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 Topsy-Turvy
Lowest review score: 12 Falling Down
Score distribution:
942 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A few bits are filler, albeit funny filler. But those who would rather laugh than cry at weddings ( will say "I do'' to Bride. [20 Dec 1991, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Glorious picture-postcard photography. [10 July 1998, p.8E]
    • USA Today
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It's gratifying to see a comedy can have no redeeming social value yet be full of hearty laughs.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    As spent screen series go, Star Trek: Nemesis is even more suggestive of a 65th class reunion mixer where only eight surviving members show up -- and there's nothing to drink.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    To cut Noe a break, it does become evident that he has a viable narrative concept. Told backward, á la "Memento."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Until its dopey coda, the film never all-out stumbles, but always exudes Pakula's trademark chilliness. [17 Dec 1993 Pg. 01.D]
    • USA Today
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It's fast, easy on the eyes, full of funny putdowns and cast well enough to have two memorable villains.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Couldn't be murkier or less emotionally involving if it were "The Matrix 8," a natural observation because Keanu Reeves stars in both.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Though there are scenes in Always (both intimate and spectacular) I love, the film does seem a bit asking-for-it-weightless following an Indiana Jones sequel. Yet if, as I suspect, many reviewers elect to carve up Always, the film will pick up its devotees - now or down the road. [22 Dec. 1989, p.1D]
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Worth stumbling into on cable not all that far into next year.
    • USA Today
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    On both technical and conceptual levels, Bamboozled is a movie that will leave Spike Lee fans bewildered.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Though Walt Disney's Peter Pan once implored us never to smile at a crocodile, the Irwins' own home movie is worth a couple of chuckles. Shivers, too.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Despite overlength, this acceptable outing has its moments, most of them in the second half. [17 Nov 1989]
    • USA Today
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    McConaughey will never be an actor who lets you into his soul, but he's credible as a good ole boy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The result is two or three cuts above genre standard.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    There's nothing super about the movie, aside from a loopiness that affords it a certain guilty-pleasure cachet.
    • USA Today
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The beauty here is in the set-up, which offers Hugh Grant a role to match his star-making turn in "Four Weddings and a Funeral."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Kapur's stodgy style halts the momentum of young actors who have impressed in other movies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Dull and unpleasant.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Though he's highly irresponsible, this Alfie is not quite a calculating heel, which makes the material go down easier while blunting the point.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    There's nothing very rockin' about seeing Gene Hackman give a rare indifferent performance as a Navy admiral trying to effect a rescue for which his hands are tied.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The old seems old - but the result isn't unpleasant, and moviegoers just might go for it. [22 May 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    By any reckoning, director Paul McGuigan and writer Mark Mills seem mighty ground down trying to buck these medieval odds.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Those who teach public speaking sometimes advocate telling your audience what you're going to tell them, then actually telling them, then telling them what you've told them. Sidewalks reproves this isn't a wise path for movies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Moviegoers accustomed to Hollywood action probably won't find this contemplative adventure so appealing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    At least the horror premise here has a hook - a house can spread its curse like a plague to adversely affect all who enter.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Preposterous yet solidly entertaining.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    There's no real dazzle in Bedazzled.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Engrosses if it doesn't fully convince. [18 October 1996, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Large budget notwithstanding, the movie is such a blip on the year's radar screen that it's tempting just to go with it for the ride. But this time, the old MIB label stands for Milder Isn't Better.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Just going through the motions here (and mild ones at that), both Chan and the movie should have stayed at home.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Martin, Keaton and cinematographer William A. Fraker put this retro fluff over better than expected early on, but hour 2 is only for those who don't want their equilibriums rattled by surprises. [8 Dec 1995, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A year ago next week, Debra Messing's "The Wedding Date" arrived DOA. And now this. In terms of movies that matter, it looks as if the wedding-funeral motif will continue.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Sharon Stone rides into a Western dust hole bent on revenge. Gene Hackman, virtually reprising his Unforgiven heavy, gives this goofy genre-bender some authenticity. [17 Feb 1995, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    It's the kind of material that is either going to make your day or not.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Though the plot ends up taking some potentially compelling twists, its telling always feels manipulative.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It does survive its 40-minute test drive before turning into a lemon.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Inventing the Abbotts would be a lot more fun were it a trashy Troy Donahue-Diane McBain vehicle ground out by Warner Bros. in 1960, the year this hormonally motivated high school-college romance mercifully concludes. [4 April 1997, p. 4D]
    • USA Today
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The time might be right for the Scary movies to quit on top, even though, alas, there are no term limits for sequels.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The chuckles here come from the leads' interplay, crying on each other's shoulders and cheering each other up.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Pro orchestrator that he is, Altman at least gives the illusion of a three-ring circus, but he's working third-rate material without a net. [23 Dec 1994, p.10D]
    • USA Today
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Visually impressive but woefully dumbed-down.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It's reduced to glorified refereeing of family squabbles discomfortingly magnified by his frequent use of close-ups.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    There are only so many times you can see a slow-motion kickboxing scene or a figure sail off a skyscraper before you want to spend a nice, cozy evening with the Dead Sea Scrolls.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Timecop's conversation piece is the scene in which Van Damme springs into the air amid hand-to-hand combat, finessing a perfect split atop his kitchen counter. Though definitely ooo-and-aaah stuff, it falls short of landing Timecop the 3-star review earned here by Van Damme's Hard Target. [16 Sep 1994, p.5D]
    • USA Today
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The one movie families search for every Christmas for an outing, the way "Something's Gotta Give" was last year and "Jerry Maguire" was in 1996.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Except for its muddier than necessary photography, there aren't any surprises, which probably won't matter to the target audience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    With one of the year's busiest scripts, Little launches 76 zippy minutes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Exhale and enjoy Keenen Ivory Wayans' culturally disreputable I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, a sendup of black street comedy that's equally crude, funny - and sentimental. [26 Jan 1989, p.2D]
    • USA Today
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Every performer puts vigor into an otherwise limp exercise, as if word were out that this would be the last comedy ever made about late-adolescent concerns.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It's no crime the movie has one or two endings too many, given that many thrillers of the past quarter-century have had the same. But Judd's latest is too harmless to be anything but a misdemeanor.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The movie is shrewd by giving the bulk of its piggish dialogue to Alexander, an actor incapable of projecting genuine cruelty on screen.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The new version has the zip of a 96-yard punt return and all the ingredients to inspire the celebratory crushing of empty beer cans.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Just about any golden age Hollywood hack could have made a zestier drama about one of the greatest rescue missions in U.S. military history.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    xXx
    All you get here for paid admission is a long and terrific avalanche scene -- state of the art, no question. Then it's over and ready to melt away, much like memories of this movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Even in the junky potboilers that John Travolta has persisted in making since his "Pulp Fiction" comeback (all 5,000 of them), you usually get the sense that he's acting in his bailiwick.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A comedy without much zing but with an occasional zing-er that enables the film to pick up . . . well, if not nine yards, maybe an inch or two on the gridiron.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A mildly satirical but essentially sweet, benign comedy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    This come-down of a series capper is so arch and pompous amid its clanks and collisions that you can only snicker at the verbal wind that obscures the din of marauding machinery.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    There's nothing like dumbing down a movie grown-ups love so it can be "sold" to teens who aren't going to go anyway. The savvy flyer will proceed to the gate marked The "Aviator" instead.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    There has been a need for a big-screen feature about firefighter heroics since Sept. 11, but as drama, Ladder 49 falls short of even the second rung.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Stilted film squanders an intriguing premise.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Packed with digs at Bush-Cheney that even Democrats could find heavy-handed, the movie's lumbering approach reminds us that, OK, Emmerich did "Independence Day" -- but also 1998's "Godzilla," which began sinking back into the sea in week two.
    • 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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Of all things, this movie has the same problem "Ghostbusters 2" had, which is this: You can't take bigger-than-life screen types and toss them into everyday, regular-folk situations.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Top-flight cast.
    • USA Today
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Untantalizingly reverent remake. [7 December 1998, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Sometimes laughably incoherent.
    • USA Today
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Not too many R-rated revenge pics depend on "Uptown Girls'" Dakota Fanning for the stronger scenes. Yet once the 10-year-old star exits the picture, Man on Fire starts blowing a lot of smoke.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Though not much of a movie, Loaded probably will bring fleeting satisfaction to audiences who don't know Dean Jones from Spike Jones.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    But Game really isn't a performer's movie. And the climactic contest (in which the Americans amazingly eked out a 1-0 win against England, considered by many to be the world's finest team at the time) is only serviceably staged.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Borderline ponderous in hour one, Wyatt Earp picks up once it reaches Dodge, thanks in part to drolly delivered guffaw lines from sunken-cheeked Dennis Quaid, who lost 43 pounds to play tubercular Doc Holliday. [24 Jun 1994, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Director Iain Softley employs intriguing camera angles to heighten some of the suspense. It's too bad the movie goes over the top and falls apart in the last third.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Pleasant but not more than recycled jock piffle.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Somewhere within all of this there really is a homicide -- a hip-hop industry rub-out that may someday make this movie half of a passable DVD double feature with Nick Broomfield's documentary Biggie and Tupac.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    You don't get the sense that too many enthusiasts are hanging up wanted posters for the ho-hum-ish U.S. Marshals. [6 March 1998, pg. 04.D]
    • USA Today
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    This family entertainment hard sell lags far behind even "Dr. Dolittle 2."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Thornton is excellent and now seems genetically incapable of being anything less than great in any role he takes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Garnering a chuckle or two, but no more, are Donal Logue from "The Tao of Steve" (now there's a comedy) -- and, as a desperate magnet for both the slacker and "dude" demographics, Jon Heder from Napoleon Dynamite.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Still, there are some funny surprises, from skewering overdone Christmas decorations to casting Chris Klein as a creep.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Michelle Pfeiffer has made a lot of memorable movies, including many that undeservedly failed to connect with the public. Never, until Dangerous Minds, has she had to flail her way through a movie beyond all redemption, including even the prehistoric "Grease 2". [11 Aug 1995, Pg.04.D]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Newsies' drag is its predictable script.... It's not a bad hook, but the treatment is uninspired, despite a fairly engaging turn by Bale. [08 Apr 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Marvin leavened his sociopathy with a hint of little boy naivete or innocence -- Gibson is merely a frequently funny thug. {5 February 1999, Life, p. 11E]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    For better or worse, but surely satisfying novelty needs, Jerry Bruckheimer's King Arthur is set much earlier than usual and against the crumbling Roman Empire, which may even (or not) be historically legitimate.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The result isn't pretentious, but is the tongue-in-cheeking ever slight. The murders are treated as jokes, there's a horror-motif rock video, and Harry dodges enough bullets with Patricia Clarkson to arm Sands of Iwo Jima. [13 Jul 1988, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The young Pigeon turks who no doubt think they've made a hip black comedy should be forced to see it in a theater of non-sycophants, where only an occasional exasperated exhale signifies the audience isn't dead yet. [25 Sept 1998]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    An OK mood piece but story-hungry murder mystery that flubs its whodunit fundamentals.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Designed to be a date movie, Rules could have stronger male appeal than many comedies of its ilk.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Spacey's brazen casting isn't as beyond the pale as it ought to be. In fact, it's hard to imagine this strange and only occasionally successful movie without him.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Knoxville is functional only when the movie needs a bravura comic performance, but The Ringer is easy enough to take.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Kafka is in glorious black and white, except for an extended color sequence near the end that recalls the visual transition in "The Wizard of Oz." The comparison is even more apropos: This middling pigmentary stunt has a lot of smoke and mirrors, a lot of mood, and too much put-on wizardry at its center. [4 Dec. 1991, p.5D]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Recalls the pumped-up energy of "Pump Up the Volume," as well as its casting prowess.
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    This movie is a howler as well -- possibly even intentionally -- but if it is a black comedy, the joke is overextended by far too many arms and legs. [19 March 1999, Life, p. 13E]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Woody Allen is good for his funniest screen romp in a while, thanks to a few evenly spaced standout scenes of laugh-out-loud intensity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Saw
    Becomes exceedingly disgusting when it wallows in the psychological torture of a child, a no-no under any circumstances.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Overproduced and essentially charmless.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Colorful. [1 December 1995, p.D13]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The movie is repetitious in some ways and superficial in others. But though Penn doesn't always seem to know where he's going, his movie doesn't altogether miss its destination. [15 Nov 1995, Pg.05.D]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Full of love, Spaceballs is full of laughs; after 13 years of screen disappointments, Brooks has almost delivered another Young Frankenstein. May the box office be with it. [24 Jun 1987, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Tolerably tepid.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Were some group to launch a rival to the Oscars called The Wackys, it could do worse than make crazed Crazy its first recipient.
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Why would a distributor suddenly yank an animated family film from its intended wide December opening until mid-January? Could it be that the advance word of mouth wasn't very good-winked?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    There will always be an audience for the escapist rewards this type of movie always dangles.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Mediocre terrorist melodrama turned even punier by real-life events, and that's before we scratch our heads at its lead-actor choice.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    It's never enough of a grabber to keep the mind from wandering to the romance it apparently sparked.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The movie, though, is more of the same: another current comedy with want-to-see elements that fails to deliver the goods. [01 Jul 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Were the material not so thin, it would be even more fun than it is seeing Fiennes get to be loose on screen for once. He's pleasant, but we never feel this guy could get elected. Whenever he smiles, Fiennes brings to mind the title of Disney's deluxe new DVD: "The Complete Goofy."
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Valiant is voiced by Robots' Ewan McGregor, an actor apparently no longer in a "Trainspotting" mood.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The latest picture to give you the sense that Hollywood filmmakers simply plucked another old pop-tune title ripe for ripping off, then were shaken by the rude reality of coming up with a script to jerry-build around it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A rote variation on Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper that is marginally salvaged by those spunky Olsen twins from ABC's Full House. [17 Nov 1995]
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    For a story that centers on intrigue in high places, the few even halfway-grabbing scenes come from the mild if unexplored sexual tension between co-Caine sleuthers Tilda Swinton and Jeremy Northam.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    What works in a quirky foreign film can look silly with expansive Hollywood treatment. Crowe is smart enough to know this, so it's baffling he chose Vanilla over richer cinematic tastes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    So fluidly visual that only a deathbed finale can flag its pace, it's the first Panavision music video to run 21/4 hours, the monotony finally sapping its staying power. [23 Dec 1996 Pg.01.D]
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Whereas last year's exemplary "Sexy Beast" seemed to revitalize the British gangster movie, this equally brutal outing merely sustains it -- though with occasional twists that do linger in the memory.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The Chamber merits some respect for daring to be gloomy, for facing the capital punishment issue head-on and for the quality of Gene Hackman's performance. [11 October 1996, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    By the time you've given up guessing whether S.W.A.T. wants to be a half-serious action pic or just affably jokey, its storytelling has turned so ludicrously melodramatic that it doesn't matter.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A blanket indictment like this has to be either satirically trenchant or a roundhouse punch to the gut. Tom Matthews' script takes a mushy middle ground, and the result seems less mad than just a bit addled or hacked off. [07Nov1997 Pg08.D]
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The sentiments here are thoroughly semper fi, but the result occasionally works at cross-purposes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Two films in one: an intriguing child-disappearance mystery and an uncommonly affecting domestic drama realized by four terrific central performances.
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Of course, The Rock looks the part, though with a headband and buckskin, he'd also look like Tonto on steroids.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Long, lumbering, pretentious and for some a possible laff riot. [23 Dec 1994]
    • USA Today
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The script is so bereft of real surprises that it's best to keep the lid on what few there are.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Flimsy little comedy unworthy of its portentous title.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It's an extravaganza worth seeing once -- and maybe later on DVD.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Boorman's troubles usually come from going over the top (atop Exorcist II, there's always Zardoz). But this is one of his few misfires that almost anyone would call tepid.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The satire is surprisingly tepid.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Hostage is really about sleek Bruce - buff, bald and clean-shaven - as he goes to town on two sets of assailants.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Though there's something mildly disarming about a movie this unpretentious, a few more like it might end up turning The Rock into a TV actor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The movie tries to juggle motherly love sentiment with wanna-be snappy ripostes with a violent streak that extends to threatening a grade-schooler with blinding and busted kneecaps. [11 Oct 1996, Pg.03.D]
    • USA Today
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The plunk-ing of a rap/disco soundtrack onto a movie about debtors' prisons and 18th century British highwaymen?
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It's tough to think of another child-adult pairing in a long screen tradition with so little emotional kick.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Dead-carcass spinoff of Jay Ward's animated TV favorite.
    • USA Today
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Spike Lee deserved a vacation after putting himself through the grueling emotions of Clockers, but Girl 6 is too flimsy to excuse even as cinematic R&R. Frenetic but lazily conceived, it's like one of those puny low-budget toss-offs Brian De Palma used to spring on us when he thought nobody was looking. [22 Mar 1996, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Mary Reilly, a perversely courageous disaster that audiences will simply hate. [23 Feb 1996]
    • USA Today
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Wow, dudes. Pu-trid. (1989 February 20, p.4D)
    • USA Today
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The civilized running time and breezy editing between scattershot plot threads keep the attention in a superficial way, and it would be misstating the case to deny that the movie has some chuckles (the kind that don't linger).
    • 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
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Think of a B-grade "Bulworth" with lesser talents than A-listers Warren Beatty and Halle Berry.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The starship Enterprise is back, piloted for the first time (from behind the camera, that is) by William Shatner. Though he doesn't exactly parallel-park Star Trek V: The Final Frontier into a meteor, the journey is (at best) an amiably lazy Sunday drive. [9 June 1989, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Superstars usually avoid movies this spiritless, and it's tough to believe anyone could read this script and fail to realize the movie wouldn't end up going anywhere.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Smith is looking more and more like a developing major talent, so it could be years until we get a handle on this movie's legacy. The film is not only defensible as a cute one-shot, but also as a positive sign for the future.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It's asking a lot of audiences to spend nearly two hours with characters as screen-unfriendly as the ones played by Biggs and Ricci, though both actors (and especially Ricci) do what they're asked to do.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Murky, pretentious and torturously inert.
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Potty humor to spare. [26 July 1996, p. D4]
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Close your eyes during this miserable romantic comedy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Tested my own love of the game more than anything since the time Roseanne screeched the national anthem.
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Spotty and uneven, Wedding shouldn't even have the embarrassed guffaws it has, and it probably wouldn't were it not for a robust cast.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Becomes a little more compelling as it progresses because Lisa Kudrow (as the straight-arrow first Mrs. Holmes, who halfway stood with him despite her disgust) ends up being surprisingly well cast. She engages in some very un-Friends-like fiery exchanges that also give Kilmer his best scenes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    All this dreary movie has is a terrible whodunit payoff.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Older youngsters not threatened by PG-13 levels of intensity might pester Mom and Dad to let them see this cinematic fluff-head. For everyone else, it simply is what it is -- which, despite a budget that could feed Star Wars' Jabba the Hutt for life, isn't very much. [07Feb1997 Pg 04.D]
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    One hesitates to call David Cronenberg's movie of David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning play conventional or tame, but certainly it is zestless given a filmmaker whose last three outings have been "The Fly," "Dead Ringers" and "Naked Lunch." [01 Oct 1993]
    • USA Today
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The result is passably speedy on the level of other TV retreads that seem miscast on the big screen.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    If grossness gives you the giggles, at least a couple of the movie's effects indeed put a little "wow" in this cinematic bowwow.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It gets wackier as it goes, starting with Charlie Sheen cast against type as a guy who's getting no sex and turns down the chance. Bebe Neuwirth has some funny scenes as a lush.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Drab as it is, the movie is not impossible to endure -- in part because the concept has a timeless appeal.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A minimally tolerable excuse to splice one or two perfunctory scenes between song cues.
    • USA Today
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    A lot of this goes down surprisingly well, even if Panettiere, through no fault of her own, is saddled with phony precocious dialogue that makes her sound like an ancient sage.
    • 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
    • 63 Mike Clark
    If anything, Grant seems to be getting funnier, and he now has the ability to elevate material the way another Grant -- Cary -- did.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Even the special effects alone aren't worth the price of admission.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Dramatically empty Norse warrior adventure.
    • USA Today
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    You feel some of the strain in this immaculately shot, designed and costumed farce, but it's fast and the cast is lively, even though a lost-looking Broderick rarely gets to shoot his patented bewildered look.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    But purely as an exercise in style, this movie has its moments.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The cycle thrills here are everything: flips, collisions, a chase across the top of a fast-moving train and even a zoom down the aisle of one of the train's cars as the passengers take it in stride.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    A potential howler done in by a tendency to wear too much body tissue on its sleeve.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The film never makes total sense, but at its best (the first half-hour), it comes closer to solidly junky titillation than the hapless Final Analysis. [20 Mar 1992, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    What we get is a tweaked variation on the litany of men-disguised-as-women comedies: "Some Like It Hot" and "Tootsie," just for starters. Obviously, this sassy farce sounds recycled and certainly appears to be in the coming attraction. Yet it's also funnier than expected in ways you wouldn't expect.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Movies of this genre don't often engage fresh concepts, but you have to give Wong major points for dreaming up "tan-line flambé."
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    What it isn't ... is a particularly compelling contribution to the impressive and by now enormous collection of Holocaust movies.
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Action star Chow Yun-Fat's latest is as thin as the buzz cut he sports in Bulletproof Monk.
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    At least director Dwight Little (Free Willy 2) gives us enough B-movie speed to keep Orchid from becoming a fountain of aging.
    • 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
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Based on a popular children's book by Chris Van Allsburg and directed by that "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" guy Joe Johnston, Jumanji is a calculated but very entertaining special effects extravaganza. [15Dec1995 Pg. 01.D]
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Has less substance and depth than its title.
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Ten minutes into the picture, you're searching the screen for life-support machines.
    • 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
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The movie-calendar equivalent of last July's "Six Days, Seven Nights," this star-powered romance overcomes a shaky start to outpace that passable confection by several runaway laps.
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    At least this movie has flashes of humor, thought nearly all come courtesy of Newman. [12 February 1999, Life, p.8E]
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The movie grows progressively more routine in quarter-hour increments, eventually collapsing under the weight of its own insignificance.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The new version has a few jolts, some occasionally effective smoke-and-mirrors photography and a lead (7th Heaven's Jessica Biel) who could teach a grad course on walking provocatively in blue jeans.
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Pulpy, fairly speedy but just the same old urban thing by its wrap-up.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    With tangy Fisher equaling the leads in a sometimes scene-stealing role as Moore's mom, the actors emerge unscathed. Brosnan's part, in fact, is among the actor's most convincing non-Bond characters.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Almost nothing about Raising Helen rings very true, other than the camera's crush on Kate Hudson.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Sports-satire misfire. [31 July 1998, p. 2E]
    • USA Today
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    At least 2 Fast is self-aware enough to know that it's trash, which is worth half a bonus point. Lack of pretension helps the viewer get over the fact that this is just another retread.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Transforming Clouseau's perennial nemesis into a more urbane smoothie, Kevin Kline delivers like a pro.
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Likely one-week box office wonder.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Don't put yourself through this hell.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The movie gets a mild boost when her escape briefly takes it from just another crummy supernatural thriller into an OK escape melodrama, albeit one dependent on a whopper of an unlikely occurrence.
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A hopeless if harmless boxing picture whose principals just happen to wear uniforms outside the ring, Annapolis is set in a U.S. Naval Academy where no one ever seems to attend class.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    An enjoyably cast, superbly shot, jolt-generating device...It isn't art, but it'll crush your bones.
    • USA Today
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Truth be told, the movie isn't among the worst sequels of this summer.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Despite a cast and production that seem to promise one of the year's first movies of any note, Cool never translates its promo-photo flashiness into authenticity on screen.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    This dispensable comedy has a few unexpectedly loopy surprises, including an outlandishly gay detective (played by versatile actor William Fichtner), who loves the Ice Capades but loathes insurance fraud.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    At least this movie seems more aware of its trashiness than "National Treasure" was. It's therefore freer to have some off-the-cuff fun the way Steven Seagal's more tolerable vehicles once did.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Leaves a bad taste, not only because of its bad-luck timing, but also the staleness of its script.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Often livens up stale material with disarming loopiness and zest.
    • USA Today
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Hurried, harried. [14 February 1997, pg.D4]
    • USA Today
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Though the picture falls apart whenever the two leads aren't on screen together, you can argue that That isn't that inferior to its predecessor.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Hip-hoppish Honey is in the harmlessly junky "let's put on a show" tradition of "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo," minus electricity but with a budget for supporting-cast navel rings that 1984's break-dance sequel certainly didn't have.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    After "Chocolat" and this, how about a moratorium on candy-centered comedies?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    More amusing than a lot of expensive Hollywood comedies [26 February 1999, Life, p.5E]
    • USA Today
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    A film dealing fully with Hoffman's final years might have had a lot more punch.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Though the movie is more mediocre than abysmal, Ryan's recently banged-up filmography (remember In the Cut) could use what every fighter needs at ringside: a good cut man to stop the bleeding.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Holmes, of Dawson's Creek, will be up the creek if she can't avoid movies like this. And so will you if you see it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It's all fast and furious up to its draggy finale, and yes, it could spark a sequel. Prepare yourself for coming dread in 18 months: "A Man Together."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Each actor does his own thing for his own audience demographic.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The character played by lead Paul Giamatti is a dead-on Shyamalan protagonist: emotionally distanced and something of a train wreck.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The result is far from perfect, but to its many merits, add timing. You never get a movie with this kind of story in mid-August.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Terry Gilliam's “12 Monkeys” can teach The Thirteenth Floor a little something about how to have fun with time travel. And with one number less. [28 May 1999, Life, p.7E]
    • USA Today
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    You can't accuse this film of bogging down in cheap psychology, yet you come out dissatisfied and without a clue about what made this person tick.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Rambo III is hardly the first Stallone-y baloney to climax with a commie wipeout; it is the first to palm off its star as the product of a Buddhist monastery. Like, whew. Rambo in a monastery is almost as stomach-turning as E.T. in a brothel. [25 May 1988, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Even at its best, the movie plays like a clip reel.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    At least Van Damme parodies himself just enough to avoid an all-out battle of the blands . At least director Roland Emmerich slyly allows supermarket Muzak to play during Lundgren's one big emoting scene. [10 July 1992, p.5D]
    • USA Today
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    There's nothing sleazier than sleaze that fails to titillate, and this drab blight on a hot cast is as sleazy as a preordained hit ever gets. [07 Apr 1993 Pg. 08.D]
    • USA Today
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Waterlogged trip to nowhere. [13 February 1998, p. 3D]
    • USA Today
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    There's not a cliché that isn't nailed.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Goo oozes without mercy in A Walk to Remember.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    It has been said that no one sees a movie for the sets, yet an exception might be made here for Horizon's visually staggering production design -- truly an event itself. The story, though, is such a transparent variation on the Alien ouevre that your tolerance may hinge on how much you can shrug this off. [15Aug1997 Pg03.D]
    • USA Today
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The lark-ish Perfect Score is on the high side of the time-killer it sounds like.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    What do you call a filmmaker who thinks imitating a screen benchmark can make up for emotions that are evading her actors -- Clueless.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Anyone who pays to see it will certainly feel as if he has been clipped.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Plays a little like a pacifistic variation on Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    I cry for I Spy— or I would if this latest and laziest imaginable of all vintage-TV spinoffs were capable of engendering an emotional response of any kind. Comas are physical, not emotional.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    You can feel the movie going wrong in the first scene.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Sporadically amusing but sometimes slogging.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Clumsy urban thriller.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    A Disney Thanksgiving movie that plays like a Halloween holdover is odd enough. Even so, it wouldn't be that bad if you stuck your hand into the trick-or-treat bag and found a hefty, succulently dressed and edible turkey instead of the other kind.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    A little soon for any movie this millennium to reunite overacting Matthew Lillard, underacting Freddie Prinze Jr., feigning mousy Linda Cardellini and the more obviously lip-glossy Sarah Michelle Gellar.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    For a big-screen disposable, Doom has a few jolts, a few good laughs and an attractive female lead to whom you want to say, "What's a nice girl like you doing on a Mars like this?"
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Give Dozen a slight edge to the mournful "Yours, Mine & Ours" as a holiday season bottom-feeder, because Martin and Levy are better at slapstick than Dennis Quaid.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    A bottom-rung Bette Midler vehicle disguised as a biopic of novelist Jacqueline Susann, the movie is a wannabe satire shackled by misplaced reverence.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The tepid result is like "Courage Under Fire" without the compelling Meg Ryan angle, or Travolta's 1999 "The General's Daughter" without the sexual squalor. It all feels a little moldy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Actor John Corbett, so clean-cut in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Raising Helen," goes surprisingly scruffy here as someone who apparently studied music under Grizzly Adams.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Imagine a movie so broadly conceived that it was written, directed and all parts were played by Charo — billed in her '70s heyday of Love Boat gigs as the "Cuchi-Cuchi Girl." That's what you get here.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    David Mamet handled such small-town whimsy better in 2000's "State and Main." Hackman could play his role in his sleep, but Romano IS asleep. Result: Welcome to Mildport, and that's being kind.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    This is an amusing vehicle for Gibson. At least this time, the bird doesn't fall off the wire. [10 Aug 1990]
    • USA Today
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Kid's tone is off 100% of the time. The young actors are irredeemably bland, and two of the adults (Michael Des Barres' bank president, James LeGros' Storm Trooper-like security guard) are hammy enough to make James Brown seem controlled.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    It's one bad apple.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    The only good thing about Impostor is the appropriateness of its title for a film posing as the first 2002 release.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    A contrived, unpleasant and very drawn-out affair.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Evil's one strong presence is lead Milla Jovovich -- and not because the script gives her supercop/soldier anything interesting to say.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Don't buy a ticket for this one, even if the theater is having a fire sale on Raisinets.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    In Roy Orbison terms, enduring this movie is like working for The Man.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    It's for people who have always wanted to see Willie Nelson ("Uncle Jesse") lob Molotov cocktails on a freeway and smoke weed with Joe Don Baker, who plays Georgia's governor.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    As far as acting goes, neither Olsen is ready for Euripides' Medea, yet each projects well enough in their shared big scene.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The tone is consistent, but consistently uneventful. [06 May 1994]
    • USA Today
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Trashy and disturbingly violent yet fairly zippy and amusingly cast.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The movie goes wrong from the start.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    This remake is shorter than its predecessors, a welcome earthly reward.
    • USA Today
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    So much luck is pressed with an absurdly overblown finale that 60 seconds will likely be Swordfish's shelf life after a couple of noisy opening weekends.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    De Niro's scowl and Murphy's sass are inherently funny, though in this case both actors are forced to call in moviegoers' long-established goodwill.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    A pitiful update that saddles poor Cedric the Entertainer with the unenviable task of taking over Jackie Gleason's premier creation, Ralph Kramden.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Only the makers of "Freddy Got Fingered" might crack a smile because it now has competition for worst movie of the year.
    • USA Today
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    No comedy this vile should be brazenly foolish enough to give itself this title. [25 November 1998, p. 3D]
    • USA Today
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Life is a crock -- or something like it.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    While compellingly watchable, it's as overheated as Cage-the-actor's 1991 soft-core (and direct-to-video) "Zandalee," also set in New Orleans.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The picture is all Lawrence and Zahn, whose dynamics get something going, though not enough (please!) to spark a buddy sequel.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Remarkably, the plot has much in common with "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," yet that bundle of fun has enough vision to make even its Barry Manilow interlude seem appropriate.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Slap Happy. [16 February 1996, p.D4]
    • USA Today
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Low on Diesel fuel, though probably amusing enough if you're part of the intended demographic, which appears to be the age group that likes to stick fingers up noses.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The murkiest-looking movie since Ben Affleck's “Daredevil” and about as lacking in charm.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    You don't envy the three soldiers who get shot for desertion, but you do identify with their desire to flee.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    If you're going because you want to see an entertaining horror movie, good luck.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Geared to 16-year-olds who can't name the governor of their state, this movie ought to be closed down by the health department.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Unpleasantness alone doesn't sink a movie. But miserable tidings intensify when there's not only a high ick factor but also floundering storytelling.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    One of those movies that goes for a jarringly new emotion every 30 seconds or so while the story's foundation is collapsing.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Too distinctive-looking to dismiss out of hand, but it would help to be able to look through a magic viewfinder (or maybe magic eraser) and make its script disappear.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Anyone who sees this movie is going to be 20 minutes ahead of it, though there won't be that many after Weekend 1. With domestic disturbances, someone calls the cops. With this DOA, someone had better call the coroner.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Far from being a run-of-the-mill slasher pic.
    • USA Today
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    A race-car drama full of flashy but empty images and a soundtrack that makes you feel as if you're being shaken on a motel rumblebed.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Enough low-grade laughs to entertain significantly more than some of the more prestigious year-end releases.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    No abomination but forgettably mediocre. [19 March 1999, Life, p. 13E]
    • USA Today
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Drawn out and dishonest in equal measure, Sam fights it out with "The Majestic" for the title of worst "important" movie of the year.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    This 140-minute I-don't-know-what-it-is unravels like a ball of yarn after a bout with a tiger on Colombian catnip. Lee exhaust me.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Underdrawn and overheated, Cool World will leave you cold. [13 Jul 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    What do you have to smoke to understand this?
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    At least the models' avarice and teasing provide a chuckle or two, as their dates line up panting at the door. Purely by default, their contribution makes this a slightly better working-woman romance than "The Wedding Planner."
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    If this is Dumas, there's a "b" in the middle and an extra "s" at the end.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Hollywood's oddest movie in a while, which means that however insignificant this primer in flight-attendant training is, causing boredom isn't one of its transgressions.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    This is by far Kaufman's worst outing since becoming a major filmmaker more than a quarter-century ago, and the fact that his only other stinker from this period is 1993's "Rising Sun" means that maybe he ought to stay away from cop melodramas.

Top Trailers