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

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Toy Story
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Lawrence and Murphy make an entertaining team. And they are surrounded by a supporting cast that makes the prison setting more pleasant than it has any right to be.
    • 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]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    With down-to-earth comic instincts, it simply invests its story with a loud ring of truth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Fever beings to flag when, after an initial hour filled with high spirits and jubilant music, it settles down to tell its story; the effect is so deflating that it's almost as though another Monday has rolled around and it's time to get back to work. [16 Dec 1977]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Of all the bravura visual effects in Martin Scorsese's dazzingly stylish Casino, it's a glimpse of ordinary people that delivers the greatest jolt. [22 November 1995, p.C9]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    If Ed Wood has a major failing, it's the lack of momentum. Wood's career had nowhere to go, and to some extent the film has the same problem. [23 September 1994, p.C34]
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Ferrara has his saving graces, too, the chief one being raw talent, which he continues to display while telling even the most far-fetched story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    [Smith] also has an uncommonly sure sense of deadpan comic timing. [25 Mar 1994, p.C10]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The visual illusion that Ms. Lohan is actually two characters has been accomplished so seamlessly that it barely diverts attention from one of the film's greatest passions, its product plugs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Dependably well made and not quite like any Allen film that came before. Nimble film making like this isn’t necessarily geared to the magnum opus, but Mr. Allen can achieve fine, amusing results even while thinking small. [27 October 1995, P.C1]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    A film with a counterproductive tendency to take its time...but unassumingly strong, moving performances and Darabont's durable storytelling make it a trip worth taking just the same.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    One more film that could have been helped by excising repetition and focusing performances, but it wanders almost randomly instead. The heart-piercing moments that punctuate its rambling are glimpses of what a tighter film might have been.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    To its credit, the film doesn't sugarcoat its women too monstrously, and it lets real conflicts and opinions occasionally creep in.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    It exaggerates real, recognizable attitudes in a manner that intends to be disturbing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite its "based on a true story" opening credit, this earnest, nostalgic film has a way of seeming too good to be true.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Muriel's Wedding runs into trouble when it looks for poignancy too openly, working better at giddy moments than in its occasional sad ones. Most of the time, Mr. Hogan keeps his story light and surprising.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    It will help if, while watching The Naked Gun, viewers can assume a mental age of about 14. The jokes will seem fresher that way, and they will also, much to the writers' credit, seem screamingly funny at times. [2 Dec 1988, p.C16]
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Dazed and Confused has an enjoyably playful spirit, one that amply compensates for its lack of structure. [24 Sept 1993, p.C12]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    It becomes less crisp on screen than it was on the page, with much of the enjoyable jargon either mumbled confusingly or otherwise thrown away. [11 June 1993, p.C1]
    • 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]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Has the elements of an emotionally gripping story. Yet is feels less like a romance than like a coffee-table book celebrating the magic of special effect. [6 July 1994, p. C9]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Ms. Jenkins, who makes her writing and directing debut with wit and confidence, keeps the small surprises frequent and the coming-of-age perspective sharp.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Half the film is an ingenuous love story, but the better half consists of pop culture time-warp jokes set in 1985.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Mythic pulp has its allure, and it also has its limitations. El Mariachi displays no real emotion except a profound appreciation for the genre film making that has inspired it, and a delight in manipulating the elements of such stories.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Even if you haven't spent as much obsessive time at the video store as these guys have, you might enjoy helping 'Scream 2' laugh all the way to the bank.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Both actors play their roles so trickily that tensions escalate until the horror grows unimaginatively gothic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Antz works best just showing off its prodigious voice talent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Shows colorful style and a wisdom beyond precocity about its setting and its people.