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 The Addams Family (2019) Michael Ward All the right stuff is there, you can pretty much find everything you're looking for, but the presentation just kind of seems like it's thrown together to make a profit. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
2.5/5 Joker (2019) Michael Ward There's a cowardice about all of this which is really hard to ignore. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Michael Ward ...effectively works through its steps and scenes with extreme precision and familiarity. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
2.5/5 Judy (2019) Michael Ward Zellweger...can only carry this film so far. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 Abominable (2019) Michael Ward ...cute, endearing, and a nice-enough escape for approximately 100 minutes. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
3/5 Ad Astra (2019) Michael Ward With all of the incredible visuals, an exceptional Max Richter original score, and Pitt's haunted, fragile, work in the leading role, Ad Astra seems to really be about nothing more than a father and a son. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
3/5 Villains (2019) Michael Ward ...if you allow it to be, Villains can be a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Michael Ward Lorene Scafaria's new film is better than advertised, with Jennifer Lopez delivering the finest performance of her storied career. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
3.5/5 Official Secrets (2019) Michael Ward ...a necessary and topical film. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
2/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Michael Ward I am confounded how "It" built so brilliantly on anticipation and fear, but the sequel opts to rely on so many cheap jump scares and telegraphed moments. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
4.5/5 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Michael Ward ...a stunning work of drama and horror, breathtaking in its presentation, and deeply moving in its overall emotional devastation. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 Before You Know It (2019) Michael Ward The performances are all top notch. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
2/5 Don't Let Go (2019) Michael Ward ...audiences will have likely solved everything well before Jack (David Oyelowo) determines what's actually happening. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
4/5 One Child Nation (2019) Michael Ward Stays objective, which feels like a triumph of filmmaking, in and of itself, based on the subject matter. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Michael Ward This movie blew my mind. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Michael Ward The Peanut Butter Falcon is a heartwarming movie that soars in so many ways. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Michael Ward ...a treasure trove of quotable lines, unforgettable moments, and a star-making turn from Samara Weaving. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 Extra Ordinary (2019) Michael Ward Overall, you just grow to appreciate the absurdity. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
3.5/5 Koko-di Koko-da (2019) Michael Ward Weird and eccentric might be words that best describe Koko-di Koko-da, but Nyholm's exploring some very real emotional entanglements here. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
4/5 El increíble finde menguante (2019) Michael Ward A confident debut feature, (this is) a movie that will sneak up and surprise a lot of viewers. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
3/5 Good Boys (2019) Michael Ward Later scenes, where the trio realize they are growing up and may eventually grow apart, prove surprisingly effective and emotional. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
3.5/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Michael Ward (Gurinder) Chadha's film is almost impossible to dislike. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
3/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Michael Ward ...never lacks for a sense of excitement and enthusiasm. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
3.5/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Michael Ward ...builds up so much goodwill, makes us laugh a lot...and gives us a star-making performance from (Isabela) Moner. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
3.5/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Michael Ward ...pure, summer escapism. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
2.5/5 Brian Banks (2018) Michael Ward Perhaps a documentary would have suited Brian Banks' story more appropriately. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
2.5/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Michael Ward ...goes from being great fun to passive entertainment to a ludicrous spectacle to sloppy, haphazardly arranged trash. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
2.5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Michael Ward ...1969 Hollywood should have been a slam-dunk for Quentin Tarantino. Instead, he clangs the rim and appears overwhelmed by his own ambition for the first time in his storied career. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
5/5 The Farewell (2019) Michael Ward (Writer/director Lulu) Wang creates a place we never want to leave. The Farewell is one of the best films of 2019. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
4/5 Sword of Trust (2019) Michael Ward Lynn Shelton has quietly dropped a wonderful little movie into the world for all of us to see and I truly hope you find it. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
2.5/5 Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Michael Ward Broomfield seems just more fascinated with the 'Leonard' of this particular equation. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
3/5 The Lion King (2019) Michael Ward The Visual Effects Oscar race should be over for 2019. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3.5/5 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Michael Ward ...anecdotally, this might be one of the funniest movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/5 Stuber (2019) Michael Ward ...there's just enough chemistry and humor between Nanjiani and Bautista to salvage a film that desperately needed a spark... EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
3/5 Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018) Michael Ward There is very little, if anything, to object to here. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
3.5/5 Halston (2019) Michael Ward ...a meticulously crafted look at a trailblazer in his industry who burned out way to soon. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Michael Ward I was smiling ear-to-ear from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
3/5 Pasolini (2014) Michael Ward Willem Dafoe again reminds us just how talented and diverse an actor he truly is. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
3/5 Midsommar (2019) Michael Ward (Aster's) confidence in his cleverness can overwhelm Midsommar, but his fearlessness is also captivating to watch explored on screen. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
3/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Michael Ward ...a patient, rather simple screenplay, which provides some moments of great tension and surprise... EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2019
4.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Michael Ward ...we find a new opportunity to connect with these characters all over again. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/5 5B (2018) Michael Ward ...we find a new slate of heroes properly recognized for the very first time. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Michael Ward Better movies will come along, but for something light and entertaining, this does the trick. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Michael Ward Taron Egerton...gives a dynamic, dazzling tour-de-force performance as Elton John. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
1.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Michael Ward What a joyless, boring slog this thing is. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Michael Ward Overall, A Star is Born soars on the chemistry of its lead performances, as we genuinely believe and appreciate Jackson and Ally's love for one another. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
4.5/5 Booksmart (2019) Michael Ward Booksmart may be a breakneck comedy, but it also has a huge heart... EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
4/5 Running With Beto (2019) Michael Ward ...we cannot help but become emotionally invested, even if we know how this all will end. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
2.5/5 The Sound of Silence (2019) Michael Ward ...can't sustain the right tone, literally or figuratively. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
4/5 Monos (2019) Michael Ward ...a standout film, not to be missed. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019