Michelle Orange
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For 218 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 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michelle Orange's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 90 Goodbye to Language 3D
Lowest review score: 20 Battle: Los Angeles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 218
218 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    Has just enough genuine warmth to compensate for the coolness you might feel toward its generic trappings.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    On the whole Bel Ami is highly watchable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    As a character study Solitary Man, like Ben, has no center. What he amounts to is a pretty consistent set of attitudes and behaviors which, while shocking, are not all that interesting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    The main and most enjoyable difference between the second installment and the first is the greater opportunity the latter provides Cassel to sketch some dimension into the coded mythologizing of his character.
    • 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
    Because the film is overproduced and unconvincing in telegraphing its several gestural themes, its excellent lead performances get lost in what feels like an aesthetic tug of war over what a movie should be, and do.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    The goof on New York's awful elite only gets grimmer and less viable as the film goes on.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    A film so tightly rigged that even its star's centrifugal charms can't keep you fully checked in.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    More helpful is Ice Cube's endearing performance as an aged sparring partner of Leon Spinks and Muhammad Ali who provides cover and advice for Kevin as he tries to hold onto both his wits and the ticket.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    Best in show is the final chapter, by "Jesus Camp" directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. "Can A Ninth Grader Be Bribed To Succeed?" is as straightforward a title as the others are oblique.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Michelle Orange
    Despite an admirable mastery of both Russian and French, Mikkelsen has no shot at making a proud (Russian!) musical genius a believably lovesick puppy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Though the film concerns events contained within the roughly 50 square blocks of the East Village, it suffers from the narrative equivalent of urban sprawl.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Though the picture is lovingly and often quite strikingly shot and styled, there are too many dangling and swiftly clipped threads for the film to amount to more than another tasteful Sunday matinee set against one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    The scenes between the young actresses are the film's most compelling: Both first-timers, Manamela and Makanyane are possessed of extraordinary faces and plain attitudes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Despite its tai chi pace and genre-friendly characters, it's almost impossible to tell what's happening in the intriguing, intractable Road to Nowhere.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Girl in Progress feels a little trapped by its own conceits: It plays with the idea that all rebellion is in some sense performed and makes a caricature out of the immature, attention-hungry mother, but it never liberates its characters from their molds.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Like the Inuit and their many words for "snow," Jake has a thousand squinty faces and they all mean "Bugger off."
    • 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.

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