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 Toy Story
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Though in essence this is little more than a girls' romance novel brought to life, it has been filled with heart and humor. The place, the people and even the largely predictable situations in which they find themselves are presented in an entirely winning way. [21 Oct 1988]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Directed by Eastwood with righteous indignation and increasingly strong momentum.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Enough wild-card energy to keep it bright and surprising.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Horrocks's phenomenal mimicry of musical grande dames...makes a splendid centerpiece for the otherwise more ordinary film built around it.
    • 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]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Smith's knowing humor and unruffled style make a good antidote to gender chaos. Music by David Pirner contributes to the film's loose, inviting mood.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This film's very lack of surprise and sophistication accounts for a lot of its considerable charm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The film is loaded with brotherly affection and with warm, funny and poignant evocations of a gentler time.[20 September 1996, p.C12]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Combine two stars of this wattage with a lot of techno-talk and elaborate heist plotting and you get plenty of good reasons to pay attention.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The filmmaker creates schematic, intuitive images that hauntingly crystallize the characters' situations.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A vibrant, grisly, gleefully amoral road movie. [10 Sept 1993, p.C5]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    What emerges, in the end, are a clever premise that has been allowed to go awry and several performances that are lively and unpredictable enough to transcend the confusion. Mr. Bridges, always a fine intuitive actor, has never displayed a greater range.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's mix of romance and reading matter is seductive in its own right, providing comfy book-lined settings and people who are what they read and write.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A romantic comedy that's a hoot in every sense, worth a smidgen of disapproval and a whole lot of helpless laughter...The film works ridiculously well because it never stoops to being mean-spirited or (despite all appearances) authentically inane.
    • 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]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    It has a hurtling pace, nonstop intensity and a stylish, appealing performance by Will Smith in his first real starring role.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This is hot-weather escapism so earnestly retrograde that it seems new.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Like a great chef concocting an exquisite peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, Mr. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Made with such overriding jubilation that its coarseness is mostly liberating...well worth admiring for its sheer glee.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The movie's special gift happens to be Mark Wahlberg, who gives a terrifically appealing performance in this tricky role.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Watching it amble along is enough of a treat, since the Coens populate this story with oddballs and bowling balls of such comic variety.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Tykwer deliberately blows away all traces of the mundane and the familiar, so that not even the closing credit crawl moves in the expected way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Violent as it is on the surface, Akira is tranquil at its core. The story's sanest characters plead for the wise use of mankind's frightening new powers, lending the whole film the feeling of a cautionary tale.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The stylish irreverence of Trainspotting mimics that drug high and delivers its own potent kick.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Warm, affecting and refreshingly shtickless, he (Carrey) occupies center stage here through sheer, beguiling force of personality.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    There's plenty of room for sentimentality here, but the wonder of Salles' film is all in the telling.