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 Eyes Wide Shut
Lowest review score: 12 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
942 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Impressive yet always self-conscious, Perdition has more class and less sass than any movie in a while.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    For a movie that earns its R-rating for drug content and violence atop language and sexuality, it leaves you with the next thing to a mellow smile.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Landed exactly the right actors for a script that already gets points for respecting its teenage characters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It has an elusive, haunting quality, but it's too long at 133 minutes, and there aren't many movies these days that get more involving as they progress.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    If it's not conventionally speedy, it is almost always gripping.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Compellingly watchable horror-spectacle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The film is, however, almost inevitably wistful for the past, and many of its emotional touches come from juxtaposed then-and-now footage of the participants.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    More than a quarter-century ago, Redford played a young CIA employee in "Three Days of the Condor." Someday, it will make a great living-room double bill with Spy Game -- the actor then and now.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    As a forum for its actors and for the big-screen directorial debut of multi-Emmy winner Gregory Hoblit, the film is up to the job.
    • USA Today
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Land has a lot of funny moments, which are no less serious for being so, especially when the script turns politically prickly.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    There isn't any kind of dance you can compare to Robert Duvall's latest as an actor/director, though a slo-mo minuet might come close.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    An unusually knowing movie from filmmakers of any age, both in its coldly clinical viewpoint and assured filmmaking style that even puts fresh spin on a routine police interrogation. [26 May 1993, Life, p.8D]
    • USA Today

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