Elvis Mitchell

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For 387 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 7.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Titanic
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 387
387 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    It winds up illustrating the very emptiness it mocks.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Black's screenplay is mean-spirited, but it earns its keep with sharp, sarcastic dialogue and ingenious ways of setting up this story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Works well as family entertainment.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The film bounces busily among these players until it has to slow down and pretend to be sincere.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Culminates in a show-stopping action sequence set in midtown Manhattan, directed by Ms. Leder with crisp economy and furious energy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The special effects are suitably catastrophic, though they aren't much more clever than the computer tricks that turn up in beer commercials these days.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    With a too-many-cooks screenplay credited to Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade and Bo Goldman, it's so long that every character regrettably wears out his or her welcome.
    • 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
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Deep Impact confines much of its horror to television news reports and has a more brooding, thoughtful tone than this genre usually calls for.
    • 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
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The characters remain funny and likable, and they all live on Earth.
    • 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.

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