For 505 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Rechtshaffen's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Charlotte's Web
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 505
505 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    At best a kitschy "Catch Me If You Can" and at worst a tedious comedy that grows more tiresome by every self-consciously irreverent minute.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The production is over-stuffed with cutesy split screens, jarring dream sequences and a pushy score by Bright Eyes band members Nathaniel Walcott and Mike Mogis that succeed in dragging the proceedings from merely cloying to increasingly annoying.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Easily the worst in a trilogy that has been notable mainly for the presence of its everyman action star, Transporter 3 is a nonsensical, choppily edited bore, with awful dialogue.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The most appreciative audience for this lame National Lampoon release likely will be guys in tour buses.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Gratingly unfunny groaner littered with zero-dimensional, unlikable characters and hackneyed, threadbare comic setups.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The results might make for some swell production stills, but as a motion picture, Teknolust never really makes it alive out of Hershman's head.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    An examination of a sexual relationship that's about as viscerally explicit as hardcore can get...But as satisfying viewing experiences go, the film comes up mighty short in terms of story, interesting characters and technical prowess.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    With the exception of a decent train-top chase, Torque is all vroom and no action.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Essentially a telenovela with cinematic pretensions, La Mujer de Mi Hermano (My Brother's Wife) is a vapid slab of soap depicting a love triangle among three remarkably uninteresting characters.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    A disappointingly dreary affair.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Michael Rechtshaffen
    A crass, sophomoric and, more to the point, offensively unfunny parody that sets out to remake Shaft and his blaxploitation ilk as a Jewish action hero.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    May have been adapted the 1996 French film "L'Appartement," but pretty much all evidence of what was once an engaging psychodrama has been lost in the translation.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Tediously one-note comedy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The end product is surprisingly charmless -- a shrill "Devil Wears Prada"/"Bridget Jones"/"Sex and the City" knockoff that keeps threatening to fall apart at the seams.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Witless, excessive and ultimately boring gore-a-thon.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Smultaneously silly, ostentatious and terribly boring.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Sharing its title with a historic Reno hotel that's seen better days (or maybe not), El Cortez is a clumsy lump of ponderous pulp fiction with "Cooler" aspirations.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The back-to-the-beginning approach unimaginatively goes through the motions, offering scant justification for its boring existence, at least from an artistic point of view.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Michael Rechtshaffen
    It's all quite a mess, with awkward performances, worse dialogue and a painfully protracted running time conspiring against any chance of enjoyment, even in a so-bad-it's-good guilty pleasure way.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    A dysfunctional drama.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    A tepid ghost story filled with all the usual things that go bump in the night minus the somewhat crucial element of suspense, this bland effort from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Ghost House Pictures is surprisingly devoid of the creepy, claustrophobic atmospherics that haunt the brothers' Asian work.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    By the time they're done with all the tinkering, "Scooby-Doo" ends up bearing as much a resemblance to Hanna-Barbera as the recent "Cat in the Hat" did to Dr. Seuss.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Along comes Elektra to effectively lower the bar for Marvel Comics page-to-screen transitions.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Presumably a glib attack on sanctimonious small-town religious hypocrisy informed by Black's own strict Mormon upbringing, the film is tonally all over the place, eventually settling in a rut that comes a lot closer to resembling bad camp than edgy satire.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    In terms of inspiration or even the slightest shred of ingenuity, Banks ranks more like an 000 than an 007.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    It's like being trapped for an hour-and-a-half in a pound full of yappy puppies.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Michael Rechtshaffen
    An acutely misguided, purported satire dealing with the prickly subject of child molestation.
    • 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.