Michael Ordona

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For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Ordona's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 90 Splice
Lowest review score: 0 Saw 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Ordona
    In its mix are ethical quandaries in biotechnology, nature versus nurture and an adorable-sexy-disturbing monster. So there's that. But it wins best in show by focusing on one of the weirder relationship triangles in recent memory.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Ordona
    (A)beautifully shot, fascinating film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Ordona
    The flesh-and-blood protagonists are powerful, driven people caught in a riptide.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Ordona
    That rare zombie movie with actual scares.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Ordona
    The film of Howl, like its source material, is undeniably brave, committed and inventive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Ordona
    Doesn't offer moviegoers one obvious message, but rather a complex and considered glimpse into a rarely seen world, one of utter absurdity and horror.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Ordona
    The subject is absorbing, but the lack of differentiation in dramatic levels makes the film feel longer than its 126 minutes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Ordona
    If you're interested in this movie, it's because you love either seeing zombies explode (check), the video games (major character included, check) or Jovovich kicking undead butt in every conceivable way (check and mate).
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Ordona
    You don't go to this film for Sorkinesque repartee; you go for the world's longest chainsaw, or equal-opportunity genital mutilations, or very, very long bludgeonings. And here they are, in buckets.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Michael Ordona
    Only 97 minutes but feels much longer. It suffers from a marked lack of energy, a condition not cured by its many, many pop-music-scored montages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Michael Ordona
    Chain Letter is a nonsensical, bloody mess that, well, is missing a few links.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Michael Ordona
    For most, there will be no adrenaline rush from fear or thrill, or vicarious release from seeing tormentors tormented; one leaves feeling sad. Sad that this is what "entertainment" has come to. Come on, filmmakers. Can't you do better?
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Michael Ordona
    There's also no point in paying the 3-D ticket price for occasional bits of gristle flying your way, or blurry action shots. Whereas the first "Saw" got marks for originality, the filmmakers have so lost their fastballs that this one's extreme gore provokes either laughter or sleep.

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