Michael Speier

Michael Speier
Michael Speier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety
Publications: theMet.net, Variety

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000) "Stepsister" definitely has that certain goofy charm that makes so much of Disney's fare light and likable: everyone smiles, nobody gets hurt, and fantasy looms large. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
No Score Yet Broken Silence (2002) James Moll and the Shoah Visual History Foundation bring to light heartbreaking memories with the utmost class and care in Cinemax's five-part Reel Life docu series Broken Silence. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet The Matthew Shepard Story (2002) Some terrific acting hides some big holes in NBC's The Matthew Shepard Story. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Crossed Over (2002) Life lessons and the value of humanity are the intended points of call here, but the gorgeous guards, the yoga and a "game day" in jail (yes, there's a race) highlight a new low in made-for programming. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Collected Stories (2002) The desperate need to connect -- with art, with artists -- is beautifully expressed in PBS' presentation of Collected Stories. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
50% Sins of the Father (2002) Perfs are aces all around, with both Sizemore and Jenkins showcasing genuinely pent-up hostility, rage and confusion. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet The Triangle (2001) A lifeless ghost story dressed up in paranormal overkill, TBS' The Triangle can't overcome a leaden screenplay and awkward plotting. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
No Score Yet These Old Broads (2001) These Old Broads is simple, nasty fun. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet The Princess and the Marine (2001) Anyone who has followed this complicated courtship via newsmags and press clippings will quickly realize that NBC has put aside the intricacies and settled instead for a simple fable targeted to the Britney Spears set. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001) Completely edgeless, ABC's Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story steers clear of investigative bio techniques and focuses instead on pie-eyed wonder, cutesy outfits and aren't-I-sweet numbers. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Back to the Secret Garden (2000) Fantasy feels forced in Showtime's Back to the Secret Garden. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001) USA's Return to Cabin by the Lake is nothing like its predecessor -- and that's a good thing. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Kiss My Act (2001) A charming fusion of -- of all things -- Cyrano de Bergerac and Punchline, ABC's Kiss My Act clearly spotlights Camryn Manheim's ability to play a romantic lead with the best of 'em. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Au Pair II (2001) Do Fox Family movies really need sequels? That question is answered quite clearly with Au Pair II, a limp second-go of the popular telepic that aired in 1999. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
40% Crossfire Trail (2001) The hero's mission is clear -- to protect and serve -- and Selleck conveys that with a silent strength. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
94% Manhunter (1986) An unpleasantly gripping thriller that rubs one's nose in a sick criminal mentality for two hours. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2001
46% What Lies Beneath (2000) Beneath raises the bar in some respects for future scarefests. - theMet.net EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000