Elvis Mitchell

Select another critic »
For 388 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 8.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Blue Velvet
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Thornton is sadly affecting in the film's central role.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    A B-movie with flair.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Startlingly original at first, Wings of Desir' is in the end damagingly overloaded. The excesses of language, the ceaseless camera movement, the unyielding whimsy have the ultimate effect of wearing the audience down. (Review of Original Release)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Its sensational looks pale beside storytelling weaknesses that expose the more soulless aspects of this cat-and-mouse crime tale. [15 Dec 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Dialogue that strains to be colorful, indiscriminately piled-on pop songs, plot developments that aren't followed through on, and minor aspects of motivation that are never known. [15 June 1988, p.C20]
    • The New York Times
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Yet this film, for all its apparent immediacy, winds up less affecting than a more poetic or roundabout approach might be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    A film that not only breaks the cross-dressing barrier but also ratchets up the violence level for children's animation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The film transcends racial divisions by bestowing equally hopeless dialogue on both sides.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The series now lacks all of its original stars and much of its earlier determination. It has morphed into something less innocent and more derivative than it used to be, something the noncultist is ever less likely to enjoy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Its name, the film's title, is pronounced "eggs is tense" and meant to have a whiff of the philosophical, even if its intellectual ambition seems mostly limited to spelling affectations.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    This film often fumbles, but it finally tugs at the heartstrings all the same.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Elaborate as this sounds, there really isn't much plot here, only a parade of arbitrary visual tricks to hold the film together. [30 Mar 1988, p.C18]
    • The New York Times
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    There's a lot to make [Heckerling's] film likeable, but not much to hold it together. [3 Sept 1982, p.C6]
    • The New York Times
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Crimson Tide is better watched for its toy appeal and high-priced talent than for any real suspense over where Hunter's mutinous instincts will lead the story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Flashy, random shifts of film speed and a true rogues' gallery of striking if one-note characters, do hold interest even if they have no real right to. The commercial aspects also deflect attention from the fact that this story has almost no center at all.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    A mildly facetious tone limits Anderson's film to the lightweight, but the collective enthusiasm behind this debut effort still comes through. What's best about Bottle Rocket is not the laid-back pranks that inflate its story to feature length but the offbeat elan with which that story is told.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Brosnan, as the best-moussed Bond ever to play baccarat in Monte Carlo, makes the character's latest personality transplant viable (not to mention smashingly photogenic), but the series still suffers the blahs.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    But the film's central figure remains a cipher, the subject of a colorful scrapbook rather than a revealing portrait.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    In fact even the film's most dramatic moments are presented with decorousness bordering on detachment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Wes Craven (of the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' films) is in the mood for parody.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Although Robbins might have drawn some of these characters with less obviousness and more satirical bite, he ably keeps this lively, complicated film on track.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    But for all its enthusiasm, this film isn't sharp enough to afford all the time it wastes on small talk, long drives, trips to the mall and favorite songs played on car radios.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Murphy proves himself a surprisingly strong actor here, playing Sherman with sweetness and poignancy, not to mention loads of funny weight-related humor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Though the film has its basis in an actual event that took place in St. Louis, it takes on the homogeneous look of many other thrillers in which an emergency escalates into a paramilitary operation.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The five young stars would have mixed well even without the fraudulent encounter-group candor towardS which The Breakfast Club forces them. Mr. Hughes, having thought up the characters and simply flung them together, should have left well enough alone.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    A parade of incongruities, with performances ranging from the sublime to the you-know-what.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The film is shot by Bill Pope with such enterprising flair that it never looks claustrophobic, but the action inevitably stalls in such close quarters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Amusing but sloppy and overcomplicated.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    At regular intervals the film stops short for similiarly nifty Chan choreography, letting the star flip, swivel, scamper up walls and hurl large objects with his feet.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    But Night Falls on Manhattan is also oddly listless. It doesn't often live up to the doomy eloquence of its title.

Top Trailers