Elvis Mitchell

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For 386 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 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elvis Mitchell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Ransom
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 386
386 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 58 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Elvis Mitchell
    The film succeeds in finding something sweetly romantic and visually fresh in Grover's flashback memories of Jane, along with allowing Grover plenty of room for wisecracks.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Ms. Foster and the screenwriter, W. D. Richter, have given this film some peculiar mood swings, so that it starts out zanily and winds down to a wistful note.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Manages to have playful comic ingenuity of its own.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    More often, the film is like a ride through a car wash: forward motion, familiar phases in the same old order and a sense of being carried along steadily on a well-used track. It works without exactly showing signs of life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Eastwood directs a sensible-looking genre film with smooth expertise, but its plot is quietly berserk.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    A mildly facetious tone limits Anderson's film to the lightweight, but the collective enthusiasm behind this debut effort still comes through. What's best about Bottle Rocket is not the laid-back pranks that inflate its story to feature length but the offbeat elan with which that story is told.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Lost Highway, an elaborate hallucination that could never be mistaken for the work of anyone else, finds Mr. Lynch echoing the perversity of "Blue Velvet," the earlier film of his that this most closely resembles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Predicated on two ideas -- that human nature is rife with perfidy and that it's important to get the cast into hot cars or bathing suits whenever possible -- Mr. McNaughton and the cinematographer Jeffrey L. Kimball (''Top Gun,'' ''True Romance'') give a decadent gloss to this far-fetched, quintuple-crossing tale.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    While this is no quick-witted treat on a par with Mr. Levinson's ''Wag the Dog,'' it's a solid thriller with showy scientific overtones.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Thornton is sadly affecting in the film's central role.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Beyond its persistent coarseness, Wallace's story often trades yesterday's inspiration (Dumas) for today's (Simpson-Bruckheimer).
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Works well as family entertainment.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Fortunately, the Webber shelter is a jaunty monument to kitsch, and the Webbers themselves are an appealingly batty crew.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Best watched as a showcase for radiant young talent.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The film shows off Ms. Bullock to amusing if overly frenetic advantage. It also leaves Affleck without enough of a Cary Grant aura to play his wimpier character with style.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Hope Floats, which often resembles a rosy commercial, does indulge in too much awkward slow motion, and in occasional embarrassing romps that are meant to signify family fun.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Banderas directs capably enough to keep the film lively.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Gathers a partyful of young players and barely gives them enough of a story line to puff on, but it gets by on personality anyhow.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    At regular intervals the film stops short for similiarly nifty Chan choreography, letting the star flip, swivel, scamper up walls and hurl large objects with his feet.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    As the family film least insulting to its audience's intelligence this season, Mouse Hunt has its share of grown-up appeal along with mouse mischief guaranteed to have children giggling.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Ghoulish interest is a prerequisite for watching Mira Sorvino (as a bold and athletic entomologist) act against performers who have mandibles, or for appreciating the care with which nymph, juvenile and adult insect villains have been devised.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The five young stars would have mixed well even without the fraudulent encounter-group candor towardS which The Breakfast Club forces them. Mr. Hughes, having thought up the characters and simply flung them together, should have left well enough alone.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The film, like Nikita herself, becomes more conventionally sleek and less interestingly bizarre as it moves along.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Garcia gives one of his sleeker dreamboat performances.

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