Elvis Mitchell

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For 386 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 7.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Saving Private Ryan
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 386
386 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    But Night Falls on Manhattan is also oddly listless. It doesn't often live up to the doomy eloquence of its title.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    To its credit, the film doesn't sugarcoat its women too monstrously, and it lets real conflicts and opinions occasionally creep in.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Gloriously colorful, cleverly conceived and set in motion with the usual Disney vigor, Pocahontas is one more landmark feat of animation.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The film is played as witchy, all-star vamping with a lethal sting. What makes its premise especially funny is that, at heart, it's no laughing matter.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Seldom is it clearer that a film is nothing more than high-gloss jokey escapism, or that when visual cliches are this relentless they become weirdly fascinating in their own right.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The film tends to be funny when confining itself to short sketches or dopey television-based humor, flat when pretending to be anything more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A vibrant, grisly, gleefully amoral road movie. [10 Sept 1993, p.C5]
    • The New York Times
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Fortunately, the actors are mostly likable, and the story is told gently enough to downplay both its trendiness and its conventionality.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Verhoeven is much better at drumming up this sort of artificial excitement than he is at knowing when to stop.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    If Mr. Linklater is not entirely at ease with action sequences (or with the obligatory having-fun montage once the brothers become successful), he still makes this (after ''Before Sunrise'' and ''Suburbia'') another admirable directorial stretch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's mix of romance and reading matter is seductive in its own right, providing comfy book-lined settings and people who are what they read and write.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Yet for all the film's hard work at capturing Savannah's spirit, there is seldom enough context to make these characters seem anything but adorably whimsical to excess.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Beloved works on its own but is much enhanced by familiarity with the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. In so ambitiously bringing this story to the screen, Ms. Winfrey underscores a favorite, invaluable credo: read the book.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Army of Darkness would appeal to small children if it were not also too gruesome for them, since Ash does after all wield a chain saw. [19 Feb 1993, p.C10]
    • The New York Times
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    An astonishingly lazy and perfunctory effort that does little to realize his (Carrey) comic potential.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A delectable comic performance by Sharon Stone.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The film, like Nikita herself, becomes more conventionally sleek and less interestingly bizarre as it moves along.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Ms. Foster and the screenwriter, W. D. Richter, have given this film some peculiar mood swings, so that it starts out zanily and winds down to a wistful note.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    It lacks the coherent fantasy of truly enveloping science fiction, preferring to concentrate on flashy, isolated stunts that say more about expense than expertise. [28 July 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Eraser means to show off the star's standard persona against a backdrop of lavish special effects, which is certainly a formula that's worked before. But this is no "Terminator," since its tricks are so much more arbitrary and over-the-top.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    But even after the documentary affectation gives way to a more conventional narrative, the film has trouble ringing true.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Like "The Quick and the Dead," Desperado wavers uneasily between myth making and parody, so that too many scenes drag on long after they've lost their punch.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Largely because Mr. Cuaron is such a voluptuous visual stylist, this Great Expectations is capable of wonder even when its wilder ideas misfire.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    In Volcano, the thrills are so well wrought that they eventually lose their novelty and become numbing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Ghoulish interest is a prerequisite for watching Mira Sorvino (as a bold and athletic entomologist) act against performers who have mandibles, or for appreciating the care with which nymph, juvenile and adult insect villains have been devised.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Beyond his struggles with an unwieldy accent and the screenplay's hokum, Mr. Pitt gives a sincere if labored performance enhanced by a sense of genuine struggle.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    If the film doesn't add up to a cogent legal argument, neither does it have trouble delivering 2 hours and 20 minutes' worth of sturdy, highly charged drama.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mischievously entertaining...Dahl's film has character in oversupply even if its actual characters are sometimes thin. Poker fever makes up for whatever the story lacks in everyday emotions.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    However simply he approaches this familiar milieu, Mr. Stone winds up treating his story's sin-soaked connivers the way Francis Ford Coppola treated vampires. Neither of them is really capable of anything plain.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    As the family film least insulting to its audience's intelligence this season, Mouse Hunt has its share of grown-up appeal along with mouse mischief guaranteed to have children giggling.

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