Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Mike McGranaghan's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 80%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"You could be forgiven for completely writing off the movie. But don't. In what ranks as one of the year's happiest surprises, this is a terrific old-school fright flick that delivers both chills and substance." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 21, 2016
1.5/4 50%

The Accountant (2016)

"Whoever cut that theatrical trailer should be given an Oscar. They made a confused, frustratingly muddled picture look coherent." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/4 80%

Doomed: The Untold Story Of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four (2015)

"Fascinating and sometimes funny. This is one of the most candid behind-the-scenes documentaries of recent times because the interviewees have no reason to suppress their true feelings." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/4 85%

Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016)

"Puts a cool, inventive, modern-day twist on the whole concept of a Godzilla flick." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 9, 2016
2.5/4 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Both exhilarating and frustrating. Exhilarating in that it's a rare mainstream Hollywood film filled with strong female characters, frustrating in that the storytelling around those characters is needlessly muddled." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"It tries to be both a political allegory and a horror movie, never quite finding a way to meld the two together smoothly. Consequently, this is a film more easily admired than enjoyed." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/4 33%

Masterminds (2016)

"This is the kind of not great/not terrible picture that will work better on a casual home viewing than as a big screen experience." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3.5/4 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Works extremely well as both a nail-biting recreation of a horrific accident and as a celebration of the American worker." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3.5/4 100%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"Substantive and satisfying, with something beautiful to look at in every inch of the frame." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 64%

Storks (2016)

"A family film this charming is always a treat." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 25, 2016
3/4 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"The Magnificent Seven has no real substance, meaning, or depth. It simply is what it is: a breezy Western adventure with a bunch of name actors. On that level, it works. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 60%

Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016)

"Upbeat and meaningful. Effectively showcases how the band's work has touched lives everywhere. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 20, 2016
2.5/4 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"In spite of some stabs at freshness in presenting the found footage requisites, Blair Witch is largely stuck going through the motions established by its predecessor. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3.5/4 63%

Snowden (2016)

"A gripping, provocative, and scary look at a whistleblower whose revelations shocked the world." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 15, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet

A Beautiful Now (2016)

"A compendium of every indie movie cliché about unhappy, confused twenty-somethings." ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/4 83%

Sully (2016)

"Both an admiring recreation of the Miracle on the Hudson and a poignant reflection on how an ordinary, yet supremely competent man declines to exalt himself as a hero." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5/4 87%

Other People (2016)

"A funny, honest, and moving slice-of-life film that has an undeniable ring of truth." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 6, 2016
4/4 81%

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

"A mind-blowing document of creation and deception. Every second of the film leaves you captivated." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 5, 2016
1.5/4 39%

Morgan (2016)

"It's exactly the kind of picture you'd expect to be released on Labor Day weekend: dumb, shoddy, and forgettable." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/4 62%

Greater (2016)

"A movie that has some undeniable inspirational appeal, but also one that's so sluggishly told that the appeal is moderately blunted." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 28, 2016
3.5/4 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"This is the kind of film that just makes you nuts for ninety minutes, which is the highest compliment it can be paid." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 44%

Level Up (2016)

"A joyride that offers some solid thrills and a couple of good laughs." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 89%

I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

"Exquisitely acted and creepy as hell. Christopher Lloyd gives one of the year's most essential-to-see performances." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 23, 2016
4/4 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"A treat for viewers of all ages, Kubo and the Two Strings is nothing less than an animated masterpiece." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3.5/4 60%

War Dogs (2016)

"With a gripping true story and a handful of accomplished performances, War Dogs turns out to be the biggest, nicest surprise of the 2016 summer movie season." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"Sausage Party is like a Pixar movie that's gotten hopped up on crystal meth and Viagra." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 12, 2016
1/4 48%

Edge of Winter (2016)

"An astoundingly misbegotten film. Thoroughly incompetent." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 9, 2016
1.5/4 40%

The Fight Within (2016)

"A film that combines rampant sermonizing with muscular dudes beating the crap out of each other. It's every bit as bizarre as it sounds." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/4 57%

The Mind's Eye (2016)

"There's not a ton of depth to The Mind's Eye, but as a punchy, gruesomely funny horror movie, it succeeds quite well." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 6, 2016
3/4 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"While far from perfect, Suicide Squad is a step forward for the DC Cinematic Universe after the utter disaster that was Batman v Superman." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 85%

Sun Choke (2016)

"A beautifully-acted movie that probes some of the darker elements of the human psyche with style and undeniable scariness." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/4 60%

Bad Moms (2016)

"There are more than enough big laughs to satisfy. And underneath it all is a pretty sincere message about how it's okay for parents to make mistakes sometimes." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 30, 2016
2/4 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"It strings the audience along, promising to give more explanation to things that have already been explained in the previous movies." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 55%

Can We Take a Joke? (2016)

"Anyone who thinks political correctness has run amok needs to see this film. Anyone who thinks it hasn't needs to see it even more." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 90%

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

"The first one to really get a semblance of the first movie's charm back. It's easily the best of the sequels." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 26, 2016
3/4 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"A spooky, visually creative picture that sucks you in with its atmosphere and good old-fashioned "boo factor."" ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"The issue is that Beyond tries to be a "hip" Star Trek story. Star Trek can be many things; hip is not one of them." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 22, 2016
0.5/4 No Score Yet

Beta Test (2016)

"One of the stupidest and most offensive movies I've seen in more than twenty years as a film critic. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 20, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet

The Ratings Game (The Mogul) (1984)

"Television has changed so dramatically since 1984 that the film has lost a lot of its direct relevance. There's still fun to be had, it's just that the sting isn't as great as it likely was when it initially aired." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 18, 2016
3.5/4 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Ghostbusters has hilarious performances, superb effects, a killer soundtrack, phenomenal 3D, and sharp jokes. Put all those things together and they add up to 116 minutes of great ghostbusting fun. This movie is a blast." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 17, 2016
3/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"A meticulously-told true story that gives you a portrait of the complexities, big and small, that make undercover operations risky. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout (2016)

"Takes two cool things and combines them in a really pleasurable, family-friendly way." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3.5/4 75%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"The Secret Life of Pets is the kind of movie that will make a lot of people happy. It sticks to a subject many of us are very familiar with, then uses that subject to create jokes that will ring a bell with any pet owner." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 10, 2016
1/4 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is many things: a showcase for labored sex gags, a massive waste of talent, an exercise in tedium..." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/4 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The Legend of Tarzan is indicative of a trend that's been plaguing cinema for a while now. This is a prime example of a Franchise Starter. It is not designed to be one movie, it's designed to be at least three movies." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"Hunt for the Wilderpeople manages to be touching without turning sappy, and funny without relying on cheap humor." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 90%

Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016)

"An appealingly offbeat and intelligent teen comedy." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 77%

The Shallows (2016)

"A fun, effective popcorn thriller, perfect for summer viewing. It provides a steady dose of thrills and an A+ Blake Lively performance." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 25, 2016
1/4 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"This pitiful sequel is destined to go down as one of the most epic cinematic disasters of modern times." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 24, 2016
1/5 17%

Vigilante Diaries (2016)

"Nothing more than a 105-minute salute to mindless gunfire and punching." ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jun 23, 2016
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