For 881 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 War Witch
Lowest review score: 20 The Identical
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 881
881 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Even if it doesn't provide all the answers, "The East" asks some pretty darn good questions.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    So we get no zippy, Tony Stark-flavored one-liners. No comic-relief characters. No nonsense. But that means we also get no up, up and away, either.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    This is a movie purely for grown-ups, with its enjoyment coming not from its explosions or attacking aliens but from spending time with these characters and savoring its optimistic, "never too late for happiness" message.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    A sleight-of-hand heist film that feels like a cross between David Blaine and "Ocean's Eleven," with a little Robin Hood thrown in, it's a ripping bit of fun. If, that is, you let it be.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    And therein lies one of the film's most glaring problems. Perhaps that vilification of Big Agro will resonate with farm folk, but it's not the sort of thing that will have many city slickers -- even those who sympathize with the little guys on this issue -- exactly sitting on the edge of their theater seat.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    This would be a difficult film even for the charismatic Papa Smith to carry. That he spends nearly the entire movie in a chair doesn't help matters.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Although Epic isn't quite an animated masterpiece -- or as enchanting as the vastly underrated "Guardians" -- it's still a fun, sweet-hearted kid-pleaser that boasts some downright lovely animation.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Just don't think too hard -- or at all, really -- or else you run the risk of realizing that Fast & Furious 6 is running on little more than fumes, with just a shot or two of nitrous.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    And so the real question isn't whether director Todd Phillips' third -- and, he insists, the final -- installment in the unabashedly crude, very R-rated comedy trilogy is funny. Of course, it is.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    World War II dramas might be common enough, but, amid them all, Lore stands as an uncommon entry in the genre.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Lacks any real sense of vitality. And no matter how worthwhile a film's message is, it's difficult for audiences to care if the path to the payoff so often feels like a slog.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    What's more -- and here's where Abrams' brilliance is on full display -- you don't need to know a Class M planet from a hole in the ground to enjoy it all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    The film's message -- about how the Internet is sabotaging our real-life relationships -- doesn't resonate with absolute clarity, but Disconnect does a much more effective job than anyone could hope to do in 140 characters or less.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Mike Scott
    Unimaginative and painfully generic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Berger's film is still far more magical than it is macabre. And so although a black-and-white, foreign-film adaptation of a very familiar tale might, indeed, be a hard sell, audiences who buy into it are in for an undeniably rewarding movie-going experience. In a word: ¬°Ole!
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    In other words, Iron Man 3 -- once more delivering a satisfying combination of humor, action and dazzling set pieces -- provides everything fans of the franchise expect.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Ends up being an enjoyable, if only marginally memorable, ride.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    This is a tragedy, not a comedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    There's not much meat to the story. So while the picture on the menu suggests filet mignon, we really get mostly fish-and-chips stuff.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    What Leonie is missing, however -- in its script, in its performances, really in everything about it -- is any hint of sparkle, any sort of compelling hook on which to hang its hat.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Granted, "intelligent" might be too generous a word to describe Oblivion, which flirts with big questions, but never answers them. What's left is a story that doesn't quite go where no man has gone before.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    Dawson, who to this point has largely built her career playing supporting characters, seizes the opportunity to stand center-stage, all but taking over the film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    It's not a perfect film. There's still room for Cianfrance to grow as a storyteller. But it is entirely rewarding -- and I, for one, can't wait to see where he takes us next.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike Scott
    42
    Aesthetically, Helgeland's film -- while highly polished -- is straight-forward stuff, hewing so closely to the prescribed genre conventions as to border on unimaginative.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    No
    You'd think that a movie about such a dynamic moment and such a vibrant ad campaign would be more dynamic and vibrant.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    Because while it can boast of some truly extraordinary special effects -- stomach-churning, face-hacking, arm-slicing visual effects, the kind that are sure to titillate the gleefully twisted -- this Evil Dead is far more gruesome than awesome.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Mike Scott
    Feels startlingly real and inherently relevant, a shining, sterling example of cinema at its most powerful and urgent.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Mike Scott
    If you currently own a G.I. Joe toy or if you've dressed like a ninja at least twice since Halloween, you're going to find a lot to "hooah" about in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."

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