For 941 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 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 12 Falling Down
Score distribution:
941 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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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