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 Thirteen
Lowest review score: 12 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
942 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A largely irresistible puff piece.
    • USA Today
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The pace is fast, many of the performers are attractive, and even the end-credits montage is zippier than usual.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Lovely “memory'' film. [2 March 1990, Life, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Plays like a labor of love.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The result is two or three cuts above genre standard.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This meaty Irish stew isn't arty or elliptical. It ought to connect with anyone who's survived sibling tension or romantic fence-sitting. [9 August 1995, Life, p.5D]
    • USA Today
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    No situation could be more human, and it's one the youth-dominated film industry rarely touches.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It's fast, easy on the eyes, full of funny putdowns and cast well enough to have two memorable villains.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The actress may get an Oscar nomination for the wrong movie -- "Moulin Rouge" over "The Others" -- but it would be a double misfortune for audiences to overlook a performance that boosts its movie from moderate to memorable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The five stories in The Five Senses flawlessly and even artfully create a unified mood.
    • USA Today
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Shouldn't be overrated, but it's the first film of the year - and it's mid-February already - capable of keeping a grown-up awake.
    • USA Today
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Compellingly watchable horror-spectacle.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    There isn't any kind of dance you can compare to Robert Duvall's latest as an actor/director, though a slo-mo minuet might come close.
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    One can't underestimate the appeal of any movie constructed around Sean Connery's charm.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A chilly oddball that's easier to admire than love.
    • USA Today
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Brosnan and Rush are a smooth fit, playing off each other like a snappy shirt and tie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The No. 1 thing Only the Strong Survive will have to survive is being overshadowed by "Standing in the Shadows of Motown." Less focused than last fall's slam-dunk Funk remembrance, Survive is a more modest soul review.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    I enjoyed everything about Moonstruck except for its meandering mid-section. On cassette, with vino accompaniment, it may seem perfect. In theaters, with a diet drink, it still rates as the holiday sleeper. [18 Dec 1987]
    • USA Today
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Recalls the pumped-up energy of "Pump Up the Volume," as well as its casting prowess.
    • USA Today
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    As a forum for its actors and for the big-screen directorial debut of multi-Emmy winner Gregory Hoblit, the film is up to the job.
    • USA Today
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This one looks like a sure bet for seven weeks (at least) of audience good fortune.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    When have we seen the same performer playing both parts in a sexual situation? It happens here, not once but twice.
    • 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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    As a successful careerist who tries purging his neuroses in a coin-operated batting cage, Crystal is funny enough to keep Ryan from all-out stealing the film. She, though, is smashing in an eye-opening performance, another tribute to Reiner's flair with actors. [12 July 1989, Life, p.1D]
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    With a little sex, some mystery, a little sex, an appealing title and a little sex, France's Swimming Pool has what it takes to become an art house audience magnet, especially amid the heat of summer.
    • 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

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