For 619 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Square
Lowest review score: 20 Peeples
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 619
619 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    A singularly enjoyable and moving film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    To his credit, however, the often-playful Blomkamp never bludgeons his audience with any specific message. He's too busy letting 'er rip with his edge-of-your-seat, and unapologetically violent, sci-fi adventure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    His (Jonze) obvious affection for, and veneration of, Maurice Sendak's 1963 Caldecott Medal-winning children's book is palpable in his near-perfect live-action adaptation, a dreamy -- and, like Sendak's book, faintly nightmarish -- exploration of one child's tantrum-y side.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    It's a tremendously moving drama, filled with heartbreak, humor and, more importantly, humanity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    More than anything this is an intelligent film, a satisfying bit of old-school sci-fi suspense.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Up
    A thoroughly uplifting bit of cinema.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Not only does it deliver a powerful message, but it is wrapped in an immensely entertaining package.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    After watching the bailouts, the bank foreclosures and the Bernie Madoffs of the world dominate headlines, Michael Moore is mad as hell, and he's going to try to make you mad as hell, too.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    More than anything else, however, director Jacques Audiard's gritty, grab-you-by-the-shirtfront film is a mob movie -- a really, really good mob movie. Think "GoodFellas," but with Gauloises and accent aigu instead of plates of spaghetti and accent Pesci.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    It's one of the most engaging foreign films to come along since 'Tell No One' in 2008.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Like "The Hurt Locker," Winter's Bone is a spare but riveting drama with a female director. It is built around a raw, revelatory performance by a young, little-known lead actor.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Positively soars.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    A film that is beautiful, harrowing, heartbreaking -- and necessary.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    The result is a ripped-from-the-Zeitgeist film that is razor-sharp, an astute and funny portrait of the early 2000s, with all its LOL's, its IMO's and its WTF's. Mostly its WTF's.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    It is beautiful, and it is difficult to watch. It is heartwarming, and it is heart-wrenching. It is absorbing, and it's unsettling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    127 Hours -- just like "Slumdog Millionaire" -- is a masterful slice of four-star cinema, featuring an irresistible performance by James Franco, breathtaking cinematography, and the kind of deep, searching soul that is absent from so much of what comes out of Hollywood.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    This film is undoubtedly a piece of art, as much so as a Picasso painting, one that invites viewers to immerse themselves, scratch their heads and consider it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    A dazzling, stirring capper to a once-in-a-generation movie franchise.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    The Help isn't intended to be so much a movie about the ugliness of the era than an optimistic tale of what can spring from that kind of ugliness, about the ability of people to love one another even when they're surrounded by hatred. And on that level, The Help succeeds wonderfully, a warm and sweet song of hope.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    If there's a complaint, it's that it flirts with rambling once the main case is solved -- nearly 20 minutes before the movie ends. But Fincher uses that remaining time to expand on Lisbeth's character, which is hard to hold against him.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    This kind of cinematic delight is a rarity, a warm and masterfully crafted reminder of why we love to go to the movies in the first place.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    An entirely fitting Christmas Day release -- filled as it is with magic and talk of miracles -- and easily one of the best films of 2011.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    A thoroughly endearing journey, and one of the most enjoyable and touching movies to land in theaters so far this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Extraordinarily engaging but surprisingly sobering.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    If nothing else, this is a cinematic high-wire act.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Gravity, it turns out, is a great film, a technical and storytelling masterpiece that is buoyed by stunning visuals and which functions both as a ripping, tension-filled yarn and as a profound and life-affirming work of art.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    His a wonderful, touching story, one that made me want to scoop up every kid I know who has a scrap of creative talent, and have them watch the film. Because Elmo's story is sweet -- but Clash's is nothing short of inspiring.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    There's something Shakespearean about it. From the case of mistaken identity (though willfully mistaken) to the formal, old-fashioned language to the tragic tone in which it is all swaddled, this is Shakespeare by way of the Deep South.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    The U.S. government did torture prisoners of war in the name of its so-called war on terror and, by extension, in the name of all Americans. What Bigelow and Boal seem to be arguing is that such actions take a deep cosmic toll on the people responsible -- whether directly, in the case of Chastain's character, or indirectly, in the case of you and me.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Beasts of the Southern Wild is not only a wonderful story -- a portrait of intestinal fortitude in the face of enormous change -- but it's our story, forged in our own shared recent history and dripping with flood, sweat and tears.