Miles Surrey

Miles Surrey
Miles Surrey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club The Ringer
Publications: AV Club, The Ringer

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
93% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Jesse's journey in El Camino, while light on action by Breaking Bad standards, is heavy on meditation, and is a thematically appropriate bow on the character's story. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) A cinematic experience that perfectly captures the conflicting ideals of space travel and those who pursue it? If not, it could be the closest approximation thereof, and within McBride's journey through the cosmos lies one of the best films of the year. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) Chapter Two feels like a missed opportunity. Rather than going for broke, it's content just being the "evil clown movie." - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
89% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not is a lot of fun, but what it's selling should also feel familiar-the biggest difference is that sometimes, when the film skewers the 1 percent, it also does so literally. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) ... as Hobbs & Shaw has demonstrated, these characters can more than hold their own, and feel most assured when they're not indebted to their predecessors. When family drifts apart, it's not always a bad thing. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) The Mouse House's spate of remakes is...deeply dispiriting. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
100% Trevor Noah: Afraid Of The Dark (2017) Noah's message in Afraid of the Dark - one of open-mindedness and stepping out of your comfort zone - is both refreshing and evergreen. - Mic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home is the best indication yet that the minds behind the franchise understand how to extend both its life span and commercial appeal. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
100% The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience (2019) The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is a weird flex, but we'd be more than OK if the Lonely Island gave us more stuff like this, on a streamer that's clearly content to let them do whatever the hell they want. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) It's a largely unremarkable, mindless sea of CGI and sand dunes... - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Make no mistake, Detective Pikachu is a film appealing to its fandom. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) The crucial distinction for Shazam! is that it doesn't seriously expand the idea beyond Superman and Batman being public knowledge; the movie is perfectly content being its own fun little thing. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
100% Toy Story 2 (1999) Basically The Godfather: Part II of animated features, Toy Story 2 is a sequel that transcends its predecessor and plants the idea that carries the rest of Pixar's greatest franchise. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
96% The Iron Giant (1999) This is, full stop, one of the best animated movies of all time; an enduring classic. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
93% Us (2019) The movie is downright scary, a doppelganger nightmare that also provides the best reason in recent memory for why one ought to avoid funhouses...it begs further analysis and conversation. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) It's by no means a perfect blockbuster, but Alita has distinctive cyberpunk visuals, thrilling fight scenes, and a charming, soulful lead performance from Salazar that should be remembered for more than just her big CGI eyes. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The sequel argues that there should be more Emmets than Dangervests in pop culture, and is remarkably, hilariously unconcerned with whether or not Pratt gets caught in the crossfire of that debate. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The Kid's intent is not to shock but charm, and to remind viewers of a bygone era of live-action kids movies that were actually kids movies and not just kid-friendly. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
20% Serenity (2019) Well, having finally seen Serenity, let me just say: REOPEN ALCATRAZ AND GIVE STEVEN KNIGHT A LIFETIME SENTENCE. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
92% Bumblebee (2018) To see the series finally reflected on the big screen with the same childlike wonder of playing with the toys in your bedroom is cathartic after years of Bay's cinematic mayhem. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
27% Mortal Engines (2018) While the rest of Mortal Engines fails to reach the highs of its lurid opening set piece, there are a lot of intriguing elements at play thanks to the film's particularly strange world-building conceit... - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Instead of being a studio's box office disaster, the film's found a life on the streamer. Just don't show it to your kids. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
91% Widows (2018) Widows is a blockbuster full of ideas, and McQueen (along with cowriter Gillian Flynn) unpacks them with clever staging and camera work. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
89% The Night Comes For Us (2018) Shticks are good. More movies should have them. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The film wouldn't work without a great cast, and Goddard has an ensemble of talented character actors who bring their A-game, as well as a breakout performance from Cynthia Erivo... - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Is Venom a good movie? Absolutely not. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it won every single Razzie award next year. But Venom is also one of the most entertaining and idiosyncratic theatergoing experiences of 2018. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) By featuring action that defies human cognition, an outdated ideology of American patriotism, and Mark Wahlberg spewing dialogue faster than ever before, Mile 22 becomes torture. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Jarring, horrifying, and darkly comical...Sorry to Bother You is a movie made for our times. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Marvel's latest is a delightful stand-alone film that'll also leave fans with an unfamiliar feeling: uncertainty. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
87% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade is the ultimate sci-fi combo: a film that deals with heavy moral implications of technology overuse, interlaced with unforgettably gory action scenes, caustic humor, and an impressively physical lead performance. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2's meta-heavy brilliance-and really, the best part of the film-comes when you stick around for the post-credits scenes.The movie's stingers are better than anything the Marvel Cinematic Universe has put out in the last 10 years. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Unfortunately, The Cloverfield Paradox is a bad film. It feels like a sanitized version of the hard-R, sci-fi cult classic Event Horizon. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The Greatest Showman is not the greatest show; my sweat was not soaking through the floor. Unfortunately, The Greatest Showman is probably not even the third-best show. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017