For 582 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Messenger
Lowest review score: 20 Endless Love
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 582
582 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    This would be a difficult film even for the charismatic Papa Smith to carry. That he spends nearly the entire movie in a chair doesn't help matters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    The stakes in this latest, disappointing Harry Potter wannabe never feel as high as they should, or as important as its characters seem to think they are.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Never coalesces into anything memorable, much less meaningful.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Not only did Hughes shoot a handful of prominent scene-setting exteriors in the Big Apple itself, but he does an exceptional job of camouflaging his New Orleans scenes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    You can color me unimpressed.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Because while it can boast of some truly extraordinary special effects -- stomach-churning, face-hacking, arm-slicing visual effects, the kind that are sure to titillate the gleefully twisted -- this Evil Dead is far more gruesome than awesome.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Never elevated beyond much more than mere presidential puffery.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Pros and cons aside, Sinister has the benefit of arriving in the thick of Halloween season, right when movie-goers are most hungry for a few scares. And they'll get them from Derrickson's film, too.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    It won't stick to your ribs in the way, say, a shank will -- but it probably won't leave you looking for a way to escape the theater, either.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    The resulting film, despite its occasional outbursts of action and tension, is less an action film than a psychological thriller, although even there it fumbles the ball.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    There's a germ of a good story there, and Intruders isn't without the occasional tense moment. But unfortunately Hollowface is as undeveloped as the other characters in Intruders, which is the film's biggest flaw of all.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Beautiful Creatures is still an unabashed imitator, hewing closely to the "Twilight" blueprint. Some might go so far as to call it a blatant ripoff, as the differences between the two are cosmetic at best.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    With a scattered, meandering script, a stable of throwaway characters and an almost laughably drawn-out ending, it's all amounts to standard movie-of-the-week fare dressed up in Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    The result is exactly what you would expect from a concept whose odometer has been running for so long: uneven laughs, sparked largely by spurts of shock comedy but marred by a general sense of familiarity.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    It's the kind of cinematic cotton candy that youngsters will gobble up. Even more importantly, it's relatively quick, painless stuff when compared to so many other pint-sized entertainments out there.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Any improvements over the original RoboCop are mere window dressing, more a superficial function of technical advances in filmmaking than of any sort of storytelling prowess or fresh narrative ideas.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Some of those detours are fun ideas - like Marty's O. Henry-esque tale of the Amish psychopath. Mostly, though, they feel out of place, like so much filler that distracts from the half-developed main story. Call me crazy, but I need more from my movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Has potential to be fun and meaningful, but it's not exactly a novel idea. In fact, it feels like a literary-minded "Lars and the Real Girl," the 2007 dramatic comedy that starred Ryan Gosling as a man who falls in love with a sex doll, and which coasted along on its charm and smarts.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    At some point, Lee as a storyteller must step in to move things along, to dig the rudder deep into the narrative waters and steer this ship. The destination is almost irrelevant - just steer it somewhere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Sleepwalk With Me is a decent film -- even if its not one that lingers.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Alas, in Cronenberg's hands, it just comes across as cold and lifeless and exhausting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    What the Duplasses end up with is a film that is amusing at times, a touch repetitive at others, but one that never quite shakes the feeling that it is something of an unfinished thought. And perhaps something they've also grown beyond.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    If not for the "Fast and Furious" franchise, Need for Speed probably wouldn't exist outside of the video game series that inspired it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    What we end up with is an arm's-length film that feels more haunted than haunting -- and one that audiences will want to forget rather than remember.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Celeste and Jesse Forever isn't a movie many people will outright hate, but if this is the most original romantic comedy that Hollywood can muster, forever can't come soon enough.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    There's no "place" in this place, no clear destination -- and no real payoff in a film that stands a cinematic curiosity but little more.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    While Washington and Wahlberg help make sure the flawed 2 Guns isn't too bad, it's hard not to think that it could have been better.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    LUV
    Thank goodness for Rainey. Even when the story feels false, he never does, operating with an open-faced sense of easy honesty that is missing from much of the rest of the film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    More seriously -- and substantively -- "A Late Quartet" was a quiet but thoughtful meditation on the power, and the necessary pain, of human connections. By comparison, Quartet is a flimsy bit of cinematic puffery that takes every obvious path on its way to its even more obvious "seize-the-day" message.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    One only wishes that Ewing and Grady had chosen to dig deeper as they explored it.