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 3.8 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
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Mean Girls has the same fancifully dead-on tone as the 1995 high-school comedy "Clueless" without the sweetness because, hey, these snits are mean.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    There's a lot here to feed crime-fiction enthusiasts.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Imagine: a pseudo-intellectual baseball fantasy loaded up, like a spitter, with seductive sentiment. You can distrust the mix, but still like the movie - and I do. [21 Apr 1989, Life, p.D1]
    • USA Today
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A provocative dissection of human dynamics.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Despite appealing performances and kinetic football scenes, the storytelling is mostly conventional.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The result is two or three cuts above genre standard.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This one looks like a sure bet for seven weeks (at least) of audience good fortune.
    • 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]
    • USA Today
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    It gets wackier as it goes, starting with Charlie Sheen cast against type as a guy who's getting no sex and turns down the chance. Bebe Neuwirth has some funny scenes as a lush.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Landed exactly the right actors for a script that already gets points for respecting its teenage characters.
    • 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]
    • USA Today
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Fortunately, a movie that needs some levity gets a comic boost from William H. Macy as a fictional racing handicapper from the golden days of radio. As if training a horse, Macy cues us to laugh every time he's on screen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Jeff Bridges has enough demons in The Door in the Floor to jam a crowd scene, but the actor's sheer likability remains undiminished.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    With one of the year's busiest scripts, Little launches 76 zippy minutes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This is the kind of well-made movie you wish well but you don't particularly wish to see again.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Grabber sub-plots further boost a story that is basically made by its three leads.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Plays like a labor of love.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This has to be the raunchiest full-length animated feature since Fritz the Cat, which got an X rating in 1971.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    As close as anything could be to a light Mamet comedy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    We accept the sincerity and altruistic motives of the aging loner he (Philip Baker Hall) portrays in this consciously spare Nevada-set sleeper. [13 March 1997, p. 8D]
    • USA Today
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The final third is slower until a somewhat contrived finale that's still the funniest thing in the movie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Well acted by an ensemble that leans toward equality for all, Mile carries its long running time extremely well.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Few filmmakers of the past 20 years have mesmerized as much in their use of crisp, color-drenched photography.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This handsome movie works thanks to its lack of pretension and an atmosphere somewhat akin to the gentle wackiness of director Bill Forsyth's better works.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    If it's not conventionally speedy, it is almost always gripping.
    • 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
    • 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]
    • USA Today
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    However flawed, this film proves two things: Davis is still peaking as a lead, and Hanks is in a league with funny male leads of any movie era. [1 July 1992, p.1D]
    • USA Today

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