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 Quiz Show
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Unfolds beautifully, with a rueful, knowing intelligence that rises above easy assumptions. [27 September 1996, p.C1]
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A supremely elegant and thoughtful parable. [14 September 1994, p. C11]
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A stunning feat of literary adaptation as well as a purely cinematic triumph.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    An irresistible black comedy and a wicked delight. [27 Sept 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    It's too smart to be maudlin.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Stunning...a film much tougher and more transfixing than its wan title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    What makes the performance(s) even better is that Mr. Irons invests these bizarre, potentially freakish characters with so much intelligence and so much real feeling. [23 Sept 1988, p.C10]
    • The New York Times
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    For all its exaggerated ordinariness, this film seems to start where others leave off.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Those unfamiliar with the book will simply appreciate a stirring, many-sided fable, one that is exceptionally well told.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Grandly entertaining...matches the Austen-based "Clueless" for sheer run. [13 Dec 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    The purity and breadth of this meticulous study are all the more gratifying in view of its unprepossessing style.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    When you get the shivers watching this wintry tale unfold, it won't be from the cold.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Elegant, festive and very, very funny. [9 March 1994, p. C15]
    • The New York Times
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    It has taken only two films, "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and now Happiness, for Todd Solondz to establish his as one of the most lacerating, funny and distinctive voices in American film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    A rueful, warmly affecting film featuring a wonderful performance by Mr. Troisi, The Postman would be attention-getting even without the sadness that overshadows it. [14 June 1995, p. C15]
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Russell's wonderfully mad odyssey of a movie, in which a man sets out to find his biological parents and winds up meeting more weirdos than Alice found down the rabbit hole.