Michael Rechtshaffen

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For 810 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Rechtshaffen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The LEGO Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Natural Selection
Score distribution:
810 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    An unpleasant exercise in self-indulgence
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    This evangelical "Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam" by way of "The Dukes of Hazzard" takes a mighty ridiculous route to righteousness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Chief Zabu may have been buried for the past three decades, but this tiresomely talky would-be satire is no treasure.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    With the exception of a decent train-top chase, Torque is all vroom and no action.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Lopez’s first feature comes across as fragmented and overwrought, with characters and performances that seem to have been egged on by the score’s achingly purposeful piano.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Gratingly unfunny groaner littered with zero-dimensional, unlikable characters and hackneyed, threadbare comic setups.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    In the end, you'll either succumb to the silliness of it all and cheer Johnny B. on to his green card or, more likely, be in desperate need of your own exit visa.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Smultaneously silly, ostentatious and terribly boring.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Director Kishan SS has made Care of Footpath 2 (a.k.a. Kill Them Young) as a bombastic, overlong melodrama that doesn't recognize the occasional need to takes things down a decibel or three.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    This first feature is populated by blandly underdeveloped main characters who tend to recite their lines rather than inhabit them.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Comprising reclaimed bits from "Blade Runner," "A Clockwork Orange" and "Children of Men" and glibly served up with hyper Guy Ritchie attitude by first-time feature director Miguel Sapochnik, the resulting in-your-face mess never knows what it wants to be when it grows up.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    While the film, with its preponderance of potty jokes, might placate the very young already primed by boisterous singing chipmunks, older viewers will likely find it all harder to, uh, bear.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The childhood years of Brazil’s national treasure have been given a lamentably pedestrian big-screen treatment by Pelé: Birth of a Legend.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The star wattage quickly dims in this slick-looking but ringingly hollow affair that starts off generically at best before collapsing into a convoluted heap of shrill screen cliches.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    [An] annoyingly oblique exercise in arty affectation.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Unfortunately in the hands of writer-director Adam Alecca, this overly talky, slackly executed game of cat-and-mouse comes off as cheesy rather than chilling.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Proves to be more prone to malfunction than dysfunction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The sci-fi drama 400 Days ultimately disintegrates upon impact because of a lazy payoff.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    As vapidly generic as its title, British director Scott Mann's Heist is a by-the-numbers crime thriller that squanders a decent cast, including Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Dave Bautista.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    While the fake news angle is admittedly a timely one, the film’s ultimate dubious achievement is its remarkable ability to make “Dude, Where’s My Car?” feel like vintage Kubrick.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Even for something preaching spiritual tranquility, Milton’s Secret exhibits the barest trace of a pulse.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Despite its high-profile cast and a sizable marketing push from distributor Summit Entertainment, audiences won't require any paranormal powers of their own to realize they've seen this one before.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    An entirely dispensable, soapy caricature of a love story that comes complete with a jukebox full of music industry cliches plus Ashlee Simpson's big feature film debut.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    This overcooked Thanksgiving turkey succeeds only in managing to take all the fun out of dysfunctional.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The result proves to be as appealing and effervescent as a flute of flat champagne.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Any scrap of charm or honest-to-goodness humor already possessed in limited quantities by the original has been relegated to the outhouse in this sorry follow-up.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    A plodding comic caper that fails to deliver.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    There just aren't enough rescue dogs in the world to save "Rescue Dogs," a shrill, yappy live-action comedy that proves considerably more annoying than adorable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Had the film and its poky lead characters at least managed to pick up the sluggish pace, experiencing Buddymoon wouldn’t have felt like such a slog.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Although the performances, including that of Rebecca Romijn channeling Cybill Shepherd as a femme fatale type, are sturdy, their characters have been given absolutely nowhere interesting to go.

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