For 854 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 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Beasts of the Southern Wild
Lowest review score: 20 For a Good Time, Call...
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 854
854 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Lee keeps things afloat with an appealing air of levity, including a fun but restrained use of split-screen, an homage to the 1970 doc, as well as cameos by that movie's Port-O-San guy and its peace-sign-flashing nuns.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The whole thing is such a rare visual treat -- such a tres magnifique cinematic spectacle -- that those flaws are easy to overlook. Jeunet's film is hard to resist.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Sprinkled throughout, there is also a handful of wonderfully amusing song-and-dance numbers, written by Bret McKenzie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It is a thoughtful film, a serious one, and one that is sneakily affecting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Cera exudes a geeky charm and tender vulnerability that's hard to resist -- probably because he's far easier to relate to for most of us than we'd like to admit.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The result: a fun and sweet romantic comedy that lands comfortably on the smart side of vacant, along the way offering a pleasant and satisfying holiday diversion for the grown-ups in the room.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A dramatic comedy that is light on plot but generous in spirit, a leisurely, understated film that underscores the ever-present modern guilt while -- oddly, given the weightiness of that central conceit -- boasting a satisfying buoyancy.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Being a fan of the character is not a prerequisite for enjoying the film.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's provocative stuff, and The Yes Men approach it with a wicked sense of humor.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A refreshingly original take on the comic book adaptation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The result is a movie that is about as riveting as -- well, as your average Robert Novak column.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Arriving with a savage grace, director Darren Aronofsky's nightmare-come-to-life Black Swan cements his reputation not only as one of the more daring filmmakers of his generation, but also as an actor's director of the first order.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A punch-drunk tale whose fitful ramble from Jerry Springer-style family seaminess to "Rocky"-like triumph is elevated enormously by knockout performances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Brilliant in its simplicity, as he turns the floor over to the three masters with this simple instruction: The guitar. Discuss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Only one of a number of recent immigrant tales to hit theaters, but with its blend of sweet humor and topical relevance, it's one of the more compelling -- and surprising -- in some time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Boasting a rock-solid academic architecture, Bhutto is a film bursting at the seams with gravitas.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The engine that really makes Crazy Stupid Love go is the same one that has made Ficarra and Requa's films to this point so appealing: While they thrust their characters into outrageous situations, they always keep things grounded in real, relatable emotion.
    • 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.

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