For 941 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 12 Falling Down
Score distribution:
941 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Long, lumbering, pretentious and for some a possible laff riot. [23 Dec 1994]
    • USA Today
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Whether we're talking this go-round, the original or the second sequel the finale seems to promise, I'd rather try standing drunk on a see-saw (though maybe not over dirty syringes) than see Saw.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    This movie is a howler as well -- possibly even intentionally -- but if it is a black comedy, the joke is overextended by far too many arms and legs. [19 March 1999, Life, p. 13E]
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Almost everyone in this has done better, and those who haven't, like young Ms. Panettiere, have plenty of time to do so.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Don't put yourself through this hell.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Ten minutes into the picture, you're searching the screen for life-support machines.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    xXx
    All you get here for paid admission is a long and terrific avalanche scene -- state of the art, no question. Then it's over and ready to melt away, much like memories of this movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    A mongrel of a movie.
    • USA Today
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Holmes, of Dawson's Creek, will be up the creek if she can't avoid movies like this. And so will you if you see it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The movie tries to juggle motherly love sentiment with wanna-be snappy ripostes with a violent streak that extends to threatening a grade-schooler with blinding and busted kneecaps. [11 Oct 1996, Pg.03.D]
    • USA Today
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Michelle Pfeiffer has made a lot of memorable movies, including many that undeservedly failed to connect with the public. Never, until Dangerous Minds, has she had to flail her way through a movie beyond all redemption, including even the prehistoric "Grease 2". [11 Aug 1995, Pg.04.D]
    • USA Today
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Rambo III is hardly the first Stallone-y baloney to climax with a commie wipeout; it is the first to palm off its star as the product of a Buddhist monastery. Like, whew. Rambo in a monastery is almost as stomach-turning as E.T. in a brothel. [25 May 1988, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Goo oozes without mercy in A Walk to Remember.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Burdened with so many poky scenes that it approaches the level of the distributor's "Drowning Mona" and "Whipped," both candidates for the year's worst.
    • USA Today
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The movie goes wrong from the start.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    I don't mind that Nights is a potty-mouth benchmark; crude verbiage is appropriate to the leads, as well as the film's subject matter. This is, however, an amazingly mean two hours. Even the funniest gag involves Murphy's fatal shooting of three men. [17 Nov 1989, p.6D]
    • USA Today
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Waterlogged trip to nowhere. [13 February 1998, p. 3D]
    • USA Today
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    You can't accuse this film of bogging down in cheap psychology, yet you come out dissatisfied and without a clue about what made this person tick.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Whatever reason Denzel Washington may have had for deigning to grace a melodrama as scummy as Virtuosity, the actor has wound up with something that is even worse than 1991's Ricochet in his otherwise creditable filmography. [4 Aug 1995, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The young Pigeon turks who no doubt think they've made a hip black comedy should be forced to see it in a theater of non-sycophants, where only an occasional exasperated exhale signifies the audience isn't dead yet. [25 Sept 1998]
    • USA Today
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Can't stars attract better scripts than this?
    • USA Today
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Kevin Smith shows up briefly as a lab technician in the miserable Daredevil, and that's a pity. This is a movie that desperately needs the presence of Smith's trademark sidekicks Jay and Silent Bob, with Smith as Bob, ragging worse than ever on his old pal Ben Affleck.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Close your eyes during this miserable romantic comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Clumsy, miscast thriller.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Underdrawn and overheated, Cool World will leave you cold. [13 Jul 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Saw
    Becomes exceedingly disgusting when it wallows in the psychological torture of a child, a no-no under any circumstances.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Coy to a fault, the movie collapses under its own weight with 90 minutes to go, despite Robby Muller's impressive black-and-white photography, which puts the film on a higher artistic plane than other equally unbearable movies. [16 May 1996, Pg.06.D]
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    If you can't find a more scintillating brand of dirty to enjoy during your own nights (Helena or Hoboken), you're not trying very hard.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    If Gooding can't get another "Boyz N the Hood" or "Jerry Maguire" soon, his career will need its own cork.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Inventing the Abbotts would be a lot more fun were it a trashy Troy Donahue-Diane McBain vehicle ground out by Warner Bros. in 1960, the year this hormonally motivated high school-college romance mercifully concludes. [4 April 1997, p. 4D]
    • USA Today

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