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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    I can't think of much that might happen on a date evening that could be more annoying than this movie.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    The crass sentimentality of American Wedding increasingly fits Norman Mailer's definition: "the emotional promiscuity of the basically unemotional." The jokes are unemotional, uncouth and mostly unfunny.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    It may entertain you if you don't mind senseless stories and screaming soundtracks.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    It's a real shame that most new boxing movies try to copy the crowd-pleasing, sentiment-choked tactics of "Rocky" rather than the stark drama of "Raging Bull" or the realistic grit of "On the Waterfront" and "The Harder They Fall." Against the Ropes is only the latest sorry example. The sad thing is that, with this real-life story and subject, it could have been a contender.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Despite a big budget, lots of technical flair and a good cast headed by Sarah Polley and Ving Rhames, it's mostly a bloody mess.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    It's one of those movies where talented filmmakers waste time with stale, phony material.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Some film premises are so outlandish, so thinly worked out and so deep-down ridiculous that they wind up sinking the show -- and White Chicks collapses under a real doozy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Sweet-tempered but superficial.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    It's a murky, empty-headed dive into the depths of the Antarctic and the heart of monster movie cliches that leaves you praying for most of the cast to get killed off fast, to put them (and us) out of our misery.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    It's a glossy, well-mounted, slickly done but almost stuporously predictable affair, both formula-bound and utterly illogical.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    This clunky remake can't rise from the ashes, nor would you want it to.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Fairly well done but deadly dull futuristic thriller.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    A flabbergasting waste of time and talent.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Sluggish and preposterous, full of violence and cliches.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    A bad, bad movie...It's loud and dumb and it wastes a good cast on a ludicrous script.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    In White Noise, Hollywood and Michael Keaton try to make a decent thriller out of ghosts in the machine but come up with lousy reception and static.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Wedding Date is neither good art, good entertainment nor even good trash.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    The film may be bad-and mad-but it's not predictable.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Cheerful but mind-numbing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    What isn't scary--or exciting, amusing or fun--is XXX: State of the Union, a movie so preposterous, cliché-packed and over the top that it makes the original "XXX" seem as good as the original "State of the Union."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    The movie suffers from a devastating flaw for a comedy: It isn't very funny.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    A contemporary teen summer romance with a modern sexual twist--though in many ways, it's just the same old malarkey.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Final Destination 3 is a gorefest that should either slake your worst appetites or drive you to the exits.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    A flashy-looking low-budget indie about drugs, love and crime in small-town Iowa. But, speaking as an ex-small-town Midwesterner, I found it hard to buy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    I'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh at some of this--though it's not as funny as Laurel and Hardy as toddlers in "Brats." But I wanted to slap myself whenever I did.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    The Favor is a sex comedy without sex-and pretty much without comedy. [29 Apr 1994]
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Sometimes, you can use a smaller devil to catch the Devil, the movie suggests. But in this case, the entire movie goes to hell in record time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Wilmington
    Just another self-absorbed teen chronicle, with the added twist of a little time travel and a surprise ending.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    To say this movie's premise is bonkers is putting it mildly.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Wilmington
    Think about the worst movie ideas you've had in your life, the ones so embarrassing they make you wince. Now imagine this: a modernized version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" titled Scotland, Pa.