Michael Nordine

Select another critic »
For 180 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Nordine's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Metalhead
Lowest review score: 10 108 Stitches
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 180
  2. Negative: 24 out of 180
180 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Nordine
    The film deftly marries the essence of the music to a moving coming-of-age framework.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Nordine
    Brazil might not want you to know it, but Aquarius is something special.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Nordine
    Lanthimos's consistently hilarious, borderline anti-humor slowly gives way to a romantic streak of surprising warmth.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Nordine
    Denis Villeneuve's shared dream of a film takes the simple premise of a man glimpsing his doppelganger while watching a movie and mines every bit of tension and oddity from it — there's hardly a scene that doesn't exude menace.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Nordine
    First-time writer-director Bi Gan and cinematographer Wang Tianxing infuse the imagery with a feeling at once otherworldly and familiar — the kind of thing you can't put a name to but would swear you've already experienced.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Nordine
    Our glimpses of what's already occurred and what will soon come are vivid and impressionistic, prophetic warnings about which everyone seems powerless to do anything other than silently observe.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Nordine
    There are no jump-scares in this sensuous thriller, and the lack of anything corporeal on which to focus our unease only makes Butter on the Latch more darkly exhilarating.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Nordine
    Wry and self-aware but never finger-wagging, Office looks back on an economic precipice and finds more humor and spirit than any other depiction yet made about it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Michael Nordine
    Manages to be intimate and impersonal at the same time, a trait constantly reinforced by his portrayal of not only Ceausescu but the populace he led, represented, and controlled for nearly three decades.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Michael Nordine
    A docudrama that in its early scenes feels like a documentary — the co-directors have a nonfiction background, and the actors are actual carnival performers — the film plays out like a small-scale fairy tale.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Michael Nordine
    Kill Me Please is as much a teen movie as it is a horror movie, vacillating between the genres in such a way that you’re reminded from one scene to another how similar the two really are.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Michael Nordine
    This is the kind of experience that might tell you more about yourself as both a viewer and a person than you’re comfortable knowing; it’s also the most alluringly strange movie of the year so far.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Nordine
    Without coming across as a soapbox for narcs or unserious stoners, Rolling Papers gives a clearheaded account of things as they stand and where they might be headed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Nordine
    Little of what happens will come as a surprise, but Corbet's narrative restraint coupled with his formal daring makes for a gripping experience. It's a slow burn, but the fuse attached had me holding my breath.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Nordine
    The strange, ever-changing result is, at times, as original as loose remakes come, with Bidegain using his hallowed source material as a springboard for something rare: a "writer's movie" that loses nothing in the jump from script to screen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Nordine
    Indivisible is above all else a mood piece humming with energy and marked by wondrous moments.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Nordine
    Sensuous and arresting, Alleluia constantly feels as though a séance or ritual murder is about to be performed; the actual deaths, when they arrive, turn out to be rather unceremonious affairs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Nordine
    Not since The Tree of Life has Christianity been explored onscreen in such serious, conflicted terms, but Scorsese has crafted a far less grandiose experience than Terrence Malick did five years ago. Silence is restrained, austere, even ascetic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Nordine
    Olli Mäki isn't a knockout, but it does go the distance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Nordine
    Like the hardboiled detectives of yore, Too Late ultimately gets the job done — even if it's in its own off-the-books way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Michael Nordine
    Beach Rats has an experiential, almost docudrama aesthetic whose lived-in authenticity is in keeping with that of the film as a whole.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Michael Nordine
    Hathaway makes Gloria feel familiar and unique all at once. The same can be said of Colossal itself, which lives up to its title without losing sight of small-scale human drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Michael Nordine
    Set at a prestigious drama school and frequently engrossing, the film unfolds like an experimental acting workshop that occasionally falters when the plot intrudes on the performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Michael Nordine
    Creepy is both a return home and a return to form.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Michael Nordine
    Julia Leigh's take on the fairy tale is a study in detachment and unspoken dissatisfaction, traits that imbue the proceedings with a barely-contained sexual energy lurking beneath a thin veneer of calm.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Michael Nordine
    Pop Aye never dips into cutesiness or sentimentality, even when you might find yourself wishing it would; it’s less a big-top circus and more a low-key character study.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Michael Nordine
    Schrader’s direction is unobtrusive but agile, as though she considers it her duty to provide a cinematic soapbox for Zweig and politely exit the spotlight.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Michael Nordine
    Fightville's most worthwhile material tends to lie in the space between what its subjects say and what we know to be true.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Michael Nordine
    There's something to be said about a two-and-a-half-hour war epic that manages to make each of its countless decapitation scenes feel earned, even called for, in the moment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Michael Nordine
    Clay Tweel’s Gleason documents the agony and the ecstasy of its subject’s life, and is similarly exceptional in its avoidance of the cliches so common among inspiring documentaries.

Top Trailers