Michael Rechtshaffen
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For 548 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Rechtshaffen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Up
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 548
548 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Smultaneously silly, ostentatious and terribly boring.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    A disappointingly dreary affair.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Once the initial round of breast-feeding and rectal thermometer bits is fired off, the picture starts to give off the funky whiff of unattended Pampers.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    A misconceived washout of a darkly gothic story of madness, addiction and child abuse made all the more unpleasant by Gilliam's trademark intense visual style.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    There are a couple clever touches here and there, including one sequence in which the end of a candy cane has been carefully licked into a highly lethal weapon, but for the most part the accompanying histrionics feel more regressive than retro.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Proves to be more prone to malfunction than dysfunction.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The most appreciative audience for this lame National Lampoon release likely will be guys in tour buses.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Strictly old hat -- and a poorly assembled hat at that.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    It's like being trapped for an hour-and-a-half in a pound full of yappy puppies.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    An unmitigated B-movie that isn't thrilling enough or cheesy enough to make it worth the trip.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Although the Tarantino influence still is tangible, this time around Duffy reveals himself to also be a big Francis Ford Coppola fan, but the cartoonish end result plays like "Godfather III" meets the Three Stooges.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    The result proves to be as appealing and effervescent as a flute of flat champagne.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Never gets off the ground, trotting out the same predictable twisting heads and psycho-babble without a whiff of originality or discernible visual flair. As a result, the would-be thriller proves as scary and unsettling as a slab of devil's food cake - only considerably less satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Despite relocating across the pond to the esteemed British Museum, the creaky Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb fails to capitalize on the comic potential provided by that change of venue.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Michael Rechtshaffen
    An unholy mess co-produced by Cameron's faith-based Camfam Studios.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Michael Rechtshaffen
    Inept on every level, Panic 5 Bravo is a virtually unwatchable, blood-soaked crime drama serving as the writing-directing debut of actor Kuno Becker.

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