For 1,027 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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Dead Man Walking
Lowest review score: 12 Falling Down
Score distribution:
1027 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    With this 2002 Cannes Film Festival best-picture winner, Polanski skips the quirky flourishes and simply brings history to life.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Hunt is coldly clinical rather than emotionally resonant; so is the measured ensemble work of a super cast. [2 Mar 1990, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Clark
    Forman finesses the story's grimmer aspects as he did in "Cuckoo's Nest," and his ability to switch moods on a dime remains unsurpassed.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A weeper poised to endure as one of the dominant independent features of the year.
    • USA Today
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The picture is solidly crafted, performed to the hilt and full of humor.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is a very bloody fantasy (reds do eke their way into the black-and-blues), but it's hard to think of another film with as many severed heads whose overall tone is so sweet.
    • 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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    An unusually knowing movie from filmmakers of any age, both in its coldly clinical viewpoint and assured filmmaking style that even puts fresh spin on a routine police interrogation. [26 May 1993, Life, p.8D]
    • USA Today
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This giggle does for dog shows what Rob Reiner's "This Is Spinal Tap" (in which Guest plays Nigel Tufnel) did for heavy metal.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Clark
    A few chuckles will be had by both the rabble and more learned brains.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    At its best, hard-hitting grown-up cinema (rare these days) and a movie blessed with a villain (Big Tobacco) for which all gloves can be removed and heaved into the next county.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Well acted by an ensemble that leans toward equality for all, Mile carries its long running time extremely well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The film has its moments as a mood piece.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The result is far from perfect, but to its many merits, add timing. You never get a movie with this kind of story in mid-August.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    It's a case of actors and strong writing coming together, and it's uncommon in contemporary movies.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Kline is one of the rare major actors not afraid to look like hell. And given his character's plight, his willingness to get physically unpleasant matches the emotion he brings to the part.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The beauty here is in the set-up, which offers Hugh Grant a role to match his star-making turn in "Four Weddings and a Funeral."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Even without the surprise of seeing Spader going for laughs and getting them, Secretary is just too original to be ignored.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Unfaithful doesn't push the melodrama the way "Attraction" did, but it lingers in the mind as much.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    In contrast to big-screen bummers we see every week, this movie conveys genuine sorrow.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    The movie keeps you watching and, at times, even gripped for more than an hour. But, at the end, it leaves us feeling detached and underwhelmed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Two films in one: an intriguing child-disappearance mystery and an uncommonly affecting domestic drama realized by four terrific central performances.
    • 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
    • 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."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Mike Clark
    xXx
    All you get here for paid admission is a long and terrific avalanche scene -- state of the art, no question. Then it's over and ready to melt away, much like memories of this movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    More amusing than a lot of expensive Hollywood comedies [26 February 1999, Life, p.5E]
    • USA Today
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A movie that is easily likable.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Clark
    At least this movie has flashes of humor, thought nearly all come courtesy of Newman. [12 February 1999, Life, p.8E]
    • USA Today
    • 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

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