Michael Ordona

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For 147 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Ordona's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Against the Current
Lowest review score: 0 Saw 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 147
  2. Negative: 15 out of 147
147 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Ordona
    Thanks to the synthesis of adaptation, direction and ensemble — especially its leads — The Valet rewardingly finds its own way.
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    • 30 Michael Ordona
    It means to be about a struggling family saved by a brave dog. What most viewers will agree on is that it needed more dog.
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    • 40 Michael Ordona
    While it does put an interesting spin on the phrase from which it takes its title, the family drama with crime elements The Devil You Know stumbles.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Ordona
    The new Cheaper by the Dozen feels less like a feature than a lengthy sitcom pilot. It’s an assembly-line product scrubbed clean of personality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Ordona
    The environments are impressively painted. The film’s framing, light, shadow and color are expressive. The creatures are creatively designed and occasionally just bizarre enough to be funny.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Ordona
    Despite I Want You Back’s heaping helping of the usual rom-com balderdash, both Slate and Day provide enough underdog charisma to make us root for their characters, if not their wrongheaded quests.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Ordona
    The film is sanitized to the point of sterility.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Ordona
    The picture’s too rosy to feel real. Its elements of posthumous, loving advice and inevitable tragedy make for good bones. But this portrait is too clean, too unquestioning, too accepting, to get to the marrow.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Ordona
    While it gets mileage out of its two fine lead performances and the story has deep emotional roots for the filmmakers, its journey fails to capture the imagination.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Ordona
    In Swan Song, [Ali] lives in both drama and sci-fi worlds as he crafts a man coming to grips simultaneously with his own mortality and the dawn of something new for humanity.
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    • 50 Michael Ordona
    Mosley feels well-intentioned, though its lessons are unclear, especially considering its ending. And more humor and more fully developed characters could have enlivened the familiar hero’s journey template.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Ordona
    You don’t have to be into football to appreciate the high-stakes struggle in National Champions.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Ordona
    Encounter has its moments, but it suffers from multiple storytelling approaches that don’t mesh.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Ordona
    It’s a surprise contender for Best Christmas Movie of the last several years.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Ordona
    Fascinatingly muddled.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Ordona
    The superb fight choreography and committed execution by the two women in the ring (real-life UFC champ Valentina Shevchenko is convincing as Jackie’s opponent), informed by Berry’s skill as an actor conveying Jackie’s desperation, make the final fight thrilling and cringe-inducing — in a good way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Ordona
    Ron’s Gone Wrong dots its primer on friendship with chase scenes and warnings about Big Tech, with only mixed success.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Ordona
    Odom, surely one of the busiest actors working today, gives a committed performance but lacks chemistry with either of his onscreen wives. A sense of lightness, of fun, of the alchemy between two people is missing, though it would seem crucial to drive the story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Ordona
    Hard Luck Love Song is a happy but gritty marriage of material, filmmaker and star. Much is asked of Dorman, and he delivers all.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Michael Ordona
    Copshop is an enjoyable, slow-burn action movie featuring a smart script, sharp direction, strong cast — and the emergence of a possible star.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Ordona
    If you can hang with the slow gestation of the first hour or so of Malignant, the final third may grow on you.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Ordona
    Kate has its charms.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Ordona
    You’ll be pleased to discover the entertaining remake has its charms; it actually is all that, for the most part.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Michael Ordona
    To very young kids who like cartoon dogs driving shiny vehicles, PAW Patrol: The Movie may be awesome. To grown-ups, it may be an aggressively under-written, 88-minute toy commercial.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Michael Ordona
    It’s a ‘70s paranoia movie in the best sense. And this is no hackneyed tribute; it’s complex, murky, propulsive.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Ordona
    Vivo takes off with a cute kinkajou, some good music and some interesting visuals, but ultimately doesn’t stick the landing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Ordona
    The plot chugs along with no surprises, but that’s beside the point. While it’s not exactly a laugh riot, the film’s humor tends to land.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Michael Ordona
    “All the Streets” feels niche to a fault.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Michael Ordona
    What audiences are likely to come away with most of all is a pondering over how these many sides could coexist in the same person, perhaps wondering what they think of him — and finding it difficult to arrive at an answer.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Michael Ordona
    Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins ends up having enough good-time action sequences to make it worth the popcorn money.

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