care about, no matter the age, gender, ethnicity -- or even species, for that matter. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 68% Central Intelligence (2016) "The story is completely ridiculous, but it works because everyone is in on the joke, committed to making us laugh so hard that our brains don't notice. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "If you're looking for a single original, groundbreaking moment of terror, don't look to The Conjuring 2 for your fright. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "By the end, it's provided a few laughs, but it's also become too much pop-packaged-product. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3.5/4 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "What a smart, funny, thoughtful movie Maggie's Plan turns out to be. It's also a mess of characters and scattered ideas and it shoots off in different directions, which can be disarming and surprisingly effective. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 59% Me Before You (2016) "Claflin plays it straight, and Clarke comes to be the strength of Me Before You, which will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and you'll probably be better for having done both. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "I have an appreciation for absurdist fare, but The Lobster is an overcooked comedy that loses steam about halfway through the experience. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "If only the filmmakers possessed the mutation to travel back in time and make a different movie that's smart and fun like the last two films, rather than labored and cliched. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted May 27, 2016
3.5/4 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Love & Friendship is Jane Austen's world at its most devilishly delightful, with Kate Beckinsale giving the performance of her career as a woman who is a schemer, a fortune-hunter, a silver-tongued devil. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted May 26, 2016
2/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "The stars look great, and the Mediterranean looks grand, but I spent more time looking at my watch. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/4 57% Money Monster (2016) "Money Monster isn't deserving of a large investment, but it's dollar-movie worthy. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted May 19, 2016
3.5/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "It all adds up to The Nice Guys being cool, man, very cool. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 84% The Meddler (2016) "It's Sarandon's best role, and her most complete performance, in years. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 97% Sing Street (2016) "Sing Street very definitely intends to revive those feelings you had at hearing that music and seeing bands you had often never heard of that displayed undeniable fashion risks and quirky visual choices. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "[It] leaves plenty of "Yeah, but what about ..." questions unanswered. But the studio also delivers a few things better than ever here. Order the free-refill tub for what may be the popcorniest ride of the summer movie season. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted May 5, 2016
2/4 7% Mother's Day (2016) "Unfortunately, the drama is lightweight to go along with the comedy that produces few laughs. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted May 4, 2016
3/4 86% Born To Be Blue (2016) "There are highs and lows galore, balancing humor and darkness, in a film that slows to a Baker-speed crawl at times, but Hawke's central performance of a man with so many weaknesses is strong. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Cheadle is making his own work of art, as abstract as a Davis album at times, and the actor clearly establishes himself as a filmmaker with a confident visual style and narrative structure. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Apr 21, 2016
1.5/4 32% Criminal (2016) "One surefire way to ruin a bad movie is to make it an overly complicated bad movie. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "I like that Barbershop: The Next Cut found a way to weave together such a potent mix of styles, genders and themes and make a movie that makes you laugh and makes you think. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) "This is lo-fi sci-fi with an emphasis on personal storytelling. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 53% Demolition (2016) "A committed-to-the-cause Gyllenhaal isn't enough to save Demolition. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 71% Remember (2016) "Give this taut, twisty tale of Nazi-hunting suspense a chance and you may find yourself swept up in the mystery. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/4 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Watching the movie is something like blowing dandelion seeds: a brief moment of joy that passes quickly, meaninglessly disappearing into thin air, and you forget it ever happened. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Mar 31, 2016
1/4 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "The cinematic equivalent of a Wikipedia entry. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "Amid all the darkness in our world, Hello, My Name is Doris is a simple, delightful little human comedy. You know, like life itself. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2.5/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "While the film's final-act battle delivers better bang than some Marvel movies, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice too often forgets why we're here in the first place. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1.5/4 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "The Divergent Series: Embarrassment would have been a better title for the lazy, misguided, weak-womened mess of a third film in a series that doesn't conclude for another year. If anyone still cares by next summer. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3.5/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "Wildly entertaining. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "It's a small film crafted beautifully to create a claustrophobic nightmare that can stand alone as a quality thriller or as a companion piece for those looking to make a Cloverfield connection. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "This is a movie that knows what it wants to be and blasts its way to that end. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1.5/4 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "This is a movie for 10-year-olds and mouth-breathers. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/4 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) " The road to doom is paved with blood and bad decisions in one of the best pictures of 2007. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/4 91% The Witch (2016) "The Witch is a beautifully photographed film for a psychological terror trip, with an ominous score that's the soundtrack of terror and performances that prove bewitching. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2.5/4 92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "Smith is the entire reason to see this funny little movie about a funny little lady who encounters a funny little man -- and by funny, I mean a little funny-strange and funny-haha. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2.5/4 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "It's not as clever as either the exceptional [Inside Llewyn Davis] or the very good [A Serious Man]. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/4 97% 45 Years (2015) "Very British, very subtle and very painful. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3.5/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "Deadpool has arrived, and the comic-book movie will never be the same. That's a good thing. Sameness is just one element of the genre that this exceptionally bonkers, hyper-violent, hilarious film pokes a hole in. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/4 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Kung Fu Panda 3 delivers a great message to young people, some of the most gorgeous animation out there, and action-comedy that will amuse those of all ages. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "The first hour of Ride Along 2...has no laughs. Zero. " ‐ Tulsa World
Posted Jan 21, 2016
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