For 617 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Artist
Lowest review score: 20 The Paperboy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 617
617 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Part eco-doc, part legal-doc, it is a troubling, real story -- and a well-told one at that -- that is inspiring and infuriating all at once.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It is an inspiring, well-assembled portrait of one man's love for his autistic 6-year-old son and the measures he's willing to go to help the boy -- and the family -- cope with his neurological challenges.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's provocative stuff, and The Yes Men approach it with a wicked sense of humor.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    An up-tempo and upbeat concert documentary that celebrates, rather than mourns, the last hurrah of a pop-culture touchstone.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The result is a deliriously watchable and darkly comic portrait of a high-velocity death spiral.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Not only does Invictus tell a remarkable story of a remarkable man, but it also illustrates how sports can be a salve to a wounded community. And that's something New Orleanians can certainly appreciate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    As engrossing as The Young Victoria is, this isn't a movie that will stay with you very long. Mostly that's because Blunt's character does little by way of evolving.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The film is chilled by characters that never really come alive or generate any deep sympathy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Cera exudes a geeky charm and tender vulnerability that's hard to resist -- probably because he's far easier to relate to for most of us than we'd like to admit.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The casting is perfect, and the resetting of the story to China allows for a satisfyingly cinematic retelling.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Manages to overcome its flaws and become a charming love letter to love itself -- and a pitch-perfect V-Day date film to boot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The Art of the Steal is activist filmmaking, but it's well-done activist filmmaking. And, given that the Barnes fight isn't quite yet over, it could also become the most most important kind of filmmaking: the kind that makes a difference.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    There's a certain triteness to the overarching message -- secrets will keep us apart, and the truth will set us free -- but the kind of sweetness and earnestness that's on display in City Island makes such quibbles easy to forgive.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    But lowbrow or not, it is, like, totally tubular in its own right. To the max. Fer sure.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The result is a documentary that is as interesting as it is irresistible.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Before it gives itself a chance to deliver on that promise, however, it morphs into something different -- something often resembling a soap opera, just with prettier sets and less-passionate smooching.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's an intriguing travelogue, showing parts of Iran that most of us could never see, or would never dare try to see, given that nasty "Death to America" thing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The performances are strong enough to elevate things. Darin, Villamil and Francella are the kinds of actors who you just know you've seen before, but whom you probably haven't.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A dramatic comedy that is light on plot but generous in spirit, a leisurely, understated film that underscores the ever-present modern guilt while -- oddly, given the weightiness of that central conceit -- boasting a satisfying buoyancy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Still, it's not the iconic, be-all-end-all that Scott was certainly hoping for.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    If nothing else, Garcia's movie is a brave one, with its unflinching look at adoption, which -- as overwhelmingly compassionate an act as it is -- often leaves behind deep emotional scars.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Unfortunately, for the bulk of the film's running time -- its first two-thirds or so -- Davis and Heilbroner oversaturate viewers with scene-setting material, describing the climate for gay men and lesbians in the 1950s and 1960s.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Imagine Norman Rockwell had he been more of a realist than a nostalgist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A thoroughly and unmistakably modern film so rooted in the now that it's bound to be remembered as a cinematic landmark.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The whole thing is such a rare visual treat -- such a tres magnifique cinematic spectacle -- that those flaws are easy to overlook. Jeunet's film is hard to resist.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A refreshingly original take on the comic book adaptation.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Directed by someone you've never heard of and starring actors you won't be able to place, there's only one reason for a movie such as the locally shot Last Exorcism to exist: to scare the bejeezus out of you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Rarely is an actress asked to do so much with so little -- and even rarer does that actress succeed as well as Clarkson does.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's also the kind of movie that, for all of its smarts and huggability, stumbles every so often. Usually that happens when it's trying just a bit too hard to be cute, such as in its occasional surrealist, animation-assisted segments.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    RED
    RED is so much fun -- and its Over the Hill Gang so likeable -- that this is one of those rare cases where I wouldn't mind seeing them come out of retirement again for another romp.