For 388 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Quiz Show
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    Turns out to be a smashing success, a juggernaut of an action-adventure saga that owes noithing to the past. To put it simply, thi is a home run. [6 August 1993, p. C1]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A devilishly entertaining crime story with a heroine who must be seen to be believed, is as satisfying an ensemble piece as “Red Rock West.” [26 October 1994, p. C13]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    It reimagines the buddy film with such freshness and vigor that the genre seems positively new.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A film whose best moments are so novel, so deliriously funny, and so crazily unexpected that they truly must be seen to be believed. [22 June 1988]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A supremely elegant and thoughtful parable. [14 September 1994, p. C11]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A blazing, unlikely triumph about a man who is nobody's idea of a movie hero. Smart, funny, shamelessly entertaining and perfectly serious too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    Shakespeare meets Sherlock, and makes for pure enchantment in the inspired conjecture behind Shakespeare in Love.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A huge, thrilling three-and-a-quarter-hour experience that unerringly lures viewers into the beauty and heartbreak of its lost world.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A stunning feat of literary adaptation as well as a purely cinematic triumph.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    As fascinating as it is freakish. It confirms Mr. Lynch's stature as an innovator, a superb technician, and someone best not encountered in a dak alley. [19 September 1986]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey through a demimonde that springs entirely from Mr. Tarantino's ripe imagination, a landscape of danger, shock, hilarity, and vibrant local color. Nothing is predictable or familiar within this irresistably bizarre world. You don't merely enter a theater to see Pulp Fiction; you go down a rabbit hole. [23 Sept 1994]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    Steven Spielberg's soberly magnificent new war film, the second such pinnacle in a career of magical versatility, has been made in the same spirit of urgent communication. It is the ultimate devastating letter home.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    But the film Schindler's List, directed with fury and immediacy by a profoundly surprising Steven Spielberg, presents the subject as if discovering it anew. [15 Dec 1993]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A parent-tickling delight, is a work of incredible cleverness in the best two-tiered Disney tradition. [22 November 1995, p. C9]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    This is his sleekest and most engaging film thus far. If you like a good cat-and-mouse game with a keen ear for language, then go.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    Gratifyingly complex and beautifully told, this tale explores a huge array of cultural, racial, economic and familial tensions. In the process, it also sustains strong characters, deep emotions and clear dramatic force.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    You can know every glitch that made this such a dangerous mission, and Apollo 13 will still have you by the throat. [30 June 1995]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's sleek moodiness and visual sophistication are so effective that there's even a scene here that makes Detroit look like the most romantic city in the world.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    An irresistible black comedy and a wicked delight. [27 Sept 1995]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Howard has made Ransom in the same clean, swift, logical style that sent his "Apollo 13" into orbit, resulting in a spellbinding crime tale that delivers surprises right down to the wire.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Humorously and fondly, with an entertaining supply of what he has called "prosaic license," Stillman again displays a pitch-perfect ear for both the cattiness and the camaraderie that bind his characters into collective friendship.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Smoothly directed and acted with glee... showing quick-witted comic spirit.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    It tells a finely nuanced tale of right, wrong and the gray area in between.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    The purity and breadth of this meticulous study are all the more gratifying in view of its unprepossessing style.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Beautiful and heartfelt, an oasis of humanity in a season of furious hyperbole.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    When you get the shivers watching this wintry tale unfold, it won't be from the cold.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Even when it turns turbulent, the film sustains its warm summer glow, and makes itself a conversation piece about the moral issues it means to raise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Morris has fashioned a brilliant work of pulp fiction around this crime. [26 Aug 1988, p.C6]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Something special.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Jerry Maguire is loaded with them: bright, funny, tender encounters between characters who seem so winningly warm and real. [13 December 1996, p.C-1]