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 Saving Private Ryan
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    A handsome and fully imagined work of cautionary futuristic fiction.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Drawing a parade of colorful performances from a constantly surprising cast, the curiously titled ''John Grisham's 'The Rainmaker' '' is Mr. Coppola's best and sharpest film in years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Elegant and deeply disquieting drama.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Russell's wonderfully mad odyssey of a movie, in which a man sets out to find his biological parents and winds up meeting more weirdos than Alice found down the rabbit hole.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Wag the Dog, the poison-tipped political satire that's as scarily plausible as it is swift, hilarious and impossible to resist.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Grandly entertaining...matches the Austen-based "Clueless" for sheer run. [13 Dec 1995]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    A hilariously brazen comedy whose heroine is an improbable hoot.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Bogosian's venomously funny play, which he adapted himself for the screen, is given warmth and generosity by Mr. Linklater, whose elegantly fluid direction and great skill with actors are accentuated by the play's spareness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    His Breakdown is a tough, vigorous exercise in pure action, shot with throwback expertise and, most refreshingly, without special effects.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Pitt moves through this unexpectedly solid thriller with dazzling confidence, showing off all the star power that he usually works overtime to hide.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Before we go numb from such prefab excitement, here comes a mega-movie that actually delivers what mega-movies promise: strong characters, smart plotting, breathless action and a gimmick that hasn't been seen before.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    As directed exquisitely by Gillian Armstrong in a headstrong spirit that recalls her debut feature, "My Brilliant Career," this elliptical tale makes up in visual beauty whatever it lacks in universal meaning.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    With a fine vengeance along with flashes of great, unexpected tenderness, Mr. Solondz lethally evokes every petty humiliation that his seventh-grade heroine can't wait to forget.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    This is a formula film, but it has the kind of good cheer and fine tuning that occasionally give slickness a good name.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    His sumptuous film is as strange and mesmerizing as it is imaginatively ghastly. It's a sophisticated, spookily intense rendering of Ms. Rice's story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Elvis Mitchell
    Concentrating on the fine-tuned trivia that fuels so much television comedy, it also creates two bright, appealing heroines and watches them face life's little insults with fresh, disarming humor.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    As he demonstrated in "Groundhog Day," Ramis knows how to handle a high-concept story with unusual cleverness, and he does it again here. It helps to no end that De Niro and Crystal, despite their obvious differences, are perfectly in tune.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The author's sardonic voice has been lost in most films based on his fiction, but this one nicely captures that unruffled Leonard authority. And since Get Shorty is about Hollywood, it invites the sneaky self-mockery that gives this film its comic punch. [20 October 1995, p. C1]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The Dinner Game, which Veber wrote and directed, is one of his better-constructed comedies of errors.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    While this film's conception of a terrorist threat is apparent early on, its strength lies in a string of ingenious little surprises.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The film, like its heroine, has a genius for getting by on pure charm. [21 Dec 1988]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A delectable comic performance by Sharon Stone.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    When it comes to holiday films worth swooning over, here's the one to see.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This Elizabeth is presented as a glamorously stressed-out modern woman who must cope with a super-intense case of having it all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    An intense, volatile film full of sorrow and wild, mordant humor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Captivating.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
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    He (Liman) creates a film that lives up to the momentum of its title and doesn't really need much more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    What especially elevates it is the razor-sharp cleverness of McKellen's performance, which brings unusual fullness and feeling to a most unusual man.