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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Straight Story
Lowest review score: 12 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
942 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The gritty, Oscar-nominated "Traffic" is a limo ride compared with the bloodletting in this year's foreign-film nominee from Mexico.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The result is a foot-stomping rouser. Where else can you get a cop in his underwear boogalooing with skyscraper terrorists? [15 July 1988, Life, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Though the comedy is sometimes more frenetic than inspired and viewer emotions are rarely touched to any notable degree, the movie is as visually inventive as its Pixar predecessors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Rock actually rocks out as one of the year's most purely entertaining movies (just keep thinking: Bill Murray as a ventriloquist).
    • USA Today
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The relaxed and confident Crusade is the first Jones outing to benefit from actual characterizations. [24 May 1989, Life, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    In a watershed year for black filmmakers, Singleton has made the punchiest feature debut in recent memory. Those who complain that Lee's characters tangle up his plots will savor Singleton's flawlessly crafted edges. [12 July 1991]
    • USA Today
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    It's the actor/director's best movie - and the best Western by anybody in over 20 years. [7 Aug 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Sexy, snotty, vulnerable and above all contentious, she's (Winslet) the catalyst in a movie that creates more man-woman electricity than any other movie this year.
    • USA Today
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Unfaithful doesn't push the melodrama the way "Attraction" did, but it lingers in the mind as much.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A movie that is easily likable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This thorough original is a wall-to-wall exercise in gallows humor, a movie whose full funny/sad effect doesn't hit until you reflect upon the subject and the cast of characters.
    • USA Today
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    There is enough mirthful good will generated to justify even another sequel. May we suggest: "License to Shag," "You Only Shag Twice" or "Thundershag."
    • USA Today
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Accessibly brainy screen charmer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Bedroom succeeds with performances that get some of their power from imaginative casting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Nicholson has at least three magnificent moments in Hour 2. The best is a wedding toast that comes after another that will painfully remind you of every banal wedding toast you've ever heard.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    So original that it'll be years before a major filmmaker attempts another one. We're talking black-belt cult-movie status here. [30 Mar 1988]
    • USA Today
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This grade-A sleeper sends you out with an unexpected smile. [25 Nov 1992]
    • USA Today
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    One of the most challenging movies in years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Ultimately grim, Liam is ripe in humanity --and even comedy.
    • USA Today
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    An easy movie to pick apart, but it lives, breathes and switches moods from humor to despair better than any American release this year.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Though less than the sum of its brilliant parts, the Coens' latest will still be must viewing in 32 years. [21 Aug 1991]
    • USA Today

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