Michael Fairbanks Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Michael Fairbanks

Michael Fairbanks

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Michael Fairbanks's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Young Folks

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 47 of 47
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/10 27% Bright (2017) "It doesn't even come close to tapping into the potential of its premise, instead opting for cheap shock value and a generic story. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Dec 28, 2017
7/10 77% All the Money in the World (2017) "All the Money in the World is never quite as powerful or intense as it's trying to be but the moments that shine (most of them involving Plummer) are almost as rich as Getty himself. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Dec 28, 2017
6/10 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) "It has admirable ambition and some impeccable craftsmanship but falls completely short as a story. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Nov 18, 2017
4/10 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) "I'll give Daddy's Home 2 this, it's not nearly as soul shockingly abysmal as Farrell's summer "comedy," The House. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Nov 10, 2017
5/10 81% Brad's Status (2017) "White is clearly a keen observer of human behavior but he chose the wrong subject. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/10 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) "If The Mountain Between Us had decided to embrace the gritty realism that a story like this demands, then they really could've had something here. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Oct 23, 2017
5/10 62% The Foreigner (2017) "The Foreigner ultimately plays like two half-baked thrillers sautéed into one. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Oct 23, 2017
2/10 13% Geostorm (2017) "I haven't had such an utterly empty experience watching a film in quite some time. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Oct 23, 2017
8/10 100% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "This is the turning point in the series' planned four-season arc where we've been promised a deep dark dive into a broken women's psyche with a barrel of laughs and songs along the way. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Oct 16, 2017
2/10 39% Death Note (2017) "Brave it if you dare, but by the time it's over, the only thing you'll want to write in your Death Note is your Netflix subscription. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Sep 12, 2017
1/10 18% The House (2017) "The most insulting comedies are the ones that feel like glorified cast retreats. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jul 26, 2017
9/10 88% It Comes At Night (2017) "Within that loose framework, a powerful tragedy centered around human nature unfolds, and it's terrifying. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jun 26, 2017
7/10 98% Aliens (1986) "Cameron's film is a lot of fun for what it is, a bonanza of brash action sequences and delicious camaraderie. It proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that while nobody can hear you scream in space, they can certainly hear you shoot. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted May 21, 2017
4/10 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) "Guy Ritchie's take on the King Arthur legend plays like a 180 million dollar book report written by the worst student in the class. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted May 14, 2017
4/10 52% The Boss Baby (2017) "The Boss Baby is a full-length version of a parody trailer straight out of Tropic Thunder. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Apr 7, 2017
7/10 99% Get Out (2017) "Jordan Peele's Get Out is essentially Dear White People for sadists; it's a therapeutic horror comedy with a shotgun barrel aimed at the racial tension that's echoing through America. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Feb 27, 2017
8/10 88% Legion: Season 1 Episode 1 "Legion's pilot promises a superhero series that's demented and tippy enough to make Dr. Strange look like a five cent haunted house. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Feb 22, 2017
8/10 87% Legion: Season 1 Episode 2 "While this second episode was certainly a more focused story, we still got plenty of disturbing and jumbled peaks into David's past, which I suspect will serve as the backbone for the show's best moments. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Feb 22, 2017
8/10 78% The Hero (2017) "The film itself is as understated as the western stars it so clearly idolizes. Always consistent but never quite breaking out into anything different. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Feb 11, 2017
9/10 87% Wind River (2017) "Wind River is a beautiful re-creation of the restrained and powerful thrillers of a bygone era. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Feb 11, 2017
9/10 83% Thoroughbreds (2018) "Corey Finley's Thoroughbred is an espresso shot of the sort of the pitch-black comedy that Hollywood has become afraid to touch. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jan 31, 2017
6/10 91% A Ghost Story (2017) "Lowery clearly has a great deal of passion for this material and he throws everything he has into each frame. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jan 31, 2017
8/10 100% Man Seeking Woman: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Above all else, I'm just glad Josh has found a break, even in this cooky comic strip world. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jan 5, 2017
7/10 93% Fences (2016) "Fences is an actors' showcase above all else, and all of the talent on display is exemplary. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/10 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk ultimately commits the greatest crime a war film can. It tells you how to feel. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/10 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) "Office Christmas Party is a one hundred minute cut of an SNL sketch that you'd fast forward through. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Dec 12, 2016
7.5/10 35% Blair Witch (2016) " It takes it's lean formula and creates as rich a story as possible, while creating some interesting new wrinkles " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Nov 2, 2016
5/10 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) "There is clearly a great deal of love and craftsmanship put into Ouija: Origin Of Evil, and that's what makes its flatness so frustrating. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Nov 2, 2016
5/10 65% Lethal Weapon: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "It completely fails as a re-imagining of its source material. Wayans and Crawford are not the guys to bring this to life, and that miscasting will likely sink the show in the coming weeks. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Sep 22, 2016
8.5/10 87% Don't Breathe (2016) "While it is definitely time for Alvarez to stretch beyond his brand of housebound horror, he just may be the current master of it. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Aug 20, 2016
5.5/10 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) "Without relatability, there is nothing memorable about this film to sustain it after its theatrical run. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jul 11, 2016
8.5/10 92% The Nice Guys (2016) " ... with a winning starring duo and an expertise in grimy, twisty crime stories, Black has made a film that uses its route structure to its advantage to deliver a taste of delicious pulp fiction. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted May 20, 2016
C 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "This movie is so toothless that you'll probably pay for your ticket in a paper cup on the side of the road... it's so concerned with keeping everything in line for future movies that it ultimately takes no risks... " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Apr 15, 2016
B+ 83% Midnight Special (2016) "... a deeply engrossing sci-fi alternative to those a little exhausted with every such film being a $200 million behemoth. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Apr 2, 2016
B- 25% London Has Fallen (2016) " I would never dream of arguing that this is any form of good cinema, but as the subject of a mindless, violent little B-Movie, Mike Banning has gotten the job done once again. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Mar 6, 2016
C+ 53% Triple 9 (2016) "Having such a stacked cast ultimately serves to be Triple 9's greatest hindrance. There are so many characters here that the movie hardly has time to give any of them any personality. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Feb 26, 2016
C+ 28% The Boy (2016) "It's well acted, and looks great if nothing else, and as a Halloween rental you could certainly do worse. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jan 24, 2016
5.5/10 81% Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "[The setup is] opting for beats so trite that they feel like they're coming out of a spy parody. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jan 20, 2016
7/10 100% Man Seeking Woman: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Man Seeking Woman returned with a charming and lovably cooky premiere that reminded me why I fell in love with the show in the first place. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Jan 8, 2016
C+ 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "Even though the cast does make the film fun, make no mistake, this is about as contrived a film as they come. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Dec 26, 2015
D 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "This film has no idea what tone it wants to strike... none of the more sincere messages land because the film's depiction of its middle eastern characters is grossly one note. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Nov 5, 2015
B 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "While well acted, directed, and written, it doesn't have the emotional charge that makes many of Spielberg's classics so impactful. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Oct 16, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Limitless: Season 1 Episode 3 "Even though this was by far Limitless' weakest episode thus far, it still entertained by finding fun in it's most dull elements. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Oct 7, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet Limitless: Season 1 Episode 2 "...there's an extreme emphasis on the funnier side of what one would think and see on a pill that puts their brain on overdrive, and guess what? It really works. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Oct 7, 2015
6/10 64% The Muppets: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "As it stands, this is a decent Muppets cover band that will keep you occupied until the real rock-stars show up. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Sep 23, 2015
8/10 57% Limitless: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "It certainly seems that the creative team was using one hundred percent of their brains when building Limitless. " ‐ The Young Folks
Posted Sep 23, 2015
Showing 1 - 47 of 47