For 937 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 4.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Clark's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Minority Report
Lowest review score: 12 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
937 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The result is far from perfect, but to its many merits, add timing. You never get a movie with this kind of story in mid-August.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Even without the surprise of seeing Spader going for laughs and getting them, Secretary is just too original to be ignored.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    In contrast to big-screen bummers we see every week, this movie conveys genuine sorrow.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Lean, mean and mordant black comedy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Williams is impressively restrained as well as funny, so fans need not fret. It only means that instead of Good Morning, Preppies, we're given a bittersweet, even eerie Goodbye, Mr. Hip. [2 June 1989, Life, p.1D]
    • 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]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A provocative dissection of human dynamics.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A long-on-video 1993 release now restored to its original Cantonese with different music and more audio pop.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The finale, which utilizes vintage home movies to show us the real people we've just seen portrayed, packs a wallop. [19 February 1999, Life, p.13E]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Though this is a tough movie to dislike, it plays more like a second draft than a final product.
    • 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]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It's gratifying to see a comedy can have no redeeming social value yet be full of hearty laughs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The distanced result, screen-adapted by playwright Christopher Hampton, never quite overwhelms you. [21 Dec 1988, Life, p.1D]
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This may be the most uncompromisingly raw police drama since "Across 110th Street," starring Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Bottom-line funny, often convulsively so. [2 Dec 1988]
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Deliberately downbeat, it's best as a two-person character study, stumbling a bit whenever it extends its parameters.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Kudos go to the great Thomas Newman, whose score contributes as much as either lead to what is finally a two-character movie, though one well-performed by all. [23 Sept 1994]
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Woody Allen is good for his funniest screen romp in a while, thanks to a few evenly spaced standout scenes of laugh-out-loud intensity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The story itself is surprisingly seamless, yet it's the individual components that linger.