Michelle Orange
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For 214 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michelle Orange's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 90 A Film Unfinished
Lowest review score: 20 Battle: Los Angeles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 214
214 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    Perry weaves together not just the individual stories but their arcs, sustaining the emotional tenor across the progress of nine lives.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    A companion film to "Days of Glory," Rachid Bouchareb's 2006 feature about Algerian soldiers who fought for France in World War II, Outside the Law is another historical drama with a heavy heart and a knack for genre.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    Rao's ultimate achievements - including a balanced, doleful tone and moments of city symphony elegance - are undercut by the arrangement of her characters into narrative castes that cross paths but can't quite connect.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    Fright Night glides into its first climax with some funny touches but without building much structure or suspense.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    As Mr. Albert Nobbs, Close wears a discreetly waved cap of cropped ginger hair and the bright, blank expression of a small animal caught mid-nibble.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    You'll have to hang on to something to get through the hairpins in The Perfect Host, a chamber piece hostage thriller black comedy undone less by its twists than by the stretches of bad road between them.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    The goof on New York's awful elite only gets grimmer and less viable as the film goes on.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    I'd say you had to be there, but over the course of Magic Trip we learn that the majority of the people who were there didn't want to be there.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    A few shots of full frontal and an actual devil to point to are poor substitutes for exposure and depth of character.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    The story's obvious and various potential is left to stand on its own, and the scares are largely uninspired.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    Embedded in The Lie is a sharp look at the moral limbo of a complacent life, the self-defeat of committing by halves, the self-interest of false equivalencies - but only the shallowest attempts are made to chip its themes out.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    What ultimately makes the film compelling is the extent to which it uses the shared language of cinema to telegraph the caustic feelings of a people toward their own history.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    It's still a kick to watch Kathleen Turner don a housedress and trade soothing pieties with Richard Chamberlain. The Perfect Family feels like it could have been more than that, but I suppose counting its blessings is the more Christian thing to do.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    On the whole Bel Ami is highly watchable.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    In its own way and to its own detriment, William Friedkin's splattery, southern gothic return to the screen seeks to amuse as well as shake and stir.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    While Survival of the Dead does its best to work up a decent allegorical bent -- this time involving territorial pissing matches within a country under siege -- its power is diffused (and frankly, confused) by its execution.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Kári relies too heavily on the fleeting rewards of situation for the film to come together as an involving story.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Designed to be both essential history lesson and costume weeper, Princess Kaiulani comes up short on both fronts: Deadly earnest intentions and lack of dramatic gumption ensure that the story of Hawaii’s favored daughter remains under-told.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    The film is so busy rifling through genres that it fails to develop a coherent flavor of its own.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Mirren tricked out in mid-70's pimp wear -- ahead of her time, she even brandishes a cane -- has a certain charm, but novelty alone can't keep Love Ranch's tiresome tropes and plodding storyline from dragging the film down through the Nevada dust.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Straining for a timeless, family-friendly tone, Allen winds up with something closer to an unironically -- i.e. absurdly -- wholesome rehash of "Leave it to Beaver."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Based on a true story which director Marco Amenta explored 12 years ago in documentary form, The Sicilian Girl feels powered by unfocused preoccupation, rather than by a more compelling creative ambition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Peepli Live opens out slowly to encompass several factions of Indian society, including the press, local, state, and federal politicians, and the shady elements binding them all together. It's a meticulously engineered design that a show like The Wire took several years to execute; here the strain shows within the first half hour.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    The degree to which they are willing to share their bodies with the world, seeming to reach out for it with each impossible extension, drawing it in with every reeling arabesque, suggests a desire for engagement that is visceral, human, and true in all the ways this film is not.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Despite these two actors' decent - and occasionally very charming - performances the film stacks the odds of the audience caring about Heigl and Duhamel against a narrative vacuum that favors eye candy and cheap effect over emotional logic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    The story is so bounteous that Goldwyn can't quite get a grip on it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    It's hard to tell what Wild Target is offering, besides the pleasure of its company.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    The film presents the rare instance of a true story that has been fictionalized and yet seems bent on cleaving to its least useful facts.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    It's difficult to get a firm grip on most of what Disco and Atomic War, constructed in a mish-mash collage style, has to offer.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Chastain, an incandescent redhead with a heart-shaped face and round, shining eyes, does more justice to the part than it deserves.