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Mike Goodridge

Mike Goodridge

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Mike Goodridge's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Les beaux gosses (The French Kissers) (2009) "A notable directorial debut for comic book writer Riad Sattouf, this French teen sex comedy possesses a nice blend of humour and intelligence that places it somewhere between American Pie and Wild Reeds. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 3, 2009
91% Crazy Heart (2009) "Crazy Heart is a story of redemption which has been told a thousand times before, but is infused with energy here by Cooper's dialogue and his work with the actors. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 3, 2009
76% Invictus (2009) "An old-fashioned crowd-pleaser which is both a rousing sports movie and a testament to the nobility of Nelson Mandela, Invictus is another strong entry in Clint Eastwood's fast-growing body of work. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 3, 2009
31% The Lovely Bones (2009) "Jackson captures the grim essence of the novel even while compressing much of its character development and plot detail. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 24, 2009
63% Brothers (2009) "Brothers is that rare animal, a US remake of a fine foreign language film which works on both a creative and thematic level in its conversion to an American setting. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 24, 2009
28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) "The actors appear at sea on more than one occasion, and some of Melissa Rosenberg's risible dialogue doesn't help them. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 18, 2009
39% 2012 (2009) "A deliriously ludicrous, guilty pleasure of a blockbuster in which the end of the world is turned into a two-and-a-half-hour rollercoaster ride. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 10, 2009
81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) "While it reveals little about Jackson from conversation or dialogue, it offers some valuable insight into his character as a performer and showman. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 28, 2009
79% The Informant! (2009) "Far more serious than either the broad trailer campaign or the exclamation mark in its title would indicate, the film can't quite decide its tone. " ‐ Screendaily
Posted Sep 9, 2009
75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) "As intelligent and compulsively entertaining as his previous films. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2009
52% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) "The Men Who Stare At Goats is a light-hearted and highly entertaining antidote to pompous large scale movies about Iraq or Aghanistan. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2009
87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) "What makes this film truly different is the unique tone introduced by director Werner Herzog. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 4, 2009
71% [Rec] 2 (2010) "Neatly paving the way for [REC]3 with a cliffhanger ending, it has enough invention and wit to extend the saga into a franchise even while the novelty value of the 2007 faux documentary has worn thin. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 3, 2009
63% Extract (2009) "An amiable, inconsequential movie that nonetheless produces an impressive amount of laughs about drugs, gigolos and generally moronic behaviour. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 19, 2009
57% 9 (2009) "9 is a post-apocalyptic fable notable for its visual beauty. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 18, 2009
38% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) "In the final analysis the film fails to make much sense at all. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 10, 2009
35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) "Unpretentious popcorn entertainment which delivers the goods and should be a sizable hit. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 6, 2009
74% Beeswax (2009) "Andrew Bujalski's third film is another memorably natural character piece evoking the spirit of Rohmer, Cassavetes and Woody Allen in a uniquely young American style. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 3, 2009
68% Funny People (2009) "It just about compensates for its many indulgences with typically warm humour and a knockout lead performance from Adam Sandler which shows a deepening maturity in the actor that could land him awards attention. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 25, 2009
70% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) "Spiked with all the tricks, sound effects and technological invention at Noe's disposal, Enter The Void is a trip. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 22, 2009
86% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) "A meticulously constructed, precisely modulated tapestry of malice and intrigue in a rural village in pre-World War I northern Germany." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 22, 2009
89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) "Intermittently-inspired World War II epic ... the thread of the drama is left disjointed and the focus ever-changing. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 20, 2009
53% Agora (2010) "Agora ultimately fails to hang together narratively and does not engage on the same grand emotional level as the sword and sandal epics of old. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 18, 2009
95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) "Filled with the elegant compositions and mood-drenched cinematography which are becoming Bong's specialty, Mother is a largely satisfying film which marks the director out as South Korea's most versatile young auteur. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 17, 2009
71% Kinatay (Butchered) (The Execution of P) (2009) "A nerve-shredding exploration of crime which is both repellent and grimly compelling. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 17, 2009
72% I Love You Phillip Morris (2010) "Obviously audacious for the gay romance at its core, it otherwise plays like a polished Hollywood picture starring Jim Carrey and will satisfy a certain percentage of his audience. " ‐ Screendaily
Posted May 14, 2009
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) "Second-time director Lee Daniels creates a must-see portrait of life's underprivileged which is utterly compelling. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 14, 2009
98% Up (2009) "A highpoint of ingenuity and storytelling in the Pixar canon and indeed the animated form. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 13, 2009
37% Angels & Demons (2009) "Ron Howard does a far superior job of filming Dan Brown's first Robert Langdon novel Angels & Demons than he did with his lifeless blockbuster The Da Vinci Code. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 7, 2009
95% Star Trek (2009) "JJ Abrams injects a gigantic dose of energy into this long-running franchise and brings it roaring back to life. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 24, 2009
80% Humpday (2009) "Humpday is the most accessible film so far to come out of the so-called Mumblecore movement. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 14, 2009
14% Dragonball Evolution (2009) "Puerile childrens' sci-fi of a strictly B-movie standard. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 26, 2009
65% Duplicity (2009) "A high-tech romantic thriller set in the little-seen world of corporate espionage, Tony Gilroy's second feature is sophisticated adult entertainment which puts the lazy Ocean's films to shame with its clever writing, lively direction and visual panache. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 16, 2009
43% Race to Witch Mountain (2009) "In the tradition of Disney live-action films from the 70s, it's all very low rent. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 12, 2009
50% Chéri (2009) "The film belongs to Pfeiffer's Lea as she struggles to hold onto dignity in the face of age and crumbling vanity. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 27, 2009
12% Pink Panther 2 (2009) "A hit-and-miss family entertainment which relies heavily on the audience's affection for the bumbling policeman to make up for a paper-thin storyline and a drab visual palette. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 2, 2009
40% He's Just Not That Into You (2009) "An intermittently engaging ensemble which outstays its welcome but contains some peppy performances and amusing observations. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 2, 2009
90% Coraline (2009) "Although it features some of the most exquisite stop motion animation seen to date, even more glorious to watch in 3D, the tone of the film is curiously unsympathetic. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 2, 2009
95% Mary and Max (2009) "A melancholy true story of unlikely friendship which is another bold example of adult storytelling through animation. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 16, 2009
50% Jolene (2008) "While its lumpy story drags long before its running time is up, the film serves as the perfect showcase for new star Jessica Chastain, a dazzling redhead whose talent and radiance keeps its many parts watchable. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 8, 2009
14% The Spirit (2008) "Frank Miller's first solo effort as a director is an entertaining, if forgettable, cinematic imagining of Will Eisner's classic superhero The Spirit. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 19, 2008
56% The Tale of Despereaux (2008) "A somewhat charmless affair which, while striking to look at, fails to come to dramatic life. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 15, 2008
79% Gran Torino (2009) "An unpretentious, often very funny humanist drama which is a small jewel in Clint Eastwood's canon of work as a director and a highpoint in his career as an actor. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 5, 2008
61% The Reader (2008) "A superbly fluid, elegant film crafted with distinctly European sensibilities which suit the bitter story at its heart. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 2, 2008
72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) "A wildly ambitious fantasy which contains many intriguing elements and superb production values but ultimately fails to cohere as the epic tragedy it wants to be. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 25, 2008
48% Twilight (2008) "An intoxicating blend of breathy romance and mild horror which will be must-see viewing for teenage girls. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 20, 2008
70% Last Chance Harvey (2009) "Writer/director Joel Hopkins is smart enough to focus entirely on the two lead actors and there is enough veracity in their seasoned faces to keep the drama comfortably on track. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 17, 2008
94% Milk (2008) "A briskly-told, warmly humanistic and stirring portrait of inspirational gay activist and politician Harvey Milk. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 3, 2008
39% Speed Racer (2008) "The brothers swamp the fragile story and characters with such a deluge of CGI tricks and elaborate action sequences that it proves hard to care about the humans on screen. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
54% Body of Lies (2008) "More gripping to watch in the moment than enjoyable to recall at its end. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) "After a three-film stopover in the UK which reaped generally unsatisfying results, Woody Allen seems to have recovered some lightness of touch and sparkle in Spain. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008
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