For 937 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 4.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Minority Report
Lowest review score: 12 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
937 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]
    • 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]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Tucker is the best Capra movie since Capra quit making them himself. [12 Aug 1988]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    The crucifixion is the strongest such scene of all time. [26 Aug 1988]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    It's slick, melodramatic, even inherently trashy - but a blue-chip moviegoer investment. [11 Dec 1987, p.1D]
    • 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]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    To see someone even attempt bittersweet treatment of this subject is surprising, but to largely pull it off is a major feat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    So with its smart writing delivered by an in-synch quartet, savor Duplicity as the ideal spring gift.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Inside Deep Throat, an NC-17 documentary that deftly chronicles the fallout -- with about 15 seconds of hard-core footage -- has some surprise credits.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Smart, satisfying and compact but so modest in scale that only true-blue fans will sense - immediately - that it's Woody Allen's best outing in many years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Occasionally very funny, the picture tends to coast on its cosmetics. A first-rate script might have made it a twisted masterpiece.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is the most enjoyable film of its type in recent memory.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A Johnny Cash biopic equally packed with music and frustrated love, Walk the Line goes from compelling to enthralling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is a smart and often tense work whose ultimate merit isn't completely calculable now.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Hard Candy, a highly original psychological thriller/revenge fantasy, can be bitterly hard to take and uncomfortably intense, but it's well worth consuming.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Rock actually rocks out as one of the year's most purely entertaining movies (just keep thinking: Bill Murray as a ventriloquist).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Ultimately grim, Liam is ripe in humanity --and even comedy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A robustly imaginative sleeper
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Proves there are Holocaust stories still to be told.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Majidi tells his simple story with dazzling vision.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The gritty, Oscar-nominated "Traffic" is a limo ride compared with the bloodletting in this year's foreign-film nominee from Mexico.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Sexy, snotty, vulnerable and above all contentious, she's (Winslet) the catalyst in a movie that creates more man-woman electricity than any other movie this year.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    An emotionally honest low-ebber that builds to a satisfying wrap-up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Warren Beatty's uproariously rude Bulworth is 90% triumph.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    An easy movie to pick apart, but it lives, breathes and switches moods from humor to despair better than any American release this year.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Hunt is coldly clinical rather than emotionally resonant; so is the measured ensemble work of a super cast. [2 Mar 1990, Life, p.1D]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This grade-A sleeper sends you out with an unexpected smile. [25 Nov 1992]