For 941 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Hoop Dreams
Lowest review score: 12 Falling Down
Score distribution:
941 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Once this 2 1/4-hour slow-starter finally finds its rhythm, we're reminded of how gripping policy give-and-take around a long rectangular table can be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Even when there are lulls, the emotions seem authentic.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    If you end up cursing, try not to forget The Abyss' spectacular oil-rig collapse, a killer chase scene, two fine leads, and one Oscar-worthy "creature'' special effect midway through. Do forget the rest - unless you really dig Casper, the Friendly Ghost. [9 Aug 1989, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Worth a look. It's easy to overrate -- but just as easy to undervalue.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Bottom-line funny, often convulsively so. [2 Dec 1988]
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The movie wouldn't be imaginable without its commanding star. Nicholson is in virtually every scene underplaying to great effect
    • USA Today
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Gives Dennis Quaid one of his best screen showcases.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Sky High gets Kurt Russell back to his retro Disney roots, and he's still in good enough shape at age 54 to wear a supernatural hunk's cape.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The movie, which ends on an unexpected note of wistful humor, also gleans gentle and non-derisive chuckles out of Fin's physical state.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Flowers is smartly observational -- but a little screen heat would be worth a bouquet.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Once you're onto its wavelength (it doesn't take long), Linklater's passing parade starts to ring true. [15 Aug. 1991, p. 5D]
    • USA Today
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Though this is a tough movie to dislike, it plays more like a second draft than a final product.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Often a cinematic marvel and often the year's most pungent movie medicine, Beloved always feels as if it's carrying the world's weight, and maybe it is. [16 October 1998, p. 7E]
    • USA Today
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A good little movie dominated by a great central performance that's likely to endure. [30 Jan 1998, p.D2]
    • USA Today
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Engrosses if it doesn't fully convince. [18 October 1996, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The five stories in The Five Senses flawlessly and even artfully create a unified mood.
    • USA Today
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Lean, mean and mordant black comedy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Potty humor to spare. [26 July 1996, p. D4]
    • USA Today
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Don't underestimate the appeal of a heart-tugger that's this well mounted.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Obviously armed with more gangster-of-love opportunities playing Pablo Picasso than he had playing Richard Nixon, Anthony Hopkins ends up opting here for wit over full-blooded passion, but it proves to be enough. [23 Sep 1996]
    • USA Today
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A Little Princess is the first of its progeny to blend brains with entertainment. This stylish sleeper easily outpaces the studio's starchy updates of "Black Beauty" and "The Secret Garden", and even betters Shirley Temple's 1939 take on Frances Hodgson Burnett's Princess perennial. [18 May 1995, 12D.]
    • USA Today
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Exceedingly well cast and assembled with flashy visuals and pacing by Harron, this period piece is diminished by its relative pointlessness.
    • USA Today
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A chilly oddball that's easier to admire than love.
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The movie-calendar equivalent of last July's "Six Days, Seven Nights," this star-powered romance overcomes a shaky start to outpace that passable confection by several runaway laps.
    • USA Today
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The story's presentation is easy to take. And lot of this is because of Lathan, who is funny by not trying to be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This is economy of style that Americans get only in Woody Allen movies -- and even that's not a guarantee.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It has an elusive, haunting quality, but it's too long at 133 minutes, and there aren't many movies these days that get more involving as they progress.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    No situation could be more human, and it's one the youth-dominated film industry rarely touches.

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