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 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Lowest review score: 0 Equilibrium
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 388
388 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Beyond its persistent coarseness, Wallace's story often trades yesterday's inspiration (Dumas) for today's (Simpson-Bruckheimer).
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Largely because Mr. Cuaron is such a voluptuous visual stylist, this Great Expectations is capable of wonder even when its wilder ideas misfire.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Though the film has its basis in an actual event that took place in St. Louis, it takes on the homogeneous look of many other thrillers in which an emergency escalates into a paramilitary operation.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The gags, like the plotting, have a giddy edge that can be sharp, but just as often they go nowhere.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    This escapist comedy is so cheerfully outlandish that it's hard to resist, and so good-hearted that it's genuinely endearing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    For all the funny possibilities of Mr. Murphy's neat transformation here, the latest comedy from Stephen Herek ("Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," "The Mighty Ducks") doesn't know what to do with him.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Yet for all the film's hard work at capturing Savannah's spirit, there is seldom enough context to make these characters seem anything but adorably whimsical to excess.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Despite Mr. Brosnan's best efforts to be lethally debonair, the Bond franchise has sacrificed most of what made this character unique in the first place, turning the world's suavest spy into one more pitchman and fashion plate. This latest film is such a generic action event that it could be any old summer blockbuster, except that its hero is chronically overdressed.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Manages to have playful comic ingenuity of its own.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Best watched as a showcase for radiant young talent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Newell's ensemble timing and breezily sardonic style make it work better than might be expected.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mallrats mixes clever bits and an appealing quirkiness (which goes a long way) with gross-out practical jokes, needless repetition and obvious padding, since it has no real plot. [20 Oct 1995]
    • The New York Times
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    In Volcano, the thrills are so well wrought that they eventually lose their novelty and become numbing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Garcia gives one of his sleeker dreamboat performances.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Amusing but sloppy and overcomplicated.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The Crash characters sleepwalk through this story in a state of futuristic numbness, seeking extreme forms of sensation because familiar feelings have long since failed them. It's a chilling, ghastly possibility that manages to exert a grim fascination.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    The special effects are suitably catastrophic, though they aren't much more clever than the computer tricks that turn up in beer commercials these days.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Boyle's brand of heaven-sent love story comes with a strange and whimsical mean streak. Tender thoughts and ha-ha shootings don't automatically mix.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    But Night Falls on Manhattan is also oddly listless. It doesn't often live up to the doomy eloquence of its title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Yet this film, for all its apparent immediacy, winds up less affecting than a more poetic or roundabout approach might be.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Mr. Murphy proves himself a surprisingly strong actor here, playing Sherman with sweetness and poignancy, not to mention loads of funny weight-related humor.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    Eschewing warm, cuddly imagery just as Mr. Van Allsburg's book does, the film affects a strange, artificial style that has the invasive weirdness of "Gremlins" but none of the charm.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elvis Mitchell
    But the film's central figure remains a cipher, the subject of a colorful scrapbook rather than a revealing portrait.

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