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 9.2 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: 17 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Duvall's unobtrusive direction moves the film at a leisurely pace that lets many scenes build the gentle, pleasing rhythms of small-town Southern life. A rare display of spiritual light on screen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The stylish irreverence of Trainspotting mimics that drug high and delivers its own potent kick.
    • 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
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Has the elements of an emotionally gripping story. Yet is feels less like a romance than like a coffee-table book celebrating the magic of special effect. [6 July 1994, p. C9]
    • The New York Times
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The author's sardonic voice has been lost in most films based on his fiction, but this one nicely captures that unruffled Leonard authority. And since Get Shorty is about Hollywood, it invites the sneaky self-mockery that gives this film its comic punch. [20 October 1995, p. C1]
    • The New York Times
    • 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
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    It exaggerates real, recognizable attitudes in a manner that intends to be disturbing.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Quietly courageous drama .
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    John Hurt is simply wonderful -- acerbic, funny and heartbreaking.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    There are times when The Shawshank Redemption comes dangerously close to sounding one of those "triumph of the spirit" notes. But most of it is eloquently restrained. [23 Sept 1994, p.C3]
    • The New York Times
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    There's plenty of room for sentimentality here, but the wonder of Salles' film is all in the telling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's outstanding nastiness, which is often diabolically funny until a poorly staged final battle sequence simply takes things too far, has something real and recognizable at its core.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Morris has fashioned a brilliant work of pulp fiction around this crime. [26 Aug 1988, p.C6]
    • The New York Times
    • 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)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    It proves to be one of the more exotic blooms in the Disney hothouse, what with voluptuous flora, hordes of fauna, charming characters and excitingly kinetic animation that gracefully incorporates computer-generated motion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mamet's handsome, stately adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play The Winslow Boy does not embellish upon its source material. Instead it skillfully pares the play down to its essentials, arriving at a faithful but tighter version of this drama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This film's dialogue isn't much more literate than a bus schedule, but its plotting is smart and breathless enough to make up for that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    One more film that could have been helped by excising repetition and focusing performances, but it wanders almost randomly instead. The heart-piercing moments that punctuate its rambling are glimpses of what a tighter film might have been.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Dazed and Confused has an enjoyably playful spirit, one that amply compensates for its lack of structure. [24 Sept 1993, p.C12]
    • The New York Times
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Reiner seems to understand exactly what Mr. Goldman loves about stories of this kind, and he conveys it with clarity and affection. [25 Sept 1987, p.C10]
    • The New York Times