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
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    May be formulaic but never fails to find other ways to entertain.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Not that there isn't a story at work here; there indeed is, but only just enough to sustain the action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Sublimely silly and genuinely sweet film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    To complain about the lack of originality is to ignore the real wit and joy behind this very fun film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Without a doubt, making the most substantial impact is Thurman. While she has proven her versatility over the years, her work as The Bride shows that her talent is matched by her fearlessness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    But even Grant's uninspired work can't ruin the agreeable, overwhelming atmosphere of fun and romance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Dequina
    Truly Madly Deeply is a truly, madly, deeply romantic film, and Stevenson and Rickman have a natural rapport. What distinguishes the film more than that is the uncommon intelligence with which Minghella approaches this fanciful situation.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    From the plotting and the characterizations to the explosions and excessive use of blue light filters, everything about Bad Company has been done and seen before.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    Indeed, a triumph of love: love of performance, love of joy, and, above all else, love of love itself.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    Ali
    Well-acted and skillfully made, the film offers enough that is worth seeing, but its idiosyncratic nature is sure to limit its mainstream appeal.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    It's throwback, formula Ah-nuld all the way, a straightforward and simple revenge thriller.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    The surprisingly sweet Shallow Hal finds Peter and Bobby retreating to a gentler mode -- and, in the process, a far less funny one.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    The radiant Blanchett makes Charlotte's individual journey from lovelorn lady to independent woman believable and involving, and that's ultimately what counts the most -- even if the destination is less than ideal.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    With nothing in the way of inspiration coming on either the writing or directing end, it's up to the actors to maintain audience interest and emotional engagement, and two members of the cast rise to the occasion: Kline and Christensen.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    May not exactly be an innovative film, but it most certainly is a lovable one.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    Ultimately comes off as so restrained as to be detached and almost as chilly as LaBute's darker films -- not exactly what one would want from a story about a love so strong that it echoes through the ages.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    No less than four screenwriters are credited, yet the script is filled with the usual clichés (hello, red digital readout!) and supposed twists that can be seen a mile away.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    Will warm your heart without making you feel guilty about it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    Not only harmless, but actually quite funny and charming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    The film does drag, particularly toward the end as the conclusion becomes increasingly obvious and too slow to arrive. For the most part, though, getting there is a wild and fascinating ride.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    While watchable, skews more toward the drier expectations fostered by that publication's name then the more exciting, explosive ones associated with the genre.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    Luckily, the genuinely funny jokes far outnumber the duds in the film itself, which is helped by the generally energetic performances by Broken Lizard and their co-stars.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    Makes one interested in seeing the inevitable sequel, but one is also left to somewhat question the worth of sitting through this first installment.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    A faithful translation of the character and one of his more memorable tales on the page; it satisfies as an adventure and as a more intimate story.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    An emotionally honest film, but it would have been far more affecting if it felt more true to life.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    But damn it if the film doesn't work as what it's supposed to be: a big, brainless blast o' boom at the box office.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Dequina
    Chalk up another big-name star vehicle that fails to live up to a wealth of potential.