Elvis Mitchell

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For 389 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 6.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Out of Sight
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 389
389 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The actors mark time, and the gung-ho heroics on display are embarrassingly hollow.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The film has energy even when it hasn't much sense, in a manner that will strike most non-cultists as exhausting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Hope Floats, which often resembles a rosy commercial, does indulge in too much awkward slow motion, and in occasional embarrassing romps that are meant to signify family fun.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Ms. Davis gets to deliver the film's obvious message in a single unremarkable line: ''You can tell a lot about a society by who it chooses to celebrate.'' But most of what you can tell from the fun-house mirrors of Celebrity is what you already know.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    For all the funny possibilities of Mr. Murphy's neat transformation here, the latest comedy from Stephen Herek ("Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," "The Mighty Ducks") doesn't know what to do with him.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    It's a flimsy sentimental comedy with more product plugs and fewer laughs than might have been hoped for.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mallrats mixes clever bits and an appealing quirkiness (which goes a long way) with gross-out practical jokes, needless repetition and obvious padding, since it has no real plot. [20 Oct 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    A whopping wrong turn throws this lightweight, benign-looking movie terminally off course.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    This escapist comedy is so cheerfully outlandish that it's hard to resist, and so good-hearted that it's genuinely endearing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Isn't much when it comes to either deliberate or inadvertent humor. But it does have a few amusing moments.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Would-be Hitchcockian cat-and-mouse games...are more memorable for their settings...than for their sense.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Style overwhelms substance by default.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    The pace is so plodding and the dialogue so unwaveringly banal … that the film can't rise to the extraordinary sensations it means to capture.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Eschewing warm, cuddly imagery just as Mr. Van Allsburg's book does, the film affects a strange, artificial style that has the invasive weirdness of "Gremlins" but none of the charm.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    More often, the film is like a ride through a car wash: forward motion, familiar phases in the same old order and a sense of being carried along steadily on a well-used track. It works without exactly showing signs of life.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Garret is played by Kevin Costner, who should avoid all future roles that call for overalls and goggles and who this time crosses the line from teasingly laconic to stodgy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    It cares far more about herding audiences into theaters than about what they hear or see.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    While Mr. Howard ably maintains a strong forward momentum, Backdraft often feels directionless beneath its overlay of frantic activity. One clear story line would have been worth more than a series of subplots and tangents.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Depp moves through the film suavely and imperturbably, never letting the particulars bog him down.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    The film never gets past the unlikelihood that its characters have much chance of living happily ever after. Or of finding real heat or humor along the way.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Though Mr. Williams sometimes seems on the verge of "Aladdin"-caliber improvisation with the ever-morphing green flubber, the film bogs him down with a fiancee (Marcia Gay Harden) hellbent on making him remember a wedding date, and with the full Hughes retinue of thugs and bullies.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The gags, like the plotting, have a giddy edge that can be sharp, but just as often they go nowhere.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Newly benign and noticeably clumsier than the hits (Williamson) has written.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    While this is no quick-witted treat on a par with Mr. Levinson's ''Wag the Dog,'' it's a solid thriller with showy scientific overtones.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Boyle's brand of heaven-sent love story comes with a strange and whimsical mean streak. Tender thoughts and ha-ha shootings don't automatically mix.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Trouble is, while not trading quips, the characters actually go through the motions of being scared of the croc, menaced by the croc and so on. And since even the gator horror satire is old hat (remember ''Alligator?''), there's no remaining way to make this interesting.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Gathers a partyful of young players and barely gives them enough of a story line to puff on, but it gets by on personality anyhow.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Humorous slashings and car accidents constitute similar high points in a film that is glaringly short on ''Scream''-style self-mockery to match its dopey mayhem.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    No film winds up with a name like Feeling Minnesota if it has anything definite in mind.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Ultimately, Ms Lynch has nowhere to take her erotic parable except to a dead end, but she makes the unfolding of the story a spooky, engrossing process. [9 Sept 1993, p.C1]
    • The New York Times

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