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% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Borat 2 is still funny, but the shock of open racism In America has worn off. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
9/10 96% Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You (2020) Letter To You brings us up close and personal with The E Street Band. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
9/10 100% Totally Under Control (2020) Totally Under Control will make you want to scream. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
5/10 49% Hubie Halloween (2020) For most of the film, I found myself laughing, then immediately followed by being repulsed or saying out loud, "yikes." - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
6/10 86% On The Rocks (2020) On The Rocks is like having a night out in NYC with Bill Murray. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
9/10 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) 28 years after Sorkin wrote A Few Good Men, he returns with yet another blistering courtroom drama. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
7/10 53% Good Joe Bell (2020) Mark Wahlberg gives maybe his most understated performance ever. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
7/10 76% Concrete Cowboy (2020) Concrete Cowboy gives us an emotional look at the urban cowboy. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
9/10 97% Nomadland (2020) Nomadland cements Chloé Zhao as one of the finest directors today. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
97% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Every American should be forced to watch David Byrne's American Utopia. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
9/10 97% One Night in Miami (2020) Regina King gets just the right amount of tension and angst out of these four actors. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
7/10 74% Mulan (2020) Mulan updates its story for a slightly older audience and its battle scenes are dynamite. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
6/10 28% Antebellum (2020) Terrifying ... with a twist we didn't see coming - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
7/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) I can't believe Bill & Ted Face the Music exists, but I'm glad it does. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) The movie itself takes a cue from its characters, moving along at a nuanced pace, though it never feels slow, and still maintains a tight running time of under 90 minutes. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
6/10 73% An American Pickle (2020) Worth a watch. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
7/10 81% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard will probably be the closest we get to that summer action movie feeling. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/10 40% Irresistible (2020) Jon Stewart's Irresistible could have been a fine, forgettable political comedy, but it's somehow worse - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
2/10 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) A few weeks ago I made a half-joking, half-serious joke that there aren't any bad movies anymore. I still live in a city that's closed to all entertainment, so the prospect of any new movie is nice. But, it turns out, I was wrong. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
8/10 74% The King of Staten Island (2020) Pete Davidson lets his guard down for this role and, in turn, delivers something pretty great. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
7/10 48% Scoob! (2020) It mixes the right balance of nostalgia and a modern story fast-paced enough that will, I assume, satisfy kids. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
9/10 94% Beastie Boys Story (2020) Hilarious and sad and will please both diehard and casual fans. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
70% Trolls World Tour (2020) I demand justice for the smooth jazz bounty hunter! - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
7/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man is a surprisingly modern, fresh take on a classic monster - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
8/10 97% The Go-Go's (2020) The Go-Go's documentary has, well, yes ... the beat - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
5/10 88% Onward (2020) This is a movie about two kids resurrecting their dead dad's crotch and it's just the WEIRDEST thing. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
94% Palm Springs (2020) Samberg and Milioti are great together. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
7/10 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) Harrison Ford brings an earnest, heartwarming charm to the film. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
7/10 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) These were two characters who, in the past, just seemed "macho." Now, for the first time, they seem human ... I wasn't expecting it, but this movie is an out and out blast. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
5/10 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A convoluted and clumsy end to the Skywalker Saga - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
8/10 89% 1917 (2020) Sam Mendes' stunning World War I odyssey 1917 takes us to hell and back - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
8/10 77% Frozen II (2019) What's smart about Frozen II is, instead of trying to just recapture its past glory, it decides to be interesting. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
9/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Pure, unadulterated swagger. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
6/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Linda Hamilton makes Terminator: Dark Fate the best Terminator movie since T2 - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
9/10 96% The Irishman (2019) The gang's all back for Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and it's phenomenal - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
84% Waves (2019) Waves displays some brilliant filmmaking. It's beautiful to look at. The camerawork is intense - bordering on too intense at times - but I appreciate what was being done here. Again, it's a fascinating movie. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
9/10 94% Western Stars (2019) Western Stars is an intimate, wonderful gift - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/10 68% Joker (2019) Joker is the perfect movie for 2019. Joker is our comeuppance. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
8/10 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) You won't watch A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and learn more about Fred Rogers, but you will learn more about yourself. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
6/10 64% It Chapter Two (2019) The biggest problem with It Chapter Two is IT - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
9/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's obvious Tarantino isn't just angry about what happened to Sharon Tate on her last night on this Earth, but he's also angry about what happened to her legacy. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
8/10 52% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King is a visually stunning movie and a worthy reimagining. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
9/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Mysterio absolutely rules. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/10 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) Dark Phoenix just feels unnecessary - and it shows in the performances, as everyone just seems to be going through the motions, wondering how on Earth their contracts aren't up yet. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
2/10 43% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) A movie with a convoluted plot that makes no sense (having no plot would have been much better). - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
8/10 89% 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 90% 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 63% 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 68% 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