Bowling Green Daily News

Bowling Green Daily News is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Micheal Compton
Rating Title/Year Author
A- Waves (2019) Micheal Compton It is a film that I won't soon forget. This portrait of a family completely surprised me, a film that bustles with so much intimacy and raw emotion. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
B- Dark Waters (2019) Micheal Compton Dark Waters, the ripped from the headlines courtroom thriller from director Todd Haynes, is an eye-opening -- albeit one-sided experience. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
B+ Knives Out (2019) Micheal Compton Johnson has crafted a wonderfully jumbled tale of family and murder that pays homage to murder mysteries and is effortlessly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Citizen K (2019) Micheal Compton I would have liked it better if it were not so overblown... But it is a film with important information. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
C Frankie (2019) Micheal Compton For a film built around drama, there really isn't much drama to work with. It's basically just a pretty new package of. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
B- Spider-Man 3 (2007) Micheal Compton Despite its shortcomings, Spider-Man 3 still manages to do enough to get by, even if it's apparent the franchise is starting to feel rusty and in need of a serious overhaul. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Michael Clayton (2007) Micheal Compton The deeper you get into "Clayton," the more it becomes apparent that this is a masterful character study of how people react when pushed to the brink. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B The Hoax (2006) Micheal Compton The Hoax gets off to a sluggish start, but director Lasse Hallström does a good job of keeping the film interesting enough that the audience feels rewarded by the time it's over. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Heartbreak Kid (2007) Micheal Compton Lila's character is forced to do and say things that are so crude and insensitive that I found myself feeling sorry for Akerman as an actress. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Game Plan (2007) Micheal Compton There are moments where "The Game Plan" works, mostly involving Johnson, but for the most part, this is a forgettable film that won't even matter come October. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B- 1408 (2007) Micheal Compton 1408 really zips along and is one of the more entertaining thrillers in recent memory. But the film really starts to fall apart in the final act. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Kingdom (2007) Micheal Compton This Peter Berg-directed film falls short in its attempt to be a ripped-from-the-headlines type drama, yet manages to salvage itself if you take it for what it is -- a standard action flick that just happens to be set in an exotic location. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3:10 to Yuma (2007) Micheal Compton A solid, gritty drama getting the most out of its starpower. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
A Away From Her (2006) Micheal Compton Polley's direction is simple, yet assured, with a vision that allows the actors to shine. The cast is more than up to the task. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Halloween (2007) Micheal Compton Zombie's version features a fascinating opening hour, but ultimately falls apart in the second half, with too many scenes failing to live up to the high standards of the original. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B Blades of Glory (2007) Micheal Compton This isn't one of the best comedies of 2007, but it still has a lot more laughs than most of the pack, making it well worth your time. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Balls of Fury (2007) Micheal Compton We are stuck with a below average film that Walken almost single-handedly carries to mediocrity -- a feat that is appreciated, but not enough to forgive Balls of Fury for its many faults. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B- Fracture (2007) Micheal Compton Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling go at each other with so much gusto that their performances bring a lot of fun to material that is actually quite preposterous if you stop and think about it. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Superbad (2007) Micheal Compton There are enough laughs to make it worth your time. It may not be super good, but it is good enough. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Daddy Day Camp (2007) Micheal Compton Predictably unwatchable with a lazy script, lackluster direction, and bad performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B- Disturbia (2007) Micheal Compton Isn't going to win any prizes for originality, but the new teen thriller understands its genre quite well, providing a solid film with some tense, creepy moments delivered in a straightforward manner. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Simpsons Movie (2007) Micheal Compton I'm not sure if this film will draw that many new fans, but the millions who can't get enough of Homer, Bart, Marge, Maggie and Lisa in first-run or syndication will surely be pleased with this latest venture. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B 300 (2006) Micheal Compton 300 isn't up to the same level as Sin City, but it is still quite entertaining. Fans of blood, gore, and comic book violence won't be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Hairspray (2007) Micheal Compton The latest version is just as good, if not better, with an infectious soundtrack and an all-star cast that precisely hits every note. This is easily the most entertaining major studio release of 2007. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
A- Zodiac (2007) Micheal Compton Zodiac is a film that really takes its time, but does a masterful job of showing how these killings didn't just destroy the lives of the victims and their families, but how the case became a burden to almost everyone involved. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Sicko (2007) Micheal Compton For the most part, this is a more restrained Moore and the result is another solid documentary that cements Moore's status as a filmmaker capable of making an audience laugh and think at the same time. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B- Factory Girl (2006) Micheal Compton Captain Mauzner's screenplay never really gives much insight into Sedgwick as a person, leaving more questions about the person than answers. Still, Factory Girl is worth a look if only to see Miller and Pearce. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Micheal Compton After four magical cinematic chapters of Harry Potter, the franchise finally hits a bump in the road with Order of the Phoenix, which is full of plot detail and short of all the magic and charm that made this such a successful series. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
License to Wed (2007) Micheal Compton For the most part the jokes fall flat and the result is rather bland. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Transformers (2007) Micheal Compton Transformers is the quintessential summer blockbuster -- full of nonstop action, sly humor and eye-popping special effects that easily distance it from the rest of the crowded pack of big-budget must-sees. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B+ Bridge to Terabithia (2007) Micheal Compton That rare family film that is full of confidence and intelligence, giving it the distinction of being the best film of 2007 so far in its genre. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Micheal Compton Rise of the Silver Surfer is a step in the right direction, but that doesn't make me eager for another chapter. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Mr. Brooks (2007) Micheal Compton While Costner does his part, ultimately "Brooks" fails -- with a convoluted plot that seems more preposterous the more you think about it. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) Micheal Compton At World's End is nearly three hours long, so it does feel a little padded, but for the most part the film moves at a reasonable pace - even if it almost stumbles to the finish while trying to tie up all the loose ends. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Knocked Up (2007) Micheal Compton Knocked Up works thanks in large part to a strong cast and Apatow's ability to stretch a seemingly razor-thin premise into a well-developed (OK, maybe too developed) final product. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
A- Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) Micheal Compton A subdued masterpiece with a unique perspective on war. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B Shrek the Third (2007) Micheal Compton A satisfying sequel that has its charm but isn't quite up to par with its predecessors. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
A Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Micheal Compton I'm not sure if "Labyrinth" is a film that will appeal to everyone, but if you are looking for a movie that will challenge as well as amaze, then this is the one to see. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Georgia Rule (2007) Micheal Compton The actors are sabotaged by Marshall and screenwriter Mark Andrus, who make the fatal decision of trying to water down its grim story with forced comedy. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B The Good Shepherd (2006) Micheal Compton Robert DeNiro hasn't gotten behind the camera much -- this is only his second directing credit -- but he displays an experienced eye willing to let his actors work. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Meet the Robinsons (2007) Micheal Compton "Robinsons" features a nice story (even if it took seven screenwriters) and a compelling visual look that makes it a cut above other animated films in 2007. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B Children of Men (2006) Micheal Compton A rare kind of film -- thought-provoking, but full of intense action scenes. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Reign Over Me (2007) Micheal Compton Binder does an excellent job of creating interesting characters with compelling stories and sprinkles in some humorous moments. The characters are given life by a talented cast. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B Rocky Balboa (2006) Micheal Compton Stallone and his character are well past their primes, but instead of making the film totally preposterous, the film embraces that fact and uses it to create a movie that really captures the spirit of the first two films. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
I Think I Love My Wife (2007) Micheal Compton Rock tries to add some humorous moments, but most come off as either crass and crude or just plain weird. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Wild Hogs (2007) Micheal Compton A sad, pathetic attempt at humor -- with a slew of talented names wasted in a premise that should never have gotten the green light. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Number 23 (2007) Micheal Compton Takes a decent premise and turns it into utter trash. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B- The Last Sin Eater (2007) Micheal Compton This adaptation of a Francise Rivers' novel feels a little heavy-handed at times, but works, largely do to an outstanding performance by 11-year-old Liana Liberato. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Because I Said So (2007) Micheal Compton I really wanted to like Because I Said So, but ultimately I just felt pity for it. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Epic Movie (2007) Micheal Compton Epic Movie does improve on Date Movie, but that's like saying a broken arm is better than a broken leg. Both breaks are pretty painful. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019