For 937 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 4.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Braveheart
Lowest review score: 12 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
937 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Enough low-grade laughs to entertain significantly more than some of the more prestigious year-end releases.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Mothers definitely get their due here: Birth mothers, adoptive mothers and mothers-to-be - with the only men in sight (save for one young fatality and one old eccentric) being those who wear flashy makeup and sport breasts
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Only a smattering of the potential is realized in this tolerable disappointment, which is so unworthy of getting angry about that it will still become a knee-jerk hit.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Catch offers mild fun but never as much as its animated '60s-retro opening credits portend. They're the cutest of the year.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    It's to these Angels' credit that they, like the movie, are at least intermittent fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The payoff isn't worth the time invested, but at least the actor-turned-filmmaker underplays an inherently queasy project that could have been over the top.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Despite dashes of droll dialogue from screenwriter Ted Griffin, the remake aims for cool but instead gets chilly.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Within a certain narrow range, Hartnett shows some comic flair -- though not enough to carry the picture over its considerable rough spots.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Moviegoers accustomed to Hollywood action probably won't find this contemplative adventure so appealing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    More than anything, The Grifters isn't dramatically shot; black-and-white would have made a huge difference. [5 Dec 1990]
    • 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]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    There's at least one plot element too many here; let your own taste determine which one. Yet until it dissolves into conventional melodrama during a climactic fracas, this fast-paced story is never less than watchable.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    If it's conventional, it's also competent. Thanks to director Charles Stone III (of the famed "Whassuup?!" Budweiser spots), the clichés at least have a good beat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The longer the movie goes, the more its 133 minutes prove wearing. The story tries to develop a love angle between Jackman and Janssen, but it doesn't begin to take. And the finale is particularly weak.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Has its moments -- and almost as many subplots.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Often livens up stale material with disarming loopiness and zest.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Things move fast enough to make it a movie to enjoy and then forget.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    There's a familiar feeling to the movie even beyond its twinkle-eyed martial arts melees.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    In lieu of a toga party, one scene treats us to an octogenarian fraternity member wrestling two topless townie lookers slathered in KY Gel. Hey, there's no stopping progress.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The story keeps reinventing itself (some of the later plot twists are among the funniest), but a little goes a long way at 112 minutes - maybe 25 minutes more than this sporadically pointed conceit really needs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Look out for everything, and listen, too, because Suspects is one of the most densely plotted mysteries in memory.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Passable but never exciting, Heist is on a level with those minor Burt Lancaster action pics the actor's name helped bankroll in the '70s.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Even at its best, Adaptation is one of the movie year's most esoteric outings -- more so than even Paul Thomas Anderson's far superior "Punch-drunk Love." Too smart to ignore but a little too smugly superior to like, this could be a movie that ends up slapping its target audience in the face by shooting itself in the foot.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    It's fun to talk about...but the price you pay is enduring its excesses and pummeled-home thematic points.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Even if a lot of adults have problems following this picture 100%, look for computer-savvy teen-agers to guarantee this sometimes original but too often derivative time-killer a shelf life.