For 692 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Wild
Lowest review score: 20 That's My Boy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 692
692 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    If nothing else, this is a cinematic high-wire act.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    A captivating portrait of the frailty and the failures of humanity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    That's the kind of movie this is, the kind that sticks with you, that prods you to examine things. In the process, it reveals itself to be something of an emotional roller coaster -- but one well worth riding.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    It's one of the most engaging foreign films to come along since 'Tell No One' in 2008.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    It's a tremendously moving drama, filled with heartbreak, humor and, more importantly, humanity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    What plays out is something like CSPAN 1865. That is, it's dense, talky stuff at times -- particularly at its start, as the film takes a good 15 minutes to gain traction -- but also highly rewarding and instructive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    The result is a human drama that quietly argues that the gift of life isn't one to be taken lightly.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Fruitvale Station is only the first in a string of civil-rights minded movies set to hit theaters this year -- contributing to what could be the most racially conscious award season in recent memory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Chaz Ebert says that Roger would have loved Life Itself. I'll take her word for it. She knew him far better than I did. Clearly. But I'll add this: I love it, 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Not only is it a searing on-the-ground, in-the-fray portrait of the heart of Egypt's ongoing revolution, but it is also a stirring tribute to the indomitable spirit of those who are risking, and in many cases giving, their lives to keep it alive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    All music docs are not created equal. Yes, some are formulaic. But some are beautiful, some are singular, some are marvels of storytelling. And some, like Searching for Sugar Man, are all three.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Mud
    Watching Mud unfold, one suspects that the Arkansas-reared Nichols remembers exactly what it was like to be a boy of the Southern wilds.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    It is edifying, it is emotionally engaging, it is embraceable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    As a result, Hereafter isn't so deep that it will change the way many people think about the afterlife. But it is heartfelt and thoughtful and, in a way, comforting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    A story of hope amid the ruins -- one that everybody can appreciate, no matter their politics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    With Knuckle, Palmer offers a thorough -- and extraordinarily compelling -- portrait of the Travellers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    The result isn't just the best new romantic comedy released so far this year, but one of the best comedies, period.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    Boasting a rich look and an engrossing storyline, it's the rare "to-be-continued" film that doesn't leave its audience feeling cheated.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    Without subtitles this time, it also stands a very real chance of migrating out of America's art houses and into its multiplexes, where it can sink its teeth into a whole new audience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    The only waste would be if people didn't go see it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    This is a self-contained story that stands nicely on its own. How novel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    Bong's film starts out as a comedy, transforms into a quirky Agatha Christie whodunnit and finishes with an unpredictable Hitchcockian flourish.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    The film -- lame of title but big on fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    A movie with a message, but the subtle kind; it's whispered wisdom, wrapped up in a story of mystery, of love, of regret, of repentance and redemption.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Mike Scott
    As beautiful as the animation is, Zemeckis' real masterstroke is combining it with a loyalty to Dickens' story.

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