For 690 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Up
Lowest review score: 20 Walk of Shame
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 690
690 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    What the Cairns brothers have created is something rare for a horror film: Not only does it get the job done without making you want to shower after it's all over, but they've created multi-dimensional characters who inhabit a believable and expansive environment. In so doing, they've also created a bloody good bit of twisted fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    What Anderson's talky and willfully opaque film doesn't have, however, is an unfailingly compelling story to tell.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's an uplifting, even enchanting, smile-inducer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Ends up being the kind of movie we don't see a whole lot anymore: an emotionally grounded and quietly meaningful crowd-pleaser that functions as a lovely antidote to the recently ended summer blockbuster season.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    At worst, though, the film's faintly sleazy bait-and-switch tactic robs the film of its biggest asset -- its sense of fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Thanks to Rochefort and Folch, as well as Trueba's delicate direction, it still manages to be an embraceable journey, one with its own quiet -- and artistic -- rewards.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    One gets the feeling that Thompson left a lot on the table with The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, that it could have been something more, something bigger, something elaborate. And that may be true. But the film that Thompson did choose to make - one that is both simple but effective -- is fascinating in its own right.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Billed as a dramatic comedy, and it lives up to that billing, even if it tends more toward chuckles than guffaws. In other words, one thing it's not is "It's Complicated," Streep's previous -- and often riotous -- relationship dramedy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Seizing the role, and the screen, Gelber actually makes us care what happens to his surly, thoroughly unlikable character.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    An unapologetic B-movie, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night tries mightily to cover its flaws with a peppering of humor -- much of it supplied courtesy of Dylan's zombie sidekick, played by Sam Huntington -- and an at-times fun "Buffy the Vampire Hunter" vibe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    What we're left with is a thoroughly mediocre, shrug-generating disappointment -- and one that certainly doesn't feel like it should have cost more than a third of a billion dollars to make and market.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Rather than "Greased Lightning," we get a holding pattern -- which is better than a crash-landing, but still ...
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    She could stand to learn a lesson herself, from another magical governess -- you know, the one about the spoon full of sugar.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    There are entertaining moments along the way, and some likeable characters.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    The ending of Dear John feels manufactured and patently false. Seyfried tries to sell it, but you can tell that she's having a hard time believing the words coming out of her mouth.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    More than just corny. Eclipse is boring.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    An uneven story that tries too hard to be meaningful and not hard enough to be funny.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Parnassus is a cold film that delights in dancing along that fine line separating "fantastical" and "nonsensical." Then, when a movie is supposed to hit things home -- in that all-important third act -- it lands with a thud on the wrong side.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Normally a reliable screenwriter, Sayles probably gives his audience too much credit with regard to its knowledge of what is one of the lesser-known chapters in America's military history. As a result, even with its modern parallels, Amigo makes for dense, slow-going viewing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    It's not really a Disney film. Rather, this is a product of Starz Animation. It's a key distinction, because -- well, because Starz Animation is no Disney, and it's certainly no Pixar. It proves that here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    McDonald's film never really finds its footing -- and The Eagle never takes flight.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    As well-intended as it is, writer-director Max Mayer's film lacks focus.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    This is even worse than a repetitive rehash. These "Fockers" are just lazy, limp -- and lame.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    While this nouveau Fright Night does a reasonable job of maintaining the fun spirit of the original film, between the blood splatters and vamp stakings, it never builds on what the original had to offer -- and thus never quite makes a convincing case for its own existence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    A better title: "Coco Before She Was Interesting."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    The result is a film with sporadic outbursts of wackiness, but one that (Oh, Fortuna's Wheel!) never gains traction from a storytelling standpoint.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Unfortunately, on the way to delivering that message, it becomes weighted down by its own dreary self-importance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    A movie that offers exactly the kind of bittersweet drama you'd expect from something called White Irish Drinkers.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    You want a change-up? Here's a change-up: How about if Hollywood stops spoon-feeding us this uninspired pablum and comes up with a fresh idea or two?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Bill Condon returns fans' love and gives them exactly what they have shown they want. That is: uneven storytelling, maudlin dialog and decidedly one-note performances, even from the big names in the cast.

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