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

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Spanish Prisoner
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The sardonic, testosterone-fueled science fiction of Fight Club touches a raw nerve.
    • 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
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The characters remain funny and likable, and they all live on Earth.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    With unexpected success, Robert Altman plays a John Grisham mystery in a seductive new key.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Good-humored, try-anything fun.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    John Hurt is simply wonderful -- acerbic, funny and heartbreaking.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A meat-and-potatoes American thriller that means business all around the world.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Duvall's unobtrusive direction moves the film at a leisurely pace that lets many scenes build the gentle, pleasing rhythms of small-town Southern life. A rare display of spiritual light 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Queen Victoria is played with splendid regal grace by Judi Dench.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Deliver laughs and skewer a few stereotypes, thanks to extremely sly wit and a fine cast.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Affectionately told ...beguiling.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Dryly clever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite its underlying predictability, Courage Under Fire manages warmth, intelligence and a healthy share of surprises.