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
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Compellingly watchable horror-spectacle.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Crystal is such a panic - and normally uptight Patinkin is so attractively relaxed as a Spanish swordsman - that Bride's charms just can't be ignored. [25 Sept 1987]
    • USA Today
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Irritates in the early going when many of the current-day interviews are so intentionally underlighted that we can't see what the group members look like.
    • USA Today
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    There may be no crying need for this movie, but we could use the laughs.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Viscerally juicy....The movie is effectively cast. [25 July 1997, p.D2]
    • USA Today
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    What we get is a tweaked variation on the litany of men-disguised-as-women comedies: "Some Like It Hot" and "Tootsie," just for starters. Obviously, this sassy farce sounds recycled and certainly appears to be in the coming attraction. Yet it's also funnier than expected in ways you wouldn't expect.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This smashingly filmed and performed one-shot is (uh, so to speak) the year's best romantic comedy. [8 Dec 1989]
    • USA Today
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This is intelligent grown-up entertainment on both a political and a humanistic level.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The skating scenes are their own reward: It's hard to think of a movie since 1950's "Sunset Boulevard" that has gotten more dramatic impact out of a pool.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Though there are helmets deeper than this movie, you do have to admire the level of screen showmanship .
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The warden implores the prisoners to relinquish their weapons, and out of the cells come flying a zillion blades of all sizes. In a Mel Brooks movie, this bit would be funny. Here, it sums up the chilling situation in five seconds.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The chuckles here come from the leads' interplay, crying on each other's shoulders and cheering each other up.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Viewers who like clean storytelling may not be happy. Those who savor ironic wrap-ups will be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Lovely “memory'' film. [2 March 1990, Life, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Brosnan and Rush are a smooth fit, playing off each other like a snappy shirt and tie.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Though not exactly dynamic, the movie offers insights into a specific culture. Ashley Rowe's photography is exquisite, and Driver has never been better. [14 Aug 1998]
    • USA Today
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    An equitably rude comedy about abortion, brazen by definition but also fairly droll. It's probably too schematic to reward more than a single viewing, but as a provocative one-time surprise it may become a specialized sleeper. [13 December 1996, p.4D]
    • USA Today
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The result isn't quite a Michael Moore movie without the hubris, but it's reasonably close. It's thoughtful, and you have to take it seriously and with respect.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A largely irresistible puff piece.
    • USA Today
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Though there are scenes in Always (both intimate and spectacular) I love, the film does seem a bit asking-for-it-weightless following an Indiana Jones sequel. Yet if, as I suspect, many reviewers elect to carve up Always, the film will pick up its devotees - now or down the road. [22 Dec. 1989, p.1D]
    • USA Today
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Cult director Sam Raimi has come a long way since giving us killer tree limbs in whichever (I've repressed it) Evil Dead pic had them. With good leads and a few bucks, he's come up with a high-octane revenge piece mentionable in the same breath as its predecessors. [24 Aug. 1990]
    • USA Today
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The film is an impressive effort, yet often a trying one.
    • 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

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