For 832 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Gleason
Lowest review score: 20 Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 832
832 movie reviews
    • 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
    It's neither a good movie nor a bad movie. It's just a movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Unlike it's "Transformers" cousin, the story is appealingly straightforward, and the movie is chock-a-block with breathless action sequences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    It feels like a desperate attempt at edginess -- and desperation is never becoming, whether in real-life romance or in a romantic comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    The truth, however, is that for much of Soderbergh's film, it's all as yawn-inducing as its premise.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    McNamara's relentlessly shiny, happy outlook crosses the line between believable and artificial by about the 10-minute mark.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    That it's all true might make it more heart-tugging, but it doesn't make it any more interesting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    It's still darker, still grittier, still absent any shred of camp. Best of all, it's still got Daniel Craig.... So what's missing? How about a compelling story?
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    For the first time in its 25-year existence, Pixar has created an utterly ordinary film.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    It has a sweet quality, and Forest Whitaker gets a chance to show off his comic chops.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Mike Scott
    Doesn't boast enough universal meaning to make it truly sing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    While it's not really about football, it's not about sterling filmmaking, either.

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