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 The People vs. Larry Flynt
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 20 Elvis Mitchell
    It must be said that Berkowitz's shamelessness and persistence aren't inevitably irresistible.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    Alternately grisly and dull, with few surprises. [12 June 1987, p.C6]
    • The New York Times
    • 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
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Lyne's films may not cast any new light on the human condition, but they do keep you glued to the screen.
    • 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
    • 0 Elvis Mitchell
    If someone left "1984," "Fahrenheit 451," "Brave New World," "Gattaca" and the Sylvester Stallone potboilers "Judge Dredd" and "Demolition Man" out in the sun and threw the runny glop onto a movie screen, it would still be a better picture than Equilibrium, a movie that could be stupider only if it were longer.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    Two ridiculous blood-soaked hours.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Elvis Mitchell
    The cast never has much chance to shine. And the main attraction is kept all too understandably under wraps.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Disarmingly, the film thus acknowledges the Spice Girls' flash-in-the-pan status and lets them kid around about their frankly synthetic career.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Joel Schumacher, director and ringmaster, piles on the flashy showmanship and keeps the film as big, bold, noisy and mindlessly overwhelming as possible.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's only bright idea is a duo named Chain Saw (Cameron) and Dave (Riley), who love horror films and instigate grisly but imaginative practical jokes, like pretending to be attacked by bunnies when the class makes a field trip to a petting zoo. [22 July 1987, p.C22]
    • The New York Times
    • 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
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Low humor might count for more here if it weren't constantly overshadowed by the film's maudlin streak.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite huge resources at Mr. De Bont's disposal and the fact that both he and Ms. Bullock have achieved stellar status since ''Speed'' screeched onto movie screens, the sequel is still a B-movie at heart.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    This glib, overheated film about vicious primates delivers little suspense, nor are there signs of the 65 cited volumes and articles that turned Mr. Crichton's book into such a learning experience.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's bright look and visual energy are much more liberating than the machinations of its teen queens.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    8MM
    Schumacher almost invariably breathes more life into his material than he has here. It's a lot easier to tick off the forced, farfetched touches in Eight Millimeter than to count the ones that ring true.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    It succeeds as a reasonably smart no-brainer. If you've ever had a yen to relive the third grade, this must be the next best thing.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Elvis Mitchell
    The film makers had declared they were bravely exploring new levels of licentiousness, but the biggest risk they've taken here is making a nearly $40 million movie without anyone who can act. The absence of both drama and eroticism turns Showgirls into a bare-butted bore. [22 Sept 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Elvis Mitchell
    The heads may be dead, but at least they have a comical look.
    • 6 Metascore
    • 0 Elvis Mitchell
    One way to get through Baby Geniuses is to think about whether it really is the worst movie you've ever seen. Probably not, but pretty darn close.

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