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

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Spanish Prisoner
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 386
386 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    This film often fumbles, but it finally tugs at the heartstrings all the same.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Treats its characters seriously and doesn't resort to the obvious very often.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    This escapist comedy is so cheerfully outlandish that it's hard to resist, and so good-hearted that it's genuinely endearing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Though the film has its basis in an actual event that took place in St. Louis, it takes on the homogeneous look of many other thrillers in which an emergency escalates into a paramilitary operation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Amusing but sloppy and overcomplicated.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    In Volcano, the thrills are so well wrought that they eventually lose their novelty and become numbing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The gags, like the plotting, have a giddy edge that can be sharp, but just as often they go nowhere.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Newell's ensemble timing and breezily sardonic style make it work better than might be expected.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Boyle's brand of heaven-sent love story comes with a strange and whimsical mean streak. Tender thoughts and ha-ha shootings don't automatically mix.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    For all the funny possibilities of Mr. Murphy's neat transformation here, the latest comedy from Stephen Herek ("Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," "The Mighty Ducks") doesn't know what to do with him.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's cool, sober texture and its clever characters are often more interesting than the larger plot.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Grosbard mercifully avoids melodrama -- the only real false notes are musical ones, from a score by Elmer Bernstein that turns familiar and trite when the film does not.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Easier to watch than it is to believe.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mallrats mixes clever bits and an appealing quirkiness (which goes a long way) with gross-out practical jokes, needless repetition and obvious padding, since it has no real plot. [20 Oct 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Travolta again carries a film with enjoyable ease, even if this one remains badly diminished by its perverse streak.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    A B-movie with flair.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The special effects are suitably catastrophic, though they aren't much more clever than the computer tricks that turn up in beer commercials these days.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The Crash characters sleepwalk through this story in a state of futuristic numbness, seeking extreme forms of sensation because familiar feelings have long since failed them. It's a chilling, ghastly possibility that manages to exert a grim fascination.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Eschewing warm, cuddly imagery just as Mr. Van Allsburg's book does, the film affects a strange, artificial style that has the invasive weirdness of "Gremlins" but none of the charm.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Edward Zwick's ultimately sedate thriller starts out with crisply efficient style and the potential for a much more involving story.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Ultimately, Ms Lynch has nowhere to take her erotic parable except to a dead end, but she makes the unfolding of the story a spooky, engrossing process. [9 Sept 1993, p.C1]
    • The New York Times
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Ms. Davis gets to deliver the film's obvious message in a single unremarkable line: ''You can tell a lot about a society by who it chooses to celebrate.'' But most of what you can tell from the fun-house mirrors of Celebrity is what you already know.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Yet this film, for all its apparent immediacy, winds up less affecting than a more poetic or roundabout approach might be.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    But the film's central figure remains a cipher, the subject of a colorful scrapbook rather than a revealing portrait.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Although Robbins might have drawn some of these characters with less obviousness and more satirical bite, he ably keeps this lively, complicated film on track.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Nothing if not earnest. It's also eccentric enough to remain interesting even when its ghost story isn't easy to believe.

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