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

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Pulp Fiction
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    Isn't much when it comes to either deliberate or inadvertent humor. But it does have a few amusing moments.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    No film winds up with a name like Feeling Minnesota if it has anything definite in mind.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    It succeeds as a reasonably smart no-brainer. If you've ever had a yen to relive the third grade, this must be the next best thing.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    But even after the documentary affectation gives way to a more conventional narrative, the film has trouble ringing true.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Elvis Mitchell
    A whopping wrong turn throws this lightweight, benign-looking movie terminally off course.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    Two ridiculous blood-soaked hours.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    Alternately grisly and dull, with few surprises. [12 June 1987, p.C6]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Carpenter has directed the film with B-movie bluntness, but with none of the requisite snap. And his screenplay (written under the pseudonym Frank Armitage) makes the principals sound even more tongue-tied than they have to. [4 Nov 1988, p.C8]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    Not even bags of body parts, a bitten-off tongue or a man forced to cut off a pound of his own flesh keep it from being dull. [22 September 1995, p. C18]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    The $3 million reportedly paid for Mr. Eszterhas's screenplay did not buy a coherent ending.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's only bright idea is a duo named Chain Saw (Cameron) and Dave (Riley), who love horror films and instigate grisly but imaginative practical jokes, like pretending to be attacked by bunnies when the class makes a field trip to a petting zoo. [22 July 1987, p.C22]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    Just a parade of scattershot gags, more often weird than funny an dmost often just flat. [13 Dec 1996, p.C5]
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's bright look and visual energy are much more liberating than the machinations of its teen queens.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    As directed by Barry Levinson and acted by an incredible collection of male stars, Sleepers settles the authenticity question by allowing not a whiff of real life into its universe.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    An astonishingly lazy and perfunctory effort that does little to realize his (Carrey) comic potential.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Elvis Mitchell
    Instead, Mr. Carrey turns up in a sloppy second Ace Ventura film that's little more than an echo of the first. A two-minute trailer wouldn't miss many of its highlights.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Elvis Mitchell
    The cast never has much chance to shine. And the main attraction is kept all too understandably under wraps.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Elvis Mitchell
    It must be said that Berkowitz's shamelessness and persistence aren't inevitably irresistible.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Elvis Mitchell
    The heads may be dead, but at least they have a comical look.
    • 6 Metascore
    • 0 Elvis Mitchell
    One way to get through Baby Geniuses is to think about whether it really is the worst movie you've ever seen. Probably not, but pretty darn close.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Elvis Mitchell
    The film makers had declared they were bravely exploring new levels of licentiousness, but the biggest risk they've taken here is making a nearly $40 million movie without anyone who can act. The absence of both drama and eroticism turns Showgirls into a bare-butted bore. [22 Sept 1995]
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Elvis Mitchell
    If someone left "1984," "Fahrenheit 451," "Brave New World," "Gattaca" and the Sylvester Stallone potboilers "Judge Dredd" and "Demolition Man" out in the sun and threw the runny glop onto a movie screen, it would still be a better picture than Equilibrium, a movie that could be stupider only if it were longer.