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 Apocalypse Now
Lowest review score: 12 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
937 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The recent model for this kind of surreal jazz-riff comedy is Doug Liman's 1999 "Go," a neo-classic. But you know already from the director (Dude, Where's My Car?'s Danny Leiner) if this movie is for you. Leiner has cornered the recent market on low-rent farces.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    A movie just good enough to keep nurturing rooting interest as you watch it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The casting falters on every level compared with Queens.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Has its moments - but far too many of them. It runs two hours and seems to end five times.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Linney remains a full-blooded character so memorable that she's worth watching - even in a less-than-memorable movie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Give Anderson credit for at least sustaining a mood. This is the kind of all-or-nothing movie in which a filmmaker probably can't waver from his tone.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Compelling and provocative -- though not memorable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Worth stumbling into on cable not all that far into next year.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    We all know grossly moronic behavior can, in the right situation, generate hearty guilty-pleasure guffaws - at least until overkill wears out the welcome.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Tolerance for this movie will likely depend on tolerance for melodramatic, over-the-top finales, especially ones with otherworldly twists.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The story doesn't exactly startle with surprises and has a tendency to hammer and rehammer its points.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Its premise is so promising that you long for more than Arteta's low-key approach can deliver.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The cumbersome wrap-up, which follows a four-year narrative gap, seems too fanciful and bogs down what has been a stronger second hour.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    It's the kind of material that is either going to make your day or not.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Colorful. [1 December 1995, p.D13]
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Slap Happy. [16 February 1996, p.D4]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Sporadically amusing but sometimes slogging.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    By contrast, other Hornby screen adaptations are "About a Boy" and "High Fidelity"- superb comedies both and, in Fidelity's case, a treatise on male obsession with far more depth and even more laughs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    With major stars, a name director and grown-up subject matter, this middling drama is less a movie to recommend with vigor than to covet on general principles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Though the journey ends on some fun notes after a sagging middle, Galaxy never fully breaks out.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    Ultimately, the movie doesn't make it, but there's enough going on to make it more arf than barf.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The early going -- say, an hour -- is spent in a fatigued daze. A few powerful jabs eventually punch things up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    There are some notable oddballs in the filmmaking debut of performance artist Miranda July, whose lead performance in this Sundance winner for "originality" is the most appealing thing about it.