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
4/5 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2020) Michael Ward In the Absence still has my blood boiling weeks after first seeing the film. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
4/5 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2020) Michael Ward Brotherhood could win the Oscar, offering a resonating and thoughtful rumination on acceptance... EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
4.5/5 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2020) Michael Ward Hair Love is likely to win and should...These are heartfelt, tender, emotional films that are not easy to dismiss... EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
3/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Michael Ward The Gentlemen is an up and down affair. Hugh Grant steals the show. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
2/5 VHYes (2019) Michael Ward ...we keep waiting for that moment where we can start to laugh along with the filmmakers. Sadly, it never comes. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
4/5 Les misérables (2019) Michael Ward I was largely impressed with how (director Ladj Ly) made this story feel urgent and important, timely, and topical. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
1.5/5 Dolittle (2020) Michael Ward $175 million just doesn't buy what it used to... EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
3/5 Troop Zero (2019) Michael Ward ...kind-hearted and quirky enough to leave a smile on your face pretty much the entire time. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
2.5/5 At the Video Store (2020) Michael Ward ...could dig so much deeper into the connection between movie and consumer, clerk and customer, and the bond we create when we shop in a video rental store. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Michael Ward ...an unforgettable and immersive viewing experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
3/5 Just Mercy (2019) Michael Ward ...a good movie...begging for something more. More anger. More fire. More heft. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
3.5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Michael Ward ...a dazzling array of disorientation. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
4.5/5 Little Women (2019) Michael Ward Allowing Little Women to wash over you and fall into the rhythm Gerwig sets for her audience is part of the joy in rediscovering this classic story all over again. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
5/5 Parasite (2019) Michael Ward Parasite deserves to take its rightful place as one of the decade's finest films. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
2.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Michael Ward A messy, messy movie. What a significant disappointment. (Gretchen) Carlson, for one, deserves better. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
3/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Michael Ward Richard Jewell can barely survive the level of muck that gets raked across it. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
4.5/5 Knives Out (2019) Michael Ward What I want solved is this mystery: Will we possibly get another one? EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 Marriage Story (2019) Michael Ward (Adam) Driver and (Scarlett) Johansson are fantastic here, giving two of the finest performances of their careers. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
3.5/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Michael Ward Many will be surprised to realize that Mr. Rogers (and Tom Hanks) is a supporting character here and not the main focus of the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 The Irishman (2019) Michael Ward Everyone involved in is working at the top of their craft. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
3.5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Michael Ward ...an imperfect, but effective tale. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Michael Ward Pain and Glory finds (Antonio) Banderas working with (Pedro) Almodóvar for an 8th time, and the two are magic together. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Michael Ward Endearing, hilarious, and...Eddie Murphy firing on all cylinders. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
3/5 Go Back to China (2019) Michael Ward Ting's film has a rhythm to it which makes it as infectious as a Top 40 pop song. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
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