Elvis Mitchell
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For 387 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Last Seduction
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 387
387 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    Shakespeare meets Sherlock, and makes for pure enchantment in the inspired conjecture behind Shakespeare in Love.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A supremely elegant and thoughtful parable. [14 September 1994, p. C11]
    • The New York Times
    • 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.
    • 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
    A stunning feat of literary adaptation as well as a purely cinematic triumph.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    An irresistible black comedy and a wicked delight. [27 Sept 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    It reimagines the buddy film with such freshness and vigor that the genre seems positively new.
    • The New York Times
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Cage digs deep to find his character's inner demons while also capturing the riotous energy of his outward charm. [27 October 1995, p. C3]
    • The New York Times
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Something special.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Bogosian's venomously funny play, which he adapted himself for the screen, is given warmth and generosity by Mr. Linklater, whose elegantly fluid direction and great skill with actors are accentuated by the play's spareness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Smoothly directed and acted with glee... showing quick-witted comic spirit.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Wag the Dog, the poison-tipped political satire that's as scarily plausible as it is swift, hilarious and impossible to resist.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    His sumptuous film is as strange and mesmerizing as it is imaginatively ghastly. It's a sophisticated, spookily intense rendering of Ms. Rice's story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Ronin can be watched as appreciatively for its hard-boiled performances as for its visceral excitement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Day-Lewis, looking wearily rugged and battling his way through several plausible boxing matches, once again breathes fire into the character of a high-minded loner, and his vitality lends real force to the film's moral arguments.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Elegant and deeply disquieting drama.

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