For 633 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 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 R.I.P.D.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 633
633 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Pitt and Hill are fantastic individually, and hilarious when together -- and on a surprisingly engaging script by Aaron Sorkin ("Social Network") and Steve Zaillian ("Schindler's List").
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    With its emphasis on relationships and character, Drive can best be described as a thinking man's action film -- or at least, it could if it didn't ultimately feel so oddly slight. As it is, for all of its positives, it functions mostly as a guilty pleasure rather than as a movie that resonates the way, say, "Blue Valentine" does.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    This is a world where training wheels are called "stabilizers" and where children leave something called "mince pies" for Santa. (Um. Ew?) As a result, the occasional line will fly over your little ones' heads. But you can also expect for them to be charmed by it all.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Yes, it is derivative, but in a year in which films from the 1980s are getting needless remakes seemingly every other week, this one stands out as a rare one that works. That's a good "Thing."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The kind of indie gem that doesn't come around nearly often enough -- and, when they do, often not enough people go to see them.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Anonymous starts admirably quickly, but Emmerich repeatedly forgets to look over his shoulder to see if his audience is keeping track of which stringy-haired Calvin Klein model is which.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Gets considerable gas from the fact that Bateman, Sudeikis and Day so convincingly play three idiotic pals. The real fun, though, is in the fantastic supporting cast.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It keeps things light and entertaining. And for $8 admission, that's never a bad investment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The movie is quietly affecting, as Rush offers a moving and rewarding yarn about the need to move on in the face of personal tragedy, and about the strength of human connections.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Complemented by striking, well-conceived visuals, in Fukunaga's hands Bronte's tale of love and woe becomes one well worth repeating.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A gritty spy thriller directed by relative newcomer Daniel Espinosa, and a film that -- despite the occasional misstep -- ends up being a taut, suspense-filled ride.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Spurlock banks on his charm and likability -- and it's that charm and likability that make The Greatest Movie Ever Sold so much fun to watch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    There are moments when the freak-show elements of the film threaten to overpower its message, but that message is such a fascinating one -- and the debate an important one as well -- that The Elephant in the Living Room manages to overcome them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It also is a film that does the impossible: It lubes its audiences' mental gears and sets them to spinning without insulting anyone and without issuing threats of eternal damnation. Subtlety, thy name is Vera. Can I get an "amen"?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    There's meaning, great meaning, in Susser's wonderfully oddball little film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's easy to forget that you're watching a sci-fi film at all. That's because it's just a shade or two from not even being a sci-fi film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    An Ireland-set charmer oozing with a satisfying intelligence and driven by the considerable charisma of Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows").
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Ends up being a reasonably gripping story of political intrigue, international corruption and one woman's determined fight for justice.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Their story, as told by Pooley, also is a touching and quietly meaningful one, built around themes of tolerance, self-acceptance and unconditional love.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    What it lacks in style, however, it more than makes up for in substance, as Shearer -- as smart as he is funny -- has assembled a vital and admirably accessible post-mortem on Hurricane Katrina.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    McGlynn's film clocks in at just a shade under two hours, which normally would be a little long for a documentary. In this case, the length not only is warranted but welcomed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    All in all, Nichols ends up with a richly drawn, and at times disturbing, portrait of one man's descent into madness.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A movie with undeniable melancholy underpinnings, but Bertuccelli wisely avoids overdoing the drama to nurse cheap tears from her audience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Among them, Polanski's four-person cast boasts four Oscars and eight more nominations, so these are big-league actors who are capable of carrying a film such as this through its occasional miscalculations.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's fun, and it's funny, and -- the best part -- it comes carrying a "yeehaw"-inducing sense of a treasure found.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's his film's metamorphosis into something else -- something every bit as dark, and every bit as intriguing -- that will keep viewers planted in their seats, and, at times, perched on the edges of them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    In reality, in this age of cookie-cutter entertainment, the movie's success probably is because of Cody's unconventional script. This isn't a silly, disposable, rom-com -- and thank goodness for that.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Oddly, though, Everyday Sunshine ends up being a mostly optimistic tale. That's because, despite it all, Fishbone is still gigging.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Along the way, a raft of experts are featured -- including Times-Picayune outdoor editor Bob Marshall -- speaking bluntly about the cozy relationship between politicians and the oil industry.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's sadly and tenderly honest -- and so are Hansard and Irglova, as they generously and matter-of-factly open up to the camera.