For 24 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 15.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Ryan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 The Tale
Lowest review score: 35 Justice League
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
24 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Ryan
    Simply put, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the best action movie you will see this year. You’ll probably leave the theater overcome with an urge to go jumping from building to building.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Ryan
    The biggest problem with Skyscraper is it’s a little better than you think it might be, which somehow makes it worse. As in, it takes itself a bit too seriously, which makes most of the movie feel kind of dull.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Ryan
    Ant-Man and the Wasp is a two-hour mental break when a lot of people could need a mental break. If this sounds like I’m being condescending to this movie at all, I promise you I am not. I mean this as a huge compliment. It’s so lighthearted and everyone in the movie is so darn pleasant and they all seem to like each other, it kind of feels like the most fictitious Marvel movie to date.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Ryan
    Sicario: Day of the Soldado is an intense, at times morally ambiguous, and gritty thriller that will leave you wanting more. And, now, Benicio del Toro finally has a franchise of his own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Ryan
    It feels like a movie that could have easily come out in 2006 as opposed to now, which is what makes Incredibles 2 so fun. It doesn’t belong to a time, so ten years from now both of these installments will just seem like they’ve always just kind of been here. Incredibles 2 will now take its rightful place alongside the first film in the “family canon.”
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Ryan
    It’s kind of hard to write about Won’t You Be My Neighbor? as a film. It’s exceptionally well-made, mind you – which shouldn’t be a huge surprise coming from Morgan Neville, who won an Academy Award for directing 20 Feet From Stardom – but beyond being a film, it’s an experience of earnestness we don’t see or hear much anymore, to the point that it’s a bit of a jolt to the system.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Mike Ryan
    This isn’t a situation where Donald Glover shows up and is so good he saves the movie. And don’t get me wrong, Glover is great, but it’s at this point in the movie that everything gets better. This is the part where the movie finally knows what it should have been all along: a rootin’ tootin’ heist movie and not an origin story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Ryan
    What makes Lisa D’Apolito’s Love, Gilda special is that D’Apolito has a secret weapon: Gilda Radner herself.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Mike Ryan
    So, for basically 90 percent of this movie, I’m sitting there thinking, Okay, this is awesome. Then things changed slightly. And I need to be clear: not to the point it changes how I feel about the movie. I still enjoyed it immensely. But Infinity War did send me out on an unfulfilled note, which, to be fair, is probably by design
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Ryan
    The biggest problem is this is a movie that doesn’t quite realize that McEnroe is the star. When LaBeouf is on-screen as McEnroe, the movie works. But the film desperately wants you to love Björn Borg.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Ryan
    Pacific Rim Uprising is a dumb movie that knows it’s a dumb movie and just tries to show you a good time and doesn’t needlessly bog us down with too much character development or exposition because it knows we don’t really care.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Mike Ryan
    It’s obvious Ryan Coogler didn’t direct Black Panther to make an action movie. Instead, it’s a dense movie about family, community, internal struggle, and external struggle. And it’s a movie with a lot on its mind.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Ryan
    Most of The Commuter is a pretty fun ride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Mike Ryan
    What’s important in The Last Jedi is what happens to, and what we find out about, all of these characters along the way. In retrospect, The Force Awakens feels like a short introduction to these characters. After The Last Jedi, I feel like I’ve gone on a week-long road trip with them all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Mike Ryan
    There’s a humanity in Gosling’s K we haven’t quite seen before in this world of frowning people and weirdos. And it’s those little, subtle inflections that makes Blade Runner 2049 a success.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Mike Ryan
    The relationship between Carell, Fishburne, and Cranston feels genuine. It’s weird, they really don’t click at first – like, I suspect, a lot of people wouldn’t after having not seen each other in 30 some years – but by the end these three very different people have a bond. And it culminates with a pretty heartbreaking scene.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Ryan
    You should see Lady Bird...and, when you do, savor its delightfulness because this is a tougher and tougher commodity to find.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Mike Ryan
    Thor: Ragnarok is by far the most unusual of the Marvel movies – a crazy, colorful, ambitious, hilarious ride through the cosmos – even surpassing the Guardians of the Galaxy movies as the former holder of that title. And it’s by far the funniest.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Mike Ryan
    What Dee Rees has done here is remarkable. The themes of racial injustice alone would make this movie “important,” but what she’s done with her film makes it an epic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 35 Mike Ryan
    I am legitimately bummed out about how much I disliked Justice League.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Ryan
    Call Me By Your Name is a triumph of humanity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Ryan
    Monsters and Men is at the once depressing and hopeful. And for the life of me, I can’t believe Reinaldo Marcus Green had the guts to make this.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Ryan
    No matter how bizarre Sorry to Bother You becomes (and it goes in some very strange directions), it doesn’t entirely lose its focus.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Ryan
    This is an excellent, poignant, and amazing film that will stick with you. I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s a must-see, even though watching it is a very difficult thing to do.

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