For 1,020 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Crumb
Lowest review score: 12 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
1020 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The actress may get an Oscar nomination for the wrong movie -- "Moulin Rouge" over "The Others" -- but it would be a double misfortune for audiences to overlook a performance that boosts its movie from moderate to memorable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Consistently compelling without being truly memorable.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    When have we seen the same performer playing both parts in a sexual situation? It happens here, not once but twice.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This smashingly filmed and performed one-shot is (uh, so to speak) the year's best romantic comedy. [8 Dec 1989]
    • USA Today
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A largely irresistible puff piece.
    • USA Today
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A chilly oddball that's easier to admire than love.
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Aside from the "Nutty Professor," this is the funniest Murphy comedy since the Reagan Administration.
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This movie doesn't make you think you are watching art. It's closer to a high-end TV movie with lots of familiar faces.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A cautionary tale very well-told.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Plays like a labor of love.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The five stories in The Five Senses flawlessly and even artfully create a unified mood.
    • USA Today
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The pace is fast, many of the performers are attractive, and even the end-credits montage is zippier than usual.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Just a good time at the movies, but it's still a smarter two hours than most "good times" are.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Brosnan and Rush are a smooth fit, playing off each other like a snappy shirt and tie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Irritates in the early going when many of the current-day interviews are so intentionally underlighted that we can't see what the group members look like.
    • USA Today
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Once this 2 1/4-hour slow-starter finally finds its rhythm, we're reminded of how gripping policy give-and-take around a long rectangular table can be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This is economy of style that Americans get only in Woody Allen movies -- and even that's not a guarantee.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Preposterous to the extreme.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Lovely “memory'' film. [2 March 1990, Life, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    One can't underestimate the appeal of any movie constructed around Sean Connery's charm.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This meaty Irish stew isn't arty or elliptical. It ought to connect with anyone who's survived sibling tension or romantic fence-sitting. [9 August 1995, Life, p.5D]
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The final third is slower until a somewhat contrived finale that's still the funniest thing in the movie.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This crumbled-caper comedy is the funniest movie ever from a film maker late in his eighth decade. [22 July 1988, Life, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A movie of moments whose ultimate legacy may be to get Carrey out of formula comedies forever.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Both female roles are unexpectedly meaty, so much so that the film loses something once the far more lively Stone is dispatched. Hour one (more satirical) is better all around, though the falloff isn't fatal. [1 June 1990, Life, p.2D]
    • USA Today
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    If you end up cursing, try not to forget The Abyss' spectacular oil-rig collapse, a killer chase scene, two fine leads, and one Oscar-worthy "creature'' special effect midway through. Do forget the rest - unless you really dig Casper, the Friendly Ghost. [9 Aug 1989, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    As a successful careerist who tries purging his neuroses in a coin-operated batting cage, Crystal is funny enough to keep Ryan from all-out stealing the film. She, though, is smashing in an eye-opening performance, another tribute to Reiner's flair with actors. [12 July 1989, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Girls isn't fabulous, but you do feel its characters really have connected.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Grimly claustrophobic movies can make viewers put up a shield, yet Tim Blake Nelson (who directed O) invests this unusual Holocaust drama with dramatic intensity that in no way cheapens its subject matter.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Few filmmakers of the past 20 years have mesmerized as much in their use of crisp, color-drenched photography.

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