For 109 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Dequina's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 90 Ocean's Eleven
Lowest review score: 10 Van Wilder
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 109
  2. Negative: 21 out of 109
109 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Dequina
    It's an entirely different animal from Tarkovsky's hypnotic but opaque take, and it's an entirely different animal from most studio product in general -- Soderbergh's Solaris is a gorgeous and deceptively minimalist cinematic tone poem.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Dequina
    Sophomoric silliness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Dequina
    Soderbergh's film will be remembered less for the (inspired) star casting than for being one expertly made piece of pure, unpretentious popcorn entertainment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Dequina
    Just about the truest and most satisfying screen adaptation most anyone could have ever hoped for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Dequina
    While never sacrificing any of the hard-knock authenticity and specificity of his characters and their milieu, Brewer has crafted a deeply felt film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Dequina
    The film is filled with extraordinary characters and equally extraordinary circumstances that Hollywood could craft no better in any feature script.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Dequina
    Brosnan's best mission as Bond yet, and the most satisfying installment of the franchise in recent memory.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Dequina
    What ultimately comes through is an undeniably imaginative work that is a glorious testament to the limitless and largely untapped possibilities of cinema.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Dequina
    While the audience has its laughs along the way, the violent tension of war often threatens to erupt, and slowly, subtly gathering force is the film's emotional weight, which is potently felt by the film's indelible (if not exactly unexpected) concluding image.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Dequina
    Confirms that despite all the technical tools at their disposal, one thing counts head and shoulders above razzle-dazzle eye candy (or anything else, for that matter): the story and characters, and Monsters, Inc. introduces worthy additions to the Pixar pantheon.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Dequina
    The much-publicized decision to go "younger and sexier" with the casting--a move that turns out to pay off handsomely, enhancing and enriching the material.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Dequina
    Love it or hate it for its content, one must concede that it is nothing short of a technical marvel.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Beautiful moments of performance such as Forster's subtly spellbinding monologues -- make for compelling cinema.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Any embedded message ultimately pales in importance to moving and understated story of love.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    There's no doubt that sheer mechanism propels Happenstance, but the numerous characters and storylines flow and converge in a gracefully unpredictable and witty manner.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Smoothly seductive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    A friend called Fred Schepisi's ensemble drama "a crusty old white man's 'Joy Luck Club'" -- an assessment that isn't without some kernel of truth.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Smart, complex, and engrossing idea-driven action thriller.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Forces a self-examination that is both traumantic and revealing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Love is indeed the greatest mystery, as Lantana's tagline goes, and while the film is ultimately still and interesting and fairly involving one, it's a bit unfortunate that the filmmakers weren't content to simply explore that quandary instead of manufacturing another.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    August so firmly establishes characters of Martin and Barbara and their relationship, so when the disease does enter the picture, the film does not suddenly become about that; the focus clearly remains on the effect it takes on the people.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Sublimely silly and genuinely sweet film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Much like how its employees and patrons don't want to see the barbershop close, once one has become acquainted with these people and this place, one may not want Barbershop to end.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    With Simone, Niccol makes what seems like a preposterous idea not only fresh and entertaining, but most of all reveals said idea to be not at all far removed from reality--as any good satire should.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    But even Grant's uninspired work can't ruin the agreeable, overwhelming atmosphere of fun and romance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Strongly infused with an unmistakably exotic Bollywood flair.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Serendipity leaves one with a pleasant feeling few films generate: that of wanting more.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    As it stands Changing Lanes already exceeds expectations, provoking serious thought while skillfully telling a compelling, character-driven story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    All the household changes give the film an episodic quality that leads to a certain start-and-stop dramatic momentum. But fresh face Lohman holds the film together emotionally, more than matching up to the bigger name stars that turn up in supporting roles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Bit of melodramatic grandstanding that it is -- is made irrelevant by Washington's volcanic energy and fierce conviction.