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 9.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The English Patient
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite its underlying predictability, Courage Under Fire manages warmth, intelligence and a healthy share of surprises.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Makes jaunty, imaginative use of both extraordinary technology and bold storytelling possibilities within the insect world.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Shows colorful style and a wisdom beyond precocity about its setting and its people.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Enough wild-card energy to keep it bright and surprising.
    • 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
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Violent as it is on the surface, Akira is tranquil at its core. The story's sanest characters plead for the wise use of mankind's frightening new powers, lending the whole film the feeling of a cautionary tale.
    • 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.