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 Insomnia
Lowest review score: 12 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
942 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    A fresh-slant Vietnam picture in which lead Tom Cruise achieves indisputable greatness, July is otherwise a "more often than not'' achievement. But though it's as full of itself as Stone's watchably windy Talk Radio, the film's roundhouse punches propel you into remote Mike Tyson-land when they connect. [20 Dec 1989, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Moviegoers of rarefied sensibilities will easily identify this anti-captain-of-industry as a "typical Eric Stoltz role," just as moviegoers of extremely rarefied sensibilities will pick up on Kicking's "typical Chris Eigeman role." [23 Oct 1995, Pg.06.D]
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This movie is more wistful and winking, though it's obvious Mario is still working out emotional baggage with his tyrannically driven old man.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Flashily nihilistic Killers is easier to admire than love, but credit Stone for putting it on the line with a yarn tailor-made for his hopped-up vision of media-engendered white-trash immortality. [26 Aug 1994, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Black Hawk turns nightmare into great cinema.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Kidman gets kudos for giving the enterprise a touch of class, while the film gives the studio's library a rare pedigreed addition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A Hitchcockian chase...A crowd-pleasing airport-pursuit pic. [27 Dec 1995, p.D1]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    De Niro's widely praised performance is like the rest of the film: competent, a product of hard work and borderline mechanical. I like much of Awakenings, including several supporting performances - but like Big, it left me just a little cold. [20 Dec 1990, p.5D]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Tucker is the best Capra movie since Capra quit making them himself. [12 Aug 1988]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Despite dashes of droll dialogue from screenwriter Ted Griffin, the remake aims for cool but instead gets chilly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    A promising debut by young writer/director Jacob Estes, this story of a botched revenge plot still isn't likely to break out even in multiplex August dog days.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Stately but static. [23 December 1997, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is a smart and often tense work whose ultimate merit isn't completely calculable now.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Mostly avoids being cloying but flirts with being precious. Yet Boyle is enough of a stylist to make it all passable. It's one of those films for which fans and detractors can see the others' viewpoint.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    If the script were half as witty as its production design and Danny Elfman's score, the film might be a classic; instead, it recalls the “Beetlejuice” half that doesn't have Keaton. [7 Dec 1990, Life, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    His (Cameron) movie may not be perfect, but visually and viscerally, it pretty well is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The distanced result, screen-adapted by playwright Christopher Hampton, never quite overwhelms you. [21 Dec 1988, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Tightly constructed and controlled.
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    True-blue Ford keeps 'Clear' out of danger. [3 August 1994, p.D1]
    • USA Today
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Ultimately grim, Liam is ripe in humanity --and even comedy.
    • USA Today
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This has to be the raunchiest full-length animated feature since Fritz the Cat, which got an X rating in 1971.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    One of those movies in which pacing, dialogue and the right actors enliven a familiar story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Though Weaver is by all accounts (mine included) in the real-life “none-nicer'” class, I've always suspected she might be great as a shrew. She is. [21 Dec 1988, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A 2-hour classic wrongfully stretched into three.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Watching this movie, it seems to be the next level down from great -- maybe too episodic. But it burns in the memory weeks after you see it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The movie itself IS dull, however. The characters never engage our interest, and the relentless violence grows monotonous.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Preposterous to the extreme.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Breakdown exploits so many traditional thriller situations that any suspense fan vet can easily devote a hand to counting off the predecessors it plunders. [02May1997 Pg 12.D]
    • USA Today