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

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Quiz Show
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 387
387 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Cool, stark compositions and the occasional audacious visual trick give Buffalo '66 a memorable look even when its narrative enters the occasional uneventful stretch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Basketball, bold urban landscapes, larger-than-life characters and red-hot visual pyrotechnics are the strong points of Mr. Lee's biggest three-ring circus, not to mention the central presence of Denzel Washington.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Hanks's debut feature, written and directed with delightful good cheer, is rock-and-roll nostalgia presented as pure fizz.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    But Mr. Penn mostly keeps a tight, impassioned grip on this material, preventing it from wandering too far afield. The influence of John Cassavetes is again clear in the characters' emotional sparring, which has energy and heart.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Two little words: Jim Carrey. That's all it takes to transform Liar Liar from a formulaic Hollywood comedy into an uproarious one-man free-for-all.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Suspicious and hilariously self-absorbed, Favreau's every bit as comfortable in California as Charles Grodin's "Heartbreak Kid" was in Miami. [18 October 1996, p. C3]
    • The New York Times
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    One of this film's greatest accomplishments is its making an audience believe that the Corleones and their various partners in crime have been entirely in character during the intervening decades, but have simply neglected to turn up on screen.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    John Hurt is simply wonderful -- acerbic, funny and heartbreaking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Hurtling pace, by-the-numbers character development and exotic science. Tornado-chasing suddenly takes on a sex appeal not usually associated with horrendous storms.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Thanks to sharp editing and surprisingly strong comic timing, the film puts less emphasis on the Stern raunchiness than on how his wilder routines make listeners drive off the road.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A meat-and-potatoes American thriller that means business all around the world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Reiner seems to understand exactly what Mr. Goldman loves about stories of this kind, and he conveys it with clarity and affection. [25 Sept 1987, p.C10]
    • The New York Times
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Gwyneth Paltrow makes a resplendent Emma, gliding through the film with an elegance and patrician wit that bring the young Katharine Hepburn to mind.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Directed by Eastwood with righteous indignation and increasingly strong momentum.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A delectable comic performance by Sharon Stone.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The don't quite do for "Oklahoma!" what they did for heavy metal, but they come close. [31 Jan 1997, p.C6]
    • The New York Times
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Warm, affecting and refreshingly shtickless, he (Carrey) occupies center stage here through sheer, beguiling force of personality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    With great looks, a dandy supporting cast, a zinger-filled screenplay by Aaron Sorkin ("A Few Good Men") and Mr. Douglas twinkling merrily in the Oval Office, The American President is sunny enough to make the real Presidency pale by comparison.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    To their credit, the actors immerse themselves deeply in the film's self-conscious aura. Ms. Sheedy reinvents herself as a tough, fascinating presence, while Ms. Mitchell's earnest bewilderment also serves the story well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Fortunately, Hicks's direction has an elegance and dignity that rescue Shine from the exploitative and give the film an acute, genuinely sensitive style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The stylish irreverence of Trainspotting mimics that drug high and delivers its own potent kick.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The characters remain funny and likable, and they all live on Earth.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Based on Alice Hoffman's fanciful novel and directed with go-for-broke prettiness by Griffin Dunne, Practical Magic is nothing but a guilty pleasure.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Benigni effectively creates a situation in which comedy is courage. And he draws from this an unpretentious, enormously likable film that plays with history both seriously and mischievously. Piety has no place here, nor do tears until the final reel. Life is Beautiful plays by its own rules
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    All of the performers are upstaged by the film's breathtaking backdrop, and by the fast and furious way Renny Harlin, the director, approaches action sequences.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Even after the film's last half-hour descends into a silly season, Mr. Rudolph writes and directs with obvious affection for his characters and with a deep knowledge of whatever makes them tick.

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