For 96 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cody Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Brigham City
Lowest review score: 0 Dude, Where's My Car?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 96
  2. Negative: 28 out of 96
96 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Cody Clark
    Moviegoers of any (or no) religious persuasion can share in the simple satisfaction of his tense, well-spun murder mystery.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Cody Clark
    What sells Shrek is ultimately the full-bodied personality of its characters.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Cody Clark
    Bird's movie neither panders to children nor sneers at them, and it beautifully, lucidly captures the giddy adventurousness of childhood.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Cody Clark
    This joyous romp is no mere new groove, it's a live wire -- 110 volts of pure holiday cheer.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Cody Clark
    Roos combines a sharp script with excellent performances.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Cody Clark
    The execution is crisp and the fundamentals are solid. Like its protagonist, Finding Forrester got game.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Cody Clark
    The best kind of summer blockbuster -- the kind that makes you immediately crave a sequel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Cody Clark
    This wildly imaginative thriller is a futuristic head trip you most definitely want to take.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Cody Clark
    Crowe's script is a thing of wonder, and he again proves himself to be an outstanding director of actors.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 64 Metascore
    • 84 Cody Clark
    Combining a seething physicality with enough weary nobility and tightly checked rage for a dozen wronged heroes, (Crowe) provides the movie's vital center of gravity without looming over his co-stars.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Cody Clark
    It's funny. Really funny.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 82 Cody Clark
    The plot that propels them (Pitt, Roberts) along separate story lines is both unusually character-driven and a hoot.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    Something of a featherweight, but it's also a positively divine comedy.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    Rises instantly above its genre merely by taking the time to develop its characters and scenario.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    A bully good romp, and it thumbs its nose at the bloated blockbusters towering over it at the multiplexes by ending the moment it arrives at its raucous, richly deserved climax.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    An outrageously silly movie that makes me laugh.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    A teenage movie that trusts its audience -- it sounds crazy, but it's actually quite beautiful.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    High drama this ain't. And yet, anyone looking for a hearty banquet of gymnastic, kung-fu tomfoolery won't walk away hungry.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 36 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    So packed with knowingly dreadful puns, wily sight gags, and self-referential cheek that it's impossible not to be charmed.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    A wide-eyed, action-adventure throwback to the era of Disney's magnificent adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    "Trek"-heads will laugh hardest, but there are plenty of yuks for the uninitiated as well.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    Allen's good with the material, but Hunt sparkles, repeatedly razoring her diminutive antagonist to shreds.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Cody Clark
    The real revelation, however, is Keanu Reeves. His character is something of a caricature — a violent, white-trash wife-beater — but Reeves' portrayal is joltingly authentic.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 48 Metascore
    • 77 Cody Clark
    If you're in the mood for a helping of lite cheesecake, you ought to find plenty of reason to shake your pom-poms.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 77 Cody Clark
    It's a larky hoot in its best moments, and it has a refreshingly unforced sense of fun that buoys the scenes that are straight out of Lame Movie Laffs 101.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 76 Cody Clark
    Comes off as an exceedingly pleasant, wistful romantic romp.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 72 Cody Clark
    There's a lot of satisfaction in seeing two stars given this much time and space to examine a complex relationship.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Cody Clark
    The story is a pleasant one despite its pointed righteousness.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Cody Clark
    A warm, glossy holiday fable that hits some surprisingly sweet notes.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 41 Metascore
    • 67 Cody Clark
    Mad About Mambo's steps may be as familiar as the hokeypokey, but there's just enough gusto in the execution to make it a guilty pleasure.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 66 Cody Clark
    Hark! A Christian thriller about the Last Days that doesn't (totally) suck. That's got to be a sign of the times.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 65 Cody Clark
    It's a yabba-dabba-delight.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 38 Metascore
    • 62 Cody Clark
    Plenty of the tasteless gags don't fly, and for every celebrity cameo that works (a hilariously heavenly Reese Witherspoon), there are two or three that crash and burn.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    Spacey and Bridges -- generally provide exactly the level of investment required for their characters to be convincing. Neither one showboats, and both make good use of the dry humor in Leavitt's script.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    It's Norton's movie, really, and he shines both as cocky Jack and as cerebral-palsied Brian.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 27 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    Quite handsomely produced, and there's a definite swashbuckling verve to it. Most of the characters have been contemporized, but the actors are engaging.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    Almost nothing happens for most of the movie.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    The movie's most glaring flaw is that the brothers and their screenwriters, Terry Hayes and Rafael Yglesias, don't manage to preserve the secret of the Ripper's identity for nearly as long as they intend to.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    It's good enough, smart enough, and people will like it. It's also a high-concept cop-out, a convention-strangled genre movie that never zigs when your every instinct is screaming that it's about to zag.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    The result is a feast for the eyes but frequently a famine for the frontal lobes, a movie of towering imagination and middling rewards.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 17 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    The watchability of Extreme Days can be mostly chalked up to Hannah's playful impulses -- and his cast's infectious camaraderie.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    The ending is so absurd, in fact, that it feels like it was improvised by a committee of 6-year-olds. If the raptors truly were intelligent, they'd have eaten the final reel.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Cody Clark
    Murphy's second outing as the M.D. who talks to the animals is surprisingly engaging.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 51 Metascore
    • 59 Cody Clark
    Feels like it was pulled out of the freezer and hastily microwaved about 10 minutes before you arrived at the theater.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 59 Cody Clark
    If Parker had aimed more at capturing the author's unique voice, and worried less about getting the details right, his movie might have been extraordinary as well.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 29 Metascore
    • 59 Cody Clark
    Oh-so-tiresomely familiar.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 77 Metascore
    • 55 Cody Clark
    Given a decent script, they might make a fun summer movie. Given the script for Shanghai Noon, they've come up with a middling Old West oater that falls flat at least as often as it finds the funny bone.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 54 Cody Clark
    Whenever Voight steps to the forefront, A Dog of Flanders is poochy-keen; alas, the rest of the time it's doggedly dull.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 9 Metascore
    • 53 Cody Clark
    It's a lock to pile up the honors during Hollywood's annual awards season next spring (at the Golden Raspberries and the MTV Movie Awards).
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Cody Clark
    To paraphrase the movie's too-knowing tag line: It's not very funny. But when the lights go out -- it's still not very funny.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Cody Clark
    As romantic comedies go, this is definitely not one you'd take to the altar, but you might enjoy having a cup of coffee with it.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 47 Metascore
    • 48 Cody Clark
    Without full-bodied characters to play, Smith and Damon are left to get by on their native charm -- something both have in considerable quantity, thankfully.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 47 Cody Clark
    With the dependably compelling Freeman present, even its worst moments are not unwatchable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Cody Clark
    Every time the movie seems poised to veer into watchability, however, Turteltaub is there, like a beat cop for the Fun Police, reminding us to laugh, sigh, or tear up.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 43 Cody Clark
    A full-throated shout-out to the lowest common denominator.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Cody Clark
    A movie interesting enough in its conception to appeal to adults winds up being best suited to preadolescent sensibilities.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 41 Cody Clark
    The characters and their dilemmas are never convincing.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 41 Cody Clark
    The satisfaction of watching it essentially boils down to seeing whether or not Reeves can pull it off.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    The worst thing about The Animal -- is how frequently it becomes boring.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    As its plot is entirely negligible, whether or not you enjoy One Night at McCool's probably depends on how funny you think the performances are.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    McDonald makes for an appealingly befuddled bloke, and the sprightly Montgomery would turn any blighter's head. In a better movie, we'd care about what happened to them.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    Swordfish is exactly the kind of nominally high-octane actioner that breeds legions of apologists who will encourage you to "check your brain at the door" before seeing it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    Pie 2 has neither undercurrent, and hence what was passably cute the first time seems much more puerile and shrill here.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    Folks who are desperate to ogle Hewitt and Weaver probably can't be warned off this turkey.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    What comes before and after the sound and fury of the bombing raid are reams of banal dialogue.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    Whenever we're not at the ballpark, the film falls back on teenage relationship clichés. That's most of what's wrong with it, actually.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    Whenever the movie's not in the midst of a cinematic spoof it loses considerable steam.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Cody Clark
    The actors playing the team members have stereotypical roles, but these kids have got game.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 31 Metascore
    • 39 Cody Clark
    Whatever the amount on Roth's paycheck was, it's the only truly charmed sum Lucky Numbers has to offer.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Cody Clark
    This saga of one robot's determined quest to become human is so coldly calculated it could give you frostbite.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 37 Metascore
    • 36 Cody Clark
    Fuhgeddaboutit.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 20 Metascore
    • 35 Cody Clark
    None of the movie's abundant humor is better than faintly amusing.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Cody Clark
    An empty reminder that Martin Lawrence can be pretty funny, in a spastic, loose-limbed way -- maybe next time he'll get a worthwhile script.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Cody Clark
    The movie is more or less competent for being what it is. Of course, I could say the same of most brick walls -- but I'd hardly recommend that you pay eight bucks to sit in front of one for two hours.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 14 Metascore
    • 30 Cody Clark
    Gamer geeks, I speak your language! And I warn you: Flee! Or, at the very least, crank down any expectations you harbor -- a few notches below "zero" should do it -- before buying a ticket.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 49 Metascore
    • 29 Cody Clark
    Has its share of small pleasures.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 29 Cody Clark
    Even if the antic futility of attempting to get an entire shtetl to pull together in the face of genocide is your idea of a day at the races, don't laugh too hard -- the out-of-nowhere ending will make you choke on every chuckle.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 22 Cody Clark
    Beautiful it ain't, but it is kind of cute.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Cody Clark
    I'd write it all off as something that is, after all, intended for young viewers -- but then I'd be insulting their intelligence as cruelly as the movie does.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Cody Clark
    As though fatalistically compelled, all three leads self-destruct: Li is as flat, colorless, and stiff as a panel of Sheetrock, Karyo plays his every syllable in overdrive, and Fonda seems trapped in the midst of a failed screen test for Pretty Woman II.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Cody Clark
    An early scene inside a theater seems intended to wink at Sin's critics: "Disgusting! Cheap melodrama," a lady sniffs during intermission. It's a neatly reflexive acknowledgement of what we ourselves are watching, but even at that, our filmmaker is praising himself too extravagantly by half.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Cody Clark
    If Company Man were a wreck on the interstate, it would involve multiple cars and at least one jackknifed tanker truck, and traffic would be backed up for miles as passing motorists slow to gawk.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Cody Clark
    So wretched that it practically defies description.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Cody Clark
    Once the action starts to kick in, Megiddo morphs, minute by minute and scene by scene, into a Mystery Science Theater smorgasbord.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Cody Clark
    If you can overlook its condescending wholesomeness and static, visually drab, endlessly repetitious animation, then you have a more forgiving soul than I do.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 20 Cody Clark
    It's a gleefully unfettered gross-a-thon first --also second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth -- and a movie perhaps seventh.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 59 Metascore
    • 19 Cody Clark
    If you're desperate for a James Bond fix, skip the movie and blow your 007 bucks on a copy of the soundtrack.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 17 Cody Clark
    Dracula 2000 is a stake in the heart.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 14 Cody Clark
    Thinking (logically or otherwise) about this movie is a waste of your brain cells.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 40 Metascore
    • 11 Cody Clark
    It has no subtlety, no shadings, and no suspense, and might as well not have a screenplay.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 14 Metascore
    • 9 Cody Clark
    This wretched jumbo helping of Christian Fundamentalist agitprop takes itself entirely too seriously to be anything but ploddingly dull.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 6 Cody Clark
    The only thing about this movie that will haunt you is its boggling ineptitude.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 5 Cody Clark
    As for genuine willies, well, chances are you've had more disturbing encounters with, say, a belligerent Shih Tzu.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 4 Cody Clark
    Dreadful demonic disaster.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 18 Metascore
    • 4 Cody Clark
    Because so little of what occurs on-screen either engages or entertains, there's ample time for the boiler of your self-respect to build up quite a head of indignation at the forfeiture of your time, money, and (exceedingly minimal) cerebral exertion.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Cody Clark
    None, repeat, none of this is funny.
    • Mr. Showbiz

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