For 972 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 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Lowest review score: 12 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
972 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Bulletproof is both offensive and depressing, from its sociopathic mix of graphic violence and slapstick to its severe career blighting of the once-formidable Ernest Dickerson. [6 Sept 1996, p.3D]
    • USA Today
    • 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
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The murkiest-looking movie since Ben Affleck's “Daredevil” and about as lacking in charm.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Far from being a run-of-the-mill slasher pic.
    • USA Today
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Eventually evolves into a murder mystery that isn't very compelling.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    The movie's biggest drawback is a failure to deliver what's promised.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It saves its clunkiest scene for the finale. No fair telling, but the key words are "political," "propaganda," "outdoors" and "orphans."
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Earth to Earth's young director, Mark Piznarksi : It's tough turning straw into gold, isn't it?
    • USA Today
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Desperately conceived by even the most insipid standards of contemporary teen-queen cinema, A Cinderella Story operates under a rotting pumpkin of a supposition.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    When the most notable thing a film offers is the sight of Dennis Farina in drag, you can't expect much.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Ed
    Put an infinite number of monkeys in front of an infinite number of word processors, and one of them may indeed write War and Peace, as the old theory goes. But more likely, they'll come up with something like David Mickey Evans' screenplay for Ed. [15 Mar 1996, p.5D]
    • USA Today
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Gere has never seemed more squirrelly.
    • USA Today
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Destined to be on DVD by the time 2004 reaches the 50-yard line, Ten is more stale than it is ungodly.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    If Sandler felt compelled to take on a role immortalized by Gary Cooper, at least it wasn't as "Sergeant York," "Lou Gehrig" or the sheriff in "High Noon."
    • 24 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    But this isn't Diceman's feat of clay. Instead, Ford Fairlane runs fairly well on high-octane silliness. [11 Jul 1990, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    This isn't the worst movie Warner Bros. has brought out this summer (Scooby-Doo, boo on you), but for it to work, you have to accept the irredeemable stupidity of almost every character. Time better spent: a Shaquille O'Neal film festival on video.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Another 48 HRS. doesn't offer a whole lot beyond Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, and Walter Hill's action-scene flair, but are you telling me the first 48 HRS. did? Bottom line: Eddie-Nick enthusiasts and Paramount accountants won't cry 96 tears. [8 Jun 1990, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Anything goes, though director Ronny Yu keeps the idiocy on a fast pace.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Burdened with so many poky scenes that it approaches the level of the distributor's "Drowning Mona" and "Whipped," both candidates for the year's worst.
    • USA Today
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The filmmakers, who include the hitherto ace action director Jan De Bont ("Speed", "Twister"), have neither hearts nor minds in gear. [13Jun1997 Pg.04.D]
    • USA Today
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Myopic Whitey, continually passed over for a lifetime achievement athletic award, bears a passing resemblance to Columbia's all-time No. 1 animated star, the nearsighted Mr. Magoo. It's nice to think that if he ever went to this movie, he wouldn't be able to see it.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Steven Seagal's acting style is so minimal that we can almost believe a script that tells us that his character's near-death experience left him flatlined for 22 minutes.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    It's just too soon after those silly talking dinosaurs to put up with any movie about a talking horse.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    This Paramount release doubles the insult because it rips off the title of one of the studio's best-remembered Jerry Lewis comedies.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    As in "Arachnophobia", director Frank Marshall can't decide whether he's making a thriller or a laff-it-up lark. [09 Jun 1995, Pg.03.D]
    • USA Today
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    OK, Time Warner, a joke is a joke, but the time of tolerance has passed. Get your creatures out of our faces unless you're willing to regale us by afflicting them with Mad Pokémon Disease.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 12 Mike Clark
    An air of self-congratulation hangs over the empty tank of gas called Jawbreaker, as if writer-director Darren Stein just can't wait to dazzle us with the gaudy visuals he's soldered onto a standard-issue black-comedy script.
    • USA Today
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Suspense takes a vacation in sequel. [13 November 1998, p. 6E]
    • USA Today
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    An odd mix of seediness, sideburns and even scorpions, the movie nearly matches the Lisa Marie-Michael Jackson marriage for weirdness.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    Even if this movie wasn't based on a computer game, Starship Troopers' reputation would still have just shot up another 50 notches. [19 March 1999, Life, p.11E]
    • USA Today
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Icky and incompetent (special effects aside) in equal parts, this groaner makes 1994's "The Mask" look like something you'd study in a film graduate course at NYU.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Structured loosely enough to work in all the excrement and incest jokes necessary to seem hip these days.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Didn't work this time, David. Maybe next season.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    The movie is so silly I found myself snickering a couple of times, just before slumping down in my seat in mortified embarrassment.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    That sound you hear is from jet engines gassing up, about to zoom Underclassman to DVD-ville.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    8MM
    The two m's in 8MM could stand for "messy melodrama." [26 February 1999, Life, p.5E]
    • USA Today
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    This is a movie in which you rarely know where you are or who's doing what to the next person.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A few chuckles will be had by both the rabble and more learned brains.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    The only thing a movie this unrefined needs is a vaudevillian in baggy pants and someone hawking peanuts in the aisle.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Clean up the language, and this little roach of a movie could play the bottom half of a double bill with Rowan and Martin's “The Maltese Bippy.” [26 March 1999, Life, p.9E]
    • USA Today
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    I don't mind that Nights is a potty-mouth benchmark; crude verbiage is appropriate to the leads, as well as the film's subject matter. This is, however, an amazingly mean two hours. Even the funniest gag involves Murphy's fatal shooting of three men. [17 Nov 1989, p.6D]
    • USA Today
    • 16 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    Jumps at chance to be silly.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    This is 90 minutes of gags of the lowest order, yet Poirier occasionally injects them with more energy than anything in "Heartbreakers."
    • 14 Metascore
    • 12 Mike Clark
    With its long takes and a talky script involving an influx of revolving-door eccentrics, Nuts has the feel of a badly filmed play - akin to, say, any 12 of the worst Neil Simon screen adaptations. [21 Dec 1994, p.6D]
    • USA Today
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    The word on Rollerball is "troubled," though troubled is what you call a high school junior with 50 snakes under his bed. Catastrophe is more like it.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    There are laughs here, but easily as many groans.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Mike Clark
    Here's a late-August dog-days atrocity from the "aren't farts funny?" school of filmmaking.

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