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 Titanic
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 387
387 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This film's dialogue isn't much more literate than a bus schedule, but its plotting is smart and breathless enough to make up for that.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    What matters more is that Ms. Goldberg, along with her co-stars Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore, is so sharp, funny and wholehearted that this film creates an unexpected groundswell of real emotion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    What redeems the film's surface bitterness are sharp observations, laceratingly funny dialogue and something Dedee claims to find especially loathsome: a secret heart of gold.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The web of lies, failures and brutal revelations here is strong stuff, and it's the work of an original filmmaker who takes no prisoners.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    However simply he approaches this familiar milieu, Mr. Stone winds up treating his story's sin-soaked connivers the way Francis Ford Coppola treated vampires. Neither of them is really capable of anything plain.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Another nice thing about Circle of Friends is that it escapes a happily-ever-after scenario to provide more bite and toughness than it first promises.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mamet's handsome, stately adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play The Winslow Boy does not embellish upon its source material. Instead it skillfully pares the play down to its essentials, arriving at a faithful but tighter version of this drama.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Even if Clueless runs out of gas before it's over, most of it is as eye-catching and cheery as its star. [19 July 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This new menu movie has a soapy plot, appealing stars, family values, down-home atmosphere and a conviction that there's rarely a problem fried chicken can't cure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Queen Victoria is played with splendid regal grace by Judi Dench.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Another fast, gripping spy story with some good tricks up its sleeve.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Two reasons it's impossible to resist "Independence Day": because of its pitch-perfect cartoonish dialogue ("Now you're never gonna get to fly the space shuttle if you marry a stripper!") and because the Captain, like Indiana Jones, is so unflappably tough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    There's plenty of room for sentimentality here, but the wonder of Salles' film is all in the telling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The sardonic, testosterone-fueled science fiction of Fight Club touches a raw nerve.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    But Mr. Costa-Gavras, a galvanizing filmmaker working with a splendid cast, is able to tell this story in style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This film's very lack of surprise and sophistication accounts for a lot of its considerable charm.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Enough wild-card energy to keep it bright and surprising.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Affectionately told ...beguiling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Finding hilarity in John Waters's latest movie title is the basic pre requisite for enjoying the goofy ingenuity of his new film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Captivating.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This comedy has less to do with narrative than with sheer chutzpah and a first-rate cast. It manages to be irreverently funny despite a subject that is no laughing matter.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    That glimmer of recognition is what makes Groundhog Day a particularly witty and resonant comedy, even when its jokes are more apt to prompt gentle giggles than rolling in the aisles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    This is hot-weather escapism so earnestly retrograde that it seems new.

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