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 The Straight Story
Lowest review score: 12 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
942 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The story itself is surprisingly seamless, yet it's the individual components that linger.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This is intelligent grown-up entertainment on both a political and a humanistic level.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Don't underestimate the appeal of a heart-tugger that's this well mounted.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Worth a look. It's easy to overrate -- but just as easy to undervalue.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    As close as anything could be to a light Mamet comedy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    In the movie's high point, (Jeremy) Northam conducts an antagonistic interview with the boy, who eludes well-placed lawyerly traps.
    • USA Today
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The result is two or three cuts above genre standard.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Glossy or not, the movie is unflinchingly tough-minded, down to its Hollywood-weepy ending, which, if you think about it, may be the year's gloomiest.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A minor delight but a delight just the same.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Recalls the pumped-up energy of "Pump Up the Volume," as well as its casting prowess.
    • USA Today
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The movie, which ends on an unexpected note of wistful humor, also gleans gentle and non-derisive chuckles out of Fin's physical state.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Between Jackson's opining and De Niro's hopeless alibis when he messes up, Jackie is good for a bundle of bloody ho-ho-hos.
    • USA Today
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    This movie will remind a lot of people of John Ford's masterpiece, "The Searchers," without the rowdy humor and, yes, without the greatness. But it's an admirably solid effort that's as mean as it has to be, which is plenty.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Grabber sub-plots further boost a story that is basically made by its three leads.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The movie has a couple of surprises, including a major plot turn at the end that leads to a memorable resolution somewhere between happy and wistful.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Often a cinematic marvel and often the year's most pungent movie medicine, Beloved always feels as if it's carrying the world's weight, and maybe it is. [16 October 1998, p. 7E]
    • 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
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    An enjoyably cast, superbly shot, jolt-generating device...It isn't art, but it'll crush your bones.
    • USA Today
    • 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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    The filmmaker's new subject, the German occupation of France, has been treated with the seriousness it deserves in countless movies over the past half-century. This treatment is light and breezy for a change, though not altogether frivolous.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    A mildly satirical but essentially sweet, benign comedy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Clark
    Trashy and disturbingly violent yet fairly zippy and amusingly cast.

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