For 706 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 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Gravity
Lowest review score: 20 R.I.P.D.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 706
706 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Even at its worst moments, it's better than "awful." But at its best, it's never comes close to "incredible."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Built on spasms of explosive summertime action interspersed throughout a vacant shell of an origins story, animator-turned-director Jimmy Hayward's first stab at directing a live-action film ends up feeling like one great, big missed opportunity.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    More than just corny. Eclipse is boring.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Sure, it's an interesting scene as he (Stone) chews the fat with Raul Castro, and coca leaves with Bolivia's Evo Morales. But his South of the Border can't be taken seriously, muchacho -- and if you think it can, well, I've got a primo cigar factory in Havana to sell you.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    I love a good, brainless action flick as much as the next alpha male, but this time I had a whole lot of trouble laughing along.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    By the time The American is finished, it feels like one great big pointless exercise. With George Clooney on the poster.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Rather than "Greased Lightning," we get a holding pattern -- which is better than a crash-landing, but still ...
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    If there's a breath of fresh air in it all, it's in the form of the young actress Jessica Barden playing a smoking, swearing, Tom Sawyer-flavored teenage delinquent determined to add some life to her excruciatingly boring rural existence.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    The hard, cold truth is that the hard, cold For Colored Girls is just plain difficult to fall in love with, regardless of the amount of passion Perry poured into it or how much meaning he's freighted it with.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Clearly, Brevig's past as a visual effects maestro had him focusing more on the look of Yogi Bear than on crafting anything resembling a clever narrative.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    It's the same fine line that so often separates artfulness and "trying too hard" -- a line that Lebanon tramples all over.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    This is even worse than a repetitive rehash. These "Fockers" are just lazy, limp -- and lame.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    An uneven story that tries too hard to be meaningful and not hard enough to be funny.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    It is raw, it is searing, it is honest.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Many scenes, like Another Year itself, don't actually go anywhere.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    There are entertaining moments along the way, and some likeable characters.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    McNamara's relentlessly shiny, happy outlook crosses the line between believable and artificial by about the 10-minute mark.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    A cast of American actors -- including Matthew Modine, Whoopi Goldberg and Wallace Shawn -- were hired to provide recognizable voices for the English version of the film. They fulfill that requirement, too: Their voices are, indeed, recognizable -- though little more.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    The world is a whole lot more complex than Shadyac seems to realize. If all we need is love, wouldn't we all still be wearing tie-dyed shirts and headbands?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    A movie that offers exactly the kind of bittersweet drama you'd expect from something called White Irish Drinkers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    For the first time in its 25-year existence, Pixar has created an utterly ordinary film.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    When making a film for 10-year-old boys, it doesn't have to be good, necessarily -- just good enough. And that's exactly what Real Steel is: good enough.
    • 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.

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