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 5.1 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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    A movie about childhood nightmares that plays too much like an actual, incoherent nightmare to make a good movie, Intruders is a psychodrama divided against itself.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    It goes down like a canned but genial '80s comedy: Without fanfare or much nutrition; part of your balanced breakfast.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    A concerted effort to make a scary movie without spilling a drop of blood, Insidious is earnest to the point of suffocation about scaring you silly.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Despite heavy-handed characterizations, Devine and Bassett make their stake in the union felt, and it's anything but superficial.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Disappointingly ordinary film.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Unfortunately, outside of the proxy satisfaction it will give those who are dying to see the grim reaper let loose on the set of a very special episode of "Glee," the pleasures of Don't Go in the Woods can't quite compensate for its straggly bits.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    The film is so busy rifling through genres that it fails to develop a coherent flavor of its own.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    The story is so bounteous that Goldwyn can't quite get a grip on it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Michelle Orange
    Portman is also a producer of Hesher; it is the first of her new company's films. It's not too tough to see what might have drawn a producer to the project: The story's mix of the mythical and the mundane has become an indie staple, and Hesher's edge might have proved artful instead of shredding everything in its path. For any actress, however, the part of Nicole is embarrassingly thin.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    For a movie with a comedic premise this simple – essentially: can you believe we made a movie with a premise this simple? – Casa de Mi Padre can feel pretty exhausting.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    Beastly manages to show you all the ways it might have worked by missing every available mark, sometimes by the gaping expanse between Alex Pettyfer's ears, sometimes only by the feline curl of Vanessa Hudgens' smile.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    Mostly it's frustrating; the film is an episodic jumble that runs hot and cold not in some implied thematic synchronicity with its subject's character but as part of a misguided approach that assumes the audience will find whatever Mesrine does, in whatever order and with whatever emphasis, inherently fascinating.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    It's not that The Watch is terrible – it's not not terrible, but there are sufficient diversions and more punitive ways to spend your evening – but that it's one of those smoke bomb comedies that seems to disappear even while you're watching, leaving no trace of itself behind.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    The result is the double shrift of a thinly sketched background and a story that has trouble standing up on its own.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    Defiantly unwatchable if occasionally transfixing, the film is essentially the home movies of three marauding burnouts.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    It would be a real shame, with this much money and this many effects artists, if there were not a few purely visual wows. Wrath manages exactly two, and not where you might expect.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    The puffy high tones of medieval fantasy punctured by the flatly vulgar and colloquial - is the film's central comic vein, one McBride taps it like it's never been tapped before.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    Like the recent and only slightly less fantastical "Never Let Me Go," Inhale manages little more than a gesture toward untying its bundled moral knots.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    Rather than beginning with the assumption that there is no possibility of our coming to know that kind of suffering exactly and using imagination and insight to truly take us inside the Lvov Jews' plight, Holland makes the base conditions of their confinement a narrative as well as aesthetic priority. And frankly it's boring as shit.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    Though he lavishes praise on his subjects for being hyper-masculine and free-thinking, Stone is downright girlish in his devotion, scoffing at charges made against the leaders rather than examining them.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    On the whole the film is not much fun to watch. A job is a job, though; Yogi Bear did little to make it more than that.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    The latest from brothers Mark and Jay Duplass (who co-wrote and directed) seems to expose the limits of a certain kind of realism by stretching them one man-child too far.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Michelle Orange
    Like the recent "Perrier's Bounty," The Guard feels like it might play better at home than overseas.

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