For 1,217 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Wilmington's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)
Lowest review score: 0 Chaos
Score distribution:
1,217 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    A staggeringly bad picture: a shallow, cliche-ridden mess that keeps blowing up on screen.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    Mind-numbing sequel to "Pokemon the First Movie."
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    You have to have faith that kids will recognize a bad movie when it's foisted on them -- and they don't get much worse than The New Guy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    An almost mystifyingly bad movie.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    The kind of fascinatingly bad film only a really gifted and fearless moviemaker could make: a 92-minute long raggedy-raunchy vision of sex, transit and alienation in which Gallo focuses on himself so obsessively, it's as if he'd become his own stalker.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    Serves up horrendous lead acting, murky cinematography, bland atmosphere, unengaging romance, mug-crazy cameo performances, bash-on-the-head satire and ill-timed slapstick gags that look like outtakes from a Bozo the Clown show gone berserk. [20 Oct 1995]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    Devotees of awful filmmaking can't go wrong with this one.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    That this bit of pustulence is based on a video game of the same name is no surprise. It explains the thin plot, characters and abundant gunplay.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    Bewilderingly bad.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    A movie of good intentions and awful results.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    A soft-core sex comedy that keeps throwing out comic variations on the idea of the line between gay and straight sexuality.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    A wish fulfillment fantasy of staggering silliness, both smirkingly cutesy and gratingly offensive, this is one for the movie ash heap.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    A real stinker. It doesn't have the courage of its own bad taste, or that of its villain.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    there's no joy in this movie. It's a safe, compromised, even preachy, fable; a wannabe hip romp that never gets going. [07 Jul 1995]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    The usual bad movie sometimes gives a few chuckles, amuses audiences by making them feel superior. But young director Leonard makes a different kind of bomb. Fascinated with technology, Leonard makes cutting-edge techno-turkeys, with wildly elaborate visuals and ridiculous plots. [4 Aug 1995, pg. I]
    • 26 Metascore
    • 12 Michael Wilmington
    Phantoms may have sold like hotcakes as a book. But this movie version is a grotesque fiasco, a confoundingly senseless story told with unexciting visuals, cliched dialogue and ear-bashing sounds... Watching it is a truly hellish experience. [23 Jan 1998]
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 Michael Wilmington
    A loathsome shocker... Watching it almost turned my stomach.