For 661 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest review score: 20 R.I.P.D.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 661
661 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Being a fan of the character is not a prerequisite for enjoying the film.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Mike Scott
    Most of all, though, there's the story itself, which was already pretty quirky -- and amazing -- even before Oscar-nominated screenwriter Thomas McCarthy ("Up") put pen to paper for director Craig Gillespe's film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    There's no point mincing words: My Sister's Keeper is a difficult film to watch. That's not to say it isn't well-assembled, well-cast or well-acted.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    A satisfying dose of wild imagination and unbridled silliness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Even if the obligatory third-act twist arrives with all the subtlety of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Drag Me to Hell otherwise steers mostly clear of predictability.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    9
    9, though animated, isn't really a movie for kids. The problem is that, despite its strikingly original set-up and its cool steampunk visual vibe, it's not much of a movie for grown-ups, either.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Between its ridiculous setup and its hard-to-care-about ending, McDonald still manages to craft an engaging suspense film that -- when you're not scratching your head in puzzlement -- will have you on the edge of your seat.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Twenty-five years ago, it would have been impossible to imagine that Imagine That would see Eddie Murphy and The Beatles coming together to create family entertainment, but I'll be darned if it doesn't work.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    If it weren't for the casting of Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the lead roles, the film probably would have gone straight to DVD.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Michelle Pfeiffer's performance brings life to a sometimes sagging script. Also, Kathy Bates is a hoot as the mother of Pfeiffer's love interest.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Ritchie and company spend too much time being cute and not enough time being clever, resulting in a one-dimensional comic-book version of Doyle's detectives.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    It boasts strong acting and a nice dose of suspense.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    If there's a prevailing problem with director Richard Loncraine's bit of period fluff, it's that many of the characters encountered along the way are a touch too cartoonish to resonate meaningfully with audiences.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    With its immensely likable cast elevating the material, Judge extracts just enough ironic chuckles to rescue the movie from being written off as an assembly-line comedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The result is a film that is equal parts fluff and tough.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The only thing missing from the film -- which is frequently amusing but too bleak to be consistently laugh-out-loud funny -- is a genuine connection with its audiences, or at least those audiences not raised in 1960s Jewish suburbia.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Trades breathless romance for a fun "Ripley's Believe it or Not"-flavored weirdness.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    There's an overly episodic feel to it all, as Curtis and company seem happy merely to float along from gag to gag.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Director Martin Campbell does a nice job of creating suspense, and Ray Winstone stands out for his performance as a conflicted hitman.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The result is an often-screwball jaunt that isn't without its fun moments.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Fortunately, there's enough charisma in those doe eyes -- to narrowly rescue the featherweight Leap Year from becoming a full-blown case of Erin-go-blah.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    It's a nice, feel-good story with an appealing cast and strong production values.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    This isn't the kind of film that will leave audiences in awe of clever writing. Rather, it will leave them thinking how much Fuqua wanted to make a movie version of "The Wire."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Don't expect there to be a run on Secret of Kells action figures any time soon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    There's humor there, but this is a "smart" comedy, which is to say it's not intended to make you guffaw.

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