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

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Quiz Show
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Kirk Jones, who wrote and directed this blithe comedy, has been a prize-winning director of television commercials. And he has the knack of finding rubbery, expressive faces and letting each villager's quirks emerge on cue.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Queen Victoria is played with splendid regal grace by Judi Dench.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Dryly clever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite its "based on a true story" opening credit, this earnest, nostalgic film has a way of seeming too good to be true.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    An inviting but evanescent film that does have casualness, curiosity value and a lot of talent on its side.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Even when it turns turbulent, the film sustains its warm summer glow, and makes itself a conversation piece about the moral issues it means to raise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Deliver laughs and skewer a few stereotypes, thanks to extremely sly wit and a fine cast.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    The script's bare bones are familiar, yet the film also has fine acting, steady momentum, a sharp eye and a very warm heart.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Captivating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    An intense, volatile film full of sorrow and wild, mordant humor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    It's a movie struggling with its own identity crisis, and with the obvious constraints created by its subject matter.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    If Ed Wood has a major failing, it's the lack of momentum. Wood's career had nowhere to go, and to some extent the film has the same problem. [23 September 1994, p.C34]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    What redeems the film's surface bitterness are sharp observations, laceratingly funny dialogue and something Dedee claims to find especially loathsome: a secret heart of gold.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Elvis Mitchell
    This is his sleekest and most engaging film thus far. If you like a good cat-and-mouse game with a keen ear for language, then go.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Another nice thing about Circle of Friends is that it escapes a happily-ever-after scenario to provide more bite and toughness than it first promises.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The web of lies, failures and brutal revelations here is strong stuff, and it's the work of an original filmmaker who takes no prisoners.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    [Smith] also has an uncommonly sure sense of deadpan comic timing. [25 Mar 1994, p.C10]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A romantic comedy that's a hoot in every sense, worth a smidgen of disapproval and a whole lot of helpless laughter...The film works ridiculously well because it never stoops to being mean-spirited or (despite all appearances) authentically inane.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Ms. Jenkins, who makes her writing and directing debut with wit and confidence, keeps the small surprises frequent and the coming-of-age perspective sharp.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Watching it amble along is enough of a treat, since the Coens populate this story with oddballs and bowling balls of such comic variety.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Cool, stark compositions and the occasional audacious visual trick give Buffalo '66 a memorable look even when its narrative enters the occasional uneventful stretch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Its name, the film's title, is pronounced "eggs is tense" and meant to have a whiff of the philosophical, even if its intellectual ambition seems mostly limited to spelling affectations.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Two little words: Jim Carrey. That's all it takes to transform Liar Liar from a formulaic Hollywood comedy into an uproarious one-man free-for-all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Hurtling pace, by-the-numbers character development and exotic science. Tornado-chasing suddenly takes on a sex appeal not usually associated with horrendous storms.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Horrocks's phenomenal mimicry of musical grande dames...makes a splendid centerpiece for the otherwise more ordinary film built around it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Even if Clueless runs out of gas before it's over, most of it is as eye-catching and cheery as its star. [19 July 1995]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This new menu movie has a soapy plot, appealing stars, family values, down-home atmosphere and a conviction that there's rarely a problem fried chicken can't cure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    And the dancing, as in ''Strictly Ballroom,'' is filmed with a wishful Fred-and-Ginger sweetness that gives the film a studiously effervescent mood.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Even after the film's last half-hour descends into a silly season, Mr. Rudolph writes and directs with obvious affection for his characters and with a deep knowledge of whatever makes them tick.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Kubrick left one more brilliantly provocative tour de force as his epitaph.