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

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Fugitive
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 387
387 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Lee, whose lean, straightforward documentary style loses none of his usual clarity and fire (the film has been exceptionally well shot by Ellen Kuras), summons a powerful sense of Birmingham's past and a galvanizing sense of how this bombing would change its future.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Good-humored, try-anything fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Deliver laughs and skewer a few stereotypes, thanks to extremely sly wit and a fine cast.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Gloriously colorful, cleverly conceived and set in motion with the usual Disney vigor, Pocahontas is one more landmark feat of animation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Limited by the vapidity of this material while he trims its excesses with the requisite machete, Mr. Eastwood locates a moving, elegiac love story at the heart of Mr. Waller's self-congratulatory overkill.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The New York Times
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite its underlying predictability, Courage Under Fire manages warmth, intelligence and a healthy share of surprises.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A heartbreakingly thoughtful minor classic, the work of a genuine and singular artist.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Bright, stylish, ridiculously alluring.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    A vibrant, grisly, gleefully amoral road movie. [10 Sept 1993, p.C5]
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The film uses morphing and Rick Baker's monster effects strikingly, but it also keeps its gimmicks well tethered to reality.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Cheerful, giddy fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    A terrific offbeat cast operating on one shared, loony wavelength.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Dwarfed by the enormity of what it means to illustrate, the diffuse Amistad divides its energies among many concerns: the pain and strangeness of the captives' experience, the Presidential election in which they become a factor, the stirrings of civil war, and the great many bewhiskered abolitionists and legal representatives who argue about their fate.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    This film, like the dazzling but many-tentacled "He Got Game" before it, makes up in fury much of what it lacks in form.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Though Heavy begins beautifully, it isn't always able to sustain its balance between narrative subtlety and inertia.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Deep Impact confines much of its horror to television news reports and has a more brooding, thoughtful tone than this genre usually calls for.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Both actors play their roles so trickily that tensions escalate until the horror grows unimaginatively gothic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    This story has now been gracefully adapted by Bille August into a sleek, good-looking film that captures the book's peculiar fascination.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Ms. Heche and Mr. Ford make an appealing, wisecracking team, and they look comfortable with the rugged demands of their roles.

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