Michael

Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 8 out of 18

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Critic Reviews

  1. Director Nora Ephron and her co-writers, sister Delia plus Pete Dexter and Jim Quinlan (the latter two wrote the original story), bring a smart contemporary sensibility to the hokum, hilarity and heart-tugging that have made for many a classic Hollywood entertainment.
  2. For a movie about all sorts of warm and gooey things -- faith, surrender to wonder, and the possibility of love in a hard, cold world -- it's got a bracingly astringent edge.
  3. 75
    Michael doesn't set up big drama or punch up big moments. It ambles.
  4. Before this turns to total mush, it's a quirky, fitfully effective fantasy periodically enlivened by the cast.
  5. 63
    It's a little too low-key to be an effective romance and a little too soft to be anything more ambitious. Ultimately, it's neither offensive nor horrible; it's just another unspectacular, uninspired entry on Nora Ephron's erratic resume.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    5
    Just as an angel, it's soft and delicate. There aren't too many big moments, but along the way you do develop feeling. You can likely thankJust as an angel, it's soft and delicate. There aren't too many big moments, but along the way you do develop feeling. You can likely thank Nora Ephron for that. Full Review »