For 701 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 2.2 points higher 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 Emperor
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 701
701 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    I've got a fourth verb to add to the comma-challenged title of Julia Roberts' how-to-be-happy travelogue, Eat Pray Love. How about "edit"?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    It boasts strong acting and a nice dose of suspense.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Getting two biographies on the same person in such a short window is unusual. What's even more unusual is that both suffer from the same flaw.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    What Kwapis does do, however, is nicely handle the film's whale of an emotional payoff.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    It's easy to be interested in the characters' lives -- as tragic as they are -- but it's not nearly as easy to become emotionally invested in them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Don't expect there to be a run on Secret of Kells action figures any time soon.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    One major reason it succeeds is because of 11-year-old actress Bailee Madison, who brings a wonderful believability to her role as the girl at the center of the film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    All along, though, I was struck by an even stronger feeling, that I was sitting in on somebody else's therapy session. That's not a comfortable feeling -- and that makes Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close considerably less rewarding than it should be.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    How do you know when a romantic comedy just isn't working? Key indicators are that your audience doesn't get goose bumps in the inevitable third-act reunion. They don't get misty-eyed. In short, they don't really care.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    What we're left with is a movie that is about as nourishing as the Junior Mints and nachos available at the theater snack bar. But, then, many a Friday night dinner has been made of far less.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    These women deserve to have their voices heard, and this film finally lets them have their say.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Leisurely paced and plot-challenged, it's too unique and kindhearted to be outright disliked, but it's not the kind of film you can get too close to, either.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Once the real story hits its stride, it's easy to get lost in Sanctum.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Best of all, here there be fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    It's a fun one to talk about -- if only for the opportunity to shake your head in amused disbelief at what you just saw.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    A film that is neither great nor horrible. Favreau does enough things right in Cowboys & Aliens to churn out a mostly enjoyable bit of mindless summertime action, just not enough to come close to rivaling his 2008 crowd-pleaser "Iron Man."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    It's probably best not to think very hard about any of it -- just dummy up and laugh along.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    As fun as it is at times -- particularly early on -- the longer The Sorcerer's Apprentice goes on, the more the magic wears off.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    Potiche never becomes funny enough or interesting enough.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    The result is a film that is equal parts fluff and tough.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    What it does have going for it are its lead actors -- Brand and Hill both know exactly how to deliver a punch line -- and a lead character who represents one of the best bits of rock 'n' roll satire since "This Is Spinal Tap."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Mike Scott
    A surprisingly entertaining movie on its own, a strap-yourself-in, suspend-your-disbelief summer popcorn adventure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Director David Bowers' story is straightforwardly -- almost unimaginatively -- approached. But, armed with a talented cast and Kinney's chuckle-generating source material, it functions nicely as a sort of big-screen "Wonder Years" for Millennials.

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