For 942 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 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Starship Troopers
Lowest review score: 12 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
942 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Trashy and disturbingly violent yet fairly zippy and amusingly cast.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Impressive yet always self-conscious, Perdition has more class and less sass than any movie in a while.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The star interplay and anachronisms recapture some of the surreal spirit of the Crosby-Hope Road movies, and the end-credit outtakes are funny enough to sustain that getting-hoary device for at least one more picture.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A two hour aquatic pursuit pic with bruising stunts, fun-to-watch performances, a dozen good chortles and imposing Panavision renderings of post-apocalyptic crud, Waterworld clearly has the makings of a cult movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    There may be no crying need for this movie, but we could use the laughs.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    If it's not conventionally speedy, it is almost always gripping.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This also is the rare combat movie that deals substantially with mourning widows on the home front.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Consistently compelling without being truly memorable.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Alas, what you've heard about Sofia Coppola (as Michael's daughter) is true; she swallows words and speaks “valley girl.'' What a difference Winona Ryder would have made. [24 Dec 1990, Life, p.1D]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Both female roles are unexpectedly meaty, so much so that the film loses something once the far more lively Stone is dispatched. Hour one (more satirical) is better all around, though the falloff isn't fatal. [1 June 1990, Life, p.2D]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Emmerich might have had a masterpiece, but he'll have to settle for what comes close to being a must-see movie today.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Ultimately, this film is more interesting than rousing; missing is a John Ford-ian wealth of idiosyncratic characters. [9 Nov 1990, Life, 4D]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    What we get is a tweaked variation on the litany of men-disguised-as-women comedies: "Some Like It Hot" and "Tootsie," just for starters. Obviously, this sassy farce sounds recycled and certainly appears to be in the coming attraction. Yet it's also funnier than expected in ways you wouldn't expect.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    There's a cold intelligence at work here. Though its pleasures are plentiful enough to reward a second viewing, only Nicholson has saved Warners from a wing-clip. [23 June 1989, Life, p.1D]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Salvaged by its rally, Reloaded seems less tired than "X2," its current sequel rival. But since its creators have said it's only half of a movie, we won't really know until The Matrix Revolutions arrives Nov. 5 whether this chunk is fizzle or sizzle.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    While this movie is sometimes overbaked, it is the first major studio release in a while to engross wall-to-wall.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Beauty is about two-thirds the serious-edged romp it would like to be, which still leaves a lot of room for tony fun.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Though there are helmets deeper than this movie, you do have to admire the level of screen showmanship .
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It's a sweet tale, but the movie's real subject is Zhang, the camera's muse that the lens adores.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This is a movie to be knocked, chewed and gummed, but not dismissed. It's the first 2001 release I've rushed to see twice.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The presence of "Election's" Chris Klein as the male contingent's most sensitive member only emphasizes how much smarter that high school comedy was.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This handsome movie works thanks to its lack of pretension and an atmosphere somewhat akin to the gentle wackiness of director Bill Forsyth's better works.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    As inspiring as the story wants to be, its real drama is mired around the edges, where we get a sense of what it is really like to be born into a brothel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Rocket flies with comic-kaze crooks. [21 February 1996, p. D6]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Deliberately downbeat, it's best as a two-person character study, stumbling a bit whenever it extends its parameters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Preposterous to the extreme.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Stately but static. [23 December 1997, p.3D]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A movie of moments whose ultimate legacy may be to get Carrey out of formula comedies forever.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The distanced result, screen-adapted by playwright Christopher Hampton, never quite overwhelms you. [21 Dec 1988, Life, p.1D]