Mike Long

Mike Long

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Mike Long's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

DVD Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0.5/5 3%

Playing for Keeps (2012)

"Given the talent involved, this should have at the very least, been mediocre. But we are left with a movie which is both insulting and ludicrous. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Mar 1, 2013
1.5/5 25%

Fun Size (2012)

"The movie simply lays there, and even obscene chicken/car couplings can't save it. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 24, 2013
4.5/5 96%

Argo (2012)

"Uses confident filmmaking and expert craftsmanship to draw you into the reality of the story, ensuring that you get caught up in it and feel suspense, even if you know how the true story ended." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 23, 2013
2.5/5 93%

Skyfall (2012)

"How can a movie be so boring and cliched and yet not do any of the things which we want for it to do?" ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 21, 2013
1.5/5 84%

Bully (2012)

"Misguided and unfocused, the film attempts to play on emotions, while ignoring things like statistics and objectivity." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 21, 2013
4/5 93%

The Sessions (2012)

"Both challenging and heartwarming at the same time." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 19, 2013
4/5 86%

Robot & Frank (2012)

"A truly unique experience which breaks away from the typical mold of the independent film." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 19, 2013
4/5 96%

Undefeated (2012)

"Football is truly America's game and Undefeated shows that there are human beings underneath the shoulder pads and helmets." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 18, 2013
1/5 No Score Yet

The Factory (2011)

"By the end of the movie, we learn why the film is entitled The Factory, but very early on we realize that it looks like something which came off of an assembly line. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 17, 2013
3.5/5 97%

Paul Williams Still Alive (2012)

"It certainly made Williams seem more human and I actually learned something. Isn't that a goal of every documentary? " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 17, 2013
3/5 38%

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

"It has some mildly funny moments and some mildly touching ones, but, in the end, the movie plays it safe and stays in the middle of the road." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3.5/5 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"Worth checking out, especially if you are looking for something which falls in between a rom-com and the arthouse. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Feb 7, 2013
2.5/5 No Score Yet

The Nest (1988)

"If you're in the mood for a creepy crawly horror movie which was made before CG ruined that particular sub-genre, then The Nest is worth exploring. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 31, 2013
1.5/5 24%

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

"This was the first film in the series which truly felt rushed and I think that Paramount may have burned its bridges with fans on this one. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/5 55%

Citadel (2012)

"The script could have used some polishing, but Foy is able to squeeze some nice jump scares out of the story and there are a few decidedly creepy moments." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 31, 2013
2/5 38%

Lightning Bug (2004)

"The poor pacing and the fanboy nods (Hey, is that yet another copy of Fangoria?) ruin the movie." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 29, 2013
4/5 82%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"Really took me by surprise and I was taken in by the film's unique approach to storytelling and its great characters." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 28, 2013
2/5 6%

So Undercover (2012)

"A flat mixture of Veronica Mars and Miss Congeniality which is stymied by Cyrus' constant mugging for the camera." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 27, 2013
2.5/5 50%

Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)

"The ending will leave the casual viewer feeling like they have just watched a movie which was better than it actually is. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 26, 2013
4/5 89%

Compliance (2012)

"This may look like one of the dumbest and most exasperating movies ever made -- Until one realizes that it's based on actual events." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 21, 2013
2/5 20%

Deadly Blessing (1982)

"Worth seeing if you are interested in Wes Craven's career or you want an example of the "no holds barred" approach to filmmaking which used to exist. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 20, 2013
2.5/5 33%

Won't Back Down (2012)

"While the story is intriguing, the movie never digs deep enough to truly make this a moving experience. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 16, 2013
2/5 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"The original short was much better." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 7, 2013
1.5/5 93%

Sleep Tight (2012)

"Boring and unoriginal, the stalker genre must be a new thing in Spain." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 7, 2013
2/5 16%

Stolen (2012)

"This is the kind of fodder which chokes up the shelves at Redbox and it's surprising to see so many familiar faces in this one-note movie." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Jan 7, 2013
4/5 93%

Looper (2012)

"Even if you don't buy the basic premise, there's still plenty to like here and this film should give us faith that Hollywood is still willing to gamble on a good idea every now and then. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 30, 2012
3/5 24%

The Words (2012)

"What should be a taut experience never rises above tepid and the viewer is left to ponder the moral questions, but feels no strong feelings about the character's decisions. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 30, 2012
3.5/5 51%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

"The movie is fun for kids and adults while never being vulgar or sassy. The actors may be getting too old for their roles, but I do hope to see this series continue. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 28, 2012
2/5 51%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"Adams goes toe-to-toe with Eastwood and these scenes only serve as a reminder of what the movie could have been." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 25, 2012
0.5/5 31%

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

"I've seen people defend these films as dumb fun, but wouldn't they prefer smart fun? " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 24, 2012
1.5/5 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"The movie is somehow both overwritten and pointless and I think that most viewers will reach a point where they simply don't care." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 22, 2012
2/5 64%

Dick Tracy (1990)

"The work put into the film's look keep it from being a total mess, but there were many moments when I was surprised by just how bad it was, given Beatty's experience and track record." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 21, 2012
1.5/5 75%

Premium Rush (2012)

"This movie needs training wheels." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 17, 2012
2/5 37%

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"Pirates? Really? Is it 2003?" ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 17, 2012
1.5/5 55%

V/H/S (2012)

"If V/H/S is any indication, the horror anthology movie is deader than the characters it portrays." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 12, 2012
2.5/5 60%

10 Years (2012)

"Much like high school itself, 10 Years seems exciting at first, then it seems mundane, and then you can't wait for it to be over with. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 10, 2012
2/5 56%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"Without Matt Damon, a new character had to be brought in. But, that character should have populated their own free-standing movie which would have contained a much better story." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 9, 2012
3.5/5 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"While some may come away feeling exhilarated, I think that many may be drained, having shared in Hushpuppy's odd, yet trying life and wondering what may be next for the character. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 9, 2012
2/5 No Score Yet

Doomsday Book (2012)

"This Korean anthology features three tales of mankind's demise, but none pack a punch or are memorable." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3.5/5 77%

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

"There are many quotable lines here and who can forget that "Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K." " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 5, 2012
2.5/5 34%

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

"If the movie hadn't wandered too far into Hallmark card land, then it could have been a special movie which blended drama and fantasy." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Dec 2, 2012
2.5/5 87%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"While Christopher Nolan is often inaccurately lauded as being original, this movie simply feels like a greatest hits of the other films of the series." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Nov 30, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Box of Shadows (The Ghostmaker) (2012)

"If you want to make a kick-ass horror movie, sometimes you have to get out of the way and let the coffin-based action go." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Nov 29, 2012
2.5/5 68%

Men in Black III (2012)

"Tommy Lee Jones is missed throughout and the movie lacks the spark of the original. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Nov 27, 2012
2.5/5 33%

Butter (2012)

"Introduces us to a unique plot, some intriguing characters, and a somewhat nasty streak, but it simply can't close the deal." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Nov 26, 2012
3/5 75%

Hope Springs (2012)

"The film's real raison d'etre is to make the audience squirm. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Nov 26, 2012
3.5/5 67%

Lawless (2012)

"Fans of films which profile criminals will certainly find something to like in this movie which offers a different kind of 1930s gangster. " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Nov 25, 2012
1/5 3%

The Apparition (2012)

"I can almost hear Insidious giving The Apparition a slow-clap and saying "Nice try." " ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Nov 23, 2012
1.5/5 17%

The Watch (2012)

"Completely goes off the rails and turns into a movie which is somewhat funny and has interesting action scenes, but leaves the viewer cold." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Nov 18, 2012
4/5 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

"It may sound insane to recommend a movie with zombies and witches for the family, but this is fun, funny, and warm enough for everyone to enjoy." ‐ DVDSleuth.com
Posted Nov 17, 2012
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