For 942 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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Patton
Lowest review score: 12 Falling Down
Score distribution:
942 movie reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    If artist R. (Robert) Crumb can dispense immediately with his resume in Terry Zwigoff's superb Crumb, we can, too. [21 Apr 1995]
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Even in the classiest movie summer of the decade, Mob is destined to demand respect for Pfeiffer. [19 Aug 1988]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Tucker is the best Capra movie since Capra quit making them himself. [12 Aug 1988]
    • USA Today
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    The crucifixion is the strongest such scene of all time. [26 Aug 1988]
    • USA Today
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    It's slick, melodramatic, even inherently trashy - but a blue-chip moviegoer investment. [11 Dec 1987, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Michael Mann , directs with his standard prejudice toward the sheer physical. The result, almost musical, has only a couple recent movie precedents. [25 Sep 1992, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    One of the rare sports films that devotes extensive screen time to heartbreaking losses is full of other surprises as well. [13 Oct 1994, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Too lingeringly creepy to ignore. [23 Oct 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Uniformly robust acting puts still more feathers in the caps of Rush, Winslet and Caine.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The result is almost enough to make an audience levitate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Paradis is a most striking subject, but the movie is a winner as well, starting with a story full of black-comic possibilities exploited fully by the great French director Patrice Leconte.
    • USA Today
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This sleek adaptation of James Ellroy's dauntingly complex novel has the black-and-white tabloid soul of an old "Confidential" magazine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Proves there are Holocaust stories still to be told.
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Majidi tells his simple story with dazzling vision.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    One of those movies in which pacing, dialogue and the right actors enliven a familiar story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    With his coolly objective moon's-eye view serving a story that's bizarre by even his long-established career standards, the great documentarian Errol Morris examines the perils of vanity - though others will understandably make more sinister interpretations.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Warren Beatty's uproariously rude Bulworth is 90% triumph.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    An emotionally honest low-ebber that builds to a satisfying wrap-up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The plan in A Simple Plan grows exponentially complex once the first dollar is purloined, an act that makes this unpretentious parable one of the season's better 'what's-going-to-happen-next?' movies.
    • USA Today
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    In a role as tailor-made for him as the story is for its writer and director, Nicolas Cage anchors the movie with one of his best performances.
    • USA Today
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Twenty years ago, you could view early works of big-splash directors and often tell where they were coming from - or going. Yet Soderbergh and his debut project are mysteries. What can possibly come next? You won't be able to drag me out of line opening night. [4 Aug 1989, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Both the material and the way it's delivered by the movie's comic quartet are so funny.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    True to the book's squalor but also finding honest humor where it can.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Overstuffed but exuberantly humane.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A 2-hour classic wrongfully stretched into three.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    It's a tough entry into the tough black-comic genre; don't be surprised if it becomes a classic. [31 March 1989]
    • USA Today
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    If Silver is superb, Irons is transcendent. As some forgotten comic once said of George Sanders: A grapefruit wouldn't dare squirt in his eye. [17 Oct 1990]
    • USA Today
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is one of the best re-creations ever of the early-'50s Midwest. [11 Sept 1987, Life, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A robustly imaginative sleeper
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A little movie almost perfectly realized.