Should I See It

Should I See It is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Michael Ward
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Michael Ward The villains who emerge over the course of the film prove poorly written and increasingly irritating, and everything feels rather inconsequential. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
5/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Michael Ward ...will upset you and knock you off balance - but as a wickedly subversive piece of art, this is exhilarating cinema and the arrival of a powerful new voice in Emerald Fennell. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4.5/5 Soul (2020) Michael Ward ...if a movie makes you want yourself and others to be their best self, how can anyone possibly be opposed to that? EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4.5/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Michael Ward Regina King has delivered one of the best films of 2020... EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 News of the World (2020) Michael Ward ...a thoughtful film which finds Hanks and Greengrass again seeking to find the good among those trying to find their meaning and purpose in the world. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
2.5/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Michael Ward There is a resignation to all this which makes it hard to root for anyone's success. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Michael Ward (Viola) Davis...is an indisputable force on screen. Chadwick Boseman's final performance is the best of his career. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 Wolfwalkers (2020) Michael Ward ...if you sit down and spend any time with Wolfwalkers, you are not going to be able to turn away. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
2/5 The Prom (2020) Michael Ward The Prom feels like it is simply placating audiences who want to believe that they are open and affirming to gay kids and their struggles, but seldom have the courage to speak up for them. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
5/5 Nomadland (2020) Michael Ward A powerful testament to the times we live in, Nomadland is a beautiful, unforgettable film, worthy of any and all praise, and a masterclass in storytelling by the inimitable Chloé Zhao. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
3/5 Mank (2020) Michael Ward From a technical standpoint though, Mank checks all the boxes. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
4.5/5 76 Days (2020) Michael Ward What 76 Days captures so vividly is the ability for Coronavirus to bring people, institutions, and whatever it encounters down to its knees. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
3.5/5 Black Bear (2020) Michael Ward The performance from Plaza is exceptional...we simply cannot take our eyes off her. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
2.5/5 Godmothered (2020) Michael Ward ...runs short of the magic necessary to make this film feel all that special. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
2/5 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Michael Ward The poverty, the addiction, the pain and sorrow - it's all spectacle. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
4.5/5 Time (2020) Michael Ward The story of Fox Rich and her family is part of the ongoing story of America. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
5/5 Collective (2019) Michael Ward One of the best films of 2020. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
4/5 Run (2020) Michael Ward ...Run is one of those movies you recommend to friends...it feels like a personal discovery. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
2.5/5 The Croods: A New Age (2020) Michael Ward There is nothing surprising or groundbreaking here from a storytelling standpoint. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
4/5 Bloody Hell (2020) Michael Ward Bloody Hell stands apart from anything else out in the marketplace and I hope the buzz builds and lots of people get to see the wicked delights it has to offer. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
2.5/5 An Unquiet Grave (2020) Michael Ward An Unquiet Grave seems to not have a whole lot to say beyond the story's powerful premise and concept. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
2/5 Survival Skills (2020) Michael Ward The movie lost me, never completely creating a cohesive experience that made me see any value in all the histrionics (writer/director Quinn) Armstrong puts viewers through. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
3/5 It Cuts Deep (2020) Michael Ward Maximizing a small budget, and efficiently working through its steps, you may see where It Cuts Deep is headed well before the characters do. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
3.5/5 Anything for Jackson (2020) Michael Ward ...a clever and creepy tale of two distraught individuals making a whole lot of bad decisions. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/5 Totally Under Control (2020) Michael Ward ...a maddening, disquieting tale of ego, hubris and rudderless, ill-advised and irresponsible leadership... EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
3.5/5 Freaky (2020) Michael Ward Vince Vaughn gets his groove back comedically, as a fun supporting cast of young actors make Freaky way more fun than it probably has any right to be. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
2.5/5 Come Away (2020) Michael Ward ...never finds a direction in its storytelling, and results in a somber, and at times quite bleak, series of events and circumstances. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
3.5/5 Let Him Go (2020) Michael Ward (Kevin) Costner and (Diane) Lane are dynamic together... EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
3.5/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Michael Ward ...when (Sacha Baron) Cohen hits, he does visceral damage. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/5 Dinner in America (2020) Michael Ward Dinner in America is a brash, confrontational comedy until it peels away its rough, sandpaper exterior and shows itself to be a pretty terrific comedy, unapologetic for wearing its heart on its sleeve. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 Kajillionaire (2020) Michael Ward ...driven by a significant, tour de force performance from Evan Rachel Wood. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
1.5/5 Antebellum (2020) Michael Ward Is Antebellum a treatise on the destructive history of racism in America, or is it...using the very real horrors of racism to make a "Gotcha!" movie with a twist? EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
3.5/5 The Way I See It (2020) Michael Ward ...crafting The Way I See It as something of a motion picture scrapbook, with narratives, proves compelling. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
4/5 All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) Michael Ward All In... feels like, even demands to be, required viewing material. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
2.5/5 Chemical Hearts (2020) Michael Ward ...takes the youthful eye for granted, believing that because Henry and Grace merely exist in the story, kids will naturally care about them. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
2.5/5 Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Michael Ward The individual strengths of the film stand alone, never tethering together in a truly effective way. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
2/5 Magic Camp (2018) Michael Ward Magic Camp is just not a good movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
4/5 Red Penguins (2019) Michael Ward ...shifts from a comedic, so-crazy-it-has-to-be-true setup into a story unnerving and intensely unsettling. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
4.5/5 Boys State (2020) Michael Ward One of 2020's best documentaries and films. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
4/5 The Go-Go's (2020) Michael Ward Perhaps this film and the buzz surrounding it can finally deliver the accolades and recognition The Go-Go's so richly deserve. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
3.5/5 Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine (2019) Michael Ward Scott Crawford's film throws viewers back to the days of rock and roll being unpredictable, wild, and outrageous. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
2/5 The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) Michael Ward ...the kindness of this movie only amplifies how implausible and irresponsible all this "Secret" stuff truly seems to be. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2020
4/5 Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Michael Ward ...a captivating and insightful look at a very real component of American life and culture. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2020
2.5/5 Radioactive (2019) Michael Ward Inconsistent editing and storytelling doom things rather quickly. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2020
5/5 Hamilton (2020) Michael Ward Hamilton is arguably more relevant now than it was just five years ago. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2020
2.5/5 The King of Staten Island (2020) Michael Ward Pete Davidson's star is almost guaranteed to rise; The King of Staten Island should simply be a better movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2020
3.5/5 The Booksellers (2019) Michael Ward ... the film seems generally as curious about its interviewees as it is about the world they inhabit. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2020
2.5/5 Trolls World Tour (2020) Michael Ward ...not so much a movie as it is an endurance test. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2020
5/5 Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Michael Ward ...profoundly brave and important...(Eliza) Hittman's film leaves an indelible impression. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2020
3.5/5 The Assistant (2019) Michael Ward (Julia) Garner gives the first great leading performance of 2020... EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2020