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 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michelle Orange's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 90 Nymphomaniac: Volume II
Lowest review score: 20 Battle: Los Angeles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 214
214 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Michelle Orange
    "Mandela" is not without the capacity to move.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Michelle Orange
    Generation War seeks the epic, creating multiple, lavishly realized worlds and moving with confidence between them. What it finds of both history and its individuals is less complete.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Michelle Orange
    The film’s most impressive feat may be bringing a cartoon character to life while turning actual humans into 2-D cutouts.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Michelle Orange
    At 84 he describes himself as being kept alive by young women's laughter and infernal baby-talk, marking off perhaps his final, groaning aspirational standard. Almost makes me feel sorry for those men still trying to keep up.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Michelle Orange
    Though based on the Hemingway novel published 25 years after his death, Hemingway's Garden of Eden feels more like the result of an ungodly alliance between Harlequin house writers and the cut-and-paste masterminds at A&E Biography.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Michelle Orange
    The Dilemma is bad in a way that seems to parody all the ways in which a film like, say, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was good.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Michelle Orange
    The film is being released in both 2- and 3-D, and from what I could tell the 3-D version is still almost 50-50. What use is made of the technology is hardly worth the effort, unless you've always wanted to experience a cascade of cheesies in 3-D.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Michelle Orange
    There's something immobile at the center of The Lady, a kind of Botoxed biopic with an unlikely director - Luc Besson - manning the syringe.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Michelle Orange
    There's enough froth along the way to keep the memory of Will Ferrell's recent "Casa Di Me Padre" close at hand.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Michelle Orange
    The writing and directing debut of Italian actress Marta Mondelli, is a classic example of a director who wanted to make a film but lacked a story that demanded telling.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 45 Michelle Orange
    Over-narrated by Kiefer Sutherland in full "this is extremely important and also very, very cool" mode, from its first self-important minutes Twelve seems as if it can't possibly be serious. Would that it were not.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 45 Michelle Orange
    Somewhere in there is a little blonde girl and her dreamy princeling, but damned if I could see them through the dreck.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 45 Michelle Orange
    This latest is grim stuff: Little Fockers hardly bothers with finding a reason to exist, although one might assume a focus on the abiding hilarity of life with small children. That assumption would be wrong.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Michelle Orange
    With some focus and critical perspective, The Source Family might have documented more than a spectacle of its time.
    • 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!
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Michelle Orange
    Greenfield works against her own interests with absurdly selective arguments and sloppy filmmaking.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Michelle Orange
    Oblique and thickly layered with rhetoric, this account does little to illuminate Mumia the man, but it sets Mumia the statue aglow.
    • 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.