For 852 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 The Broken Circle Breakdown
Lowest review score: 20 The Comedian
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 852
852 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    12 O'Clock Boys is reminiscent of the Ross brothers' far more lyrically shot 2012 film "Tchoupitoulas," which tagged along with three New Orleans boys for a night of exploration and boundary-testing in the French Quarter. The setting is different in Nathan's film, and Nathan doesn't commit as fully as the Rosses did to visual artistry. But there are thematic similarities, to be sure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Can it be considered a comic masterpiece on the same level as "Animal House," that mother of frat-house comedies? Not by a long shot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The result is a film that is equal parts fluff and tough.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The whole thing is kind of comforting in a damn-the-torpedoes, laugh-at-what-scares-you-most kind of way.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    More than anything this is an intelligent film, a satisfying bit of old-school sci-fi suspense.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    An enjoyable diversion, a lightweight bit of philosophizing that blends humor with the bittersweet. It won't likely stick in your memory for too terribly long.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The real point of This is The End, however, is to make people laugh -- and it accomplishes that. Often, in fact -- and satisfyingly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Open-ended and decidedly un-Hollywood, it is faintly dissatisfying, especially coming on the heels of such as engaging and crisply presented story. But it offers movie-goers a wonderful opportunity to roll it all around in their heads and discuss it, even debate it, as they drive back to that cozy little cult compound they call home.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The result is a documentary that is as interesting as it is irresistible.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    It wasn't until Gibney's film was already largely shot that the truth caught up to Armstrong.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The sort of movie you should go see with someone you love. You should also hold their hand during the movie. And be thankful that that hand is there.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    Both taut and satisfyingly relevant, it presents a portrait of a compromised elections system -- one that should give the left wing, the right wing and the fringe-dwelling nutjobs something they can all agree on. Namely: We're in deep doo-doo.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    There isn't a whole lot of nuance in writer-director Rachid Bouchareb's unapologetically political movie. As such, it doesn't take much brainpower for a viewer to stay a step or two ahead of his plot the entire way.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Furious 7, formulaic or not, knows exactly what kind of movie it is. It is a superhero movie without the tights. It is a comic-book franchise without the radioactive spider bite. It is, plain and simple, an automotive "Avengers."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Even if a filmmaker is dealing with familiar themes, when he or she fills in the blanks as sweetly and amiably as writer-director Geremy Gasper does in Patti Cake$, any desire to pick things apart all but vanishes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Rarely is an actress asked to do so much with so little -- and even rarer does that actress succeed as well as Clarkson does.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    That character flaw makes for some great shock-fueled laughs in Lewis' film -- Giamatti does full-on comic rage as well as anyone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    An up-tempo and upbeat concert documentary that celebrates, rather than mourns, the last hurrah of a pop-culture touchstone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Slowly becomes a thoughtful and interesting deconstruction and demythologizing of American celebrity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    An enchantment, plain and simple. And while it won't make many forget Disney's iconic animated version, it certainly joins it as one of the more enjoyable re-tellings of this classic tale.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A satisfyingly fresh take on a character we all only thought we knew well.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The result is a movie that, in its best moments, is delightful. It does lose a significant amount of steam halfway through -- likely due in part to its two hours of running time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Age of Ultron -- for all the eye candy and mindless entertainment it has to offer -- stays safely within the franchise's established parameters. Here, there are no real surprises.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    If you're a mom or dad bringing your own little primates to the movie, that's a good thing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    There's a certain triteness to the overarching message -- secrets will keep us apart, and the truth will set us free -- but the kind of sweetness and earnestness that's on display in City Island makes such quibbles easy to forgive.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Seizing the role, and the screen, Gelber actually makes us care what happens to his surly, thoroughly unlikable character.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Some of those detours are fun ideas - like Marty's O. Henry-esque tale of the Amish psychopath. Mostly, though, they feel out of place, like so much filler that distracts from the half-developed main story. Call me crazy, but I need more from my movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Watching it, one gets the feeling that Coppola knows these vampiric types all too well. What unfolds feels like a cross between "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and "Natural Born Killers," and a film that is far more disapproving than glamorizing of the go-go-go Los Angeles lifestyle -- but fascinating nonetheless.
    • 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.

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