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 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 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 387
387 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite its underlying predictability, Courage Under Fire manages warmth, intelligence and a healthy share of surprises.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Tykwer deliberately blows away all traces of the mundane and the familiar, so that not even the closing credit crawl moves in the expected way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    What Mr. Linklater does best here is to come up with conversational gambits that have just the right fancifulness to suit this situation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    You can know every glitch that made this such a dangerous mission, and Apollo 13 will still have you by the throat. [30 June 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Beautiful and heartfelt, an oasis of humanity in a season of furious hyperbole.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Jerry Maguire is loaded with them: bright, funny, tender encounters between characters who seem so winningly warm and real. [13 December 1996, p.C-1]
    • The New York Times
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Goes straight to cult status without quite touching one important base: the audience's emotions. This movie finally isn't anything move than an intricate feat of gamesmanship, but it's still quite something to see. [16 August 1995, p. C15]
    • The New York Times
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Makes jaunty, imaginative use of both extraordinary technology and bold storytelling possibilities within the insect world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Fever beings to flag when, after an initial hour filled with high spirits and jubilant music, it settles down to tell its story; the effect is so deflating that it's almost as though another Monday has rolled around and it's time to get back to work. [16 Dec 1977]
    • The New York Times
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    A narrative path leading from the sincere to the ludicrous, and culminating in a final image of flabbergasting transcendance, gives Breaking the Waves its surprising power.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Enough wild-card energy to keep it bright and surprising.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Shows colorful style and a wisdom beyond precocity about its setting and its people.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This film's very lack of surprise and sophistication accounts for a lot of its considerable charm.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Crackling good... the best crime movie in a long while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Its sensational looks pale beside storytelling weaknesses that expose the more soulless aspects of this cat-and-mouse crime tale. [15 Dec 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A heartbreakingly thoughtful minor classic, the work of a genuine and singular artist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This comedy has less to do with narrative than with sheer chutzpah and a first-rate cast. It manages to be irreverently funny despite a subject that is no laughing matter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Humorously and fondly, with an entertaining supply of what he has called "prosaic license," Stillman again displays a pitch-perfect ear for both the cattiness and the camaraderie that bind his characters into collective friendship.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    It will help if, while watching The Naked Gun, viewers can assume a mental age of about 14. The jokes will seem fresher that way, and they will also, much to the writers' credit, seem screamingly funny at times. [2 Dec 1988, p.C16]
    • The New York Times
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Its best moments come from witnessing the Senator's inspired unraveling, not from watching where it will end.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Though Heavy begins beautifully, it isn't always able to sustain its balance between narrative subtlety and inertia.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Day-Lewis, looking wearily rugged and battling his way through several plausible boxing matches, once again breathes fire into the character of a high-minded loner, and his vitality lends real force to the film's moral arguments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's greatest directorial success is in finding a thoroughly entertaining way of inviting the audience to share Valerie's point of view.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This Elizabeth is presented as a glamorously stressed-out modern woman who must cope with a super-intense case of having it all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    As fascinating as it is freakish. It confirms Mr. Lynch's stature as an innovator, a superb technician, and someone best not encountered in a dak alley. [19 September 1986]
    • The New York Times
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The film succeeds in finding something sweetly romantic and visually fresh in Grover's flashback memories of Jane, along with allowing Grover plenty of room for wisecracks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Fierce and disturbing, with a plot that skillfully resists following any familiar course. The film's hero fears that he's half-crazy, and for two hours Mr. Gilliam artfully keeps his audience feeling the same way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Like a great chef concocting an exquisite peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, Mr. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    A huge, thrilling three-and-a-quarter-hour experience that unerringly lures viewers into the beauty and heartbreak of its lost world.

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