For 196 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 78% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michelle Orange's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 90 A Film Unfinished
Lowest review score: 20 Battle: Los Angeles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 196
196 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Michelle Orange
    It's tailored more to a gamer's eyes and expectations than a moviegoer's. On the whole the scenes play like levels, with one connecting in only the most basic way to the next.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 45 Michelle Orange
    Just Go With It attempts to merge farce and romantic comedy with the Sandler sensibility, and the result is a story that evades where it should engage and a whiplash tone that dispirits when it should delight.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Michelle Orange
    As an insult comic, Madea has gone the way of her low-hanging bosom. There's little pleasure in watching her go off, and Perry's direction is reliably drab: Sitcom setups dominate, with strange blown-out lighting occasionally swapped in for the flat tones of a WB soundstage.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Michelle Orange
    I found myself forgetting The Art of Getting By as it unfolded, as though the Looney Tunes art department were two steps behind the characters, rolling up the scenery like so much carpeting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Michelle Orange
    The disconcerting thing is how easy it is to fool viewers into being satisfied with not being involved, or even entertained - as long as they can RELATE.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Michelle Orange
    Tainted by a script (by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) so risibly broad it makes "Wedding Crashers" look like Bergman in the Hamptons.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Michelle Orange
    Number of chipmunks who speak fluent chola when necessary: three. Number of Spider-Man/Pepe Le Pew mash-ups I can't really get into: one.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 35 Michelle Orange
    The problem is, whether real, not real, or some Spector-headed stepchild of the two, meltdowns are still not inherently interesting.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 35 Michelle Orange
    In another light the group's - and the film's - portentous resolution looks a lot like quitting, in true slacker style.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 35 Michelle Orange
    The plot might be summed up this way: America's having a war, and everybody's invited!
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Michelle Orange
    Infinitely worse than you dared to hope it wouldn't be, You Again dumbfounded and then defeated me.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Michelle Orange
    If you've ever wondered how a bunch of blockheaded white boys would handle a bullet wound, you're in for a treat.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Michelle Orange
    A party disaster movie targeted at kids who find the "Hangover" franchise too sophisticated.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Michelle Orange
    It really is just sensory bombardment, and in two dimensions you have even less of a grasp of what's happening and of what you're looking at than the poor bastards on-screen.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Michelle Orange
    The talking animals, though less tough to look at than those in "Marmaduke," are murder on the ears: Maya Rudolph as a neurotic giraffe and Sandler voicing a monkey could take the paint off of a Buick.