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
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 To Die For
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 388
388 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A vibrant, grisly, gleefully amoral road movie. [10 Sept 1993, p.C5]
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite Mr. Brosnan's best efforts to be lethally debonair, the Bond franchise has sacrificed most of what made this character unique in the first place, turning the world's suavest spy into one more pitchman and fashion plate. This latest film is such a generic action event that it could be any old summer blockbuster, except that its hero is chronically overdressed.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Combine two stars of this wattage with a lot of techno-talk and elaborate heist plotting and you get plenty of good reasons to pay attention.