Elvis Mitchell
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For 387 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Shakespeare in Love
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 387
387 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The worst of it is painless; the best is funny, sly, cheerful and, here and there, even genuinely inspired. [15 May 1987, p.C3]
    • The New York Times
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Crimson Tide is better watched for its toy appeal and high-priced talent than for any real suspense over where Hunter's mutinous instincts will lead the story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The film bounces busily among these players until it has to slow down and pretend to be sincere.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    In fact even the film's most dramatic moments are presented with decorousness bordering on detachment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Flashy, random shifts of film speed and a true rogues' gallery of striking if one-note characters, do hold interest even if they have no real right to. The commercial aspects also deflect attention from the fact that this story has almost no center at all.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite huge resources at Mr. De Bont's disposal and the fact that both he and Ms. Bullock have achieved stellar status since ''Speed'' screeched onto movie screens, the sequel is still a B-movie at heart.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The only sneaky scheme at work here is the one that inflates a hollow plot to fill 2 1/4 hours while banishing skepticism with endless close-ups of big, beautiful movie-star eyes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Brosnan, as the best-moussed Bond ever to play baccarat in Monte Carlo, makes the character's latest personality transplant viable (not to mention smashingly photogenic), but the series still suffers the blahs.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    The movie's biggest challenge, one that it does not exactly meet, is to persuade the audience that this husband and father's escapade is somehow an act of love.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    A potentially strong cast makes its way in deadly earnest through material that's often better suited to a Monty Python skit.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Elvis Mitchell
    Likable for its outlandishness, less so when it shows a self-important streak.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Having introduced the two principals and had some fun with their antagonism, the film has nowhere to go.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    It winds up illustrating the very emptiness it mocks.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    But even after the documentary affectation gives way to a more conventional narrative, the film has trouble ringing true.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    The film never gets past the unlikelihood that its characters have much chance of living happily ever after. Or of finding real heat or humor along the way.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Low humor might count for more here if it weren't constantly overshadowed by the film's maudlin streak.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    False and condescending films in this genre are nothing new, but Dangerous Minds steamrollers its way over some real talent.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Trouble is, while not trading quips, the characters actually go through the motions of being scared of the croc, menaced by the croc and so on. And since even the gator horror satire is old hat (remember ''Alligator?''), there's no remaining way to make this interesting.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Would-be Hitchcockian cat-and-mouse games...are more memorable for their settings...than for their sense.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Garret is played by Kevin Costner, who should avoid all future roles that call for overalls and goggles and who this time crosses the line from teasingly laconic to stodgy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Loud, frantic, ridiculously overproduced and featuring a preening performance by Val Kilmer as a supposedly brilliant master of disguise, The Saint is sheer overkill.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    This glib, overheated film about vicious primates delivers little suspense, nor are there signs of the 65 cited volumes and articles that turned Mr. Crichton's book into such a learning experience.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    It's a flimsy sentimental comedy with more product plugs and fewer laughs than might have been hoped for.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    No film winds up with a name like Feeling Minnesota if it has anything definite in mind.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    8MM
    Schumacher almost invariably breathes more life into his material than he has here. It's a lot easier to tick off the forced, farfetched touches in Eight Millimeter than to count the ones that ring true.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Directed by Dwight Little of "Free Willy 2," and written by onetime high school classmates, Wayne Beach and David Hodgin (Mr. Hodgin died in 1995), Murder at 1600 eagerly invokes other films and stock images without showing much style of its own.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Obtuse, prettily decorative comedy. Characters burst gaily into song when, as often happens, they don't have anything better to do.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    A whopping wrong turn throws this lightweight, benign-looking movie terminally off course.

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