For 716 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 127 Hours
Lowest review score: 20 For a Good Time, Call...
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 716
716 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Bill Condon returns fans' love and gives them exactly what they have shown they want. That is: uneven storytelling, maudlin dialog and decidedly one-note performances, even from the big names in the cast.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Ritchie is simply trying to buy a good movie here -- and forgetting that a little brainpower is also required to complete the job.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    As ridiculous as it is, Man on a Ledge isn't a movie that requires suspension of disbelief. It requires the absolute absence of it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    A Dangerous Method still feels as if it's based on a rather pedestrian narrative --and so, in the final analysis, Cronenberg's film bores.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    What we're left with is a thoroughly mediocre, shrug-generating disappointment -- and one that certainly doesn't feel like it should have cost more than a third of a billion dollars to make and market.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Not only does the largely disposable Terminator Salvation fail to advance the franchise's overarching rise-of-the-machines storyline (a better title: "Terminator Stagnation") but, worse, it never manages to distinguish itself from any other reasonably budgeted action film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    This is not a feel-good movie. This is the frigid, hard-to-embrace cinematic opposite of a feel-good movie, in fact -- all wrapped in one long, dark metaphor for depression.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    With a scattered, meandering script, a stable of throwaway characters and an almost laughably drawn-out ending, it's all amounts to standard movie-of-the-week fare dressed up in Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    There's a germ of a good story there, and Intruders isn't without the occasional tense moment. But unfortunately Hollowface is as undeveloped as the other characters in Intruders, which is the film's biggest flaw of all.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    As well-shot and well-acted as it is, one can't help feeling there's a good movie in there somewhere. Unfortunately, it's buried beneath such an avalanche of extraneousness and artistic posing.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    As with its gooey, smoochy predecessors, The Lucky One is, beneath it all, a fairy-tale romance, just one with modern trappings.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    It's not only shameless, it detracts from what this movie could have been, and still is when the self-promoting Harvey shuts up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    What you won't find amid the clashing cutlasses and flashing foils, however, is anything resembling a rapier wit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    When a film's clich├ęs are so obvious that its cast points them out for you, you've got to wonder how hard it's really trying.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Unfortunately, like the Poison song says -- and, in many ways, like the decade itself -- it ain't nothin' but a good time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Still, as Death of a Superhero plays out, it's hard not to shake the feeling that this is ground we've trodden before.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Never coalesces into anything memorable, much less meaningful.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Thoroughly, and disappointingly, pedestrian.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    What the Duplasses end up with is a film that is amusing at times, a touch repetitive at others, but one that never quite shakes the feeling that it is something of an unfinished thought. And perhaps something they've also grown beyond.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    There's a lot of eye candy in what ends up being a slick, breathless and at-times enjoyable sci-fi update. Unfortunately, it's what Wiseman forgets to do that makes the biggest difference in his film -- and which keeps it from becoming much more than a glossy missed opportunity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Has potential to be fun and meaningful, but it's not exactly a novel idea. In fact, it feels like a literary-minded "Lars and the Real Girl," the 2007 dramatic comedy that starred Ryan Gosling as a man who falls in love with a sex doll, and which coasted along on its charm and smarts.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    This is a movie that confuses teary with sweet. Mopey with sad. Discomfort with humor. And, worst of all, it confuses weird with odd.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    At some point, Lee as a storyteller must step in to move things along, to dig the rudder deep into the narrative waters and steer this ship. The destination is almost irrelevant - just steer it somewhere.

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