The Michael Medved Show

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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Michael Medved A few of the many, many gags do delivery laughs and undeniable sympathy for the two goofball main characters. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/4 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Michael Medved As a work of cinema, it's undeniably effective--thanks to an utterly brilliant performance by Daniel Kaluuya--and fiercely fascinating. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/4 Palmer (2021) Michael Medved It's predictable and sentimental...but the material comes alive due to superior performances, particularly by the outstanding Justin Timberlake. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
3/4 Gun and a Hotel Bible (2019) Michael Medved Wildly original and impossible to forget...Bradley Gosnell and Daniel Floren (who also wrote the play that inspired the film) are both superb on screen. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
1.5/4 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Michael Medved 2017's WONDER WOMAN was thrilling and touching, but WW84 turns the franchise into #BlunderWoman... It's not the worst movie of the year, but it may be the most disappointing. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
2.5/4 Black Beauty (2020) Michael Medved This new adaptation is consistently gorgeous to look at, but far more manipulative than magnificent. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/4 The Croods: A New Age (2020) Michael Medved With its sturdy family-first theme, this one is even better than the first. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/4 Standing Up, Falling Down (2019) Michael Medved A welcome surprise with a small budget but big heart. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/4 The Nest (2020) Michael Medved THE NEST is an unforgettable cinematic experience and perhaps the best performance of Jude Law's career. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
2/4 Kindred (2020) Michael Medved Well acted, beautifully shot and pointlessly disturbing--the audience seems as much a victim of sadism as the main character held prisoner in a creepy, creaky country home. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
1.5/4 Freaky (2020) Michael Medved Vince Vaughn is occasionally funny, but the high school characterizations are tired stereotypes with no hint of humanity. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
2.5/4 Faith Based (2020) Michael Medved Occasionally hilarious...occasionally as clumsy as the film-within-a-film that the goofball main characters are creating. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
1.5/4 The Devil All the Time (2020) Michael Medved An intriguing collection of stars come together in a nightmarish film about the way religious faith warps the lives of countless residents of the American heartland...the anti-Christian bias is unmistakable. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/4 Harriet (2019) Michael Medved Cynthia Erivo is outstanding in this role... and director/co-writer Kasi Lemmons should get Oscar consideration for an exceptional achievement. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/4 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Michael Medved Much better than the last 3 films in the series, but not nearly as good as the first two. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 Judy (2019) Michael Medved Though it's not a great film, Renée Zellweger brings this sad material to electrifying light. She even does a credible job singing the songs that Garland made famous. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Michael Medved Sumptuous and seductive....Even those who never reveled in the television series will find it impossible to resist this handsome film's multi-layered charms. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3 out of 4 Don't Let Go (2019) Michael Medved The movie, about family bonds and unshakeable determination, packs an undeniable emotional impact. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/ 4 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Michael Medved For Tarantino fans, it's a feast; for Tarantino skeptics, it's vastly more entertaining and impressive, for all its indulgences, than you would expect. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
out of 4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Michael Medved With its irresistibly charismatic bickering buddies (Johnson & Statham) and the formidable addition of Vanessa Kirby and Idris Elba, the film remains ridiculously entertaining, even in its most preposterous moments. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3 out of 4 The Lion King (2019) Michael Medved You can't argue with the visual grandeur of this film, which is just's a little weird to see animals looking like a nature documentary suddenly start talking to each other and singing... EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3 out of 4 The Farewell (2019) Michael Medved Great characterizations with brilliant writing and an astonishingly accomplished ensemble cast. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/4 Yesterday (2019) Michael Medved Funny, thought provoking...and undeniably enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
2.5/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Michael Medved The plot is silly, of course, but the sense of humor, solid special effects and appealing characters make this a mostly agreeable film. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 Late Night (2019) Michael Medved As a mildly diverting pastime, you probably will manage to stay awake for LATE NIGHT. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Michael Medved Those who enjoyed the previous films will sorely miss the moments of light and humor that generally made them watchable... it's not just dark, it's dreary. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
1/4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Michael Medved This is one of the most incoherent movies I have ever seen...and the most aurally assaultive I can remember. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/4 Aladdin (2019) Michael Medved Naomi Scott... is particularly effective as Princess Jasmine and the special effects are consistently watchable. Will Smith seems to be having a good time, but he won't make anyone forget about Robin Williams. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Michael Medved More tedious than terrific...there are no surprises in the plot, no characterizations, and no real reasons to invest your time or money in seeing more of the same. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
2/4 The Hustle (2019) Michael Medved Rebel Wilson relies far too much on gross-out humor and tiresome fat jokes and Anne Hathaway's elegant hauteur is largely wasted on this mercilessly mediocre film. Don't be scammed by THE HUSTLE. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 Wild Nights With Emily (2018) Michael Medved Molly Shannon brings life, spark and humor to the portrayal of Emily Dickinson...If you loved the poet, you'll be intrigued by the film. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
1.5/4 Little (2019) Michael Medved The pacing is poky and the nearly 2-hour runtime feels padded. And unlike the original BIG, the main character learns absolutely nothing from the time she spends inside a 13-year-old body. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/4 Shazam! (2019) Michael Medved Despite elements that are both corny and confusing, SHAZAM! has real heart with likable characters experiencing real teenage problems--even in the body of a superhero. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/4 Dumbo (2019) Michael Medved The movie is visually spectacular and the computer generated beasts--particularly Dumbo--are unforgettably endearing. DUMBO is nearly 2 hours of surprisingly effective enchantment. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/4 Us (2019) Michael Medved What starts out as creepy and spell-binding deteriorates into a silly, generic zombie movie before it's partially redeemed by an unforgettably shocking ending. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
3.5/4 Gloria Bell (2018) Michael Medved Entirely compelling...Julianne Moore is a real contender for another Oscar nomination. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
2/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Michael Medved It's hard to see that anyone will think this is one of the better entries into the Marvel universe. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
3/4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Michael Medved It's gorgeous to look at with rich, imaginative and captivating animation. If the stories and characters are confusing and superficial, it's still great fun to watch. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
2.5/4 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Michael Medved You know it's not very good-and it isn't-but it's relentlessly adequate and surprisingly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Michael Medved The animation isn't quite as crisp or imaginative, and the plot is just about impossible to follow, but there are so many clever references and so many dazzling stars, how can you not enjoy it? EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/4 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Michael Medved I don't think we'll ever come closer to understanding and experiencing what ordinary fighting men went through in this global conflict. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
1.5/4 Serenity (2019) Michael Medved The only mystery about this misbegotten mess is how writer/director Steven Knight got so many distinguished actors to participate in it. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
0/4 Glass (2019) Michael Medved Though it's intended as a follow-up to UNBREAKABLE, this one has earned the title 'Unbearable' - deserving of the coveted, rarely awarded distinction of Zero Stars. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 The Upside (2017) Michael Medved The emotional manipulation is sometimes heavy-handed...but the interaction between the two leads will appeal to a very broad audience. The film's not a classic, but you'll probably feel better when you leave the theater than when you came in. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/4 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Michael Medved A pale reflection of the original. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019