Elvis Mitchell
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For 389 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 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Lone Star
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 389
389 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    And the dancing, as in ''Strictly Ballroom,'' is filmed with a wishful Fred-and-Ginger sweetness that gives the film a studiously effervescent mood.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A heartbreakingly thoughtful minor classic, the work of a genuine and singular artist.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    John Hurt is simply wonderful -- acerbic, funny and heartbreaking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Goes straight to cult status without quite touching one important base: the audience's emotions. This movie finally isn't anything move than an intricate feat of gamesmanship, but it's still quite something to see. [16 August 1995, p. C15]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The film, like its heroine, has a genius for getting by on pure charm. [21 Dec 1988]
    • The New York Times
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The characters remain funny and likable, and they all live on Earth.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The real fun here comes from watching Mr. Kline bounding through two archly good performances, Mr. Cleese coming hilariously unstrung in the presence of Ms. Curtis and all those adorable animals.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A vibrant, grisly, gleefully amoral road movie. [10 Sept 1993, p.C5]
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The sardonic, testosterone-fueled science fiction of Fight Club touches a raw nerve.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Directed by Eastwood with righteous indignation and increasingly strong momentum.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    An intense, volatile film full of sorrow and wild, mordant humor.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    Made with such overriding jubilation that its coarseness is mostly liberating...well worth admiring for its sheer glee.