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 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Robert Downey Jr.'s Blake Allen is enough of a raging dynamo to find the dark humor and desperate romanticism at the heart of Mr. Toback's ego trip of a premise, and to make Blake sympathetic too.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The colorfully written Con Air is a solid chip off "The Rock," pumped up and very well cast, with the prettiness and polish of advertising art.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Culminates in a show-stopping action sequence set in midtown Manhattan, directed by Ms. Leder with crisp economy and furious energy.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Fortunately, the actors are mostly likable, and the story is told gently enough to downplay both its trendiness and its conventionality.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    [Smith] also has an uncommonly sure sense of deadpan comic timing. [25 Mar 1994, p.C10]
    • The New York Times
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Smith makes a big, gutsy leap into questions of faith and religion. He miraculously emerges with his humor intact and his wings unsinged.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Beyond his struggles with an unwieldy accent and the screenplay's hokum, Mr. Pitt gives a sincere if labored performance enhanced by a sense of genuine struggle.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The movie has lots of glossy charm even if Ms. Roberts and Grant seem less like lovers than members of a support group for the desperately attractive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    What Mr. Linklater does best here is to come up with conversational gambits that have just the right fancifulness to suit this situation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Antz works best just showing off its prodigious voice talent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Tauntingly flirtatious scenes between Ms. Ryder and Ms. Weaver give this film a sexual boldness that the others' action-adventure spirit lacked.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    It's a movie struggling with its own identity crisis, and with the obvious constraints created by its subject matter.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Joel Schumacher, director and ringmaster, piles on the flashy showmanship and keeps the film as big, bold, noisy and mindlessly overwhelming as possible.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Douglas, who delivers a new shade of cruel elegance each time he plays another urbane monster, is the ideal star for this vigorously contrived thriller.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    [The writers/directors] show easygoing humor and the wisdom to borrow well. Their film at various times recalls tenderhearted coming-of-age comedies from "American Graffiti" onward, with strong homage to the works of Cameron Crowe, Amy Heckerling and John Hughes.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    This angular and intelligent romantic comedy isn't entirely consistent. Even as you laugh, it's a movie you admire more than love.
    • 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]
    • The New York Times
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Rodriguez demonstrates his talents more clearly than ever -- he's visually inventive, quick-witted and a fabulous editor -- while still hampering himself with sophomoric material.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Has warmth and good cheer. The film is loosely focused, but its ensemble cast is as affable as anything on television these days.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Seldom is it clearer that a film is nothing more than high-gloss jokey escapism, or that when visual cliches are this relentless they become weirdly fascinating in their own right.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The film is played as witchy, all-star vamping with a lethal sting. What makes its premise especially funny is that, at heart, it's no laughing matter.

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