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

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Titanic
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Shows colorful style and a wisdom beyond precocity about its setting and its people.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    An inviting but evanescent film that does have casualness, curiosity value and a lot of talent on its side.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Events are minor and they unfold slowly. The audience has plenty of time to get ahead of the game.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Disarmingly, the film thus acknowledges the Spice Girls' flash-in-the-pan status and lets them kid around about their frankly synthetic career.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The filmmaker has borrowed from Chekhov the soul-baring introspection that can be so ineffable on the page or stage yet becomes so damply sensitive and dramatically vague on screen.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    If Mr. Linklater is not entirely at ease with action sequences (or with the obligatory having-fun montage once the brothers become successful), he still makes this (after ''Before Sunrise'' and ''Suburbia'') another admirable directorial stretch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Though both stars are sometimes eclipsed when the film strains for big action episodes, Mr. Duchovny sustains enough cool, deadpan intellect and suppressed passion to give the story a center. Ms. Armstrong has the harsher, more restrictive role, but she plays it with familiar hardboiled glamour.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    A well-made work with much to recommend it, even if its worthiness is not the brightest flare on the movie horizon this season.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    It remains the most structurally elegant and sneakily playful of thrillers. At least some things never change.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    A lively, well-constructed film with a large and appealing cast.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Cheerful, giddy fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Scott's affinity for the visceral and strenuous, from ''Alien'' to ''Blade Runner'' to ''White Squall,'' is much more central here than the renegade feminism of his ''Thelma and Louise.'' With punishing intensity, he plunges his audience into the maelstrom of the training program.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.