For 824 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Artist
Lowest review score: 20 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 824
824 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's no "Das Boot," but Battleship is a boatload of popcorny fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Concussion is at its best when it's digging into the science of Omalu's work, chronicling his discovery and his subsequent David-vs.-Goliath fight to get people to acknowledge that he was right. Less effective is the portrayal of the personal toll his fight cost him.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Drama is one thing. Resonance is another. Without digging deeply enough, "The Finest Hours" seems content to capture the former while ignoring the latter.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's an uneven but fairly enjoyable ride, one that benefits from Statham's cool, capable presence.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It keeps you guessing, it keeps the tension ratcheted up, and it offers a dose of breathless -- if sometimes brainless -- suspense.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Few of the characters feel fully fleshed out. McKay's Big Short also lacks a certain nuance in its third act, when McKay's agenda becomes abundantly, ham-handedly clear. Still, it's hard not to be outraged by what is learned.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Flaws aside, the journey will be largely worth it for audiences, particularly for fans of the genre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    12 O'Clock Boys is reminiscent of the Ross brothers' far more lyrically shot 2012 film "Tchoupitoulas," which tagged along with three New Orleans boys for a night of exploration and boundary-testing in the French Quarter. The setting is different in Nathan's film, and Nathan doesn't commit as fully as the Rosses did to visual artistry. But there are thematic similarities, to be sure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    So here's what moviegoers can trust from the Russo's Captain America: Winter Solider: They can trust it to be a brisk ride. They can trust it to be entertaining. They can expect it to be suspenseful.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Even when it is at its most esoteric, The Dance of Reality is always brimming with passion and a daring originality. That helps smooth over the flaws, such as its general staginess and his self-indulgent tendencies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    There's a good reason why the true-crime film The Imposter is a documentary: If someone tried to pass off this bizarre Texas tale as fiction, nobody would believe it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Here's the crazy thing, though. Against all odds, it works.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Does The Wind Rises represent Miyazaki at the top of his game? No, not really. But it could be Miyazaki at the end of the game, and that alone is reason enough to appreciate the film for the things it offers rather than hammer it too hard for the things it lacks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Another feather in the cap of Saulnier, who -- now with two impressive features under his belt as director -- is emerging to become one of the more intriguing new voices in Hollywood.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Granted, "intelligent" might be too generous a word to describe Oblivion, which flirts with big questions, but never answers them. What's left is a story that doesn't quite go where no man has gone before.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Even if it doesn't provide all the answers, "The East" asks some pretty darn good questions.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    John Wick: Chapter Two is still an exceedingly dumb guilty-pleasure film, with its high body count, shockingly bloody violence and creative comic-book carnage. But that hotel, known as The Continental, and the structure it provides the film, goes a long way to helping John Wick: Chapter 2 become its own distinct, ultraviolent thing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    As a modest bit of feel-good entertainment, Vaughn and Delivery Man mostly deliver the goods.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    What we end up with is a sweet, feminist character study that shows off Weitz's deft hand as a writer while doubling as a perfect showcase for Tomlin.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    While Lone Survivor is presented as a piece of hero-focused entertainment, it is a suitably sobering one in the end, and a film that is bound to stick to the ribs of audiences longer than, say, your average Superman movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    An uplifting and colorful crowd-pleaser, it's built on a wealth of cinematic contrivances -- all designed to make sure things, indeed, turn out all right in the end -- but the result is just too good-natured to begrudge.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The good news: This is Goldthwait the writer-director, not Goldthwait the actor -- so there's no schticky voice to endure. But his exceedingly black comedy does speak loudly -- and it turns out he's actually got something worthwhile to say.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Not, in other words, a happy story. It is not a story of redemption or healing or finding happiness amid the despair. It is about reaping what one sows. But, damn, those performances. Damn, that dialog. Damn, that's good stuff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Her
    Even a flawed Spike Jonze film is a thing of beauty in its own way, and even the uneven but admirable Her is a journey well worth taking.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It's a film that benefits greatly from Clarkson's well-seasoned chops, given that the first act of October Gale -- while illuminating with regard to her character -- boasts precious little dialog.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It all adds up to weave an engaging story, and not just for its wealth of titillations. Many of the sex scenes, in fact, feel more clinical than anything else.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    There are a number of laughs to be had in what ends up being an uneven but surprisingly likeable dose of low-calorie nonsense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A fast-moving, fascinating and at times even fun documentary residing squarely at the intersection of sports, geopolitics and history.

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