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

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Quiz Show
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite its underlying predictability, Courage Under Fire manages warmth, intelligence and a healthy share of surprises.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    An American remake with plenty of new pizazz.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Bright, stylish, ridiculously alluring.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The film's greatest directorial success is in finding a thoroughly entertaining way of inviting the audience to share Valerie's point of view.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Another fast, gripping spy story with some good tricks up its sleeve.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Even after the film's last half-hour descends into a silly season, Mr. Rudolph writes and directs with obvious affection for his characters and with a deep knowledge of whatever makes them tick.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    The good thing is that the principals and film makers make the absolute most of a conventional opportunity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    But Mr. Penn mostly keeps a tight, impassioned grip on this material, preventing it from wandering too far afield. The influence of John Cassavetes is again clear in the characters' emotional sparring, which has energy and heart.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    All of the performers are upstaged by the film's breathtaking backdrop, and by the fast and furious way Renny Harlin, the director, approaches action sequences.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Gwyneth Paltrow makes a resplendent Emma, gliding through the film with an elegance and patrician wit that bring the young Katharine Hepburn to mind.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Hanks's debut feature, written and directed with delightful good cheer, is rock-and-roll nostalgia presented as pure fizz.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Another demonstration that current movies about upscale black characters have much more traditional values than ones about catty white teen-agers.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    With down-to-earth comic instincts, it simply invests its story with a loud ring of truth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Its best moments come from witnessing the Senator's inspired unraveling, not from watching where it will end.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Though it all comes together, most tragically, at the conclusion, Colors is less notable for its plot than for its chilling urgency and its sense of pure style. [15 Apr 1988, p.C4]
    • The New York Times
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The process whereby Loretta and Ronny fall in love is a lot less appealing than the large-family drama unfolding around the Castorinis' kitchen table. [16 Dec 1987, p.C22]
    • The New York Times
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    As snappy and assured as it is mean-spirited. Its originality extends well beyond the limits of ordinary high school histrionics and into the realm of the genuinely perverse.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Both actors play their roles so trickily that tensions escalate until the horror grows unimaginatively gothic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Shows colorful style and a wisdom beyond precocity about its setting and its people.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    A terrific offbeat cast operating on one shared, loony wavelength.

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