Elvis Mitchell
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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 9.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Everywhere the camera turns in this tense and volatile drama, it finds enough interest for a truckload of conventional Hollywood fare. Whatever its limitations, Cop Land has talent to burn.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Kubrick left one more brilliantly provocative tour de force as his epitaph.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    A narrative path leading from the sincere to the ludicrous, and culminating in a final image of flabbergasting transcendance, gives Breaking the Waves its surprising power.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    It's too smart to be maudlin.
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    A nifty example of how to make something out of nothing. Nothing but imagination, and a game plan so enterprising it should elevate its creators to pinup status at film schools everywhere.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    A hilariously brazen comedy whose heroine is an improbable hoot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    His Breakdown is a tough, vigorous exercise in pure action, shot with throwback expertise and, most refreshingly, without special effects.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Pitt moves through this unexpectedly solid thriller with dazzling confidence, showing off all the star power that he usually works overtime to hide.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Before we go numb from such prefab excitement, here comes a mega-movie that actually delivers what mega-movies promise: strong characters, smart plotting, breathless action and a gimmick that hasn't been seen before.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    As directed exquisitely by Gillian Armstrong in a headstrong spirit that recalls her debut feature, "My Brilliant Career," this elliptical tale makes up in visual beauty whatever it lacks in universal meaning.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    If the film doesn't add up to a cogent legal argument, neither does it have trouble delivering 2 hours and 20 minutes' worth of sturdy, highly charged drama.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    With a fine vengeance along with flashes of great, unexpected tenderness, Mr. Solondz lethally evokes every petty humiliation that his seventh-grade heroine can't wait to forget.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    This is a formula film, but it has the kind of good cheer and fine tuning that occasionally give slickness a good name.
    • 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
    Concentrating on the fine-tuned trivia that fuels so much television comedy, it also creates two bright, appealing heroines and watches them face life's little insults with fresh, disarming humor.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Benigni effectively creates a situation in which comedy is courage. And he draws from this an unpretentious, enormously likable film that plays with history both seriously and mischievously. Piety has no place here, nor do tears until the final reel. Life is Beautiful plays by its own rules
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The film is loaded with brotherly affection and with warm, funny and poignant evocations of a gentler time.[20 September 1996, p.C12]
    • The New York Times
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Horrocks's phenomenal mimicry of musical grande dames...makes a splendid centerpiece for the otherwise more ordinary film built around it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Suspicious and hilariously self-absorbed, Favreau's every bit as comfortable in California as Charles Grodin's "Heartbreak Kid" was in Miami. [18 October 1996, p. C3]
    • The New York Times
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A delectable comic performance by Sharon Stone.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Captivating.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Fortunately, Hicks's direction has an elegance and dignity that rescue Shine from the exploitative and give the film an acute, genuinely sensitive style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This film's very lack of surprise and sophistication accounts for a lot of its considerable charm.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    What redeems the film's surface bitterness are sharp observations, laceratingly funny dialogue and something Dedee claims to find especially loathsome: a secret heart of gold.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mischievously entertaining...Dahl's film has character in oversupply even if its actual characters are sometimes thin. Poker fever makes up for whatever the story lacks in everyday emotions.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    As he demonstrated in "Groundhog Day," Ramis knows how to handle a high-concept story with unusual cleverness, and he does it again here. It helps to no end that De Niro and Crystal, despite their obvious differences, are perfectly in tune.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Though in essence this is little more than a girls' romance novel brought to life, it has been filled with heart and humor. The place, the people and even the largely predictable situations in which they find themselves are presented in an entirely winning way. [21 Oct 1988]
    • The New York Times
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    With unexpected success, Robert Altman plays a John Grisham mystery in a seductive new key.

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