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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Spielberg's must-see is so wondrous at depicting things that go crunch in the night that its human characterizations and pokey exposition seem astonishingly halfhearted… On a "people" level, Park isn't “Jaws,” but on a jolt level - oh, yes, it is. [11 June 1993, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    At its best, hard-hitting grown-up cinema (rare these days) and a movie blessed with a villain (Big Tobacco) for which all gloves can be removed and heaved into the next county.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This grade-A sleeper sends you out with an unexpected smile. [25 Nov 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    There is enough mirthful good will generated to justify even another sequel. May we suggest: "License to Shag," "You Only Shag Twice" or "Thundershag."
    • USA Today
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Bout No. 2 is among the best closed-quarters screen fights ever, as good as (and longer than) Frank Sinatra vs. Henry Silva in The Manchurian Candidate. And Hannah does more for an eyepatch than anyone since the late Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is one movie in which you don't feel the long-ish running time, in part because there always seems to be a surprise (as well as a new street guerrilla) around every corner.
    • 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]
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Proves there are Holocaust stories still to be told.
    • USA Today
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A smooth mix of humanism and keen filmmaking instincts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • USA Today
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is a rare twisted crowd-pleaser for longtime fans as well as novices -- or for those that don't know an arachnid from an insect.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Kline is one of the rare major actors not afraid to look like hell. And given his character's plight, his willingness to get physically unpleasant matches the emotion he brings to the part.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A movie that rudely flings feces at the breakfast table isn't for everyone.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A Johnny Cash biopic equally packed with music and frustrated love, Walk the Line goes from compelling to enthralling.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The big story here is Kristin Scott Thomas' captivating performance.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Has enough tasty bait to satisfy an array of moviegoers: Burton fans, Albert Finney fans, fans of tall tales well spun by experts and fans of movies that don't look like any other.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    In just three months, Wincer has gone from one of the worst IMAX movies ever (The Young Black Stallion) to one of the best. This time, and in all ways, he has more horsepower.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    One of the best football movies ever, Nights in the end celebrates the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Despite its title, Punch-Drunk Love is never heavy-handed. The jabs it employs are short, carefully placed and dead-center.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A super cast injects it with Teddy Roosevelt vitality. [17 Nov 1995, p.D1]
    • USA Today
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Nicholson has at least three magnificent moments in Hour 2. The best is a wedding toast that comes after another that will painfully remind you of every banal wedding toast you've ever heard.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is a smart and often tense work whose ultimate merit isn't completely calculable now.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Funny... and the payoff is the most provocative Hollywood concoction in a while.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    True to the book's squalor but also finding honest humor where it can.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    It plays even more like a bent version of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" for the new millennium. Slinging a line of bull but displaying genuine affection for the youngsters he's bamboozling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Shake it all up and you get Collateral, a movie with only one conceivable flaw: its disinclination to break new ground, though no one held that against "The Fugitive" more than a decade of Augusts ago.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Warren Beatty's uproariously rude Bulworth is 90% triumph.
    • 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.

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