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 Braveheart
Lowest review score: 12 Falling Down
Score distribution:
942 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    But let's not mislead about acting gold: Without Nicholson and Keaton, the movie would be fair. With them, it's one of the few good romantic comedies this year. What we gotta give is thanks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Watching this movie, it seems to be the next level down from great -- maybe too episodic. But it burns in the memory weeks after you see it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A smooth mix of humanism and keen filmmaking instincts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A Hitchcockian chase...A crowd-pleasing airport-pursuit pic. [27 Dec 1995, p.D1]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is a very funny picture, though it's never burlesqued and is, in fact, occasionally poignant.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    In just three months, Wincer has gone from one of the worst IMAX movies ever (The Young Black Stallion) to one of the best. This time, and in all ways, he has more horsepower.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Bout No. 2 is among the best closed-quarters screen fights ever, as good as (and longer than) Frank Sinatra vs. Henry Silva in The Manchurian Candidate. And Hannah does more for an eyepatch than anyone since the late Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A rousing state-of-the-art cartoon capped by an aerial-combat climax that, to its credit, isn't anti-climactic. [2 July 1996, p.D1]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A summer crowd-pleaser worthy of its wind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A super cast injects it with Teddy Roosevelt vitality. [17 Nov 1995, p.D1]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Shake it all up and you get Collateral, a movie with only one conceivable flaw: its disinclination to break new ground, though no one held that against "The Fugitive" more than a decade of Augusts ago.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    One of the best football movies ever, Nights in the end celebrates the game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Ray
    Ray could not have been made without star Jamie Foxx.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Linney is a match for Neeson, and the only thing that might keep Lithgow from getting a supporting-Oscar nomination is the brevity of the part.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A long movie that almost wears out its 21/4-hour welcome, yet it's full of surprises.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    The one movie families search for every Christmas for an outing, the way "Something's Gotta Give" was last year and "Jerry Maguire" was in 1996.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Not since Tuesday Weld in "Pretty Poison" has an actress so played off her fresh-faced beauty for such pointed black-comic effect.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Thompson has had the good sense and sensitivity to get Austen right, while letting Winslet steal the show.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A cool and clinical reportorial remembrance whose very title reminds us who Solanas was. [3 May 1996, p. 10D]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Inside Deep Throat, an NC-17 documentary that deftly chronicles the fallout -- with about 15 seconds of hard-core footage -- has some surprise credits.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Smart, satisfying and compact but so modest in scale that only true-blue fans will sense - immediately - that it's Woody Allen's best outing in many years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Occasionally very funny, the picture tends to coast on its cosmetics. A first-rate script might have made it a twisted masterpiece.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Breakdown exploits so many traditional thriller situations that any suspense fan vet can easily devote a hand to counting off the predecessors it plunders. [02May1997 Pg 12.D]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Lumet (who also wrote the script) seems to feed on lousy cop-precinct furniture, political showboating and confrontations between street-savvy adversaries played by synergic actors. [16May1997 Pg.01.D]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is the most enjoyable film of its type in recent memory.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Some caper movies build suspense, while others tweak the genre with tongue lancing cheek. But this lesbian caper pic (how's that for a rarefied subgenre?) often pulls off both feats in the same scene, even simultaneously. [04 Oct 1996 Pg.04.D]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Filmmakers of Bernardo Bertolucci's magnitude don't often take on sexual coming-of-age movies, but judging from the pleasures of Stealing Beauty, maybe more of them should. [14 Jun 1996 Pg.04.D]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    Welcome to the Dollhouse does, with accessible dark comedy and chilling honesty, reminding us right off that school-cafeteria agonies only begin with the cuisine. [24 May 1996 Pg.04.D]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    A Johnny Cash biopic equally packed with music and frustrated love, Walk the Line goes from compelling to enthralling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Clark
    This is a smart and often tense work whose ultimate merit isn't completely calculable now.