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
The Mustang (2019) Micheal Compton A small film with a big punch... Schoenaerts' work is outstanding here. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
5/5 Chuck & Buck (2000) Micheal Compton This bizarre and wonderfully abstract film is not to be missed. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
C- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) Micheal Compton A screenplay that never quite clicks on all cylinders. There are too many scenes dealing with relationships that really halt any momentum. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
B We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) Micheal Compton I may not have completely liked "We Need to Talk About Kevin," but because of Swinton I certainly won't forget it. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
The Vow (2012) Micheal Compton The chemistry between the two leads is severely hampered because they aren't really together on screen that much. Instead, we get the parental subplot that completely undermines everything. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
F This Means War (2012) Micheal Compton This is a loud, obnoxious endeavor completely devoid of anything remotely coherent. About the biggest surprise in this plodding and predictable fare is the fact it manages to completely waste the talent of all three of its leads. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Act of Valor (2012) Micheal Compton A movie that works, largely because it manages to show its subject in a light no one has ever seen before. It's a compelling piece of cinema that doesn't try to stray too far from its strengths. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
C Project X (2012) Micheal Compton While the film does have moments that I appreciated, I found most of it to be rather silly and way too over the top. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Seuss' the Lorax (2012) Micheal Compton A storybook come to life. It works really well thanks to the keen visual eyes of Renaud and Balda. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
F A Thousand Words (2012) Micheal Compton None of it really works though. Instead of garnering laughs it only serves as a painful reminder on how funny Murphy can be when given the right material. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Friends With Kids (2011) Micheal Compton Sharp enough to appreciate, with Westfeldt and Adam Scott anchoring a really good cast. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
21 Jump Street (2012) Micheal Compton It knows it is rather silly fluff, so it revels in its own raunchy silliness -- creating a comedy that delivers plenty of laughs. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
C- Mirror Mirror (2012) Micheal Compton Boasting a strong cast, that includes Julia Roberts, and some intriguing twists on the popular fairy tale Mirror Mirror falls flat. It all feels second right despite everyone's best effort. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Wrath of the Titans (2012) Micheal Compton To its credit, Wrath of the Titans doesn't leave much open for a third installment. That's probably a good idea, because this is a franchise that is well past its shelf life. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
D+ American Reunion (2012) Micheal Compton It all seems rather awkward and sad. A subplot involving Jim and the teenage girl he baby-sat especially creeped me out. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) Micheal Compton Blunt, who is so bloody charming in everything she does, and McGregor do have nice chemistry, but the romantic arc is so predictable. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
B The Cabin in the Woods (2011) Micheal Compton This essentially evolves into an exercise of self-awareness, with Wheldon and Goddard's script taking some subtle (and not so subtle) jabs at the slasher genre. It all builds to a final act that is full of laughs, even if they are a bit uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
The Three Stooges (2012) Micheal Compton There are plenty of laughs to be had as well... The three leads should be commended as well. They perfectly capture the dopey innocence of the characters with some rather impressive mimicry of the iconic characters. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
D+ The Lucky One (2012) Micheal Compton A sappy and incredibly dull [film] designed to tug at the heart strings. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Think Like a Man (2012) Micheal Compton Think Like a Man works, largely because it features a huge cast that is both talented and charming. This movie is a lot of fun, even if it is rather predictable. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
B+ The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) Micheal Compton Gideon DeFoe's screenplay is smart and very funny with some very well staged laughs. The direction from Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt is just as smart, full of some laugh out loud sight gags. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
B Missing Link (2019) Micheal Compton The heart and soul of Missing Link is Galifianakis, with a role that suits his comedic timing perfectly. Whether it's a throwaway line or a carefully crafted punchline set up by his castmates, Galifianakis nails it completely. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
The Five-Year Engagement (2012) Micheal Compton Segel and Blunt are so talented that it's hard not to find a little joy in some moments, but this is a film in serious need of a little editing -- and one that pales in comparison to Segel's and Stoller's previous work. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
B Bully (2011) Micheal Compton It's a film that will be an eye-opener for any parent, and even some kids who might see it. I think it's a great way to start a conversation on the subject... EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
B+ Marvel's the Avengers (2012) Micheal Compton The film begins with a bang and builds from there, a thrill ride peppered with Whedon's trademark self-aware humor. It's fun to watch all these egos clash, especially Downey, who just owns the Tony Stark role. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
C Dark Shadows (2012) Micheal Compton It's as if we're watching someone else try to mimic a Burton film, and the result pales in comparison to his better work. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
The Dictator (2012) Micheal Compton The gags are all over the map after that, a hodgepodge of humor that can't decide whether it wants to be mean-spirited satire or play it safe for a mass audience. The result is Cohen's weakest film to date. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Battleship (2012) Micheal Compton This action adventure manages to have some fun moments here and there, but ultimately is nothing more than a lot of spare parts from better source material. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
B The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) Micheal Compton A delightful little British film with a fantastic cast and a story that goes in some unexpected places. I found it be quite entertaining. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Micheal Compton A film that succeeds somewhat by not trying to be anything it's not. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
C+ Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) Micheal Compton This movie is bright and busy with plenty of bells and whistles, but quickly wanes, despite its best effort. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Prometheus (2012) Micheal Compton This is a well-crafted piece of work that astutely balances science fiction with some genuinely jump-out-of-your-seat moments. It's a throwback that should please fans of the sci-fi genre. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
F That's My Boy (2012) Micheal Compton Sandler continues to play the same idiot character he has done since "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore," but the difference is this guy lacks any of the innocent charm that helped make those movies work. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Rock of Ages (2012) Micheal Compton Hough, who was good in the "Footloose" remake, is pretty engaging in the lead role -- much more than her male counterpart -- while Cruise nearly steals the movie playing the fading alcohol-hazed rock star. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
C Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Micheal Compton It all sounds silly, but for the most part director Timur Bekmambetov stages it like a reenactment you'd see on the History Channel. It's all kind of proper and stuffy and rather slow and methodical. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Brave (2012) Micheal Compton The mother-daughter relationship is the film's strength, with some heartfelt exchanges that feel as authentic as most live action films. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Ted (2012) Micheal Compton Wahlberg and MacFarlane deserve a lot of credit for making it work, especially Wahlberg, who approaches the role with a reckless comedic abandon, not afraid to be the butt of the joke. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
C- Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection (2012) Micheal Compton It's a big mess of a film, but it isn't totally a wash because Madea the character is good enough to milk a few laughs here and there. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
B The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Micheal Compton Garfield is probably too old for the part, the same can be said for Stone, but he brings a new spin and some great energy in the lead role. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
A Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Micheal Compton This is a beautiful ode to first love with Anderson's trademark style. The writing is sharp and witty and the cinematography and set designs are extraordinary. Moonrise Kingdom looks like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Magic Mike (2012) Micheal Compton These felt like real characters, with Soderbergh appearing to peel the curtain back to reveal the profession's not-so-glamorous underbelly. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
B- Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) Micheal Compton I'll concede it all probably went down easier for me because I'm a fan of her work, but I think this is a good enough that you don't have to know any of her music to appreciate her story. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Savages (2012) Micheal Compton A film that is fascinating to watch for the most part, and never dull, but without anyone for whom the audience can have a real rooting interest. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Micheal Compton Just sort of sits on the screen, going through the motions for 90 minutes or so. It's neither good nor bad and, unless you are under the age of 8, you'll likely forget it by the time you get home. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Micheal Compton Isn't quite the game changer of the previous film. But it is still a dark and exhilarating epic, grounded in reality with a precise vision and craftsmanship that make it more than just another comic book movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
The Watch (2012) Micheal Compton It's really sad and disappointing to see a group so talented given so little to do. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
D The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) Micheal Compton Clearly it's designed to be this heart-warming family fantasy, but I kept thinking as I watched it that the material seemed better suited for a horror film. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
The Campaign (2012) Micheal Compton This rapid-fire comedy has plenty more hits than misses - and at times a scathing satire of the current election process. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
() Micheal Compton Sparks has a nice screen presence and I will be interested to see her in other projects, but there are long stretches where her story takes a backseat to Sister. And Sister's story just isn't that interesting. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Micheal Compton "Southern Wild" is a hypnotic bit of cinematic poetry that is as vivid as its lead character's imagination. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019