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 Heat
Lowest review score: 12 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
981 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    This being Irving, the story straddles the sweet and the creepy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    No, it isn't the slick and unfocused "Anywhere but Here," where mom and daughter choose Beverly Hills. Instead, it's the more modest and in most cases preferable Tumbleweeds.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Paradis is a most striking subject, but the movie is a winner as well, starting with a story full of black-comic possibilities exploited fully by the great French director Patrice Leconte.
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Viewers who like clean storytelling may not be happy. Those who savor ironic wrap-ups will be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A cool and clinical reportorial remembrance whose very title reminds us who Solanas was. [3 May 1996, p. 10D]
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A notably undynamic treatment of Protestant Elizabeth I's ascension to the British throne.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A cautionary tale very well-told.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The final third is slower until a somewhat contrived finale that's still the funniest thing in the movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Just a good time at the movies, but it's still a smarter two hours than most "good times" are.
    • 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
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A Hitchcockian chase...A crowd-pleasing airport-pursuit pic. [27 Dec 1995, p.D1]
    • USA Today
    • 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
    • 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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A little of this will go a long way.
    • 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
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Tightly constructed and controlled.
    • USA Today
    • 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
    • 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

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