Mike Ryan

Mike Ryan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Senior Entertainment Writer, Uproxx.
Publications: TIME Magazine, ScreenCrush, Uproxx

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 85% Rocketman (2019) It's impossible not to listen to the music that John and Taupin made and not get swept away by the whole thing. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
8/10 88% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The best film of the John Wick franchise so far - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/10 70% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday abandons its killer Beatles premise in favor of being a mediocre rom com. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
5/10 65% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) You can kind of see in here the blueprints for something really fun and unique, but instead it just comes off as disjointed. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The most confusing and convoluted of any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, yet it's also unbelievably satisfying. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) The trick of Shazam! is that the movie kind of realizes it's about a dopey character, so they lean heavily into the dopiness. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
7/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is a lot weirder and more cosmic than you're probably expecting. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Here I am watching a movie about LEGOs, and the whole thing felt a little preachy. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
90% Cold Case Hammarskjold (2019) Cold Case Hammarskjöld is a must-see film. And its revelations might just change our perception of how evil this world can be. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
9/10 93% Blinded by the Light (2019) Bruce Springsteen's music can unite people. This movie, Blinded by the Light, wants to unite people ... a must see. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
63% Native Son (2019) I understand this is in the book, but perhaps Wright's novel just wasn't made to be set in 2019. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
38% Glass (2019) Honestly, I'm looking forward to what Shyamalan does next. I've enjoyed his career resurgence. But Glass is a big disappointment. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
65% Aquaman (2018) Should I cheer? Should I laugh? Is everyone okay? Aquaman is one strange movie, but certainly a fun one. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
92% Bumblebee (2018) I'm as surprised as anyone that I'm about to write this sentence, but here it goes anyway: Bumblebee is a delight. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Honestly, I love this movie and I love that it exists. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
7/10 84% Creed II (2018) For a movie that features a dramatic fight between people with the last name Creed and Drago, it's strangely sad and reflective. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/10 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) As it turns out, Grindelwald's biggest crime was excessive exposition. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) In hindsight, it would be better if this movie didn't exist at all. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/10 29% Venom (2018) Venom is not a good movie, but I also want to make it clear that I had the time of my life watching it. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
7/10 93% The Favourite (2018) In The Favourite, Lanthimos opens up these characters more, yet still keeping the darker aspects of his techniques intact. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
9/10 87% First Man (2018) First Man is a thrilling, deeply emotional ride to the moon. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
9/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) What Bradley Cooper has done here as an actor and director is truly remarkable. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
9/10 96% Roma (2018) Roma is something special. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
8/10 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) At any point in the film, you can substitute 'robbing banks' for 'making movies' and it still all makes perfect sense. Here's Redford, now 82 years old, in a role where he looks like a gosh darn kid. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
8/10 86% The Sisters Brothers (2018) The Sisters Brothers doesn't have the same vibe as, say, Unforgiven, but it has the same quality of making us look at things from a different perspective. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Simply put, Mission: Impossible - Fallout is the best action movie you will see this year. You'll probably leave the theater overcome with an urge to go jumping from building to building. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
47% Skyscraper (2018) Skyscraper could have been ridiculous fun! Or, it could have gone full-on '70s era dramatic disaster movie. Instead, it's somewhere in the middle and just kind of flounders. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp is a two-hour mental break when a lot of people could need a mental break.... I mean this as a huge compliment. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Sicario: Day of the Soldado is an intense, at times morally ambiguous, and gritty thriller that will leave you wanting more. And, now, Benicio del Toro finally has a franchise of his own. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
No Score Yet Gotti (2018) This is the first movie about a mob boss I've ever seen that takes the viewpoint of, "He got a raw deal." - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) It feels like a direct extension of the first film. It feels like a movie that could have easily come out in 2006 as opposed to now, which is what makes Incredibles 2 so fun. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
9/10 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Yes, Won't You Be My Neighbor? might make you cry, and you should. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
7/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo: A Star Wars Story is a great heist movie and an underwhelming origin story. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
89% Love, Gilda (2018) In the case of Love, Gilda, it's all there. Gilda Radner never knew Lisa D'Apolito, but Radner left the filmmaker one heck of a gift. And watching Gilda Radner perform is still a gift, and now she left us all one more. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
7/10 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Avengers: Infinity War just might be the dorkiest movie ever made. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
6/10 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The first Pacific Rim was a dumb movie that thought it was something more than that [...] Pacific Rim Uprising is a dumb movie that knows it's a dumb movie. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther feels like the beginning of something new. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
14% Winchester (2018) I miss the the world we lived in before I saw Winchester. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
54% Burden (2018) Are people in the mood for a movie about an ex-Klansman seeking redemption? Boy, I don't know. But it will have people talking. There's no doubt about that. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) For the life of me, I don't understand how writer-director Bo Burnham tapped into the psyche of an eighth-grade girl, but somehow he did. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
99% The Tale (2018) This is an excellent, poignant, and amazing film that will stick with you. I can't stop thinking about it. It's a must-see, even though watching it is a very difficult thing to do. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
8/10 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You is the rare 'crazy' movie that actually has something to say. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
8/10 85% Monsters and Men (2018) Reinaldo Marcus Green isn't here to put a nice bow on the top at the end. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
94% Blindspotting (2018) And just like that, Carlos López Estrada is a filmmaker to watch. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
6/10 57% The Commuter (2018) Sometimes you're just in the mood to watch Liam Neeson punch people in the face for a couple of hours. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) The main point to take away from this: Terminator 2: Judgment Day is (a) still great and (b) retroactively depressing because these characters all seem to be in a better situation than we are right now. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
9/10 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is weird, wild, emotional, and fantastic. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/10 40% Justice League (2017) I am legitimately bummed out about how much I disliked Justice League. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
8/10 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) A crazy, colorful, ambitious, hilarious ride through the cosmos. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
9/10 99% Lady Bird (2017) An absolute delight. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017