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Aisle Seat is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mike McGranaghan
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Crawl (2019) Mike McGranaghan The bloody, fast-paced Crawl is never going to be added to the Criterion Collection. The movie is, however, exploitation fare of the highest order. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
3/4 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Mike McGranaghan Wickedly funny and undeniably relevant. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/4 Stuber (2019) Mike McGranaghan Stuber doesn't reinvent the wheel; it does, however, execute a well-worn formula successfully by putting a timely spin on the general premise of mismatched partners having an adventure. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/4 Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018) Mike McGranaghan This is an entertaining look at one of the most prominent sports figures of our time, and it's packed with breathtaking surfing footage. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/4 Sword of Trust (2019) Mike McGranaghan Maron, Bell, Watkins, and Bass make a winning team, playing off one another with consummate skill. They create a comic rhythm that is a pleasure to get lost in. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
Trespassers (2018) Mike McGranaghan Slick and suspenseful, albeit a tad shallow. I would recommend it as a VOD rental, where you're only paying a couple of bucks. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/4 Midsommar (2019) Mike McGranaghan Imagine an Ingmar Bergman film with moments of graphic violence and freaky sexuality thrown in and you can begin to approximate what this extraordinary work is like. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
3.5/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Mike McGranaghan Getting out from under the weight of the 400-pound gorilla that is Avengers: Endgame may take some viewers a little time. Once you do, it becomes clear that this is a very good Marvel picture with some fresh new ideas. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/4 Yesterday (2019) Mike McGranaghan Don't demand too much logic. Just enjoy the music and the fantasy element and you'll have a terrific time. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/4 Ophelia (2018) Mike McGranaghan Puts a lively twist on one of the Bard's most tragic characters. Daisy Ridley does first-rate work. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/4 Maiden (2018) Mike McGranaghan You'll be cheating yourself if you miss this enthralling film. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/4 The Green Inferno (2013) Mike McGranaghan A nerve-rattling, hard-to-shake-off cannibal chiller. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/4 Child's Play (2019) Mike McGranaghan A weird, violent, goofball fright flick. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/4 Wild Rose (2018) Mike McGranaghan A touching, inspiring tale with singing that'll blow you away. Jessie Buckley is astonishing. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
() Mike McGranaghan Every time you think you have it all figured out, some new twist proves you wrong. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
4/4 Late Night (2019) Mike McGranaghan Late Night is consistently funny and engagingly smart. A complete delight! EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
() Mike McGranaghan Villains offers a reasonable amount of entertainment, thanks to an enthusiastic cast, an impressive dark comic streak, and the fact that you genuinely cannot predict what's going to happen from minute to minute. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
1.5/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Mike McGranaghan The current Hollywood mindset is to try to keep franchises going, even after the key creative people in the originals walk away. Men in Black: International is perfect example of why this can be a terrible idea. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Mike McGranaghan The Secret Life of Pets 2 is like a triple-sized, animated episode of Seinfeld with animals instead of people. You probably think I've lost my mind by saying that. No, really, it's true. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
2.5/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Mike McGranaghan To measure up to other superhero films - particularly those of the MCU - it needed to be a lot more focused and substantially more in-depth than it is. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/4 This One's for the Ladies (2018) Mike McGranaghan This One's for the Ladies is a little bit of an "on the fence" movie for me. There's a good amount of intriguing material here. I just wish there was more of it. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/4 Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019) Mike McGranaghan 87 minutes of pure fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
3.5/4 Rocketman (2019) Mike McGranaghan When done right, music biopics are enjoyable, foot-tapping celebrations of someone who gave magic to the world. Rocketman is done right. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
4/4 For the Birds (2018) Mike McGranaghan Extraordinary! A very humane documentary. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
1/4 Domino (2019) Mike McGranaghan Domino feels like it can't decide whether it wants to bore or confuse you more. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
2/4 When a Stranger Calls Back (1993) Mike McGranaghan It's not particularly good, but it's not terrible, either. If you're in the mood for a lightweight thriller that doesn't require a lot of thought (or your full attention), it'll do just fine. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
3/4 Brightburn (2019) Mike McGranaghan A nihilistic streak runs throughout Brightburn, which might be its best quality, depending on your taste for nihilism. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Mike McGranaghan This is a fun movie, even if you don't know (or care) all that much about Pokemon. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2019
2.5/4 () Mike McGranaghan Serenity is either incredibly brilliant or monumentally terrible. I'm not sure which. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
3/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Mike McGranaghan Keanu is great, the action is stunningly staged, and the newcomers help to liven everything up. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 Trial by Fire (2018) Mike McGranaghan Well worth seeing for those with an interest in social issue movies. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
3.5/4 The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Mike McGranaghan What could have been dry and esoteric is instead unexpectedly inspiring. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
1.5/4 The Hustle (2019) Mike McGranaghan All the best moments from The Hustle are in the trailer, but the trailer isn't funny, so you can imagine what a dead zone the rest of the movie is. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 General Magic (2017) Mike McGranaghan A fascinating story that hooks you, whether you're tech-obsessed or tech-illiterate. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 Long Shot (2019) Mike McGranaghan What could have been a dopey, by-the-numbers romantic comedy is instead a funny, charming tale of two people willing to take a chance on love in the midst of an extreme situation. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Mike McGranaghan A thriller with a strong female voice is always a cause for celebration. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
4/4 Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Mike McGranaghan Ask Dr. Ruth is this year's Won't You Be My Neighbor? Like that film, this documentary allows us to understand a prominent pop culture figure and their work in a whole new way. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
3/4 I Trapped the Devil (2019) Mike McGranaghan A cool, clever indie horror movie that unnerves you with ideas. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Mike McGranaghan Superhero adventures are the predominant films of our time, and this one easily stands as the most significant. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/4 Breakthrough (2019) Mike McGranaghan You need to have a bit of a cold heart not to be touched by Breakthrough. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
3.5/4 Family (2018) Mike McGranaghan Sharply written and packed with comically stinging dialogue. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 Penguins (2019) Mike McGranaghan Penguins may cover some familiar ground, but it's still exquisite to look at. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/4 Hail Satan? (2019) Mike McGranaghan Hail Satan? is one of the most unusual political documentaries you will ever see. It's also one of the most astute and one of the funniest. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
1/4 Hellboy (2019) Mike McGranaghan Hellboy is beyond awful. It's execrable. It's an offense to the eyes and the brain. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/4 Shazam! (2019) Mike McGranaghan Shazam! can't decide whether it wants to be a superhero movie or a parody of one. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/4 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018) Mike McGranaghan You wouldn't think a martial arts movie featuring Tony Jaa, Michelle Yeoh, and Dave Bautista would be dull. Here's Master Z: Ip Man Legacy to prove you wrong. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
() Mike McGranaghan Anchored by [Annapurna Sriram's] performance and briskly directed by Andrew Wonder, Feral is a tough, well-made, brutally honest look at homelessness and what it takes to survive. When it's over, you feel shaken. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
3.5/4 Amazing Grace (2018) Mike McGranaghan A joyous celebration of Aretha Franklin, great music, and Jesus. You walk away feeling completely uplifted. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
3.5/4 Pet Sematary (2019) Mike McGranaghan When a horror movie makes you feel like you need to go lie down for a while after you see it, that movie has done a good job. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 The Mule (2018) Mike McGranaghan While it might not be his deepest or most substantive work, the film is nevertheless very entertaining, and it offers Eastwood one of his most captivating roles as an actor in a long time. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019