For 761 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 20 Emperor
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 761
761 movie reviews
    • 30 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    And so the real question isn't whether director Todd Phillips' third -- and, he insists, the final -- installment in the unabashedly crude, very R-rated comedy trilogy is funny. Of course, it is.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Although Epic isn't quite an animated masterpiece -- or as enchanting as the vastly underrated "Guardians" -- it's still a fun, sweet-hearted kid-pleaser that boasts some downright lovely animation.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A sleight-of-hand heist film that feels like a cross between David Blaine and "Ocean's Eleven," with a little Robin Hood thrown in, it's a ripping bit of fun. If, that is, you let it be.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    This is a movie purely for grown-ups, with its enjoyment coming not from its explosions or attacking aliens but from spending time with these characters and savoring its optimistic, "never too late for happiness" message.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The real point of This is The End, however, is to make people laugh -- and it accomplishes that. Often, in fact -- and satisfyingly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Even if it doesn't provide all the answers, "The East" asks some pretty darn good questions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Watching it, one gets the feeling that Coppola knows these vampiric types all too well. What unfolds feels like a cross between "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and "Natural Born Killers," and a film that is far more disapproving than glamorizing of the go-go-go Los Angeles lifestyle -- but fascinating nonetheless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Roenning and Sandberg never dig deeply into the real, underlying motivating force behind Heyerdahl's voyage aboard the Kon-Tiki -- the name of his visually unimpressive but ultimately seaworthy raft -- other than relying on the fact that he wanted to prove his theory correct.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    This is solidly a genre picture, and one that follows all the necessary conventions -- but it's also one that does it all very well. That means lots of big, dumb and loud action -- but it also means good, popcorny, summer fun.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It tickles both funnybones and eyeballs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Easily the most enjoyable animated film of 2013 so far.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's not a film for everyone. Those who see it, however, will have trouble forgetting it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Granted, Elysium could be more clever as it goes about its business. This is smart sci-fi, but it's not as smart as it could have been -- or as many "District 9" fans were probably hoping it would be.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Director Klay Hall's embraceable, overachieving romp plays nicely as a big-screen feature.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Making it even more intriguing is the fact that the whole thing is, extraordinarily, inspired by a true story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    He was a charismatic leader and the greatest salesman the industry ever saw. He also was a very vocal spokesman for the graying counterculture -- crediting his high-tech success to Zen Buddhism, Dylan songs and acid trips.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Imbued as it is with a sense of discomforting truth, it is a worthwhile examination of human nature -- and one with a message well worth heeding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's also a touch tedious at times, as it's not always clear where Oppenheimer is going.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Also helping to sell it all is the fact that these films, goofy though they may be, feature a consistently high level of acting. In addition to Pegg, we get Martin Freeman ("The Hobbit"), Paddy Considine ("Red Riding"), Eddie Marsan ("Sherlock Holmes") and Bill Nighy ("Love Actually"), all of whom have appeared previously in the trilogy.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    While it's enjoyable enough to watch, there's no slam-dunk takeaway here.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's that sort of singular imagery that ultimately rescues Lowery's film. Yes, it's a flawed movie, but it also is a downright lovely one.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It aims to entertain, to offer a few tame chuckles for parents and children to enjoy in a purely Saturday-morning way. And it accomplishes that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Enough Said isn't without the occasional minor formulaic element or the odd narrative contrivance here and there (starting, it must be said, with its very setup). It is, after all, a romantic comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    In the final analysis, that's the real endgame here: to get people into theaters and build a film franchise. For all of their film's flaws, Hood and company do that well, as Ender's Game shapes up as a decent franchise starter -- and a film that makes it hard not to be intrigued by what will come next.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    As a modest bit of feel-good entertainment, Vaughn and Delivery Man mostly deliver the goods.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The real highlight, though, is the music by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Most normal people will not see this as a "pleasant" film -- I hope that's the case, anyway -- but it certain makes you feel something.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Visually stunning.

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