Bowling Green Daily News

Bowling Green Daily News is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Micheal Compton
Rating Title/Year Author
B Good Boys (2019) Micheal Compton While Good Boys may not reach the same level as Superbad, it still finds a nice balance between raunch and sweetness that makes it well worth your time. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
C- The Kitchen (2019) Micheal Compton While the cast works really hard, The Kitchen never quite clicks because Berloff's script is a mess -- poorly paced and all over the map. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
A The Farewell (2019) Micheal Compton The Farewell finds the laughs between the tears, with the tone never forced. It's a film that has stayed with me long after I left the theater. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Micheal Compton Way more fun that it has any business being. This quintessential summer popcorn film is a high-octane, nonstop roller-coaster ride full of preposterous stunts and clever one-liners. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
A- Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Micheal Compton Tarantino manages to make the contrasting plot threads work in a mostly entertaining, star-studded extravaganza anchored by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
B- The Lion King (2019) Micheal Compton This "Lion King" proves something can work and still be slightly underwhelming and unsatisfying. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
B+ Maiden (2018) Micheal Compton It's an edge of your seat sports film, but also an empowering piece of cinema that is a complete joy to watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
C Stuber (2019) Micheal Compton Starts out as an examination of the buddy comedy genre, teasing something a little bit deeper and self-aware, only to fall into every single trope that we've seen in the genre a million times. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
B- La chute de l'empire Américain (2018) Micheal Compton Sure you've seen a lot of this before, but Arcand and the cast manage to give it a fresh and interesting spin. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
B Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Micheal Compton Far From Home exceeds quite well -- raising the stakes from the previous chapter, while also capturing a lot of the charm that made Homecoming so much fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
B Midsommar (2019) Micheal Compton Aster's follow-up is another daring entry into the horror genre -- a film that disturbs its audience and will stay with you long after you leave the theater. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
B Toy Story 4 (2019) Micheal Compton Compared to the other family offerings this summer, it is easily at the top of the pack. But when you compare it to the three films before it, this Toy Story isn't quite as wonderful as you might expect or hope it would be. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
B- Step Brothers (2008) Micheal Compton Step Brothers obviously isn't the most complex screenplay ever written, but Ferrell, McKay and Reilly (who all co-wrote the film) manage to milk plenty of comedy out of essentially a one-joke movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
F Shaft (2019) Micheal Compton This Shaft is a dreadfully tone-deaf and outdated pile of misogyny that wastes the talents of a lot of people. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
B Late Night (2019) Micheal Compton Thompson's work is enough to recommend Late Night, but thankfully Kaling has given the script plenty of other morsels for fans of adult comedies to feast on. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
C- The Dead Don't Die (2019) Micheal Compton Despite an absolutely loaded cast and a promising premise, writer-director Jim Jarmusch zombie comedy never finds its footing -- struggling with a tone that is too meta for its own good. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
B- All Is True (2018) Micheal Compton Sometimes the melodrama is a little much -- even by Shakespeare's standards -- but fortunately Branagh is smart behind the camera. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
C The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Micheal Compton An unnecessary sequel that might be enough to satisfy fans, but it lacks the stuff to make it as charming as the original. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
C+ Aladdin (2019) Micheal Compton A film that doesn't really bring anything new to the source material. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
B The White Crow (2018) Micheal Compton Fiennes manages to keep "Crow" from coming off the rails thanks to some beautiful cinematography and nice work from Ivenko. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
A Booksmart (2019) Micheal Compton It's John Hughes meets Superbad meets Dazed and Confused -- a smart and funny experience that's one of my favorite films of 2019. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
B Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) Micheal Compton I will concede that once Zack and Miri starts to get soft and gooey, the edge and the filth loses a little steam. Still, I can't think of a recent comedy that has made me laugh as much. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
B Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) Micheal Compton The four leads are all very good in their respective roles, especially Stiller and Rock, but it is the supporting characters that really make Madagascar a cut above most family fare. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
B Bolt (2008) Micheal Compton Sharp and witty, with something for audiences of all ages. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
D Australia (2008) Micheal Compton Look, I realize this subject is a labor of love for Luhrmann, but the real pain comes from watching the final product -- not making it. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Punisher: War Zone (2008) Micheal Compton The latest big screen incarnation of the popular Marvel Comics series is an overly violent snoozefest that lacks any humor or any other redeemable quality. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) Micheal Compton It was refreshing to see a largely Latino cast create realistic, intriguing characters without resorting to typical Hollywood stereotypes. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
A- Gran Torino (2008) Micheal Compton It is rumored this could be the 78-year-old's final film performance. If that is the case, Eastwood goes out on top - creating one of his most memorable characters in his rather impressive acting resume. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
D Bride Wars (2009) Micheal Compton The attempt is supposed to be some kind of satirical look at the frenzied fascination with the ultimate wedding, but the execution resembles a low-grade TV sitcom that gets canceled after one episode. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
A Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Micheal Compton From the opening shot to the nod to Bollywood in the final credits, this is a film that filled me with sheer joy - more so than any other 2008 release. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Milk (2008) Micheal Compton The film has a talented cast, some sharp direction and a story that is as relevant today as it was when it unfolded in the late '70s. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
C+ Taken (2008) Micheal Compton The audience is stuck with a film that is way nicer than it should be. Sure it makes the subject matter easier to take, but in the long run it really limits the film's overall effectiveness EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
A The Wrestler (2008) Micheal Compton It's unfathomable to imagine The Wrestler without Rourke... It's one of those rare cinematic experiences where an actor and a role come together in perfect harmony. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
He's Just Not That Into You (2009) Micheal Compton Then there are moments that are quite smart, most involving Goodwin, that help elevate the material slightly. I'm not sure the good easily outweighs the bad, but it's close enough that I eventually gave in and found myself having a good time. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
D+ Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (2009) Micheal Compton Until Perry decides one way or another what tone he is going to approach with his projects, the results will continue to be frustrating. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
B Watchmen (2009) Micheal Compton For the most part, Watchmen is an engrossing and very adult entry into the comic book genre. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
C Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Micheal Compton Johnson does all he can to carry the film, but ultimately "Race" is stuck in neutral -- spinning its wheels with one mind-numbing sequence after another. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
B Duplicity (2009) Micheal Compton Paired with Clive Owen and working with the creator of Michael Clayton -- Tony Gilroy -- Roberts shines in this complex and intelligent thriller. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
B Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Micheal Compton A visual delight, full of memorable characters that will appease both young and old. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
A- Adventureland (2009) Micheal Compton The film is a pleasant surprise -- smart, funny and tender. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
C- Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) Micheal Compton I really think Hannah Montana had some slight potential to be more than just a lovefest for its fans. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
B State of Play (2009) Micheal Compton A smart and intriguing thriller that features a quality cast and some nice dramatic moments. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
D Obsessed (2009) Micheal Compton Directed by Steve Shill, "Obsessed" skates over a lot of familiar territory - in a painfully slow-paced manner. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
B Star Trek (2009) Micheal Compton A fun film with wall-to-wall action, some great special effects, and a group of actors who are more than ready to live up to the lofty heights of the original cast. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
C Terminator Salvation (2009) Micheal Compton As lifeless as its cyborg villains. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
B Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Micheal Compton This followup to the 2006 smash takes all the elements that worked in that film and adds some new layers that makes this even more charming and family friendly. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
B Drag Me to Hell (2009) Micheal Compton Raimi, the man behind the Evil Dead movies, has always had a twisted eye when it comes to horror. Thankfully, he brings that approach to this project - creating a film that features as many laughs as it does scary moment. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
A Up (2009) Micheal Compton A delightful and touching experience that isn't just one of the best films from the studio -- it's the best film to date in 2009. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
B The Hangover (2009) Micheal Compton Here's a comedy that understands how to be raunchy and smart -- and isn't afraid to get a laugh at any expense. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
D+ The Proposal (2009) Micheal Compton More like a blind date from hell than a feel-good romantic comedy. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019