For 981 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Das Boot
Lowest review score: 12 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
981 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Dead-carcass spinoff of Jay Ward's animated TV favorite.
    • USA Today
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Wow, dudes. Pu-trid. (1989 February 20, p.4D)
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Almost everyone in this has done better, and those who haven't, like young Ms. Panettiere, have plenty of time to do so.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Murky, pretentious and torturously inert.
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Even by King-movie standards (and there are none lower), the misanthropy, grotesque humor, and all-out ugliness is itself in maximum overdrive. [27 Aug 1993, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Close your eyes during this miserable romantic comedy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    All this dreary movie has is a terrible whodunit payoff.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Kevin Smith shows up briefly as a lab technician in the miserable Daredevil, and that's a pity. This is a movie that desperately needs the presence of Smith's trademark sidekicks Jay and Silent Bob, with Smith as Bob, ragging worse than ever on his old pal Ben Affleck.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Can't stars attract better scripts than this?
    • USA Today
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Even the special effects alone aren't worth the price of admission.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    A potential howler done in by a tendency to wear too much body tissue on its sleeve.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    When the cast starts wondering where the roadkill is, someone says, "Follow the smell." Good tip: That's how you'll know where Wax is playing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    You keep waiting for there to be more, but there never is -- other than the fact that it all gets gorier and uglier as the dyspeptic look on Jones' face progresses from a four- to a six-a-day scotch-and-peppermint schnapps hangover.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Clumsy, miscast thriller.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Whether we're talking this go-round, the original or the second sequel the finale seems to promise, I'd rather try standing drunk on a see-saw (though maybe not over dirty syringes) than see Saw.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    There's so little action or suspense that this Cell isn't too likely to multiply itself into a sequel.
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    If you can't find a more scintillating brand of dirty to enjoy during your own nights (Helena or Hoboken), you're not trying very hard.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Ten minutes into the picture, you're searching the screen for life-support machines.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Costner, allegedly smitten with his client, had more chemistry with the Warren Commission in JFK. [25 Nov 1992, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Whatever reason Denzel Washington may have had for deigning to grace a melodrama as scummy as Virtuosity, the actor has wound up with something that is even worse than 1991's Ricochet in his otherwise creditable filmography. [4 Aug 1995, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    A movie that has neither dramatic focus nor a single memorable performance, aside from one or two that are memorable for the wrong reasons?
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    The trouble with indulging Taking Lives is that it's taking your time.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Appallingly mean-spirited.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    A mongrel of a movie.
    • USA Today
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Don't say you weren't warned. There are instant clues that this ill-timed Michael Douglas vehicle is a dually unfortunate viewing experience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    As an artsy but minimally bohemian type, Russo maintains her dignity, an extraordinary accomplishment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Kris Kristofferson, as a scaled-down old gray mentor to Blade, still looks like the visual equivalent of your five worst college hangovers.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Don't put yourself through this hell.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    There's sad news to report about The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D: Put on the cardboard glasses, and you can still see the movie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    When movies have degraded to the point that Tyson is acting more than Quentin Tarantino is directing, maybe it is time for an industry shutdown, strike-induced or otherwise.

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